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Mike Lenninger
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
Oct 29, 2021
Club Social
Nov 05, 2021
Presentations by Selected MITT Beneficiaries
Nov 12, 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. 

Everybody 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 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. Yes Peggy picked the Ace of Hearts again and won $75. Amazing.  (The POT is $0 and growing.)

Bring SINGLES (or marrieds) for HAPPY DOLLARS & FINES.

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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  9/17/21 are...
Greeters should arrive no later than 7:15 AM and assist members with name badges, welcoming guests and identifying visiting Rotarians and visitors.
GREETERS - SEPT 24 [It's my birthday!]
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!
COME ON OVER this Tuesday, Sept. 21st, 2:30 pm as we meet at Howell HS with the Howell Interact Club. Members of all three will be collaborating on a plan to work on regular service projects locally to help the environment. Communication with the city of Howell has begun AND District 6380 has encouraged us to join with Hartland and Fowlerville Rotary Clubs for a river clean up on WORLD RIVERS DAY - Sept. 26th.
The LSRC Board approved $500 to support the Alzheimer's Association in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Oct 2nd in Brighton. Our LSRC Admin Team (a.k.a. Jerry Beamer) is working with Tom Archer on a ROTARY STORAGE PLAN to organize and inventory our LSRC supplies, currently located in the basement of Archer/Huntley Financial Services
Our 2021/2022 LSRC Budget was approved with NEW funding for service projects; conferences, travel & training; and public image. Our LSRC Membership Team is working on ideas for social mixers that will highlight our newest members- ask Rob about his BBQ idea. [Tom Archer take note. We might have to have a smoked pork butt cookoff!] BIG ANNOUNCEMENT at our LSRC Meetup on Friday about the results of our efforts to FIGHT HUNGER on the 4th of July.
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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.

Get to know your fellow Rotarians better. Join us this month in HOWELL for stimulating conversation, tidbits of inside information, fun and fellowship outside the regular Friday meetings.. Odd months are Tuesdays in Howell. Even months are Wednesdays in Brighton. Please make a note of it in your calendars.
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.
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. 
BITS 'N' PIECES - News You Can Use
Remember those DELICIOUS Rhubarb Muffins that Master Gardner (and psychic card reader) Peggy Davenport served up for us earlier in the year? Here's the recipe.And if you need more FIBER in your diet (who doesn't, am I right? Regularity is important.) then add a half cup of bran cereal, flakes or buds to the recipe in place of a half cup of the flour.
A few people asked me for the recipe for my muffins. Here it is:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup of brown sugar (or date paste, maple syrup)
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt (adding a tsp of salt to coffee improves its taste!)
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 egg (or more for extra protein)
1 cup of buttermilk
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups diced rhubarb

Mix the dry ingredients.
Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl.
Mix the wet with the dry ingredients just until moistened.
Fold in the rhubarb. [Take a spatula and make scooping motions in the batter.]
Bake at 350 F for 22-25 minutes.  [How many recipes do NOT use 350 degrees F, huh????]
Check for doneness with a toothpick. [meaning if you stick it in and nothing sticks to it, it's done.]
Cool on a rack.  [That's the wire mesh thingie that goes on a countertop so air can circulate freely underneath for cooling.]

Makes 12-16 muffins.

Editor's Note:  You can add a half cup of walnuts, too, just for the added protein and nutrition. If you are vegan, substitute your favorite plant-based milk and add a teaspoon of lemon juice to make it more like buttermilk. Even a half cup of shredded carrots will help. Raisins? Zucchini? I would also add a tsp of ground cinnamon.
Peggy:  If you need a clump of rhubarb for your garden let me know soon!  I need to divide mine.
The 2022 Midnight in the Tropics annual fundraisser is coming!  Usually it is held in FEBRUARY. [Why is it not on the Calendar page?]  Please submit grant application nominations for a worthy 501(c)(3) non-profit charity to be the recipient of funds by THIS Friday, September 17th to no later than Friday, September 17, 2021. Look for the application on the bottom lefthand corner of the Club Website under DOWNLOADS at 
One charity nomination per member. For best scores, the focus should be on Youth, Families in Crisis or Substance Abuse Recovery.
Thank you.
Yours in service,  
Tim Williams, President
Livingston Sunrise Rotary Foundation.
2022 Beneficiary Selection Proposed Schedule
Friday August 27th     Review of process with entire club and distribution of application forms.
Friday September 17th    Nominations close.
Saturday September 18th thru Thursday September 30th    Nomination vetting process by LSRC Foundation Board.
Friday October 1st    Beneficiary selection vote by entire club membership.
Note: In lieu of individual nomination presentations we will be reviewing the information from the application forms.
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.
                                          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
Saturday Oct. 2 in BRIGHTON
   Howell and Livingston Sunrise Rotarians:  
   Howell / Livingston Sunrise Rotarians:
   In one short month - 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.  This year, the Rotary Clubs in Brighton, Fowlerville and Harland are comprising teams and will undoubtedly try to mirror our success of last year.  Each team has a goal of raising $2000 to help fight this awful disease. 
Thus far, we have raised $900 or 45% toward our goal.  Brighton has raised $240 (12%) while Harland and Fowlerville Rotary Clubs are listening to the Carpenter's sing "We've Only Just Begun...".  We have a commanding lead in fundraising so far and don't want to become complacent!!
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.
Details of our walk will be provided later!! 
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 
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 15th or 22nd.
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.
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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.