The New Rotary Breezes
Issue #10
Bay City Noon Rotary Club
Greetings and salutations fellow Rotarians,
Here are the highlights from our September 3rd, 2019 meeting.
Vaping: A National Epidemic Aimed At Youth
Barb Swierzbin explains the Vaping Epidemic 
Our guest speakers were invited this week to inform us on the current vaping epidemic that is enveloping our youth.
Barb Swierzbin (Prevention Services Coordinator from The Legacy Center), Amanda Russell (Prevention Activities Coordinator from Sacred Heart Rehabilitation), and Barry Schmidt (Project Director from the Neighborhood Resource Center) spoke to the club about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes to our youth.
The presentation explained how children are being targeted through marketing into using e-cigarette products, the various e-cigarette products, and the recent legislative measures enacted by the State of Michigan.
Some highlights from the presentation include:
  • the fact that vaping has become the largest discipline problem in schools (kids are using them even while in class and in common areas)
  • vaping machines being targeted at kids
  • kids are starting at a very young age due to peer pressure, curiosity, and wanting to try the various flavors
  • the various chemicals in these e-juices
  • the various health impacts from using these products
  • the level of nicotine in these products compared to regular cigarettes
The informative presentation provided a new look into what we are seeing in our community.

L-R: Carrie, Barry, Barb, & Amanda w/ vaping products
John C. Noell Leaves Our Club A Generous Gift
Former club member and past president John C. Noell passed away on August 31st, 2009 at the age of 87. John was survived by his wife Marion, who recently passed.
Fellow Rotarian Mark Jaffe spoke highly of Mr. Noell and called him "the personification of the 4-Way Test".
Mark then announced Mr. Noell left our club a very generous donation in his will of 5% of his estate. Current President Tara Welch then informed the club Mr. Noell's donation would be added to the Bay City Rotary Foundation and used towards various community projects and grants.
Sept 10th, 11AM - Monthly board meeting at DoubleTree – guests are asked to sit at the designated guest tables
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
Sept 10th - Exchange Student Presentation
Sept 17th - MiCareer Quest
Sept 24th - CAN Council/ Court Appointed Special Advocate
Oct 1st - Ripples of Hope
Oct 8th - Self, Love, Beauty
Oct 22nd - YWCA of the GLBR
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
Sept 17th - Club meeting will be held offsite at the Pere Marquette Depot
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 addition of The New Rotary Breezes everyone!! I hope you enjoyed it!!
Enjoy the rest of your week!! 
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