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Mike Lenninger
Oct 08, 2021
The District 6380 Rotary Foundation
Oct 15, 2021
Livingston Literacy Coalition
Oct 22, 2021
Medicare Overview & Missteps.
Oct 29, 2021
Club Social
Nov 05, 2021
Presentations by Selected MITT Beneficiaries
Nov 12, 2021
Nov 19, 2021
Who We Are - Walk with a Doc
Dec 03, 2021
Overview of Livingston County Prosecutor's Office
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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. Coffee will be HOT! (Bring your own cream and artificial sweetners if we don't have what you like.)
The meeting normally rings in promptly at 7:30. Remember to help set up and help tear down. Please anyone bring someone to breakfast. Pay Madam Treasurer $9, please.

BRING at least $5 for the 50/50 DRAWING.  (The POT is at $105 and growing... there are about 43 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!
🏫 Traveling Board Meetings 🏫
This season we are holding our board meetings at the business locations of LSRC members. We've met at Cobb Hall Insurance, the Livingston County Jail, Ohana Karate and are looking forward to meetings at Livingston County Catholic Charities for the October Board Meeting
It is a wonderful way to get to know our members and their respective businesses a little better.  If you and your business are interested in hosting a 7:30 am LSR Board Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month through June 2022, please contact the president.
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 13? 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.]
October 20: District 6380 Dynamic Polio Speaker Event: Rotary District 6380 is pleased to partner with the Literati Book Store on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:00p.m. to present a conversation with noted author, Jim Tobin, in support of End Polio Now.
November 9:  District 6380 and 6400 Foundation+Membership Celebration Event: Let’s celebrate with a special event dedicated to our Rotary Foundation and Newer Members.  Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones and PolioPlus Director Michael McGovern will emcee this evening of fundraising, auctions and new member recognition.  Attend the Gala,  become a Sponsor, share a moment with our guest speakers in the VIP room and much, much more!  Register Here:  Foundation + Membership Gala
You are invited to the October LSR Board meeting.  2021/22 LSR Board members will attend with updates in their administrative areas. LSRC team leaders also join to share information and offer input.  All club members may attend in person or via Zoom.
Information about the meeting, including a link to the Zoom option, the agenda and any meeting-related documents from President Jamie N. are available via the LSRC ClubRunner Calendar. Please take advantage of this comprehensive online system, purchased and provided for our Rotary purposes and convenience.
All Board members will review and update the Board meeting agenda with headings for their reports, as needed.
LSRC Board meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 am. The expectation is to finish these meetings by 9:00 am, with the possibilities of earlier or later ending times, as needed.
The location of the meeting this month is Livingston County Catholic Charities, who's executive director is our very own LSRC Team Leader for Programs & Speakers, MrMark Robinson. See calendar for location details.
Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and thank you so much for all you do to work together, change lives and daily put on service above self for LSRC!
Yours truly,
Jamie Nicholson
President 2021/2022
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.  
The beneficiaries you club members selected for our fundraising efforts are Reaching Higher, Special Ministries, a program of Livingston County Catholic Chairities, and our own LSRC Foundation.
Many thanks to the LSRC Foundation Board for establishing the rules and rubrics for this year's nominations of beneficiaries. They always are open for suggestions to improve the process. 
2022 MITT Beneficiary Selection 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 November 5th    Presentation to the club by each beneficiary.  

Approved by LSRF Board.8.20.21
The Howell and Livingston Sunrise Rotary collaborative effort raised about $2,000! - of 93%  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
The walk last Saturday morning, starting in front of the Old Livingston County Courthouse, was two miles long under perfect weather conditions. Not too hot, not too cold; JUST RIGHT.  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.
Kindest 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
On Sunday, October 10th I'll be riding in Howell Rotary Club's 14th Annual Tour de Livingston [a 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 2020 Tour de Livingston.

Please join me by being part of my effort in this fantastic fundraiser for Livingston County's most needy. 

Hello Fellow Livingston Sunrise Rotary Members!

I am riding in the 2021 Howell Rotary Club's Tour de Livingston next weekend  and the events proceeds are earmarked to help transform the quality of life for struggling local working families, through focused programs and initiatives via the Livingston County United Way. 

I would sincerely appreciate your support for this fundraiser and my goal. You can donate now and by following the attached link!

You can give with any major credit card and it only takes a couple of minutes of your time. I appreciate it so very much.

Thank you for joining me!

George Watts

[George is a very private person and does NOT like seeing his photograph in a newsletter or especially not on the internet! However, if someone could snap a picture of him from the BACK with him on his bicycle, that would work!]

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 becoming 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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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.