What's New at Lansing Rotary
When:  Friday, March 16, 2018
Where:  The Lansing Center, First Floor
Speaker:  Cindie Alwood, Executive Director Women's Center
What:  Foundation Grants Report Update
Chair of the Day:  Jenn Dubey
Invocator:  Laurie Baumer
Chair of the Month:  Jenn Dubey
Greeter:  Wayne Sieloff
Remembrance:  Irv Nichols
Microphone:  Tyler Parsons
Editarian:  Helen Mickens
Cindie is a co-founder and executive director of the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. She has over 20 years of experience working with women and women’s issues in a variety of settings. She has worked as a counselor, director and advocate. Cindie served as the director of the Adult Resource & Women’s Center at the University of Michigan Flint campus and prior to that worked as a counselor at the Women’s Resource Center at Lansing Community College. She holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University and a bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Western Michigan University.
Cindie recently finished her board service for the ATHENA Women's Interest Network (WIN). She also served as the facilitator for the WIN Enlightened Leadership program.
Cindie helps women realize their potential by providing career counseling to women who are going through all types of life transitions including life changes and job loss.  She works with many women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma and other barriers in life.  Receiving the Rotary Foundation grant helped create a dream come true and she can't wait to tell you all about it.
The Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for 2018 Local Grant Funding are now being accepted. Grant applications are due by Friday, March 16. The Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation will award Local Grants in two categories: Community Grants (awards up to $9,999) and Signature Project Grants (awards over $10,000). More information about the grant process and a link to the on-line application can be found at the Rotary Club of Lansing’s website ([www.LansingRotary.org]www.LansingRotary.org) under the “Foundation” tab or Click Here.  All applications MUST be submitted through the on-line system.
The following story is from one of your fellow Rotarians.  We want to engage the club, so read the story, correctly guess the Rotarian and win a prize!  If there isn't a winner, the Rotarian providing the story wins the prize!  Send your guesses to Kevin at:  Schumacher@glassenrhead.com  I've got two more stories in the pipeline and am working on more.  Send me just a few lines of a memorable life experience or brush with greatness and we'll work some Rotary magic on your life to include it in an upcoming Rotogram.
The Rotarian attended a one room country school; received an autographed picture from actor/director Ron Howard during the taping of the Andy Griffith show when Ron was age 9; played the French Horn in high school; was introduced to their current profession as a consequence of not being able to enroll in an overbooked organic chemistry class; has attended not one, but two Rotary International Conventions; has served on the District 6360 Foundation board of directors; has held every office in the Foundation and Club except one; and received important advice from a 1930's Lansing Club President to "First seek to determine what is the right thing to do.  Once you have that in your heart and mind, the path to get there will be evident, and others will help you."


The following proposed member has emailed their application to the office.  If anyone has a comment on this proposed member please forward it in writing within ten days to the Rotary office, before approval by the board of directors.  Thank you

  • John M. Collins, Jr. President & Owner Critical Victories, sponsored by Jenn Dubey
Jenn Dubey our chair of the month and day welcomed Rotarian John Collins to the podium following a long program of music and fun to which we are all accustomed but is amazing still. None of which should have been missed with the possible exception of the cuisine, consisting of cold breaded chicken and fried mystery fish. At least it was bland. John, a high intensity forty something, is a private entrepreneur having founded Critical Victories to showcase his remarkable skills and protein experiences as a forensic science consultant. He shared the solution of the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park bombing utilizing the production characteristics of 6 penny nails. Eric Rudolph was brought to justice after a 5 year man hunt. Mr. Collins now has added coaching cognitive transformation to problem solvers emphasizing eliminating self-defeating habit and emotions. He coached us in his firm empirical belief in convivial communication to allow influential employees an opportunity for peak performance that will benefit all organizations. His next venue will be a daylong workshop 18 April at the MSU Henry Center. For those of us who covet “perfection under pressure” it’s not to be missed.
Special Music:
We were equally wowed by Rotarian Hari Kern, piano maven, and Richard Illman, trumpet(s) performing Gershwin, Aratunian, and Gave to the delight of all. Outside of the LSO, where Mr. Illman starred as the underwritten principal trumpet before retiring, you can’t do better than Ken Beachler’s special music Friday matinee. Thrilling.
President Brewster, having slipped past the protesters with Molotov cocktails, opened the meeting right on time. Todd Gute thanked the lord for our freedoms and promised to abide by his example. The Star Spangled Banner featuring our strolling pianist John Dale Smith and Richard Illman gave us to know we had nothing to dread. A 60 year member of the club today, Irv Nichols, bid us stay tuned for his report next week. Nick Heriford reminded all that the Grant Application has begun. Call Cathy. “Unknown Author” author Kevin Schumacher, my boss Editarian, after many clues finally got Dennis Fliehman to disabuse most of the club of the conviction that Jack Davis is the only member who ever wears a Tux. He correctly identified Rich Schaberg and went home with the M&Ms.
Next Week:
Lansing Center to hear Cindie Alwood, Executive Director of the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing.  It will be a report on some of the Foundation Grants that were dispersed this year.
Jim McGillicuddy's email is:  sjmcgillicuddy@Comcast.net
Upcoming Speakers
Joan Jackson Johnson, Director
Mar 23, 2018
"Homelessness & Poverty in the City" @ the Country Club
Ken Boyer, Professor of Economics at MSU
Apr 06, 2018
"We Are Eating Our Highways. How to Improve Michigan's Road Diet"
Father Riwa
Apr 13, 2018
Friends of Kenyan Orphans @ the Lansing Center
Robert Hoffman
Apr 20, 2018
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District 6360
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