November 18, 2019 Meeting Bulletin
President John Schrot opened the meeting at 12:15pm with the Club's reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Following was the reciting of the Rotary Four Way Test.
Bill Roy lead in the singing of America the Beautiful
David Zimmer provided the week's inspiration "Enjoy the Dance!".
Numerous guests were introduced including Angela from Community House (a new Club Business class member).  Member spouses Donna "Lion" Zimmer and Sharon Roy were introduced.  Bank of Ann Arbor's Steve Guy and Rotary Assistant Tom Neveau were also in attendance.
RI District 6830 AG Tom Neveau reminded the club that November is "Foundation Month" and is an opportunity to gain Paul Harris points by participating the the RI Foundation's "Every Rotarian Every Year" fund raising campaign.  Interested Rotarians can participate by either signing up online for a monthly withdrawal through "Rotary Direct" electronic payment system or with a check (Joe Bauman collects those checks for submission to RI and tracks our Clubs Foundation points accumulations).  Anyone with questions on how it works can see Joe or via information on the RI website.
Birthdays - Clark Johnson (11/19).
Front desk Volunteers were recognized:
  David Underdown - Lunch tickets
  Jeff Brunner - Raffle
  Carol Peterson - Greeter
2 Minute Update - Mark Anderson recapped the financial markets and highlighted the recent high water advancements.
Announcements included:
  Hope Warming - 11/19
  Third Thursday Happy Hour at Griffin Claw Brewery - 11/21
  Salvation Army Bell Ringing (in Downtown Birmingham) - 12/7 and 12/14
  Club Holiday Luncheon - 12/9  Cost is $25, guests encouraged, plated meal, 
        Seaholm Choir entertainment, bring unwrapped toys for our "Bottomless Toy
        Chest effort (See Marsha Kovacs with any questions or add your name to the sign
        up sheet that is circulating to ensure headcount).
  Strategic Planning Meeting - 12/3 at 4pm at President John's office on Brown Street
  Team Turkey Dinner Deliveries - 11/28 from 8am til 10:30am.  See Regan Gilshire
        for driver volunteer opportunities
  Holiday Tweener Lunch - 12/30 noon at Brady's (on Southfield Road). Sign up
        on Club website or see Pat Grady
  December 10 is next Hope Warming Center dinner  
  Guided Reader Program at Owens Elementary - Every Wednesday 9:30am to
        10:30am).  See Paul Toepp and John Mucha to sign up.  We need more
President John asked for member volunteers to help out Regan Gilshire on Club activities in the areas or Club Administration, Bulletins, Attendance, Facebook Account, New Member Management.  New members are encouraged to see Regan on how they can help and get involved in Club activities.  Everyone needs to participate in some capacity to make our Club vibrant and engaged.
President John announced that Chuck Moss is leading an effort to create a Birmingham Rotary Book of Knowledge that gives instructions on "how to" perform Club duties which dove tails into the volunteer activities mentioned immediately above.  Way to go Chuck!
Mark Cooper is continuing to gather information for a new "hard copy" Club roster that will include company sponsorship opportunities.  Thank you Mark!
Raffle draw saw a daily winner (Carol Peterson) but no card pull winner.  Pot Lives!
Sheriff Jeff Brunner fined many Rotarians who supported or acknowledged the football team from Ann Arbor.
Frannie Greenebaum was host to our meeting Speaker Ann Bak of Eisenhower Dance Detroit.  Ann is a former dancer with the group and is now promoting the contemporary dance repertory company.  In its 29th year, the group performs at the Music Hall in Detroit and around metro Detroit.   Ann explained and showed video examples of their interpretive "modern art" dancing.  The group challenges audiences to think and also includes audience participation at times.  Topics covered in dance routines include topics including mental health awareness issues and engaging young people.
She explained the challenges facing the non-profit and it's paid dancers.  Those interested in more about Eisenhower Dance Detroit can visit their website at
President John closed the meeting with a singing of Smiles.  
"Connect the World"
Respectfully submitted - John Westerheide, Bulletin Editor