Today was the very last Club Assembly during President Rod's year as President of the club. What a fitting way to wrap up the year by sharing with members the results of the recent Membership Satisfaction Survey and recapping the projects this past Rotary Year. Instead of transcribing what was presented, we would like to direct you to our current club website home page at adrianrotary.org and click on the links shown to the left under "Site Pages". The survey results were quite positive.
The board will be taking a closer look at each of the entries and making adjustments/improvements accordingly throughout the coming Rotary year. Rod then covered the various projects that occurred this past year. A list of those, too, cam be accessed through the "Site Pages" link on our Internet Website.
President Rod also announced that the Board of Directors was proposing an increase in member dues as well as regular meeting meals. The dues will be increased from $100 every 6 months to $125. Meals will go from $10 to $11. Members who prepay are getting a great deal since their meals cost $7.19 every week by pre-paying the $187 every 6 months on their billing statement. The increases, which will take effect July 1, are necessary to cover the costs of free meals given to first time prospects, Junior Rotarians and speakers throughout the year.
Bottle Cap Program – Mike Olsaver mentioned this program again and had flyers to hand out describing what items were acceptable. Be sure and get one if you haven’t already. He would like all bottle caps as you have them to turn in at each meeting. They will be recycle to provide plastic benches at Michener Elementary.
Need for Paper Products – Patty announced to members that the food pantries in the area are in real need of paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products). She encouraged all of us to donate these to our favorite charities. Patty suggested this could be a program for the Interclub Council to consider and come up with a fundraising drive to generate enough revenue to supply these immediate needs.
Interclub Council Project TOMORROW – AG Mary announced that volunteers are needed this coming Saturday, July 23rd, to help paint the exterior of a 2-story home at 424 E. Front at 9am.
Par For Hope Golf Tournament – Kathy Williams announced that the Neighbors of Hope will be sponsoring a golf outing at the Lenawee Country Club on August 22nd. Each golfer will be charged $50 and also be asked to bring in another $50 form a willing donor. Proceeds will be used to purchase the house on Broad Street and the new Women’s & Children’s Shelter the organization is getting closer to securing. Kathy hopes that a couple of teams from our club will enter to play.
Get Well Wishes – Hope surgery went well for Rod Pender’s son, Jarod, on Thursday who was injured last week during football practice.
Passport Program – A sign-up sheet was passed around today and the following members will be visiting 2 of the clubs in the District next month: Tecumseh Club Visit (August 9 at 12 noon) – Mike Olsaver, Kathy Williams, Jesse Pizana, John B,, and Rhonda Gage. Visiting the AM Clum on Wednesday morning August 10 will be Helen Bendes, Mary Murray, Rhonda Gage, Kathye Herrera, Kevin Marti and Yours Truly. Mary Murray has the official Passport each group will need to take with them for proper credit. Thanks to all who signed up!
Dues – Don’t forget: Dues are due!
New Member Induction - AG Mary Murray asked Mike and Susan Tobey and their sponsor, Patty Clark, to come forward for the formal induction ceremony as the club’s newest members. Mike and Susan, who are recent transplants from Arizona, gave brief introductions about themselves.
Susan is originally from Metamora, OH, and in 1972 quit her job in Toledo and moved to Las Vegas. She is is a former show girl at Bally's and the Tropicana Hotel. She was also employed by the Gaming Control Board in Nevada. She married mike and in 2005 they left Las Vegas for Chino Valley, Arizona where Susan really got involved in volunteerism. Susan was part of the Chamber of Commerce there and Mike joined the Rotary Club. The Tobey's won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce. They then decided to move back to this area and we're sure glad they did!
Mike then took the podium and told us about himself. Mike said he served in Viet Nam in 1965 and in 1966 earned the Combat Action Ribbon and went on into law enforcement in Glendale, Arizona. Moved up to the Attorney General's office and handled investigations. After suffering an injury, Mike said that he retired and began making parts for toy radio-controlled cars. Mike is a former Rotarian and even a past president of his club.
The Tobey's along with their sponsor, Patty, will be inducted once again this time by this year's RI President, John Germ, on November 11th in Plymouth. Be sure and save that date. Welcome to you both!
DATES TO REMEMBER
July 22 – Mark this date on your calendars. At 5pm sharp 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!
GUESTS: Jesse Pizana, guest of Kathy Williams; Speaker Carrie Hartley and students Caleb, Madison and Lanaja; Marje Simay, guest of her hubby, Greg.
Upcoming Programs & Presentations
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