At our last meeting, we conducted our monthly Club Assembly.
We began with a more secular innovation delivered by Bob Carris. President Tammy Bonifield mentioned that whoever would like to present an invocation at future meetings should relay that information to Mike Ladwig so he can put it on the weekly schedule. Mike will forward that information to Bill Friske so it can be inserted in our newsletter.
Tammy asked for a few volunteers who would be interested in learning how to assist with the setup and operation of the Zoom equipment, coffee service and meeting setup and teardowns. Kate Mackie volunteered to help with the coffee setup.
Mike spoke about the two potential new club members. Both attended the suggested minimum of three club meetings, followed by a one-on-one conversation with the membership chairperson. Both potential new members showed a keen interest in joining our club. Both applicants’ membership was enthusiastically approved by a unanimous vote. Welcome Susan Paluchniak, and Victoria Haltom as new members of the Rotary Club of Livonia AM.
Giving Committee – Chair Larry Stephens
A total of six Grant Applications were approved by the Giving Committee:
Clarenceville School District All-Night Party Sponsorship
Livonia Historical Society – Marker for the Old Bentley High School
Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
Source of Universal Love
Livonia Kids and Family – Clarenceville Food Pantry
All requests were approved by all those in attendance.
Treasurer’s Report – Bob Carris
We should be spending down to our prudent reserve by the end of our fiscal year of June 30, 2023. We heard from Pat Zucal that we will be hosting our Annual Carnival this year at the Sears location at 7 Mike and Middlebelt. Sears informed us the fee would be double what we paid last year.
Grant Committee – Chair Erin Dobbins
Erin spoke of the Juarez Community Center funding request. The grant has been written, we should receive an approval status by the end of April, or early May.