Join us for lunch! We meet every Monday from noon to 1pm at the Howell Public Schools Administration Building in Howell.  

Meeting Location:  411 N. Highlander Way, Howell, MI  48843

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 2456, Howell, MI 48844 

Contact Sandie at 517-204-6866 for any club questions.

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Past President
Rotary Foundation
Interact-Middle School
Social/Fun Coordinator
Social Media
Interact-High School
Youth Exchange Program

Monday Oct 2nd we will be meeting at Jonna's Bar & Grill  1455 N Michigan Ave Suite 400, Howell, MI 48855. They will be open for only Howell Rotary. This is part of our goal to bring Howell Rotary out in the public more, and to support our local businesses. This is a great time to invite a guest. Our speaker will be Michael O’Callaghan from the  Detroit Metro Convention Visitors Bureau.  


Our Howell High School Interact Club is doing a bottle drive to support their fundraiser Ribbon Warriors. Please bring your bottles to the meeting and we will get them to them. Or if you have quite a few to donate they will pick them up from you. Talk to Patti with any questions.

If you have not yet signed up for Tour de Livingston please contact Catherine Daniel or Andrea Dahline.  The Tour de Livingston is our premier event and 100% participation by our club is required to make the event successful.

Howell's Home Coming Festivities are Friday October 6th

Parade on Friday night 5pm  on Grand River starting at Family Video and ending at the Howell Carnegie Library.

Football Game Friday night with Kick off at 7pm 

Go Highlanders!


Monday, September 25th’s program will be our Quarterly Nonprofit Roundtable. This quarter’s nonprofits include The Salvation Army of Livingston County, LACASA, and 100 Women Who Care. Here’s our member’s opportunity to be in the know about some of the great organizations doing great things in our community!
Our speaker on Monday the 18th will be Scott Mixer from Hero's Round Table. 
Often called the TED Talks of heroism, the Hero Round Table teaches people how to be more than a bystander. From our humble beginnings in Michigan to our global series on three continents and counting, we've already seen attendees go on to do amazing things. The Hero Round Table is a two-day event happening in Howell, MI on October 23 & 24. 
The following information from Rotary International prior to Hurricane Irma. Rotary International may be working on an additional page for Irma or the efforts may be combined:
"As you all know many of the cites along the Gulf Coast of the United States have been devastated by category 4 Hurricane Harvey with winds of over 130 miles an hour and over 50 inches of rain.   
Cities like Rockport, Texas have been completely destroyed.  The Greater Houston area with a population of over 6.5 million people (the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States) has had over 3.7 million people leave the region in the evacuation effort.  Others remained trapped inside their homes, as entire neighborhoods were submerged
Hurricane Harvey is predicted to be the costliest natural disaster in the history of the U.S., with a damage cost exceeding Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. AccuWeather predicts that the damage cost will hit $160 billion
A Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Donor Advised Fund has been established under The Rotary Foundation to assist these communities.
If you would like to make a contribution by credit card please go to the following link:
The Name of the DAF (Donor Advised Fund) is The Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Donor Advised Fund
The Account Number of the DAF (Donor Advised Fund) is 608"
The Howell Rotary Club will not be meeting on Monday the 4th in observance of Labor Day. Have a wonderful long weekend with your family friends. Take time to relax and make new memories. 

We are taking donations until today, Monday September 18th to purchase a Stove in honor of Fellow Rotarian John Hubbel. Please give your money to Patti. Here is more information on the Stove project.


Chyangba village lies at a height of 3500m (11,482ft in elevation), in the northern region of Kathmandu and is approximately 400km (248 miles) away from the city. The village does not lie on the trekker's trail so development has been very slow. Yet the natural beauty and the rich cultural heritage have made this village a unique place on earth. Considering the majority of people are subsistence farmers and now a day’s young generation are getting more into Trekking & Climbing job. 100% village people depend on open wood fire stove. Use of wood open fires traditional stoves results in high levels of indoor air pollution which is a known cause of respiratory disease and eye disease for women and children who spend most of their time cooking food for family. 
 This program will impact greatly on the health of the communities, particularly the women and children, including a lessening of respiratory problems, eye problems and burns. Another key positive impact is the reduction of fuel that is needed to run the stoves as they burn cleaner and more efficiently because the fire is contained within the stove and the oxygen flow can be regulated. Also stove attached with water heating system so people will use for shower and laundry. This has lead to a decrease in deforestation. 

In memory of John Hubbel the club will be collecting donations for the purchase of a stove for families in need until Monday September 11.  Please contact Patti Griffith for more information or to donate.  

Our annual Picnic meeting is tpday at the Howell City Park. We will be having some good traditional picnic food and our meeting will be all about Tour de Livingston.  

There will be no meeting on Monday September 4th due to Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend and make new memories with your family and friends.


Fowlerville Rotary's very popular 67th Annual Dawn Patrol Breakfast is September 10th, 7am - 11am Maple Grove Airport 3 miles north on Fowlerville Road, 1 mile east of Sherwood. 
We are in need of one more golfer!!!
The Livingston County Rotary Clubs will be facing off on September 29, 2017.  If you are interested in attending, but have not signed up please contact Ashley Prew at  

John Hubbel's memorial service was on Thursday. We are collecting funds to purchase a stove as part of the Stove Project that John was so passionate about. If you wish to contribute to the stove project please connect with Patti Griffith. We will also be planting a tree at West Street Park for John. 

Steve Manor traveled to Metro Airport to greet Sayo on Saturday afternoon. Pictured are Pattie and Larry Courtney and their daughter Annie, first Host Family, along Amanda Fegan and her son Oscar. Amanda will be second Host Family.  
Steve expects Sayo to be at Monday’s meeting to say hello.  Please give her a warm welcome when you arrive.

On Monday we will welcome our District Governor Barry Fraser. Barry's home Club is Chatham Ontario. Barry will be sharing news from our District and his goals for this year. Barry has great ideas and is full of energy and enthusiasm. Please join us in welcoming him to Howell and Howell Rotary.

This weekend is Howell Melon Ice Cream Sales. The sale of ice cream is what funds all that we do for youth in our Community. Please come out and join us. If you have not signed up for a shift yet please do so at this link or contact Patti Griffith at 

Kaitlynn Cortez a former Interact student and Howell graduate will speak about her service learning trip to Peru. She will share her experiences and adventures with us at our next Rotary meeting.

We will be scooping Howell Melon Ice Cream on Wend Aug 16th. This will also be a Day of Caring project for other groups. But we do need to have all the ice cream scooped into individual serving dishes at the end of the day. So when you finish your project please come over and scoop Melon Ice Cream at the Howell High School Kitchen.  You can come before or after your Day of Caring Shift. You can access the kitchen by coming to the loading dock area of the High School. Enter off Highlander Way Road and follow the signs to the Aquatic Center. Go past the pool, and past the Highlander Restaurant, the parking lot of the loading dock will be next. Park in that lot and call Sandie at 517-204-6866 to enter the building. We will be scooping until all 7000 cups are full. So please come and help us. If you know the time you are available please let Patti know at . Howell Melon Ice Cream Sales provides all the funds for us to support all the things that our club does in the community! We need all hands on deck! Thank you!

Can one person really make a difference in the world? Twesigye Jackson Kaguri overcame tremendous odds as he followed his dream to build  schools, a clinic, clean water systems, libraries for AIDS orphans in his village in Uganda. This is his unforgettable story that has touched 43,000 orphans living with 7,301. 

Growing up on his family's small farm, Kaguri worked many hours each day for his taskmaster father, though he was lucky his parents were able to send him to school. Kaguri eventually became a visiting scholar at Columbia University. Returning to his home years later, he was overwhelmed by the plight of AIDS orphans and vowed to build them a tuition-free school. A School for My Village weaves together tales from Kaguri's youth and his inspiring account of building the school and changing the lives of many children.
He has been a Rotaract and Rotarian for combined 26 years, Past president of East Lansing Rotary club, three times Paul Harris Fellow, CNN Hero, Time Mgazine Power of one, and he has addressed the UN and will do again in July.
The next Tour meeting is Wednesday, August 2nd (at 8:30 AM at the Howell Chamber of Commerce). If you cannot make the committee meeting please contact Catherine or Andrea.
If you haven't already done so, please also sign up to volunteer at the Tour tent for at least one of the following events:
  • 8/5 - Prep Ride @ Hometown: 8:30AM - 9:15AM
  • 8/12 - Prep Ride @ Hometown: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
  • 8/26 - Hartland Farmer's Market: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 8/24 - Milford Farmer's Market: 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 9/9 - Prep Ride @ Hometown: 8:30AM - 9:15AM
  • 9/16 - Brighton Farmer's Market: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 9/23 - Tour de Ville: 7AM - 11AM
You can sign up by emailing Catherine directly or use this link:
Thank you!
Today's presentation will be provided by Mary Zucchero. Mary will provide an update on the remaining summer and fall activities in Livingston County.
Rotary Tigers Game
Information provided by Tom Lampert:
When:                   Friday, August 18th
Where:                  Comerica Park
Who:                     Friends and Family
Why:                     If you need a reason, you can’t come
                            Cost:                    $65.00 per person or $130.00 per couple or $260.00 per couple of couples and so on and so on and so on….
                            Itinerary:               5:00pm    Arrive at the Spencer Road Park and  Ride to get on a real bus! Beverages and Pizza will be included               
                       5:30pm    Bus leaves for the ball park
                       7:05pm    Tigers beat The Dodgers
                                              (fireworks after the game)
                                   10:00pm   On the bus back to the Spencer Road Park and Ride
We have 40 seats available.  It is first come first serve.
Please RSVP to Tom Archer at (810) 229-5212 or Make all checks payable to the, “Livingston Sunrise Rotary Foundation.”
The next Tour de Livingston Committee meeting will be this Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.  If you are unable to attend please contact Catherine or Andrea.



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