Ceramic Swirl presented by Dearborn Rotary Club

Ceramic Swirl presented by Dearborn Rotary Club

Join the Dearborn Rotary Club as they celebrate

 

100 years of the foundation with some fellowship and

creating your own ceramic candy dish and mug!

ceramicswirl flyer download here

Trenton Roar on the River

Trenton Roar on the River

Enjoy a fun weekend of activities during the Roar on the River in Trenton presented by Trenton Rotary Club.         July 14-16th, 2017

Friday—Taste of the Races

Saturday–Races, Concert, Fireworks

Sunday- Children’s Fair and races!

For full information check out their web site at trentonroarontheriver.com

 

Rotary Club of Grosse Ile Golf Outing

Rotary Club of Grosse Ile Golf Outing

Monday July 10th  at the Grosse Ile Country Club

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-club-of-grosse-ile-golf-outing-tickets-33364122990?aff=es2

23rd Annual Taylor Rotary Golf Classic

23rd Annual Taylor Rotary Golf Classic

Taylor Rotary Dave Hamilton Golf Classic

July 12, 2017    Lakes of Taylor Golf Club

Click on Link below for full flyer and details.

2017 Taylor Rotary Golf Outing 2017

Fish Fry to support Water projects in Ghana

Fish Fry to support Water projects in Ghana
Fish Fry to benefit for Clean Water in Ghana

Lakewood Park 13451 Riverside Drive E. at Manning Road

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Windsor Foundation Fund and the Rotary Club of Essex

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New Theme for the 2017-18 year has been announced!

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Rotary International President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley made the case on Monday that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service.

Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, unveiled the 2017-18 presidential theme, Rotary: Making a Difference, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.

Environmental degradation and global climate change are serious threats to everyone, Riseley said. “They are having a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable, those to whom Rotary has the greatest responsibility. Yet environmental issues rarely register on the Rotary agenda,” he said.

Environmental degradation is one of the major threats listed by the UN’s High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change.

Riseley added, “The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and must be, everyone’s concern.”

Find 2017-18 theme and logo materials

The president-elect challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the Rotary year on 1 July and Earth Day on 22 April 2018. Trees remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, which slows global warming.

“It is my hope that the result of that effort will be far greater than the environmental benefit that those 1.2 million new trees will bring,” Riseley said. “I believe the greater result will be a Rotary that recognizes our responsibility not only to the people on our planet, but to the planet itself.”

Securing Rotary’s future

In his address to the 2017-18 class of district governors, Riseley also urged clubs to improve their gender balance and lower the average age of their members.

Only 22 percent of Rotary’s members are women, up from 13 percent 10 years ago. At that rate, Riseley said, it will take another three decades for Rotary to achieve gender parity.

“Three decades is far too long to wait to achieve a Rotary that reflects the world in which we live. We need to make it a priority now,” he said.

Noting that 103 of the 539 incoming governors are women, Riseley said they are the type of women we need in Rotary, “leaders who will help Rotary connect with, and represent, and better serve, all of the members of all our communities.”

Riseley also believes it is imperative that clubs find ways to attract and engage younger members. Today only 5 percent of reported members are under 40, and a majority of members are over 60, Riseley told the audience.

“Consider what Rotary stands to look like 10 or 20 years from now if we don’t get very serious, very soon, about bringing in younger members,” Riseley said.

Clubs will make a difference this year through their own decisions, said Riseley, but it will take teamwork on a global scale to move Rotary forward and secure its future.

“We know that we can do more together than we could ever hope to do alone,” he told incoming governors. “I ask you to keep that spirit of teamwork and cooperation always in your minds and to take it back with you to your districts.”

See the announcement  here…  

https://www.facebook.com/bford6/videos/10154363899518741/

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Larry Wright live on WJR

Listen to the interview here…

The Paul W. Smith Show Podcasts

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Today is the day, the final day for official visits.  Today I sat with members of the Redford Township Club to discuss how they can grow their club.  They are a small club who does a lot of great work in the Redford area including working at the Oktober Fest, Little free Libraries, sponsor students to RYLA, help with Goodfellows, Rotary Park Clean up and more.   They do great things in their community and just need a few more great community Volunteers to help them!   Thanks Roger and the folks who joined us  for lunch, it was  great conversation and fellowship.   fullsizerender16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight it’s fun with the Hines Park Club!

Wow so much fun with this group.  High energy and high excitement with the  Provisional Hines Park Rotary Club.  It was my pleasure to hang with them and hear about all the fun plans and things they have coming up.  They did their first fundraiser a 80’s theme party and did awesome with it.  We will have some of the members get installed and celebrate with us at the membership luncheon and then stay tuned for more information on their installation celebration party in early December.   Cheers!  Thanks to the Dearborn and Dearborn Heights Club for helping this club form

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October 19, 2016

Today was my visit with my home club.  I did not expect to be so emotional but I was.  What a great meeting!   Not only did I get a warm welcome home from the Rotarians from my club, but we got to celebrate the Service Above Self Awards, which we gave to many community members who are dear friends of mine.     The Adrian Morning Rotary Club does so much good in our community.  They are involved with help with the Childrens Advocacy Center, Boys and Girls Club, Little Free Libraries, Habitat for Humanity and so much more.  And I was excited because we will be installing 3 new members at the November Luncheon.   Today we celebrated some dear friends commitment to making our community a better place to live:  Chris Miller, Marcia & Guenther Lengnick and Bob & Muriel Bell.     They have all been true mentors in my life and am so proud of the great work they do!

Thanks Adrian Morning Rotary for supporting me as District Governor.   And special Kudo’s to Bob Gordon for his excellent and thoughtful leadership!

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Tuesday, October 18th

Today was a busy day with to visits and then a Governor Council Meeting and AG Meeting.

I started my day with visiting the fun group at Plymouth AM.  They sang a great rendition of Runaround Sue for me and it made me laugh and cry and dance.   Thank you!

This club is so busy and active with so many projects and they work very hard on fundraisers.   They do a big spaghetti dinner each year and they use their proceeds for Scholarships.  They do a Hot Dog Dinner for the Allen School.   Their area’s of focus are Seniors, Veterans and Special Needs Students.   They are working on re-building a school in Ghana, with the rest of the area 5 Clubs as well.    There is a good energy at this club and President Geoff works hard with his members to have fun and to follow their heart in their community and around the world!  Thanks for a great visit.

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At Noon time I headed to the Northville Rotary.   The club did a great job working with me and letting me know all the great things it has going on.  Unfortunately, Patrick Giesa the President could not be here today, and we all are sending positive prayers to him and his lovely wife Cheryl.    This club has a lot of heart and I know it comes from their leader Patrick.   They work with the School District on Kids Against Hunger.  They have been recognized for their great program with is called 90 for 90, where they do service projects like Bingo, Clean up at Mayberry Park, Helping at Pumpkin Fest and so much more.  They also held a very successful Tour deVille fundraising Bike event and raised over $18,000 with that!    Way to go!   thanks for all you do and for being so welcoming to me today!

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Thanks to AG Traci for helping me out today,  you Rock!