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Breakfast Club Archive

OCTOBER 2022

October 28, 2022

Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker chat with Bob Copping from SHOUT for South Haven and Griffin Graham, South Haven Assistant City Manager, to discuss the proposed 4-Season Fireplace for Dyckman Park and fundraising efforts! 

October 21, 2022

Continuing our topic of “Filling Your Bucket,” we will discuss both extremes today! Hosts Teresa R. Getman, Roaslie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker will talk gratitude with 8 to Great coach Abby Goodlaxson, then they will chat with Kariann Johnson from new South Haven business, I-Rage, on today’s Breakfast Club.

October 14, 2022

Ten reasons we can’t say NO to people. Back on The Breakfast Club again this week is the author of 8 to Great and creator of the 8 to Great K-12 Curriculum, MK Mueller. 8togreat.com

October 7, 2022

On this week’s episode, Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker welcome back author of 8 to Great and creator of the 8 to Great K-12 Curriculum, MK Mueller. 8togreat.com

SEPTEMBER 2022

September 30, 2022

On this week’s episode of The Friday Morning Breakfast Club, we will continue with the topic of filling your bucket. We are delighted to welcome back mental health expert, neuroscientist, and best selling author, Dr. Caroline Leaf! Dr. Leaf will talk about her latest book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess.

September 23, 2022

On this week’s episode of The Friday Morning Breakfast Club, fill up your bucket with author, life coach, and motivational speaker Tammy Stuhr. Need a shot of positive thinking? Listen to this empowering episode with Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker!

September 16, 2022

“What flips your lid?” On this week’s episode, we share pet peeves behind the wheel and get advice for safe driving from an expert, Dan Bishop, Managing Director or the Van Buren County Road Commission. vbcrc.org

September 9, 2022

Back in time today as Scott Reinert, consultant to the South Haven Convention and Visitors Bureau, introduces us the new Sesquicentennial Trail in South Haven’s Stanley Johnston Park. Then Ashley Deming, Marketing Director of the Michigan Maritime Museum, invites us to a new series of lectures on Steamships in South Haven. All on today’s Breakfast Club!

September 2, 2022

On today’s episode, it’s great music and Great Lakes Pirates, as we continue to celebrate South Haven and beyond, and highlight some great organizations! Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Zachary Parker from Great Lakes Pirates about the upcoming Pirate Invasion. Then they'll talk with Foundry Hall’s Larry Brown about the South Haven Jazz Festival.

AUGUST 2022

August 26, 2022

On this week’s episode of The Friday Morning Breakfast Club, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker first chat with Women Who Care, then the people who care for animals at the Al-Van Humane Society!

August 19, 2022

Let’s pack the pier and eat ice cream on today’s edition of The Friday Morning Breakfast Club! First we'll hear from Bruce Thatcher, Vietnam Veteran and Steelheaders Member as he explains all that goes into the special events planned for the Salute to Veterans. Then we'll chat with Bev Brown, chairperson of the Community Wide Ice Cream Social.

August 12, 2022

On today’s episode: It’s BTS (Back to School) Monday, August 29th! TRANSPORTATION SPECIALISTS and HELPFUL PARENTS needed! SHPS Transportation Director Amy Walantyn and Maple Grove PTO Trish Barnes chat with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

August 5, 2022

AAUW Used Book Sale deals at Blueberry Festival and the return of South Haven Rotary Club’s Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast on today’s episode of The Breakfast Club!

JULY 2022

July 30, 2022

Ice cream for The Mitten, and picturesque beer and wine fundraiser for Caring Circle with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker on this week’s edition of The Breakfast Club!

July 22, 2022

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker explore Habitat for Humanity and the new Restore in South Haven with Procurement Manager, Joel Russcher, and Restore Manager, Ryan Jenkins.

July 15, 2022

On this week’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with blueberry grower, Mike DeGrandchamp. Then, learn all about a new “House of David” documentary film, directed and produced by South Haven’s Rob Byrd of Moondog Productions.

July 8, 2022

July 1, 2022

JUNE 2022

June 24, 2022

Today we continue our celebration of South Haven and beyond. Two great Summer events are coming soon! Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Lyla and Ashley from APG (Aqua Performance Group) and “Merfest” as well as Kerry Hagy from The South Haven Center for the Arts.

June 17, 2022

Harborfest’s Dragon Boats and a Juneteenth celebration are today’s topics on The Friday Morning Breakfast Club with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker!

June 10, 2022

“The Theatre, The Theatre!” On today’s show, The president of the South Haven Theatre Series, Mary Sue Lyon, and Kendra Kingsbury reveal this season’s exciting performances!

June 3, 2022

Summer is almost here and so are many great events like the annual Swap Meet and Flea Market at the Flywheelers Museum in South Haven. President Pat Ingalls chats with us today about the event and latest at the museum!

MAY 2022

May 27, 2022

Rosalie Plechaty, Teresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker chat with two highly decorated and gifted students in the South Haven History Club! They hold a number of titles including ‘top 10’ in the nation and state champions! Nick Sheppard and Miles Daugherty are joined by their Coach, Julie Sheppard.

May 20, 2022

On today’s episode of The Breakfast Club, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker celebrate South Haven’s TOP students. But first, a word from TOP Educator, Superintendent Kevin Schooley.

May 13, 2022

Today Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker turn from ‘What’s New’ to ‘Celebrating SW Michigan!' We'll start by celebrating scholarships and sailing ships with Dene Hadden and Tristan Wilson.

May 6, 2022

What’s new? The South Pier Creamery & Market is about to open in South Haven! Meet owner, Rebecca Niehus. Then we get an update on the SHARA Disc Golf Course and what’s next for the property! All on this week’s Breakfast Club with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

APRIL 2022

April 29, 2022

Today we ‘Create and Connect’ with Kerry Hagy, Director of the South Haven Center for the Arts and Sarah Rydecki, teaching coordinator and facilitator of the Create and Connect program. What is it all about? How can you be a part of it? Click play to find out!

April 22, 2022

What’s new for '22? On this week’s episode, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker learn about something called ‘Centering Prayer’ from Michelle Reineck and Diana Wright from the Meditation/Centering Prayer Group at The Church of the Epiphany in South Haven.

April 15, 2022

The Boys & Girls Club isn’t ‘new,’ for ’22, but it is in South Haven! Meet Mak Roberts, Campus Director, and CEO. Makenzie Kastl, of The Boys & Girls Club of Greater SW Michigan on this week’s Breakfast Club with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

April 8, 2022

April 1, 2022

What’s new in '22? Meet Nadia Escandon and HostelSoHa! All you need to know from Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker on this week’s episode!

MARCH 2022

March 25, 2022

What’s new in '22? A group of local business consultants, coaches, and mentors are partnering to help new businesses get off the ground and help existing businesses grow! Today, Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with two of the individuals making a series of seminars happen: Michelle Mollard and Dana Hullinger.

March 18, 2022

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker take time today to find out what is ‘new for 22’ with Veteran Services of Van Buren County. Our guest, Lieutenant Colonel Retired David Krzycki, Director.

March 11, 2022

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker continue to explore “What’s New for '22!” This week we chat with Diane Rigozzi, Executive Director of Senior Services of Van Buren County about the new center in South Haven!

March 4, 2022

Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker speak with Lori Antkoviak, Director of Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center.

FEBRUARY 2022

February 25, 2022

Historical Association of South Haven (H.A.S.H.) President Jim Ollgaard chats about What’s New in '22, including a virtual walk through of the Forest House, South Haven's first hotel.

February 18, 2022

“Braver Angels?” Have you heard about them? You’ll hear from two today! Mary Thomas Vallens and Josie Reich are chatting with Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

February 11, 2022

On today’s episode, more of What’s New in '22 as we anticipate the re-opening of the South Haven Memorial Library! Director Jim France gives us the latest on when it will finally open, with your hosts Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

February 4, 2022

South Haven Council member and Executive Director of The Mitten Children’s Museum, Wendi Onuki, shares “What’s New in '22” with Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

JANUARY 2022

January 28, 2022

This week’s show features South Haven City Manager Kim Hosier and County Board member Gail Patterson Gladney with ‘What’s new for 22’ in Van Buren County and the City of South Haven.

January 21, 2022

What’s new in '22? On this week’s Breakfast Club, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker chat with Congressman Fred Upton and Senator Arik Nesbitt about what’s new in Washington and in Lansing.

January 14, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King day is Monday. Today, Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Major Cooper, Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Lake Michigan College as he shares their plans to celebrate Dr. King next week.

January 7, 2022

2021 is in the rear-view mirror. 2022 lies ahead FULL of opportunity! Today Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker usher in a new YOU for 22! And... a FREE GIFT for 15 listeners at the end of the podcast!!

NOVEMBER 2021

November 26, 2021

Today Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker introduce you to an organization that feeds multitudes here and abroad! Molly Kooi joins us from Feed America.

November 19, 2021

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker have another installment in the ‘Wellness before the Holidays” series today. Today’s focus is on Financial Health! Stephanie Timmer from The South Haven Banking Center of Sturgis Bank and Tom Schwarko from Whiteford Wealth are guests.

November 12, 2021

Civil discourse over the holidays? Yes, it’s possible! This week Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker speak with Steve Bergman and David Joseph, members of Braver Angels. Braver Angels is a national organization that seeks to depolarize America. We promise – there IS hope for a peaceful holiday dinner!

November 5, 2021

Today’s show continues to focus on wellness heading in to the holiday season. Today’s guests are here to help through some of the most difficult times. Please welcome Dr. Melinda Gruber, President of Caring Circle, Vice President of Continued Care Services at Spectrum Health Lakeland, and also serving as Interim President of Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation; and Stephanie Kohler-Pagan, Director of Bereavement and Lory’s Place.

OCTOBER 2021

October 29, 2021

Continuing our series on being well. We explore ‘Wellness in the Workplace” with Heather Cole and Laura Goos from United Way of Southwest Michigan.

October 22, 2021

Our theme this month is ‘Wellness.’ Wellness at ANY age! Today’s show is focused on the “Art of Aging” with Christine Vanlandingham, COO of the Area Agency on Aging.

October 15, 2021

Today, Kelly Ellis from Water’s Edge Counseling Services joins Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker for another segment on "wellness before the holiday season." (Parents will ESPECIALLY BENEFIT from this segment.)

Contact Water’s Edge Counseling Services at 269-872-3498 or Watersedgecounselingservices.com

October 8, 2021

Being Well! That’s what we’re focused on in October. Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker are happy to welcome back one of our most popular guests: author, speaker, singer, and "Ted Talker" MK Mueller! Today we will discuss "10 Self-Talk Freedom Phrases and Why They Work.” Plus as a bonus: "4 phrases never to say to your hubby and 3 to use every day!" And…"Why You Need to Say 'No' to Almost Everything and How to Do It!"

October 1, 2021

As we anticipate another holiday season, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker enter a series of Breakfast Club shows about “Being Well!” Dr. Lori Dotson is first up with some tips for how to get moving! Ready?? CLICK PLAY!

SEPTEMBER 2021

September 24, 2021

Today we celebrate Women in Business as Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker visit with Entrepreneurs Karen Vogelmann of KVK LLC Builders and Debi Howe, Greater Kalamazoo Business Resources Chair and SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan Branch Chair.

September 17, 2021

This week’s show is full of history and heritage as Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker speak with Pokagon Band Tribal Chairwoman Rebecca Richards.

September 9, 2021

Microbrewers Dan Ballock from The South Haven Brew Pub and Carrie Troyer from Three Blondes Brewing join Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker for National “Drink a Beer” week!

September 3, 2021

Today on the Friday Morning Breakfast Club, Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker go Geo Caching! Never heard of it? Steve Bassette, President of MiGO, a Michigan Geocaching Organization, will fill us in!

AUGUST 2021

August 27, 2021

“Kiss and Make Up” today on the Breakfast Club as Theresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker explore relationships, partnerships and friendships as they chat with Dana Middleton from ABL Mediation.

August 20, 2021

Today we go ‘back to school’ with Mr. Kevin Schooley, Superintendent at South Haven Public Schools, and Mr. Jeremy Burleson, Director of Regional Campuses for Lake Michigan College. New, exciting classes await our students in safe and welcoming environments.

August 13, 2021

This week's Breakfast Club features Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker with Barry Fidelman, discussing Jewish history and the beautiful First Hebrew Congregation in South Haven.

August 6, 2021

With Blueberry Festival back next week, everything is BLUE this week! Theresa R. Getman and Paul Layendecker chat with Shelly Hartmann from True Blue Farms, Kiley Tippman, Director of the National Blueberry Festival, and Blueberry Queen Katie Schooley.

JULY 2021

July 30, 2021

This show is all about wine and cheese! Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker converse with Dave Braganini from St. Julian Winery and Mike Koch from Firefly Farms.

July 23, 2021

Ever wonder about the story behind Sherman’s Dairy in South Haven? Janet Lynam, one of the 13 Sherman grandchildren speaks to Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

July 16, 2021

We’re all ‘abuzz’ about today’s Friday Breakfast Club as Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker chat with two bee keepers! Charlotte Hubbard, President of the Kalamazoo Bee Club and Bee Keeper John Zysk. BzzZZzzz…

July 9, 2021

V-A-C-A-TION is the topic of today’s Breakfast Club with Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker. The trio chats with Amanda from the South Haven-Van Buren County Visitor’s Bureau and Beth Bocock, co-owner of Bumbleberry Acres!

July 2, 2021

A "Patriotic Twist” to this week’s Breakfast Club as Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker chat History Club and "Independence" with Julie Sheppard, Teacher and History Coach from North Shore school in South Haven. Then D.A.R. Good Citizen Award winner from South Haven High School, Hailey Copeman.

JUNE 2021

June 25, 2021

SUMMER IS HERE! And this week on The Breakfast Club, Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker chat with Chief Brandon Hinz from South Haven Area Emergency Services and introduce you to Lake Arvesta Farms and Sports Park with owner Brian DeBest! Have a GREAT Summer!

June 18, 2021

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker are joined by Monique Crowley detailing the Juneteenth Celebration in South Haven. Kim Wise, Human Resource Director for the City of South Haven, joins in to discuss updated diversity and inclusion initiatives in City hiring practices, as well as plans for this year's Blueberry Festival.

June 11, 2021

This week’s Breakfast Club features Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker. They are joined by Michigan Teacher of the Year, Leah Porter, and Liji Hanny from The Boy’s and Girl’s Club.

June 4, 2021

SCHOOL’S OUT! Time to nap and play! Today’s show: “The Art of Napping and Playing” with Teresa Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, and Paul Layendecker.

MAY 2021

May 28, 2021

Steve Hamilton, Squadron Historian at American Legion Post 49 South Haven and Jay Marcoux owner of “The Congregation” Restaurant join Paul Layendecker, Rosalie Plechaty and Teresa Getman on this week’s Breakfast Club!

May 21, 2021

On this week’s Friday Breakfast Club, Teresa Getman and Rosalie Plechaty chat with Ashley Deming, Director of Education and Administration at the Michigan Maritime Museum.

May 14, 2021

On this week’s Breakfast Club, Teresa Getman and Rosalie Plechaty celebrate “National Waitstaff Appreciation Day,” which is May 21st. They chat with three local people that have made service a career: Diz Schultz, Topher Wondergem, and Colin Plechaty! Click and Enjoy!

May 7, 2021

Welcome to “April Showers bring May Flowers” month! In this week’s Podcast, Rosalie Plechaty and Teresa Getman chat with Lauren Cook from Cultivate Containers and Design and Aaron Priebe, Arborist for the City of South Haven.

APRIL 2021

April 30, 2021

This week, South Haven School Board Superintendent Kevin Schooley and School Board President Laura Bos chat with Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker about next week’s school bond vote. Learn more at shps.org.

April 22, 2021

Our series, “It's Good to be Green!" continues with two great places to camp and glamp in South Haven! Rosalie Plechaty and Teresa Getman chat with Rob Kempton and Scott Whiteford, owners of the Kal-Haven Outpost, and Irene Wood, owner of The Fields!

April 16, 2021

“It’s Good to be Green!” is the April theme on The Breakfast Club with Teresa Getman and Rosalie Plechaty. Today’s guest is Scott Reinert, Director of the South Haven/Van Buren Convention and Visitors Bureau. There’s PLENTY of ‘green’ right here!

April 9, 2021

April’s theme is “It’s Good to be Green!” Joining Teresa Getman and Rosalie Plechaty today: Mr. Dan Williamson, Chair of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Memorial Fund Board of Trustees, and volunteer Carrie Sauter.

April 2, 2021

April’s theme is “It’s Good to be Green!” And we’re kicking it off with guests from the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy. Mitch Lettow and Hillary Hunt join Rosalie and Teresa this week! Swmlc.org.

MARCH 2021

March 26, 2021

Paul Layendecker and Teresa Getman wrap up the “Kicking Cleaning to the Curb” series as we visit with Mr. Randy Bartles, retired English teacher (for nearly 40 years) at South Haven High School. Today we’re ‘cleaning up’ our English!

March 19, 2021

Week 3 of the “Kicking Cleaning to the Curb” series as Jill Adams, Productivity Consultant and Coach for “Learn Do Become,” joins Rosalie Plechaty and Teresa Getman to help ‘Clean up our lives!” Great! Tips! Here!

March 12, 2021

Continuing our March series on “Kicking Cleaning to the Curb!” Rosalie Plechaty and Teresa Getman chat with Seventh Generation Director of Sustainability and Authenticity, Martin Wolfe. And they’ll share some ‘hacks’ for using natural cleaning products!

March 5, 2021

Teresa Getman and Rosalie Plechaty kick off “Kicking Cleaning to the Curb” month with Neuroscientist, Mental Health Expert, and Best Selling author, Dr. Caroline Leaf, discussing her latest book called “Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess.”

FEBRUARY 2021

February 26, 2021

Today we wrap up our February series: “What’s love got to do with it?” Noted life coach and author of the book “Eight to Great,” M.K. Mueller is back! www.8togreat.com, school@8togreat.com, Text: 8togreat to 22828. Books available on Amazon.com.

February 19, 2021

This week we continue the February theme of ‘What’s love got to do with it?’ Today it’s “Babies and Puppies,” with OBGYN MD Ashley Dupuis from Spectrum Health Lakeland, and Rene Rush, Executive Director of the Al-Van Humane Society!

February 12, 2021

Today’s show is all about ‘LOVE’ with a couple of newlyweds age 80 and 92, and a couple that is celebrating 66 years of marriage. Happy Valentines Day weekend!

February 5, 2021

February is ‘Healthy Heart Month.’ Great heart healthy info for ALL ages on today’s show, featuring guests from the American Heart Association: Margo Tramel, Winni Walsh, and Brecken Bussey, along with Gobles Elementary PE Teacher Andrew Seidel. 1-800-AHA-USA1

JANUARY 2021

January 29, 2021

The “Chunky, Hunky, Drunky and Funky” series wraps up today with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker. How Dr. Lori Dotson has made a major ‘pivot’ in her life. Then the originators of “Sober Sisters.” AA 866-977-9217 Call 24-7

January 22, 2021

The “Chunky, Hunky, Drunky and Funky” series continues today with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker. Today ‘Hunky,’ with noted life coach and author of the book “Eight to Great,” M.K. Mueller, helping us get our New Year off on in a positive and hopeful way!

January 15, 2021

“Chunky, Hunky, Drunky and Funky” series begins with Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty, Paul Layendecker and their guests John and Jim from The Butler Pantry and Ken Wood from The Bronson Wellness Center.

January 8, 2021

Teresa R. Getman, Rosalie Plechaty and Paul Layendecker chat with local historian Tom Renner, about the long history of “The Breakfast Club” on WJOR and COSY radio. And they ‘set the stage’ for future Breakfast Club shows!