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
Chair - Public Relations
Past President
Webmaster/Bulletin Editor
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tanya White
July 4
Kevin Marti
July 10
Dave Skrzypchak
July 12
Greg DuMars
July 13
Barbara Mitzel
July 23
Steve Benz
July 30
Kathy Williams
Doug Williams
July 4
Masahiro Kojima
Cynthia Kojima
July 14
Anna Marie Anzalone
Jim Baughey
July 16
Sandy Keener
Don Keener
July 17
Nate Smith
July 18
Max Sielsky
July 20
Mark Murray
Mary Murray
July 27
Join Date
Lisa Wilkie
July 11, 2013
3 years
Mohinder Chadha
July 15, 1984
32 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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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Venue Map
Child Advocacy Center - Sue Lewis & Burke Castleberry
Sue started by giving some very shocking statistics: 1 in 10 children are sexually abused, in 90% of the cases the family knew and trusted the abuser and were abused before the age of 18, about 35% of victims are 13 years of age or younger, 30% of children are sexually abused by family members, nearly 40% of children are abused by older children, and all children are at risk of abuse.
Sue then spoke of the fine work planned by the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) located on Broad Street across the street from Frosty Boy. The center, Sue said, is a kid-friendly center thanks to a collaboration of the Prosecutor’s office and many other individuals and organizations in response to children who have been sexually abused here in Lenawee County as well as those who have been physically abused or witnessed violet crimes. The interview room will be able to videotape all interviews so that the defense team can show courts how serious each offense was. One way glass will separate the interview room where generally the prosecutor will be from the room where the forensic expert will be watching as the stories unfold. The two parties will be connected with ear buds so that the proper questions can be asked.
Children who have been abused will come to the CAC and interviewed one time by a trained forensic interviewer who will try and get as many details as possible as to what happened to them. Without a CAC in the past, abused children unfortunately had to tell their story over and over again and relive the trauma they’d experienced. With a CAC, it happens only once and in a non-threatening, kid-friendly environment so they can get the therapeutic intervention they need.
Prosecuting Attorney Burke then spoke and told the audience that this community is very lucky to have a person like Sue dealing with this issue and forming a task force to deal with this problem. He went over the former process when abuses like these were reported and said that the CAC model is a far better process for the children. The old process increased the possibility of children telling different stories and not being able to tell whether or not they were even telling the truth!
Sue thanked the club for their involvement particularly with the joint grant with the Adrian AM Club approved by our board just recently in the amount of $5,000. The Adrian AM Club has been very involved and have been doing remodeling work at the site already. See photo of AM Club at the site (L to R: Jean, Bob, Dave, Jim and Bill).
July 22 – Mark this date on your calendars. We’ll be at the DuMars’ drinking up the left over beer and wine from the Changeover Dinner as well as the delicious food prepared by the caterer we hired. Let’s pray for great weather and have a huge turnout.
The Rotarian Magazine - A great way to keep up on the latest happenings around the Rotary world!
Alec Ramsey Smith and, State Representative in the 52nd House District of Michigan Gretche Driskill; Deb Risner and Kathy Sielsky from Michener Elementary; Bob Behnke, Superintendent of APS; former Arizona Rotarians Mike and Suzanne Tobey who koved to this area and have filed applications to join our club.
Upcoming Programs & Presentations
July 14 - Sue Hammersmith - Lenawee Community Foundation
July 21 - Carrie Hartley - B & G Club
July 28 - Melissa Stirechy - Boy Scouts
August 4 - John - Air Museum
August 11 - Mitchell Moore - Zambia Talk
August 18 - Sue Lewis
August 25 - Frank Dick & Kevin Marti - Honor Flight/WWII Memorial

Kevin did the honors and fined these deserving Rotarians: Adams, Gage (3), Williams (3), Chase (3), Kojima, Nelson (2), Lewis, Megan V., Sack, Burg, Wagley, Olsaver, P. Clark, J. Clark, Mercer.


Mark M., Nelson, S. Tobey, Smith (2), Gage, Burg, Bendes, Adams, Hokenson, Megan V., P. Clark.

50/50 Drawing
Bob Behnke and Bob Sack– no winner of the $258 jackpot!

SONGS:  Mark with Helen!

TABLE HELPERS: Kathye & Rhonda