Governor Jane's Message
One of the ones who keep on the same path?  Or one who has the courage to look in the other direction and seek new paths?    Click on the link above to read why R.I. President Barry Rassin has inspired me to look for new ways.  After 50 Rotary Club visits, I am in awe with all the impact District 6380 has in our local communities and around the globe.  Clubs are partnering on projects to leverage their talents and skills.  You are truly making a difference in people’s lives and creating a better world.  Thank you for all you do for Rotary and being the Inspiration to keep on Servicing.  I want to say a special thanks to all of you who supported and planned The Foundation Celebration.  A job well done by the committee:  Karen Gabrys, Jay Eastman, Joe Bauman, Brandon Marsh, Kellee Miller and Mike McManus. As this Holiday Season approaches, I think about family and friends.  Mike and I are blessed beyond words with the connections and friendships in our Rotary family.
6380's District Governor (2021-2022) Nominee Designate
Brenda K Tipton
Brenda is full of energy and enthusiasm with a great heart for service. Best known for her "Woo-Woo" call to action, in 2017-2018, she (President) and her team added 22 new members to the Livingston Sunrise Club! I selected her to be my Assistant Governor for Sector 9 (Farmington, Lakes Area, Milford, Novi, Lyon Area and West Bloomfield clubs) for 2018-2019. As a hard worker, goal setter, communicator and connector, we are impressed with her performance.
Brenda will serve as Membership Chair for our District in 2019-2020 with Don "Sparky" Leonard as District Governor.She will follow Karen Gabrys, our District Governor for (2020-2021).
Please send welcomes and congratulations to Brenda!  (

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

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 Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care. We believe good health care is everyone’s right.
Club Activities and Projects
World Medical Relief Workday - Dec 1,  2018
Saturday, Dec 1.- 9:00 am to Noon
21725 Melrose Ave. Southfield, MI 48075
In August, some of the Livingston Sunrise members participated in the World Medical Relief workday in Southfield, Michigan. Our members were joined in this labor of love by members from Clarkston Rotary, Hartland Rotary, Motorcycling Rotarians, Chatham Rotary, Blenheim Rotary, and Southfield Rotary; a truly district wide activity. World Medical Relief workday is planned again for Saturday, Dec 1. It will be from 9:00 am to Noon. Address 21725 Melrose Ave. Southfield, MI 48075 Please contact Nelson Edwards at 517-518-4505 for more information, or to sign up. World Medical is a non-profit group that collects unused medical equipment and supplies from local hospitals and medical facilities. Items are then sorted, packaged and shipped to those in need around the world. We took part in these sorting and packaging efforts in a truly “hands-on” work experience.
For more information, check out their website:
Bell Ringing for Salvation Army
December 1st - Livingston Sunrise Rotary is going to be at the Kroger in Howell ringing the bells for the Salvation Army. Stop by and say hello.
December 8th - Brighton and Sunset Clubs will be at the Brighton Kroger from 9 am to 9 pm ringing the bells for the Salvation Army.  All proceeds will be matched by the club.
Cupcake Wars
Giving Tuesday evening was our big FUNdraising event to raise money to buy items for our Annual Aid In Milan Christmas Basket program, which provides much-needed items to our friends, family, and neighbors in need this holiday season. Our Social Hour was at the American Legion Post.  We tasted  and judged some world-class cupcakes from some very generous bakers competing in this year's Cupcake Wars. Tasting/Judging tickets were only $ 10, with all proceeds going to the Christmas Basket program.
Team Turkey 2018
November 22 was for the humans!  Spent the morning helping to deliver 250 Thanksgiving meals to deserving families in our community. So thankful to a part of this great service project, #teamturkey. Fantastic job done by the Rotary Clubs of Troy, Birmingham, Sterling Heights and West Bloomfield including helpers from many other clubs in 6380! Also a huge thank you to Kroger of Michigan for making this possible!
For the 11th year, Brighton Rotary
and the Sunset Rotary Club (yr 2) members and family joined forces to deliver Thanksgiving Dinners with all the "Fixins" to 102 Livingston County families in need, this past Wednesday..  Each family received a Turkey, Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberries, Potatoes, Rolls, Corn, Green bean casserole supplies and of course, Pumpkin Pie complete with Cool Whip 😊 
Mt. Clemens - New Interact Club!
The club recently established the Academy of Macomb High School Interact Club. In the photo, club members hold up an article about the club that appeared in The Macomb Daily newspaper. 
The Santa Parade in downtown Mount Clemens on Thanksgiving weekend featured the Interact students with Rotarians Nancy Dedenbach, Chuck Dib and Valerie Miller. Interact students helped build the float at the warehouse of former club member Steve Ternullo.
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Bloomfield Hills Rotarians
and more than 25 high school students and guests gathered to package and deliver nearly 100 Thanksgiving boxes for Lighthouse of Oakland County on Saturday, November 17th.  We Packaged assembly line style, the club had assistance from its Interact Club of Bloomfield Hills High School, as well as students from the International Academy’s Key Club, parents, and a few Girl Scouts sprinkled in for good measure. The club fundraised via Facebook and Go Fund Me, its first attempt at online fundraising, which will not be its last. The work was fun and fast, thanks to all the enthusiastic support! Happy Thanksgiving!
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SARC Shares Its “Spark”
with Boys & Girls Club of Southfield
It's no secret that SARC (Southfield Area Rotary Club) has a special place in its heart for kids. During October, SARC Rotarians were joined by some of our friends from Fox Sports Network Detroit for a night of food and fun with the Southfield Boys & Girls Club. Fun was had by all as the group played board games and ping pong to help the kids unwind after a full day of school (after their homework was completed of course)! Special thanks to FSN Detroit and Happy's Pizza for making sure our young buddies were playing on a full stomach.  Fox Sports Detroit covered the cost of food and even sent one of their guys out to join our members in playing board games, ping pong and other fun activities. Happy’s Pizza in Southfield gave us a great deal on the pizza and threw in some extras like cookies, brownies, and drinks. Kids in the Boys & Girls Club ranged from middle to high school age.
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Bloomfield Hills Rotary Club
along with more than 20 area restaurants, hosted the Bloomfield Township police department, its staff and the entire township staff (more than 100 people) for an appreciation lunch on Thursday, December 15th. This is the 3rd annual Appreciation Luncheon hosted for the township police and office staff, where the Bloomfield Hills Rotary Club expressed its thanks for all that the township personnel do for the community. More than 23 area restaurants and stores donated food, drink and supplies for this special event, including Leo’s Coney Island, whose owner personally served Greek salad with chicken and its signature Coney dogs to all in attendance. Everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship.
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Clarkston Rotary
BY PHIL CUSTODIO - Clarkston News Editor and photo (click for full article)

Clarkston Rotarians and Bowman Chevrolet are keeping Lighthouse on the road, helping the local charity serve those most in need.  “After hearing Michelle Robinson and Susan Ebeling of Clarkston Lighthouse speak to our club, I decided to try to help them get a new van as their’s is really in bad shape,” said Rotary President Mary Sloan. .                                    

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6380's Foundation Celebration
Many thanks to the committee and Assistant Governors for organizing, promoting and bringing people there.  Brandon Marsh got things going with a crazy wave. Kellee Miller gave an “out of the park” talk on what Rotary means to her.  This her second year as a Rotarian (Southfield).  Our Keynote speaker, Threse McFarland had just returned from Thailand as a short term Peace Scholar funded by The Rotary Foundation.  She shared insights into the factors of peace and what Rotary is doing.
Mad Hatter Masquerade Fundraiser
A Wonderful Dinner Party Fundraiser
On Saturday, November 3, 2018 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North had a fun and entertaining fundraiser called the Mad Hatter Masquerade Dinner Party.
Rotary Satellite Club of Brighton Sunset
3rd Euchre Tournament Success for Hygiene Care Kits - Hearts, Diamonds, Spades and Clubs….20 tables were filled with 80 enthusiastic Euchre players to help support the Brighton Sunset Club’s Hygiene Care Kit Campaign. It was an evening filled with laughter, fun competition and a lot of prize winners. The event raised over $3000 to help fund an additional 120 Hygiene Care Kits for women, men and children in our community. If you are interested in sponsoring a care kit(s) ($25 per kit) , you can make an online donation until December 31, 2018.  "Read More" for our Great Sponsors and Photos of the project.
Livingston Sunrise - Masquerade Dance
On 10/27/18, members of the Livingston Sunrise Rotary were there to help out The Dance Project at their 10th Annual Masquerade Dance - a semi-formal dance. It was a great night that had over 125 students participate.
The Dance Project, a non-profit group with a mission of "changing the culture by promoting positive dancing" to area schools.
Reach out to schools to teach Yoga & Meditation basics to enhance Mindfulness & Wellness
Create communal harmony and promote peace
Create a community of Yoga & Meditation practitioners in each club
(Rotarians & families, Rotaract, Interact)
Connect Rotarians & families to share best practices in Mindfulness & Wellness
Train interested Rotarians & families in Yoga & Meditation.
Save the Date
Midnight in the Tropics - February 23, 2019
From 6:00 to 10:00 in Howell at Cleary University.  The Livingston Sunrise Rotary will be holding their annual Midnight in the Tropics fund raiser to benefit local charities that involve children. On September 21st club members took part in passionately speaking about the non-profits that they had nominated to be beneficiaries at our Midnight in the Tropics event. They spoke to their significant contributions to this community. The club had to pick three out of the 14 very deserving non-profits that were nominated. This year the beneficiaries are Reaching Higher, Midcourse Correction, and The Torch.
For more information, please go to the website
Troy Rotary
March 23, 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!
Mt. Clemens - Save the Date - May 17th 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

Howell Rotary's Event of the year - Tour de Livingston 
October 6, 2019
The Tour de Livingston ride provides an opportunity for our riders to enjoy outstanding fall colors during the peak color season in southeast Michigan. This fully supported ride includes hospitality tents, a full breakfast, snacks along the route, and a hearty meal prepared by the chef at Mt. Brighton. All proceeds from this event help to: bridge the gap for local hardworking families struggling to meet their most basic needs; prepare every child to be ready for success; and build a healthy community for all residents via the Livingston County United Way Basic Needs Programs.  Since its start in 2008, the Tour de Livingston has raised over $250,000 to address the community’s most critical needs!
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Rotary Ideas


Corporate Memberships

How do corporate memberships work?
Corporate membership is an alternative membership type aimed at engaging leaders of corporate and other large organizations within your community. Corporate membership enables a Rotary club to expand its network in the community and foster new partnerships that can be leveraged to tackle big challenges.  For a corporation, corporate membership gives the benefits of membership but allows them to send fellow employees on their behalf when they can’t make meetings or events, and is an opportunity to engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR) through Rotary.
Click "Read More" for examples of popular corporate membership models and other ideas.
A Most Interesting Book
Doug Griffiths retired from politics in January 2015 to actively pursue his passion of helping communities, organizations and businesses grow stronger. In his best-selling book, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, Doug identifies challenges and opportunities that all our communities’ face. The lessons that come from those stories are applicable to all type of communities, whether they are towns, organizations, or businesses.
"An amazing book that speaks to why what we do can hinder the growth and health of our Clubs, District and Communities"
-Mike McManus
Rotary Action Groups are an international groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants, and alumni who are experts in a particular field or passionate about topics such as microcredit, peace, the environment, or water. 
Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) give members opportunities to engage in service activities and network with like minded members around the world.  Group members collaborate with clubs and districts on service projects by offering their technical expertise or helping them find partners, funding, and other resources. RAGs can also help clubs prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, raise funds, and establish monitoring and evaluation plans.  

Lina Aurelio and Peter Audino had something the other one wanted. Rotary Ideas helped them find each other, .Aurelio’s club was looking for $3,000 to buy eyeglasses for needy children in the Philippines. Audino’s club, located in the United States, had exactly that much money earmarked for an international service project.
District and Global Projects
Genesis of a Global Grant
“Growing a Community’s Future: A Project in Bumpeh Chiefdom of Sierra Leone”
Led by the Rotary Club from Ann Arbor, Rotarians from throughout the District are invited to have an impact in Sierra Leone in a model project. Whether as a Club or as an individual, your support will be matched at 50% by Rotary International and 100% of your support will go directly to Bumpeh Chiefdom since there is no NGO involved.
“Eye Clinic Mission – Team 27”
On November 3-11, five Rotarians from D6380 served in Guatemala on an eye mission, to support clinic Casa Colibrí, a not-for-profit humanitarian organization committed to helping the Mayan people of northwest Guatemala improve their lives through programs in health, education, and infrastructure.  The team brought with them 1200 pair of used glasses that were already sorted to ease the ability to find an appropriate pair of glasses for the patients. They also brought in and provided 1000 pairs of new sunglasses to help prevent cataracts, and 400 pairs of new readers.
Rotarians on the team :Dr. Nelson Edwards, Gerry Jackson, Pam House, Rhonda Panczyk and Terrance McNaughton
Please Join us in Building Peace
Following the successful World Peace Conference 2017 in Ann Arbor, organizers formed a Peace Committee within the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor to keep the momentum going.  We invite members from all clubs in the District to join us. Our committee’s mission is to work locally and globally for peace, social justice, and the non-violent resolution of conflict.  To begin this work, we created a 2018-19 Action Plan with local, regional, and international goals. We need your participation to implement this ambitious Action Plan! 
Gift of Life
The latest report from our October Haiti mission - healing children's hearts at our partner hospital St. Damien's Children's. You heard Rob speak about Gift of Life International at Zone on Saturday morning and many of you joined our Gift of Life Northeast Ohio breakout afterwards.
GoLNEO has partnered with Akron Children's Hospital and St. Damien's Hospital to establish the PICU you see in this report. I am always so pleased when you look at the list of partners that make these services possible. The grant partners are listed in the report but know there are many other Rotary Clubs and individuals that provide support to sustain them as well.  Several of the PICU team pictured in the report are from Akron Children's and St. Damien's Children's and were part of our 2 Vocational Training Team exchanges. They have become a regular part of the PICU staff supporting the cardiac surgical teams organized by Gift of Life international. This mission team included another visit by the surgical team out of Genoa Italy, a growing partnership in our work in Haiti.
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.