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

411 N. Highlander Way, Howell, MI  48843

Contact us at 517-410-4184

 
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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 pgriffith@fnbsite.com 

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  pgriffith@fnbh.com . 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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4ca5a92dabfc1-tour
 
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
Tom@ArcherHuntley.com. 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.
Today's featured presenter will be Mike Sullivan from the MI Department of Attorney General.
Livingston County United Way Day of Caring is August 16, 2017.  Please sign up with Tom Lampert or online.  Registrations are due soon!

Rotary Mixer- Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Calling all Livingston County Rotary Club Members to join us for a Mixer, sponsored by the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club. The Mixer will be held at the Gronow Estates, 3800 Chilson Road Howell MI. Wine, beer and appetizers will be provided. Cost is $10 per person and you will pay at the door. Please bring cash or check, payable to Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club. We look forward to a fun night where Club members will be able to get to know one another better!

At today's meeting, Dennis will recap the highlights of the year and the many accomplishments of the Howell Rotary Club. Let’s celebrate! We will be meeting at our regular time and location.
Please send all content for the weekly e-Newsletter to Ashley Prew at aprew@williamsandknack.com by Thursday at 3:00 p.m. to ensure it is included in the newsletter.  
The Howell Rotary Club will not be meeting on Monday July 3, 2017 in observance of Independence Day.  Have a safe and enjoyable holiday. 
Thank you to everyone who helped at and participated in the 2017 Kick-Off ride on  June 25th.  We had a great turnout for the event and are looking forward to the Tour de Livingston main event on October 8, 2017.  Hometown Bicycles will also be providing TdL Training rides on many Saturdays throughout the summer.  Please contact Hometown Bicycles, Andrea or Catherine for more details.  Thank you to Hometown for all you do to support the Tour!  
 
          
The Howell Carnegie Library’s second annual Maker Saturday will be September 30, 2017, 10am-1pm.  It will coincide with DDA/Mainstreet’s next food truck rally – yum!
 
Calling all makers!  We are seeking local individuals & organizations to participate in this event and are now accepting station applications for our second annual Maker Saturday on 9/30/17.  Last year there were over 600 attendees at this free, all-ages event that celebrated the past, present, and future of makers! 
 
Maker stations include many things including Dutch oven cooking, yarn spinning, carpentry, 3-D printing, robotics, art/craft/science activities, honey extraction, sheep-shearing, food preservation and more!  If you have a work or hobby skill, apply today & share your passion for making! 
 
Applications are due on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  The online application link is below. 
 
Carlee Stanton is interning at an international nonprofit agency called Regency Foundation Networx (RFN) and she is spearheading a crowdfunding effort to raise money to fund Business Ignite programs for 4 local schools to get South African youth involved in business. These funds would provide 12 weeks of instruction and materials to 400 students.
Many South African youth, both in and out of school, are met with job shortages and often lack the skills necessary for employment, meaning they are without the proper networks to attain work in contexts outside of their communities.
 
The goal of Business Ignite is to foster self-sufficiency amongst young people aged 16+, by providing low-income learners with hands-on workshops and an opportunity to develop their own business plan and network with local business leaders. Unfortunately, for many families, the cost of this program ($50 per student) is not affordable.
If you are interested in learning more about the campaign, you can find more details at:
www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/business-ignite
Today's meeting will be the 2nd round of our Quarterly Nonprofit Update, featuring Day of Caring, Genesis House, and Love, Inc. Learn about these agencies and programs and about some of the good work that’s being done in our community.
The next Tour de Livingston committee meeting will be held on June 21, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.  If you are unable to attend please contact Andrea Dahline or Catherine Daniel.  The committee is looking for new members! If you are interested in helping the planning committee please attend the meeting.  
Today our meeting will include a presentation about the 10th Anniversary of Tour de Livingston – Lots to Celebrate, Lots of Opportunities!
The Howell Rotary will not be meeting on Monday May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Our Rotary District is looking for some volunteers to join the Training Committee for this next Rotary year 2017 - 2018. For further information please contact Aleia MacDonald at aleiamacdonald6380@gmail.com.  This is a great way to share your gifts with others, learn more about Rotary, and further improve our Rotary District 6380.

 
 

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