Thursday, April 19, 2012

Betty Blase, District Coordinator for Michigan State University Extension Addresses Comstock Park Rotary

Betty Blase, District Coordinator for Michigan State University Extension was the speaker at this week's meeting of the Comstock Park Rotary. She talked about the organizational changes that have occurred over the past few years.

From their website:

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSUdirectly to individuals, communities and businesses. For more than 100 years, MSU Extension has helped grow Michigan’s economy by equipping Michigan residents with the information that they need to do their jobs better, raise healthy and safe families, build their communities and empower our children to dream of a successful future.

What they do

Field crop researchWith a presence in every Michigan county, Extension faculty and staff members provide tools to live and work better. From a personal meeting to information online, MSU Extension educators work every day to provide the most current information when people need it to ensure success – in the workplace, at home and in the community.
Whether it’s helping grow Michigan’s agriculture economy, capturing opportunities that use our natural resources in a sustainable way, controlling health care costs by giving individuals the information they need to manage chronic illness or preparing tomorrow’s leaders, MSUExtension is creating opportunities and building communities that make Michigan strong, prosperous and a great place to live.

Berry Blase, District Coordinator, MSU Extension
Also at the meeting, two community members were recognized for their continued service to their community, particularly for painting they have completed at Grotto Park at the Michigan Veteran's Facility in Grand Rapids. Grotto Park restoration continues to be a major project of the Comstock Park Rotary.

Recognized were John Vaness and Roy Darling. They were the guest of Rotarian Phil Obetz

John Vaness, (left) Roy Darling and Phil Obetz
Grotto Park. Michigan Veteran's Facility, Grand Rapids
The Comstock Park Rotary meets in the banquet room at the Swan Inn on Alpine Ave. every Thursday at 12:10 AM.

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