Meets every Tuesday at Noon
At The DoubleTree Bay City.
On the Riverfront - Downtown Bay City, Michigan
Lunch is served at noon.
The meeting and program
run from 12:30 until 1:15.
Serving Our Community and The World for 103 years!
Program for Tuesday, September 26, 2017
by Anneke Burke-Kooistra | Programmer: Ed Keating
Topic: "Hiding Place"
As a young girl growing up in Nazi-occupied Holland in the 1940's, Anneke Burke-Kooistra lived in a small townhouse with her parents and two younger sisters. And a houseful of strangers. But she never knew it until World War II ended. Join us to learn from Anneke as she describes her parents' decision to harbor eight Jews in their home during the Nazi Occupation in the 1940's.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. More than 1.3 million Rotarians belong to over 32,000 Rotary clubs in nearly 200 countries.
The main objective of Rotary is service. Rotarians develop service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. Rotarians also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers and professionals, and vocational and career development.
Our current major community project provides financial support in the amount of $200,000 to support building projects at the Bay City Players, the Bay Area YMCA, the City of Bay City Wayfinding signage project, and placement of a third historical kiosk at the Pere Marquette Depot Welcome Center.
The Bay City club grants between $8,000 and $10,000 annually to local programs and organizations. Applications are usually taken twice a year. For more information, follow the link in the menu to the left.
Through Rotary International and funding from the Rotary International Foundation, Bay City Rotarians reach out to people the world over. The RI Foundation supports the efforts of Rotary to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and exchange programs. These programs are supported by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of Rotary who share its vision of a better world.
One international effort–Polio Plus–began in 1985 with the goal of eradicating polio from the planet. With contributions now in excess of $700 million, and vaccinations for more than 200 billion children, the achievement of that goal is becoming a reality. Bay City Rotarians have donated in excess of $125,000 to this humanitarian effort. Your participation today helps us continue our work. Thank you!