Secure Solutions Presented to Rotary
April 2, 2019
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By: Stephen Kent
Henry Reyna of Secure Solution LLC, is a law enforcement veteran, teacher, and trainer. As a specialist in training, he returned to Rotary to talk about potential threats we all must accept in today's world. He gave examples, showed video clips from news programs, and talked about what we need to be as safe as possible.
The first point made is that too much of what we hear, and how the public, and even professionals, are trained, is "mediocre". It's just good enough and that's not OK. Being retired, working for himself, Henry says "I can say anything I want to" and he believes in telling the unvarnished truth.
Citing various examples, the problem was described with two main points. First, today's youth is being taught an unacceptable behavior through the media, entertainment, and electronic gadgets. Violence is presented in all of these. Secondly, there are religious fanatics who believe that violent behavior is not only acceptable, but it's a duty.
Citing examples, and a video of a shooting in a public meeting, Henry said that "the power of movement" can be a key to survival. In the shooting, the men being confronted at the meeting just sat and listened to the gunman's rant. A woman approached from a door behind the man and tried to hit him with her purse. That didn't work, but just sitting was not an answer either.
The main take away was that when in a public place, we should all be aware. Know the exits, position yourself on the perimeter of a group, not in the middle, look for potential weapons you can use, and keep your eyes open.
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CLUB NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
OFF SITE MEETING - April 9, 2019
Meet at the Marriott
Board meets at 11:00. Everyone welcome.
A note to all members. Past Due Dues invoices
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In the day's "Rotary Foundation Minute
" Paul Wiese
talked about a recent visit to Washington DC with his son. In one of the museums, he says a display of a Rotary Polio baseball cap which included the history of Rotary's efforts to end Polio worldwide. Paul is too young to have experienced the end of Polio in the 1950s. Today he knows about it through Rotary and he talked about the significance of supporting the Rotary Foundation as a way to fight this and so many other problems worldwide.
The club will meet off-site on these dates:
At the board's direction, these Breezes,
the club web site,
and the member database
will be dropped as of July 1, 2019.
Replacing these systems,
used for the last fifteen years,
will be the Club Runner program.
If there are features of the current system that you like or rely on,
be sure to ask board members or incoming administration if there will be
a replacement for that feature.
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June 24, 2019: Golf Outing
Mitten State Music Revival
One Night May 11, 2019
- 9:00 am Maple Leaf Golf Course
2018 Off site Meeting April 9
Marriott, Uptown Bay City
Board meets at 11:00, prior to regular meeting.
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April 9, 2019: National Public Health Week
Joel Strasz, Public Health Director, will tell us all about National Public Health Week and update us on what is going on in Bay County health wise.
OFF SITE MEETING - Marriott Up Town
April 16, 2019: Optimist Youth Awards
The club will join the Optimists at the Doubletree for this awards program.
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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.
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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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