Past Speakers

February 7, 2023 - Kevin Oxley, Jackson County Intermediate School District Superintendent.

January 24, 2023 - Gordon McInally, Rotary International President, 2023-2024. 

January 17, 2023 - Michael Angelo Caruso, Rotarian and motivational speaker.

January 10, 2023 - Claire Herhold, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven, Michigan. 

January 3, 2023 - Randy Coleman from Special Olympics of Michigan.  He provided the history and mission of Special Olympics.

December 20, 2022 - Michelle Cochran from Soar Cafe' and Farms.  She shared how the organization was started and its mission. 

December 13, 2022 - Andy Merritt from the Resale Depot.  He told us about the store and its mission. 

December 6, 2022 - Brian Knapp, Spring Arbor University Director of Alumni Relations, gave us an update on the SAU's 150th anniversary celebration.

November 22, 2022 - Jonathan Greene, Jackson City Manager.

November 15, 2022 - Shawna Tello, President and CEO of the Jackson YMCA, gave us an update on the YMCA's successful capital campaign and the plans for the new and renovated facility. 

November 8, 2022 - Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President, 2022-2023.  We viewed her District Governors address from February.


November 1, 2022 - Michelle Woods, fitness trainer and instructor, encouraged us to exercise 30 minutes per day and to pick and activity that we enjoy. 

October 25, 2022 - Marianne Walter, Principal Engineer, Consumers Energy Hydropower.  She shared information on Consumers Energy's hydroelectric plants with specific details regarding Hardy Dam on the Muskegon river near Newaygo. 

October 18, 2022 - Damien Wetzel provided an update on the club's new international project, a water project partnership with a club in India.

October 11, 2022 - Steve Castle, CEO of the Jackson Interfaith Shelter.


October 4, 2022 - Stephanie Sharp, Cascades Humane Society.  Secretary Jim Sunday presented checks from the club and the Rotary Foundation of Jackson County totaling $1,872.

September 27, 2022 - Alissa Harris, Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator, Kettles VA Medical Center.  


September 20, 2022 - Jim Cole and Angela Kline from the Jackson County Department of Transportation.

September 13, 2022 - Steven Trosin, Executive Director of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra