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Member Birthdays
Steve Wooldridge
January 4
 
Craig Sytsema
January 5
 
Stefanie Herder
January 13
 
Evan Llewellyn
January 15
 
David Rhem
January 26
 
Julie Bunke
January 28
 
Dave Stocking
January 30
 
Spouse Birthdays
Emily Paul
January 1
 
Laura Grafton
January 5
 
Tamela Gallagher
January 7
 
Mickey Coulson
January 15
 
Anniversaries
Rich Jones
Cindy
January 12
 
Virgil L. Umphrey
Rose
January 24
 
Join Date
Chazz Fisher
January 1, 2010
9 years
 
Randall White
January 1, 1978
41 years
 
Ray Komray
January 1, 1986
33 years
 
James Humphrey
January 7, 2000
19 years
 
Megan C. Doss
January 14, 2005
14 years
 
John H. Nash
January 20, 2006
13 years
 
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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Stories
Rotary Board Meeting 
Due to this week's weather, we are no longer going to have our monthly Rotary board meeting prior to this Friday's regular meeting. Stay tuned, and Dave will let us know when the next board meeting will be. 
Rotary Merchandise 
Click on the link attached to purchase your very own Rotary merchandise.
Upcoming Speaker's
                                   Invocator                                             Speaker                                                  Topic
2/1/2019-  Julie BurkeAndy ScherfMILive
2/8/2019-  Rob GarrisonKaren BensonHer Business Presentation
2/15/2019-  No Snow Jam  
2/22/2019-  Vicki CoulsonJeff Clark & Marty SystemaWays to help your health & fitness
Last Week's Scribe Report
 
Chris Burns/Gordon Gallagher – Spring Lake Sewer Pipeline Project
               
                On a frigid and snowy Friday afternoon, we had a surprisingly strong turnout for our meeting, despite the weather.  Janna Ercole was announced as the Spring Lake High School Student of the Month.  Janna is a senior at SLHS, and will be attending Army West Point on a scholarship there due to her outstanding academic and civic achievements.
 
                Our Spring Lake Village and Township Managers, Chris Burns and Gordon Gallagher, provided us with an update on the various structural improvement projects that we will get to enjoy over the coming year.  The main project discussed was the massive sewer pipeline replacement for the force main that runs between Spring Lake Village, and the Grand Haven wastewater treatment plant, underneath the Grand River.  The site of said pipeline on the Spring Lake side of the river is along Exchange St. between Cutler and S. Division.  The pipeline is at the end of its useful life, and will be replaced.  About two years ago there was a hole that developed in the sewer pipe, which allowed untreated sewage to flow into the Grand River at rate of about 500,000 gallons per day.  A temporary steel band was used to stop the leak, but that now needs to be addressed in a more permanent fashion.  The old pipe is a 12-inch diameter, and the new pipe will be 18 inches, allowing for nearly twice the water flow through the pipe.  A directional boring project will take place to drill a new hole for the pipe under the river bottom, connecting from Spring Lake over to the Grand Haven side.  This is scheduled to take place beginning in mid February this year, wrapping up by the end of June, 2019.  Pump controls on the Spring Lake side will also be replaced as part of the project.  A second project that the Village is taking on is an upgrade of a section of Exchange St., including resurfacing, as well as sewer pipe replacement under the street.  The force main project cost is $19.1MM , most of which will be paid for by Spring Lake, Grand Haven and Ferrysburg residents via future water/sewer bills.  The Village sewer system upgrade under and near Exchange St. will cost $1.63MM.  The two projects will be coordinated so that the construction and road closures around Exchange St. will be limited to the February – June window. 
 
More info can be found on both projects on the Spring Lake Village website:  http://www.springlakevillage.org/
 
 
50/50 Winner: Lisa Ashcraft