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Happy New Year!
Welcome to the Second Half of this Rotary Year.  The question for all of us:
What More Can I Do?
The Second Object of Rotary states:  High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.  Active, engaged Rotarians view vocational service as a way of life.  Vocational service is what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations.  RI President Barry Rassin says the diversity of vocations gives Rotary a special strength.  Paul Harris said, “Each Rotarian is the connecting link between the idealism of Rotary and his trade or profession.” What can each of us do to share our skills and talents to ‘Be the Inspiration’ and create lasting change locally and globally:
How about mentoring a student or a young professional in a facet of your profession; starting a group focused on a common goal or vision; or encouraging others in their professional development.  Perhaps you can be of help for these club requests:Ann Arbor North Rotary is looking for a Staff member at Washtenaw Community College to be an advisor for a new Rotaract Club. Contact - erictindall67@gmail.com; Troy Rotarian Lynda Ludy is looking for a club who is Partnering with Habitat for Humanity on projects.  Contact - lrludy@att.net; Oxford Rotarian Joe Tunac is forming a new RAG (Rotary Action Group) for those interested in Lead Poisoning.  Contact - dr.joe.t@sbcglobal.net
How about being part of District 6380’s Committees:  Public Image and Promotions - Contact media@6380.org;  District Conference (May 3-4, 2019) planning - Contact jmcmanus@rd6380.org
Membership Ideas? Join us at the Regional Membership Seminar in Lansing this Saturday January 5th.  See details in article immediately below:  
Please check the District website rotary6380.org for the latest updates on projects and events. Updates happen about every two weeks.
Announcing our new District Governor (2021-2022) Nominee Designate - Brenda K Tipton!
Brenda is full of energy and enthusiasm with a great heart for service. 
Best known for her "Woo-Woo" call to action, in 2017-2018, she (President) and her team added 22 new members to the Livingston Sunrise Club! 
I selected her to be my Assistant Governor for Sector 9 (Farmington, Lakes Area, Milford, Novi, Lyon Area and West Bloomfield clubs) for 2018-2019.
As a hard worker, goal setter, communicator and connector, we are impressed with her performance.
Brenda will serve as Membership Chair for our District in 2019-2020 with Don "Sparky" Leonard as District Governor.
She will follow Karen Gabrys, our District Governor for (2020-2021).
Please send welcomes and congratulations to Brenda!  (brendaktipton@yahoo.com)

Rotary service transforms lives and communities. To achieve even more truly transformational service, RI President Barry Rassin encourages us to think differently about our role in Rotary, and Rotary’s role in the world during the 2018-19 year. Globally, Rotary is more relevant than ever before, and its potential for good is vast. Take full advantage of your membership in Rotary. Use this opportunity to discuss the many different ways your clubs can start or expand service activities to enhance the Rotary experience for their members.

A Tribute to Art Holst
On December 19, 2018, we lost one of the greatest of the Greatest Generation. We lost an example to live our lives by, a great veteran, a great patriot, a great friend and a great Rotarian. We lost Art Holst who was in his 97th year. Art was with the love of his life, Elizabeth, at their winter home in Ft. Myers. Art and Elizabeth merged their families later in life; Art will be dearly missed by Elizabeth, and their admiring family.
Dr. Steven Bucci
Finding and Developing Leaders:  At our upcoming District Conference in May, we will be bringing in Dr. Steven Bucci, to share his vast experience in developing leaders. As many of us know, we are faced with numerous leadership challenges- finding members to assume committee chairs, and board of directors, not to mention, bringing in new members.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a smooth, planned transition that offers a more stress free movement from president to president, board member to board member, committee leader to committee leader, and committee member to committee member?
At the Clarkston-Pontiac-Waterford Holiday Party, held at the Goldner-Walsh greenhouse in the Historic Pontiac area, we had fellowship, great food and musical performances from three Inbound Exchange Students.  Student Grace banks is a "Host Sibling" for Swiss Exchange student Nora.  Grace thought it would be interesting to do a video on "What Rotary means to me".  Click on the photo to watch what a very talented young person put together! 
Mental Health Update
Immediate Past District Governor, Barry Fraser, began a District- wide  initiative on mental health at last year's District Conference. For the first time in our history, we are experiencing an actual decrease in our age longevity- due to the suicide and drug overdose crisis of our youth. And some of us may be experiencing the agony of Alzheimer's Disease with a loved one.  Mental health affects all ages, family members, and friends. A group of us discussed what we could do as a District, and with Barry's leadership, developed the following three actions: "Read More"
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