Speakers
Oct 04, 2016
Dr. Samer Kazziha, M.D.
Medical Director of Cardilogy at Crittenton Hospital
Oct 11, 2016
Glen Garwood
Emergency Medical Care Crittenton Hospital
Oct 18, 2016
Robert J. Daddow, Deputy Oakland County Executive
Transportation on the November Ballot
Oct 25, 2016
Matt Einheuser
Clinton River Water Shed
Nov 01, 2016
Martin Manna
Chaldean Refugees
Nov 08, 2016
Bill Ebinger
Rotary Park
 

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Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
 
 
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SERVICE ABOVE SELF

We meet Tuesdays at 12:10 PM
River Crest Banquet Center
900 West Avon Road
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 81523
Rochester Hills, MI  48308
United States
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Join your fellow Rotarians, friends and family members at the 2016 Rotary Lobsterfest on Friday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m.  at River Crest Banquet Center.  This year's menu includes lobster with melted butter, corn on the cob, red skin potatoes, cole slaw, rolls and butter and blueberry pie.  There will be a cash bar for liquor, beer and wine.  You have a choice of lobster or filet steak as the entrée and tickets are $40.  Member accounts will be charged, but guests may pay at the door.  You do need to make a reservation so we have the right entrée for you.  Please RSVP by October 18th to George Krozier 248/408-9858 or via email at gkrozier@Comcast.net
 
Join us for music and dinner at this fun event.
 

 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Rochester Michigan. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional persons with common goals and interests to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Because of Rotary International leadership and initiative, Polio has virtually been eradicated around the globe. This year, in addition to continuing its battle against Polio, Rotary International has adopted six areas of focus:
1. Promoting Peace   2. Fighting Disease   3. Providing Clean Water   4. Saving Mothers and Children   5. Supporting Education   6. Growing Local Economies
 
This is admittedly a full plate of expectations, but true diligence and determination will succeed and once again Rotary will be there. Each year, through our local programs, Rochester Rotary members help hundreds of young people develop the scholarship and leadership skills they need to be successful in the world. From programs like Interact, RYLA, and Retract, our members engage on a personal level, passing along their commitment to the community and the next generation.  While service is the heart of our club, we also offer great weekly programs for our members. We meet each Tuesday at noon at the River Crest Banquet Center (900 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307) for lunches, great speakers and a chance to visit and enjoy our fellow Rotarian friends. If you are a visiting Rotarian, please come see us and enjoy the food and fellowship. I am excited and honored to be serving as President of the Rochester Rotary Club 2016-2017.  Tom Neveau
 

 
1910 Rotary Clubs of America Convention (Image courtesy of Rotary International)
Did you know that the July 1st New Year has been a Rotary tradition for over a century? When Rotarians had their first convention, way back in 1910, the New Year was set as the day after the convention ended in August. They made the same decision in the lead up to the 1911 and 1912 conventions, which also took place in August. At the 1912 meeting, the Rotary board of directors ordered a financial audit of the International Association of Rotary Clubs. The auditors went on to recommend that the Rotary fiscal year end on June 30, in order to give clubs time to prepare their financial statements in advance of the convention. They’d also be able to determine an accurate number of delegates to send, so convention organizers would be able to prepare.
These were all good reasons, but in an age of wool suits and no air conditioning it didn’t take long for practical considerations to change the date of the conventions again. In 1916 the Rotary decided to hold their future annual conventions in June to avoid the hottest days of the year. However, the July 1 date for the Rotary New Year had already become a tradition, one that continues 102 years later.
 

 

     Rochester Rotary provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, announces the club’s Good Deeds Committee is seeking local opportunities to help community members and organizations with short-term projects.

     Rotarians are charged to live by the motto of Service Above Self and the Good Deeds Committee  is just one way the Rochester Rotary Club fulfills this requirement. “The Good Deed Doers find it fulfilling to help neighbors and community organizations complete tasks and projects that they might otherwise not be able to complete.”

     Part of a long-term commitment to Rotary’s mission, the Good Deeds Committee looks for small projects that  a group of five to 10 volunteers can complete in around four hours for local community members or organizations. Past projects have included the construction of a handicap ramp to a private residence, spring yard cleanup and window washing for a senior citizen, painting an apartment for an individual with disabilities and serving meals at Grace Centers of Hope.

      Local community members and organizations interested in help from the Good Deeds Committee can learn more or to enlist the help of the committee by contacting the club secretary at jeff@whitbey.com.

 

 

 

Rochester Rotary is continuing to update and enhance Rotary Gateway Park  in downtown Rochester. The park was initially developed in 1997 by the Rochester Rotary Club and continues to be upgraded through the volunteer efforts of club members and funding from the purchase of memorial bricks.

 

“Rochester Rotary is honored to provide the community a beautiful garden gateway to and from downtown Rochester,” Bill Ebinger, park coordinator for the club said. “Purchasing engraved bricks is a unique way for community members to support Rotary Gateway Park while honoring or memorializing a friend or family member with ties to the Rochester community.”

 
 

June 28 marked 60 years of Rochester ommunity members putting Service Above Self

Rochester Rotary Club, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, marked its 60th anniversary as a club on June 28, 2014. The club celebrated the milestone with an event for Rochester Rotarians on July 1st at Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester Hills.

 
 
 

Rochester Rotary is helping change lives globally through repeat mission trips to Nuevo Edén, Guatemala. Rochester Rotary President and local pediatrician, Jay Eastman, M.D., and his wife, Linda Eastman, are leading efforts for the trips.

Through the support of other Rotary Clubs in District 6380 and private donations, Rochester Rotary has sent the Eastmans and other Rochester Rotarians on annual medical mission trips to Guatemala to treat the general population of Nuevo Edén since 2007. During the annual trips, patients that need follow-up care are identified and, through collaborative efforts with other physicians and medical practitioners, the majority of whom are Rotarians, follow-up trips are made to provide the additional care needed.

 

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Rochester Rotary is helping change lives globally through repeat mission trips to Nuevo Edén, Guatemala. Rochester Rotary President and local pediatrician, Jay Eastman, M.D., his wife, Rochester Rotarian Linda Eastman, and Rochester Rotarian Dr. Bill Ebinger, led the efforts for the vision mission trips, with the most recent trip taking place Jan. 18 – 24, 2014.

 

Through the support of other Rotary Clubs in District 6380 and private donations, Rochester Rotary has sent the Eastmans, Ebinger and other Rochester Rotarians on annual medical mission trips to Guatemala to treat the general population of Nuevo Edén since 2007. During the annual trips, patients that need follow-up care are identified and, through collaborative efforts with other physicians and medical practitioners, the majority of whom are Rotarians, follow-up trips are made to provide the additional care needed. It was on the annual trip in Nov. 2012 that the medical team noted the dire need for a variety of vision treatments.

 
 

The 2015-2016 Business Directory is now available.  Ernie Schaefer and his hard working committee composed of Chris Fabian, Jim Kennedy and Ray Doerr have put together this new promotional piece.  

1,000 copies have been printed for club members to use in promoting the club and to enhance our networking opportunities.

There is no charge for being listed in the directory, so if you don’t see your listing contact Ernie Schaefer to make sure you appear in the next edition.
 
 
 
Duty Roster
President - Tom Neveau
President-Elect - Ron DiLiddo
President Nominee- Rodney Hulbert
Secretary - Jeff Whitbey
CharitiesTreasurer - Ron Lichtle
Treasurer - Vince Mattina
Director -David Blair
Director - Don Robinson
Director - Ann Peterson
Director - Tim Duncan
Literacy - Annette Werner
Website Adm - Christine Hage
Foundation - Marjorie Lockwood
Membership -Kelly Dean
Youth Services Director - Wayne Hodges
Youth Exchange Chair - Dave Archbold
 
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