The Rotary Club of Elk Rapids
Next Meeting
November 28, at 7 am
First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids
Our Tuesday morning meeting will feature our own Terry Miller to speak about Rotary's Public Image.  Hopefully, Terry will also give us a briefing on his background.  I'm not sure where his degree in "HUMOR" comes from, but it is much appreciated.  
Rotary is gearing up for a delightful December complete with 3 gatherings, two of which are zoomable, thanks to Jim Nothoff.  
Carol Hockin reports that many Rotarians came forward on November 20 to assist in putting together 98 Thanksgiving Meals for those less fortunate.  This was a wonderful community service event that Rotarians should feel good about.

  Upcoming Meetings and Speakers
  • November 28 - Terry Miller, Public Image
  • December 5- Christmas Auction at HERTH
  • December 12- Yoga Demo with Jan Boettcher 
  • December 19- Brian McKenna - update on ER Schools
  • December No Meeting
Matching Grant Opportunity
There are just a few more days to get that paperwork in to Julia.  Make your money work for the community!
The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation will do matching grants in our five county area.  The organization needs to be a 501c3 to qualify.
Submit to Julia Pollister-Amos by December 1  or you can mail the application  to P.O. Box 814,  Elk Rapids, MI 49629. We highly recommend you take advantage of this opportunity.  
Looking for Snow Birds!
Where have you gone?
Join us on Tuesday mornings for the 7:00 a.m. meeting by zoom or at least inform us of your whereabouts.  Please send photos, information and anything that is (of course) printable.  We want to stay in touch with our  Rotarians during the winter months.

Meeting Responsibilities for November 28, 2023

Morning Meeting Chair
Blaine Campbell
Greeter Gary Chenoweth/Phil Gilbert
Julia Pollister-Amos
Sergeant At Arms
Ed Boettcher
Reflection Quotes 
Julia Pollister-Amos 
Happy Dollars 
Blaine Campbell
Christmas Auction at HERTH
It is official!  Santa and the Mrs. are prepping the sleigh and looking at our list of Rotarians who have been really, really good as well as those on the naughty list.  
The invitation to dinner  was in your email, and there is still time to sign up. Be sure to send in your RSVP.  It will be a fun and festive evening with Rotarians, friends of Rotary and any guests you wish to bring.  This is a charity auction that will provide funding for several of our local organizations.  
Volunteer Bell Ringers Needed!
A big thank you to Larry Kraus for organizing the Salvation Army Bell Ringers for November.  The first week of December is also covered; however a coordinator for the balance of December is needed.  Please let us know if you are willing to assume this task.
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