The New Rotary Breezes
Issue #16
The Rotary Club of Bay City, MI
-Meets every Tuesday at Noon-
Greetings and salutations everyone,
Here are the highlights from our October 15th, 2019 meeting.
Lee Newton Explains Building Construction
Lee Newton, fellow Rotarian and optometrist, spoke to the club this week about how he got into building renovation & construction, and the science behind it.
His presentation, titled "Building Science Meets Eye Care", or "If I can Understand It, So Can You", was an insightful look into how he got into construction.
In 2004/2005, Lee needed some work done on his office. It was going to be a very expensive undertaking, so he began to consider his options. According to Lee it all came down to money, or more precisely how much money he'd be spending if he hired someone else to do the work. After much consideration he decided to do it himself and save a considerable chunk of change. 
Lee soon began to study building science and realized that it wasn't as difficult as one would assume. He discovered that assumed responsibility for this knowledge was generally misplaced, and if one takes the time to learn it that knowledge would pay you back forever. 
After completing the repairs needed on his own building at a fraction of the cost, Lee continued to expand his knowledge of building science and would later apply what he had learned to his other commercial properties. He worked closely with other tradespeople and built a network of reliable information resources. He has since become a skilled tradesman in his own right and continues to expand his knowledge through hard work and researching current techniques. Lee also contributed to a book titled ‘Desire Discipline & Determination’ in which he chronicles his rise to success. 
During his presentation Lee also spoke about the things in your properties that could severely damage them and potentially cost you thousands, and how to watch the real estate market.
"Thurs, Oct 24th - World Polio Day - Spinathon co-hosted with the Dow Bay Area YMCA from 2-8PM. The event will take place at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA at 225 Washington Ave at the North Entrance. All club members are encouraged to come and give their support."
Nov 14th - Combined meeting with Morning Club for our annual Vocational Day.  This year it will be hosted by Morning Rotary.
Upcoming Presentations
Oct 22nd - YWCA of the GLBR
Oct 29th - Infuse Great Lakes Bay
Nov 5th - Club History
Nov 12th - Bay Area Community Foundation
Nov 26th - Celebrating Our Family of Rotary
Dec 3rd -Bay City Housing
Dec 10th - Club Celebration
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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