Rotarian and Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Mike Hatty presented today’s program
Brighton Rotary Spotlight
Adrienne Knack, President
September 27, 2016, Vol. 78, No. 38
GUESTS:       Catherine Daniel, Howell Rotary; Addison Doyle, Frankfort Rotary; Ashley Prew, Howell Rotary; David Burress, Attorney with Mike Hatty.
Help is needed at Gleaners on Saturday!
John Nagel reminded members that the Annual Rotary Golf Challenge against other area Rotary Clubs will be held TOMORROW (9/28) at The Golf Club at Mt. Brighton.  The shotgun start begins at 12:15pm.  This is an 18-hole, 2-person scramble, and cost is $35 per person ($25 for golf & $10 goes to the winning team to spend on a Rotary project of their choice). In the event of rain, John will notify golfers via EMAIL about alternate plans.
Reminder that the Rotary Picnic and Barbecue will be held on October 8th at the home of April Dertian.  Guests are asked to bring a dish to pass and folding chairs—please indicate what type of dish you will be bringing to share.  This will be a child-friendly event (although beer will be served for adults!).  Please sign the RSVP sheet or contact Maribeth Regnier if you will be attending!
Ashley Prew & Catherine Daniel from the Howell Rotary shared information about the 9th annual “Tour de Livingston” on October 9th beginning at 8am with all proceeds going to the Livingston County United Way.  People can ride from 5 to 100 miles—the 38-mile loop travels through the GM Proving Grounds and the 62-mile loop goes to Hell and back.  Riders and volunteers are needed.  Go to for more information.
“Show Your Team Colors” begins next week through the 4 Tuesday’s in October in recognition of World Polio Day on 10/29. Nancy B. Johnson will have money buckets available for members to show their support to their favorite university through donations to help end polio.  Make your checks payable to Brighton Rotary Foundation, with a note For Polio.
Beth Walker distributed information about the fundraising option to designate the Brighton Rotary Foundation as a charity to receive donated funds from Amazon based upon purchase amounts with no cost to individuals in terms of rewards earned—you can even retain your existing Amazon profile while donating to your favorite charity—just logon to instead of
Lori Lalama circulated an interest sheet for ordering Rotary Raider gear:  t-shirts, sweat-shirts, and dry-wicking shirts in short-sleeve, long-sleeve, and tank top.
Brian Donovan gave an update on progress for the Make-A-Wish gazebo which is now framed, and has windows & doors. Raider volunteers are need this afternoon and over the next few days to stain, seal and install cedar siding.  Contact Brian Donovan if you can help!
Scott Spitler shared flyers about the Brighton Ford Drive 4UR School fundraiser for the BHS Bulldog Boutique on September 29th from 4-8pm at Brighton High School.  Thirty new cars will be available, and for every test-drive taken during that time, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Brighton Area Schools.
The Brighton District Library will be holding their semi-annual Friends Book Sale from Sept 28th through October 2nd.
Upcoming Events:
            9/28/16            12:15pm          Shotgun start for Golf Challenge at The Golf Club (Mt. Brighton)
          10/8/16            6:00pm           Rotary Picnic & BBQ at April Dertian’s house
03/31/17-04/1/17                     Rotary World Peace Conference in Ann Arbor, MI
Rotarian and Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Mike Hatty presented today’s program about the “Swift and Sure” initiative that provides a blend of psychology and justice.  The concept involves punishing bad behavior immediately (within 72 hours) so that people know which behavior is bad and can make changes by placing them in jail for up to five days.  The goal is to eliminate destructive repetitive behavior.
Mike also shared some interesting cases from the Michigan Court of Appeals that occurred within the last six months:  The Tow Law Case involved how trailer bumper hitches can have the ball hitch block license plates.  This obstruction gives law enforcement the right to search your vehicle if you are stopped and marijuana or liquor is detected.  In the People vs Feily, a reserve police officer at a downtown festival told a person to “Stop” and his command was ignored. The case went to the Michigan Supreme Court which ruled that commands of a reserve officer should be treated the same as those commands of a regular officer.  In a case involving a foreclosure, a man still had title for a house but the house was in foreclosure.  The man removed all fixtures from the house and when the successful bidder for the foreclosure auction purchased the house, the bidder asked for all fixtures removed to be returned.  The Court ruled that the fixtures did not have to be returned in this case, but if a mortgage company was involved with the lien on the house, this might preclude this action.
50/50 Drawing: Mike Bourke, George Moses and Suzi Lewis were unable to locate the Ace of Spades.