Youth Programs
Weekly Program Speakers
December 7 meeting - at the Delta
Trinity Health Heart Center 
Trinity Health Muskegon’s cardiovascular care, The Heart Center and Cardiac Rehab.
Oakridge High School Interact club is back on the map!   This brings to six the number of Interact Clubs sponsored by the Muskegon Rotary Club!
  • First, we welcome Physics teacher Michele Weavers as a Co-Advisor to work together with our veteran club Advisor, Becky Mathis, to build a stronger club 
  • Interim Co-Presidents Jazmine Nguyen and Maddie Bowen are presiding and planning formal elections and Rotary certification for the club in coming weeks
  • Meetings take place both before school and during the school day and help more students stay in touch
  • Over 55 students attended the recent organizational meetings with lots of freshmen and sophomores
  • Currently working on adoption of Interact constitution and bylaws, nominations process for upcoming election, plus brainstorming projects
  • recently cashed in $425 of Rotary and friends pop cans to get their treasury established with seven students arriving to help!
Marty Sytsema introduced our guests from the Careerline Tech Center, which serves all public, private and home-schooled students in the county. From left are students Chloe Welch, a senior from Whitehall High School, Stephon Oakes, a senior at Orchard View High School and their CTC counselor Laura Wiles.
Kendrah Robinson interviews Fred Johnson, Director of the Muskegon County Public Defenders.
Our club is sponsoring a new podcast for 2024. Muskegon Rising is a weekly series of interviews highlighting people who are bringing positive, lasting change to the greater Muskegon area. Offered as a public service to our community, podcast hosts include DJ Hilson, Ammy Seymour, Kendrah Robinson, Nick Green, Aaron Maike, and Emily Morgenstern. Jason Piasecki serves as social media director and Mike Vogas is the producer. The first podcast/video will be released during the first week of the new year. Details will be shared as they become available.

Mark Eisenbarth formally introduces to the Club and helps induct his colleague and newest Rotarian in the world Richard Francisco, executive director of Health West.

Meredith Smillie introduces her guest and co-worker Tim Nolan.
Kirk Hallman introduces his guest and co-worker Ruby Charse.
Meredith Smillie had bad news for clearly concerned President Ginny…she was one of two Rotarians eliminated this week from our Brave Rotarians contest. The other unlucky member was Jules Terry. In the good news department, Ginny won $10 in the weekly raffle, leaving her to remark, “you win some, you lose some. Ninety more bucks and I’m even!”
One of our presenters from Muskegon County DHHS, Brian Charron, program manager of Child Protective Services. 
Jill Bonthuis provided our Reflection.
John Rupert introduces his guest, co-worker and prospective member Nick Green.
Rachel Gorman shares a laugh, saying they’re both from the Green Table, and introduces her guest Amy James.
RIM co-editor Susan Besterman steps out from her admittedly “behind the scenes” role to both ham it up for RIM’s photographer and to share with the Club that the weekly newsletter is getting a fresh look and other improvements. Let Susan, fellow editor Lori Weiler or other intrepid RIM staffers what you think of the changes!