Last week we held our monthly Club Assembly. The first order of business was a report by the Giving Committee chairman, Larry Stevens. Larry addressed the three grant requests that passed committee and were approved by the Board.
1) Livonia Cares. The funds will support the efforts of the Livonia Cares organization, “to assist with the basic needs of individuals and families in Livonia."
2) Methodist Children’s Home Society. Funds to cover misc. costs associated with our residential cottage painting project.
3) VT Seva Detroit. This local group is raising money to support schools for the visually challenged in India. For just $1 a day, the schools can educate, feed, and house a blind student, giving them the opportunity to explore their passions despite their disability.
We heard from club Treasurer, Tammy Bonifield who proposed that we approve a donation of $2,700 to The Rotary Foundation (TRF). $1,000 has been previously approved by the club at the November Club Assembly. The additional $1,700 is to qualify for the Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) designation. The EREY program recognizes clubs whose members donate a minimum of $100 each, to TRF during the Rotary year.
Mike Ladwig requested ideas for an offsite club meeting suggestion, since the Ford Piquette Plant, and the Roush Racing venues are unavailable. Dawn mentioned the new Schoolcraft College wing may be an option in early spring.
All expenditures were unanimously approved by all assembled members. It was also noted that the Giving Committee requests that organizations who benefit from a Livonia AM Rotary grant, be the party that submits the grant application.
Mike informed the assembly that the painting of the residential cottage on the grounds of the Methodist Children’s Home Society has been paused due to the increase of Covid activity. We were informed by the management of the Senior Center that protective masks need to be worn in the senior center by all visitors until further notice.
We informed club members that the Board approved purchasing magnetic letter openers to be placed in the Chamber of Commerce “New Resident” welcome packets. We also approved the expenditure of $500 annual fee to sponsor a three times weekly ad in the “Friday Musing” online newsletter.
Mike requested ideas for an offsite club meeting suggestion, since the Ford Piquette Plant, and the Roush Racing venues are unavailable. Dawn mentioned the new Schoolcraft College wing may be an option in early spring.