The money box is still making the rounds! 
Sign ups going around:
  • Tables/Tickets to Auction  (deadline 4/19)
  • Ad in program ($25)
  • Business' for donations (deadline 4/12)
Craig Anderson shared with us this week about the twinning of clubs (AKA sister clubs) and how twinning with his home club, Ladybrand, in South Africa could benefit both clubs.
Twinning is when 2 clubs pledge (there is no formal direction from RI) to a long term relationship to promote international understanding and goodwill to carry out service projects in both communities. The clubs typically share similar interests, challenges, and history.
A bit about Ladybrand:
  • Part of District 9370
  • Formed 11/1990
  • Meeting Thrus @7pm (raise a glass!)
  • Motto: 'Changing Gears'
  • Own a club house!
  • Past projects: Day care center, replaceable toilet, solar hot water, tree planting, sponsorship of RYLA and other district events, wine projects!
How does this fit in with RI's 6 areas of focus?
Clean Water: providing rain barrels, hand washing, toilets
Literacy: collecting library books for schools (Craig already has a shed full if you can add to it!), training, early childhood education
Peace: Cultural exchange (trip in 2020!?!)
What do you think? The board is working with Craig and the Ladybrand club to form a memo of understanding or letter of agreement. The who, when and why. If you have concerns or excitement let a board member know.
Adopt-a-Highway 2019
Stay tuned for more complete information.
Please watch the following safety video (will also be shown during a regular meeting).
Weeks to keep on the calendar:
For more information contact Karen N @ or 616.690.3911
President - Tony Pearson
President Elect - Dawn Broene
Treasurer - Betsy Davidson
Secretary - Theresa Mundt
IPP - Dave Abel
Foundation Chair - Jim Lang
District Governor
Brian Robertson
Rotary International President
Barry Rassin
Don't forget to invite along with asking for donations!!
March 27 - Spotlight on Ashley!
April 3 - Spring Break @ Big Broiler; Guest are $5 sign up today!
April 10
April 17 - Highway Pick up!
April 24
April 26 - Auction
Happy Birthday!
Member Birthdays
Alec McPherson
March 1
Roger LaWarre
March 15
Betty Morlock
March 19
Chris Godbold
April 3
Jim Sowle
April 6
Ashley VandenBerg
April 13
John Gruizenga
April 15
Julie DeVoe
April 16
Jerry Miller
April 17
Bobbie White
April 20
Jim Hodges
April 20
Karen Noreen
April 30
Dave Abel
April 22
Join us at noon on Wednesdays at Lowell City Hall
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