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Grand Haven

Service Above Self

Mondays at noon and Tuesdays (1st and 3rd) at 7:30 a.m.
GH Community Center (Mon) and 128 Columbus (Tue)
421 Columbus Ave (GH Community Center)
Grand Haven, MI  49417
United States of America
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Guests at Monday's meeting:  Bob Chapka, visiting Rotarian from Muskegon and Philanthropic Advisor from the Muskegon Community Foundation, and Ken Lahey, visiting Rotarian from Bonita Springs, FL.
 
A special good bye was given to Club member Captain Jay Davis who is being relocated to the Salvation Army station in Sheboygan, WI, next week.
 
Pat McGinnis thanked the Rotarians who helped place and take down flags on Friday, June 14, for Flag Day.
 
Jill Argetsinger reminded Club members to help secure gift items for the Divine Event silent auction.  Contact Jill to advise her of these donations.
 
Pat McGinnis announced that a free concert by Sweet Justice will be held at the Waterfront Stadium on Saturday, June 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.  The concert will follow a busy day in Grand Haven with the art fair and Soccer in the Sand.
 
Reid Warber asked Club members to sign up to volunteer at the Divine Event on Thursday, June 27.  He also encouraged everyone to continue to sell tickets for the event.
 
Dave Swain announced an opening on the 2019-2020 Board.  Marci Cisneros has volunteered to fill the position of Membership and Public Relations.  The Club gave verbal support to this appointment.
 
Weekly Raffle--The raffle was won last week by Dave Seibold.  A new raffle commenced today with 53 cards and $49 in the pot.  Beating the odds, the raffle was won by Ken Lahey.  $24.50 will be presented to the winner, and $24.50 will be donated to a charity of his choice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DAVE ALEXANDER-Executive Director--DOWNTOWN MUSKEGON NOW 
 
Downtown Muskegon Now is a non-profit, economic development organization focused on promoting downtown Muskegon.  A recent campaign, Watch Muskegon Grow, promotes education, beautification, and marketing.  Muskegon's economic vision is based on advanced manufacturing, tourism, health care, retail, and retirement businesses and institutions.  
 
A slide show of the history of downtown Muskegon featured the demoliton of the downtown's commercial corridor on Western Avenue from 1968 to 1972 which lead to the construction of the Muskegon Mall.  This 23-acre site was razed in 2003 with only five original buildings left standing.  In the past 15 years, new buildings have been constructed to fill this downtown space including the Sidock Building, Baker College's Culinary Institute of Michigan, the Chamber of Commerce, breweries and eateries, and the Western Market pop-up shops.  A number of condo and new housing buildings have also been constructed.  An urban grocery store is in the works along with a 70,500 square foot convention center located between the Marriott Delta Hotel and L.C. Walker Arena.
 
Downtown Muskegon offers a long list of festivals and events that attract local residents and visitors from neighboring and out-state communities.  These include the Taste of Muskegon, Parties in the Park, Lakeshore Art Festival, Unity Music Festival, Bike Time, Polish Festival, Irish Music Festival, and the Farmers Market/Kitchen 242.  The Lakeshore Museum, the Muskegon Museum of Art, and the West Michigan Symphony are other popular attractions.  Muskegon aspires to be the best "authentic" city it can be.  Check it out!
 
 
 
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 the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 7:30 - 8:30 am, at 128 Columbus Avenue. 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.

 
 
 
 
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