Posted on May 12, 2019

The Metropolitan Detroit Chorale performs alongside The Macombers from Macomb Community College at Cabaret ‘n’ Cuisine – The Best of Macomb on the evening of May 17, 2019 at The Emerald Theatre in downtown Mount Clemens. Music and a taste fest combine to raise money for the Mount Clemens Rotary Club at its annual fundraiser for multiple worthy charities. It is a benefit for victims of domestic or sexual violence and substance abuse, the elderly, food programs, education and literacy, including a school in Haiti, the eradication of polio worldwide, and more. Tickets will be available after January 15, 2019 on

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Posted on Apr 12, 2019
District 6380's premier teen leadership training program is back for 2019.  The RYLA Committee is proud to announce the RYLA 2019 is scheduled for Friday, April 12th through April 14th.  This year's program will be held at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, MI.  
Think of the change that we can make in your communities if every club sent at least two people to RYLA 2019.  Make sure that your club considers sending at least two people to this life-changing program.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program sponsored by Rotary. At RYLA, over 120 high school students (grades 9th-11th) from Michigan and southwest Ontario come together with Rotarians for a 3-day camp and participate in presentations, activities, and workshops. Some of the topics covered during this weekend include: leadership fundamentals and ethics; communication skills, problem solving and conflict management; and community and global citizenship.  In-bound Exchange Students are also strongly encouraged to attend as well.
RYLA 2019 - The Best RYLA Ever! Jim Adams 2019-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 30, 2018
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Bumpeh Chiefdom: Growing a Community’s Future
The Ann Arbor Rotary Club invites Rotarians in our District 
to work together to help change the future for Bumpeh Chiefdom
Dear Rotarian Mary,
We are raising support now for a second high-impact Global Grant (Click for Summary GG1980574) to benefit Bumpeh Chiefdom. A visionary chief, Charles Caulker, has developed a clear path for changing lives. He started the Center for Community Transformation and Empowerment (CCET) to help him realize his dreams to educate children and to move his people from subsistence to self reliance.
With Ann Arbor Rotary Club serving as the project lead on our first high-impact Global Grant; Freetown Rotary Club serving as the international host; participation from Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor North, Cincinnati, Dexter, Wilmington, NC and Pune Central Clubs; and with Sherbro Foundation as a cooperating partner, great strides have been made.
  • Two “Education Orchards" have been planted to fund education long term
  • Women have been given bags of peanut seed to plant as a way to support their families
  • Children’s births have been recorded giving them access to government services
  • Forest reserves were created to protect village water sources and preserve trees.
Now, with a second Global Grant, we plan to solidify the strides that have been made
  • Plant a third "Education Orchard" and maintain the existing orchards
  • Hire an experienced Agriculture Manager to manage the program and market crops
  • Dig two wells with pumps and storage tanks; and build a storehouse and a concrete drying floor
  • Expand the peanut-growing project to more eager women and help them increase their income.
  • Plant and manage a fourth "Orchard for Medical Care" to pay for services provided to villagers at Rotifunk Hospital (a collaboration with Wilmington NC Rotary Club)
Join the Grant
Will your Club consider becoming a financial partner in this extraordinary project? Please share this Request for Funding with your International Service Committee.
Invite Mary Avrakotos, the Project Lead for the Ann Arbor Rotary Club; and Cheryl Farmer, the Treasurer for Sherbro Foundation and a member of Ypsilanti Rotary Club to provide a slide presentation about the project for your members by calling (315) 806-0689.
Our Goal:
Timeline: November 30, 2018
Confirmed Pledges To Date:
  • Ann Arbor Rotary Club $10,000
  • District 6380 $10,000
  • Individual Support $10,000
  • Wilmington NC Rotary Club $7,500
  • District 7730 $7,500
District support is matched at 
100% by Rotary International. Club & individual support is matched at 50% by Rotary International
Paramount Chief Charles Caulker,
a man with a vision
Nursery where seedlings are 
grown for the orchards
Women receiving peanuts to plant 
& rice to feed their families
And the heart of our 
project, education
Use the PLEDGE BUTTON above to email Rotarian Mary
and indicate your Club's plan to participate.
And/or send a check to our Foundation:
Ann Arbor Rotary Foundation
PO Box 131217
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113-1217
Include Sierra Leone Global Grant in the memo line.
Impact and Sustainability
Once the orchards start bearing fruit they will generate revenue to educate the children of Bumpeh chiefdom for years to come. By 2023 it's conservatively estimated that the orchards will generate $50,000 a year.
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The Duane Zemper Legacy Monument Unveiling 2018-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 03, 2018
This year Interact Day is November 3rd, 2018 and its taking place at Stoney Creek High School here in Rochester, MI.There will be a break-out session for Rotary Youth Exchange. We will have students that have been on an exchange there to talk & take questions.We are in full-swing on recruiting youth's from your local school that wants to go on a student exchange.Hopefully, you have put-up a poster, passed out some hand-outs, answered some questions.
If your club is currently not involved in Rotary Youth Exchange, then I suggest you first host a foreign student.You can call me for tips on how to recruit from your local high school. Please go to: for more information.
If you have ANY questions about how to get started, what's involved, price, age, countries for exchange-then call me at 248-895-8230 and leave a detailed message. I will call you back!
Investing in the youth in your local community, Interact, Rotaract, or Youth Exchange, can be the best experience you'll ever have!
Tom Neveau
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Mad Hatter Masquerade Dinner Party! Eric Tindall 2018-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Euchre Tournament 2018-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
ROTARY SATELLITE CLUB OF BRIGHTON SUNSET Darlene McManus 2018-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
6 PM TO 10 PM
OCTOBER 1, 2018
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Scarlet's Smile Playground LORENE MCVEY 2018-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 01, 2018
Impact starts with our members —
people like you who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change —
across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Club Flexibility opens up so many new ways to increase membership, engagement and retention!
Take a look at what a Satellite Club is all about and the Membership Flexibility Overview
Rotary has many resources that are in the Membership Resource Guide that I've put together for you
You might also enjoy this video from the Fargo, North Dakota Club "What is Rotary"!
Like Rotary clubs, Rotaract and Interact clubs give their members the chance to make friends, develop leadership skills, and create positive change.
Learn more about Rotaract and Interact clubs.
Rhonda's Membership Minute Rhonda Panczyk 2018-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into , such as and . Foundation empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong , a stellar , and a unique mean that we make the very most of your contribution. and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

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Posted on Oct 31, 2018
Buy a shirt or hoodie and feed a family! We're getting ready for the holidays and are raising money to deliver fully cooked Thanksgiving meals to deserving families in the Oakland County area! Last year we delivered Thanksgiving meals to just over 130 families. This year, with Birmingham, Troy, West Bloomfield, and Sterling Heights clubs involved, we hope to more than double that number! In order to accomplish this great task, we need your help! You can buy a shirt, zip-up hoodie, or just donate to this great service project!

Thank you for anything you can give!

Buy Gear - Feed a Family Birmingham, Troy, West Bloomfield, and Sterling Heights 2018-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Horse's Haven
On Saturday, September 22, many Livingston Sunrise Rotary members participated in the annual Horses Haven work day. It was truly a perfect day to be outside painting and beautifying the grounds of the 22-acre rescue. Horse's Haven cares for horses, ponies, donkeys and any other large animal in need and, when appropriate, find them new homes in a caring humane environment so that they never have to suffer inhumane treatment again. The Rotary message of “service above self” was continued by the volunteers that attended.

World Medical Relief

On Saturday, August 18, Livingston Sunrise members Don Nicholson, Jamie Nicholson, Mark Jaffray, Nelson Edwards, Mark Robinson and Pam House participated in the World Medical Relief workday in Southfield, Michigan.

Events and Photos Click Read More
Livingston Sunrise Rotary LINDA CAREY 2018-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 28, 2018
Masquerade Ball
On October 28, our Rotarians will be helping out with the annual dance project Masquerade Ball. The Dance Project was founded in order to help schools create a safe, fun and positive environment at their dances. The Masquerade Ball is a semiformal dance for students, 7th -12th grade featuring swing dance instruction and DJ. Dress up for the dance, wearing modest and conservative costumes and/or your favorite mask of the season. Special, theme-related attractions and activities will make for an extra fun event. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Event Webpage:
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In his absence, Bill Ebinger has entrusted the Rotary Gateway Park in Rochester, Michigan cleanup clipboard to me! The fall park cleanup day is Saturday, October 27 at 9 a.m. It takes only about an hour to make the park look spiffy and prepare it for winter. The more the merrier, so if you have an hour to spare, please join Bill and his crew; and if you have one, bring a leaf rake with you. Please feel free to email me ( and I will add your name to the list. -Submitted by Johanna Allen
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Rochester Rotary Johanna Allen 2018-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
Vic Fleming From Rotarian Magazine Keynote Speaker, At Ann Arbor North, On Oct. 25th. Eric Tindall 2018-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
It's Party Time! MARY SLOAN 2018-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
Its Party Time! Mary Sloan 2018-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
Pizza For Polio Chatham 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Farmington Rotary Showing "Breathe" 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Pints for Polio 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
The Shot Heard Round the World 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
October 24 is “WORLD POLIO DAY”
Submitted by
• PDG Keith Koke, District 6380 Polio Co Chair – or 519-352-7436
• Ginger Barrons, District 6380 Polio Co Chair – or 248-348-5244
In the August Rotary International Polio Newsletter Rotary announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.
Here some other highlights:
World Polio Day Ginger Barrons 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2018
Submitted by Rosemarie Rowney, President-Elect
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor hit the trifecta while organizing ways to commemorate World Polio Day this year. Three exceptional events are planned for World Polio Day October 24, 2018.
·    SPEAKER: PDG Elizabeth “Liz” Smith Yeats is presenting a polio update at the club's noon luncheon meeting on October 24 at Webers Inn in Ann Arbor, the club's temporary home while the Michigan Union is under renovation. Liz is known for challenging Rotarians to learn something new about polio that we didn't know already know.
·    FRIEND RAISING: Community leaders from government, industry and business are receiving personal invitations to come as guests to the luncheon meeting. Local governments are proclaiming World Polio Day in Washtenaw County and Ann Arbor.
Click on "Read More": for Photos and Purple Pinkie  Projects
Polio and STRIVE Rosemarie Rowney 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day Planning Guide 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Pizza for Polio 2018-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
For all of you former Interactors and Rotaractors, this might be of great interest to you.  I know you might be reluctant to bring this up to your boss, but consider the value to both of you.  You can learn more about your job skills and develop an international relationship at the same time.  Just take a little time and review the information in the link above.  You may surprise yourself and your employer.  Treat it with confidence and sincerity with service in mind.

New Generations Service Exchange Lynn Morgan 2018-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Here's an original idea!
Wallaceburg comes up with a simple, thoughtful twist on little free libraries.
Question: " When's the last time you did something for the first time?"
A small club with a great heart! susie Londry 2018-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
2018 Detroit Muscle Walk 2018-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Submitted by James Wickman

Please join us for our 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 13. This event will take place during the Founders Day celebration, hosted by the Hartland Historical Society. Proceeds will benefit the Florence B. Dearing Museum (for its 60th birthday!) and Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative. For more information, go to:
Click on "Read More" for New Members, "Rotarian of the Year"
5K Walk Run JAMES WICKMAN 2018-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
Dine & Donate!
October 10th
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Birmingham Rotary Club
Take your friends and family out for a great meal at The Rusty Bucket in Bloomfield Hills on October 10th!
15% of the sales that night will be donated
towards Team Turkey 2018.
Please share this flyer with everyone you know and let's feed 300 families this Thanksgiving!
Click on :Read More" for a Valuable Coupon!
Dine To Donate! At Rusty Bucket For Team Turkey, On October 10, 2018. Eric Tindall 2018-10-10 04:00:00Z 0
On Sunday, October 7 I'll join over 700 bicyclists to ride in Howell Rotary Club's 11th Annual Tour de Livingston!
100% of the money raised goes to Livingston County United Way.
Last year, Howell Rotary Club presented a check to United Way for over $40,000 with the proceeds from the Tour de Livingston!
Please join me by being part of my effort in this fantastic fundraiser for Livingston County's most needy.
If you'd like to donate online please use the link below that Howell Rotary Club has set up to donate in support of my effort:
I can also accept donations of cash or checks made out to Howell Rotary Club Tour de Livingston.

I deeply appreciate any help you can give!

George Moses

Tour de Livingston George Moses 2018-10-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Tindall
Join the Rotary Club of Chatham for the 79th Annual Banquet with guest speaker Dave Rozema.
Rozema was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mr. Rozema is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1977 through 1986 for the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers. In October 2006, Sports Illustrated selected Rosema as one of the "10 Greatest Characters in Detroit Tigers History". Come to the Rotary Annual Banquet to find out why!
October 5th, 2018 at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre
Tickets are $60 and include a $17 Tax Receipt.
Purchase tickets from area Rotarians or call 519.354.2940 x241 or pop into Forsyth Travel and talk to Brett at 35 Thames Street, Chatham.
Rotary Club of Chatham 79th Annual Banquet: Keynote Speaker Dave Rozema. Eric Tindall 2018-10-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 04, 2018
50 Years of Doing Good!
On October 4, 2018, at Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon, Rotary District 6380 Assistant Governor Collyer Smith, stepped in for Immediate Past District Governor Barry Fraser to present Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North a plaque for the Club's 50th Anniversary.
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's 50th Anniversary! Eric Tindall 2018-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
Submitted by Mary Avrakotos, International Humanitarian Projects Committee
The Ann Arbor Rotary Club is raising support now for a second high impact Global Grant and is asking for support from clubs in the district.
A visionary chief, Charles Caulker, has developed a clear path for changing lives. He started the Center for Community Transformation and Empowerment (CCET) to help him realize his dream to educate children and move his people from subsistence to self reliance. With the Ann Arbor Rotary Club serving as the project lead; Freetown Rotary Club as the international host; participation from Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor North, Dexter, Cincinnati and Wilmington, N.C. clubs; and Sherbro Foundation as a cooperating partner, great strides have been made.
•    Two “Education” Orchards have been planted to support education
•    Women have been given bags of peanut seed to plant as a way to support their families
•    Children's births have been recorded giving them access to government services
•    And forest reserves are being created to mitigate the impact of climate change
Now, with a second Global Grant (GG1980574), we plan to solidify the strides that have been made:
•    Plant a third “Education” Orchard and maintain the existing orchards
•    Hire an experienced Agriculture Manager to guide the program and market crops
•    Dig two wells with pumps and storage tanks; and build a storehouse and a concrete drying floor
•    Expand the peanut-peanut-growing project to more eager women and help them increase their income
•    Plant and manage a fourth “Hospital” Orchard working in collaboration with the Wilmington NC Rotary Club
I would be happy to visit your club together with Cheryl Farmer, treasurer for Sherbro Foundation and also the incoming president for the Ypsilanti Rotary Club. Just call or email me 315-806-0689, or Cheryl at 734-481-1804 We have a slide presentation about the project that we would be pleased to present to your members.
You can also simply make a pledge for club support or send a contribution to:
Ann Arbor Rotary Foundation
P.O. Box 131217
Ann Arbor, MI 48113-1217
Include “Sierra Leone Global Grant” in the memo line.
Club and individual support is matched at 50 percent by Rotary International.
Paramount Chief Charles Caulker, a man with a vision
Nursery where seedlings are grown for “Education” orchards

Education, the heart of our project
Women receiving peanuts to plant and rice to feed their families
Global Grant Initiative Mary Avrakotos 2018-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 02, 2018
Our member LuAnn Loy shared two videos of he daughter Abby.  She is an amazing young lady with amazing parents.
Please take a few minutes to look at these videos.
They touched my heart and I'm sure they will do the same for you.
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Submitted by Mary Avrakotos, International Humanitarian Projects Committee

 The Ann Arbor Rotary Club is raising support now for a second high impact Global Grant and is asking for support from Clubs in the District.

Ann Arbor Rotary Club Global Grant Initiative 2018-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
October is Economic and Community Development Month
Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day.  We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and develop opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old.  We also help strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women in impoverished communities.  Check out “Growing Local Economies”
“Growing Rotary’s Economies” are nurtured with more people to help spawn new projects and fundraising ideas.  The words Action and Thrive are synonymous with the need for more people to connect to a Rotary Service experience.  Attracting new members and keeping existing ones requires getting your ASK in GEAR.  If you never ask what they want, how are you going to give it to them?

Instead of “Selling Rotary” we might consider ASKing people to come along on a service project.  We might ASK someone, “what does service look like to you?”.  How about ASKing a member about their passion which might serve as a project idea.
Have you ever heard “I don’t like… (fill in the blank).  If we don’t like something about other people, maybe we should look for what we can like about them.  Are they active in their community, do they like to volunteer, are they upbeat and positive?  Those traits are inner traits, not how we look, how we associate with others or any number of external “looks”.
Let’s try CHANGE and see what HAPPENS!
C – Courage to Take Action
H –Hearing Others Wisdom
A – Attitude is Everything
N – New Ideas are Worth Trying
G – Get Your ASK in Gear
E – Explore the Possibilities
World Polio Day is October 24.  Whether it’s Pennies for Polio, Pizza for Polio or Tailgating for Polio, we are in the red zone with the goal in sight.  We cannot stop now.  Register and promote your event on   If you have not planned one yet, visit for ideas.
There is a CELEBRATION going on in District 6380 on November 3rd.   A Celebration for the Foundation’s Past Year of Doing Good in the World.  Come join the Party at the Eagle Crest Marriott in Ypsilanti from 6:00PM to 10:00PM. Register on the District Website
Governor Jane's Message October, 2018 2018-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Opportunity for Applying for Global Grants 2018-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Latrine Implementation Workshop 2018-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
What was life like in Saline - 1800's? Michael McManus 2018-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
West Bloomfield - OMNI Fundraiser 2018-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 26, 2018
Rotarians and friends are cordially invited to join us for Happy Hour!
Where: Yates Cider Mill
When: Wednesday Sept 26th 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
  1990 E Avon Rd,
  Rochester Hills, MI 48307
  Phone: 248-651-8300
To order donuts or cider ahead, send email to:  and provide the following information:
1.Do-nut Type: Plain, Cinnamon Sugar
2.Number of Doz of each type ($7.40/doz)
3.Number of gallons of cider ($9.10/gal)
Please make checks payable to Roma Murthy.
Note: If we order ahead, discount will be applied, and you'll have no waiting in line.
Bring the Kids, Dogs*, Neighbors, Friends!
*Dogs must be on leash
Happy Hour For Rotarians At Yates Cider Mill Eric Tindall 2018-09-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Col Smith
I wanted to take the time to share with you two examples on how we make an impact in the community we serve. Both Jasmine Steele and Robert Thomas Marshall have benefited tremendously from our STRIVE (Students Taking Renewed Interest in the Value of Education) scholarships at Washtenaw Community College.  As you may know, our STRIVE Committee enhances the quality of life for the Stone School STRIVE (Students Taking Renewed Interest in the Value of Education) scholars, their children, and their families by:
A word from Joyce Hunter about STRIVE Col Smith 2018-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
The Mount Clemens Rotary Club supported a scholarship fundraising golf outing held annually in honor of the late former club resident Dick Pierson. The rain stopped long enough for a team including Bob Cannon, Brian Girard and Scott Chabot to win and have their names engraved on the circulating trophy. The weather cooperated beautifully however for a recent board meeting on the waterfront. The club is fortunate to have access to lovely Lake St. Clair and other waterways. Several service clubs participated in the downtown Mount Clemens annual soapbox derby and grand prix. The Rotary club sponsored a car and helped the Mount Clemens Lions Club with its event that raises awareness and money for causes in the greater Mount Clemens area.
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Mount Clemens Rotary Linda May 2018-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2018
Troy rotary is sponsoring a PUBLIC event where we have an absolutely incredible speaker. Shawn T. Blanchard is a dynamic leader, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and renowned speaker. Recognized by Forbes Magazine as The Mentorship Specialist, Shawn delivers captivating talks across the country, engaging audiences with his expertise as a millennial thought leader. In 2017 he toured 42-stops across the country on the “How ‘Bout That” National Book tour with his best-selling book, “How ‘Bout That for a Crack Baby: Keys to Mentorship and Success.” His topics consist of leadership, overcoming obstacles, and success conversations. 
Details below. Lunch will be served and due to the notoriety of our speaker and venue, we will fill the room. Sign up today! Website link for sign up is attached below. 
Who: Shawn T. Blanchard 
What: A public event sponsored by Troy Rotary! 
When: September 12, 2018 11:30am
Where: Detroit Athletic Club (Parking is Included in the ticket)
Shawn Blanchaard
Shawn Blanchard Live at the Detroit Athletic Club September 12 Eric Tindall 2018-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 10, 2018

The Ridgetown Rotary Club's first fall meeting took place on September 10. To honour Hugh McVittie for his 56 years of service to Ridgetown Rotary and the community at large, almost 40 gathered in the Anglican Church Hall for this special meeting. Kay McVittie plus members of the McVittie family, Rotarians and their wives and members of the Ridgetown Horticultural Society all came to honour Hugh. Harry Wyma, President of the Horticultural Society, spoke of Hugh's some 40 years involvement, quietly contributing to the continual beautification of Ridgetown. Don “Sparky” Leonard, incoming district governor for Rotary D6380, spoke of the many achievements of Hugh and the Club over his career in Rotary.
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Ridgetown Rotary PAUL BROWN 2018-09-10 04:00:00Z 0
Fowlerville Rotary 68th Annual Dawn Patrol Breakfast. Eric Tindall 2018-09-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 08, 2018

Event: One Rotary Summit

Date and Time: September 8 , 2018 / 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Fee: $15.00, includes club tools, light continental breakfast, and beverage service throughout the day.

Location: Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Details: This is your opportunity to learn why and how Rotary is changing lives in our community and around the world. Participate in focused discussions about the great opportunities and benefits of being a Rotarian.


Registration: Click Here or go to


One Rotary Summit participants will explore the synergy between membership, public image, and humanitarian service.

As a participant you will ...

  1. Be prepared to answer the question, “Why Rotary?” 
  2. Be inspired to build membership, enhance public image, and do humanitarian service through The Rotary Foundation
  3. Understand the value of being a Rotarian   
  4. Be inspired to be a part of Rotary’s Public Image campaign, People of Action
  5. Be the Inspiration, living out Rotary’s theme for 2018-19
  6. Take home a One Rotary Toolkit for use in your club
One Rotary Summit: September 8, 2018 Eric Tindall 2018-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
District Grant Application Michael McManus 2018-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
September is a time when most students are heading back to school to further their knowledge and education.  In the Rotary World, September is Literacy Month. 
September 8th was proclaimed as International Literacy Day by the UNESCO’s General Conference in 1966.  Since then literacy celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights and to work towards a more literate and sustainable society.
Literacy ‘skills’ broadly includes knowledge and competencies required for employment, careers and livelihoods, particularly technical and vocational skills, along with transferable skills and digital skills.  Focusing on youth and adults within the lifelong learning framework, the effective links between literacy and skills can be explored.
Thoughts on Literacy Michael McManus 2018-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 15, 2018
Recent Rotary Club of Sterling Heights meeting speakers and major event
Bicycle Safety Helmet program in conjunction with the Sterling Heights Police Department. The Rotary club custom-fitted and distributed bike helmets to over 300 children at no charge. The event was held in conjunction with the community's annual “National Night Out” in August.
One recent speaker at a regular club meeting was Congressman Paul Mitchell, in town from Washington, D.C. Troy Rotary President Renee Pothetes also attended that Sterling Heights Rotary meeting as a guest of Sterling Heights Rotary president Todd McKay on September 20. Another recent speaker was a local author.
Submitted by Martin Brown
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Sterling Heights Rotary Martin Brown 2018-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
The 6380 District Governor’s “Tour”, has begun for Mike and I.  The end of July marks 3 President’s nights, 7 club visits, a sector meeting and an online meeting with newest club, the Motorcycling Rotarians. We have reconnected with many Rotary friends and made new friends along the way. I am heartened by all of what you are doing for the world and your communities. 
August is Membership month.  What does that mean to us?  It could be time to look at our clubs and decide if we are content with the way things are, or do we need to work at growth and retention of our members.
We've been in the IT consulting business for over 30 years and have "reinvented" our company many times.  Comfortable, not always, Beneficial, almost always.  Have the new ideas to serve our customers worked?  More did than not, some not so much and some of the changes weren't comfortable. 
So what's this have to do with your club?  Well, pretty much everything.  New members will have different ideas on how they fit into Your Rotary Club.  How can we attract, mentor, engage and retain our members?  Get your ASK in gear and find out what they expect out of Rotary. Work with them to open the path for a rewarding and engaging service and fellowship experience.
Recently I heard the term "cultural humility".  To me, this means I can learn from people who have had experiences and lives that are different from my own.  Could this be the essence of “Service above Self"?
Let’s be willing to look at new ways of attracting people to Rotary and particularly your own club.   It’s the best deal out there!
Presidents Barry Rassin’s take on all this (video)         
Look at 15 ways to attract and retain members (article)
One Rotary Summit will be held this September 8th.   Interactive, facilitated and fun training will be on the menu.  Please look under the upcoming events on your district website
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. 
Thanks for all you do and will do for the world, your community and yourself to create lasting change.  Together, we can and will Inspire the World.
See you soon!
Thoughts About Membership Michael McManus 2018-08-01 04:00:00Z 0