Governor Rick Snyder is a fan of Reading Rocks in Rockford, a Rockford Rotary festival, which just completed its second year. He sent an award of recognition for the reading festival, applauding the effort to promote literacy and the fun of reading in a day-long event with authors, celebrity readers, mascots, games, prizes, acting and more. Pictured is organizer and Rockford Rotary President Sue Bodenner with State Representative Peter MacGregor and Kent District Library’s new director Lance Wener.
Not everyone can go to a service club meeting in the middle of a workday. Rockford Rotary Club has been meeting at 12:10 p.m. at the Rockford Community Cabin for more than 50 years. However, now there is an alternative meeting time at 7:00 a.m. at the Rockford High School. “Finally, I can join Rotary!” stated Assistant Administrator Katie VanCuren. “I have worked with Rotarians on the Strive mentoring program and the Rotary Youth Leadership and really enjoyed their spirit of service to the community. But I just can’t break away in the middle of the day and often the nights are busy with school or sports-related functions.” If you are interested in joining the group or have questions, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.