Dear Rotarians
During these very uncertain days as to how this virus will continue to spread we must do what we each can do without panic. Our leaders at Rotary International as well as our state/province and local governments will continue to keep us updated on recommendations to reduce the spread of this awful virus.
In the meantime here are some positive steps to consider.
The health of our Rotarians is the highest priority. As another week begins with heightened concern regarding COVID-19, I urge you to ask your members to follow these club meeting guidelines:
  • Members with a fever must stay home.  Anyone coughing or sneezing must take extra precautions to shield their face and move away from others.
  • Refrain from handshaking.  Greet each other with elbow bumps, toe taps, or simply a smile. and wave. Keep distance from others as much as possible.
  • If your club has a buffet meal, please identify a server to serve the food so as to minimize contact with the utensils and minimize accidental touching of the food.
  • Practice hand hygiene and please provide hand sanitizer at the beginning of the food line if a buffet style meal is served.
  • Consider streaming your meetings for club members unable to attend. A Zoom account and a computer and you are good to go.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging people over 60 and people with severe chronic medical conditions to avoid large crowds and “stay at home as much as possible.” This is social distancing—a term applied to certain actions that are taken by Public Health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease. CDC website
Kind Regards,
& washing my hands often,
Don Leonard
Rotary Club of Chatham
Past President 2014-2015
District Governor 2019-2020
More on Upcoming Events
Registration is open for our District Celebration on May 8-9 2020
Register soon, as we are limited to 200 attendees. Click here for details. 
Unfortunately, the Retro Suites, which is the conference hotel, is fully booked. 
Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn
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MISSION POSSIBLE: Creating Opportunities for Youth
April 25, 2020
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Mount Clemens 100th Anniversary
A Spectacular 50/50 Raffle: 1st $2,500 • 2nd $5,000 • Grand Prize $10,000
Souvenir Photos and Random Event Photos at the End of the Evening
ULTRA Premium Wine and Spirits
Friday June 5, 2020

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Click here for Registration Form
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District News - February 2020
Rachel - Year 2
CK clubs supported the distribution of laptops and RACHEL systems to Guatemalan schools.
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January 10, 2020 was the start of Eyecare Kenya’s 3rd annual eye care mission.
click on photo for details including photos from the mission providing eyecare for those in need in the Bahati constituency located in Nakuru Kenya
Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle highlights Bloomfield Rotary Club
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Re-UNION Celebration Dinner with John Hewko - available on YouTube.
Click on photo to watch on YouTube.
Rotary Club of Howell donates $42,000 to the Livingston County United Way
and celebrates the 2019 Tour de Livingston.
And the Howell Interact Club raises money to support families affected by cancer
Welding Training in Mexico - Jim Lawrence, Livingston Sunrise
Dexter's Interact Club is partnering with the Dexter Rotary Club to raise money for Shelter Box.
Chelsea Rotarians
cooked dinner for 40 people at the Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor which houses 31 families who have children receiving medical care at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor. 
District News - January 2020

On January 29, Saline Rotarians

joined forces with employees of EWIE to pack boxes of “home essentials” to send to the families that participated in the Mullick Challenge event in December.


Warren Rotary packed almost 1,900 lbs of peaches

at Gleaners on January 28

Rochester Rotary Awards Grant to Rochester Area Youth Assistance

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Rotary Help Veterans during Holidays
The Ann Arbor club partnered up with Thomson Reuters to deliver personal hygiene kits to veterans in Ann Arbor right in time for the holidays!
Ann Arbor West Rotarians Julie & Bruce Dunbar delivery gifts like Santa!
 Bala Murthy selected as  District Governor Nominee Designate
Exchange Student raises $4800 for Eye Clinic in Kenya.
Click to see the sale of Rochester's our Poinsettia sale! All sold to help support the local community!
District News - Decemberb 2019
Davisburg Rotary's annual Christmas basket program.

Russell Hampton
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