Posted on May 27, 2020
Our presenter on May 27th was our “Red Badger” Jackie Gleason.  This is where new members get to share with the club a little about themselves and that they do for a living.
Jackie’s talk focused on how much she is enjoying being in Rotary, even if a quarter of her time has been virtual meetings.  She noted the humor of the roving reporters, the in-house speakers, such as Scott Matthews, Murray Davis, and Liz Vogel.  Her first time at our Club was to see Anna Gleason, our outbound exchange student to Finland, give a presentation. 
Jackie has been very involved, attending Cruise for a Cause, the Progressive Dinner, the GPYC holiday dinner, and is an active euchre player.  Her community service projects included gathering coats at Northeast Integrated Health and manning the phones at the MI Humane Society telethon.
All of these events have led to the development of new friendships, which she greatly appreciates. She is already looking out 20 years and hopes the Club continues to bring in committed Rotarians.  
Jackie shared pictures of  her wedding announcement, the family she is marrying into, and the prepping of her new condo.  Her wedding, originally scheduled for April, is now set for June 27th
Prompted by a question, Jackie mentioned that she is a Financial Services Professional for the New York Life Insurance Company.  She used to be a teacher and believes her current profession is a calling. If  interested in learning more, she has  a brochure available.