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John Bartoszewicz
March 1
Frank Dick
March 8
Chuck Chase
March 13
Floyd Rodgers
March 14
Nathan Salazar
March 14
Barry Reinink
March 20
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Monica Mercer
March 6
Karen Pender
March 28
Jennifer Davis
March 29
Brent Mercer
Monica Mercer
March 28
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Patty Clark
March 3, 2001
17 years
Mike Olsaver
March 21, 2002
16 years
John Elchert
March 23, 2017
1 year
Sam Rye
March 28, 1985
33 years
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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Lenawee Country Club
4110 Country Club Rd
Adrian, MI  49221
United States
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Old National Bank - Melody Fanslau

President Nate introduced his colleague from Old National Bank, Melody Fanslau – Tecumseh Banking Center Manager, who spoke to us today about “fraud” and “financial exploitation”. The most prominent example of fraud today, however she said was “phishing” – people trying to access other’s computers for information and steal your identity. The cost of fraud to creditors and consumers is a staggering $36.5B per year, Melody said!


Melody said that her bank started to use chip cards on their debit cards yet there is still a way for fraudsters to retrieve information from them. People who are most at risk are those who are on line a lot. Wiring money is also risky she said. Protection for people might be placing safeguards on their personal accounts especially when calling a bank about your personal account and would be asked for the password that was assigned to you.


Melody said there is actually a “typical” fraud season that extends from October to March each year. Common scams include: IRS scams, Advance Free scams, Telemarketing/Mystery Shopper/Work from Home scams, Identity Theft, and Lottery scams.


Things, Melody shared with us, that we can do if we are victims include: Notify your local bank, contact all three of the Credit Bureaus and place a fraud alert, contact your local law enforcement agency, contact the Social Security Administration Fraud Hotline at 800-269-0271, contact the IRS at 800-908-4490 and file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at 866-447-7559.


So, watch for these and many other scams from those wishing to access your information especially during the holiday season. Thanks, Melody, for this enlightening information.

Lenawee Bike Tour 2018 – Chip announced a meeting of the committee again on Thursday, March 22nd at Chip’s house beginning at 7pm. If you cannot serve on the committee but can help out during the actual one-day event on Saturday, September 22nd, please send Chip an e-mail to let him know. This year’s event will be a “timed” event for the more serious riders and begin at the Armory! Along with that, something for families and children (like a “slow” ride and scavenger hunt possibly) is being planned.
Thank You Note – PE Kathye read a note from Cathy Chesser for our $2,000 gift to the Adrian District Library’s Summer Reading Program.
Blight Removal Project – Luke mentioned that May and June will be the months our club will be focusing on blight removal. Our board approved a $2,500 expenditure towards this project and a match from District 6400 will be applied for through their Matching Grant Program. We anticipate that the Adrian Morning Club will pledge an additional $2,500 giving us a total of $7,500 towards this important project. With this money we can plant trees, clean up neighborhoods, repairing sidewalks and plant flowers.
RI Tree Planting Project – More info will be coming about what we will be doing to help with the RI-wide tree planting effort – a tree Luke updated member about this project saying that we will be planting 56 Sugar Maple trees – one for each member of our club. The come in 10 gallon pots and are 8 feet tall. We will also partner with the Adrian Morning Club who will be planting 22 more trees. They cost $110 each. We are looking for members who might want to purchase their own tree and another $50 to plant them but Luke said he encourages members to plant their own trees. Trees will be planted in different parts of the city primarily on school property like AHS and Michener and Prairie Elementary and will be designated with a small plaque. This project is tied into this year’s RI President’s goal of planting one tree for every Rotarian (1.2 million) in the world. Nate said that when it is all said and done, over 2 million trees will actually be planted! If you’re interested in doing this please see Prez Nate or Luke.
PETS Conference – President-Elect, Kathye Herrera left immediately following our meeting to head to the 3-day President-Elect Training conference in Kalamazoo on March 15-17.
District Conference 2018 – Remember that all first time attendees will get a stipend of $150 toward their expenses to this important event and matched 2 to 1 by the District. The conference will be held on Mackinac Island. If you are thinking about attending, please contact President Nate. Prez Nate also announced that the board approved a $250 expenditure for children’s programming during the conference.
Pathways Engagement Center – Prez Nate announced that the issues the City of Adrian had at this location have been resolved and we can move forward with the fencing that needs to be placed around the proposed patio area alongside the building. Be ready to volunteer when the time comes to help out the Adrian Morning Club.
Meals on Wheels – Additional help is still needed. If you can spare 2 hours each month, please contact Rhonda. A very rewarding program for people who are in need.
Upcoming Programs:
March 22 - Bill Kenyon
March 29 – Mark Murray – Launch Lenawee
April 5 - TBA
April 12 – Member Moments – Pattie Ellerholz & Chuck Davis
April 7 – Speed Interviewing – Barry Reinink introduced Ben Sunderman, student and member of Sienna’s Rotaract Club, who spoke about the importance of our involvement in this program. It is an opportunity for students to engage with professionals on important interviewing techniques and gain experience about interviewing in general. Students will be looking for feedback about things they did right and things they could do better so as to prepare them for the time they will all be interviewing for “real” jobs when they graduate. Please contact Barry if you can help.
April 14 – District Assembly – The individual fee for anyone attending will be paid for by the club. Program runs from 8am-12 noon that day. A great learning and collaboration experience for all. Program runs from 8am-12 noon that day at Schoolcraft College. A great learning and collaboration experience for all. President Nate passed around the complete agenda for that program.
May 5 - E-Purity’s Graduation – Purity will graduate from Siena Heights University and that should anyone wish to attend Purity could secure the necessary tickets. Just let Patty know if you can attend. She has also been awarded a full scholarship to BGSU. Congrats, Purity!
May 6 – Great Lakes Woodworking Festival - Luke will be looking for the club to assist again this year from 12 noon – 6pm. The GLWF is bringing together the best woodworkers from the Great Lakes region, ranging from several different woodworking disciplines and will showcase over 35 woodworking artists who will be selling their homemade goods. The event will also feature free classes, demonstrations, and prizes. It is 100% free to the public. Luke distributed full-color posters and asked members to post them at their businesses.  
May 20 - E-RaceStigma 5k Run– The event that will take place again this year. Our club will help with the Kid’s Fun Run event first thing the morning (8:30am-9:30am) of the race. We’ll need 10 volunteers and a sign-up sheet will be passed around at future meetings. More info coming. Visit:
GUESTS: Junior Rotarians Simon and Abbey; Bob Behnke – guest of Dane Nelson; visiting Adrian Morning Rotarian, Barb Clark; Ben Sunderman from the SHU Rotaract Club – guest of Barry Reinink.
FINE SESSION -  Kevin Keller
Kevin Keller fined the following Rotarians: Sherman, Smith, M. Tobey, Barnett (2), Moore (2), Marti, Herrera, Clark, Nelson, Hokenson, Maxson.
Happy Bucks – Smith, Marti, Ellerholz, Williams, Moore,
50/50 Drawing

Allen Slater’s ticket was drawn so won $33 then Chuck Davis’ name was drawn but he was not present to win today’s $204 jackpot!


SONGS: Yours Truly without Helen

TABLE HELPERS: Kathye & Susan



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2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin wants Rotary members to Be the Inspiration 
Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “I want you to inspire in your clubs, your Rotarians, that desire for something greater. The drive to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us.”
The new theme for 2018-19