Lansing Area's Largest Rotary Club
Speakers
Dr. Stephen L. Esquith, Dean Residential College
Feb 26, 2021
"Truth, Justice and Reconciliation: What does the U.S. Have to Learn from the Rest of the World"
Eric Hemenway, Director of Archives & Records
Mar 05, 2021
"Company K Sharpshooters in the Union Army, Civil War"
Valerie Marvin, Historian & Curator State Capitol
Mar 12, 2021
"A Woman's Place is Under the Dome"
Bill Castanier, Pres. of the Historical Society
Mar 19, 2021
How I-496 Construction Impacted Lansing's Black Community
Kris Rzepczynski, Senior Archivist
Mar 26, 2021
"Genealogical Research"
Service Projects

Our service projects are at the heart of who we are as an organization.

The projects we choose reflect our mission of Service Above Self and are projects we feel will have a significant impact on the community at the time of their completion and well into the future. It's important to us an organization that our projects have a long-term impact on Lansing and its residents.
 
The first tracked Rotary Club donations were made in 1917/18 to the Belgium Children's Milk Relief Fund and to the Red Cross for a total of $502.
 
Since then, we have been a part of many notable projects both locally and nationally.
What's New at Lansing Rotary
The link for the meeting is below and will also be sent out on Thursday as a reminder.
 
WHEN DOES THE MEETING START?  Here is the schedule:
  • At 12:00 pm the Zoom room will be available for our "breakout room/virtual tables" to have a conversation with other members.  President Julie will draw us all back into the main meeting room at 12:28 pm
     
  • At 12:30 pm the meeting will be called to order
     
  • At approximately 12:55 p.m. we will introduce our speaker
     
  • Speaker will start at approximately 1:00 p.m.
     
  • Meeting concludes at 1:30 p.m.
SPEAKERS:   Dr. Stephen L. Esquith, Dean of Residential College in Arts & Humanities and Professor of the Dept. of Philosophy
 
TOPIC:  "Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation:  What Does the US Have to Learn From the Rest of the World?"
 
FOLLOW UP:  Please keep your microphone muted when you are listening.  Be aware of the lighting in your room, a well lit room with natural light if possible.  Please feel free to use Chat throughout the meeting.  If you have any questions for the speakers, ask them through Chat.
Under 35 Memberships
The Rotary Club of Lansing offers an "Under 35 Membership" to encourage the next generation of leaders and service-driven individuals to become part of one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the country.
 
The Under 35 Membership offers a discounted membership fee of $100 per quarter which covers the quarterly dues and a portion of the luncheon cost.
 
Happy R's
Our Under 35 members also hold Happy Rs events. During regular meetings, these Rotarians host a happy hour at a local watering hole. These events offer the opportunity for members to hang out in a casual meet and greet atmosphere and network over cocktails and appetizers. 
A Rich History of Lansing
In 1916, the Rotary Club of Lansing was formed. It is now one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the State of Michigan with over 200 members contributing to the club, the community, the nation and the world.
 
The legacy of The Rotary Club of Lansing continues because of the deep foundation established by generations of Rotarians who all share the same core values today that were held by the founders of Rotary, both locally in 1916 and in Chicago in 1906. The club’s commitment to this community continues through the local and international projects it completes. Members are committed to a mission that puts Service Above Self, turns business leaders into community leaders, and impacts communities in a significant and meaningful way.
  over $2 million in projects
 
  in 22 countries
 
  over 150 local community organizations
Rotary Foundation
To honor their promise of “Service Above Self,” Rotarians support charitable endeavors of importance that make a positive impact on the city, the nation, and the world.
 
The Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation established the source of revenue for these charitable efforts. As the philanthropic arm of the Lansing Rotary Club, the Foundation has provided over $2,000,000 in grants for local and international projects due to the generosity of Rotarians. When donations are made to projects in the community, the country, or internationally, they are made through the foundation.