Bay City Noon Rotary Club
The New Rotary Breezes, Issue #7, 8-13-19
Greetings and salutations fellow Rotarians,
Here are the highlights from our August 13th, 2019 meeting.
Tom Miles Speaks to our Club about Rotary
District Governor Tom Miles 
Tom Miles visited our Club this week to speak about what's going on in our district, Rotary International, and "Dogoodery". 
Tom began his presentation by presenting our Club President, Tara Welch, with a Rotary Banner, and then preceded to share some facts about our district.
  • There are 32 Clubs total
  • They range in size from 11 (Chesaning & Millington) to 187 (Midland noon club)
  • Bay City is the 3rd largest with 80 members (the next largest being Frankenmuth at 139 members and Mt. Pleasant being the club below us at 71 members)
  • Bay City is the oldest club (founded in 1915)
He then shared information on the state of the district.
  • the Annual Fund-Share was down from $153,453.01 to $76,726
  • Polio Plus is at $45,096.01
  • Membership is up 1.5%
Tom then discussed Rotary's Mission Statement.
"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."
Tom spoke next about Rotary's core values.
  • Fellowship. One of the reasons Rotary began in 1905.
  • Diversity. We believe Rotary unifies all people internationally behind the ideal of service.
  • Integrity. We are committed to and expect accountability from our leaders and fellow members.
  • Leadership. We are a global fellowship of individuals who are leaders.
Tom also discussed new Rotary International's President Mark Maloney's goals for the 2019-20120 year.
  • Grow Rotary
  • Include families
  • Continue to work towards Polio eradication
  • Recognize the connection between Rotary and the United Nations
In regards to Polio, Tom emphasized Polio was on the rise in two countries (Pakistan & Afghanistan), but had been eradicated in Nigeria. 
One of the last subjects Tom spoke about was how Rotarians can make a difference by doing what he called "Dogoodery". He said if everyone does their part in helping to achieve Mark Maloney's goals then we can truly make the communities we live in, and the world, a better place.
Other News
Brenda Scramlin, this month's Sergeant at Arms, spoke again about the Rotary Global Rewards program and handed out a print out detailing what it is and how you can use it. The smart phone app allows Rotarians to explore Rotary Global Rewards to find discounts and special offers, along with opportunities to give back to Rotary. For more information please visit the website at
Andreas Teich inducted both Angela Street and returning club member Gena Gates into our Club. Welcome ladies! We're happy to have you! 
Also, Tim Holsworth announced the final profits from this year's annual golf outing which netted $11,910!! President Tara Welch acknowledged all the hard work Tim single handedly puts into the event. Thank you Tim for everything you do!!
Upcoming Presentations
Aug 20th - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 
Aug 27th - POW Presentation from a local Bay City man
Sept 17th - MiCareer Quest
Sept 24th - CAN Council/ Court Appointed Special Advocate
Dec 17th - Holiday Program
More programs are needed. If you, or some one 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
Aug 28th - Rotary Family Picnic (in combination w/ Morning Rotary) At Wenonah Park Pavilion from 6-8PM
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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