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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=18, Associate/Honorary Members=2, Guests=0
  • Treasurer Steve passed out our quarterly dues statements
  • Poker signup sheet passed around - Feb. 13-16
    • Wed - Thursday are from 6:30 pm to 2 am
      • Friday-Saturday are from 11 am to 6 pm
    • We are encouraged to sign up for the whole day (7 ½ or 7 hours) if possible
      • Especially on Friday-Saturday without the late night stay
  • Brian updated us on the District Grant status for Many Hands Weekend Backpacks
    • We are partnering with East Lansing & Haslett/Okemos Clubs
    • On Feb. 7th there will be a W/E Backpack Packing Event
    • At Okemos  Community Church from 9:30-11 am
      • Please mark your calendars to help
  • Surveys - Laska
    • If you haven’t filled out a Membership Survey, please do so
    • Gene will send out the electronic copy again
      • Please bring it to next week’s meeting
    • If you want to have your input made, this is your last chance
  • Brian will be making out his goals for next year as the then President
    • He is asking for input
  • Brian also noted that we have contributed to the Blue Water Trail Project
    • That is a project to open the Red Cedar River for canoeing/kayaking
    • Our contribution will help pay for draft horses to help remove logs from the river
    • In April/May we will be asked to help with this project
  • Adam spoke to the Williamston Schools Foundation Fund Raiser
    • They are having a Raffle
    • Cost of tickets are $50 with top prize of $5000
      • They typically sell 350-375 tickets - so reasonable odds
    • The money is put for competitive grants
    • This is their main fundraiser
    • See Narda or Adam for tickets

Speaker today was our own Jim Conroy - Duck Race Coordinator
Jim Conroy - Duck Race Coordinator
General Discussion:
  • Attendance: Members=17, Associate/Honorary Members=2, Guests=1
  • Nick presented Gene Klco with a Paul Harris Pin in honor of his having achieved a Paul Harris Fellowship - $1000 contributed to Rotary International
    • Gene noted that it was his second Paul Harris Fellowship having contributed on at his past Rotary Club - Petoskey Sunrise Rotary
    • He was able to do that by contributing just $25/quarter for the last 10 years
President Nick Horstman with Gene Klco
  • Narda is selling tickets to the Williamston Schools Foundation
    • They are $50 each with the top prize of $5000
  • This Thursday is our day to take a dinner to Haven House
    • Jim & Laska will help
    • Cooking begins at 2 pm at Raj’s - wine starts soon after
    • They would like to take some personal items there too
      • Towels, pots & pans, toiletries, etc. for the people there
  • Earl’s dad is in his final days and Earl is there to be with him
    • Just celebrated his 100th birthday on Oct. 2, 2018
  • Laska is asking all of us to fill out a Club Survey, if you haven’t already done so
    • Gene will send out a copy to fill out
    • Return to next meeting or send back to Gene
  • Jim reminded us that next week it will only be 5 months to the Duck Race!
    • He will be bringing a sponsor list to the meeting
  • Note that the Enterprise published a photo of us presenting the Community Service Award to Don Warren last month
Guest Speaker - District Governor James Cupper

President Nick Horstman & DG James Cupper
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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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