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Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
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 August 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 us for the 2015 Rochester Rotary Charity Golf Outing to benefit Rochester Rotary Charities!
 
Monday, August 15, 2016
Pine Trace Golf Club
11:30 - Registration / Driving Range Opens
12:30 The Great Golf Ball Drop
1 pm - Shotgun Start, 18 holes of golf
5:30 pm Dinner and Awards
 
 
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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