May 23, 2023 Meeting Report

Discover the latest from the Rotary Club meeting, featuring insights on the LB Clarke renovation, upcoming events, service opportunities, and a sneak peek into the next program.

The Rotary Club gathered on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at Cool City Brewing Company and via Zoom for an informative and engaging meeting. Let's delve into the highlights and discussions that unfolded during this session.

The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-Way Test, symbolizing the values that unite Rotary members. Warm welcomes were extended, followed by acknowledgments of birthdays and anniversaries.

Reece Timm and Shaidyn White represented the student contingent for the day, showcasing the Rotary Club's commitment to nurturing young leaders.

The program segment featured Tim Wester, who provided an update on the LB Clarke renovation and timeline. Through informative slides, Tim highlighted the various enhancements, including academic areas organized by content, collaborative workspaces, improved locker banks, teaching walls, and student desk designs reflecting the natural beauty of Two Rivers. The renovation plans aimed to create an environment conducive to learning and collaboration.

Club operations were discussed, encompassing upcoming programs, the need for committee chairs and members, and reports from board and foundation meetings. The search for a volunteer coordinator for Applefest was initiated, while the discussion on raising dues and changing locations was tabled for future consideration. The upcoming board meeting and the Foundation's planning meeting were also mentioned.

Exciting club events and service opportunities were shared, providing a glimpse into the immediate future. Volunteers were sought to coordinate the donation of two bicycles for the Optimist Club Giveaway in June. The coordination of Bands on the Beach events was entrusted to Michael pending board approval. The next Meals on Wheels program was scheduled for July. Essential dates to remember included Sundae Thursday on June 22, the Changing of Guard Picnic on June 27, and the Joint Rotary Picnic at Silvercreek Park on July 19, coordinated by Colleen.

Insights into district-level activities focused on the completion of the 2023/2024 grant project, STEM Youth Maker Space, for submission, with appreciation extended to Dennis, Deborah, and Betty for their contributions.

During the Happy Bucks session, attendees shared their reasons for celebration or support, embodying the Rotary spirit of generosity and camaraderie.

Looking ahead, the next program chair and greeter were announced, with Elizabeth Runge, the Community Development Director of the City of Two Rivers, scheduled as the speaker for June 6, 2023.

The Rotary Club meeting concluded with a sense of anticipation and dedication to furthering education, community engagement, and service. Stay tuned for more updates and enriching experiences as the Rotary Club continues its impactful journey.