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Williamston Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Brookshire Inn
205 W Church St.
Williamston, MI  48895
United States
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General Discussion:
  • Attendance: Members=20, Associate/Honorary Members=3, Guests=3
  • December 14th - Will be taking food to Have House
    • Like to take donations too
    • Bring next weeks
    • Toiletries, canned goods, diapers, …
  • Community Service Award Nominations
    • Nominations so far: Kathy Hayes, Mitch Lutzke, the Eichler’s
    • Will decide at Board meeting today - Others?
      • NOTE: Kathy Hayes was selected at the Board Meeting as the nominee
  • Next week’s meeting at Pub & Grill at 4:15 pm
    • District Governor Theresa Brandell
    • She will talk about the District Project
    • We will give an overview of our club
      Guest Speaker - Doug Pearsall of the Nature Conservancy
  • Accompanied by Gust Annis
    Earl Wolf, Doug Pearsall, President Raj Wiener & Gust Annis
General Discussion:
  • Attendance: Members=24 , Associate/Honorary Members=3 , Guests=15
  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) students
    • RYLA aims to:
      • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth;
      • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders;
      • Encourage leadership of youth by youth;
      • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
    • Every RYLA program covers the following core topics:
      • Fundamentals of leadership
      • Ethics of positive leadership
      • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
      • Problem-solving and conflict management
      • Rotary's purpose and service to the community
      • Building self-confidence and self-esteem
      • Elements of community and global citizenship
        President Raj Wiener, Tasha Hagelberg & Erin Bowling (Williamston), Carson Nolan & Taylor Detting (Williamston), Caleb Hodgson (Dansville) & Merlin Hopkins
  • From Webberville - RYLA students:
    • Taylor Detting - with mom - Kathy Detting
      • Learned to better communicate with teammates
      • Has had 19 varsity letters
      • Will attend LSSU
    • Carson Noland
      • Plans to attend college in Michigan
      • Studying medicine
    • Both student leaders at Webberville HS
  • From Williamston - RYLA students:
    • Erin Bowling - with parents Kathie & Mark Bowling
      • VP of Student Executive Board - using leadership skills
      • In BPA & plays volleyball & soccer
      • Plans to attend MSU - studying psychology
    • Tasha Hagelberg - with dad Craig Hagelberg
      • Studying government & in BPA
      • Has ½ classes at LCC
      • Plans to attend college out of state
        • Studying business & psychology
  • From Dansville - RYLA student
    • Caleb Hodgson - with parents Amy & Carl
    • Junior at Dansville
    • Plays basketball
    • Has scholarship offer to play at WMU
  • All students enjoyed RYLA and would recommend it to others
  • Suggested that they make suggestions to Principals of other good candidates for RYLA in the future
    • Students were then released to go to their schools

“Though the barriers of life seem formidable, we find when we challenge them that they have no will.“~Robert Brault


Rotary International is the world's first service club organization. Its more than 1.2 million members volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto, Service Above Self.

The Object of Rotary: The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
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