Club and District Service Projects help to meet real needs in your community.
It is what Rotary Clubs does best in Super District 6400! Some are local in District 6400 and some are from around the world! District 6400 makes a difference locally and globally! Here are just some of the latest projects and community events that Rotarians devote their time, talent and treasury.
The Detroit Rotary Club supported the WSU Rotaractors with this great project. The Rotaractors were able to create 200 Hygiene Kits for Alternatives For Girls.
Art Getz and Paul Hulsey newest members. Grosse Pointe Club
Brennan Macdonald and Shannon Coker inducted by DGND Russ Jones.
Northville Rotary Club newest members
Jessica Bazner has joined the 6:01pm group of the Trenton Rotary Club Welcome to Rotary!
Northville Club purchased Christmas Lunch for the Social Workers at Farmington Hills Beaumont Hospital on Dec 23rd..
Rotarians and PALAV passing out PPE at Henry Ford Hospital!
Grosse Ile family, friends and community members!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generous hearts and giving spirits! We set a goal of 140 pairs of socks to donate to Vista Maria so each girl could receive one. You heard the call and surpassed our goal. We collected 284 pairs of socks AND 144 lip balms to add to the collection.
Trenton Rotarians Delivered to St Philip Lutheran Church
Food Pantry, from our virtual Christmas party collection, 130 pounds of food and soap and toothpaste (thanks Dr. Richard Nykiel). 100 pounds of turkey thanks to
The Windsor Roseland Club and a few of their Rotary Kids of Action group, plus kids from Assumption middle School put together Blessing Bags , and grocery store gift cards, for Second Chance to hand out to those in need in the community !
The Rotary Club of Southgate chose Mimi’s Mission to support families in need this holiday season. They gathered donations and gift cards. Each child got 100 dollars worth of gifts and the family received a gift card.
Belleville Rotary Provided 100 new winter coats to Belleville school students in all grades.
Detroit AM Club’s member, Joanne Lamar and Detroit’s Neighborhood Service Organization’s (NSO’s) employee Jimmy Davis. Jimmy is picking up 75 lunches made by 5 Club members (monthly on a rotating basis) from the Club for delivery that day (Tues, Dec 8) to homeless folks the NSO hosts. The club has done this once a month since the pandemic began.
Windsor 1918 welcomed their newest member Hassan Farhat He works in IT as a Business Analyst at AlphaKOR Group Inc.
Taylor Rotarian Armando Sardanopoli lead this annual service project for the Taylor Early Head Start Program. Taylor Rotarians Jerry Ziemba, Bill Walsh helped with shopping the coats. Over 80 winter coats along with some hats and gloves were given to all the pre-school children. The parents will pick up coats for their children.
Thanks to AG Russ Jones for inducting Jackie Spycher and Rene Roberts. WELCOME to the Rotary Club of Northville.
Northville High School Choir Holiday Concert virtual style
“Warm Coats” service project in November. Cathy Nitowski took the lead, received a $2200 grant from Meijer store # 68 and distributed winter coats to needy children in 9 schools in Garden City. Great job Garden City Rotarians
The Rotary Club of Plymouth held its annual Public Safety Officers of the Year Award program on December 4 to recognize the Police Officer of the Year and Firefighter of the Year for both the City of Plymouth and Plymouth Township, and the Paramedic of the Year for Huron Valley Ambulance.
“Today, we recognize the best of the best in our community,” said Plymouth Rotary President John Buzuvis. “We are so fortunate that our first responders work together without regard to what the patch on their arm says. Today, we recognize all the first responders, not just the award winners.”
Eric Farris receiving his Plymouth Noon Rotary Paramedic of the Year award.
For nearly 4 years, the Rotary Club of Grosse Ile has actively engaged with Community Grown Gardens to teach, grow and give — lifting downriver communities in the process. Community Grown Gardens creates and presents learning material in sustainable agriculture to student and community groups. When planning the grant, the priorities included bringing both traditional and solar power to the farm. This will serve as an authentic learning experience that enables groups to see both types of power in action.
Now the program can demonstrate the difference between active solar energy and passive solar energy All of Community Grown Gardens’ growing houses are passive solar greenhouses that will soon have automated ventilation run off of active solar energy. Additionally, the two groups created a plan as part of the grant that would allow for 10 high-schoolers in the area to apply to shadow the project team to encourage participation in STEM careers. The grant awarded to Community Grown Gardens this November includes: Traditional power to 2 of the houses (including the classroom space) Solar power to 3 houses to operate motors that will automate ventilation for better temperature and humidity regulation. Electrical equipment that will enhance learning and operations such as lighting, growing carts, and heating elements 500 kits for student groups to build solar-powered robot bugs. Another engaged GI Rotarian provided the electrical contract bid. This work is an example of the power Rotary has by bringing leaders together.
Plymouth AM Rotarians shop for cleaning and laundry products to support the Goodfellows drive for those in need in our area. Sadly, some have to choose between buying food or expensive cleaning products, so please remember these are important needed items.
Apryl R. Brown (far left) and Kapria Morrel. IPP Russ Ives had the privilege of welcoming into the Club our two new members.
Welcome to a life of service!
Rotarians Judy Masserang and Diane Strickler teamed-up with members of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church to contribute to and run a food drive for the benefit of Second Mile Center charity. Drive by donating Rotarians were Lisa Gandelot, Jackie Dale, Nina Gazel and Doris and Vince Van Tiem. Grosse Pointe Rotary is committed to future monthly food drives with GPMC, ______________________________________________________________________
Frank Wilberding is the newest member of the Grosse Pointe Rotary Club. Frank grew up in Grosse Pointe, worked in advertising in Chicago for most of his career, received his Masters in social work at age 62, and is now a self-employed therapist. He lives with his wife, Beth Conrad, in GP Farms.
Lee & Maria donates $1,000 to the Rotary Club of Kingsville Southshore to provide food, gifts, and toys for four Kingsville families in need this holiday season. During the COVID-19 pandemic, more families are finding themselves in a situation where they may not be able to provide gifts and a Christmas dinner for their families. The donation will help the Rotary Club of Kingsville Southshore continue their excellent work helping these families.
Monroe Rotary Club collecting food for Monroe families in need this Thanksgiving.
Windsor Roseland has a Kids Of Action group, here are members: Jennifer, Steven and Dillon Timperio! They spent the weekend making care packages for the Be A Santa to a Seniot program, and Comfort/Blessing bags for the Second Chance Ministry. Kids Of Action group participates monthly in community service, in line with the 7 areas of service from Rotary International. teaching young children about Service Above Self!
Bagging up 500 sets of hats and gloves for the winter readiness project for Fairlane Sunrise, Dearborn Heights,Hines Park Pm and Dearborn Rotary Clubs.
Cottam Rotary Club set up for their tree sales
Annual Goodfellows drive in Northville, with Northville Rotarians
DG Noel with Award from State of Michigan honoring World Polio Day
Northville Rotary Fall Clean up of Rotary Park
Club President Robin Moyer was honored to say that Bill Tilley was awarded the GI Rotary Citizen of the Year for 2020! Congratulations Bill! He exemplifies Rotary’s model, “Service Above Self” . He has been the Asst. Scoutmaster for GI Boy Scout Troop 1261 for 18 years, Lead Mentor for GI High School Robotics Competion Team, active member of Sacred Heart, member of KOC, Director & Instructor of the Detroit Edison Boat Club Sailing school and the list goes on!
For Veterans Day our meeting moved to visit the Refreshment Station at Victory Gym, a project adopted by our club. We hosted a pizza lunch and Dearborn Heights Rotary President-Elect, Patrick Koenig, presented Victory Gym VP, JohnBeaudrie, with a memorial plaque in honor of Patrick’s grandson, Clay Ryan. Victory Gym offers free memberships to all Veterans and First Responders.
Thank you to all Virtual Trivia Challenge participants including those from across Canada and the US as well as Brazil. We appreciate your support. Over 50 gift cards were won. The club wants to thank Francois from @mackflashenter for an evening of fun and fundraising. A special thank you toTheresa Nicodemo and the committee for organizing an amazing event. Pictured in the Trivia headquarters are Maureen Flanagan , Theresa, Katie, Christie Nicodemo
Dearborn Heights Rotary in honor of World Interact week welcomed Robichaud High School Interact Advisor, Tanisha Bolden, and two of the Interact students who joined with updates on their plans for the school year. Also in recognition of World Interact Week the students presented a Certificate of Honor to Robichaud H.S. teacher, Mr. David DeWitt, who is a former RHS student and a RHS Interact Alumni, for his dedication towards his students and Interact activities.
Jennifer Bruen, inducted via Zoom, by President Guy Bardsley of the Northville Rotary Club.
Ted Everingham of the Grosse Pointe Rotary Club was awarded a Paul Harris +8 pin, which recognizes Ted as having donated $9,000 to Rotary International over the years.
Fairlane Sunrise Rotary Club coat distribution will be a little different! The parents and counselors will be outside, in cars and waiting at the curb to get the kids ready for Winter.
Another happy young woman thanks to the Tanzania Education Sponsorship program of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918). Her smile is our reward.
The Rotary Club of Windsor- St.Clair was searching for a major project – one that would help the community as well as provide public exposure about the good works of Rotary. The Regional Children’s Centre, a mental health centre for children was approached regarding any ideas that would enhance the children’s experiences there. The Director outlined the therapeutic nature of a greenhouse in improving the quality of life of children: improvements in attention, lessening of stress, modulation of agitation and many more outcomes. The Club wholeheartedly embraced this project and are proud of their involvement in improving the lives of children in our community.
Windsor Roseland Rotarians promoting World Polio Day!
Ron Giofu was surprised with the Peace Chain Link Award, which goes to a non-Rotary member who exhibits Rotary values in their community. Rotarian Karen Davidson and Rotary Club of #Amherstburg president John Sutton made the presentation.Thank you to@RAmherstburg
Polio Day downtown Northville with about 20 members. They painted one nail purple for everyone who donated. We collected $763
P Myra, Detroit Rotary, received a Paul Harris +1 Award for her generous contributions to the Rotary International Foundation. _________________________________________________________________________
Rotary Club of Cottam Official Visit with DG Noel _________________________________________________________________________
Last Chance Golf Outing for the Trenton Rotary Club
PDG of Liz Smith Yeats, inducted the newest member of The Rotary Club of Dearborn Heights
Thrilled to have Traci Sincock induct our newest Rotarian Alice Ford at the Northville Rotary Club
Brittney Lawrence and Abbie Morneault- two young Rotarians who are looking for creative ways to talk about our organization, our district and our water project (Malawi Water Project) Check out the podcast with Rotarian Gwen Jones https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/im-a-rotarian-gwen-jones-K8mZqSM2t0C/
Congratulations to Latricia Wright! Latricia, owner of Olive Seed, is one of 15 Black Female-Owned businesses selected by Stacy’s Pita Chips & Hello Alice to receive a total of $150,000 in Grants. Latricia is the founder of Olive Seed. A holistic wellness center, demonstration kitchen, and community space in Detroit. The Stacy’s Rise Project was expanded to help address the events of this past year which have impacted Black female founders of small businesses. Latricia was teamed with a celebrity mentor, Gwyneth Paltrow. On Tuesday, September 29 she promoted Latricia’s business on her online platform. As a result of this visibility, Latricia has “gained followers, sales, and confidence in promoting my business online.”
The Rotary Club of Windsor-Walkerville wore their orange shirts in recognition of Orange Shirt Day. This day honours the Indigenous children who were sent to residential schools in Canada during the 1860s-1990s.
Past Presidents Bev Cyr and Janet Kelly had originally hoped that this fundraiser would be an in-person cooking class to prepare “graduates” of a local recovery home to transition back into the community. Unfortunately, COVID forced the team to pivot.
Plymouth Noon Rotarians assisted with Community Shred Day. Nearly 1,900 cars came through dropping off documents to be shredded and electronic items to be recycled. Plymouth Rotary helping the environment today.
Adrian Morning Rotary Club members packed just over 200 weekend snack sacks this afternoon. That will cover elementary and junior high students in need at Adrian Public Schools for one week.
Harrow Rotary club has taken on to support our local elementary schools after reaching out to them. They packed 100 paper bags with a variety of items for kids that either don’t have or forgot their lunch.
Dundee official Visit
The Northville Rotary Club did a outdoor service
project cleaning the local walkway at Bennett Arboretum in Northville
LaSalle Centennial Official Visit with DG Noel!
Today the Dundee Area Rotary Club had the privilege to donate to the Dundee Area Senior Center.
Such a special thank you from Starfish Family Services. Just love all the help and support we received from Hines Park Pm Rotarians and Allen Park Rotarians and Detroit Rotary Toni Tront. It was truly a combined evening that made all this possible.
Both Golf Outings were a huge success thanks to all who attended and supported it.
US Golf Outing—
Canadian District Governor Golf Outing!
Noel’s cut out was there!!!!
Since CoVid started, Rotarians Sam & Julie Dragich have been having weekly date night, supporting local restaurants. This past weekend was Date Night #17!!!!
The Detroit Rotary Club is excited to welcome its two newest members: Terrel White and Daniel Nowinski. PDG Liz
Smith Yeats conducted the induction ceremony. _______________________________________________________________________________
Garden City Official Visit
Taylor Rotary Club enjoying some fellowship ____________________________________________________________________
Hines Park Official Visit
Plymouth Noon Club Flower planting at Rotary Park
the event, giving away over 2,200 dairy boxes.Rotary sponsored two semis of Mixed Dairy Box products which were available to the public at no charge. There were no requirements to qualify. Each box contains two gallons of white milk, four individual flavored milks, sour cream, chip dip, cottage cheese and cream cheese.
They chopped, peeled thousands of pounds of potatoes and peppers to make dehydrated soup mix to help combat food insecurity. Dedicated to helping feed the hungry, Rotarians are proud of their efforts that will see the product used for distribution to community partners and relief agencies in places such as Tanzania, Peru, Brazil, across Canada and Ontario. Southwestern Ontario Gleaners is a dedicated charitable organization that provides FREE dehydrated vegetable mix and dehydrated fruit snacks for distribution to community partners and reputable relief agencies around the world.
LaunchGLOBAL, is a Rotary sponsored pilot program, was spearheaded by Rotary volunteers from Rotary District 6400 who initiated LaunchDETROIT in 2012. The pilot was expanded this year to form additional group lending partnerships.
The Rotary Club of Detroit sponsored five entrepreneurs in 2018 and recently formed a second group of four Detroit area entrepreneurs. Through LaunchGLOBAL, eligible participants receive five free small business training classes provided by International Strategic Management (ISM). Following successful completion of the classes, entrepreneurs are formed into groups to help each other grow their businesses while receive mentoring and networking opportunities along with the opportunity to apply for a loan of up to $2,500.
According to Margaret Williamson, chair of LaunchGLOBAL, entrepreneurs in each group have the responsibility to award loans to their respective businesses. “This means taking the time get to know each other, build trust and have confidence that the loan will be repaid on a timely basis,” said Williamson. This year, the Rotary Club of Detroit’s four qualifying entrepreneurs are Khella Young of Bee Buzzed, Lilllian Quickley of Small BIZness Research and Development, Dazmonique Carr of Deeply Rooted Produce, and Timara Wheeler of Rose Royalty Collections, LLC.
What is LaunchDETROIT?
To support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in under-resourced communities in the Detroit region, by providing access to business loans, business development services, and networking opportunities
LaunchDETROIT is a multi-faceted program that includes:
- Free small business training:
- Micro-loans $1,000 to $2,500 each
- An assigned mentor from the business community
- Networking opportunities
For more information go to https://launchdetroit.org
For more information about donation and partnership opportunities along with applicant criteria and requirements, contact@LaunchDetroit.org.
LaunchDETROIT hosts online Entrepreneur Marketplace to help small businesses . Check out https://launchdetroit.org/entrepreneur-marketplace/