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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=1
  • Steve Terry is home with pneumonia
    • Send good wishes to him
  • Poker - April 11-14
    • Signup sheet passed around - almost filled
    • Only one spot on Wed. & Saturday late shift left
  • Paul Tarr ran a meeting to look at ways we raise funds
    • Some new ideas came forth
    • Will get more info soon
  • A memorial service will be held for Merlin & Sandy’s son, Michael, over Memorial Day weekend
Speakers today are new members Laska Creagh & Brian Tort
  • So who is Laska?
                                         Laska Creagh
  • She is a mom of 2 and grandmother of 5 (plus one on way in April)
    • Grew up in Fremont, MI
  • Her husband is Keith Creagh - Director of the DNR
  • She has been a Kindergarten teacher in Pentwater & Lansing
    • Also an Elementary School Principal in St Johns
  • Her name - like the state (Alaska) without the first “A”
    • Grandfather named her
    • From a ballad - about a cowboy who takes a girl out on the prairie at night
      • But gets run over by a stampede
  • She is a champion for the underdog - esp. for kids
  • She cross country skis, water skis, jogs, swims, does exercise to burn off energy
  • She got a degree at CMU and Masters from MSU
  • Now doing consulting work - with challenging schools
    • Literacy approach
  • Who is Brian?
                                Brian Tort & Sponsor Fred Campbell
General Discussion:
  • Attendance: Members=18, Associate Members=1, Guests=2
  • Elizabeth Williams was presented with a Grant check to pay for portable flooring for her dance studio

    Brian Tort, Elizabeth Williams & President Raj Wiener
    • Due to the absence of our Treasurer, Steve Terry, the check for $1200 will be delivered soon so she can order the floor
    • The portable floor will allow the dancers to dance on point in places where the floor may be unacceptable otherwise - like cement flooring
  • We officially welcomed new member Laska Creagh to our club

    Laska Creagh, President Raj Wiener & Jim Conroy
  • Many Hands Packing - this Thursday, April 8 at 9:30 am (come at 9:15 for orientation)
    • Okemos Community Church - 4734 Okemos Road
      • On Okemos Rd, just north of Hamilton
    • A check for the proceeds from the Taste of Williamston will be given
    • Please wear your Rotary shirt
  • Poker Nights - April 11-14
    • Signup sheet was passed around
    • Most slots were filled in - need one on Wed. April 11 - second shift
      • And 3 on Saturday, April 14 late shift
  • Duck Race - Jim
    • On Saturday, June 23, 2018
    • Looking for sponsors now
      • $300 sponsorship or in kind donation
      • Sponsorships cover Duck Race & Taste of Williamston
    • Think we should count the ducks again - last done 2 years ago
  • Taste of Williamston 2018
    • On Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • At D&G again
    • Meetings have started to plan the event
  • Fred passed an invocation signup sheet around
    • Signup to do an invocation at beginning of a meeting
  • Speaker today was member Gene Klco - discussing “Why Plant a Tree?”
Gene Klco & President Raj Wiener
“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”  ~ Winston Churchill

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  • 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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