Governor Jane's Message
Why a Foundation Celebration?
Every Year, Rotary International requires a Foundation Event to acknowledge clubs and individuals who contribute in meaningful ways to support The Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Foundation is the means by which we are able to create projects that change the world!  As I like to say, "the WHY" of what we do is so much more the Inspiration, than the "what" of what we do.
Why do we contribute?  We help to to provide clean water and sanitation so mothers and children are healthier through disease prevention (End Polio Now) and treatment.  Children are much more likely to participate in education, which helps build economies that are all precursors to peace.
I invite you to enjoy a fun evening to socialize with other Rotarians and find out their "whys" for supporting the Foundation and to cheer on people and clubs that have stepped up and done more than the "usual".
Rotarians are ordinary people who unite to create extraordinary results!

6 PM TO 10 PM


CELEBRATE ROTARY (Click for Video)


Our Special Guest will be Therese McFarland, recently returned from the Rotary Peace Program in Thailand.  She is the director of development and communications for Daughters of Charity International Project Services, an arm of the international Company headquartered in Paris, France. Working to grow the US international development and services office since 2006, the team facilitates resources and partnerships to sustain diverse health, education and social service programs at the grassroots level in 65 resource-poor countries.
Benefit for Scarlet's Playground
Lakes Area Rotary
Beer and Wine Tasting
Benefiting Scarlet's Smile Playground
November 2, 2018 at Farmer John's Greenhouse 6:30-9:00PM
The playground is under construction!
Don;t miss this chance to have an evening of fun!
Mad Hatter Masquerade and Dinner Party
For Registration Form Click Here
3600 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor MI 48105 (Map)
Date & Time: November 3, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Contact Peggy Windsor, with any questions.
Interact Day
Interact Day 2018 - District 6380
November 3rd, 2018 - 8:30-1:30pm
Stoney Creek High School Interact Club is excited to host Interact Day this year!
Location: Stoney Creek High School
6755 Sheldon Rd  - Rochester Hills, MI 48306
Pool/Athletic Entrance
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.
The Duane Zemper Legacy Monument
The Duane Zemper Legacy Monument Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony
Sunday, November 4 in Howell, Michigan
Howell, MI – A larger-than-life bronze sculpture of Duane Zemper will be unveiled Sunday, November 4, 1 PM at the Howell Carnegie District Library, 314 W. Grand River Avenue in Downtown Howell.
Commemorating the accomplishments and contributions of the local hero and icon Duane Zemper, the day’s festivities are the culmination of two and a half years of vision and community involvement spearheaded by a collaboration of Howell Rotary, Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and the Howell Carnegie District Library.
Jennifer Jones at Troy Rotary
November 7th, 2018
We are asking everyone to pre-register for this event:
Play for Peace - Rochester Rotary
Soccer, Fashion, Peace
ROTARY and BURBERRY partner to change communities one young person at a time.
Saturday, November 17th from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Rochester Rotary will be hosting a charity event at BURBERRY Somerset Collection in Troy Michigan ~ Saturday, November 17th from 6:30PM-8:30PM, to benefit PLAY FOR PEACE, our club’s joint international project in Nigeria Africa.
A percentage of the proceeds will be donated directly to our project. It’s the perfect time to start your holiday shopping and let your giving give twice!
PLAY FOR PEACE: This project aims to use street soccer the most popular sport in Nigeria as a vehicle to reach out to young people in conflict.
Waterford Rotary Fundraiser
Great Food, Great Fun & a Great Cause
Thursday November 29.2018
Come on in to The Lodge Grill & Bar
in Keego Harbor - 2812 Orchard Lake Road
For Lunch, Dinner or a Late Night snack
20% of all purchases with this certificate will be donated to Waterford Rotary's projects
Young Innovator Award - Rotary UN Day
Our daughter Christina will be one of 6 Young Innovators from around the globe to receive the young innovator award at this years Rotary at UN day in Nairobi, Kenya.
Her husband Hyder, infant son Harris and my husband and I are off to Nairobi for this special even on November 10. Christina with her husband  were awarded the “Top 40 under 40 “ award from the city of Calgary.
Christina started her journey with rotary District  6380 (Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise) as a 16 year old going on a rotary exchange to Erfurt Germany 2006/07.  
She is a poster child for how Rotary can change lives.
-Annette  and Don Marchand
World Polio Day Wrap-up
After 30 years of bold action, historic achievements, and sometimes discouraging setbacks, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have nearly brought polio to an end. 
This groundbreaking public-private partnership and its innovative strategies were celebrated Wednesday during Rotary’s 6th annual World Polio Day event, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Hundreds of people attended in person, including representatives of all five GPEI partners, and thousands more worldwide watched it live online. Cable news journalists Ashleigh Banfield, host of HLN’s “Crime and Justice,” and Alex Witt, host of “MSNBC’s “Weekends Live With Alex Witt,” moderated the event. 
Club Activities
ESRAG Recognition


Last year in 2017/18 we promoted a District wide Chalange from RI President Ian Riseley. “Every Rotarian Plant (or plan to plant) a Tree By Earth Day, 22 April 2018”.  Across the District 6380 a large percentage of our Clubs did just that with the total number adding up to over 3350 trees – over 2 trees per member on average!
Thank You - Barry Fraser, IPDG 6380
Ann Arbor Rotary Happenings
I went to the RCAA today to listen to Liz Smith talk about Polio Eradication. Also got to see the club receive awards from the City of Ann Arbor (proclaimed it Polio Day in Ann Arbor), and Washtenaw County.  PE Rosemarie Rowney, Polio Plus chairman, tells about the results in the email below.   - Anne Nauts (Sector 12 AG)
Rotary Playground (Gallup Park on the Huron)
After Governor Jane's visit on October 17, Greg, Rosemarie Rowney and Governor Jane took a tour of the playground.
Brighton Rotary & Bountiful Harvest
The Brighton Rotary Club and Foundation has donated $55,000 to the cause,
An additional match of up to $20,000 has been pledged by the Brighton Rotary Foundation. Lindhout Associates, BD Donovan Builders, Inc. and Contracting Resources (Brighton Rotarians) are covering Architectural, Building and Project Management services. Many other community Contracting and Consulting firms have committed to covering and assisting with the work.  
Brighton High School Interact Club
The BHS Interact Club held a fundraiser on World Polio Day by selling cookies and “Puppy Chow” made by members during lunch periods. “Puppy Chow”? No it isn’t actual dog food, but rather a Chex mix and melted chocolate concoction the Bulldog students love to munch on. Through their efforts, the club raised $124 to be donated to help End Polio now. With the match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of $248, the total contribution of $372,  which will provided 372 more Vaccine Carriers in the fight to end Polio around the world. Way to go Brighton High School Interact Club, making a difference and being the inspiration.
Chatham Rotary Celebration
The Rotary Club of Chatham celebrated its 79th Annual Banquet on October 5th. This year’s guest speaker was Dave Rozema. A crowd off over 320 guests joined together to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in honour of “Rosey” a former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. We were definitely fortunate to have such an entertaining and lively speaker.
Our club welcomed Nicola Blazoska our international exchange student from Poland.
Clawson's Annual Fall Fest
Nestled in the center of the city, this large and well cared for community landmark is the scene for the City’s Annual Fall Fest.  Clawson Rotary Club joined in the fun by holding a good, old-fashioned country corn roast.  This is not a fundraiser for the Club but a community/public relations event and a perfect opportunity to spread the word about Rotary and the benefits of membership.
Dexter Rotary
Local Action, Global Results - Rotary’s Effort Is Ending Polio
For those of us in Dexter, we can throw our support into eliminating polio by ordering a pizza from Jet’s Pizza in Dexter (or Saline) on Oct 24. A portion of the profits from that day will be designated for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
To Learn more about Rotary Club of Dexter visit: and
Motorcycling Rotarians
The Motorcycling Rotarians Club Completes Its First International Service Project.  We raised the funds to refurbish a 4 wheel drive pickup truck and provide it to Mateo Nicolás, the nurse practitioner that runs the Casa Colibrí clinic in remote Guatemala.  Imagine having to travel weekly commute by foot for 3 or 4 hours through treacherous mountain jungles to be at work by Monday noon and then returning home Friday Noon enduring the same risks.
Mount Clemens Rotary RYLA
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, or RYLA
Madison Atwell, 16, attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, or RYLA, program sponsored by the Mount Clemens Rotary Club.  It was there she learned about Rotary's high school Interact clubs and she and her best friend Lauren Greshak decided to start one at their school, the International Academy of Macomb High School. The juniors, both 16, became co-presidents of the IAM Interact Club.  "When I went to RYLA I heard about Interact and thought it was a pretty cool way to get young people involved in making the community and the world a better place so I thought we would try it and see how it goes," Madison said.
Wine Tasting Social Event
The Mount Clemens Rotary Club recently held a wine tasting social event at the Anton Art Center in downtown Mount Clemens. Organizer Gloria Murray said there were about 50 people in attendance who were friends and acquaintances of Rotarians,
Solicitation for Nominations
In 2018, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor created an award to be given annually to the person in the area that met the criteria outlined below, in celebration of the exceptional humanitarian service provided by Ann Arbor Rotarian Robert S. Northrup.
The recipient of the award will be an individual who will be a resident of the greater
Ann Arbor or southeast Michigan communities. He/she may or may not be a member of the Rotary. In exceptional cases, the award might be presented to an individual not living in these communities for the recognition of the individual for outstanding humanitarian work.
This information should be provided by December 8, 2018, as an email with the word “Northrup” in the subject, to:
Troy Rotary Happenings
Team Turkey 2018 - we need you!  
Around 2011, Troy Rotary members, Mark Bucchi and Bob Waldron, began this program to reach into the Troy area for families who were deserving of a Thanksgiving turkey dinner.  In the following 5 years, the program grew to about 20-25 families.  In 2016, in addition to Troy Rotary’s usual sources for families, they reached out to some Oakland County agencies and raised the total number of to 30 families. 
To Troy Rotary Club,
Thanks for your generous donation to Free Bikes 4 Kidz Detroit! I am happy to report we had a successful launch last Saturday collecting over 700 bikes.
Free Bikes 4 Kidz-Detroit
A very successful World Polio Day event hosted at Woodward Avenue Brewery in Ferndale.  
The Rotary Clubs of Troy, Sterling Heights and Birmingham joined together to host this community awareness events that also involved the Ferndale, Southfield, Clawson, Royal Oak and ......clubs
March 21, 2019
Troy Rotary's NEW Celebrity Dinner fundraising event!
I'm happy to announce that Bala Murthy will be Charing our new event and Lynda Ludy will be Co-Chairing.
Mark your calendars now and save the date
Rotary Ideas
District Membership Minute
Club Flexibility opens up 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
You might also enjoy this video from the Fargo, North Dakota Club "What is Rotary"!
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.
New Generations Service Exchange
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.
Five Values that Attract Young Professionals
Michael Walstrom, of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Downtown, Florida, USA, was 38 when he was asked to create a program for young professionals in his district. Walstrom knew why he was in Rotary, but he needed to know if others’ reasons were similar to his. So he did a survey. Learn what he discovered. 
District and Global Grant Area
Ann Arbor North Project Dignity
Project Dignity awards in-home toilets to the neediest rural women and families of landless laborers for a better, healthier life, through sustainable vocational training.  By ending open defecation and segregating human waste from water-centric ecosystems, it teaches hygiene and safe sanitation practices. Better health enables higher literacy levels, leading to improved living standards and economic prosperity.
Ann Arbor Sierra Leone Project
Mary Avrakotos from the Ann Arbor Rotary Club and Cheryl Farmer from the Ypsilanti Rotary Club have teamed together to help raise money for a Global Grant (Click for Summary). They would like to visit Rotary Clubs in the District to provide a slide presentation about the project, answer questions and seek Club support. Together this District can make a difference in an area of extreme poverty. Call or email Mary Avrakotos to schedule a date for us to visit your Club (315) 806-0689 or
Troy Rotary Needs Your Help
Troy Rotary (working with A Vision for Clean Water) is planning a Latrine Implementation Workshop followed by a Think Tank Discussion to promote long term successful water and sanitation projects. The dates are April 26-29, 2019 at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, MI.  

1. We need help finding those interested in helping developing countries. Can you help pass the word?  We are looking for missionaries, Rotarians, students, Engineers Without Borders and volunteers. This grant has helped us to reduce the participation costs for those qualified. Perhaps someone in your club would like to know more about organizing and managing water and sanitation projects.

2. We need homes to host those coming from further away and/or rides to/from the airport. Last year we had visitors from Ethiopia and Sudan. We already have visa requests from Kenya and Nepal. Visitors need a place to stay before or after the workshop, dinner, perhaps a day to see our area and a ride back to the airport.
For more information, see or contact Troy Rotarian Eileen Heasley

Ann Arbor Rotary Club


 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.

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.