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 December 11th our topic will be Vacation Hot Spots for 2018. Come and learn about all the new Vacation Hot Spots that we will want to check out this winter. If not in person at least in thought.  This will be a great program to warm us up as the weather here has finally turned cold. The Howell Carnegie Library will also be bringing in support material on vacation ideas and resources available.

On December 14th Patti Griffith is being honored for all her work and dedication to the Scouts. This will be a breakfast on Thursday Dec 14th 7:30 a.m. at the Howell Opera House. If you are able to attend cost is $20 and please RSVP to Sandie at  Congratulations, Patti!   

December 18th is our Annual Holiday Celebration at The Howell Opera House with the Highlander Chorale. This is a beautiful celebration of the Season and a great event to bring guests. The cost for guests will be $10 each. We do need your RSVP for guests by Monday the 11th.

Due to Christmas and The New Year our next meeting after December 18th will be January 8th, 2018.

Today's program will be Cathleen Edgerly and Kate Litwin from Howell DDA and Howell Main Street. They will share with us what they learned while attending the conference in Amsterdam earlier this fall. They will also share what this means for Howell and the exciting happenings of Downtown Howell.


This will be an excellent program to bring guests that may be interested in Downtown happenings, business growth, development and so much more.


Also for your planning calendars our Annual Holiday Party with Howell High School Highlander Choral will be December 18th at the Operahouse. This is also a wonderful event to kick off the Holidays and share some Holiday spirit with guests. Please plan to tell us how many guests you are bringing by our December 11th meeting.


Remember we are in our membership drive and we are working hard to have awesome programs! This makes it easier for you to invite guests!!

Remember to bring a friend and or potential member to Rotary today. Our Speaker has prepared an awesome program for us.  

Denise Brennan-Nelson

Denise is an award-winning children’s author of over twenty books, and the owner of a consulting and training business called Goosebumps, Inc. She wrote her first children’s book, Buzzy the Bumblebee, after discovering that aeronautically, bumblebees should not be able to fly. She felt it was a wonderful way to inspire people to “bee-lieve” in themselves and their dreams.  She is also the author of Someday is Not a Day of the Week, the “Likes to Say” series, and Willow, which was chosen for Oprah’s Book Club Kids’ Reading List in 2010.
In addition, Denise is co-founder and an occasional cohost for the podcast “The Nooner Show.” The show focuses on interviewing talented and gutsy individuals who have taken a leap of faith to achieve their dreams.
In presentations across the country, Denise encourages adults and children to tap into their imaginations to create richer, fuller lives.

Celebration of New Beginnings for Kathleen Zaenger December 3rd from noon to 4pm at the Library.

LESA is collecting items for needy students over winter break. Please bring one of these items to Rotary and we will get them to LESA

Pudding or Fruit Cups


Snack Size chips or Pretzels

Granola Bars

Mini Cereal Boxes

Ramen Noodles

Oatmeal packages

Fruit Snacks


Juice Boxes. 

Updates for Monday November 20, 2017
It's Thanksgiving week and Yes we are meeting today.  We are Thankful for Howell Rotary and we look forward to seeing you today at noon.

Our day of Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army is filled up. Feel free to just go join your fellow Rotarians at any time you are available or deliver them a hot beverage. If you really want to help by ringing the bell contact the Salvation Army for other days/times, and locations. They are in quite a need!

The Howell Library is hosting a celebration of New Beginnings in honor of Kathleen's retirement from the library. This takes place at the library on Sunday December 3rd from noon to 4pm. Please put this on your calendar and plan on attending!


Creating a Vision of Greatness
Catherine Daniel is going to share some insights she learned from a recent 2-day ZINGTrain Seminar about Creating a Vision of Greatness!
Additional information on Creating a Vision of Greatness:
Doesn’t it just make sense that if you know where you want to end up, it will be easier to figure out how to get there? Zingerman’s approach applies on any scale –from articulating the future of your organization in 20 years to figuring out a successful in-store promotion. They believe visioning is why they are successful. Come get inspired. And then get going.

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.  


The Salvation Army needs our help!  Howell Rotary is signed up to ring on Saturday, November 11th and Wednesday, November 29th. There are two openings for each time slot. Location is the Howell Kroger - 108 W Highland Road.  If the dates do not work for you and you’d like to help out – please let Tom Lampert ( know.  There are many other openings available!

Below is a link to Sign Up:

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. 




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