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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
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Corner of Wolf Creek Hwy and US223
Adrian, MI  49221
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Lenawee County Update - David Stimpsom
David Stimpson from Tecumseh and represents District 1 and chair of the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners spoke to members today about a myriad of issues facing the board.  Dave has served on the County Commission since 2005. Dave also runs a law practice in Tecumseh and Ann Arbor. He has been in the area for the past 20 years, is married and has four children.

Dave spoke about the different county departments. Dave passed around copies of the county’s monthly newsletter. The commission, he said, was basically the Legislative and Judicial branches of Lenawee County. Public Safety (70% of the overall budget) and General Government are their responsibility. The county budget is just under $30M. Their source of revenues is from property taxes. Dave made it clear that the County Commission does not have authority over the roads in the county and that it is the responsibility of the County Road Commission who are all elected officials.

Regarding the Department of Human Services, Dave said that there are about 300 investigations per month conducted in conjunction with the State of Michigan on cases of child abuse. WIC and housing programs are also the responsibility of this county department.

Dave spoke about the issue the county’s Health Department has had to deal with of late and that is the raw sewage that has been found to exist in a section of the county and with fourteen property owners specifically. They are now forced to pursue condemnation procedures, he said. This case is currently moving through the court system.  

When he heard about our Woodworking Warrior’s program, Dave mentioned that the county’s Veterans Affairs office has, in the past, levied a Relief Fund Millage. While it has not been levied for the past 4 years, there are funds available organizations can access.

Dave concluded by speaking about the new Sheriff and their new Sheriff’s Department offices. He also spoke about the county’s Landbank and its impact on blighted property which rests under the auspices of the County Treasurer’s Department, he said.
Jane’s Passing – It is with heavy hearts that we learned of Jane Clark’s passing this past week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Patty and the entire family. Jane was a long time member of this club and she served on the board as well. Nate said that he made a donation to the Adrian Rotary Foundation in Jane’s memory and suggested others do the same.
Woodworking Warrior Project Update – Rhonda mentioned that thus far $30,000 has been raised to continue the program next year thanks to grants that were applied for and through local business support! Approximately $7,000 more is needed to completely fund the program.
Share the Warmth – It’s our turn again to serve dinner to these folks the second Sunday of February. Please volunteer to help.
Launch Lenawee – Mary Murray announced that their 3rd class has already started at the Adrian Armory and Events Center. She encouraged anyone who was interested to volunteer their time to this important cause helping budding entrepreneurs be successful. This year, she said, an adjunct professor from SHU will be teaching the Fast Track course.
January 25 – Celebrity Wait – Jim Hartley and Jean Pfister from the Adrian Morning Club were on hand to promote this important fundraising event. Tickets are $60 each and will be held at the Adrian Armory & Events Center. It begins at 6pm with a Social Hour followed by dinner at 7pm provided by 3 Dudes & Dinner. There will be an auction after dinner. You can secure your tickets online at: -wait. Tropical attire is encouraged!  
Upcoming Programs:
January 16 – Randy Yagelia from Lenawee Now
Guests: Bob Gardner, guest of Chip Moore who has applied for membership; visiting Adrian Morning Rotarians Jim Hartley and Jean Pfister 
Kevin Keller once again collected fines from: Burd, Olsaver, Kathryn S., M. Tobey (2), Slater (2), Pfister, Hartley, Mark M., Mary M., Marti, Dick.
Happy Bucks – Mark M., Pfister
Prayer – Kathye
Songs – Chuck Davis
50/50 Drawing – $32 went to Brent Mercer. Then Kathryn S’s name was drawn but she did not win the HUGE $1,101 jackpot.

TABLE HELPERS: Kathye & Rhonda



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New RI President - 2019-20

Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, is the new President of Rotary International for 2019-20. Maloney is a principal in the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, and Schuppert LLC, with a focus on taxation, estate planning, and agricultural law. He represents large farming operations in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Agriculture in the section of taxation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, and the Alabama Law Institute.

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Mike Olsaver
January 11
Helen Bendes
January 19
Kathye Herrera
January 20
Nate Smith
January 20
Jim Philp
January 30
Mike Tobey
Susan Tobey
January 21
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Mike Tobey
January 29
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Max Sielsky
January 5, 2012
8 years
Allen Slater
January 10, 1997
23 years
Frank Dick
January 15, 1983
37 years
Kathy Williams
January 16, 2014
6 years
Catherine Sala
January 19, 2018
2 years
Russell Hampton
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