What a great evening!  We had 10 guests, pretty much a full house.  Many of them came to hear our Rotary Youth Exchange student, Irene Caracciolo, talk about her exchange year so far.  She told us about the activities in which she has participated as well as a bit about her family and home in Sicily.
Scott Loney was a visitor from the West Bloomfield Rotary Club.  He came to tell us about a program to be put on by his club and the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor West.  On December 3, the clubs will be presenting and honoring Martin Lowenberg, Holocaust survivor, with the Rotary Distinguished Service Award.  Mr. Lowenberg has made it his personal mission to share his story with younger generations in order that this dark period in history is never forgotten.  Five Clarkston Rotarians and their 3 guests have signed up to attend.  Please let me know if you'd like to be added to the list. Or you may register at the link below:
More volunteers are needed for the Ronald McDonald trip on November 11.  Please contact President Al if you can participate.
Al picked up $22 as winner of the 50-50.
Club anniversaries were celebrated by Jim Tedder (4 years), Brad (11 years) and Joel (24 years).  Great to have you all aboard!!
We sang "Happy birthday" to Karrie.  We would have sung to Jeff Reddy, too, but he is still in Germany and wouldn't have heard us.
Jeff Lichty won the Foundation Drawing.
Remember there is no meeting next Monday evening as we are meeting Wednesday, Nov. 15, instead.  Please plan to attend the Wednesday meeting at the Clarkston-Independence Library to hear our speaker on the opiod crisis, a very timely topic.  The meeting is open to the public and has been advertised in a number of places.  A flier is attached.  It will be helpful to have everyone register so we know how many will be in attendance and can plan accordingly. 6:30 refreshments.