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Muskegon Arena Football Stars Visits Fremont Rotary
Justin Mott #4, Haylon Jacobs #6 and Dontae Ingrahan #8 members of the Ironman team from Muskegon visited the Fremont Rotary.
Accompanying them is Terrance Williams, owner of the team and Nate Smith, General Manager.
They are a professional indoor football team who plays at the Walker Arena in Muskegon.
Circles of Newaygo County, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and equip families and communities to resolve poverty was our guest organization. Michelle Marciniak, Circles Coordination and Paige Greve, Circles, Coach spoke on how Circles hopes to transforms entire communities by mobilizing volunteers, community leaders and organizations to partner with families in need. Circles can be reached at email@example.com. L. to R. Mayor Jim Rynberg, Paige Greve, Michelle Marciniak and Colleen Buckley.
District Governor, Gernot Runschke spoke on why he became a Rotarian and why he is so honored to be a Rotarian. Gernot also spoke on the benefits of giving to the Rotary Foundation. Gernot emphasized how far we have come in the Polio Plus program because of the generosity of all Rotarians in giving to the Foundation.
L. to R. John Buckley, Colleen Buckley, District Governor Gernot, Jim Rynberg, Fremont President elect, Karen Baird Fremont President and Shari Paulsen, Secretary.
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Jan 31, 2017
Kathy Hegedus, Administrative Assistant for District 6290, was our special guest speaker. Kathy gave an overview of how clubrunner can help all members of Rotary keep files up to date, mention special events to all Rotarians in our District, where to go for help questions etc.
L. to R. Jim Rynber President Elect, Karen Baird, President and Kathy Hegedus
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Feb 01, 2017
Each month the Fremont Rotary has the privilege of honoring Middle School students who excel in their classrooms. Teachers choose the students on their abilities to complete all assignments on time, are willing to put in the work to make that desire to give their best effort and be a friend to others.
Pictures are of the December and January Students of the Month.
L. to R. Ken Haggart, Superintendent of Schools, Naylan Matthews 6th grade, Jenna Karnamaat 8th grade, Harmony Crans 7th grade and Jon Bumstead State Representative.
L. to R. Elly Hooker 6th grade Fremont Christian, Grace Hudson 8th grade, Michael Silvernail 7th grade and Alyssa Keiper 6th grade Fremont Public School. Shari Paulsen Student Committee.
L. to R. January
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Jan 02, 2017
Each year our Superintendent of Schools, Ken Haggert gives an overview of our Fremont School System. Ken compares the progress of our Fremont schools to the norms of other Michigan schools and where we stand. Fremont is doing very well. Ken also talked about the Strategic Plans for the near future and for the next 5 years.
L. to R. Karen Baird, President of Fremont Rotary, Ken Haggert and Colleen Buckley, Program Director.
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Dec 12, 2016
Our newest Rotarian NATASHA HEYKOOP pinned by Karen Baird, Fremont Rotary president. Congratulations Natasha.
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Nov 21, 2016
Fremont Rotary had a challenge...who will win the trophy for the most popular soup. 6 Rotarians excepted the challenge. All Rotarians were asked to vote after sampling all 6 soups and then taking a bowl of their favorite....Each Rotarian was asked to donate $5.00 or above to be given to our Fremont High School Senior escape. It was so much fun that we will do it again in February for another as yet unnamed group.
James Rynberg , president-elect, Jeff Coil, Assistant Governor for White River, Karen Baird, president of Fremont Rotary, Randy Wright, Fremont Chief of Police, and Mike Paige, Chairman of Membership.
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Nov 07, 2016
Matthew Downey from Grand Valley State University Johnson Center for Philanthropy, gave a presentation on the working of non-profits and how they were established in the United States. At present time there are 1,500,00 non-profits in the US. There are 298 501 C3's alone in Newaygo County. Matthew also spoke on the upcoming training sessions for the CEO and boards of non-profits.
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Nov 14, 2016
Once again Fremont Rotary had the honor of sharing a luncheon with the November Students of the Month, at our luncheon meeting which included their parents, or grandparent or a guardian. Each student has been chosen by their teachers for excellence in the classroom, a student who works hard and does well, and a students ability to be the best they can be.
Congratulation to all the following students.
Fremont Public School-
Flor Romero - 6th Grade
Sydney Dunbar - 7th Grade
Taylor Berry - 8th Grade
Fremont Christian School-
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Oct 31, 2016
Fremont City Manager, Todd Blake gave the Fremont club an update of the progress of Fremont. In the last couple of years Fremont has improved in health care with Specrum Gerber Hospital, the construction of the new Fremont High School, the impending sale of the Fremont digester, the new constuction of the right hand turn by the Gateway which is the conversion of the old high school into 38 new apartments. It has been a very productive time in Fremont. Todd also gave an overview of the budget and where the money is being used.
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Oct 17, 2016
The Fremont students of the month were honored at our Rotary meeting on Tuesday the 18th. Each month Fremont teachers are asked to nominate outstanding students from each grade.
Branden DeWeerd ~ Fremont Christian School - 8th Grade
Mya Postema ~ Fremont Public School - 6th Grade
Zoe Buckiley ~ Fremont Public School - 7th Grade
Calla Miller ~ Fremont Public School - 8th Grade
These students demonstrate Leadership skills, kindness to students, great grades, willingness to help others and many other wonderfu attributes.
Shari Paulsen is the student coordinator with the students.
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Sep 19, 2016
John Wemlinger, a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 27 years of service, wrote a new novel called 'Winter's Bloom". Mr. Wemlinger spoke to our Fremont Rotary Club about the process of self-publishing the novel which takes place in the winter near Lake Michigan. It is a novel about a decorated war hero and a wealty widow. Mr. Wemlinger lives in Onekama, Michigan
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Sep 12, 2016
Dr. Lori Tubbergen Clark, Superintendent of Newaygo County Regional Educational Services Agengy (NCRESA) spoke on 'The Promise' a program which help students with the cost of higher education. Fremont has been chosen as one of the ten school areas in Michigan eligible to be covered by this program. Dr. Lori Tubbergen Clark shared the how's, why's and when this program will take place in the Newaygo Area.
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Sep 05, 2016
BULLYING - A compelling problem in our schools and what can happen to those that are bullied. Rev. Robert Teszlewicz, Founder and Director of a new Community Outreach in Muskegon, Mi. called Safe Harbor Christian Ministiries, spoke on the effects of bullying and what Safe Harbor Christian Ministries can provide for those who are affected. Also it will be an outreach to parents and others.
Safe Harbor is located at 851 W. Laketon Ave., Suite C, Muskegon, MI
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Aug 30, 2016
This week our Rotarians were hard at work with a new challenge....to find ways to increase our membership, look for new fund-raisers and social events. They also participated in how to find Rotary facebook and Rotary clubrunner easily. Some members of the board also gave information about our current board meeting and how they stand financially. It was a very productive and informational meeting.
Posted by Bonnie Erber
Our guest Paul J. Griffith, Executive Director of Michigan Works, stated that 1 out of 10 Michiganders do not have their High School diploma. Michigan Works is now partnering with 26 other agencies to help combat the lack of education in Michigan. There are 6 centers...Baldwin Workforce Service center with 4 partners, Big Rapids Workforce Center with 17 partners, Fremont Workforce Center with 8 partners, Ludington Workforce Center with 5 partners, Reed City Workforce Center with 7 partners and Shelby Workforce Center with 5 partners.
For more information contact Paul J. Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.michworkswc.org.
L. to R. Paul J. Griffith and Karne Baird, president of Fremont Rotary
Sarah DeBrot and Kathleen Buckley, two former Rotary Exchange Students, were our special guests. Sarah spent a year studying in Warsaw, Poland. Sarah showed us many pictures of Poland, France, Spain, Italy. Brussels, Monaco and the Netherlands.
Kathleen Buckley, studied in Piestany, Slovakia in 2010-2011. Ed Kaminsky from the Whitehall Rotary Club and the Youth exchange Officer, accompanied the girls.
Ed mentioned that 64 inbound students come into the US for every one student who is outboard. Rotary hopes to change this.
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Aug 08, 2016
Randy Butters part of the Newaygo Invasive Plants Project, was our guest speaker on the Phragmites/Common Reed ALERT.
Many invasive plants have come into Newaygo County in the last years. An invasive plant is an alien (non-native) species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Randy listed the top three established invaders. Garlic Mustard, Common Reed and Autumn Olive.
Randy can be reached at email@example.com
L. to R. Colleen Buckley, Randy Butters and Karen Baird president.
Posted by Bonnie Erber
Fremont has a new challenge....starting a committee for the Christmas Holidays....Festival of the Trees.
Colleen Buckley, a new Rotarian is bringing the idea from another club she was associated with a couple of years ago. It was agreed today to start our committees to plan the project.
t was a GOOD day for Rotarians! .President Karen with the goodies!
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Jul 25, 2016
Charles Chandler, Advocate, spoke on the gift of 'ART' in a community and its people. ART is a very large part of living with a sense of beauty.
L. to R. Karen Baird, president, Charles Chandler, Colleen Buckle
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Jul 18, 2016
Ann Hindes and Mary Henry spoke on a future gift to our community, Newaygo County Compassion Home.
When a person is near end of life and has no other place to go, Compassion Home will be available.
The committee is still in the process of gathering pertinent information and locating a permanent home.
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Jun 27, 2016
Chris Wren, Newaygo County administrator, spoke on the many joys and a few problems of being the county administrator of our great county. He spoke with great passion and a wonderful sense of humor.
L. to R. Jeff Coil, president of Fremont Rotary, Christopher When, County Administrator and Mark Guzniczak, Business Coordinator. for Newaygo County
Posted by Bonnie Erber on Jun 07, 2016
"MedNow is a telehealth program that is a fast convenient and affordable way to receive care using technology to bridge the distance between you and a provider"
Brian S. McClain, CMMT (RSO) from Spectrum Health gave an overview of the newest system of MedNow coming into use. It will provide primary care information through video visits or eVisit.
L to R. Acting President James Kelly and Brian S. McClain
For more information visit mednow.spectrumhealth.org
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