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Oct 15, 2021
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Oct 22, 2021
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Oct 29, 2021
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The Weekend Starts Here!
Service Above Self
Fridays at 7:15 AM
Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA)
1425 W Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI 48843
United States of America
Join us for tasty BREAKFAST treats, POSITIVE energy and HEARTS of service! Club business starts promptly at 7:30 am, with pledges, announcements, Fine Sheriff duties and HAPPY DOLLARS. A weekly talk ENRICHING our lives takes us to 8:30am.
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Socialization usually begins at 7:15 am. The meeting normally rings in promptly at 7:30! Remember to help set up and help tear down. This is a MEMBERS ONLY meeting. Please no visiting Rotarians or guests. We will be voting as a club on up to THREE MITT beneficiaries. See article elsewhere on Midnight in the Tropics update.




BRING at least $5 for the 50/50 DRAWING.  (The POT is at $105 and growing... there are about 46 cards left.)  Bring SINGLES (or doubles) for HAPPY DOLLARS & FINES.

Click here to join us via ZOOM:

If you cannot make it to the meeting in person, please join us via ZOOM and keep your VIDEO camera on so we can see your smiling faces!
If you do show up, remember the CDC has recommended that EVERYONE wear a mask INDOORS, even if you have had all your shots. All of Michigan now has been designated a high or substantial risk of transmission.
[Did you know that even if you have been "FULLY VACCINATED" and/or have had CoViD ONCE, you still might catch it as a breakthrough infection AND unknowingly spread the virus to others?
Variant D of CoViD-19 is highly transmittable via the air. As infectious as the measles. Mask wearing is OPTIONAL for members, not a requirement. So MAKE GOOD CHOICES!
Official GREETERS this FRIDAY are...
Greeters should arrive no later than 7:15 AM and assist members with name badges, welcoming guests and identifying visiting Rotarians and visitors. And the award for friendliest members goes to...  [the envelope please]:
BOBBIE TERRY [wake up! Grab your coffee! GO!]
If you for some reason you cannot fulfill your annual responsibility to be our OFFICIAL GREETER when assigned, please let me know at least a week in advance. The week of our meeting, you are responsible for arranging your own replacement!
LSRC members Carrie Newstead and Pattie Courtney will be working together this year on ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE!  This amazing program SENDS high school students across the world for study abroad experiences and Rotary involvement. LSRC has hosted numerous students in years past and sponsored some of our local students in their journeys abroad.  Names like Elias, Jason, Dany, Gabby, Vivi, Emily and Juulia come to mind. Countries such as Germany, Peru, Finland and Brazil have been on our radar. Want to be a part of the fun? Contact Pattie today.
📣 Family of Rotary & Tom Archer 📣
More than weekly lunches... Tom has been in charge of the Family of Rotary ever since I have been a member (March, 2016).  He is always AT THE READY to help the club in NUMEROUS WAYS - baseball game outings, marathon challenge support, storage area provisions, fourth of July gatherings, famous BBQ sauce to benefit Rotary, the man in the duck suit, resources galore (like that time we were looking for lodging near the Appalachian Trail), etc. etc. etc. Give that man a ROUND OF APPLAUSE! [And buy him a Cherry Coke!]
Check Out the ClubRunner Calendar at for ALL upcoming events, weekly activities, club business meetings, information about upcoming speakers and MORE!  [HINT:  all of the blue underlined words above are hotlinks for a website or email!]
Get to know your fellow Rotarians better. Join us this month in Brighton starting Wednesday, October 6th. for stimulating conversation, tidbits of inside information, fun and fellowship outside the regular Friday meetings.. Where are we meeting on WEDNESDAY, October 6? That's right, Jameson's Irish Pub where all their food is made fresh from scratch. That's Downtown Brighton at 110 E. Grand River Ave. Limited parking out front, but plenty out back!
Warmest Regards,
Tom Archer
p.s. Whoever gets to Jameson's first, please reserve a couple of tables for about 8 people.
Click on the link here to read their menu and be prepared to order promptly at NOON! You can pre-order and pay on this app as well.
SO high-tech!
Invite  your extended Rotary Family (aka spouses), friends or co-workers. This also is a great way to introduce them to our club and what makes LSRC so special! There simply isn't enough time at our weekly meetings to get to know one another better. SO, EACH ONE BRING ONE. 
BITS 'N' PIECES - News You Can Use
There is a year 'round scrap metal drive taking place at Livingston County Habitat for Humanity's ReStore at 7198 Grand River Road in Brighton. [That's two miles west of I-96, exit 145 on the left hand side of the road.]
Drop off Hours are:
Tuesday- Friday: 9AM-4PM
Saturday: 9AM-2PM
When you arrive drop off a donation, pull through the fenced area at the back of the store. Please stay in your car. Staff and volunteers will happily unload each item. 
For more information, call  (810) 220-9986 ext.110  Call to schedule a pick up for large items. [Like a pickup truck, car, farm equipment, motorcycle, RV, old appliances.]
MITT is COMING! (Midnight in the Tropics)
The 2022 Midnight in the Tropics annual fundraiser is coming! Usually it is held in FEBRUARY but this year it is moving to Saturday, March 5th at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Howell.  
It is important that you attend the meeting this Friday in person. Club members ONLY will be voting on the grant recipients of the funds raised by the Midnight in the Tropics event. [Sorry, no visiting Rotarians, but we won't turn you away at the door.] Those members attending by Zoom will  be unable to vote due to the logistics of counting votes.
Due to the nature of the special meeting this Friday, you are requested to refrain from bringing any guests or visiting Rotarians. 
Thank you.
Yours in service,  
Tim Williams, President
Livingston Sunrise Rotary Foundation.
2022 Beneficiary Selection Proposed Schedule
Note: In lieu of individual nomination presentations the LSRC Foundation Board has reviewed the information from the application forms and pre-selected qualifying candidates.
Friday October 1st    Beneficiary selection vote by entire club membership.
Friday November 5th    Presentation to the club by each beneficiary.  

Approved by LSRF Board.8.20.21
Howell / Livingston Sunrise Rotarians:
Happy Autumn!!!  The Walk to End Alzheimer's will be this coming Saturday, October 2.  Although the 2021 version of the Brighton Walk to End Alzheimer's will take be centered in Brighton, walks will take place all across Livingston County. 
Rotary Clubs throughout the county have formed teams with each team targeting $2000 to help in research, outreach and support to those struggling with the disease. 
I'm excited that the Howell and Livingston Sunrise Rotary collaborative effort has raised $1865 - of 93% of our targeted goal.  A huge THANK YOU to those that have already donated and/or signed up as a team member.  It's not too late to make a donation to our combined efforts by going to  Any level contribution will help in research and to support families that are providing care for loved ones.  We're only $135 away from reaching our goal. We can do this!!!
Our walk this coming Saturday morning will be centered in Howell and begin, as we did last year, in front of the Old Livingston County Courthouse at 10:00 AM.  The weather is projected to be partly cloudy with a temperature of 68 degrees - perfect for gentle stroll of about two miles.  Thanks to Rotarians Heather and Aaron Aeschliman who will be staffing the Rotary Booth in Brighton from 8:00 - 10:30 and thanks to Sandie and Don Cortez for co-chairing this year's Alzheimer's Walk.
I look forward to seeing those of you who'll walk this coming Saturday morning to help bring awareness to this dreaded disease.  
Kind Regards
Nick Proctor, Howell Rotary 
      [*] Nearly 50 million people have it or some form of dementia.
      [*] Only 25% of people with Alzheimer's have had a definitive diagnosis
      [*] Alzheimer's and other dementias are the TOP cause of  disabilities
      [*] The total lifetime cost of care for someone with dementia in 2018 was estimated at $250,174
                 With inflation, in today's dollars, that is about $305,000!
      [*]  One in THREE seniors DIE with some form of dementia. [It doesn't cause their death but it is a contributing factor.]
      [*]  People with Alzheimer's or dementia live only four to eight years after the initial diagnosis.
      [*]  It is the 6th leading cause of death in the USA, and the only one in the Top Ten that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed down.
     [*]  In 30 years, there will be at least 16 million people in America diagnosed with a form of dementia.
     [*]  About 66 percent of people with Alzheimer's are WOMEN
Melisa Person, CDP
Legacy Neighborhood Director
The Willows at Howell
1550 Byron Road
Howell, MI 48843
Next week would you like to learn more about the warning signs of dementia/Alzheimer's disease?  Text "More Info Please on ALZ" to 810-986-9320

While the FDA says you can donate whole blood every 56 days (or up to 6 times in a year) that is a LOT to ask of someone.
Instead, consider donating the gift of life FOUR times a year, or quarterly. That’s every THREE months (or 3,000 miles). Do it once in the summer when supplies are drastically low, donate again around a major holiday when others are too busy. Then pick two other times that are convenient for you!  
For example, donate Tuesday, Oct. 5th at The Brighton Light House from 11am to 6pm and then again in January near New Year’s Day; pick a convenient date in April or May, and then donate a 4th time in late July or anytime in August. We have 30 slots to fill! [I am sure you can work around the schedule for Chilson Hills Church, run by Mike and Penny Murphy. They host a Red Cross blood drive every 56 days, except in the summertime.]
Sign up here for an appointment:    Or contact J. Michael Lenninger (click name for email) for more info! Call or text: (810) 986-9320 
On Sunday, October 10th I'll be riding in Howell Rotary Club's 14th Annual Tour de Livingston [Bicycle Ride]!
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the money raised goes to Livingston County United Way. Last year, Howell Rotary Club presented a check to United Way for more $30,000 with the proceeds from the Tour de Livingston.

Please join me by being part of my effort in this fantastic fundraiser for Livingston County's most needy.
If you'd like to donate online please use the link below that Howell Rotary Club has set up to donate in support of my effort:

I can also accept donations of cash or checks made out to Howell Rotary Club Tour de Livingston
I deeply appreciate any help you can give!
George J. Moses
There's not quite so much work to do as this time of year for the harvest, so a workday has been re-scheduled later this month.  We need Rotarians to wield shovels and rakes and implements of destruction to clear out the garden, put the scraps into the compost pile and put away everything for the winter. [I think. I may be wrong. Won't be the last time. The Garden collected more than 2,000 pounds of fresh produce for Gleaners this year says Jiim Watters. A big thank you to Stephanie Nerby for coordinating this year's efforts.]
If you have any questions please contact Jim Watters  810-225-4420. Or John R. Scotta at 248-535-7466. Join them Saturday mornings to help haul in this fall's harvest!
The Gleaners/Garden Club Community Victory Garden is located on the SW corner of Brighton NC Machine at 7300 Whitmore Lake Rd, Brighton, MI 48116.  
I hope you can join us Wednesday evening, October 27th, for the return of the LIVE, IN PERSON tailgate fund-raiser.
The VINA Tailgate has been a Livingston County tradition since 2008 but we had to go virtual in 2020…it just wasn’t the same. The competition for fundraising supremacy for VINA between “Sparty” and “Blue” just doesn’t work as well in the virtual world.
BTW, Sparty now leads the annual affair 7 wins to 5…just saying, Michigan, it might be time to step up your game.
We need you back; both in person and as a Sponsor but we understand that some of you might still be hesitant to attend in person. Please consider purchasing tickets, a making a donation or becomeing a sponsor through the VINA Tailgate Website. If you cannot attend, we’ll miss you, but our patients will be so grateful for whatever you can do. If you can come, you’re in for a fun evening of the Brighton HS Marching Band, silent auctions, $4$, games, more than a little trash talk and a surprise at the end…
Remember, more than your Team, VINA needs you. HERE is a very short video to remind you why we do what we do and a thank you message from our patients for all you’ve done.
Finally, thank you from me personally for supporting VINA. It means a lot to know you share my desire to help those in our community who cannot afford dental care.
Call me if you would rather write a check, have a cool auction item to donate or have any questions.
Jim Gilmore
Executive Director 
VINA Community Dental Center
"Dental home for people in need"
400 E. Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI 48116
Past District Governor  2013-2014
Rotary International District 6380
SE Michigan, USA and SW Ontario, Canada
Past President  2004-2005, 2019-2020
Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club
Vice-Chair Great Lakes Rotary PETS 2020-2022
RI Council on Legislation Representative 2020-2023
Leadership Transition Services, LLC
"Interim Leadership that Keeps You Moving Forward"
7887 Hamburg Road
Brighton, Michigan 48116
(517) 404-0784 - cell
(810) 231-0607 - home
Good morning Fellow Rotarians!!
 I am oh so very very excited to announce our newest upcoming ALL Member, Friends, Family District Supported Event volunteering at this year's Detroit Free Press Marathon 2021 October 16 & 17th
Yes,  our District will be traveling to the city of Detroit on October 17th to promote our Rotary District 6380 as well as support the runners and especially cheer on our fellow Rotarian runners at this Year's Detroit Marathon - WooWoo!!
Lake Orion Sunrise Rotarian and Director of this year's Marathon's Hydration Stations Julie Barnes Mauer and myself, are teaming together to [wo-]man support water stations throughout the course. We want to engage as many District clubs as possible to display their Rotary District banners and other marketing material and promote our Rotarian Service above self passion all the while supporting and providing the runners with fluids at assigned stations along the course.
Wow what could be more fun and exhilarating for all of us spending the day outside with thousands and thousands of your BEST friends doing good for others as we cheer on our fellow Rotarian runners and keep all runners hydrated!
 I encourage you ALL to sign up today even our Canadian family if possible pending border crossing and bring your family, friends, club members to this fun and exciting event in Downtown Detroit.
                                   Date:  Sunday October 17, 2021
                                   Time:  6:30a.m. to 11:30a.m 
           Contact:  Julie Barnes Mauer (
                                                           (phone (248-830-7270)
  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: District 6380 & Detroit Marathon
Lastly, as an added bonus for volunteering, we will all receive a Detroit Marathon Fleece Hooded Jacket - Wowsa!! So hurry and sign up today and plan to attend our first organization meeting on October 5th -- more info coming soon. I promise!
WooWoo, this will be so much fun!!
`Brenda "Woo-Woo" Tipton
Michigan Rotary District 6380 Governor, 2021-22
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Getting to Know You... NEW MEMBER PROFILE
Where are you from?  Where did you go to school?
I was born in Bay City, Michigan  At the age of 7, my family moved to South Redford. I graduated from Lee M. Thurston High School and then attended Michigan State University [GO GREEN!] and obtained a degree in Special Education - Physically and Otherwise Health Impaired (POHI) and Mental Impairment (MI). 
I then received my Master's of Arts in Learning Disabilities at Marygrove College and I earned my Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership in Special and General Education from Eastern Michigan University [GO EMUs!].  [That's Lorna and her husband Bob of 37 years. They are grandparents, too!]
What have you learned about yourself and others during this COViD-19 crisis?   
I have a deep belief in God [Lutheran] and I believe that that has been an asset during this pandemic. While I have concerns, I do have a level of comfort. I also believe in The Common Good. That belief has also been a driving force in my actions during this time.  I also believe that Science and my basic beliefs can go hand-in-hand.

Coke or Pepsi?  Batman or Superman?  Dogs or cats?
Coca-Cola, Superman, dogs. [Who took the Pepsi Challenge? I could always tell the difference. I'm from The Deep South. What soft drink do you think is my fave?]

What do/did you do professionally?
I worked for Livonia Public Schools for 37 years. I was a teacher for 15 years and an administrator for 22 years. I held the following positions: Learning Specialist, Helping Teacher Consultant, Resource Room Teacher, Homebound Teacher, Elementary School Principal, [Taylor, Cooper AND Webster] and retired as Director of Student Services (Special Education and other support services) in 2010.

Personal Life: spouse, siblings, children, hobbies, pets?
I am the oldest of six children: myself, four brothers and a younger sister. I have been married to my husband, Bob for 49 years. We have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and six grandchildren. 
I have had the enjoyment of owning four Golden Retrievers over the years. As for hobbies: I enjoy reading [duh, literacy], sports – both participating in and watching (MSU Football and Detroit Tigers [Take us out to the ballgame, Lorna? I'll buy the Cracker Jacks.]and grandchildren), and working with community organizations that support my underlying love of education.

What is one of our super-talents?
I would say that I am organized.  My brothers might say that I am bossy. I enjoy thinking and have been blessed to continue with activities after retirement that let me use my talents/skills as well as allowing me to think and create.

What is your favorite book/(movie)?  Favorite restaurant?
My favorite book/movie has always been Gone with the Wind.  I can remember reading it for the first time.  While I enjoy Clark Gable, I have always found the book and movie to be thought-provoking and entertaining.

What’s one thing your parents taught you that completely changed your life?  
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
When I was in elementary school and in later school years, I heard a common message from my father. He said, What do you want to be when you grow up?  You can be anything you want to be. I will always be there for you.”

He supported me in so many endeavors.  I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was seven years of age. [Choked on much dust cleaning chalk boards? I loved clapping the erasers together.]  And I was given the opportunities to explore/pursue that goal as well as many others.

Of what are you most afraid?  
I am afraid of losing the opportunity to think.  I have been lucky to have many opportunities over my life to think and create.

If you suddenly won a million dollars and did not have to work or worry about money, what would you do with all your free time?
Realistically, I don’t think that winning a million dollars would provide me with any more “free-time”.  While I may be retired, I believe that having money does require that you support your family and community in appropriate and substantial ways.  hile that support may not be defined in dollars alone, it does require a thoughtful process to meet the needs of your family and others. While there may be more vacation time, there will also be time allocated to developing the appropriate support that is needed.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mary St. Pierre
September 6
Janet Burns
September 10
Elias Stich
September 12
John Scotta
September 17
Steve Gronow
September 21
Wayne Perry
September 22
Mike Lenninger
September 24
Kate Lawrence
September 30
Spouse Birthdays
Laurie Watts
September 12
Jill Fredrickson
September 25
Join Date
Jim Gilmore
September 1, 1996
25 years
Peggy Hall-Davenport
September 16, 1997
24 years
Eric Galbraith
September 23, 2020
1 year
Mark Robinson
September 24, 2017
4 years
Jerry Beamer
September 27, 2018
3 years
Where to Make Up a Rotary Meeting in our Area

You can enjoy a meal with local Rotarians every day of the week:

Monday - Lunch - Howell at Howell Board of Education Room at the Administration Building (on Highlander Way)

Tuesday - Lunch - Brighton at the Brighton Community Building (aka the Boy Scout Building)
Tuesday - Lunch - Lyon Area at Abbey Park at Mill Milford Road, south of I-96, across from Coyote Golf Club 

Wednesday - Lunch - Fowlerville at First United Methodist Church on 2nd Street

Thursday - Breakfast - Hartland Rotary Club, at the Hartland Insurance Agency (Old US 23, just north of M 59).  

Thursday - Lunch - Novi at Suburban Collection Showcase
                - NOON - Milford Rotary Club, Bakers at Milford, 2925 S. Milford Road
Take the opportunity to see other clubs, meet other Rotarians and see how they do things. These count as "Make Up" meetings if you can't attend your regular weekly club meeting.