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The District 6380 Rotary Foundation
Oct 08, 2021
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Oct 15, 2021
Livingston Literacy
Oct 22, 2021
Medicare Overview & Missteps.
Oct 29, 2021
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Nov 05, 2021
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Nov 12, 2021
Nov 19, 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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Join us this Friday for a hot breakfast at the Livingston Educational Service Agency at 1425 West Grand River in Howell, courtesy of the Livingston County Senior Nutrition Program. 

EVERY ONE should BRING ONE guest in SEPTEMBER. Guest breakfasts are $9 per guest. Please pay Mrs. Penny Murphy.

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.

WEATHER FORECAST FRIDAY is for winds out of the WSW at 8 mph, only an 8 percent chance of rain. BUT IT WILL BE 48 degrees F.  Wear a light jacket. After all, it's Fall Y'all!




BRING at least $5 for the 50/50 DRAWING.  (The POT is $110 and growing thanks to a generous donation by Peggy Davenport, the luckiest woman alive for winning 50/50. Ask her to select YOUR card for $20 extra.)

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. [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  9/24/21 are...
Greeters should arrive no later than 7:15 AM and assist members with name badges, welcoming guests and identifying visiting Rotarians and visitors.
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!
This GREAT group of LSRC members STAYS IN TOUCH and keeps us connected. Whether checking in or offering encouragement, these caring Rotarians are making phone calls or sending text messages, cards and flowers to brighten our days [Especially if you live in BRIGHTON].  BIG PLANS are in the works, too, for a FUN FALL ACTIVITY during our club meetup on October 29th.  Want to join up? Contact Luanne Bibbee and plan to attend the next meeting on Oct. 5th @ 8am.
📣 DISTRICT 6380... The Website! 📣
If you haven't already looked a the REVAMPED website for our Rotary District, please take a minute to CHECK IT OUT! In addition to an impressive slideshow, you'll find informative pieces about club activities, the District Governor nomination invitation,  and a monthly "Woo Woo" newsletter.
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 HOWELL on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER  28th for stimulating conversation, tidbits of inside information, fun and fellowship outside the regular Friday meetings.. Our last meeting in Howell this month is next TUESDAY. Odd months are Tuesdays in Howell. Even months are Wednesdays in Brighton. Where are we meeting on WEDNESDAY, October 6?
Warmest Regards,
Tom Archer
p.s. Whoever gets there first, please reserve a couple of tables for about 8 people. [The back bench on the patio if the weather is nice.] Join us every TUESDAY in SEPTEMBER at Corratii's Pizzeria, home of authentic Napoletana Pizza, delicious homemande Italian sorbetto and gelato, and BOCCE Ball! 316 East Grand River Avenue in Downtown Howell. And bring a friend, co-worker or family. Park in back on the street, if you can't find a spot.
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!
Inivte  your extended Rotary Family (aka spouses), friends or co-workers. This also is a great way to introduce friends and colleagues to our club! 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
Check out this video fresh from Team Rotary GO! on the Appalachian Trail this past weekend.
LSRC members, family & friends traveled to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia for SERVICE ABOVE SELF.  🌎  It was clean up time on the trail, and we collected more than 50 pounds of trash [in 5-gallon buckets] -- mostly broken glass, after about two hours on roughly two miles on or near the path. [Whatever happened to the policy if you pack it in, pack it out, and pick up some extra trash, too?]

Yours truly,
Jamie Nicholson
President 2021/2022
Steve Gronow is still looking for a few good women AND men to join his landscaping crew. Apply online by filling out this application for Chestnut Home Builders and REAL ESTATE.  
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.  
See schedule below. to Club Membership will vote Friday, October 1st on up to THREE worthy charities that have been vetted by the LSRC Foundation Board Members. You won't want to miss this meeting.
Thank you.
Yours in service,  
Tim Williams, President
Livingston Sunrise Rotary Foundation.
2022 Beneficiary Selection Proposed Schedule
Saturday September 18th thru Thursday September 30th    Nomination vetting process by LSRC Foundation Board.
Note: In lieu of individual nomination presentations we will be reviewing the information from the application forms.
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
As your District Governor or rather your CEO "Chief Encouragement Officer" for the 2021-2022 year I want to encouraged all clubs to review and consider planning a river cleanup event. It's part of the big RI Environmental Initiative.

This event is a global celebration of the world's waterways, observed every last Sunday in September.  Rivers in every country face an array of threats, and World Rivers Day promotes the active involvement of citizens to ensure the health of rivers in the years ahead.

Chatham Sunrise Rotary in Canada is already planning a cleanup event for their McGregor Creek .

Your club can learn more about the program at and consider joining the efforts of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG)

For more info:  Contact John Lawrence, Chair with the Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise  (519) -351-9397

Brenda K "WooWoo" Tipton
District 6380 Governor 2021-2022
Phone: 248-633-3020
District Website:
District Facebook: Rotary District 6380
is NEXT Saturday Oct. 2 in BRIGHTON
   Howell and Livingston Sunrise Rotarians:  
Time is flying!!  We're now under two weeks for the Brighton Walk to End Alzheimer's.  On Saturday, October 2 - the 2021 version of the Brighton Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place all across Livingston County - but centered in Brighton.  The Rotary Clubs in Brighton, Fowlerville and Harland are also forming teams with each team targeting $2000 to help in research, outreach and support to those struggling with the disease. 
Thus far, I'm excited to announce we've raised $1,300 - that's 65% of our targeted goal.  We continue to outpace the other Rotary Clubs in fundraising.  A huge THANK YOU to those that have already donated and/or signed up as a team member.  If you have yet to join our team - or make a donation to the combined efforts of the Howell and Livingston Sunrise Rotary Clubs, please do so by going to  Any level contribution will help in research and to support families that are providing care for a loved one.  We're only $700 away from reaching our goal.
This year, we'll have two ways to actually participate on October 2. Our walk will be centered in Howell and begin, as we did last year, in front of the Old Livingston County Courthouse at 10:00 AM.  Our walk will be a gentle stroll of about two miles.  If you'd prefer not to walk, a few volunteers are needed to staff a Rotary Tent in downtown Brighton where you'll be able to chat up the benefits of Rotary and the good work we all do.  We might be able to capture a few new members!!!
Let me know if you'll be able to either walk or tout the benefits of Rotary at the tent in Brighton!!

Best Regards -
Nick Proctor, Howell Rotary
After your walk to END ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, your blood will be pumping and you'll be itching to give of yourself again. So, GIVE BLOOD on Tuesday, October 5th.

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 35 slots to fill!
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 expected this time of year for the harvest, so the workday has been re-scheduled for October 15th.  [I think. I may be wrong. Won't be the last time.]
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.  They also need volunteers Tuesday and Thursday mornings as well. FREE Vitamin D while the sun shines.
TEAM ROTARY GO! Detroit Marathon
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.