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The Rotary Club of Chatham is thrilled to present a cheque for $250,000 in support of the
Children’s Treatment Centre (CTC) Butterfly building campaign.President Jennifer Hill emphasized the importance of giving back to the community and supporting local children has always been a cornerstone of the club. One in five children in Chatham-Kent currently access the services that the CTC provides.

Imagine... that ours is the only District Conference in the world that Rotary International President Jennifer Jones will be attending this year!
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED but You can still sign up for the pre conference Walk for Water on Friday May 5th 10:00am or the Saturday May 6th Gala.
Everything you want to know on the conference is available at this link:    https://rotary6380.org/event/district-conference-2023/  or click on the image:

April 26 was a great day to be a Rotarian as RCAA presented the Robert S Northrup Humanitarian Award to Dr. Robert Nelson. Dr. Nelson was inspired to improve vision to people around the world, after visiting Haiti many years ago as an optometry student at Michigan College of Optometry.. He participated in an International trip with VOSH ( Voluntary Optometric Services to Humanity), a non-profit organization providing vision services to those who may not have the resources or access to vision care. Since that first visit, Dr. Nelson has made 50 trips with VOSH to Egypt, Kenya, Guatemala, Mexico, Dominica, Haiti, Peru, Latvia, St Lucia, Grenada, Panama, Jamaica, Wise, VA. and Detroit. After the Northrup Award presentation, Dr. Edwards shared his reflections about his work bringing better vision to many around the world. VOSH is an excellent resource to recruit optometrists for these vision clinics.
Dr. Nelson also recruits other professionals, Rotarians and volunteers to assist in the clinics. Many clinics see over 2000+ clients over 5 days. Services include eye exams, screening for eye conditions, and providing glasses to improve vision for all who attend. Dr. Nelson works with local Rotary Clubs in the country where the clinic is held. Local clubs arrange all the logistics for the clinic including location, advertising, necessary permits, and traffic flow through the clinic. Local clubs also provide follow-up to clients for glasses, medication, etc. Where possible, Dr. Edwards works with local Schools of Optometry, their faculty, and their students to increase the sustainability of the projects. Dr. Nelson also shared some photos and highlights of his clinic in Egypt, again working with local Rotary Clubs to bring these services to as many people as possible. Many of the Rotarian guests had participated in a vision clinic. Dr. Edwards has been a practicing optometrist for thirty years and is a Lieutenant Colonel, retired from the US Air Force. Dr. Edwards has been a Rotarian for 32 years. He is past president of the Fowlerville club, served as an Assistant Governor for District 6380 and he is currently a member of the Highway M 36 Rotary Club. Dr. Edwards truly demonstrates Service Above Self.
At its April 17, 2023 meeting, District 6380 Assistant District Governor Ken Corlett presented every member of the Ridgetown Rotary Club with both a certificate and a lapel pin recognizing them as members of District 6380’s PolioPlus Society. Ken noted that the Ridgetown club was the only club within District 6380’s 44 clubs that had 100% of its members donating to the PolioPlus Society. The purpose of the Society is to encourage Rotary members to give a minimum of $100 US a year to the PolioPlus fund until we achieve our goal of eradicating polio. Rotary International has been active in the elimination of polio worldwide for over 35 years and that eradication is so close to being complete. Rotary International volunteers have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. The number of polio cases has been reduced by 99.9 % worldwide. Of the 3 strains of wild poliovirus (type 1, type 2 and type 3), wild poliovirus type 2 was eradicated in 1999 and wild poliovirus type 3 was eradicated in 2020. As of 2022, endemic wild poliovirus type 1 remains in two countries:  Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Join us (Rotary Club of Ann Arbor) July 22 - 30 in Guatemala to visit Rotary International Humanitarian projects, Mayan Ruins and the UNESCO Heritage Site, Antigua, Guatemala. We will stay at the beautiful Jardines del Lago on lake Atitlan, visit Rotary projects, and more. The Rotary e-Club of lake Atitlan has arranged an optional volunteer activity to install a small solar system on a home that never had electricity. Contact John Barrie for more details. email: jsbarrie@gmail.com
Solicitation for Nominations: Robert S. Northrup Humanitarian Award
In 2018, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor created an award to be given annually to a person in
the area meeting the criteria outlined below in celebration of the exceptional humanitarian service provided by Ann Arbor Rotarian Dr. Robert S. Northrup.
Read more about it to nominate people you think would be great recipients! 
I am honored and pleased to share with you that the 2025-2026 District Governor Nominating Committee met this morning and chose Assistant Governor Wendy Jones of Anchor Bay as D6380 District Governor Nominee-Designee (DGND).  I thank the Nominating Committee for doing their due diligence in interviewing a good set of qualified candidates which made the Committee’s decision very tough.
Wendy Jones will hold the title of District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND) until July 1, when she will assume the title of District Governor Nominee (DGN). This announcement begins a 14-day period of publication for input and challenge prior to formal notice of Wendy Jones selection to Rotary International.
Wendy has served as President of Anchor Bay Rotary during 2020-21 and 2021-22. Her club received the RI Presidential Citation for both years she was the President. She was also the co-chair of the Ukraine Fundraiser which raised $16,000 and was donated to Shelter Box. At present, Wendy is the Assistant Governor for 2022-23 for Sector 7 which includes Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Clarkston and Waterford Rotary Clubs. Wendy serves as one of the Ambassadors for the upcoming District Conference planned for May 5 – 7, 2023.
Professionally, Wendy is a realtor of over 20 years in eastern Michigan.  She is also the liaison for Real Estate One Chesterfield Charitable Foundation, which gives her the opportunity to work within her communities and surrounding areas on fundraising for nonprofit organizations. Wendy has worked and volunteered in her community  since 1985 for many organizations and has received the Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce Gold Medal Award. She served as a board of director and ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce for several years as well as served on the community board for over 14 years. She also serves on Chesterfield Township Zoning Board of Appeals since 2014 and Board of Review since 2010.
Please join me in congratulating Wendy Jones.
Your Servant in Rotary
Bala Murthy
Imagine Rotary With the Joy of Service and Giving
District Governor 2022-23, RID 6380
President, Rotary International Travel & Hosting (ITHF) Fellowship
Imm. Past Chairman, Rotary Yoga & Meditation Fellowship
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Highway M-36, Motorcycling Rotarians, Bleinuim, Ann Arbor North, Livingston Sunrise, Clarkston, and Lyon Area traveled to Egypt to help provide much-needed eye care. Click to read more! 
On November 4 and 5 the Rotary Club of Clarkston will again be seen on the streets and stores of Clarkston “selling” their Clarkston Rotary
newspaper, which describes the activities of their club over the past year.
On Saturday, D6380 hosted the One Rotary Summit which was well attended by Rotarians across many, many clubs. District Trainer (DT) and PDG Karen Gabrys moderated a panel discussions which included District Foundation Chair (DRFC) Ashish Sarkar, District Membership Chair (DMC) Roma Murthy and District Public Image Chair (DPIC) Kat Dooley.
Heartiest and Happiest New Rotary Year to all our Rotary Family and “Team - Imagine Rotary” as we begin our “Effectiveness to Greatness” journey. We will “Imagine Rotary In Our Joy of Service and Giving” throughout 2022-23. 
Each of our Club Presidents, Assistant Governors, District Chairs and their teams are excited to lead our Rotarians and bring all families together in our quest to serve our communities. 
All our events will be family centric and involve having lots and lots of fun while enjoying fellowship and working together.
Please watch this 3 minute video on our onward journey together. 
Let the fun and service begin! 👏😎🙏👍
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