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.
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.
Members of the Adrian Noon Rotary Club & close to 30 students from Adrian College along with City of Adrian staff helped beautify the entrances to the bike trail at Dana and Island Parks today.
Romulus Rotary Meeting – Official Visit
Rotary Club of Windsor- Walkerville, invited Rotarians, potential members, and Friends of Rotary for a social distancing fellowship walk to reacquaint and discover many Rotary Monuments along Windsor’s WaterFront. This activity built community spirit and we enjoyed the splendid contributions by Rotarains over the decades.
With no hesitation the Huron Township Rotary with the Huron Township Goodfellows jump on the bus to support the townships STUFF THE BUS program. It is easy way to have a profound impact on students by giving them the tools they need to succeed.
New Members join Windsor 1918 Rotary Club
DG Noel was so proud of ALL the Rotarians who jumped for our D6400 2020 Skydive for Polio!
DG Noel’s visit by ZOOM to the Rotary E-Club of D6400-Global on August 8, 2020. During the visit, the DG recognized four (4) new Paul Harris Fellows for 2020/21 Rotary Year. (PP Jude, next level, President Bertram, Rot Anu & Rotarian Tos). He also bestowed the HERO award on the Club’s President-Elect Wale.
Trenton Rotary delivered the bulk of Toys from Bill Jasman’s house to Trenton City Hall. Goodfellow Debbie Devitt accepted the toys and put them into storage until December. These toys will hopefully get children interested in Science, Technology and Engineering and Mathematics.
A second phase will give similar toys to the Salvation Army for the Northern Downriver area.
Northville Rotary Club Official Visit with DG Noel
Northville Rotarians at Crossroads preparing and serving meals to the homeless .
Hines Park Rotary Club picked trash at Gateway trails. This is a path that they adopted and help cleanup at least twice a year. They also also were able to adopt 2 children from the Michigan Foster Care Closet and provide them each with multiple shirts, jeans, a pair of shoes, school supplies, clorox wipes, hand sanitizer and other odds and ends
Allen Park Official Visit
Canton Official Visit ________________________________________________________________________________Fairlane Sunrise Official Visit __________________________________________________________________
Lincoln Park Official Visit
Dearborn Rotary Club Official Visit
Melanie Shepler, President of the Huron Township Rotary Club, presented a donation to the Huron School Board for the district to purchase the 22 hand sanitizer stations needed for the schools. This donation to our schools is a prime example of our motto “Service Above Self”. We are proud of our connection with the community and schools and thank them for all their continued support.
Windsor 1918 Official visit
District Governor Meet Up Friend of Governor event!
Plymouth AM Official Visit
Plymouth AM Rotary Club welcomed DG Noel with a Super hero Song:
Their first outdoor meeting.
Myra Ford Jenkins sworn in as president of Detroit Rotary Club
Adrian Morning Rotary Club, Clean up at the Child Advocacy Center in Adrian as well as the replacement of a “little free library” in our community. All projects were socially distanced and COVID precautions were taken.
Livonia Official Visit
Belleville Official Visit
LaunchGLOBAL, now in its second year as 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/