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May 30, 2019 6:00 PM
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Jun 05, 2019 7:00 AM
TED Talk: Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection
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May 30, 2019
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
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On Memorial Day -

No Breakfast Meeting May 29th

 
 
Meetings: Wednesdays, 7 am, Elks Lodge, 601 Riverview, Benton Harbor, MI 49023
 
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Stories in this issue

 
Bob Elliott is Rotary Hero
 
Parent's Guide to Prevent Bullying
 
 
 
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Bob Elliott is Rotary Hero
 
Dyann Chenault, in her role as assistant governor, presents Bob Elliott with the 2018-2019 Hero Award from District 6360.  The citation was: "Bob Elliott has been an active member of our club since 2005 and served several years as treasurer. He recently made a transition to bookkeeper supporting the new treasurer. This new alignment provides separation of duties and better financial controls and accountability. Bob also provides the “glue” for the club members with weekly newsletters, posting summaries of presentations, and instructing new members on use of our club’s website. He organized and initiated two district grants for literacy and park maintenance projects. Bob also built and maintains a dedicated website to support our three annual fundraising events. Not only that, he has had perfect attendance for at least two years. Bob is a true Rotarian!" Congratulations Bob.
Parent's Guide to Prevent Bullying
Steven Pierangeli, chief assistant prosecutor for Berrien County, stopped by Rotary to provide messages that he has been delivering around the community.  His two primary topics were Sexting and Cyberbullying. First, he said sexting involves send photos and videos over the internet.  He suggest parents start a conversation with those who have access to phones with texting capabilities. 
His suggested starting questions are:
  • What are your favorite websites?  Have you seen objectionable pop  ups?
  • Who are texting with?
  • May I look at your feed?
  • How do you choose which people to accept as friends??
  • What personal info do you share?
He also recommends you maintain access to your children's web activities; no secret passwords or lockouts.
Some teens are sending nude selfies to their boyfriends, expecting it to be private.  But, it often happens that the photo or video will be quickly shared with a wide circle of associates.  This can be devastating.  It's a crime for someone to ask you for a inappropriate photo, punishable by up to 20 years and/or $100.000 in fines.
 
Cyberbullying, i.e., sending threats over the internet, was recently made a crime in Michigan.
 
For more tips go to
 
   www.kidsmartz.org/ParentTips
 
and www.netsmartz.org.