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Aug 27, 2021
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Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend
Sep 10, 2021
Horse Powered People
Sep 17, 2021
An Update of the Gleaners Center in Livingston County
Sep 24, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
The District 6380 Rotary Foundation
Oct 08, 2021
Young Professionals Speak
Oct 15, 2021
Livingston Literacy
Oct 22, 2021
Innovative Approach to Combat the Disease of Addiction
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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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Meet-up In Person AND on ZOOM 8/27/2021
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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. 

Everybody BRING ONE guest this month. Guest breakfasts will be FREE for the rest of the month; in September please pay $9 per guest (speakers not included).

Socialization begins at 7:15 am. The meeting rings in promptly at 7:30! 

Weather should be... Oh, for heaven's sake, just ask Alexa, Siri or "Hey Google" ---Weather, Howell, Michigan, please!

BRING at least $5 FOR the 50/50 DRAWING (The POT has rolled over) and SINGLES (or quarters) 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 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. Variant D of CoViD-19 is highly transmittable via the air. As infectious as the measles. While breakthrough infections are relatively rare, with milder symptoms, you still can spread the virus to those not fully inoculated. Mask wearing is OPTIONAL for members, not a requirement.
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.
MICHAEL O'BRIAN (Mike check. We want a record 5 Mikes in the house!)
JEANNINE DuFAULT  [pronounced DOO-foe; the l&t are silent!]
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!
Supporting the Environment
Rotary's seventh area of focus, this cause is supported by global grants. We are excited about a collaboration between Interact, Rotaract and Rotary clubs in Livingston County to participate in monthly service projects that support the environment. After a few planning meetings and emails, participants are preparing to launch a survey which will help in determining the areas of greatest need.  You'll see many of these collaborators on Saturday at the Victory Garden, working and brainstorming about the next great project!
Club Administration via Engineer
In addition to ordering office supplies and club equipment, our MAN-ON-THE-JOB, Jerry Beamer, handles the relations with our club breakfast catering service, maintains communication with our club's meeting venue, and is currently working on an inventory system for a whole host of club supplies. Let's give him a ROUND OF APPLAUSE, shall we??  [BEE-mer, BEE-mer, BEE-mer!]
Check Out the ClubRunner Calendar at for ALL upcoming events, weekly activities, club business meetings, information about upcoming speakers and MORE!
Get to know your fellow Rotarians better. Join us this month in BRIGHTON.
Warmest Regards,
Tom Archer
So whoever gets there first, please reserve a couple of tables for about 8 people. Our consummate host, Tom Archer, asks you and a guest to join us every WEDNESDAY in August in BRIGHTON at Jameson's Irish Pub and Grill in beautiful Downtown BRIGHTON. Park out front or in any of the many lots out back.  Click on the links for each restaurant to read their menus and be prepared to order promptly at NOON!
Join us for fun, food, fellowship and great conversation with your extended Rotary Family (aka spouses). 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. EACH ONE BRING ONE. 
In September we return to CORRATI'S in HOWELL on TUESDAY!
BITS 'N' PIECES - News you can Use
This will be all the non-feature, interesting and easily digestible tidbits of information. So... whatcha got to contribute, LSRC Members? Prayers, please, for our members who are ill and unable to attend our meetings. 
There may be no such thing as a "free" lunch, but this Friday your guest can enjoy a FREE breakfast! Last chance.  Next month the cost for a guest you invite is $9.
ROTARIANS in ACTION August 27, 2021
Cans! Cans to fight Cancer. Recently your LSRC helped collect deposit bottles and cans for a cause.
Dear Jamie Nicholson,
This is incredible!  I just got word from Kim, the young single mother who needed help with can returns.  The total return slips came to a grand total of $550.00!!
Way to go, your GOLDEN ROTY'S of the week are...drum roll:
     Dan Bain
     Mary St Pierre
     Kate Lawrence
     Tom Archer and kids
     Jamie Nicholson
Selfless, compassionate and loving are understated words to describe you all. We appreciate your service and your Rotarian ways.
Thank you for representing the good we strive for.
May God bless each of you
Words from Kim:
"John I can’t thank you enough! They were amazing. My mom even said a few of them joined in prayer after they got done. 
Thank you so so much."
Give it up for our pop can warriors! And give it up to Steve Gronow for bringing this need and opportunity for our club to serve our community! Great work Steve! Keep it up.
John R Scotta
Director of Service Projects
p.s.  WOW .God Bless beer drinkers too! Lots of beer cans there. Great pics Jamie
P O S T P O N E D 
There's not quite so much work to do as expected this time of year for the harvest, so the workday has been rescheduled for October.
If you have any questions please contact Jim Watters  810-225-4420. Or John R. Scotta at 248-535-7466
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.  We also need volunteers Tuesday and Thursday mornings as well. FREE Vitamin D while the sun shines.
In July, the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club held a children's clothing drive for  Love INC. 
We collected more than 100 pieces children's clothing and gift cards and cash for purchasing "Back to School" needs for local children.
Total collected were 96 pairs of girls socks, 48 pairs of girls underpants, 16 pairs of boys underpants, 4 - girls outfits, 5 - boys outfits, and $650 in cash and gift card donations.
Pictured is LSRC member, Terri Defina presenting to Laurie Bourbonais (Executive Director of Love INC, greater Livingston County) the bounty collected by  LSRC.
Our adventurous Sheriff, Mike Murphy, invites you to go shooting with him. Not AT him!
On Thursday September 2, 2021 at 1pm is registration for the Hartland Rotary Clay Shoot. Says Mike:
  1) We need to put a team together. I, Mike Murphy, will sponsor a team. I just need the names of 4 other shooters. So reply to me, first   come first served
  2) We need our club members to sponsor the shooters. A good round sponsorship number would be $20. Your sponsorship dollars will    go toward our club's effort to raise money for Polio Eradication Day in October.
If you want to set up another team or want to sponsor more than just a shooter, see the attached flyer in your August 13th email for additional info.
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.

World Rivers Day, September 26, 2021

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 1 519-351-9397

Brenda K "WooWoo" Tipton
District 6380 Governor 2021-2022
Phone: 248-633-3020
District Website:
District Facebook: Rotary District 6380


Please attend the newly-formed District 6380 Peace Committee!  This formational meeting is open to all and they are excited to have you join them.

                        District 6380 Peace Committee Meet

                        Thursday September 16, 2021 at 7:00pm.                  

Their goal is to act as a resource for District clubs on all Rotary peace related topics and to have all clubs engage and be involved. It is also their mission to assist clubs in putting Rotary’s core value of peacebuilding into action by:

          ☮  Keeping clubs informed of Rotary peace initiatives;

          ☮  Working with clubs to identify peacebuilding initiatives, both locally and internationally;

          ☮  Providing educational opportunities on peacebuilding for interested clubs;

           Working with clubs to identify potential Rotary Peace Fellow candidates.

Along with the newly formed District Peace Committee, mark your calendars to get involved and attend the upcoming:

                       Multi-District Peace Conference

                       Michigan League in Ann Arbor

                               March 11, 12, 2022

For Zoom and more information on both upcoming events feel free to contact:

                  Marcia Lane: 734-395-4428,    -or-   Judy Lynch-Sauer,

Saturday Oct. 2 in BRIGHTON
   Howell and Livingston Sunrise Rotarians:  
   We've all known someone, a family member or friend, that has been touched in some way by Alzheimer's. The Walk to End Alzheimer's, is a national effort to raise funds for     research and awareness for the disease, along with support for families and care givers directly affected by it.
As we did last year, the Howell and Livingston Sunrise Rotary Clubs are teaming up to do our share in battling this dreaded disease. Last year, I'm extremely proud to report that we raised more than $4,000. Once again, the Howell Rotary Club is making a donation of $500 toward the effort. [Do I hear a challenge Sunrise Rotarians?]
This year's Walk to End Alzheimer's will be on Saturday, October 2, and be centered in Brighton. I understand that walks can also take place anywhere in Livingston County.  We can decide later whether to meet in Brighton, Howell or some other location for our Walk To End Alzheimer's. 
To register, our team page is located at  I hope you'll be able to register and participate.  Any level of contribution will go far in combatting Alzheimer's!!
Kind Regards, 
Give blood, save lives. Make more. Repeat. It's that simple.

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 
We were trying to get a selfie of all of us, including Harry Carter, the homeowner.  I'll forward you another one of Penny cleaning a fan.  
So . . . Livingston Sunrise Rotary Cares! 
Penny Murphy, Pattie Courtney, and Donna Gehringer helped a local gentleman with house cleaning and window washing as part of Livingston County United Way's Day of Caring, on Wednesday, August 11th.  Many other Rotarians were also involved in Day of Caring projects through their workplaces.

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Team Rotary GO! Fast Try Triathlon
Team Rotary GO!  Fast Try Triathlon
🏊🏻‍♀️LSRC Members Mike & Jamie joined friends on Saturday, Aug. 21st for the 10th annual FAST TRY TRIATHLON in Linden. Starting with a 300 yard swim, the two burned up some serious calories. An 11.3 mile bike ride, followed by a 2 mile run completed the course. It was a beautiful morning with lots of encouragement and positive activity. Competitive? ...maybe. Check in with the athletes, and they will let you know the name of the one in first place that day.
Team Rotary GO!... [When I say TEAM ROTARY, you say ????] ACTIVELY raising funds and awareness for local charities.
say YES to adventure!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bobbie Terry
August 5
Betsy Hundley
August 6
Patricia Courtney
August 12
Sam Larioza
August 19
George Watts
August 25
Linda Barnwell
August 27
Join Date
Jeannine Dufault
August 2, 2018
3 years
Brenda Ochodnicky
August 5, 2004
17 years
Jeff Street
August 7, 2015
6 years
Brenda K Tipton
August 10, 2012
9 years
Bobbie Terry
August 19, 2020
1 year
Mike Murphy
August 31, 2007
14 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.