Posted by Ansel Dooley on Nov 13, 2017
Topic Today: "Canton Township Treasurer and Utilities Update for 2017 by Dian Slavens"
John Kowalski opened our meeting on time today at Antonio's and we had the following short announcements:
  • Members reviewed the bell ringing list and the results of a very successful Kids Against Hunger Passport meeting last Saturday.
  • Next Nov. 20th, Monday, is a special Thanksgiving Lunch being held at St Michael Lutheran Church, 7000 Sheldon Road, Canton, MI, same as last year.  Meet there on Monday at the same time with your lunch item and please see the link for the location details.
  • The Angel Tree Salvation Army collection was started today and the Canton Rotary Foundation will match proceeds up to a $500 total.  Please see John, Sue, or Ansel if you have not already made a donation.
  • Note that the senior baskets are due for assembly on Dec. 11th.
  • See the scheduled events and speakers here on this web page for the latest updates.
We were pleased to have our Treasurer, Dian Slavens, as our guest speaker today.  She gave us a discussion of her background and then provided illustrations of the city Treasurer's services with and update on the recent changes to the water department, quarterly billing processes, and new service agreements with the Great Lakes (water) and YCUA (sewer) companies.  We then had a good Q/A session and the club presented her with a Rotary pen and 4-way test coin.
Check out the Township of Canton's Government Treasurer's Web site.
Zoe from the Salvation Army also attended today's meeting and accepted our donation of 350 boxes of stuffing on behalf of the Salvation Army.  We were happy to help in this worthwhile effort to bring a tasty and nutritious Thanksgiving Dinner to area families.
Bill S. was our Sergeant today and he performed an excellent improvisational program today.  Bill S. also took a shot at the Ace today, but it still hides in the small pile.  Lasagna was on the menu.