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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jacob Maxson
December 4
Anna Marie Anzalone
December 5
Masahiro Kojima
December 16
Chip Moore
December 21
Kathryn Szewczuk
December 24
Jim Potthast
December 26
Kevin Keller
December 31
Spouse Birthdays
Dawn Blonde
December 17
Mitch Blonde
Dawn Blonde
December 17
Join Date
Kathye Herrera
December 1, 2007
10 years
Theresa Soto
December 1, 1994
23 years
Nelson Douglas
December 2, 1999
18 years
Helen Bendes
December 4, 1997
20 years
Dave Skrzypchak
December 7, 1995
22 years
Barry Reinink
December 11, 2014
3 years
Gerry Burg
December 11, 1986
31 years
Jim Philp
December 12, 2005
12 years
Kevin Marti
December 13, 2012
5 years
Greg DuMars
December 22, 1983
34 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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ASO Conductor - Bruce Kiesling

Our own Mike Olsaver who is also the chair of the ASO Board introduced the conductor of the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Bruce Kiesling, who reminded members he was at our club during the selection process as well as when he was hired to be its conductor! Bruce went over the schedule for the 2017-18 season. The following is taken from the ASO website:


Pines of Rome - The season opens with a tour de force program. After the smashing success of his "Rhapsody in Blue," Gershwin went “all out” with his Concerto in F, which quickly became one of the best known concertos of the 20th century. Jeffrey Biegel joins us to bring down the house with his performance.


Tchaikovsky - Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff: great pianist, great orchestrators, and great melodists. What better pair to combine for a smashing program.


Winter Wonderland - We swing into the holiday season with a combination of your favorite Christmas music—and give a good portion of it a little spike in the eggnog. Some favorites from last year return and, once again, we highlight some of Adrian and Lenawee County's brightest talents. From soloists to choirs and swing bands to orchestra, this family-friendly concert truly has something for everyone!


Movies, Music, Sports - “The thrill of victory....the agony of defeat.” This year's film-inspired concert celebrates the best in sports competition, both in the sports world and in the movie world.


Fauré Requiem - We celebrate the repentant Lenten season with a return performance to one of our favorite venues, the Holy Rosary Chapel at SHU. We are joined by choirs to celebrate the beautifully impressionistic Requiem by Fauré. Written to “comfort the living,” this hauntingly beautiful piece sets a variety of movements of the requiem mass with a very beautiful, and a very French touch.


Firebird - Celebrate spring with a variety of dance music! From ballet to the hoedown and the charleston, this concert combines some of the best dance music from the mid-20th century. Billy the Kid's legendary story is illustrated through a simple and homespun yet powerful retelling about one of America's first anti-heroes.


Country Roads - The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage whose popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other.


Be sure and visit their site for dates and more info!

Thank You Letter – Rhonda told the audience today that our club contributed financially to an Adrian High School 7th and 8th grade project who partnered with the Associated Charities to provide turkey dinners for those in need. Roy Gonzalez from AHS who helped coordinate the drive sent us a very nice Thank You letter in appreciation for our donation.
Contribution to Men’s Group – Dane Nelson announced that the Men’s Fellowship Group at the Presbyterian Church had asked us for help financially to help approximately 12 homeless students from the high school over the Christmas holidays this year. The board approved an expenditure of $500 to them in the form of gift cards they will each receive. Should any member wish to contribute individually themselves to this important cause, please feel free to do so. Checks may be written directly to Beth McCullough at AHS. Luke Barnett also agreed to provide free woodworking training to any of them who might want to take advantage of that.
Toys for Tots – Patty announced that the program was in full swing again this year through Midwest Energy at their location. Donations need to be made by December 15 she said. John B. also said there was a box in front of the Adrian Chamber office at 137 North Main Street down from Citizens Gas for donations.
Toys for Lenawee – Kathy Williams announced that this drive will take place on Saturday, December 9th at the Midas Muffler location in Adrian.
Comstock Christmas Tree Decoration & Lighting – President Nate thanked Barry Reinink for decorating Frank Dick’s tree there along with our club’s and one other!!! New member Carrie Dillon donated a tree that Adrian College accepted and decorated at Comstock Park! The official lighting will be this Friday, December 1st  at 6pm!
RYLA – President Nate thanks Gerry Burg and Yours Truly for providing transportation to the two students selected to attend - Loren King and Katie Whaley from AHS! Nate presented them both with certificates for their accomplishments! Pictured below to President Nate's right is Katie Whaley and on the end is Loren King both from AHS.
The Great Pasty Project – President Nate polled members to see if they wanted to help the Adrian Morning Club with this next January. A majority of members agreed. About 8 members said they could help. More needed and more info coming.
DATES TO REMEMBER - DECEMBER –  Disease Prevention & Treatment Month
December 1 – Comstock Park Riverwalk Tree Lighting The official lighting will be this Friday, December 1st  at 6pm!
December 8 – Club Christmas Social At Kathy William’s house. Hurray! Festivities begin at 5:00pm. Bring your favorite dish to pass and drink. A sign-up sheet was passed around. Still time to sign up to attend next week.
Upcoming Club Program Presentations
December 7 – Melody Fanslau from Old National Bank – Consumer Fraud
December 14 – Janet Salwedel from Adrian College – ID of Flora on Kiwanis Trail
December 21 - TBD
GUESTS:  Junior Rotarians Morgan Gardner and Jessica Daykin and they replacements for December – Loren King and Katie Whaley; Naomi Lolley – guest of Mark & Mary; Andrew Brown – guest of Luke Barnett’s; Ann Sherman – guest of Mike Olsaver; Jim VanDoren and Garry Clift – guests of Mark Murray; visiting Adrian Morning Rotarian, Dave Maxwell.
John B. fined these folks:
Moore (4), Pender (5), Olsaver (2), Baldwin (2), Mary M., S. Tobey, M. Tobey (2), Lewis, Pizana, Philp, Soto, Bendes (2), Maxe, Elchert (2), Mercer, Maxwell, Sack, Williams, Koji,a, Marti, Smith.
Happy Bucks – Mark M., Maxwell, Bendes, M. Tobey.
50/50 Drawing

Chip’s ticket was drawn so won $32 which he donated back to the club and then Kathy Williams’ name was pulled but she did not select the Joker from the deck and passed by winning $335!


SONGS: Susan Toby with accompaniment by Helen Bendes

TABLE HELPERS: Kathye & Rhonda



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