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 Plymouth Rotary Club hosts Plymouth’s famous chicken BBQ each fall. When club members found out that the ER staff at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit needed donations of face masks for their staff, they donated 400 masks from our BBQ supplies and club members businesses to help hospital staff keep safe.
Detroit Rotary Club secretary Meg Coughlin introduced this year’s first Rotary Youth Citizen Service Award honoree, Denby High School senior Cheyanne Robinson.
Livonia Rotary Club was celebrating Student Leadership month and its 75th anniversary.
Dearborn Heights Rotary once again provided brand new personalized bookcases to all of our Bedford first graders along with a bag full of fantastic new books.
Dundee Mardi Gras Dance
Meet the DGE in Southgate with Noel Jackson!
Trenton Rotary Sham-Rockin…..Fun and Fundraising event!
One Soul, One Goal. Rotary Team-Up: Essex, Harrow, Cottam and Windsor-St. Clair Clubs combine at Gleaners to prepare food for those in need.
By the Numbers: 4,500 pounds of produce, 47 Rotarians, 4 Clubs. Countless served locally and internationally.
LaSalle Centennial Rotary Club
Crystal Drop Gala
DGN Aruna Koushik won the Roger Mann award. The award is given for humanitarian work by LaSalle Centennial at tonight’s Crystal Drop Gala
John Hewko, General Secretary RI, was at the Rotary Ann Arbor Club for the Re-Union speaking on “Why Rotary Matters”. Many Rotary Club members from District 6400 were present!
Way to go Kingsville Interact Club! They spent their meeting time today outside cleaning up litter. ___________________________________________________________________
District Governor Elect Noel W Jackson Meeting with the new Outbound Exchange Students and District Committee Members for 2020 – 21 year.
Led by DT Rick Caron and DG John….Presidents shared Rotary Moments and updated on their clubs happenings and learned about district awards…fun was had by all.
Windsor 1918 Satellite Club meeting, are happy to welcome new members Fazle Baki and Imran Abdool _____________________________________________________
Welcome John Lein to Kingsville Southshore!
Diane from Monroe Rotary Club shopping for Christmas presents for foster children. She was part of the inspiration for this project when she was a foster child back in 2013. The Monroe Rotary club helps to provide Christmas presents for over 450 kids in foster care in Monroe, MI.
Rotary Clubs of Windsor and Essex County gathered at St. Nicholas Macedonian Orthodox Church Community Centre and created a “donation mountain” of socks, underwear, diapers, toilet paper and other items. The donations will be distributed to needy families this Christmas.
Blissfield Rotary provides basic needs items to those families who receive holiday food delivery from the local Light of Christ Parish Knights of Columbus. The Knights handle the delivery list and the deliveries themselves. Rotarians purchase the supplies—Bill Borchardt is the project’s heart and soul–and pack them assembly-line style. The packing event this year was Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
Northville Rotarians Raised $8,000 for Civic Concern with the Goodfellows paper drive.
Southgate Holiday Lunch
Taylor Rotary Clubs— Float in the parade!
Wild Game Dinner Trenton Michigan The Wild Game dinner raises funds for our Jack Castignola Scholarship Fund, our Tom Schumacher endowment for the arts And our Heroes and Angels fund to support veterans causes. 13,000 was raised on December 6th. The club also recognized the 22 years of service that Kyle Stack helped with the event with a moment of silence in her honor.
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.
Mr. Devankar Mukhi, President of the WSU Roraract Club will be attending the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego in January 2020. He is just one of 60 selected to attend and over 400 applied!
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.