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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 Members=0, Guests=12
  • Guests today are the recipients of the Winter Narda Murphy Student Excellence Awards:
Brendan Ryder from Dansville, Isabelle Herb from Williamston, Narda Murphy, Rotary President Raj Wiener and Maci Kubiak from Webberville
  • From Dansville HS - Brendan Ryder
    • Brendan was with his parents R.C. and Kelly Ryder
    • Principal Tania Dupuis talked about Brendan
    • Brendan carries a 4.0 GPA
      • He takes rigorous courses
      • He is in an Engineering Program and Math
      • In NHS
      • On the varsity in basketball & baseball
      • He volunteers for student help
      • He is the student representative on the School Board
    • Brendan is planning to go to MSU studying Mechanical Engineering
    • His mentors/inspiration are is parents & brother
  • From Webberville HS - Maci Kubiak
    • Maci was with ther mother Brandy Kubiak
    • Dean of Students Andy Smith talked about Maci
    • Maci is a student leader
      • She is in the FFA program
      • In NHS and Journalism
      • Class President
      • Homecoming Queen
      • 4 year captain in softball & basketball
      • All Conference in sports
      • Participated in the Ingham County Fair
    • She plans on going to MSU to study Crop & Soil Science
    • Her mentors/inspiration is her Mom, teachers & coaches
  • From Williamston HS - Isabelle Herb
    • Isabelle was accompanied by her parents David & Holly Herb & sister Sofia
    • Principal Dr. Jeff Thoenes talked about Isabelle
    • Isabelle carries a 4.08 GPA (AP courses count higher)
      • She is the Senior Class President
      • In NHS as Vice President
      • 4 years in Student Government
      • In Peer to Peer
      • In a Math Honorary Society
      • Varsity Soccer
      • On Homecoming Court
      • She is a mentor for Williamston Soccer & Assistant Coach
    • She is undecided as to college to attend, but wants to study Kinesiology
    • Her mentors/Inspiration are her older soccer teammates
  • After the presentations, the students were excused to go to school
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
“If you would be a leader, you must lead your own generation, not the next one.”  ~ Woodrow Wilson

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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