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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Today’s Program: This will be our first Quarterly Nonprofit Roundtable, providing our members the opportunity to hear from 3 different local nonprofit organizations. Each will have a display table set up with materials, etc. for members to view and will have 5 minutes “from the podium”. We think this will be a great way for us to get a greater knowledge of additional local organizations. Our guests for Monday include:
  •        American Cancer Society/Relay for Life – Lauren Wagner
  •        Alzheimers Association – Katie Peil
  •        Livingston County Humane Society – Jen Nicholson / Laura Goodwin
Today our presentation will be from our very own Carol Griffith who will be giving us an update on the real estate picture in Livingston County.
Monday’s program features Mike Malott, who kayaked the Mighty Mississippi last summer – a total of 2,117 miles! He’ll share his adventure with our club. Should be an interesting program!
The next Tour de Livingston Committee meeting is Wednesday March 15, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at the Howell Chamber of Commerce.  If you cannot attend please contact Andrea or Catherine.  If you are not a current committee member, but are interested in learning more about the committee we would love to see you at the meeting.  
Today's presentation will be Bill Vailliancourt, LC Prosecutor, Betsy Hundley, LC Clerk, and Brandon Denby, LC Register of Deeds will to talk about responsibilities as a key elected official in Livingston County.
For those interested in the Howell Education Foundation Online Auction, the link to register is http://Howell.gesture.com
Or you can register on your phone by texting the word "Howell" to 52182

The auction will close on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11pm.

More about HEF:
The Howell Education Foundation supports many programs that directly assist teachers by getting students engaged in learning and creating opportunities for them through grant funding.

HEF’s mission is to encourage students to fulfill their dreams and to reach their full potential.
Our goal is to foster a lifelong desire to learn by sponsoring educational field trips,
Science camps, scholarships, establishing incentive and recognition programs.
This is all made possible by the contributions of the community.
Adventures in Scouting – by Patti Griffith. Patti will share some of her incredible adventures that have taken place through her involvement with Scouting. She will also share some of the benefits and skills that the boys learn along the way.
This week's meeting will be on Thursday instead of Monday, at noon at the school (same location).  The meeting will be our Club Assembly.  
 
There will be no meeting on Monday February 20, 2017.
This week's presentation will be Scott Mixer and Mike Murphey.  The presentation will be HERO Round Table, a program that was recently held in the Brighton area with local individuals sharing their “stories” about life-changing events that have helped to make them “heroes” in our community.
What a success the book distribution at Community Connect was!  Thank you to Pat Convery, Bob Ellis and others that donated books for the Community Connect event last weekend.  Multiple book drives were held by Rotarians:  Trish Phelps collected at Citizens, Kathy Zaenger at the Howell Library, Jeff Eineder through his Business Network, The Howell High School Interact Club and the Hartland Rotary Club.  Trish and Sandie Cortez and their husbands were a great help with delivery to the event.  Andrea Dahline brought two Parker Interactors to help with set up and Sandie and Patti along with High School Interactors took part in the distribution the day of the event.  It was wonderful to see the expressions of excitement and appreciation on the faces of children and adults that received these books.
                        
The next committee meeting for the Tour de Livingston Planning Committee is Wednesday February 15, 2017 at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce at 8:30 a.m.  If you are unable to attend please contact Catherine or Andrea.  If you are not currently a member of the committee and would like more information, we would love to have you as a guest at the meeting.
Please join us for our weekly meeting to celebrate the success of the 2016 Tour de Livingston!  The meeting location will change to the Howell Opera House.  The presentation will include a celebration of last year's Tour, recognition of sponsors, and the presentation of the "big check" to the Livingston County United Way.   
Please send any information for the weekly newsletter to Ashley at aprew@williamsandknack.com by Thursday at 3:00 p.m. 
Today's presentation will be about the new MCDC Dental Center in Livingston County, featuring Dianne McCormick, Director, Livingston County Public Health Department
The Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is coming up and the Howell Rotary will participate on Saturday March 4th from 10-12 at Striking Lanes in Hartland.  Please contact Bob Ellis at robert.w.ellis@gmail.com to sign up for our team.  Team members get to bowl two games and will have a great time – no experience necessary.  Each team member must raise or donate $60.  For $75 you get a T-shirt and for $300 you also get two tickets to the Evening with the Stars Silent Auction and Reception.  If you can’t participate in person, please make a donation at https://www.firstgiving.com/team/342544  Our club hopes to raise $2000 this year, compared to $1775 in 2016 and our efforts will be augmented by generous matching funds from Mike Hall.  If anyone would like to create their own personal fund raising web page, contact Bob for the instructions.
Today's program will be St. Joe’s Patient Service Delivery System.
Parker Interact club tours Humane Society of Livingston County and delivers dog beds made by students at Interact meetings at the middle school. Students learned all about the new and exciting things happening at the shelter and how they can get involved to improve the lives of the animals there. Thanks to the Howell Rotary for their support to make these learning opportunities available to the Howell Public school students.
Today's meeting will be at the EMS Building on Tooley Road
 
The program will be:  Mental Illness and Services 
James Schepper, the Clinical Director of Catholic Charities.  James is very familiar with the local available services.  He works with other local agencies such as LACASA, Connection Youth Services,  and clinics such as St. Joe's and various private practices.
 

Below is a link to  an interview for OLHSA's Walk for Warmth. 

https://vimeo.com/196372840

For more information about the Walk for Warmth follow this link:

https://www.crowdrise.com/WalkforWarmthLivingston2017

This event will take place Wednesday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m.   Hear inspiring stories of courage and hope.  Learn how LACASA helps keep our community safer.  Share your impressions and insights.  Please RSVP by calling Deanna Norris, Community Engagement Director at 517-548-1350, or send an e-mail to dnorris@lacasacenter.org
 
The first planning meeting for the 2017 Tour de Livingston committee will be on January 18, 2017 at 8:30 am at the Howell Chamber.  The committee is looking to expand its membership and club participation, if you would like more information about the event or the committee please consider attending the January 18 meeting.  We hope to see you there! 
Economic Forecast, Peter Bowen. A highly-anticipated yearly program, our very own Peter Bowen will share the highs and lows we can expect in the upcoming year, as well as Peter’s predictions. Always an interesting and informative Club program!
Today's meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Howell Opera House.  Join us for wonderful music from the Howell Chorale - Brendan Closz, Choir Director.
Our program on December 12 will be Scott Mixer and HERO Round Table. HERO Round Table is a program that was recently held in the Brighton area with local individuals sharing their “stories” about life-changing events that have helped to make them “heros” in our community.
On Monday, Peter Bowen will be collecting Matching Money Monday contributions for United Way.  Please consider donating to the Livingston County United Way this Monday December 12, 2016.
 
 
 

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