Welcome to our Club!
Welcome to our Club!
Grand Haven

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Grand Haven Community Center
421 Columbus Ave.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
United States of America
Monday Zoom Meetings at noon
Stories
We received a new member application:
 
Name: Matt Butler
Occupation: Agent
Employer: Rant Insurance Group
Family: Katy Robinson, Maddy, Chris
Sponsor: Chris Streng
Community Involvement: Coast Guard Festival Board (18 years), Signage, CruiseIn, Boat Race, WMAA School Board of Directors (15 years, 8 years as President), Cub Scout Leader (3 years)
 
If you have any comment about this application, please contact the President or a Board Member.
 
 
Grand Haven Rotary Club
2023 – 2024 Slate of Officers Ballot
 
Nominations were given at the February 27th membership meeting and will be voted on at the March 27th meeting.
 
Officers:
President:  Kirsten Runschke
President Nominee:  Bill VanLopik
Treasurer:  Abby Selby
Secretary:  Troy Hauser-Brydon
Past President/Historian:  Chris Streng
 
Directors:
Membership/Public Relations:  John King
Foundation/International:  Jay Greer
Community Service:  Jeremy Swiftney
New Generations/Vocation:  Chris Mountford
Celebrations:
  • Birthdays:  Bill Redeker
  • Anniversaries: None
  • Rotary Anniversaries:  Troy Hauser-Brydon (6 years), Sheridan Tongue (7 years)
  • Guests:  None
Announcements:
 
Next week we will host GOTAK. Please let Kristin know if you are bringing a guest.
 
District Conference is coming up. 
 
The Duty Roster for March is now circulating.
 
There are only two District Raffle tickets left. See Jay Greer - $20. 
 
Golf scramble on Monday June 10th in conjunction with Spring Lake Rotary.  Please see Bill Van Lopik with questions.  
 
Jeep raffle is live. The Jeep is at Preferred. If you want to charge your account, let Brook know otherwise drive people to the website. Proceeds will go to the YMCA Capital Campaign.
 
50/50 Raffle: No winner today.  The pot rolls over!
 
The Zoom coordinates for each weekly meeting are:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
In case you ever need the ID or password to get in without the links.  
Meeting ID: 845 1101 0573
Passcode: ghrotary
Students of the Month
Eden Smith - Eden has played volleyball, basketball, and track and field for all three years. She is also a member of Bucs Care, Team GH, and NHS. She is honoring Mrs. Gervais. She will be attending the University of Michigan with the aim to become a pediatric dentist.
 
Gordon Schneider - Gordon has run for cross country and track and field. He has been a member of Model UN, NHS, and Science Olympiad. He has been in the Marching Band for four years. He is honoring Mr. Klinger, who has led Model UN. He is still deciding on where he will attend, but he plans to double major in pre-medicine and wildlife management with the aim of becoming a veterinarian.
 
Program -- Lauren Streng - My experience in the University of Michigan Marching Band
Lauren joined the Grand Haven bands in middle school and marched as a clarinet, but then decided she wanted to join flags for her last three years of high school. She co-captained the flags her senior year. After doing a year of early college through MCC, she wanted to attend U of M to enter the engineering school. She also wanted to continue in band if she could. She auditioned for the band, sending five audition videos to the band. She was accepted to the band, and then things intensified. Band week is two weeks before the season starts for first years. It's all day from 6:45 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. It's a very busy, full schedule. This overlaps with moving in, orientation, and the start of school. 
 
During the season, they rehearse about 1.5 hours each day. They show changes every single game. The musicians often have some of the music further in advance, but the flags don't get their routines until midweek. Fridays have rehearsals in the Big House under the lights. This includes challenges. Each person auditions to play in each show, and only those selected make it. These are called challenges because someone can outscore the person who has the spot and take it over. This happens all season long. 
 
Game days are long. Rehearsals start at 5:30 a.m. for noon games. They have rehearsals all morning that include pregame and halftime. They then march to the stadium, and it's show time. 
 
 
Grand Haven Rotary Mondays at 12:00 ET
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Use this link to add the recurring meeting your calendar
 
In case you ever need the ID or password to get in without the links.  
Meeting ID: 845 1101 0573
Passcode: ghrotary
 
 
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Club Directors
President
President Elect
Director
Director
Director
Foundation Chair
Director
Public Relations
Youth Services/Interact
Vocational Services
Membership Chair
Club Historian
 
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Speakers
GHHS GOTAK
Mar 04, 2024
Irish Songs before St. Patty’s Day
Hadley Streng
Mar 11, 2024
GHACF Update
Jim Dreyer
Mar 18, 2024
Swim Across Lake Michigan
Mark Allen
Mar 25, 2024
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce update
Doug Bell
Apr 01, 2024
American Dunes Golf Club
Tony Gerheiser
Apr 08, 2024
West Michigan Red Cross
Ken Formsma
Apr 15, 2024
GH Boardwalk History
Greg Coil
Apr 22, 2024
YMCA Capital Campaign Update
John Mauro
May 06, 2024
Meeting with Interact (GHHS)
Elisa Hopper
Jun 03, 2024
Tri-Cities Historical Museum - 100 years of the USCG Festival
Rotary Golf Scramble with Spring Lake Rotary
Jun 10, 2024
Spring Lake Country Club