Rotary Club of Williamston Sunrise

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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=21 , Associate/Honorary Members=2, Guests=2
  • Howard is in the hospital with septic
    • Apparently he got a blood infection from a cut at the lake that didn’t get treated properly
    • The infection has shut down his kidneys
    • At McLaren ICU - Greenlawn Campus
  • Raj had 3 more tickets to the Rotary District Raffle
    • $1000, $750 & $500 prizes
    • Sold !
  • Our Rotary Exchange Student, Aanchal, was presented with a couple Rotary Pins

    Earl Wolf, President Raj Wiener, Aanchal, Deborah Wolf - (Wolf’s are her host family)
  • Taste of Williamston - work list passed out for verification
    • 125 tickets sold so far -  still a ways from 300
    • Jim will be at the Chili Cookoff and the football game on Friday
      • Help sell ticket?
    • Last Farmer’s Market this Sunday - to sell tickets
      • Help with Jim? Paul

        Guest speaker -Tammy Gilroy - Mayor of Williamston

        Jim Conroy, President Raj Wiener, Tammy Gilroy & Donna Crawford
General Discussion:
  • Attendance: Members=21, Associate Members=3, Guests=2
  • George asked for us to consider making a $1000 donation to the Anguilla Rotary Club
    • To support the island’s efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Irma
    • The island was hit every hard by Irma with massive destruction
      • They are hurting for food, gas, water  …
    • The board will address the issue soon as we will be making decisions on Grants next week
  • The Senior Center is having a Charity Chili Challenge
    • Friday, September 22 from 5-8 pm
    • Next to the football field
    • $5 for a large bowl of chili or for a flight of 5 small bowls
  • We still have tickets for the District Raffle for $25 each
    • Grand Prize is $1000
    • See Raj for a ticket - only 4 left
  • Interested in being a Golf Marshall at a Sr. PGA event?
    • Next May 2018
    • See Raj for details
  • Nominations for Rotary’s Golden Trowel Award are being accepted
    • Must be a non-Rotarian who has done a lot for the community
    • So far have the Cub Scouts & Marlene Epley (Farmer’s Market)
  • A thank you was received and read by Gene from the Weekend Survival Kits
    • Thanking us for our donation of $5500 (we will get back $2500 from a District Match)
  • One Rotary Summit is coming up on September 30th in Kalamazoo
    • It’s a chance to learn more about Rotary
    • Attention enthusiastic Rotarians! ONE ROTARY SUMMIT joins together Rotary leaders to exchange ideas on energizing and boosting your club for growth, service and public interaction. Rotarians are Leaders! Engage fresh new thinking and take home hands-on tools to strengthen membership, public image and involvement in Foundation programs.”
      Guest Speaker - Phil Korson - owner of Clearview Orchards

      Donna Crawford, Jim Conroy, Phil Korson & President Raj Wiener
"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying." ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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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