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Great Lakes Bay Health Centers Speaks to Rotary

February 20, 2018       Leave a Comment
By: Stephen Kent

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Jill Armentrout
Jill Armentrout, development director for Great Lakes Bay Health Centers spoke to Rotary last Tuesday about the mission and impact of her organization.

Great Lakes Bay Health Centers (formerly Health Delivery, Inc.) was founded in 1969. The mission at the time was based on a grant to the Saginaw County Health Department to provide health care to farmworkers. Over the years, the center has grown from primarily assisting migrant workers to an organization that has over 440 employees and serves 50,000 patients. They are now one of the largest federally qualified community health centers in the state.

The center provides excellent health care to individuals and communities, especially those who are underserved, uninsured or underinsured. The modern, fully equipped and staffed centers are found inside a number of hospitals and healthcare centers. They also operate from their own buildings.

Because transportation is a major problem for many who need their services, the center has their own transportation service for patients. They also operate a large, walk-in Mobile Medical unit and three similar Mobile Dental units. School-based health centers are located in Arthur Hill and Saginaw High schools.

Staff Doctors ensure the highest quality of service. The center says that they deliver 60% of all babies delivered in the state. A new service addresses behavioral health issues.

The center holds tours and learning events open to the public. The next event will be March 14 from 5:30 to 6:30. For more information contact Jill Armentrout at (989) 751-8866 or send e-mail to .

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NO REGULAR MEETING - February 27th, 2018

The Regular meeting will not be held.
The Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual State of the Community luncheon at the Doubletree. Any Rotarians attending that event will earn a makeup.

Rotary WILL hold a "pay as you go" social meeting at Tri-City Brewery from 6:30pm until....
4170 Shrestha Drive, Bay City - (989) 686-1240

Andrea Hales introduced a new RED BADGE program for the club. New members are currently identified by a red "new member" sticker. Under the new program, new members will be asked to complete five tasks in their first year. When those have been done, the club will formally remove the red sticker at a Rotary meeting.
Download the checklist PDF from

The Spring Community Grant Cycle is now open. Please pass the word to your friends and associates that might benefit from this program. Full details and applications are available on the club website.

Next summer's International Convention will be in Toronto, an easy trip for many of us. Be sure you sign up with her to attend this life-changing Rotary experience.


Dig out your favorite Rotary memory photos and
let Brenda Scramlin use them for the weekly
Club slide show. It'll be fun for everyone!


Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.
Get connected with ROTARY on Facebook.
Over 450 people like us so far. Let's go for 500 people liking our page!


May 4-5, 2018 - District Conference Frankenmuth
    New format and breakout sessions.
    1 and a half days rather than two full days.

Upcoming Programs

(See the official schedule at )

February 27, 2018: NO MEETING - SOCIAL after hours
Members are encouraged to attend the Chamber of Commerce's State of the Community Luncheon at the Doubletree from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm. Members will receive a makeup for attending.
The club will hold a social meeting at Tri-City Brewery that evening from 6:30 until... (pay as you go)

March 6, 2018: Become a Paul Harris Fellow. Andreas Teich will talk about how to be sponsored and become a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.

March 20, 2018: Michigan Sugar and GMOs . member Rob Clark, along with Rita Herford, will tell you "everything you should know" about Michigan Sugar Company and GMO's.

March 27, 2018: All Music is Power Donny Brown from the Verve Pipe will be talking about their non-profit "Music is Power", accompanied with a little music as well.

Rotary is an intimate affiliation of carefully selected business and professional people,
having as its objective the promotion of high ethical standards in private, commercial
and civic life, and dedicated to the ideal that the basis of all worthy endeavor is unselfish service.

Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.

Get connected with ROTARY on Facebook.
Over 450 people like us. Let's go for 500 people liking our page!

Rotary Bay City on Facebook
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Click on the Blue Facebook to visit us there.

Remember! Check attendance sheets at the front desk.

District 6310 Web Site District Dispatch Archive
Rotary International Make-up On-Line at
The Rotary Global History Fellowship
Rotary Global History.

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Stephen Kent

Steve Kent and his family have lived in Bay City for 40 years. He is VP of Technical Services at MMCC which produces MyBayCity.Com. Kent is active in many Bay City civic organizations.

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