Minutes of October 13, 2022 Meeting by Glenn Burton
The October 13, 2022 meeting of the Mount Clemens Rotary commenced at 12:15 sharp by President Scott Chabot clanging the bell.
Right from the start Pres. Scott announce a change in format due to our speaker, Ann Marie Carufel of PACE, need to exit early. Jessica Johnson led us the national anthem and Pledge. With no Piano Gary present, we sang a cappella, actually quite well!
Sam Wireman led us through “The Four-Way Test.” Sarah Lee gave a very spiritual invocation of counting our blessing of the joys of being a Rotarian.
Tina and the IACC team presented us a meal of BBQ pork, garlic mashed spuds, broccoli, corn bread, salad, and cake for dessert.
Announcements were of the Santa Parade on November 19 in downtown Mount Clemens and Packing for the Troops at Fern Hill, next week of which Christine LaTour is heading up.
GUEST & SPEAKER
Our only guest for the day was our speaker.
After our repast, Pres. Scott introduced Ann Marie from PACE.
PACE is an in-home health care program that tries to keep the elderly in their present home by providing services to an individual’s home rather than becoming a resident in a care facility. PACE, which started in 1994, through the Henry Ford Health System has seven regional offices. The cost of which can be provided through Medicare / Medicaid as long as the individual meets certain income and net worth requirements. The criteria that one meets is: you must be over 55 years old, live in the SE Michigan area, be eligible for nursing care as certified by the State of Michigan and be able to safely live in your home. A full body exam is performed at one of the local PACE agencies and can provide vision and dental service along with physical therapy. Going to the PACE facilities also provide social interaction, breakfast and lunch five days a week. Between the seven offices, PACE can meet the demand of up to 2,400 patients. Enrolling in the program may cause an individual to have to change their care doctor.
FLOWERS & ANNIVERSARY
*** Sam announced no birthdays or anniversaries but Kim Jarvis had a two-year club anniversary. The flowers flew — Pres. Scott to our speaker, Ken Steele to Sam, Ed Mastry to partner-in-crime Ken S. Sam buttered up Recognizer Nancy D, and Pres. Scott passed one to Jessica J.
*** Nancy D had Christine L mention the Packing for Troops -- of which Ken S is already a donor -- next week.
*** We are waiting on the “Spooktacular” for details.
*** Salvation Army Bell ringing will be 12/3 at the Kroger at Card Road. A signup sheet was passed around.
*** Nancy is starting a Rotary International project in Guatemala for next year and a written request is needed for the donation.
*** Tom Walsh mentioned on 10/26 there will be a PolioPlus event 4-7 p.m.
*** On 11/9, the Mount Clemens YMCA is having a Health & Fitness event at the Y from 4-9 p.m.
Nancy D’s recognition was very benevolent in only charging $1 for most fines. The first table couldn’t come up with the three projects we have done in the past. Lack of a pin cost several members $1. Tom Davies FL rental cost a $1. Eric Pierson’s hunting / tree climbing, and no music, nicked him $2.
In addition to Rotary's efforts to eradicating Polio, this month is Mental Health Awareness month. This Thursday, at our October 20th club meeting, President-Elect Sam Wireman has invited Professional Counselor, Rebecca S. Trouse MA, LPC, NCC, BCPCC, to speak to our club about maintaining positive mental health and how we can mitigate adverse issues that affect us and our mental well-being.
As part of the speaking program, we also have a special guest visitor, Rotary 6380 District Governor-Elect, Collyer Smith, to do an introductory segment on Mental Health Awareness. Collyer's mission with Rotary is to address the realities of how negative mental health is affecting our society and what can be done to help those who are in need of assistance and useful coping skills.
I hope to see all available Rotarians this Thursday for this great dual (30-minute total) presentation!
P.S. Volunteers are still needed for the Packing for the Troops event on 10/20 at Fern Hill and our Happy Hour/Polio fundraiser event is on 10/26 from 4 pm - 7 pm at Orleans Bar and Grill...