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The New Year is here, and the world has welcomed 2021 with open arms. All across the world, people are looking forward to the promise of a new beginning and bidding goodbye to the challenging year that was 2020.
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to look forward to new opportunities and this time, more than ever, the hope is that 2021 will bring health and success to all.
Being a Rotarian encourages each of us to put service for others above ourselves. We are all looking forward to the opportunity to meet in person, hold fundraisers, and ramp up our service projects once again.
This year we have an opportunity to shape the future of Rotary. As we continue to adapt to changes in our world and new technologies, we can strive to innovate the way we do Rotary.
The District is launching three initiatives in 2021 – Strategic Planning, Innovation, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I am inviting each of you to lend your voice, time, and talent to help shape our future.
Strategic Planning
A team is being formed to review where we are now and to shape the way we do Rotary in the next five years. Our future will be strong when it reflects the needs of our members and the communities we serve.
A group of creative innovators will help show us the way. The Innovation Team will make recommendations and help the Clubs initiate new approaches. There is no right way to do Rotary and there are endless ways to open membership opportunities.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The DEI Team is charged with thoughtfully opening district-wide discussions around diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will be encouraging clubs to evaluate their membership and to reach out to underrepresented members of our communities.
As we look forward to the opportunities the new year brings, it is my hope you will consider volunteering to help shape our future. Email kgabrys6380@gmail.com and let me know you are interested in being a part of an initiative that will strengthen Rotary for generations to come.
As we welcome the New Year, I hope each of us will embrace all that life has to offer, conquer our fears, and reach new heights. I wish you a wonderful year ahead.
Thanks for all you do for Rotary!
Karen Marie Gabrys
District Governor 2020-2021
Rotary International District 6380
SE Michigan and SW Ontario
Over 30 Birmingham Rotarians rang the "Bells" for the Salvation Army
Ann Arbor North contributes to Ososa Micro-Credit Scheme
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Milan Rotary Preparing Christmas Baskets
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Lake Area RC's Holiday Coat Drive
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M36 Rotarians helps the Farley Hill Food Bank

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Wallaceburg Rotary donates $10,000 to WDSS’ PSW program
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Pandemic Relief for Detroit
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Wallaceburg RC donates $10,000 to Wallaceburg PSW Program
Wallaceburg RC disbanding after 75 years
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Ann Arbor RC North Partnership with Community Action Network
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M36 Rotarians helping at Gleaners
Joyce Joyce Honored in Dominican Republic
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Wallaceburg RC Donates $10,000 to C-K Hospice
West Bloomfield Interact Club plants Purple Crocuses for Polio
Wallaceburg RC donates $10,000 to Team Hoyt for racing wheelchairs
West Bloomfield RC Distributes Books and Pencils to Pre-school Students
Team Turkey 2020 feeds 1000 people
C-K Rotarians help collect The Gift
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M36 Rotarians Cram the Cruiser for Farley Hill Food Bank.
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Leading Pandemic Relief for Detroit
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District Mask delivery for Magnolia on the Lakes Assisted living in Keego Harbo
And more masks, this time for WellBridge in Pinckney
And yet more for Vina Dental in Livingston County
And Livingston County Catholic Charities
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Team Turkey moving ahead.
Troy, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Lakes Area and Sterling Heights Rotary Clubs will again feed families in need this Thanksgiving!
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Rotarians turn Farmington purple to fight Polio
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Installation of Scarlet's Playground benches from Lake Area Rotary
Chatham Kent Public Health Unit promotes Chatham Sunrise COVID prevention video.
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Here is where you can find them!
On the lower right side of the home page there is a section labelled Bulletin, listing the bulletins of the last year or so.  Click on any one to see the stories from that time period.
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