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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=24, Associate Members=3, Guests=4
  • District Foundation Raffle tickets - Nick
    • Sold some more at the meeting - still have 5 to sell
    • $25 each
    • Funds are used for District projects - like the Many Hands Back Pack program
  • Taste of Williamston
    • Auction is ready
    • Tickets - get your UNSOLD tickets to Jim - have buyers for them
      • We have sold 200+ tickets to date
        • Eventbrite sold 17 so far
    • We will do a walk-thru with all helpers at 5:15 pm on Thursday
  • Thank you from Police Department
    • Gene read a Thank You from Police Chief Bob Young
    • Thanking us for our support of National Night Out
  • Kay passed around a card about the District Conference on May 16-19, 2019
    • Held on Mackinaw Island at the Mission Point resort
    • Suggest we make it a mini-vacation
    • Discounted room rates 3 days before and after the conference
  • Please plan on attending the October 2 meeting
    • District Governor Jim Cupper will visit us
  • Note that Jack will have back surgery on Thursday
Guest Speaker - Mitch Lutzke
Earl Wolf, Mitch Lutzke & President Nick Horstman
General Discussion:
  • Attendance: Members=25, Associate Members=2 , Guests=3
  • Signup sheets passed around
    • Poker for December 5-8
    • Taste of Williamston - work list & ticket sales
  • Thank you from National Night Out - a plaque was given to us
  • Jerry talked about a Knoxbox that he bought
    • It started with his realization that his wife was acting unusual one night
      • Called 911 and they took her  to Sparrow
      • She had a minor stroke
    • He wondered what would have happened if he wouldn’t have been there
      • She might have called 911, but with the doors locked how would they get in easily
      • Talked to the fire chief and found out about a Knoxbox
        • Ordered one for ~$260
        • Took to Fire Dept. - they locked one of their house keys in the box
        • All Fire vehicles have a key to open the box
        • Put Knoxbox on door (other options for attaching are available)
  • Taste of Williamson
    • Auction - Wanda
      • Items are coming in
    • Tickets - Jim
      • Sold 115-120 tickets so far of 300 available
      • Need to know soon how many people are coming
        • Let restaurants know the number of meals to prepare
      • Eventbrite - sales at 7 so far
      • Issue mentioned: long food lines
        • This has been fixed - restaurants spread around room - not in a line
      • Earl put an article in the Enterprise
      • Discourage at door sales, but we will sell at door
  • Interact group - Brian
    • Listed some of the benefits of an Interact Group
      • For 12-18 year olds (7th - 12th grade)
      • Connect with community and around world
      • Become leaders in school nad community
      • Have fun and make new friendships
      • Discover new cultures & international understanding
    • Narda asked if we might be doing something already being done in the schools
    • Suggested that we focus more on leadership than community service
    • Brian is looking for a commitment from us to proceed
      • Some question if we have enough info to decide
Guest Speaker - Christine Spitzley - Senior Planner at OHM Advisors

Christine Spitzley, President Elect Brian Tort & Elgar Brown
 “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin...If they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” ~Nelson Mandela

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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