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Terry Seraceno is the Founder and Chairperson for Dr. Paws Inc. Pet Therapy. They are the largest pet therapy non-profit organization in Michigan. Dr. Paws staffs over 120 locations in Michigan, along with Children's Hospital of Michigan. They bring trained dogs to hospitals, rehabilitation and senior centers throughout Michigan to aid patients and residents in the healing process. The organization started 16 years ago with 2 dogs, and was recently invited to attend the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview.
 
Terry started pet therapy at Oakwood Hospital in 1985, where she worked for 11 years in Cardiology and Medical Education. She is currently a Staffing Secretary for Nursing Administration at Botsford Hospital, where she has been for 16 years. Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills was a pilot program for Dr. Paws Pet Therapy. Terry has helped test and qualify over 1200 dogs, placing them on over 3000 teams. Doctor Paws Inc is run entirely by volunteers and does not charge any fee whatsoever. There are currently more than 400 active members.
 

We are deeply saddened to say that on Sunday night, Dick Tupper passed away. He had not been sick, and his sudden death comes as a great shock. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donna and the children and grandchildren.

Every member of our club has been involved with Dick in Goodfellows or some other form of serving the community, and shares in this tremendous loss. The Tupper family has asked that the Goodfellows Appreciation Luncheon go on tomorrow as planned. We will have a chance to both share our sorrows, and celebrate the life and times, and many accomplishments of Dick Tupper. Please join us tomorrow for this most important luncheon. The Heeney-Sundquist lot is available for parking.

Visitation will be on Wednesday 1-8 PM and Thursday 2-8 PM at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33606 Grand River Avenue in Farmington. Many of our members will be stopping by the visitation at Thayer-Rock immediately after the luncheon.

The funeral will be on Friday at 11 AM (In-state 9:30-11) at St. John Lutheran Church, 23225 Gill Road in Farmington Hills.
Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington.

Memorial contributions in Dick's honor may be sent to either:

St. John Lutheran Church
23225 Gill Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

The Farmington Area Goodfellows
31455 W. 11 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336.

We are best known for some of the larger events we support like the Georgetown University Energy Prize or the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. But you may not know that we also put on the Farmington Memorial Day Parade, and donate over $30,000 each year to non-profit and charitable organizations that support the youth, families and seniors in our community. In 2016, these groups received funding from the Xemplar Club:
 
After School Youth Center Program
American Legion Boys State
American Legion Girls State
Boy Scouts - Great Lakes Council
Call to Action Coalition
Care House
City of Farmington 911 Memorial
City of Farmington Hills Thanksgiving Dinner
Common Ground Sanctuary
Community Living Centers
Dr. Paws Pet Therapy
Farmington Area Goodfellows
Farmington Community Band
Farmington Friends of The Library
Farmington Hills Senior Transportation Services
Farmington Historical Museum
Farmington Memorial Day Parade
Farmington Players Barn
Farmington Public Schools Turn Around Program
Farmington Youth Assistance
Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation
Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation Bountiful Backpack Program
Farmington/Farmington Hills Meals on Wheels
Friends of the Park
Girls Scouts - Farmington Area Neighborhood Service Units
Graham Smith Memorial Fund for Suicide Prevention
Harrison High School Theater Program
Haven House
Light House
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Mayor's Youth Council
Mercy High School Senior All Night Party
Michigan Parkinson Foundation
Neighborhood House
Paradise Leader Dogs
Salvation Army (Farmington Area)
Samaritan Counseling Center of SE Michigan
Special Olympics Team Farmington
Star Fish Family Services
Sweet DreamzZz
Underground Railroad Flight to Freedom Tour
Visions Unlimited
West Oaks Civitan Summer Reading Program
YMCA After School Program

Why become a member? Here are a few good reasons:

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Xemplar is a service club. We provide community service directed towards youth, families and seniors in Farmington and Farmington Hills. This is the best reason for becoming a member: the chance to do something for someone else, and to know the fulfillment that comes from giving. "Xemplars" believe in setting the standard for service to others, particularly at-risk youth. Together, we can and do make a difference everyday.

Business Development

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Everyone needs to network. Xemplar Club consists of a cross section of the business community. Its members come from all walks of life. We help each other and collectively help others. Our luncheon meetings provide a regular opportunity for fellowship with people who have similar interests - people you will enjoy getting to know.

Citizenship Membership

Xemplar membership makes one a better community citizen. Our members are among the most active citizens of any community.

Leadership Development

Serving in an Xemplar position is like a college education in leadership: learning
to motivate, influence, and lead successful people.

Good Times

Xemplar events are a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. Club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. And, the service is fun. There is no greater feeling than giving back to your own community.

Build Confidence

Xemplar develops confidence and skill in public communications and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills. Xemplar members develop social and people skills.

Good People

Xemplars are, above all, the nicest, most caring people you’ll meet anywhere. They are dedicated to helping one another, their community, and their country.

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