The New Rotary Breezes
Issue #14
The Rotary Club of Bay City, MI
-Meets every Tuesday at Noon-
Greetings and salutations everyone,
Here are the highlights from our October 1st, 2019 meeting.
Jeanne Schaller Spreads Ripples of Hope 
Chuck Cusick & Jeanne Schaller
Our guest presenter, Jeanne Lound Schaller, joined us this week to speak about how Rotary connections have helped her increase her commitment of peace building both home and abroad.
Jeanne became a Rotary Peace Fellow at the young age of 69. She has traveled extensively promoting peace and nonviolence. As an honorary Midland Noon Rotarian she leads the chapter's Nonviolent Peaceforce, an international NGO that works to "transform the world's response to conflict." Jeanne has also worked diligently to help bring awareness to the ongoing conflicts in Sudan and aids in the initiative to end them. 
Jeanne began her presentation with a short uplifting song of peace. Then, shared about the following topics:

* How her Rotary Committee is currently working on  district peacebuilding for youth

* Her work with youth in schools through the NP Midland Chapter
* How the Rotary 2019/2020 Global Grant for South Sudan is unfolding  
Since 2014, Jeanne has brought together a teaching team of NP Chapter members whom have helped teach Midland area students about conflict resolution and anti-bullying. The team has even introduced a modified version of the 4-WAY TEST to middle school students in 2 Midland area schools.  
Near the end of her presentation Jeanne read a poignant quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. which left one to ponder the significance of promoting peace and nonviolence: “This is the unusual thing about nonviolence.  Nobody is defeated and everyone shares in the victory.”   
Oct 24th - World Polio Day
Note: For World Polio Day, in partnership with the Dow Bay Area YMCA, we will be having a "Spinathon". Volunteers are needed for this event. More details to come.
Nov 14th - Combined meeting with Morning Club for our annual Vocational Day.  This year it will be hosted by Morning Rotary.
Upcoming Presentations
Oct 8th - Self, Love, Beauty
Oct 15th - Building Science Meets Eye Care w/ Dr. Lee Newton
Oct 22nd - YWCA of the GLBR
Oct 29th - Infuse Great Lakes Bay
Nov 5th - Club History
Nov 12th - Bay Area Community Foundation
Dec 17th - Holiday Program
More programs are needed. If you, or someone you know, who like to give a presentation please contact Tara, Carrie, or Paul.
Upcoming Meeting Announcements
NO meetings on December 24th or 31st due to the holidays.
Upcoming Events
Nov 15th - Rotary Foundation Gala in Frankenmuth
May 1st & 2nd, 2020 - District 6310 Conference in Mt. Pleasant 
June 6th through 10th, 2020 - Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, HI
Well, that's it for this edition of The New Rotary Breezes everyone! I hope you enjoyed it!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
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