Our club meeting began this week as Tammy Bonifield confidently and with much zeal began her term as President of our Livonia AM Rotary Club. During our “happy bucks” part of the meeting, many members spoke of the fun and fulfilling time we had on our installation day at Tammy and Brad’s cottage located in the Irish Hills area. The mood at the picnic was congratulatory for the previous year and positive vibrations for the coming year. One highlight was naming Claude Kendrick as Rotarian of the Year. He is the most worthy recipient of the award.
Our guest speaker was Kerri Hill Johnson of the Methodist Children’s Home Society. Kerri is becoming more of a family member to our Rotary group than a guest speaker, due to the number of close interactions and projects we have both been involved with. Kerri spoke of the history of the Methodist Children’s Home Society and the many ways they help those living at their facility. They provide a foster care agency, traditional foster care and adoption services, K-8 schooling, emphasis on trauma care, and age-out foster care, to name a few of their programs.