September 18, 2017 - Meeting Bulletin
  • Opening Song:  Star Spangled Banner, Ken Gass
  • Invocation:  Vic Pooler
  • Introduction of Guests & Visiting Rotarians – Chris Winans
  • Birthday: Jessica Dudas Schulze
  • 2 Minute Update – Joe Valentine
  • Member Spotlight:  Alicia Green
  • Raffle Tickets:  Ryan Quinn
  • Greeter: Mark Anderson
  • Sheriff (Shelter Box):  John Schrot
  • Bulletin Editor: Norma Jean Evans
  • Host to Speaker:  Pat Grady
Announcements & Upcoming Events
  • District Governor Visit –October 2, 2017- Board Meeting at 11:00 am
  • Hope Warming, Wednesday, October 17, 2017 – Bill Roy mentioned he needs vegetables, knives, forks and lemonade –Sign-up sheet was circulated
  • Golf Outing, Wednesday, September 27, 2107 –John Westerheide mentioned 3 spots remain open
  • Southfield Rotary Club –Charter Celebration will be held on September 30, 2017.  They are chartering with 65 members –please plan to attend
  • Raffle & Card Draw:  John Schrot- Norma Jean Evans won pot of $14.00
  • Chris Winans mentioned Allison Green is the Rotary Interact Club Leader at Seaholm High School.  Alicia communicated the Seaholm High School Rotary Interact Club will be holding a Bake Sale on 9/26/17 at 10:00 am.  All proceeds will be donated to the Shelter Box.  She asked Club Members to contact her if they would like to make donations and she would arrange for home or office pick-ups.
2 Minute Update – Joe Valentine
  • City Parks and Recreation Master Planning –Residents are encouraged to share their feedback at an Open House and Presentation by the City’s Consultants, McKenna Associates on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -5:30 pm -6:30 pm.  Location:  Department of Public Services Building located at 851 South Eton Street. Residents are also encouraged to submit their feedback via quick online survey:  Master Plan Survey:
  • Expansion of the Parking Structure located at North Old Woodward & Bates Street
  • Citywide Master Plan Updates –January 2018
Presenter/Speaker:  Blythe Spitsbergen, Care House of Oakland County
Topic:  Vigilance Not Paranoia
Care House of Oakland County
  • Child Advocacy Center & Umbrella Agency
  • Founded by Junior League of Birmingham
  • Being Children friendly and welcoming
Treatment/Services Offered
  1. Intervention & Treatment -52 forensic interviews with kids –Law Enforcement Protective Agency (watch through window)
  2. Intervention & Treatment - 2,841 hours of non-residential therapy (6 months up to 2 years)
  3. Early Head Start -6,100 hours of parent education
  4. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) –We go to court, mentor kids and stay with kids about a year
  5. 54 Cases right now –Recently received Expansion Grant that will allow us to double our cases
  6. Prevention -2,996 Individuals trained in abuse
  7. Investigations are in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before they turn 18
  • 1.24 million people in Oakland County
  • 273,000 are children
  • 27,000 children are likely victims of sexual abuse
  • In 2015, 14,992 investigations of suspected child abuse occurred in Oakland County
  • There are 15,000 children in the Michigan Foster Care System
  • The medium age for child abuse is 9-11 years old
  • Sexual abuses are 70% more likely to occur in natural disaster areas
  • 90% of child abuse are people we know and trust
  • Who is that safe adult?  Instead of telling your kids who are the safe adults, teach them how to talk about it.  And, don’t tell your kids not to trust anyone
  • Signs and symptoms –there is no prototype –it’s about being viligiant.  Communicate with your kids.  Statistics show, parents are spending on average 50 minutes a week communicating with their kids. 
What Can I do?
Lets’ create a protective shield around our children and teach them how to communicate
  • Recognize Signs and Symptom
    • Report
    • Prevent
Body Safety Training
Teach kids Self Protection Skills
  • Say No
  • Try to get away
  • Tell someone
  • No, Go, Tell!!
  • Who to Tell (Have multiple adults)
Legal Updates
  • 10% Prosecution rate
  • Stature of Limitations increased from 7 years to 30 years
(Bulletin Submitted by Norma Jean Evans)