President Dave opened the meeting at 12:15p with the Pledge of Allegiance.  After the Club recited the Four Way Test, Ken Gass led the Club in singing America the Beautiful.  Pete Kreher gave the invocation.  The Club welcomed Michael O’Shaunessy, visiting from Troy Rotary.
Norma Jean Evans sold luncheon tickets.  
Mark Cooper sold raffle tickets (John Westerheide won the $19 daily pot; no one drew the three of diamonds).  
John Schrot greeted.    
Dave Zimmer acted as Sheriff.  
Michael Williams outbid everyone to win two tickets to tonight’s Tiger game.
Kayla Thompson gave a two-minute update relating that her company, Schecter Wealth Mangement, gave 20 bins of school supplies to Own School.  She became involved in Rotary when the Hillsdale Rotary selected her as its Student of the Month and then became President of her high school’ Interact club.  
Ryan Quinn related how he became involved with Rotary when he bought a ticket from Charles Wickins for the Master’s Golf Tournament.  He didn’t win but became enamored with Rotary.
  • Charles Wickins announced that Michael Caruso would talk on “How to meet somebody in 15 seconds” when the District Governor visits our Club October 24th. 
  • The Club will be at Hope Warming Center September 21st and October 19th.  
  • Third Thursday will be held at Griffin Claw from 5-7p on September 15th.  
  • The Board meets on September 21st at the BAC.  
  • Maple Road Clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th at 11a at Lahser and Maple.  
  • The meeting on Monday, September 26th will be at Stonycroft Country Club preceding the golf outing and dinner.  $15 for lunch, $40 for dinner, $125 for lunch golf and dinner.
Charles Wickins introduced Rob Otto, Program Facilitator, Winning Futures.  It empowers youth to succeed through mentoring and strategic planning.  It transforms high school students into becoming self-reliant, employable, productive adults by setting goals, exploring careers, building employable skills and pursuing further education.  Winning Futures currently has 585 full time enrollees in seven high schools.  In total it impacts 2,000 students a year.  It also gives $1.7 million in scholarships as 95% of its full time participants go on to post high school education and 96% find employment.  
The meeting adjourned at 1:10 pm with a rousing version of Smiles.
Respectfully submitted,
George Stern