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Pontiac Rotary News
NO ROTARY MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH --- we had a wonderful gathering with the Waterford Club on Tuesday with a special a presentation by Michigan Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson.  If you aren't aware of Express SOS, the ID requirements soon required to board an aircraft or how to avoid the lines at the Secretary of State, well, you should have joined us on Tuesday!  See you on April 26th to make sure we are ready for Career Day on May 3rd!
 
No more pencils, no more books....technology is changing higher ed!  Nicole Chirco, Baker College Enrollment Specialist, updated us on the use of technology in the college admissions processes.  Gone are the days of multiple campus tours; prospective students make decisions based on virtual tours, youtube videos and website data.  Student contact is made via text and email.  Technology is key in the classroom as well. 
Be sure to attend our meeting on Thursday, March 15 at AlleyCat Café, as our guest speaker will be author, speaker and Dean of Campus Services, Jahquan Hawkins.  Jahquan will share with us tips on being successful at College and he will bring copies of his book, "Finding My Way."
It seems that it is all over the news lately, active shooter in schools, churches and movie theaters.  Director Dave Ceci who oversees the Law Enforcement Training (as well as Interim Dean of the CREST simulated emergency site) at Oakland Community College, presented a different perspective to what we hear and see in the news about this topic.  He spoke to the group about what we can do as civilians to protect ourselves and possibly others if ever faced with this crisis.
 
 
 
March kicks off "Education" month at Rotary Club of Pontiac!  We took a fieldtrip to Oakland Community College's Administration building to have lunch with Chancellor Peter Provenzano.  Our gracious host treated us to a yummy lunch, excellent conversation and a peek into the future of OCC and education in general.  Chancellor Provenzano shared with the group that OCC has five campus across Oakland County.  While each campus has its on distinctive programs of study, they all provide students with a pipeline to further education and or to the job market.  Peter spoke to the group about the ongoing demand for trade skills workers and OCC position to fulfill those demands.  He shared with the Rotarians, OCC's role as the third pillar in the already developed relationship between the City of Pontiac and Oakland University. 
 
OCC is a partner with us for our annual Career Day, taking place on May 3rd this year.  Chancellor Provenzano extended an invitation to the Pontiac Rotary Club to co-host a large scale trade skills day for local Junior High and High school students to introduce them to the various trades. 
Delta Airlines flight attendants, Savanna and Betsy were our speakers at the Rotary meeting today.  They shared their tales of flying the sometime friendly skies.  They walked us through the process of how to apply to become a flight attendant and the competitive interview process. 
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Holbrook and Sebastian Mance who are our February's Students of the Month!  Kaitlyn and Sebastian attended our meeting with their parents and math teacher, Mrs. Voultos.
 
 
Kaitlyn and Sebastian are stellar students who like to assist their teacher by helping other students.  They are both very artistic and enjoy drawing, drama class and math. As our Students of the Month, Kaitlyn and Sebastian received $50 Amazon gift cards.
Close your eyes...inhale with 6 count...exhale with an 8 count.  Susan Stencel, owner of Clarkston Hot Yoga studios was our speaker as we learned how to relax, relate and release using hot yoga.  Hot Yoga is the practice of yoga with stifling temperatures that releases toxins in the body.  Susan shared of the benefits of hot yoga, which ca help you to focus, have good posture, relieve stress and have overall good health. She gave all members a free visit to participate in Hot Yoga.
Former long time member of Pontiac Rotary Dr. James Gell died at the age of 90 on February 2nd.  He joined Pontiac Rotary on February 1, 1958.   The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 18th  at A.J. Desmond & Sons from 4 - 7 pm.  There will be a funeral mass on Feb. 19th at 11 am at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., in Bloomfield Hills.
 
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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Alley Cat Cafe' (except in July and August)
31 N Saginaw
(park at NW corner of Lawrence and Wayne)
Pontiac, MI  48342
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CAREER DAY 2018!!!
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