Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 25 @ 12:00pm Pamela Good: Beyond Basics
(Johhny's Italian Steakhouse, 33103 Hamilton Ct, Farmington Hills, MI 48334)

Wednesday, October 2 @ 12:00pm Donation Day!
(Johhny's Italian Steakhouse, 33103 Hamilton Ct, Farmington Hills, MI 48334)

Wednesday, October 9 @ 12:00pm Christine Greig: State Representative
(Johhny's Italian Steakhouse, 33103 Hamilton Ct, Farmington Hills, MI 48334)

Our guest for lunch this week was Dr. Lisa Chism, a nurse practitioner in the High Risk Breast Clinic, and member of the Breast Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center, specializing in high-risk breast care. She holds a doctorate degree in the nurse practitioner profession from Oakland University, and is a board-certified nurse practitioner and a certified menopause practitioner with the North American Menopause Society.

Karmanos offers full service, comprehensive breast services at centers in Detroit and Farmington Hills, providing evaluation and treatment of various breast problems. Karmanos doctors work as a team to evaluate and diagnose new patients and care for breast cancer survivors who have completed their treatment. The nurse practitioners in the high risk breast clinic manage all high risk breast patients who may have a higher than normal risk of developing breast cancer.

Dr. Chism was recently honored as a fellow by the  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and has also developed a nursing theory titled, “Chism’s Theory of Spiritual Empathy,” which explains the relationship between nurses’ spiritual care perspective and their expressions of spiritual empathy.

Our guest for lunch this week was John Wojnaroski, a forensic polygraph examiner and retired Lieutenant of the Michigan State Police. During his 25-year career with the Michigan State Police, he served 20 years as a forensic polygraph examiner. He provided forensic polygraph services on felony investigations for courts, prosecutors and law enforcement agencies throughout Michigan, primarily in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston and Monroe counties.

Mr. Wojnaroski has testified as a forensic polygraph expert in criminal and civil courts and arbitrations. While with the Michigan State Police, he served in the ranks of Trooper, Sergeant and Lieutenant. His investigative duties included investigations of all major felony crimes – homicide, sexual assault, robbery, arson, narcotics, domestic violence, and theft. He was also a member of the Emergency Services Team (SWAT) where he served as a hostage negotiator.

Our guest for lunch this week was Chris Witten, now in his second season as head coach, and his sixth season overall, with the University of Michigan men's golf team. Prior to taking over the program, Whitten spent five seasons (2006-11) as an assistant coach under Andrew Sapp.

In his first season at the helm of the program, Whitten helped U-M post eight top-10 finishes and guide All-Big Ten golfer Matt Thompson to an individual invitation to the NCAA Central Regional, which was held at the U-M Golf Course. While serving as an assistant, the Wolverines made four straight NCAA Regional appearances - winning the program's first team regional title in 2011 - and two NCAA Championship appearances.

In addition to his coaching duties, Whitten has been instrumental in the creation and administration of the Friends of Michigan Golf alumni program, the development of the Wolverine Golf School, as well as the designing and fundraising for U-M's new golf practice facility. This indoor facility features a putting green and heated driving range bays which face outside.

Our guest for lunch this week was Jasmine Millwood from the Lighthouse Family Charity. The mission of Lighthouse Family Charity is to heal the trauma of child abuse to children and families through prevention, awareness, support, and services. This is a subject near and dear to the hearts of our members, since our prior 85 years under the charter of the National _______ Club (name deleted to avoid legal complications, but you know who we mean), were devoted to this cause and the "blue ribbon".

Jasmine is also the author of "Unbreakable", in which she shares her painful memories of a child abuser and the twelve years spent in the Michigan Foster Care system. In this chilling memoir, Jasmine connects to her readers, while providing a message of hope and survival.

After describing her rescue, she further explained her long and rough road to recovery where nightmares caused fear, lack of self-confidence caused an eating disorder, and she longed for acceptance every day. Her memoir describes her battles as she learned to trust, love, and respect other people again.

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