District Governor Message

Congratulations Collyer Smith

I am pleased to announce the Nomination Committee has selected Collyer Smith to serve as our District Governor for 2023-2024. Collyer has an impressive Rotary resume having served as President of the Ann Arbor Rotary Club, an Assistant Governor, and is leading a district-wide initiative to end the stigma of mental health. In addition, Collyer serves on the Board of the Family Learning Center where he helps second through fifth graders get to grade-level reading.
The Nominating Committee also appointed PDG Gail Scott as Vice Governor for the remaining Rotary year after the untimely passing of PGD Judy Garver. PDG Sparky Leonard was appointed to serve as the Vice Governor for 2021-2022. 
I thank the District Nominating Committee for their work and dedication to ensuring the integrity of the nomination process. The Nominating Committee was chaired by PDG Sparky Leonard and committee members included PDG Gail Scott, Renee Flore, David French, Chris Winans, Jamie Guise, Paul Schissler, and alternate Edward Duering.
I extend my personal congratulations to Collyer and welcome him to the Governors' Team, and I wish all members the very best for this holiday season. 
Karen Marie Gabrys
District Governor 2020 - 2021
Rotary International District 6380
SE Michigan, USA and SW Ontario, Canada
District News - December 2020
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
Ososa Global Grant Cheques Distribution To Beneficiaries
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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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District News - November 2020
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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