Happenings from todays meeting
Call to Order
by Amelia Roll

Presiding over the meeting today ... President Amy Roll. 

President Amy lead us in the Pleadge of Allegiance and Song Leader John Parker lead us in the singing of America.

Invocation was given by Bert Spaeth

On the Menu...

Fresh garden salad with Italian dressing.  Beef stew over a mountain of mashed potato's with fresh sweet corn on the cob.  Finished off with strawberry cake with whipped cream.


PDG Mike Rambus and little Sydney

The Games We Play


Earl took the pot today - and immediately gave it back to the club in happy bucks!  Thanks Earl! 


         There were only ten cards left...but Amy, Norm and Fred couln't find that lucky ACE!!

Happy Bucks
by Amelia Roll

PDG Mike Rambus was happy about his wonderful trip to Greece with family.

Norm Raymond was thrilled to have had help setting up for the parking lot this year - thank you Alex! - as well as being pleasantly surprised to run into a relative of Charlie Pappas (Realto Restaurant in Ferndale) at the marina. 

Earl Sparkman was happy for all kind of reasons, including being happy to see Mike Rambus, celebrating his 49th wedding anniversary last week and the fact that he and his bride are going on vacation up north with good friends.

Norm threw in an extra buck for Ruth putting up with Earl for 49 years!!!

And last but not least, Al Shrosbree was happy to be back at a meeting - and we were all very happy to see him! 

Birthdays & Anniversaries

None this week.
General Announcements
by Amelia Roll

General Announcements:

1. Rotary Jeopardy will be on November 10 at the Royal Oak Club beginning at 12:15.  Our club needs to designate two people to participate in the game.  We also need to provide 10 questions from the Rotarian Magazine - August, Septemeber and October issues.  If you are interested in participating please let President Amy know.

2. Bloomfield Hills Club is sponsoring a Community Conversation hosted by Center for Michigan on October 5th from 7 - 9 PM at the Senior Center on Andover Rd. in West Bloomfield.  It is an opportunity to express our visions about the state and country.

Todays Program
by Amelia Roll

We took the opportunity today to incorporate a Membership Committee meeting into our regular meeting.  The main objective was to get some ideas for a tri fold brochure that provides information about Rotary, and more specifically about our club.  We looked at brochures that other clubs around the country have produced and were able to get a good feel for what we wanted to do.  We still need to do a lot of work on this project to make it represent who and what we are, as this may be the first contact that prospective members have with our club.  The membership committee will be holding other discussions regarding this project in the coming weeks - and all members are encouraged to participate. So, with that being said, if anyone has any ideas or thoughts that they would like to add, please contact Earl Sparkman - Committee Chair or President Amy.