Rochester Rotary Club RotoScoop
September 17th, 2019
President Wayne Hodges opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, then we sang God Bless America, and recited the modified Four Way Test.  The invocation was given by Ron Lichtle, discussing 9/11, emphasizing the bigger picture of helping those in need, not focusing on the petty things that divide us.  He gave thanks for this day, and being blessed to live in a free country.  President Wayne then spoke about 9/16 World Ozone Day, 9/21 Alzheimers Day and UN Peace Day, 9/22 Rose Day for Cancer Patients.  Lunch was served.

We had 51 members present, and five guests:  

Amanda Keighley  guest of Christine Hage,mSam Abu-Hamdon from the Troy Rotary Club, Elliot, new intern at Rochester Hills, a guest of Maria, Maggie Bobitz, from the Chamber of Commerce, and Colleen Burtka guest Renee Cortright.


Samantha Wingerter gave the 15th handshake protection to Shirley Gofrank, congrats Shirley!
Tom Neveau was happy about the Rotary One seminar, how to tell a story about your Rotary experience.  He was also happy about the exchange roundup, where we had 16 students attending.  The exchange group spent the night at the Community House, and had a great time (thank you Alan Smith!)
Phil Lowman was happy with his table choice.
David Blair was happy that he had yard signs, ready to go if you happen to be in District 2.
Bryan Barnett was happy about the city of Rochester Hills receiving a grant from the Ralph C Wilson group of $564,000, which will go towards Innovation Hills.  He was also happy that the city was the top city to live in Michigan, and within the top 40 nationally.  He also thanked John Somerville for helping him create a re-election video, he did a great job.
Shirley Gofrank then gave away the Rotarian of the Week award to Vince Mattina.  Use it well Vince!  Um, scratch that, just put money in it and give it to someone else next week...
Janet Drobnich spoke about Operation School Bell, helping to outfit children with coats, hats, gloves, socks, and other assorted clothing items for the coming winter.  This event will occur on October 2nd, 2019 at JL Holmes Elementary School in Detroit.  Any assistance would be appreciated, a sign up sheet is circulating, see Janet if any questions.
Sam then came up to speak about our governor Sparky Leonard's message, asking each club to invite Sparky to a community event held by the club to assist in promoting the event.  He also spoke about all of the different things that Rotary represents, which makes this group strong.  The Foundation Gala will be held on November 2nd, and World Polio Day is October 24th.  Christine Haig asked about having the Polio car at our hometown Christmas Parade, great idea!
John Somerville then came to the microphone to speak about our upcoming meeting with RJ King, the author of Detroit Engine of America on October 1st, 2019.  This event is free, we will pick up lunch for anyone attending.  Barnes and Noble is co-sponsoring this event.
Sam then spoke again, this time about the Turkey Trot, which is an event run by Troy Rotary.  Members go to Kroger and purchase full Thanksgiving meals, delivering them to people in need within our community.  Something to think about, this may be a good event to join forces with our neighbors to the south.
Sharon Reinke was then inducted as a member of Rochester Rotary, congratulations Sharon, welcome to the club!
Amanda Keighley, guest of Christine Haig turned 30 today, happy birthday Amanda!
Bob Lytle then led us in two songs Oh My Darling and She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain, thanks Bob!
David Blair then fined the politicians, everyone associated with the debates and the questions associated with, whoever was happy (or not) about fall, and gave some phenomenal kid jokes, raising a total of $245 for our charities.  Nice job David!
Ron Lichtle then introduced our speaker, the Honorable Lisa L. Asadoorian.  Judge Asadoorian spoke about a variety of topics, poking much fun at Phil Lowman in the process (bravo!), giving us all a taste of the trials and tribulations of being a district judge.  Great talk, thanks for visiting us judge!
Upcoming meeting schedule:
Tuesday, September 24th at Rivercrest
President Wayne adjourned the meeting at 1:29 p.m.
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