Welcome to our Club!

Welcome to our Club!

Grand Haven

Service Above Self

Mondays at noon and Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m.
Grand Haven Community Center (Mon) and 128 Columbus (Tue)
Columbus Ave
Grand Haven, MI  49417
United States of America
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Erick Johnson's birthday is February 24th.
Andy and Beth Ingall are celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary February 22nd.
Dave Young celebrates 32 years as a Rotarian today.
Bill Bassow celebrates 39 years as a Rotarian today.
 
Gernot Runschke thanked the following Rotarians for their help packaging computers for Honduras:
Bill Redeker
Mark Kleist
Reid Waeber
Kirsten Runschke
Meghan Heritage
Pat McGinnis
Gail Ringelberg
 
A special thanks to Tom Manderscheid who drove with Gernot all day Saturday to deliver the computers.  Honduras will have a celebration in March!
 
 
Tom Manderscheid urged members to purchase and sell raffle tickets. Our goal is to sell 90 tickets. They are $20 each or five for $100.
 
 
We need help for our exchange student over spring break March 29 - April 7.  Find Kirsten Runschke or Jay Greer for more details.
 
 

Morning meeting is held the  first and third Tuesdays of each month.   Meetings are  at 126 Columbus - Riopelle Building.

Upcoming Rotary Programs are listed on the Welcome page of www.grandhavenrotary.org.  Just check the listing in the right-hand column of the page.
 
 
 
 
GHAPS Student of the Month
January:  Mason Mahacek and Alexa McVoy
February:  Gabriella Hentemann and Trevor Holleman
 
The sun is shining so happy dollars were flowing! 
 
Open Board of Director Role
Membership/Public Image:   this is an open board of director role.  If interested please contact Jill Argetsinger.
 
 
Disability Network Lakeshore - Stacey Trowbridge, Director of Community Development
"Creating access and developing ability"
 
Mission:
To connect people with disabilities to resources and opportunities while building communities where everyone can participate, contribute, and belong. Our dream is to create engaged citizens and livable communities. To that end, our staff works to provide information, referrals, and support to people with a wide variety of disabilities.
 
When you remove the letters “dis-“ from the word disability, what remains is “ability,” meaning the possession of talent. Seeing people for their abilities and potentials as opposed to their disabilities is a paradigm shift we keep at the forefront of our thinking. We work with people to discover the talents they already have and set goals to acquire more. A more independent life in the community is likely if people continue to hone and gather skills.
 
For communities to be inclusive of people with disabilities, access is necessary. People need more than physical access to buildings and amenities; they need access to employment and other things that provide for a meaningful life.  Programmatic access happens when policies and practices in the broader community do not hinder people.
 

Each year at DNL, we help over 1,500 people with disabilities.

We serve people with any kind of disability, including some that may be “invisible,” such as learning disorders. Instead of focusing solely on the disability, we address the needs of the whole person so they can achieve a more balanced life.

We also operate on a larger scale by helping governments, businesses, and other organizations make positive changes to improve the lives of everyone in the community. DNL is part of broader state and national networks dedicated to serving people with disabilities. We operate under five umbrellas:

  • Information and Referral: As a network, we have connections with other agencies, government programs, non-profits, and businesses, which collectively have access to a vast array of resources and services. Feel free to contact us with questions.
  • Transition: We help people with disabilities transition in and out of schools, the workforce, and nursing homes.
  • Peer Support: You are not alone. There are a number of people in the West Michigan lakeshore area with disabilities. We help connect people with disabilities for social support to join them in their journeys together.
  • Advocacy: Disability Network Lakeshore believes people with disabilities are most independent when they learn to speak on their own behalf. DNL offers education and coaching that helps individuals effectively communicate their specific needs and interests. On a systems level, DNL seeks to learn from other service providers. We strive to understand their processes and constraints and then work to build collaborative relationships that recognize the diversity of disability.
  • Skills Development: We want to empower people with disabilities. Having access to training programs, we can help teach you basic and advanced skills for living independently.
 
Statistics:
85% of disabilities are hidden
1 in 5 Americans have a disability
40% of working age people have a disability (18 - 64 years of age)
 
Monday Raffle:
Dave Young was the keeper of the cards:
$26 taken in; $57 in the pot
Denny Dwyer: 8 of hearts
Tracy Bremmer:  Jack of hearts
Dave Young:  3 of clubs
...it rolls over!
 
Morning members also received a presentation from David Walters with the Board of Light and Power
 

Rotary Club of Grand Haven has established a pilot program for 2 separate meeting times. 

  1. We offer a Monday luncheon meeting at the Grand Haven Community Center from noon until 1:15.
  2. We have a breakfast meeting on Tuesday mornings, from 7:30 - 8:30 am, at Desserts By Design/Consider It Done at 320 Columbus Avenue, just one block west of the community center. This morning meeting is fast-paced and wraps up in one hour.

As a member, you are welcome to attend whatever best meets your schedule for the week.

 
 
 
 
Club Directors
President
President Elect
Community Service
International Service
IPP
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Historian
Youth Services/Interact
Public Relations
Membership Chair
Vocational Services
Youth Exchange Officer
World Community Service
Foundation Chair
 
 
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Speakers
Stacy Trowbridge
Feb 19, 2019
Disability Network Lakeshore
Hannah Olechnowicz - Executive Director
Mar 04, 2019
Grand Haven Area Schools Foundation
Jenn Amo
Mar 11, 2019
WAR "Women At Risk" International
Abigail Hendershott
Mar 18, 2019
DEQ - Presents on PFAS Longer Meeting
Hannah Olechnowicz - Executive Director
Mar 19, 2019
Grand Haven Area Schools Foundation
Committee Meeting
Apr 08, 2019