Public is invited to hear motivational speaker during Taylor Rotary lunch

The Rotary Club of Taylor invites the public to hear nationally noted motivational speaker Michael Angelo Caruso during a luncheon scheduled for 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. September 13 at Lakes of Taylor Golf Club, 25505 Northline Road.

Caruso has made more than 1,500 presentations and keynote speeches on the subjects of conflict resolution, team leading and pro-active communication. He has spoken in Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and 49 of the 50 states.

Caruso is founder and president of The Edison House LLC, an international consulting firm specializing in corporate and personal improvement. Edison House clients include Bank of America, Citgo, Rayovac, Hallmark, the National Institutes of Health, Verizon Wireless and the U.S. Navy.

Caruso has educated and entertained audiences all over the world, drawing on a previous career in the telecommunications industry and a decade as a professional musician. He gives back to the community through his memberships in Rotary and the Optimists. He has graciously agreed to stay after the program to answer questions and speak with those who are searching for a speaker for a future event.

Membership retention will be a topic of Caruso's presentation to the Rotary.

“Everyone will benefit from applying Michael’s ideas to help their organization or business grow," said Phillip Matous, president of the Taylor Rotary. "The same ideas applicable to Rotary will help their team as well and all for only $12, which includes a great Lakes of Taylor lunch."

Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call Matous at (800) 291-3003.

“Michael is a wealth of fresh, priceless ideas," Matous said.  "Like Thomas Edison, his hero, Michael in his captivating presentations is constantly presenting better life-inventions. Rotary is fortunate to have his expertise and generosity."

Cheri Helms, a Taylor Businesswoman and past president of the Taylor Rotary, is very excited about the upcoming program.

“I met Mr. Caruso at a Rotary conference a few years back and still retain his inspiration and energy,” Helms said. “I have applied some valuable lessons to my professional life, as a mother, with Rotary and family, too. I encourage everyone who wants to make the most of every moment of their life to attend this program. Michael has a special talent to motivate, make you laugh and feel empowered -- in three seconds or less."

If you live or work Downriver and are interested in becoming a Taylor Rotarian, please contact Jim Nadeau at or (734) 657-1046.