PROGRAM: Piet Lindhout led a presentation about a recent missionary trip to Guatemala that also included his wife, Jane, and several fellow Brighton Rotarians.
 
PROGRAM: Piet Lindhout led a presentation about a recent missionary trip to Guatemala that also included his wife, Jane, and several fellow Brighton Rotarians.
GUESTS: Jane Lindhout; Vic Cassis, of the Novi Rotary and a 1999-2000 district governor.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • Board meeting for next Tuesday has been cancelled.
  • Mt. Brighton has confirmed May 20 as the date for next year’s Dash or Crash. Be sure to update your committee requests.
  • John Nagel says the golf match with Sunrise Rotary will be Wednesday, September 28, at noon or 12:30 at the Mt. Brighton golf course. The two-man scramble will be cost 35 dollars with a portion going to the winning club. Hoping for 28 golfers.
  • Beth Walker reminds Rotarians that the Kroger bonus to the club does not affect your other points at the grocery store.
  • Terry Simpson announced that Tony’s Simply Fresh Market opens Thursday at 8 a.m. at 7300 Grand River, across from Leppek’s.
  • Brian Donovan said last Wednesday’s Rotary Raiders build was awesome: Built a ramp, repaired one and moved a bedroom door.
  • Mike McManus recommended the book “Starting from Scratch” by John Banfield, who started as a janitor and built a 2-billion-dollar-a-year enterprise.
  • Ron Cleveland gave Bil Gartley a shout-out for his volunteer work of driving around a couple.
  • Mark Marker says his wife is the new development director at the humane shelter and is in the need for chain link fencing.
PROGRAM:
Piet Lindhout presented a slideshow of a recent missionary grip to Guatemala that also included his wife, Jane, as well as Rotarians Scott Griffith, Michael Griffith, Joe Bottum and Scott’s daughter, Sarah. Staying at the House of Healing in San Lucas Toliman, the contingent worked in the tiny, one-street town of Tzampetey. It’s a self-sustaining place that relies on its own agriculture, perched near a large volcano lake.
House of Healing is associated with their Brighton church and is a walk-in day clinic that also houses missionaries. The residents are Mayans and Spanish is also spoken, which sometimes requires a three-way translation to communicate with American visitors.
While there, they built a house for a single mom and her daughter, played football (soccer), spent a lot of kid time, and Jane did some English teaching. Many of the moms are raising kids alone, so the youngsters were hungry for adults to be spending time with them.
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Second week for the new pot, and Carole Buillion, Joe Bottum and Mike Archinald all failed to find the Ace of Spades.