Rotary Club of Williamston Sunrise

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Welcome to our Club!

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:
  • 14 Members, 2 Associate Members, 6 Guests
  • Adam Spina, Supt of Schools, received his membership packet
  • Taste of Williamston
    • Need to be thinking about live and silent auction items.
    • Tickets will be printed in August, as will posters.
  • August 24, a media event will be held as a BIG CHECK is presented to Many Hands.
  • NO MEETING on Tuesday July 25th.
    • NEXT MEETING: AUGUST 1, at Brookshire, 7:15 am
General Discussion:
  • Attendance: Members=Members=20, Associate Members=2, Guests=8
  • Special guests were the Destination Imagination (DI) team from Middle School
    • They put together a program that ranked 1st in Regionals
    • Then went on to Global completion in Nashville
      • There they were 16th of 46 teams
      • We supported that effort with a donation
    • They showed us their 8 minute skit - using the science theme
      • Included in it were 2 words that had to be encoded & decoded during the skit
    • Susan Byrd coordinated their effort
    • Shown in skit costume:

Bailey Besko, Trysten Byrd, Ayden Byrd & Parker Foss (hidden) with Susan Byrd describing the requirements of the skit

President Raj Wiener, Speaker Coordinator Jim Conroy, Lisa Besko, Bailey Besko, Ayden Byrd,  Parker Foss, Trysten Byrd, Danielle Foss & Susan Byrd
There's nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway. ~Mark Burnet

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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