The Rotary Club of Elk Rapids
Next Meeting
January 23 at 7 am
Happy Camper Coffee Co.

Please join us on Tuesday, January 23 for our first club business meeting of the year 2024.  In my absence, Gary Chenoweth has agreed to facilitate the meeting and Doug VanCura has rolled out of retirement as Morning Meeting Chair while Blaine is away on vacation.  The agenda for club business is as follows:
  • Financial Update-Laura Savoie
  • Munson Community Foundation Birthing Center Update-Jim Nothoff
  • Community Service Update and Dialogue about community involvement of our members beyond Rotary- Tom Vranich
  • Introduction of results of first  Fundraising Team Meeting within the club- Ed Boettcher
Please be mindful of your questions and our timelines so we are able to provide ample time for the agenda!
Rotary Social
Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
Tuesday, January 30
5:00 pm - Cash Bar begins
Social mingling and seating – lower level.
5:30 pm - Buffet begins.
Meeting Responsibilities for
January 23, 2024
Morning Meeting Chair-Doug VanCura
Club Meeting Facilitator - Gary Chenoweth
Greeter - TBD
Attendance - Julia Pollister-Amos
Sergeant At Arms - Ed Boettcher
Reflection Quote - Julia Pollister-Amos
Happy Dollars - Doug VanCura 
What is your community involvement in Elk Rapids and other places of residence during the year?
Several months ago, Tom Vranich asked each of us to share where we volunteer, other than our Rotary participation.  In an effort to become more acquainted with our fellow members, we'd like to share the results of his inquiry.  Whether you are knee deep in soil in one of the ten Village Gardens or are assisting in Habitat in another county, let Tom and me know before next Tuesday's meeting.  Sometimes, we share all things Rotary, over breakfast or a fundraiser, yet we do not know about our compadres and their other services.  Tom stated recently that he has a few heavy hitters he would like to hear from.  
The Washington Post) Analysis/ How many books did you read in 2023?  Are you in the top 1 percent?  LINK
If you read one book, you are in the 46th percentile.  If you read more than 50 books, you are in the 99th percentile.  
Beginning next week, we will have book talks from our Rotary Members.  Share three sentences about your current reads that other members might find interesting.  I suspect we are a club of readers.   After all, what is more inviting on a cold, blustery day than a pot of soup, crusty bread, a good book and of course a cat!
Upcoming Meetings
  • January 23 Club Business
  • January 30 Food Coalition, Food Rescue and Food Insecurity
  • January 30 Club Social at Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
  • February 6 Member Forum-Dale Gehman
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