Club Service Projects help to meet real needs in your community.
It is what Rotary Clubs does best in Super District 6400!
Here are just some of the latest projects and community events that Rotarians devote their, time, talent and treasury.
The Southgate Rotary Club recently held their signature community event at Michigan Memorial Cemetery.
The Fishing Derby was for special children. The Southgate Rotary Club provided lots of help, fishing poles and bait as well as a nice luncheon.
The Dearborn Heights Rotary Club donated Little Free Libraries to three elementary Dearborn Heights Schools.
The libraries were constructed with the help of a local Boy Scout Troop. They were decorated by a team of wonderful senior citizens from the Berwyn Senior Center in Dearborn Heights.
Northville Rotary Club worked on cleaning up the Rouge River as it flows through Northville.
They organized over 30 people in a 4 hour project to remove tons of woody debris from the river, pull 500lbs of invasive garlic mustard and cut invasive Buckthron shrubs. Good Job Northville Rotarians and community!
The Belleville Rotary club hosted their Annual Scholarship Event at the Western Campus of the Wayne County Community College.
Ten people were each awarded a $2,000 Scholarship. Many community leaders, DG Sue and DGE Rick, parents and special guests attended.
The Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial proudly hosted its third annual Big Hats & High Tea Social at the Essex Golf & Country Club to raise funds for women’s charities in Windsor-Essex.
The elegant and fun afternoon featured a champagne reception, white glove high tea service with traditional high tea sandwiches and desserts, vintage china table settings, unique door prizes, designer purse raffles, and much more. This year’s event benefits the YMCA’s Newcomer, New Places program. Many thanks goes to the events reoccurring Title Sponsor, Theresa Dugal, whose generosity has been central in making this event a success.
Dearborn Rotary Club recently held the club’s 2017 Scholarships Celebration to award more than 55,000 dollars to 27 students in Dearborn.
The event, held at Henry Ford College’s Welcome Center, honored scholarship recipients, family members and representatives of their respective schools. Please read the DRC-Scholarships Press Release!
Wayne State Rotaract Club celebrates their members and their great year of service in the Wayne State University Community.
Two special guests joined us as well. One of the founding members of the club, Steve Durant and his wife Moriah. In December, Steve and his family were in a horrific accident and they lost their daughter Rosaria. Talk about being inspired – these two inspired all at this special event.
Mom and Dad visit Plymouth Rotary Youth Exchange Student
Olivia from Finland Exchange student hosted by Plymouth Noon Rotary. Her mom and dad from Finland were visiting!
Taylor Derby Party! And they’re off…..
Windsor (1918) produced a terrific video promoting the work they did during their Little River clean-up on Earth Day. Check it out!
Livonia held their Reverse Raffle party to raise money for their projects!
Adrian Morning and Noon Rotary Club celebrated the Rotary Foundations Centennial with a fun evening at the Lenawee Country Club.
Dearborn Heights Rotary Club Bookcase Project promotes reading at Daly Elementary School
Children who learn to love reading early will likely carry that passion with them throughout their lives.To encourage that love of literacy, the Dearborn Heights Rotary held its seventh annual Bookcase Project April 13 at Daly Elementary School in Inkster. The school is part of Dearborn Heights’ Westwood Community School District. Each of the school’s 29 third graders received a personalized wooden bookcase, a starter set of 10 books and a Rotary book bag to foster a love of reading. The Bookcase Project is one of many community efforts done by Dearborn Heights Rotarians. Visit dearbornheightsrotary.org to become a member or learn more about the group.
Hands-on Project at The LaSalle Centennial Rotary Club. Hangout Service Night at the Downtown Mission with LaSalle Rotarians!
Trenton Rotary Club charters a new Community based Rotaract Club!
Windsor (1918) Rotary Club and the City of Windsor – New Riverfront Plaza
The Rotary Club of Windsor 1918 & the city have partnered on the $395,000. Funding is being split 50/50.
A new plaza funded by the City of Windsor and Rotary Club of Windsor 1918 is set to be built along the waterfront across from Caesars Windsor. (Photo courtesy City of Windsor)
“We want a place where people can go on their lunch hour, taken their children,” says Kelly. “We watch people down there, but it’s not a nice, fund place — it’s just a bench somewhere or a piece of grass. We’re hoping that this will be a destination point that people will come back to.” Kelly says the project still needs to be tendered out, but hopes to see shovels in the ground come July or August.
The new plaza is expected to be completed May 2018.
Detroit Rotary Club -Youth Citizen of the Month
What a thrill it was this past Wednesday at our Detroit Rotary meeting at the DAC when our new Rotary member Adam Keagle of General Motors and I were able to present the first of our nine (9) scholarship awards to this school year’s first “Youth Citizen Service Awardee” Agustin Guerrero-Flores of Cesar Chavez Academy High School! Agustin humbly accepted his award and made an inspiring speech about his love of service and the immense role it plays in his life and will guide his future. Both of his proud parents were there, along with Sandra Chavez, his College/Career Advisor, and his Principal, Juan Jose Martinez, a decades-long friend of mine, who enthusiastically cheered for Agustin and took the photo below.
We will present one award per week, almost every week between now and mid-May! Thanks to the amazing volunteer work of our “Youth Citizen Service Award” committee members, next week’s honoree will be Myrical Starr Crosby of Pershing High School, presented by Latricia Wright, YCSA Committee Member.
What an honor and privilege seeing one of our fabulous scholars receiving the Detroit Rotary Club award and scholarship! What an honor and privilege seeing one of ourfabulous scholars receiving the Detroit Rotary Club award and scholarship!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
Interact Peace Conference
Windsor Walkerville and Hines Park PM Rotarians enjoying a joint meeting and fellowship!
The Trenton Rotary Club was Rockin the D in Downriver.
Madison Interact and Adrian Morning Rotarians doing Laundry for the Share the Warmth Homeless Shelter program
Big ups to the Madison Interact students, adviser Dawn Opsal, and Stones Catering for hosting a Valentines Day dinner at the Salvation Army Share the Warmth Shelter.
What is LaunchDETROIT?
LaunchDETROIT is a multi-faceted program that includes:
- Free small business training: eight classes of 3 hours each
- Micro-loans $1,000 to $2,500 each
- An assigned mentor from the business community
- Networking opportunities
Beginning in May 2017, LaunchDETROIT will begin accepting online applications for the next round of entrepreneurs at www.LaunchDetroit.org.
“Our LaunchDETROIT team of Rotary volunteers and mentors is very optimistic about the possibilities and opportunities these entrepreneurs bring to Detroit,” added Margaret Williamson.
LaunchDETROIT is a non-profit program powered by Rotary volunteers from District 6400, which serves southeast Michigan and southwest Ontario. For more information about donation and partnership opportunities along with applicant criteria and requirements, contact@LaunchDetroit.org.
Photo : LaunchDETROIT entrepreneurs honored at a recent luncheon include, from left to right, Angel Tyler, Melody Duncan, Kelvin Wyatt, Chantae Fowler, Litrece Walker and Aldena Williamson.