Lori Easton stepped up to the podium and told us about herself during today's Member Moment. Here's what she shared with us: She's lived in Tecumseh all of her life and graduated from high school there. She has been married to her husband for 37 years and they have two daughters both of whom are graduates of MSU and four grandchildren. Lori has 15 years of experience as an administrative assistant in the manufacturing sector and 15 years in auto sales finance. She worked for Gary Clift. She and her hubby are MSU season ticket holders. She is a dog owner, enjoys yard work, and walking. She said she particularly likes to visit the Florida beaches! They are members of Covenant Church in Tecumseh and has been employed by TLC Community Credit Union for the past 10 years and was recently promoted to Vice President. She is very creative baking specialty birthday cakes and among her creations are Barbie, GI Joe and horse-shaped cakes! By the way, Lori's father-in-law was Harold Easton, former Mayor of Tecumseh for many. many years and some of you knew him I'm sure. Totally involved in many facets of community service. Thanks, Lori, for sharing your story and we are so glad you are an active member of the Adrian Noon Rotary Club!
The next part of our meeting today was devoted to completing the "Rotary Club Volunteer Hour Collection Sheet. District Governor, Wayne's goal is 640,000 total volunteer hours across the 48-club district that includes work done for Rotary and outside of it. As a club, we would like to see 13,000 volunteer hours by June 30th. Please continue to track your hours and thank you for your efforts thus far.
PETS Conference - Yours Truly attended the President-Elect Training Session (PETS) in Kalamazoo last week and returned with a ton of great information! All incoming club presidents in Michigan and part of Indiana attended – about 300 in all. Below is a group photo just prior to the conclusion of last week’s conference in Kalamazoo.
Member Resignations - Members Bobbi Dawes and Vera Alvarez announced that this was their final meeting as Adrian Noon Rotarians. We are sad they will be leaving the club. Bobbie served as a board member and she and her hubby, Gary, are headed for Farmington Hills, MI where he has taken on a pastorate and she will be working at anther Hospice in the area. Vera will be leaving Clift Pontiac to go to Olmstead, IL a suburb of Chicago where she will be doing recruiting. We wish you both the very best, ladies. The club won’t quite be the same without you!
DisCon 2016 - President Rod reminded those first timers interested in attending this year’s DisCon that subsidies are available through our club ($250) as well as the District ($150). Please contact any club officer if you are interested. Rod mentioned again that our club will host a hospitality suite at the conference. We need volunteers! See flyer for the event below.
New Club PR Chair - Yours Truly announced that member Amy Pyle has accepted the invitation to be the club’s Chair for Public Relations! Amy is employed by the Daily Telegram and has been doing much work on the club’s website.
Paul Harris Fellow – President Rod presented Helen Bendes with her PHF plu 5 pin at our meeting today. Congratulations, Helen!
REMEMBER – Semi-annual dues are due!
DATES TO REMEMBER
April 30 – District Assembly Saturday, Schoolcraft College from 8am – noon. The following people have been invited to attend from our club: President-Elect, President Nominee, Youth Exchange Chair, Foundation Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Public Image Chair, Service Project Chair, Membership Chair, all board members. Please let Chuck know if you will be able to attend.
June 30 - Our annual changeover dinner will be a joint one with members of the Adrian AM Club and is scheduled for Thursday, June 30 from 5:30 to 8:0pm at the home of Noon Club Rotarian Rhonda Gage and hubby, Bob. Their address is 8838 Clare Court, Onsted (north side of Loch Erin.) More info forthcoming.
Jim Leary, retired member of our club who was in from his home in Euclair, Wisconsin, Gary Dawes, hubby of member, Bobbi, Alexis Eggenberger and Peggy Romano from the Promedica Bixby Autism Center who were our speakers today.