Recognizing, Reflecting and Remembering – Muskegon Rotary Club 2018 Service Awards
Last week’s program was organized by The Retention & Engagement Committee:
Co-Chairs Brianna Scott and Kevin Ricco; and members Kathy Moore, Dave Manley, Doug Wood, Erin Kuhn, Gary Nelund, and Josh Wallace.
Muskegon Rotary follows The Four Way Test and the values of this creed are exemplified thru its members… We honor those Rotarians who have committed decades of Service Above Self by recognizing them in the following categories (see previous page):
10 – 19 Years
20 – 29 Years (Certificates)
30 – 39 Years (Pins)
40 – 49 Years (Plaques)
50 or more Years (Trophies)
- The Muskegon Rotary has had 103 Presidents since 1916, eight of whom have been women
- The late Pat Johnson was the first woman Rotarian to join in January 1988, followed by Sue
- Original Service Project – Camp Emery, was a camp accessible to all children with disabilities
- Nancy McCarthy, second Rotary woman president, recalled breaking thru the gender gap
- Tim Lipan reflected on the ‘great’ generation of Rotarians that encouraged service
- Bill Marietti was the youngest Rotarian (29 years old) at the time of his induction
- Jack Briggs covered “The Club or The Forum”
- Bob Landman remembers Al Rockwood who insisted on offering desserts at each meeting… thank you Al!
- Roger Andersen reminisced:
- Attendance was required, passing out cigars to all members after his second child was born, and everyone smoked them at the meeting! The best asset of Rotary is the people.
We salute all our Rotarians past, present and future as we continue to define what ROTARY means by the results we achieve across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.