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Member Birthdays
Joe Wagley
October 4
Mohinder Chadha
October 14
Greg Adams
October 17
Allen Slater
October 18
Mike Tobey
October 31
Spouse Birthdays
Mike Tobey
October 31
Kathye Herrera
Doug Herrera
October 2
Join Date
Sue Lewis
October 1, 2009
8 years
Steve Benz
October 10, 1989
28 years
Greg Simay
October 13, 2015
2 years
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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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Boy Scouts of America - Jacob Maxson

Our own Jacob Maxson brought members up to speed on the inner workings of the Boy Scouts in Hillsdale and Lenawee counties. He began by citing a number of interesting stats: Between the two counties there are 491 registered scouts of which 244 are cub scouts, 191 are boy scouts and the remaining 56 are Venture scouts. There are 28 different scouting units across the two counties.


He shared several stories with us as well. One was about a youngster whose name is Grant Lewis who was 11 years old when he started in scouts. He had Asperger’s Disease and was very shy and found it difficult to communicate with others. He is now 19 and will receive his Eagle Scout Award in a month. He also has a full time job. Scouting, you might say, changed his life!


Jacob told the audience that he was proud to announce that a Venture Scouting group was up and running at the Hope Center here in Adrian. It has 53 members so far and involve kids of all ages.


The final story Jacob shared dated back to when he was the village director in Kalamazoo and in charge of a 3-day event with scouts from Pack 337 from Marshall. There were 20 people in all – 10 kids and 10 adults. Unfortunately, it rained at the location all three days. In the meantime, 6 kids along with 6 adults left without staying the entire time. However, on the last day as one of the first graders was leaving, he was crying, Jacob said, not because it had rained the entire time but because he was leaving and didn’t want the event to come to an end! Jacob said he broke down when the youngster left reflecting on the impact scouting does, indeed, have on people’s lives!


Jacob concluded his presentation by mentioning their fundraising effort. The council, he said, pays approximately $207 per scout to complete a year in the program. Donations, therefore, were very important to being able to continue to offer a program of this nature. He thanked those who had already supported his cause and encouraged others to do the same. He mentioned that he did have a formal request into our club for support. Thanks Jacob for a great presentation. Great to have you a part of our club!

Christmas Wreath SalesNathan Salazar, committee chair announced that all orders and money is due at our next meeting. Please complete a form, place in an envelope with your name on it and the money inside. Thanks for your individual efforts. If anyone wants a gift box for them, they are available for $3. Let’s make this another huge fundraiser!
Comstock Christmas Tree River Walk ProjectMark gave members an update and again mentioned that all we have to do as a club is simply to sell tress for $50 to individuals, businesses, etc. that they decorate themselves. They will be erected and lights will be put on them by the City. All you have to do is decorate them! We will have 160 trees available. The trees are set up and ready for decorating as they are sold. The official lighting will take [lace about 7:30pm on December 1 following the parade. Our club particularly needs to sell 50 of them this year. Flyers are ready to display or hand out to interested parties. An electronic version will also be sent for posting to your social media pages. We just need the customer’s name, address and check for $50 and drop off to Mark or Mary or at City Hall. The tree lighting will culminate the event. Date to be announced.
Neighbors of Hope – Kathy Williams updated us on the status of their Women’s & Children’s Shelter and said that zoning issues are being worked on since ProMedica gave them their nursing home in Tecumseh which, Kathy said, was a “perfect location”.
OCTOBER – Economic & Community Development Month
October 21 - Lenawee Humane Society Halloween Ball – Patty announced the date of Saturday, October 21st; $55 per person; $500 for prestigious table of 8 guarantee your seating arrangement in a prime location at our event. LOCATION: Adrian Tobias Center, 110 S. Madison St., Adrian, MI 49221. Deadline for tickets is today.
October 24 – World Polio Awareness Day – John Elchert is chairing this committee. There will be a luncheon this day and all clubs in the county have been invited to attend. It will be at the Evans Street Station in Tecumseh starting at noon and cost $12 each. PDG Bruce & Sue Goldsen will be presenting a program. A sign-up sheet was passed around today and will again at next week’s meeting. Please wear purple hat day or your purple ribbon. Watch the Daily Telegram for more info. We raised close to $200 today and his will be combined with what the other clubs raise and presented to Bruce and Sue on the 24th! All donations will be matched 2 for 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation by the way! The Daily Telegram will be publishing an article in the near future about this important event.
October 26 – Fireside Chat – We are planning an orientation and club social this date starting at 4:30 for new members and a social following at the Murray’s house. New members should arrive at 4:30pm while those attending the social should arrive at 5:30pm. Hope you all can make it!
November 1 – Career Expo at SHU Members who are looking to hire are invited to participate in this expo. It is an expo for Adrian College and Jackson College as well.
November 2 – Official Visit by DG Rick Caron. Don't want to miss this!
November 9 – Blood Drive – At Crossroads Community Church (the former Baptist Church across from the Big Boy restaurant on Broad Street) from noon to 5:45.
November 9 – Salvation Army Bell Ringing Chair Kevin Keller has set the date: Friday, November 9th at Hobby Lobby. All but one slot was filled out by volunteers. Thanks everyone for stepping up!
November 22 – Joint Rotary/Kiwanis Thanksgiving Luncheon – This is our year to host. A sign-up sheet will be passed around soon.
December – Club Christmas Social – We are planning an event and more info coming.
Upcoming Club Program Presentations
October 26 - Kathy Williams - Women & Children Homeless Shelter
November 2 - DG Rick Caron visit
November 9 - Mike Olsaver - RI Foundation
November 16 - Michael Sullivan, Attorney
GUESTS:  Junior Rotarians, Robon and Andrew; visiting Plymouth Rotarian Bill Morrison.
FINE SESSION -  Rod Pender
It's Rod's turn this month and fined these folks:
Mercer, Chase (4), Rye (2), Maxe, Williams, John B., Moore (3), Kojima, Olsaver (2), G. Simay, Reinink, P. Clark, Wagley
Happy Bucks – Williams, Moore, Hokenson, John B., Olsaver.
50/50 Drawing

Mary Murray’s ticket was drawn so won $13 and then Rod Pender’s name was pulled but he did not select the winning card so did not win half of the $174 pot.


SONGS: Kathy Williams

TABLE HELPERS: Patty and Barry



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