What's New at Lansing Rotary
When:Friday, August 23, 2019
Where:The Country Club of Lansing, 2200 Moores River Drive
Speaker:Mark Bathurst, Program Director of Aviation Technology at LCC
Topic:"Aircraft Maintenance-Soaring to New Heights"
Chair of the Day:Wayne Sieloff
Invocator:John Shaski
Greeter:Linda Lynch
Chair of the Month: Wayne Sieloff
Remembrance:Diane Sanborn
Editarian:Chris Swope
Mark Bathurst is the Director of Lansing Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program located at the Mason Jewett Airport. Mark joined the aviation maintenance program in 2015, and is responsible for all facets of the program to include FAA regulatory compliance. Mark is a graduate of East Lansing High School, obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University’s James Madison College, and has a Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
After graduation from Michigan State, Mark joined the United States Air Force where he served over 22 years as a C-141 cargo aircraft instructor and evaluator pilot on both active duty and in the Air Force Reserves. He amassed over 5,000 flight hours and flew during conflicts including Viet Nam, Grenada, Panama, and Desert Storm One where he was recalled to active duty for 9 months and flew extensively in the Middle East area. He retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. Mark also flew for United Airlines as a pilot. His commercial aviation career spanned more than 35 years, and he accumulated over 24,000 flight hours. Mark has aircraft ratings on almost all Boeing commercial aircraft and on most Airbus commercial aircraft. While at United Mark also served as the head of the United pilots’ union representing over 12,000 pilots, and concurrently served as a member of the United Airlines’ Board of Directors for four years.
Mark has lectured at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and at the Harvard Business School on Employee Stock Ownership Programs and airline bankruptcies and labor relations. He is a part owner of a Cessna 172 which he flies for fun, and he lives in Dimondale.
In order to accommodate the mayor's schedule, the dates have been rescheduled for Rotary Park's grand opening events:
The Ribbon Cutting for Rotary Park will be Tuesday, August 27th at noon.  The rain date will be Wednesday, August 28th at the same time.
Rotary Park Grand Opening Gala - Exclusively for Rotarians and other sponsors of Rotary Park will be held on:
Thursday, September 5th at 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (best to see the Lighted Forest at night).
Rain date:  Thursday, September 12th at the same time.
Gourmet Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and live music on the plaza.  Rotary is co-sponsoring the celebration with the Community Foundation, and Rotarians are encouraged to bring their spouse/guest for a lovely evening.
Please save these dates now in your calendars!  RSVPs for the evening celebration will be requested closer to the date.
Upcoming Speakers
Loftus Day
Sep 06, 2019
at the Country Club of Lansing
Brian Calley, President of SBAM @ Country Club
Sep 13, 2019
"The 2019 Michigan Entrepreneurial Scorecard Report"
Joel Hoffman
Sep 20, 2019
"Vietnam Revisited" at the Crowne Plaza
Greg Michaud with Viridis Laboratories
Sep 27, 2019
Cannabis Testing Labs @ the Lansing Center
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