The Spokesperson November 3, 2022

Published November 5, 2022 | 09:26 AM


Minutes of November 3, 2022 Meeting by Ryan Murphy    
Photos by Valerie Miller    

Our vice president, Sam Wireman opened the meeting at 12:18 p.m. (I guess he’s still practicing and I’m sure by next yearwe’ll start on time!). Bob Cannon led us in the Pledge. Then Valerie Miller led us in “The Four-Way Test,” and Sarah Lee led us in prayer. For lunch we enjoyed salad, pasta, chicken parmesan, the staple green beans, and ice cream.

Our club is going to be a banner sponsor for the Santa Parade. We need donations of candy for the parade which will be on November 19 (right around the corner somehow). Also, we would love to have some more Rotarians come to pass out candy. Please let Scott know if you can make it.

Kim Jarvis announced our guests that included:
Our speaker Kim Janovicz
Melissa and Tim Morabito - guests of Amanda Oparka (very soon to be members!)

Ed Mastry handled the flowers.

    Ryan Murphy and Kim Jarvis share a birthday 10/28
    Bill Furest and his wife Carey had an anniversary 10/28
Club anniversaries:
    Scott Chabot and Larry Neal celebrated club anniversaries
    Ed Mastry bought flowers for our three guests
    Val Miller bought flowers for Sam Wireman for his great job filling in as pres.
Larry Neal did a great job leading the chorus in music today.

We sang “This Land is your Land” and “Roll Rotary.”

Nancy broke her finger in a window so we wish her a speedy recovery!

Barb Owen announced that The Salvation Army is doing their biggest fundraiser of the year over the lead-up to the holidays. They will be hosting a contest where groups or businesses can decorate a donation bin. Whoever collects the most donations will win a class at the Anton Art Center. Please see Barb if you would like to participate.


Julie Huttenlocher was on for recognition today:

Everyone was fined $2 for the somewhat fuzzy math of a push for the MSU/Michigan game falling on the (questionably determined) spread of 22 points
Sarah Lee was fined $1 for each of her green socks which we decided were compression stockings. As a foot doctor, I applaud the effort to protect those legs!
Valerie was fined $5 for her amazing trip to Israel
Ryan Murphy was fined for a great trip to Hawaii
Nancy Dedenbach was fined for her Keno winnings
Ed Mastry’s grandaughter got a picture in the paper for her volleyball prowess so he gladly took the proud grandfather fine.

We had the pleasure to have Kimberly Janowicz speak to us today about her new magazine that will be starting in Mount Clemens and Clinton Township. She started at a graphic design firm in Chicago and chronicled her journey and inspirations to tell a story of people and places which led her to her newest endeavor. She said that during COVID she started a Facebook page - Destination Mount Clemens, and then realized that there were print magazines for some other cities in our area. She took the ball and ran with it, and has been growing her sponsorship base to release her magazine, hopefully in January 2023. The magazine will feature uplifting and positive stories about people, places, events, businesses and other happenings in the area. There will be distribution to 6,500 locations throughout Mount Clemens and Clinton Township and will also be available in an online edition so everyone can read it. Kim said that if you have any events, business openings, people that deserve recognition, or anything else that’s going on in the city to contact her to possibly feature in the magazine. She would love to “tell your story” with her amazing new magazine that will hopefully be a great boost to the area! Keep up the good work Kim!
50/50 WINNER
Kim pulled her own ticket but wanted to donate the money back to the club!
Santa Parade downtown Mount Clemens


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Italian American Cultural Society and Banquet Center 43843 Romeo Plank Rd. Clinton Township, MI 48038