Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rotary Native Garden News

GOOD NEWS - the first section of our Rotary Native Garden (RNG) is completely planted and even flowering!!    
(bad news… We have some work to do - there are a few unwanted plants that are showing up uninvited :-(

Let’s get together to keep it looking beautiful!!
We have set up regular fun (work) days both for those who have open schedules during the week and for those who are only available on weekends.  They are as follows for the rest of the season:
Tuesdays:  9 am to noon - every week….  September 9, 16, 23, and 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 4 and 11.    
Saturdays:  September 13, and 20.   October 4 and 18.   November 1 and 15.

If you can’t make it for 3 hours, come for the time you have :-)
Please, do not forget   -   RSVP to Mebby Pearson at   Melvadean.Pearson@gmail.com  for the dates you can help so she can have the right number of tools and gloves available!!!
Why is this important??  
1  Our darling signs are up identifying ROTARY as the group responsible for this garden… let’s show Detroiters  WE CARE!
2  Many hands make quick work (easier)!
3  This exercise is more fun than running and sunshine is good for you!
4  You can learn a lot about gardening from Bronson Gentry, our garden manager.  He is behind the scenes, planning and consulting  and has a wealth of experience - He is a treasure!

This Week's Speaker

Edward Koster


Edward Koster is a Presbyterian minister, the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Detroit, and a retired attorney.
He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, The University of Michigan, and the University of Toledo College of Law.
He earned an MA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan.  He continues in his studies of history--ancient, medieval, modern, and military.
One of his areas of interest is how the decisions made at the end of World War I by the victorious nations have resulted in much of the geopolitical unrest we see today in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife Virginia.

Change of Venue for the Wednesday Meeting!!!

Don't forget we are meeting at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial this week


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Featured Speaker for Septrmber 3rd

Beth Chappell

Beth Chappell is the President and Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Economic Club (DEC), one of the nation’s premier speaking venues.  The club is a Non-Partisan, Non-Profit membership organization that is a platform for the debate and discussion on business, government and social issues of the day.
Before the Detroit Economic Club, Beth was Executive Vice President, Compuware Corporation and also led The Chappell Group management consulting company.  Before these positions, Ms. Chappell spent 16 years at AT&T Corporation.
Ms. Chappell sits on the boards of American Axle & Manufacturing Corporation, Detroit Regional Chamber, Brother Rice H.S., St. Joseph Mercy Foundation, Michigan Economic Growth Authority, United Way and Citizens Research Council.
Beth and her husband Warren live in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with three of their six children, Michael, Andrew and Kate.