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Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.

Next meeting - Thursday, October 5 - Libby Watson from the ASO will be our speaker.

DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISIT - DG Russ Jones will be our special visitor on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 at the Armory at 12 noon. You don't want to miss it!
Thank You Card – PE Bob acknowledged receipt of a Thank You card from the family of former Adrian Noon Rotarian Barry Reinink.
New Club Directory – The new directory is being printed!.
Board Meeting - Next meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, October 10 at 5pm at the Lenawee Community Foundation board room at 5pm.
Lenawee Bike Tour - REMEMBER - Chair Courtney provided members an update of the final tour. She thanked all of this year's sponsors, riders and volunteers. A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Courtney herself for chairing this important project - the original idea of PP Chip's over 8 years ago! Courtney said that Brent who timed the event had some great ideas for next year that we might want to consider replacing the annual Bike Tour.
Upcoming Social - Social Committee Chair, Londa, will be hosting a Pig Roast this coming Friday evening the 29th at her home. More info coming.
Fluency Friends - Chairperson Mary once again announced the start of another FF year. Still time to sign up. 
Purity is a New Mom - Rhonda announced that Purity Purie, a dear friend of the club who lived with the Gage's for many month and is a SHU graduate, gave birth to a little baby girl this past week who she named Siena!
Decorating the Downtown - PE Bob mentioned another serving opportunity on Sunday, October 1st in Downtown Adrian we will be helping the City of Adrian decorate.
Sorting at the Neighbors of Hope - Saturday, October 14 from 9am - 12 noon at their location across from the Adrian Plaza where we held the Bike Tour.
Christmas Wreath Sale - PE Catherine Sala said things were in full swing. She said she would even be happy to make deliveries for anyone who needs help. Don't forget to post info on your social media pages.
Japanese Garden Clean Project - PE Bob thanks all who helped out this past week. Even Cindy Kojima, Masahiro's widow, was there!. Check put our Face Book page for pics.

Japanese Garden Clean Project - PE Bob thanks
Gerry did the honors again and fined:  Behnke (2), Chip M. (2), Howarth, DuMars (3), Sack, Cooper, Herrera, Chase (2), Sala (2), Williams, Garno, M. Gardner, Bob G., and Gage.
Chip M., Herrera.
50-50 RAFFLE
Keith Chapman won the $20 jackpot and Gerry's red ticket was pulled but he did not win the $930 jackpot.
Steve Bolt, former President of the Birmingham Rotary Club and now lives at Devils Lake who will be inducted as our newest member on October 12th by our DG Russ Jones.
Thanks to Kathye and Rhonda for attending to the table and to Bob G. for the invocation. 
September 28 - NO MEETING
September 29 - Club Social - Pig Roast at Londa's home
October 12 - District Governor Russ Jones' official visit
October 19 - Vocational Meeting Month - Our meeting will be at Adrian Steel that day.
October 26 - Social - TBA
District Governor 2023-24 



RI President
Gordon MacInally
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Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.
You are invited to visit us at an upcoming meeting.
Dr. Doug Palmer - President of SHU
Our own Cindy Sutherland introduced our speaker today, the new president (its 11th) of Siena Heights University, Dr. Doug Palmer. He comes to Adrian after having served as president of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. He is married and has three children - all boys.
Doug began his presentation by saying that what he loves about Rotary is that we bring together people from our community. He mentioned that the best book ever written about the American experience was Democracy in America written by Alexis de Tocqueville where he questions why Europe has numerous revolutions but America only had one to which he said it was because America has civic organizations and to form associations. This, he said, is what keeps democracy alive in America. And Rotary is one of them which has a positive impact on the world and are truly civic-minded in this community.
Doug went on to say that communities as well as higher education have the same problem and that is BRAIN DRAIN. Doug cited a recent report 1 in 4 Michiganders under the age of 30 anticipate moving out of the state! We don't do a good job keeping people at home which impacts SHU as an institution. Fewer children were born 18-20 years ago, he said, than anytime in American history since WWII! "SHU"S Admission cannot recruit students that were never born", Doug said. Likewise, employers cannot hire people not in the job market.
"Brain Drain means there is a deficit in our workforce, and we're feeling it at the university as well", Doug said. So, Doug's goal at SHU is to become a BRAIN GAIN institution where students can be recruited and also kept in Lenawee County to raise families, take jobs, buy homes, pay taxes, and contribute to the local econo9my. This, he said, is a virtuous cycle - local employers provide better jobs for skilled students coming out of SHU. "We are in this together"! It's all about connecting with people across this community and throughout the state to keeps students here at home.
Doug said that he wanted to be invited back one year from today to share with the audience what SHU has done to contribute to becoming a Brain Gain university. He went on to discuss 4 ways they plan to do that by:
1 - Internationalizing our curriculum and our students since very few international students come here to study
2 - Getting better at experiential learning allowing students to have real world experiences outside the classroom
3 - Embracing technology so it becomes a part of a student's core competence which includes Digital Communication
4 - Promoting access to higher education since it is the golden bullet to eliminating poverty in the world
Welcome to Adrian, Doug. Thank you for a most inspiring presentation and best wishes for a successful career at Siena Heights University.
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