Lyon Area

Serving Communities

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Abbey Park at Mill River
28413 Abbey Lane
New Hudson, MI  48165
United States
(248) 701-5559
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District Governor elect, Jane M. Mcmanus stopped by our Rotary meeting this week to drop off a banner recognizing our club as a 100% Foundation Giving Club for 2016-17. It was a special honor to have her presence at our meeting as we welcomed a new member, Ann Knauer-Bizer. Jane welcomed Ann to rotary with a pin that celebrates women's involvement in Rotary for 100 years. 
Our Rotary club welcomed a new member this week, Ann Knauer-Bizer! Ann resides in South Lyon with her husband Randy. Ann has 2 sons named Brice and Noah. Noah is studying abroad in Spain and Brice is attending University of Michigan. Ann's father was a Rotarian in District 6400 for 25 years and had perfect attendance. Her mother, Mary, transferred to the Lyon Area club 2 years ago and has been a part of Rotary for 17 years.  Teaching young minds has always been a passion for Ann. She taught Kindergarten and special needs in Walled Lake for many years and has been involved with the South Lyon School Board for 10 years. Ann has a warm and welcoming spirit and we are looking forward to having her in our club to help us with future endeavors!
 The Lyon Area Rotary club got into the Halloween spirit by selling concessions at the Trunk-or-Treat hosted by Gayle's Dancephase. The group made this a charitable endeavor by having all the proceeds go to the victims afflicted by the hurricane in Puerto Rico. Gayle's Dancephase lent a helping hand the week prior by raising additional money from their students. The dancers were given incentive to donate a dollar and in return they were able to wear clothing outside of the studio dress code. A total of $600.00 was raised at this event and a great time was had by all!
Last weekend, Lyon Area Rotary held a 4-day estate sale fundraiser outside of Gayle's Dancephase in Wixom which generated amazing attendance and participation. Our group held this fundraiser as a means to raise money to promote our future endeavors within our community like scholarships, donations and other charitable efforts. While furthering our charitable intentions, we were able to team up with Active Faith, a social services organization located in South Lyon, MI, to sell Vera Bradley bags for them with proceeds going back to their philanthropic ventures. 
A lot of preparation and work went into making this fundraiser a success, so a big thank you goes out to everyone that came out and lent a helping hand. A big shout out goes out to Rotarian Mary Knauer for sponsoring this event and her extra effort towards making it a success. We couldn't have done it without you. 
The Lyon Area Rotary club had an opportunity to provide entertainment at the Novi Rotary Clubs 2017 Installation Dinner. Lyon Area Rotary club provided a horse race game at the dinner that raised $425.00. This money, along with donations from the Lyon Area club totaled $1225.00 to go towards the End Polio Now campaign. 
This year’s recipients of the Carol Limbright Memorial Lyon Area Rotary Scholarships included Brigid Donahue from South Lyon High School and Morgan Bowen from South Lyon East High School. These two young women were selected to recieve a $1000 scholarship each from a large number of applicants that were recommended for outstanding community service. Brigid and Morgan go above and beyond to assist their communities and enrich the lives of the people in it. Next year, Brigid will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University and Morgan is entering the curriculum at Central Michigan University. We wish these ladies the best of luck at your first year of college!
In 1989, a vote passed allowing women to become active members of Rotary clubs and Rotary International. District 6380 will be hosting Rollin' Down The River With Rotary to celebrate 30 years of women in Rotary. This 30th anniversary will take place Thursday, August 24th from 6-10pm aboard the Detroit Princess Riverboat. Lyon Area Rotary will be in attendance and anyone hoping to join should contact Robert Limbright at (248)701-5559 or Tickets are $60 a piece and can be obtained in the link below. Be sure to get yours ASAP because this event will sell out!
Each year our club honors 10 students from both South Lyon High School and South Lyon East High School to be recipients of a Rotary award certificate for being a Most Improved student during the 2016-17 school year. We honor each student and their guardians at a luncheon where they are recipients of a $100.00 check from the Lyon Area Rotary. With the help and support we receive from counselors Mara Elwart (South Lyon East) and Lisa Godo (South Lyon High School), we are able to honor students that had shown significant improvement the last year. Thank you to all the Rotarians and the schools administrative efforts that made this year's luncheon successful. 
Special thanks to Rotarians Tina Bishop, Mary Kanuar and all the student helpers that did a great job running the Princess Party on August 15th. The sponsor Gayles Dance Phase provided location and costumes and help needed assuring all princesses had a good time. A fundraiser for the Lyon Area Rotary Club that also gave student helpers community service time. A win program for the community and the club.

Does Your Princess need something fun to do over Spring Break?  Join Lyon Area Rotary Club at our First Ever Princess Party Fundraiser.  Sure to be loads of fun and glamour!   Contact our Sponsor at GAYLES DANCEPHASE to sign up or for more information:  248-305-5600 Monday-Thursday. 
This year was the Eighth Annual Festival of Trees celebration at Abbey Park in New Hudson, MI. The Lyon Area Rotary Club works to boost Christmas spirit by decorating a tree each year. This year, blue decorations were used to accent a Rotary theme. The Rotary wheel was at the top of the tree in honor of Rotary founder, Paul Harris. Club Rotarians, Mary Knauer and Patricia Gray spearheaded the tree project this year. As in past years, the Lyon Area Rotary Club gave each resident at Abby Park a lotto ticket, a tradition that carried through this year. Abbey Park offers us a great meeting place and lunch each week, but most appreciated is the friendship and care that is extended to Lyon Area Rotary from the management, staff and residents.
Lyon Area Rotary Club members collected socks and hats to give to the City Convent Church during November and December per the request of Pastor Semmeal J. Thomas.  Pastor Semmeal was thankful for the blankets the club donated last year but he had a special need for more blankets and men's socks this year. Last year they opened up their church at night as a warming center for people in need, this has created a special need this year for added blankets, socks and hats. To fill this need, the Lyon Area Rotary Club worked with Gayle's Dance Phase that has over 400 dance students and the Abbey Park senior residents to collect donations.
On Tuesday, January 13, 2016 Past President Bill Swearengin presented 39 blankets, two large boxes of socks and about 40 hats to Pastor Semmeal and his wife Patricia. They were very thankful.
The Lyon Area Rotary Club plans to stay in close contact with City Convent Church that is located in the Brightmoor area of Detroit to support the work they are doing for the needy.

The Lyon Area Rotary/Youth Assistance Scholarship Awards were presented last Thursday.  The students seemed to be very pleased with their awards.  Congratulations to Allison Kurnat, Madison Pasini and Dylan Cortes!  Great Job!

OUR LION IS FINISHED!  AWESOME DOESN'T DO IT JUSTICE.  Our Lion will be on display in the entryway of Abbey Park underneath our club meeting sign.  Thank you Abbey Park.
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