Allendale Rotary Club welcomed Nancy Crandall, Asst. Governor of the Muskegon River Region, and Township Supervisor, Jerry Alkema, to the regularly scheduled meeting.  

Ms. Crandall spoke of the work being done in Honduras to bring water filters to that country.  Rotary is committed to installing 40,000 water filters over the next five years.  Ms. Crandall recently went to Honduras with 18 Rotarians who installed 60 water filters. She also encouraged members to attend the District Conference in Cadillac and the national conference in New Orleans.

Mr. Alkema briefed the club on the township's budget picture with state revenue sharing and the reduction in property values.  The good news is that the census is up about 7,000 from year 2000 to year 2010.  He also spoke of new business projects such as the Countryside Greenhouse move to M-45, Alsward Terrace development, and Campus Row.  The township is working to make the land use map interactive on its website.

Dan Remenap thanked those club members who participated in the high school Reality Store experience at Allendale High School the previous day.