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Oct 24, 2018
Marijuana Referendum
Oct 31, 2018
Debrief on Bed Race, 5/10K, and Pumpkin Fest
Nov 07, 2018 7:00 AM
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Nov 14, 2018
Benton Harbor Education Foundation
Nov 21, 2018
Thanksgiving Baskets
Nov 28, 2018
Holiday Party
Dec 05, 2018
TED Talk
Dec 12, 2018
Rebranding of Child & Family Services
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Oct 24, 2018
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Stories in this issue

 
District Governor Stresses Membership Growth
 
An Invocation Worth Remembering
 
Make Up Distance Record
 
 
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District Governor Stresses Membership Growth
James "Jim" Cupper, district governor for Rotary District 6360 reminded members of the great work of Rotarians around the world. He mentioned a few of his favorites: peace fellowships, Rotary Youth Exchange and global project like polio eradication, health education, clean water, maternal health and microlending. He pointed out how all these efforts are moving the globe to Rotary’s new vision:   Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
He asked the club to meet a goal of 5% net growth in membership.  The district will hold a workshop to develop promotional materials to help reach the goal.
 
Don’t forget to register for District Conference which will be held May 16-18, 2019 at Mission Point Resort on Mackinaw Island.  Special room rates are available.
 
An Invocation Worth Remembering
President Joseph Taylor has been stressing invocations that are all inclusive.  He decided to provide an example as follows:
Let us take a moment to remember all the religions represented in the Rotary family throughout the world. Let us also recall that when we were invited to join our Rotary clubs we were not asked, “Are you a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Jew, a Buddhist, or a Sikh?” We were not asked because all religions are welcome in the Rotary family.
Please join me in a moment of reflection and thanks: With our friends beside us, And no person beneath us, With the bonds of Rotary between us, And our worries behind us, With our goals before us, And no task beyond us, With a thirst for knowledge, And a dream of a Polio-free world, We are thankful for our Rotary friends and the time we are about to share.  Amen.
Long Distance Make Up Record
Nitin Mangaldas Is past district governor for Rotary District 6341 in Mumbai India, more than 8,000 miles from Benton Harbor. He dropped in for a makeup and took a few minutes to address the club.  This was his second visit to the club and expects more since he has grandkids in Stevensville. His club promotes eye care and other health initiatives.  He recommended we explore a district friendship exchange which would have four or five couples from each district visit. Staying with local Rotarians makes the exchange much richer.