Club News
 
    
 
  Volunteer Opportunities
 
              
 
Food Trucks
 
 
Arn Boezaart announced Food Truck dates for Muskegon County. Rotary will continue to support Food Trucks in Muskegon for 2021. Many families have been affected by hunger due to COVID 19.  Feeding America asked us to partner with Whitehall and Montague Rotary to ensure we have enough volunteers to spread the love to the northern areas of our community.  Please email Arn at boezaara@gvsu.edu to volunteer.
 
 
*May 26, 2021 (Wednesday) in Muskegon Heights at Temple Methodist Church, volunteers arrive by 4:00PM
 
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 Arbor Day Tree Planting
 Attention Rotarians and Interact members:  There will be an Arbor Day Tree Planting event on April 30th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This event will take   place on the Carpenter Property (located between the New Petsafe Dog Park and Washington Ave. (Mapquest 1301 Beidler Muskegon for parking).  
 
 
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 Embark Rides
 
 Embark Rides are occurring on Wednesday afternoons at two different elementary schools locally.  If you are interested in   chaperoning a ride along with the kids, please contact Rob Taylor @ taylorrj@ameritech.org or 810-355-8361.
 
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Love Lives Here Masks on sale
 
 
           
 These masks are 3-layer, machine washable, and come with the adjustable nose bridge.  
 
To order masks please click here and provide  the quantity of masks, complete shipping address and payment method.
The cost is $7.00 per mask. 
 
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Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
 
  Mark your calendars and join fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors to clean up our beaches.
 When:  Saturday, April 24th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Lunch to follow
 Where:  Muskegon County Pioneer Park
 Let's fill some dumpsters and make our beaches shine!  
 Special highlight:  We will be offering a tour of Pioneer Lodge, gorgeous and rare vertical log building,
 former mess hall from WPA Era. 
 To sign up or for more information contact John Noling @ 231-670-3740.
 
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Life Leadership Conference
 
       
 
       Founded in 1949 by our club and strongly supported to this day, we are recruiting students now to attend the first-ever Virtual LLC to be held May 20-22 with                 over 150 teens expected to participate from around the District.  If you know of a student leader we need to know about, please contact LLC Co-Chairs Brianna             Scott or John Noling as soon as possible. 

Pictured above is the Muskegon conferee delegation from the last in-person LLC in 2019 and some of the fun and networking that takes place at LLC.  Many of these students are leading the charge in their high schools right now.  LLC is a great example of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, (RYLA) and the youth service we take seriously in Rotary. 

Our mission drives us: “to educate and inspire youth, utilizing the Rotary motto of Service Above Self, to expand their leadership roles in service to their schools and communities, and to the world.”   

 

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Membership Council

The Membership Council is looking for more committee volunteers; recruitment, new member, retention and engagement.  If you are a new member looking for a place to serve in the club, please consider those Membership Council committees.  Contact Doug Wood at dwood1952@gmail.com.

 

Book Discussions on Racial Equality are Back!

The DEI Book Discussion Subcommittee invites members to be part of these discussions and has two [2] excellent book selections for you to choose from: 1. Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (a NYT bestseller) which is an eye-opening story of people and history and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of American life today. It combines history, research and story-telling , written in an easy to read, conversational style. 2. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a world made for whiteness by Austin Channing Brown (a Michigan author and NYT bestseller). Austin writes candidly about the existence of systemic racism that she has witnessed all her life. She will make you laugh and cry as she offers insightful commentary and helpful suggestions on changing the balance of power. Note: Both of these authors have multiple interviews on You Tube or you can Google their names and find reviews. Beginning Monday, 3/22, 10 copies of each book will be available to borrow at the Community Foundation Office. Please email me (mccarthynance@yahoo.com) your interest and which book you would like set aside for you. You will also need to call the Foundation to let them know when you will pick the book up, as the office is not yet fully open. We will hold discussions via Zoom beginning the 1st full week in April for 3 weeks in succession. Caste discussions will take place on Tuesdays at noon on April 6,13 and 20. I’m Still Here discussions will take place on Wednesdays at noon on April 7, 14, and 21. We look forward to some spirited conversation and discussion! Call or email Nancy McCarthy with questions. 231-740-4631 or mccarthynance@yahoo.co

 
 
 
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