PROGRAM: Brighton High School choir director brought along a number of students from a couple of the Brighton High School choirs to perform a couple of numbers for the club.
 
PROGRAM: Brighton High School choir director brought along a number of students from a couple of the Brighton High School choirs to perform a couple of numbers for the club.
GUESTS: Chris Barry, Week 2; Cindy Mack, Week 3; Addison Doyle, Week 2; Mark Barnett; Jane Schafer.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • Bill Gartley said the holiday party for foreign exchange students went well, thanks in no small part to help from Ron Cleveland, Mike McManus, Darlene McManus, Kathy Riesterer, Matt Riesterer and the Interact Board.
  • Maribeth Regnier and Ed Bottum visited George Kudla last week. George is looking frail.
  • Jane McManus reminds all that end of year donations may be made to the Brighton Rotary Foundation and the Rotary International Foundation.
  • Nancy Johnson got Bill Metz to talk about how local dentists pool together gold fillings and were able to donate 13,000 to Gleaners.
  • Nancy also pointed out some small cows at the end table that were going for 10 bucks apiece; each purchase produces 12 gallons of milk for Gleaners. The club quickly came up with 120 dollars to buy the entire herd. Subsequent donations brought the total to 180 dollars.
 
PROGRAM:
Brighton High School choir director Phil Johnson is in his 16th year as a choir director: 10 years at Traverse City and the last six at Brighton where he has continued a traditional of great choirs at the high school. Recently multi-night performances drew 6,000 people to the high school auditorium; the previous Saturday, the choir sang with the Michigan Philharmonic to a sold-out crowd. The choir has traveled to Italy for eight days, performing at St. Peters Basilica. It regularly earns Superior ratings and recently was named one of the top two choirs in the state. Members of two of the choirs joined us for the meeting, performing lovely renditions of “Carol of the Bells” and “White Winter Hymnal.” Keep track of the choir at brightonchoirs.com.
FUTURE PROGRAMS:
Dec. 27 – Melanie Moses will present a program on her trip to South Africa.
Jan. 3 – Bob Murray will introduce John O’Malley, the new president of St. Joseph health care operations in Livingston County.
Jan. 10 – Club assembly.
Jan. 31 – Rich Perlberg will introduce Jayson Boyers, the president of Cleary University.
50-50
Bill Anderson, George Moses and Rich Perlberg failed to find the Ace of Spades.