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Annual Passing of the Gavel

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By: Stephen Kent

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Bob Chadwick
The Rotary Club of Bay City joined on July 3 to celebrate the passing of the gavel from President Bob Chadwick to incoming President Harvey Schneider

Bob used his final meeting to recap many of the high points and achievements of the past year. He thanked many members, committee chairs, and the club in general for a successful year. Those points are outlined below.

As his final official act, President Bob passed the gavel to Harvey and then pinned the official President's Lapel Pin onto Harvey's collar.

This particular pin has been in the club for many years and has been passed from President to President down the years. One of the most important pieces of advice a former President can give to his successor, after passing that pin is "DON'T LOSE IT!"

Harvey Schneider
After being inducted, Harvey thanked Bob and gave him a gift from the club. He also said that while at the Rotary International Convention last week, he had looked high and low for some memento that "spoke to him" and he could get for Bob. As the perfect gift, Harvey presented a rock with Bob printed on the side.

As his first official act, President Harvey inducted Tara Welch as the incoming President Elect. Tara will be followed by Carrie Strohkirch in two years.

Just as Bob had admonished him, Harvey fastened the pin to Tara's collar then said "DON'T LOSE IT!"

A most important part of any Rotary Club is recruiting new members. Over the past year, the club brought in seven new members. Following the induction of officers, the new President Harvey asked Andreas Teich to induce two new members and one returning member.

Highlights of 2017-18

With the help of Pete Shannon's efforts the club added 7 new members. Three more were inducted today.

Our club's Rotary Hero Andrea Hales was recognized at the District Conference.

The Club presented the annual Rotary Outstanding Service and Excellence (ROSE) Award to Tim Holsworth.

Thanks to Frank Janca and his team for the great Club Socials.

Thanks to Paul Weise and team for facilitating the weekly programs.

A group of members got together to plant "Harvey's tree" in the Kantzler Arboretum. Afterward, they gathered at the Trombley House for snacks and beer!

The club was recognized for donating $17,284 to The Rotary Foundation.

The club was the district leader in donations to the Rotary International Polio Plus campaign by giving $7,674.

A number of members attended the recent District Conference in Frankenmuth. Thanks to Andrea, Harvey, Tara, Carrie, Sita, Chuck, and Andreas for representing the club.

The club's inbound exchange student from South Korea and our local student out-bound to Brazil also attended the District Conference.

Harvey, Andreas, Dee Dee, and Chuck all attended the Rotary International Convention in Toronto.

The club donated funds to a number of international projects including:
    Chiwala Technical school $500
    Dominican Republic Handwashing project $1,781
    Guatemala Adopt-A-Village $4,000
    Guatemala Water filters and handwashing projects $1,000

The Club's Community Grants distributed over $10,000 to local organizations.

The annual Zombie Run raised $4,000 for club projects.

The annual Rotary Rocks spearheaded by Lee Newton and his team raised $3,000.

The first annual Mitten State Music Revival organized by Jeff Yantz, Mike Bacigalupo (Morning Rotary) and the Friends of the Historic Masonic Temple raised $1,000.

Under the leadership of Tim Holsworth and his team the 17th annual Golf Outing raised a (preliminary) $9,930!

By special request of Outgoing President Bob,
Rob Clark led the club in that old favorite The Damper Song!
Bob passes the Presidential Lapel Pin to Harvey. DON'T LOSE IT!
President Harvey passes the President-Elect Lapel Pin to Tara.

Returning member Jennifer Carroll and sponsor Harvey Schneider
Sponsor Brenda Scramlin and new member CJ Miller
Sponsor Paul Wiese and new member Noah Trombley
President Nominee Carrie Strohkirch
President-Elect Tara Welch
President Harvey Schneider
Past-President Bob Chadwick


The board meets this week
July 10 at 11:00 before the regular meeting.
Everyone is welcomed.
Agenda, minutes, treasurers reports and other information
is in the member's area of the club web site.
or will be passed out at the meeting.
The July to December, 2018 dues cycle is under way.

Dues notices were delivered by E-MAIL on June 6.

If you have not received your invoice please inform the Secretary!

You may mail your dues as usual, or deliver them to the Secretary at a meeting.


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!



July 10, 2018 Board Meeting - 11:00, prior to the regular meeting. Everyone welcome.

Upcoming Programs

(See the official schedule at )

July 10, 2018: Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy Update presented by Zak Brannigan and Lisa Cleland.

July 17, 2018: International University of Shanghai presented by Dom Monastiere. 25 students from the International University in Shanghai will visit SVSU. They will tour the campus and have lunch with Rotary. The program will describe the partnership between the two universities.

July 24, 2018: Hidden Harvest Samantha McKenzie, President & CEO will update the club on the activities of Hidden Harvest, which was the winner of the $1,000 cash prize at the Golf Outing on June 25, 2018.

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

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