Joe Beck, Mayor of Stryker, addressed the Stryker Rotary Club at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 12th. Joe thanked the club for all they have done over the years for the citizens of Stryker. He also said he was happy to see that the club was hosting a fund raising dinner on Mother’s Day to support the Summer Rec Program and the new Canine Unit for the Stryker Police Department. He encouraged the members to visit a council meeting. He said he felt the Stryker Rotary had helped to get the word out on the November vote for reallocation of funds, and this reallocation is going to help keep 24 hour coverage for the Police Department. Joe also said he was very happy to see the newly remodeled Grisier Funeral Home in the downtown area. He said the village has been involved with discussions with a potential buyer for the FERRO property; and several other businesses are looking at improvements in business this year. All of these things will provide a positive impact to the village. Joe also said he has heard mixed comments about the new football program for Stryker Schools, but one thing he has noticed is the excitement with the children of the district. He also told of a new “Good Neighbor Award” that will be issued this year, and people can be nominated on the village web site. He announced that Patsy Mealer has agreed to head up an economic development program for Stryker. Joe also felt the current council is working very well together. Joe Beck, on the left, is pictured with Stryker Rotary Member Ron Short.