November 14, 2017
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Meeting News


Greeters Dick Feight and Melody Fanslau
Presiding Officer Ron Wimple
Note Taker Susan Gilmore
Photographer Spencer Ruffner
Reporter Lana Archer
Publisher Spencer Ruffner
Invocation Susan Gilmore
Song Leader Dan Meikle at the piano


Kymmie Witt of Partners in Grime
Jennifer Shearer with Tecumseh Service Club and Rochelle Bird of First Presbyterian Church

President's Announcements

Mike Becker was nominated to complete Jeff Seitz term on the Board. Motion made and carried.
Ron Wimple- Travel and Adventure tonight at 7 pm presentation, features "Guatemala: Land of the Maya".

50/50 Drawing

$ 21.00 Beth Noden was drawn but she was not in. Thanks Beth!


Lana A - Thank you to the Burn Barrel helpers, Leesa Rine, Spencer Ruffner, Mike Becker, Ron Wimple, Doug Bird, Jane Poczatek, Gina Nowak, Beth Noden, Amy Carothers, Dan Swallow, Matt Holdridge and non-members, Julie Hewlett and Sharon Wimple. Total of 20.5 volunteer hours. Thanks to Walt Harvey for providing dry wood for our barrels.

Julie L - Last flag pick up for season. All flags are to be returned to storage and sorted between cloth and nylon. Report number of hours, flag count for each type and where stored to Julie, please.
George E - Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army will be Saturday, December 9 starting at 7am. Sign-up sheet was circulated.19 have signed up and 16 slots are still open.
Bill B - Interclub to Hillsdale today.
Dick F - Porter Center Christmas, Wednesday, December 13 at 12:15, sign-up sheet circulated.
Wendy B - Contact her if you want to do a program, fines etc. She also brings membership applications to all of our meetings.
Ron P - Nuts are available after meeting


Birthdays Sharon Hawley on the 17th

Fine Session

Melody Fanslau quizzed us with Thanksgiving facts
First Thanksgiving lasted 3 days.
Cranberries, Corn and Mashed potatoes were not served at the first Thanksgiving.
An Indian tribe taught the pilgrims how to cultivate and grow food.
280 million turkeys are used for Thanksgiving each year.
The first Southern state to adopt an official Thanksgiving Day was Virginia.
Only male turkeys gobble.
There were no forks used at the first Thanksgiving.
Gimball's held the first department store parade.

Special Fines and Happy Dollars

Dan S - City sponsored Creativity Workshop at Library tonight.
Mike M - Daughter and son in law reached Massachusetts on the Appalachian Trail, now in Kentucky and will resume their adventure in May.
Mike B- 5th Lions win and he has $7 more.
Susan G - Did her flag route with 3 High School kids, it was a "Chinese Fire Drill".
Lana A - Associated Charities Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Morning, has applications.
Lana A - Assistance for Tecumseh Service Club Christmas distribution will be Friday December 15 and Saturday, December 16. Sign-up sheets available next week.


Janice Montalvo and Paula Trentman with Lenawee Cares
Focus of Lenawee Cares is to fund health and human services with an emphasis on meeting basic needs in the County.
In 2016 Lenawee United Way disbanded and Lenawee Cares was formed. Lenawee Cares has reduced overhead $150,000 and increased funding 5%.
$410,000 was raised in 2016 of which $316,000 was given back to the Lenawee Community in grants and $34,500 was place in a permanent endowment Lenawee Cares Health & Human Services Fund from which grant will be given from the earnings each year, forever.
$59,500 was used for start-up costs, including materials and supplies and staffing.100% of your gift stays in Lenawee County.
In their first year, $40,000 was donated in grants to Catholic Charities, Community Action Agency, HOPE Community Center, Adrian Community Preschool, Boys& Girls Club, Catherine Cobb Safe House, Communities in Schools of the Tecumseh Area, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Lenawee, Housing Help of Lenawee, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, YMCA, Associated Charities, Child Care Network, Daily Bread, Goodwill Industries of SE Michigan, Lenawee County Humane Society, Region 2 Area Agency on Aging, St. Mary's of Good Counsel, Salvation Army, Adrian REA Literacy Center, Croswell Opera House, Neighbors of Hope, ProMedica Veggie Mobile and Share the Warmth. Grant applications are assessed on 12 criteria. In our area Lenawee Cares collaborates with non-profits to meet the needs of the community.
There is a resource guide if someone needs assistance which has been handed out to homeless individuals.
You can designate which charity your money goes to or you can just give.
There is a Youth Council consisting of kids age 12 to 21. Lenawee Cares can be reached at 517-423-1729.

  Future Meeting Responsibilities

Date Invocation Note Taker Greeter1 Greeter2 Fines Program Chair Program Description
November 21 JoAnne Potvin Jane Poczatic Chuck Gehrke Susan Gilmore Susan Gilmore Leesa Rine Costco
November 28 Sharon Hawley Spencer Ruffner Lisa Hand Walt Harvey Walt Harvey Gina Nowak TBA
December 5 Mike McAran Kelly Coffin Gayle Hazelbaker Sharon Hawley Sharon Hawley Sharon Hawley Key Club
December 12 JoAnne Potvin Gina Nowack Terry Lighthall Julie LoMonoco Julie LoMonoco Ron Mussleman Cal Tuttle- Opioids
December 19 Cathi King Jane Poczatek Kattie Mattison Doug Bird Anne Walker Cathi King Christmas Message
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