Thursday, March 8, 2012

Comstock Park Rotary and Comstock Park Lions - Community Partners

David Buth
Guest Speaker at today's meeting of the Comstock Park Rotary Club was David Buth, who in 2008 founded a non profit organization called Summer Journeys. His vision was to help students understand, interact with, and value communities. Through place-based, field-based, expeditionary educational programs, he and his partners provide students with unforgettable experiences in a close-knit community of their peers.  This coming summer David hopes to take 32 students from 11 Grand Rapids area schools on a journey that wil bring them closer to nature and includes unforgettable experiences like climbing Harney Peak at sunset, touring Jewel Cave, hiking in Grand Teton National Park, working with Teton Science Schools, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, The National Park Service, veteran Yellowstone Rangers, wolf and bear ecologists, and many more are almost as memorable as the lasting friendships that are formed.
Charter member Martin Buth was proud to be able to introduce his grandson

Also a guest at the meeting was Howard Myerson, a life long outdoors enthusiast and outdoor columnist for MLive Media Group.

The Comstock Park Lions meanwhile participated in the Rockford Lions Annual Chili Cook-Off. This year, award winning chili was prepared by Alpine Township's Mike and Barb Cote. A number of Comstock Park Lions Club members and supporters were on hand for the event.

Mike Cote

Terri VandenBos (left) with Nan and Jim Wheeler

Kathleen and Herm Seattler from Alpine Township enjoying the activities

Winner of Best Chili Award was Jan Strauss, (left) Rockford Lions

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