PROGRAM: Jill Fredrickson, president of Horses’ Haven, gave a presentation on the organization north of Howell which provides sanctuary for horses and other animals.
 
PROGRAM: Jill Fredrickson, president of Horses’ Haven, gave a presentation on the organization north of Howell which provides sanctuary for horses and other animals.
GUESTS: Michelle Brandt; Sam (Anne Belser’s brother from Denmark); Chris Barry.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • The December 6 Rotary meeting will focus on the May 20 Dash or Crash, which is the club’s top fund-raising event.
  • Kim Leuger noted that Mod’s Pizza has a Make-A-Wish promo. She also urged club members to find the link for letters to Santa.
  • Beth Walker said applications are going out to the scholarship committee.
  • Mike McManus reports that the Thanksgiving Day meals will include greeting cards made by the satellite club. Also see Mike for Giving Tree forms.
  • Jeannie McDonald said there are about 60 families signed up for Thanksgiving Day meals.
  • Many reasons for giving thanks, led by news that the strange tumor plaguing Jason Huntley’s son, Conrad, is not malignant.
 
PROGRAM:
Horses’ Haven is a non-profit that for 20 years has been located on 22 acres on North Latson Road northeast of Howell  It cares for horses, ponies and donkeys in need. Jill Fredrickson explained that Horses’ Haven is unusual among animal sanctuaries in that the horses stay there as long as they live, especially important if they are not suitable for adoption. These animals were often mistreated and/or under-nourished by owners who could not or would not properly care for them. Horses’ Haven gives them a second lease on life.
Currently, Horses’ Haven has about 62 animals on site, which is above average. Activity has been positive as in the last year they adopted out about 40 animals, which more than twice the average. More adoptions creates more capacity to care for horses in need.
The group is always in need of volunteers, aged 16 or older. Jobs include custom mixing of grains; cleaning pastures; feeding hay and grain; giving medications; and grooming. Volunteers are not put in situations where they are not comfortable. For more information, go to web site horseshaven.org.
50-50
After Melanie Moses had a chance, Carole Bullion found the magical Ace of Spades. Progressive 50-50 starts again next week.
RECAP OF PAST PROGRAMS
Nov. 15 – Mike and Jane McManus showed a stunning photo display of their trip to South Korea for the Rotary International Convention.
Nov. 8 – District Gov. Michael Caruso said his job is to make other people feel good about themselves: He presented five cool ideas on how to make strong first impressions.
Nov. 1 – Former club member Tony Gelardi talked about the year-old effort to open his new Simply Fresh Market on Grand River Avenue between Howell and Brighton.
Bulletin returns on regular basis next week.