Friday, August 12, 2011

Comstock Park Rotary and Comstock Park Lions Update

The Comstock Park Rotary met as usual at 12:15 Thursday at the Swan Inn Restaurant.  Guerst speaker was Jim Bodenner, a member of the Rockford Club, who addressed our District's project: Thirsting to Serve".  Over three billion people in the world lack access to safe drinking water, and it is estimated that over 5,000 people. mostly children, die every day from waterborne diseases. The object of the Rotary program is to reduce these amounts by providing people in third world counties withsimple, affordable and easy to maintain water filters referred to as Hydraids.  These filters remove 99.9% of parasites and 90-90% of bacteria and viruses.  There are no mechanical parts and they can be installed for about $100.00 in most countries.  More information about this project, and the Clean Water Conference which is once again scheduled for Grand Rapids next Spring, can be fopund at the "Thirsting to Serve" Website.

Jim Bodenner, Rockford Rotary Club
Comstock Park Rotary welcomed Jim Olsen, manager of Sam's Club on Alpine Ave who currently is a Kentwood Rotarian but hopes to transfer his membership. 
Megan Frankel winner of one of four scholarships given out by the Comstock Park Rotary, was a special guest at the meeting, as she announced her move to the MSU campus in East Lansing.  She came to thank the club for their generosity.

Jim Bodenner demonstrates a Hydraid, actual size

Mark your calendars:  Thursday August 25th will be the last Comstock Park Rotary BBQ Chicken sale of the year.  They will be found at Dwight Lydell Park from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM.


The Comstock Park Lions met Thursday night and held a picnic at the same time.  The real purpose of the meeting was to fill 20 backpacks purchased by the club with school supplies also purchase by the club.  The filled backpacks will be donated to the Comstock Park Schools, which will give many away at the Community Expo which will be held at the Comstock Park High School beginning at 5:00 PM Tuesday, August 16, 2011.  For information about donations contact Missi McPherson at 616-354-5015.

Barb Cody
Many hands make light work

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