Executives & Directors
Board Member
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Chair: Adrian Rotary Foundation
Chair: Membership
Chair: Programs
Chair: Rotary International Foundation
Co Chair - International Service
Chair - Youth Services
Past President
Webmaster/Bulletin Editor
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jane Clark
May 3
Luke Barnett
May 6
Max Sielsky
May 17
Lorie Easton
May 21
Patty Clark
May 23
Megan Vandekerkhove
May 30
Sam Rye
May 30
Join Date
Bob Sack
May 10, 1974
43 years
Joe Wagley
May 10, 1971
46 years
Clarke Baldwin
May 15, 1975
42 years
Barbara Mitzel
May 25, 2000
17 years
Lorie Easton
May 28, 2015
2 years
Kevin Keller
May 30, 1985
32 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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LISD - Student Success Network: Reading by 3rd Grade Program
Ann Knisel introduced Melissa Wilson, Cradle to Career (C2C) Students Success Network Reading by 3rd Grade chair.
The Cradle to Career program is a partnership pilot project that encourages youngsters to read during the summer months and build links between community resources and area schools. Only 64 other cities in the country run such a program. Ann identified the five core categories of the C2C program: Reading Readiness, Reading by 3rd Grade, High school Graduation, Secondary Enrollment and Completion, and Customized Learning.
Melissa, chair of the Reading by 3rd Grade Program, shared ideas about what the LISD thinks kids should be doing in the summer months while out of school. One idea is to provide a really memorable summer experience for kids as well as grow literacy in the home. Partners of the program include the Y.M.C.A., Family Center as well as the Boys & Girls Club who serve to enhance the LISD’s summer program. Among the specific practices, Melissa said, they would like to eventually implement are:
  1. A leadership team comprised of instructional leaders
  2. An organizational climate reflecting a collective sense of responsibility for all children
  3. Ongoing professional learning opportunities reflecting research on adult learning
  4. A consistent family engagement strategy
It is typical, Melissa said, that while the children are home they don’t have books to read. This program is designed to supply an “abundant supply of books” kids can have access to in order to increase their literacy skills. Also part of the program were reading camps for kids. They all received several free books following the camp experience they could each take home with them. All-in-all, this program, its tools and resources will go a long way to benefit the 3rd graders in this community. Incidentally, our club has supported the C2C program in the past.
PolioPlus – Thanks to everyone who contributed a total of $150 last week and those who gave money today for the cause!
Club Flag Exchange - Thanks to Bob Sack for presenting our club the Rotary Club flag of Burlington, MA where he made up a meeting while on a cruise last week. Thanks, Bob.
Walk 4 Warmth 2017 – TODAY - Patty thanked everyone who participated and said that it was huge success!
New Member Induction - Three new members were inducted today at our regular meeting by Assistant Governor Mary Murray. From left to right are: New member A.J. Luckett from Clift Buick/GMC (sponsored by Nate Smith), new member Luke Barnette – premier chair maker from the Adrian Center for the Arts (sponsored by Mark Murray), Rotary Assistant Governor Mary Murray, Yours Truly, new member Jacob Maxson with the Boy Scouts of America and John Bartoszewicz (Jacob’s sponsor).
Thank You Letters – Letters were received from Catholic Charities and Habitat for Humanity thanking the club for our recent support.
District Grant Writing Seminar – Thanks to Sue Lewis and Chip Moore who attended this seminar last week. We now qualify again for district grant consideration!!
What Would You Do? PSA Contest – Remember that WLEN Radio is teaming up with Lenawee Community Mental Health Association to run a PSA Contest. They are encouraging kids and groups to participate and the theme this year is “What Would You Do?” if you were exposed to tobacco, alcohol, physical or mental abuse? They want to build some conversations around these important questions between kids, their counselors, their parents, etc. and help them learn what resources are available in the event the may be experiencing any of these issues themselves or know others who are. More info is available on Kathy said she would be visiting area schools and talking with students about this.
Semi-annual Club Dues are Due – Please pay your dues if you have not already. Checks can be dropped off at a regular meeting.
RI Foundation Giving Levels – Anyone who would like to know what the status of their giving is to contact Chair Mike Olsaver as he has all that information.
District 6400 Newsletter – AG Mary encouraged all members to read the great district newsletter which is available at: . There is a great pic from the recent AM Club’s Celebrity Wait.
Random Acts of Kindness – Whether you’re out and about or at work go to and do something good for somebody!
Passport Program – We are looking for members who can pay a visit to a Canadian Club. This will complete our 4 visits that qualify us for part of the Presidential Citation Award in Cleveland in May. Nate along with Greg and Marje Simay volunteered to attend. We need one more so please contact me should you be able to go.
Upcoming Programs:
March 2 – Laura Pips – Family & Children Counseling Services
March 9 –
March 16 – Stuart Kail – Owner of Aurbees
March 23 – Greg Simay – Member Moment
March 30 – Jim Perri – Membership Director for District 6400
April 5AC Ribbons of Excellence – Still looking for volunteers. Contact Yours Truly for details. Just need about 1 hour of your time that day.
April 8 – District Assembly – Any person wishing to attend this 4 hour session (8am-noon) should contact me. It will be held in Windsor so you will need a Passport.
April 21 – Joint Get Together – There will be a joint gathering celebrating the 100th anniversary of the RI Foundation. Details are being worked on between representatives of our club and the Morning Club. At this dinner which will be attended by DG Sue and other District 6400 dignitaries, special recognition will be presented to members who qualify to receive Paul Harris recognition. If you are close to completing a PHF for yourself, you may want to make that contribution so that you may be recognized. More info coming.
May 11 – 15 – District Conference – Are you signed up yet to attend? Time is running out especially if you want to take advantage of a “first time attendee $100 subsidy” and matched by our club and District 6400! Cleveland here we come!! And the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! So, let’s hear from you. Signed up to go as of this writing are: Yours Truly, Nate Smith, Patty and Jane Clark, Mark & Mary the Olsaver family.
Guests: Junior Rotarians Sarah Ford and Sidney Yatzek; Miles Hammond, guest of Barry Reinink; Jim Holzhauer, guest of Mike Olsaver.
Prayer – Kathye
Songs – Pre-empted due to the length of today's program
Table Sitters – Kathye and Nate
It was Rod Pender’s turn again this month. He fined: Herrera (2), P. Clark (2), Lewis, Williams (4), Soto, Sack (2), Olsaver (2), Keller, Marti (2), Adams (2), Mary M., J. Clark, John B., Kojima, Potthast, M. Tobey, S. Tobey, Maxson, Luckett, Chase (2), Smith and Hokenson.
Happy Bucks – Keller (2), Lewis, S. Tobey, Adams, Potthast.
50/50 Drawing
Tickets belonging to Mike Tobey and Kathye Herrera were drawn but neither won today's enormous $1,008 jackpot!! Be sure and try your hand at it next week!