November 27, 2017 Meeting Bulletin

Welcome at 12:15 p.m. by Linda Hatfield
Pledge of Allegiance and Rotary 4-Way Test
Opening Song: God Bless America 
Song led by: Sarah Rappaport 
Invocation by John Schrot
Welcome Visitors and Guests, led by: Linda Hatfield
    Gail Gotthelf, and Matt Wollack, with Wolverine Human Services
  • Lunch Tickets and attendance: Joe Valentine   
  • Raffle Tickets: Bryan Frank
  • Greeter: Cris Braun
  • Bulletin Editor: Alicia Green
2 Minute Update:
Charles Wickins gave a report about our March 9th party, which will be held at the BAC and where we will draw the winner of our Master’s Drawing.  This will be a wonderful party, with little in the way of speeches, a short auction for some limited fund-raising, and a great band, “Collision Six” with our own Sarah Rappaport.  The tickets are less than $100.00, which includes an open bar.  Everyone is invited to come and invite another couple to participate.
Member spotlight: Bob Kenning
Announcements & Upcoming events:
  1. Soles for Souls.  Orianna D’Amico reported that club members donated over 400 pairs of shoes last week, and more have been donated today.  One more collection will be taken at next Monday’s meeting.
  2. Salvation Army bell ringing. Chris McLogan reported that the sign up sheets for December 9 and 16 are filled, but if anyone wants to come at any time, they are most welcome.  We will be ringing bells in front of Starbucks, near Maple and Old Woodward.
  3. Polio Shirt Sale.  Regan Gilshire reported that there are several days left in the Polio Shirt Sale.  All proceeds will go to the Polio Plus fund.  We are approximately ½ way to our goal.  Contact Regan if you need help navigating the online site.
  4. Suits for Veterans and Monarch Wings projects.  Mark Anderson requested that his office organized a drive to collect suits for veterans, as many returning veterans do not have proper attire to attend a job interview.  Mark thanks all who have contributed and invites anyone with an unused or unwanted suit to contribute.  Mark also indicated that volunteers are welcome Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the Monarch Wings project, 15 Murphy St. Pontiac.
  5. Owens Elementary.  Alicia Green reported that volunteers are needed for the Winter Blast December 14 at Owens Elementary School.  Alicia passed around a sign up sheet for the event. Guided Reading and Literacy Club programs will be starting shortly and sign ups have been circulated online.
  6. Holiday Lunch December 11.  Marsha Kovacs reported that the last day for sign up is December 4.  Cost is $25.00.
  7. Holiday Giving Bottomless Toy Chest.  Pat Grady reported that the Bottomless Toy Chest is set to begin distributing toys.  Please bring all donations to a Monday meeting or contact Pat.
50/50 Raffle & Card Draw: Dave Underdown won the daily pot of $10.  Nobody drew the Jack of Spades and so the pot lives.  
Sheriff: George Stern  was sheriff.  There were many donations in the name of Bob Kenning.
Mark Cooper introduced Matt Wollack, son of our featured speaker Judy Wollack, Executive Director of Wolverine Human Services.  Matt provided an introduction outlining how WHS began.  WHS was founded by Robert Wollack.  Robert Wollack had a rather colorful history, which eventually led him into wanting to give back to the community.  Judy Wollack now heads WHS.  WHS provides a full continuum of child care services, working closely with the State of Michigan, and operates in all areas of the state.  It provides foster care, adoption residential shelter, non secure and maximum security treatment programs.  Its motto and guiding principal is “Helping Children to be Victors”.
Song: Smile! Led by Sarah Rappaport
Linda Hatfield ended the meeting at 1:15 p.m.
Next Meeting: December 4, 2017.  Our Guest Speaker will be Jennifer Uhlar, Tuition Financing Consultant, TIAA-CREF
(Bulletin Submitted by Alicia Green)