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Mike Olsaver
January 11
Helen Bendes
January 19
Kathye Herrera
January 20
Nate Smith
January 20
Jim Philp
January 30
Mike Tobey
Susan Tobey
January 21
Susan Tobey
Mike Tobey
January 29
Join Date
Max Sielsky
January 5, 2012
6 years
Rod Hokenson
January 9, 1997
21 years
Allen Slater
January 10, 1997
21 years
Frank Dick
January 15, 1983
35 years
Kathy Williams
January 16, 2014
4 years
Jane Clark
January 22, 2009
9 years
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Lenawee Country Club
4110 Country Club Rd
Adrian, MI  49221
United States
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One Lenawee
Rod Pender said that it was honor to introduce one of his best friends and today’s speaker, Joe Williams from Old National Bank, who spoke to us today about the efforts of One Lenawee. One Lenawee, Joe said was simply a group of concerned citizens who want to make Lenawee a great place to live and work. The group was formed in 2009 with a goal of forming a county-wide vision in terms of where do we want to go and what do we want to be five years from now? A Steering Committee was formed and the mission began.
A couple of community meetings were held at the beginning of this past year at SHU. Experts were called in to give us suggestions about what counties our size should be doing. The next step was to hold separate community forums consisting of civic leaders, profit and non-profit organizations and students that were facilitated by a representative from MSU. During those meetings participants were asked what they felt the strengths as well as the weaknesses of this county were and what we needed to do improve. Meetings were also held separately with 200 college seniors and with high school-aged students in the county who were asked the same questions.
“How do we retain our young people?” Joe said, was the big question. He went on to say that those with a 4-year degree and higher in Lenawee County fared below the state average and also below the national average. On the other hand, the county’s high school graduation rate was better than the state and national average as well. That tells us that these kids are going away to college but not coming back to the county. So, Joe added, “if you look at successful communities in the state and country, the higher educated people are, the more thriving it becomes.”
From all the information collected during all of these meetings, the data resulted in the formulation of seven priority areas. Those areas are: Placemaking – Arts/Culture & Natural Resources; Community/Collaboration; Workforce Development; Promotion/Marketing; Lifestyle Choices; Infrastructure; Entrepreneurships. These groups continue to meet and have been tasked with setting 3-5 goals (while keeping them simple) they would like to see implemented within the next 1-3 years by next month which will be followed by determining the strategic initiatives to accomplish them.
There is still time for anyone interested to join one of the seven areas and make suggestions and provide input. You may call Joe Williams if interested at Old National Bank.
Thank You – President Nate read a letter from a representative of Siena Heights updating us on Purity and thanking us for what we have been able to do for her while at SHU.
Get Well Barry – Yours Truly heard from a colleague of Barry Reinink’s as I was leaving the meeting who said that Barry’s neck surgery went well earlier in the week and that he was recovering at home. Get well quick, Barry!
Sam Beauford Workshop Project - President Nate thanked everyone who turned out last Thursday and Saturday to help out at the Sam Beauford Workshop to help students make benches from scratch. It was a very successful program and one that will continue into the future with the help of the Adrian Noon Rotary Club. During today's meeting, the club donated their bench to the Boys & Girls Club of Hudson. On hand to accept the donation was Rebecca Kahle, Executive Director of the Hudson Boys & Girls Club. (From L-R are President Nate Rebecca Kahle Dena and club member Luke Barnett and staff member at the Sam Beauford Workshop in Adrian).
New Member Induction – Past Assistant Governor Mary Murray formally inducted our newest member, Anne Sherman, into our club! Anne is the Community Education & Development Director at Hospice of Lenawee and is sponsored by Mike Olsaver. (From L to R are: Anne with her sponsor, Mike Olsaver, President Nate and Past Assistant Governor and club member Mary Murray).
No Meeting – December 28th – The meeting on Thursday, December 21st will be our last one for 2017!
Adrian Rotary Foundation Donations – REMEMBER that this would be a good time to make a donation to the ARF as we are approaching the end of the calendar year.
DATES TO REMEMBER - DECEMBER –  Disease Prevention & Treatment Month
January 26 - The Great Pasty Project - There are about 8 people were willing to help members from the Morning Club prepare pasties at the First United Methodist Church on January 26th. There will be 2 shifts: 8am-10am and 10am to 12 noon. More info coming.
February 22 The Art of Mingling - More info coming.
Upcoming Club Program Presentations
January 4 – Club Assembly
January 11 – TBA
January 18 – TBA
January 25 - TBA
February 1 – TBA
February 8 – TBA
February 15 – TBA
February 22 - TBA
GUESTS:   Rotarians Lauren King and Katie Whaley; Rebecca Kahle, guest of Luke & Dena.  
FINE SESSION -  Brent Mercer
Brent Mercer fined these folks: Smith, Williams (3), Salazar, Barnett (2), Gage, Sherman, Slater, Olsaver, Philp, Clark, Pender, Elchert, Chase (2).
Happy Bucks – S. Tobey, Barnett, Williams, Mark M., Burg, Clark, (missed some others – sorry).
50/50 Drawing

Rhonda Gage's ticket was drawn so won the smaller pot today and then Sam Rye’s name was drawn but he was not present and passed up winning $412!!!!


SONGS: Yours Truly with accompaniment by Helen Bendes

TABLE HELPERS: Kathye & Rhonda



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