Monday, May 20
    Howell High School Interact Club
    Monday, May 27
    NO MEETING: Memorial Day
    Summer in the City
    President's Night: Wednesday, June 19 (rain date June 20)
    The celebration will take place at Cobb-Hall Insurance. Volunteers are needed for set-up and tear-down. 
    Join us 4:30 pm - 7 pm
    Location: Courtyard at Cobb Hall Insurance
    Formal program to begin at 5:20 pm
    Dinner, adult beverages, music, awards, fellowship & fun! 
    Members are FREE, guests $15
    Please RSVP to or call 517-204-6866 by June 14th
    Tour de Livingston:
    Save the date and start spreading the news! The 12th Annual Howell Rotary Tour de Livingston will take place on Sunday, October 6th! If you would like to join the planning commitee, please reach out to Nick Proctor, Sandie Cortez or Andrea Dahline. 
    Howell Rotary will meet on Monday, July 30th
    Steve Manor will bring exchange students to present their experiences and adventures in Howell and beyond.
    Calling all Tour de Livingston volunteers! 
    We could use some help with manning the Tour Booth at the Brighton Farmer’s Market on Aug. 4th.  Below is a sign-up link: 

    This Monday we will be celebrating our Howell High School Interact Club. They will share with us "A year in Review. Service awards will be given, and we will meet the newly elected Officers for next school year. Come celebrate with us and "Interact" with our Interact students!  Our Assistant District Governor will be visiting us as well. 


    Save the Date for our Howell Rotary Summer in the City Celebration Event June 12th with a rain date of June 13th. This will take place from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the beautiful courtyard of Cobb Hall Insurance. Spouse and significant others are also encouraged to attend. 


    Balloonfest Parking Volunteers are needed please see Jake at a meeting for further details.


    Have a wonderful weekend and remember to honor all the Moms in your life!

    Monday's Meeting
    Monday's program will be presented by Pleasanna Carter Work Study Coordinator from LESA
    The Livingston Educational Service Agency vocational program is an educational training program for students students age 18-26 in Livingston that have a disability and complete high school with certificate of completion. We work with local business to create training opportunities to increase experience for LESA students that may eventually lead into a volunteer or paid employment. 
    We will also be celebrating a very special birthday this week! 
    Host Families Needed
    We are still in need of host families for this next school year. This is a very rewarding experience and something you will cherish for a lifetime. If you have any questions please speak to Jeff Blagg or Steve Manor. 
    Summer in the City
    Save the date for our Howell Rotary Summer in the City Celebration June 12th, with a rain date of June 13th. We will be celebrating all the incredible things Howell Rotary has been a part of this past year.
    Have a wonderful weekend and make new memories!

    On Monday we will be doing an Interactive program with a group called Fleece & Thank you. Some of our Howell Interact students will be joining/ "Interacting" with us. This will be a very fun, exciting, and meaningful meeting. This would be a great meeting to invite guests to.  See you at the meeting!


    Save the date for our Howell Rotary Summer in the City June 12th 5:30pm.  This will be our year end celebration in the beautiful Cobb Hall Courtyard. This will be in place of our regular meeting on Monday June 11th. Spouse/Significant others are welcome and encouraged to attend with you. More details to follow. 


    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

    April 23 Rotary Meeting
    Our Presentation will be from Consumers Energy. Nicole Gastelewicz, and Kathryn Burkholder, Community Affairs Mgr. will talk about services and money saving programs Consumers Energy offers to business owners as well as goals for renewables and other state initiatives.
    Arbor Day 

    Come join us for the Arbor Day celebration on Friday April 27th. Please note this is a different date than previously mentioned. The event will be at West Street Park in Howell from 11am until 2pm. Howell Rotary will be giving away books to all students attending. This books were made possible by a partnership between Howell Rotary and Howell Education Foundation. For more information please contact Patti


    Summer Celebration

    Save the Date for the Howell Rotary Summer in the City Celebration taking place on June 12th with a rain date of June 13th. 5:30pm until 8pm. In the beautiful courtyard of Cobb Hall Insurance. This will be a great night that you will not want to miss. Further details to come.


    Annual Conference

    Rotary Annual Conference is May 4th - 6th in Ypsilanti. If you are interested in going please let Sandie know.


    Today's Meeting: 

    Our speaker today will be Rev. George Lewis and the topic will be Setting Boundaries. Come and join us for this wonderful presentation.


    Donations Needed for Elementary:

    Hutchings Elementary 1st grade Students are looking for donations for a new Collaboratory Space.  They are looking for donations of

    Duct Tape

    Masking Tape

    Scotch Tape

    Double Sided Tape

    Clear Packing Tape

    Glue Gun

    Glue Gun Glue stick refills

    Elmer's Glue

    Glitter Glue

    Rubber Cement


    Please bring these items to Rotary and we will get them over to the students. 

    Summer Club Event:


    Today's Meeting

    Our meeting today will feature our very own Carol Griffith with the ever popular Real Estate Update and Trends. This is something we look forward to each year as Carol always gives a great presentation.

    Euchre Tournament hosted by Brighton Sunset

    Rotary Club of Howell Update

    We are looking to grow our leadership to help build for the future of Howell Rotary. Many hands make light work. If you missed this at the meeting, please take time to select one or more of the items listed at the bottom of the sheet with items that interest you and provide the info to Sandie. Come work along side your Rotary Family. 

    Thank you to the club members that reviewed and made suggestions of changes for the bylaws over the past couple of weeks. We have reviewed all that were given to us.  We were able to use quite a few of your suggestions, and some of them were misinterpretations.  The board met on Monday March 19th, reviewed and accepted them, and they recommend that membership do the same.  Please take time to review the Constitution and Updated Bylaws that were sent to you via email earlier this week. We will be voting on these as a club on Monday April 2nd. If you have any questions please contact Bob Ellis at  Thank you to everyone for your assistance in getting this complete.  

    Many hands make light work. We are looking for some additional help in these areas. Please consider joining some of your other Rotary Family members and offer to help. YES! Talk to me about what is required to help in these areas.
    Secretary Position ___________
    Treasurer Position____________
    Interact Middle School__________
    Interact High School___________
    Youth Exchange____________
    Sargent at Arms_____________
    Scholarship Committee________
    Zemp Scholarship Committee_________
    Non Profit Status Committee__________
    Howell Melon Ice Cream Committee________
    Meeting Set Up__________
    Meeting Clean Up__________
    The Fun Social Committee____________
    International Project____________________
    Name________________________________________________________       Cell____________________________________

    Today's program will be our quarterly Non Profit Round Table. This quarter we look forward to hearing what is happening with Recycle Livingston, The Connection, & The Arc of Livingston County.


    Reminder that we will be voting as a club on the Constitution and Updated By Laws. Please make sure you took time to review them and if any questions please contact Bob Ellis at


    We are still looking for students grade 9th - 11th to attend RYLA. This is an awesome experience. Please help us spread the word. 


    Howell Rotary continues to do great things, and there are even greater things on the horizon. Monday's meeting will be a Club Assembly. There will be updates from some of our committees as well as many surprises. See you all Monday at noon at our regular meeting spot!  Have a great weekend and make some new memories!


    RYLA is quickly approaching April 20 - 22 in Fenton. Please think of students in grades 9 - 11 that will benefit from attending. Thanks to Howell Rotary and Howell Education Foundation we have scholarships available.  Students and parents can go to and go to the RYLA link on the left hand side to get further information. 


    Livingston Sunrise Rotary is hosting a Club Mixer at Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille on Thursday March 22nd downstairs from 5 to 7.  Go out and connect with other Rotarians from the county.


    Interested in serving more for Howell Rotary? We have some openings. Contact Sandie for more information. 


    Monday we will be back in our regular meeting spot in the Board Room of the Howell Public Schools Administration Building.

    Presentation: Stop The Bleed

    Karla Klas will share free resources available from the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center to help keep our families, schools, and communities safer.  This short session will include an overview on the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, a national initiative to train the public in life-saving emergency bleeding control techniques.


    Good luck to all of our bowlers for Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

    Reminder to review the Constitution and ByLaws and send any feedback to, or bring it in writing to the meeting on Monday. 

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    RYLA is coming up in April which is Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp. Howell Rotary along with Howell Education Foundation sponsor students to attend each year. This is a great opportunity for students in grades 9 - 11 to attend an overnight camp in Fenton. They will learn new leadership skills, make friends from all over the district, team build on a project together, and have a great time. If you know of any potential students please talk to Sandie or Patti.

    The Heart of Michigan store in downtown Howell is well known for their freshly made U.P. pasties. Karen Wing is our program presenter and will speak on the their history of and the fine-art of pasty making.

    Rotary on Monday will be at Cleary University in the Johnson Center, Room 5.  Renee Chodkowski from The Great Foodini, Inc. will be our speaker. We are happy to welcome back Renee, who is also known as The Great Foodini®.   Renee is a good friend to the community and Howell Rotary. On Monday, she will be sharing some of her recipes and cooking tips, as well as a special treat. This is one meeting you will not want to miss!


    Item's Needed! Our Interact Club will be making dog beds for the local animal shelter as a service project. They are in need of old bed pillows or pillows close to the size of a bed pillow. They can be regular, queen, or king size. They are also in need of scraps of fabric no smaller than 30" x 24", fleece would be perfect, or old flannel sheets, or even old towels, blankets, or heavier sheets would work too as long as they are larger than 30" x 24". 

    Bowl for Kids' Sake
    Howell Rotary has two lanes reserved for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County.  We are scheduled to bowl from 10-12 am on Saturday, March 10 at Striking Lanes in Hartland.  We need 10 people to participate, each of whom will raise or contribute at least $60.  Donations of $75 earn a T-shirt and $300 earn 2 tickets to the fall Evening with the Stars auction event.  To sign up, email Bob Ellis at  To donate to our Rotary team or to start you own personal fundraising webpage go to
    Happy Snow Day! We will not have access to our meeting location today because Howell Schools are closed for a snow day. As a board we discussed this possibility on Friday. Because we meet in the school building we have decided to not have Rotary if Howell Schools are closed due to weather or any other unscheduled building issues. This policy will carry forward from now on.  
    This week Peter Bowen will be sharing his annual Economic Forecast for the Upcoming Year. Peter always has great information to share and it’s interesting to see how Peter’s past predictions withstood the year’s economic and political climate.
    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!!


    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
    Past President
    President Elect
    President Nominee
    Vice President
    Vice President
    Deputy Treasurer
    Executive Secretary
    Club Administration Chair
    Membership Chair
    Public Image Chair
    Rotary Foundation Chair
    Service Project Chair
    Interact-High School
    Interact-Middle School
    Social Media
    Tour de Livingston Co-Chair
    Tour de Livingston Co-Chair
    Youth Exchange Officer



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