Executives & Directors
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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
Rod Hokenson
June 4
Bob Sack
June 9
Clarke Baldwin
June 16
Spouse Birthdays
Candace Reinink
June 20
Rod Pender
Karen Pender
June 10
Join Date
Nathan Salazar
June 16, 2016
1 year
Anna Marie Anzalone
June 27, 2002
15 years
Mary Murray
June 28, 2007
10 years
Jim Potthast
June 29, 2016
1 year
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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Club Assembly
Yours Truly along with PE Nate provided some noteworthy information (we thought anyway!) during our final Club Assembly meeting of the year. I began by listing the various website locations we use to promote what our club as well as the district and International do. If you have not visited any of these sites please do so as they have a ton of important information about Rotary.
Following my presentation was our upcoming president Nate Smith who shared his experiences at the recent President Elect Training session (PETS). Nate began by saying that it was an amazing opportunity when you can interact with four other Rotary zones and representatives from over 300 clubs from throughout Michigan, a portion of Indiana and Canada.
The conference, he said, featured many fine speakers including Jennifer Jones, RI Vice President from Windsor and Ed Futa – former General Secretary of RI in Evanston. Nate reminded members of all the work Rotary does and asked us to focus on a time when our club no longer existed and what shape this community and the surrounding area and even the world would be in without people like us serving humanity. There wouldn’t be clinics on the Amazon Basin, the Croswell might not be here, etc. Nate said that he didn’t want that to happen on his watch so will want everyone to be engaged, excited, and proud of who we are as a club.
His hope in the coming year would be to increase our membership in terms of numbers and diversity that reflect the community we serve and that we all take a hard look at the projects we’re doing and ask if they are making the difference we want in addition to presenting our brand in the community.
Nate also wants each of us to be more intentional about and more engaged in what we do. He said he wants members doing what they’re passionate about and wants to know those who would rather be doing something else and therefore much happier serving. Nate told members that he will be personally calling on members in the future to either chair committees or to see what they would like to be involved in and hoped they would be open-minded and honest with him as to where they would like to serve.
Nate also said he is encouraged by the collaboration with other Rotary clubs in our area which we have not seen in the past. We need to continue to be more intentional about doing more joint projects in the future. The RI Theme at RI this year is Making a Difference and for District 6400 under the leadership of Rick Caron in 2017-18 it is Boldly Go Forward.
Spoken like a true President, Nate! Thanks.
.District 6400 Newsletter – It is available at: .
Rotarian of the Year – Please be thinking of a deserving member who you would like to nominate for this honor. Winner will be announced at the Annual Changeover Dinner on June 29th. Forms will be out shortly.
June 16 - Siena Heights Summer Spectacular – This event is scheduled for June 16th. Golf outing, dinner and auction. The cost is $65 per person. Social hour starts at 5pm. Please visit for more info and to register by June 1.  Proceeds go to fund student scholarships. Please contact Robin Hinman for more information.
June 16 - Siena Heights Golf Ball Drop – Yet another fundraising event is scheduled for June 16th. Only 200 balls will be sold for $20@ and the grand prize is $1,000 for the person whose ball is closest to the flagged hole. Balls are being sold in advance at the Advancement Office, Sacred Heart Hall room 101. The ball drop will be from 5pm-5:30pm in Trinity Gardens.
June 16 – Goodwill Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting – Nathan invited all members to this event at their newest facility at 1400 US 223 in Adrian. Please RSVP ASAP to Kristine at or call 263-2135.
June 17 – Devil's Lake Festival of the Arts – Chair Brent updated members as a sign-up sheet was again passed around with specific shift times. Any and all help that day, he said, would be appreciated especially at the end of the program for tear down and clean up duties. The event starts promptly at 10am that morning and runs until 6pm.
June 29Annual Change Over Dinner – Coney Island hot dogs and pulled pork will be on the menu along with salads and an array of appetizers and desserts, Rhonda said. The meal will be free for any member who pre-pays for their regular meeting meals with their dues and $10 for their guests and members who do not pre-pay. The gig starts at 5pm. Hope to have an awesome turnout.
July 29Toledo Mudhens Game – Adrian Morning Rotarian Jeane Pfister invited our club to attend this game with them. A dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse is planned before the game. Please contact Jean f you would like to go at 517-918-2019 or e-mail her at
September 16 & 17 - Bike Tour – Chip announced that he is still working on sponsorships and has a commitment from members Mark & Mary Murray and Max Sielsky. A meeting of the committee is scheduled for July 20th at Chip's house and again at the Changeover Dinner on the 28th and another on August 17th at Chip's house.
Upcoming Club Program Presentations
June 15 – Kathye Herrera - MADD
June 22 – Fluency Friends Update - Kathy Sielsky
GUESTS:  Visiting Morning Rotarians Dave Maxwell; Kathryn Suechuck, guest of Nate Smith.
Brent fined: Pender, Sack, Olsaver, Moore, Williams Luckett, Dick (2), Barnett, Marti.
Happy Bucks – Hokenson, Williams (5) Bendes, G. Simay, Moore, Smith, and Soto.
50/50 Drawing
Frank’s and A.J.’s tickets were drawn but neither won the still small jackpot! However, Steve May donated a mug and a T-shirt and the winners were Chip and A.J.!

SONGS: Greg Simay with Helen

TABLE HELPERS: Kathye & Rhonda



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