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!!

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.  




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-High School
Social Media
Interact-Middle School
Social/Fun Coordinator
Youth Exchange Program
Youth Services
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