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Rotary Holds Club Assembly To Focus On Membership

April 17, 2018       Leave a Comment
By: Stephen Kent

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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.
Rotary Induction Rite
Rotary International is the oldest, and one of the largest service clubs in the world. Rotary Club members are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address various community and international service needs. Through community service and other means, Rotary Club members help promote peace and understanding throughout the world.

Members are a club's most important asset. They are the force that allows Rotary to carry out its many humanitarian efforts and achieve its mission.

Rotary membership is by invitation of local clubs. At last week's meeting, the Bay City Noon Rotary membership gathered around tables for a brainstorming session to discuss potential new members.

Membership Chairman Pete Shannon reported that his committee has reviewed the names. After removing duplicates, a consolidated list was developed. At the next meeting members will be asked to review the list and identify prospects that they will invite to a meeting during May, the club's membership month.

Anyone living or working in the Bay City area who would like to be considered for membership in the Bay City club is invited to contact any club member for more information.

For information on membership in any Rotary club, visit and complete a Prospective Member Contact form on the "About Us" page. Rotary International (RI) will forward your information to clubs in your area.

For full membership information visit


Ed Keating receives PH+2
Congratulations to Ed Keating who received recognition as a "Paul Harris Fellow PLUS 2" for his continued support of the Rotary Foundation.

Brenda Scramlin, along with Rob Clark and Bob Chadwick, continue to accept nominations for the annual Rotary Outstanding Service and Excellence (ROSE) award. If you wish to nominate someone, please let Brenda know by May 1. The award will be presented at a special meeting on May 29. That meeting will also celebrate 30 years of Women in Rotary. Rob will tell the story of how Women came to be members and what that has meant to the organization.

The RI President charged clubs to plant trees this year. President-Elect Harvey Schneider, who chairs this effort for the club, and the club board have decided that we will fund the professional planting of two saplings. One will be in the Arboretum and the other in Rotary Park.

Jeff Yantz talked about plans for the Mitten State Music Revival on May 5 at the Historic Masonic Temple downtown. Advance tickets are $10 and may be purchased now. The event was the topic of a Delta Public Radio program last week and has been mentioned many more times during the current public radio fundraising campaign.

The Doubletree has made a decision that for people not eating lunch there will be a $4 charge for soft drinks. This can be paid at the front table on entry. Water will continue to be free.

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. The fee for that event will go up by $80 on the first of April. If you plan to go the time to make your reservation is now.


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!



March 22 to May 5, 2018 - Pinconning Nature Festival . With over 20 planned activities, there's something for everybody. The two weeks wrap up with the May 5 Nature Festival Banquet
    Sponsored by Northern Bay and Arenac Rotary Club.

May 5, 2018 - Mitten State Music Revival
    Sponsored by Bay City Rotary Club.

May 4-5, 2018 - District Conference Frankenmuth
    New format and breakout sessions.
    1 and a half days rather than two full days.
    Watch the District Web Site for information.

June 25, 2018 - Club Golf Outing Maple Leaf Golf Course

June 23-27, 2018 Rotary International Convention Toronto

Upcoming Programs

(See the official schedule at )

May 1, 2018: Bay County 911 Chris Izworski will tell Rotary how it works when you should call, and what to expect.

May 8, 2018: SVSU College of Business and Management presented by Anthony Bowrin, Dean of the college.

May 15, 2018: Harless and Hugh and The Public House Lyndsay Edmonds will be speaking about her two unique businesses in Bay City.

May 22, 2018: The Purple Gang / Organized Crime in a Small Town Benjamin Tigner M.S. Adjunct Professor at Alma College, will talk about the history and impact of the Purple Gang and about the documentary film that he produced. for more information visit

May 29, 2018: Rotary ROSE Award.

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.

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Rotary International Make-up On-Line at
The Rotary Global History Fellowship
Rotary Global History.

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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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