Posted by Pat McGinnis on Nov 11, 2019
Veteran's Day -- Nov. 11 -- Flags went out in the blowing snow this morning and will be picked up tonight (and left to dry in the City garage).
 
Major Bill announced that the Salvation Army is preparing for the Red Kettle season. If you would like to help be a bell ringer, contact the local Salvation Army at 310 Despelder at (616) 842-3380 or wmigrandhaven@usc.salvationarmy.org. Ground breaking for an almost 9,000 square foot addition to the building took place last Friday, Nov. 8 in rather cold weather.
 
Gail is bringing a group to Honduras in February.  If you want to go, contact her.
 
Brook Bisonet updated that club on the coat drive. We still have five more kiddoes to cover this winter (literally!). Please reach out to Brook if you can help at (616) 350-6232.
 
Jingle Bell Parade - the Chamber needs volunteers to assist with registration and crowd control.  For the past couple of years our club has partnered in this way.  If you’re able to help out please use the following link to register.  https://signup.com/go/RwGSXgx
 
Interact will be involved in the following events and would like to invite Rotarians to participate:
1. Rake A Difference: Nov. 16th need as many people as possible!!!!!!!

2. Box city for Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week ~ Nov. 22nd-23rd sleep in a box in central park, listen to a speaker, statistics about homelessness in Ottawa county, bring in homeless person to tell us their story (maybe), and raise awareness.  Not a pleasant night but very powerful
 
3.  They meet on occasional Mondays from 2:50-3:30 and would love to have some of us participate. Please talk to Kevin to find out when the next meeting is.

Weekly Raffle --  The total pot stands at $199.50 (winner gets $99.75) No one won; rolls over for next week!