The November 17 food truck at the Muskegon Heights Temple Methodist Church location will be the last truck that Rotary is sponsoring this year. Anyone who has thought about helping out ‘one of these days’…. this is your last opportunity. We will need a good turn-out of at least 15 volunteers, friends, family, significant others etc. Volunteers who plan to join us will need to arrive between 3:00 and 3:15 to assist with set up. The actual food distribution will begin at 4:00 p.m. Please note that the start time for this last truck will begin an hour earlier than before, because of the change-over from daylight savings time the beginning of November. Anyone interested in helping out on November 17: please send Arn Boezaart an e-mail or text message at 616-745-8465.



 Muskegon Rotary Grants Committee and Board Approve Grant’s to Enhance the Community
 The grants committee recently recommended and the board approved three grants to community organizations:
 1) $5,000 for Muskegon Public Art Initiative’s request for a 65’ x 12’ Hubert Massey mural, What Defines Muskegon, to be painted on Mercy Health Arena   2) $5,000 for the Beechwood Bluffton Neighborhood Assoc. request to create a fitness trail 
 3) $2,500 for the Lakeshore Art Festival to provide artist supplies and materials for family interactive activities.

Embark Rides

Embark Rides are occurring on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m - noon through July 21st.  Rides leave from Bunker Elementary.  Thee may also be a ride from Marquette Middle School form 8:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, July 15th (call below number if you are interested.
 If you are interested in   chaperoning a ride along with the kids, please contact Rob Taylor @ or 810-355-8361 ext help

The DEI book discussion subcommittee is back with some new opportunities.


We will once again be offering facilitated discussion on the Isabelle Wilkerson book, “CASTE” and adding economist, Heather McGhee’s book, “The Sum of Us”.  (Heather’s book will be of special interest to anyone interested in how to grow our economy. ) There are 10 copies of each book available for check out at the Community Foundation.


We are proposing something a bit different this time around.  In October , we will ask you to view an interview/ Ted Talk on your own and then come together for one session to talk about what you heard.  There will be 2 opportunities for each discussion.  Those who view the “Isabelle Wilkerson, Caste (with Bryan Stevenson” youtube presentation  can sign up to discuss it on Either Oct 6 or Oct. 13.  Those who view Heather McGee’s Ted Talk entitled “Racism has a cost for everyone” can sign up to discuss it on either Oct 20 or 27. 


Then, in November, those who chose to read one of the two books can sign up to discuss “Caste” on 2 consecutive Wednesdays, Nov 3 & 10.  Those who chose “ The Sum of Us” can sign up for 2 consecutive Tuesdays, Nov 2 & 9.


All sessions will be held via Zoom.


Sign up either on the clipboards at the meeting or email Nancy McCarthy.  This notice will also be in the RIM each week.  Looking forward to some great participation and conversation!