Upcoming Events
Club Meeting: Water Sanitation Project
Mar 18, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Board Meeting
Mar 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Meeting: U Can Cer Vive
Mar 25, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Golf Committee Meeting
Mar 31, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Fundraising Committee Meeting
Apr 01, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Business Meeting
Apr 08, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting: CNS Healthcare
Apr 15, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting: Brightmoor Christian Church
Apr 22, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
FIND YOUR PASSION IN Rotary's 7 Areas (or Pillars) OF SERVICE
  • Promoting Peace
  • Fighting Disease
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Education
  • Growing Economies
  • Protecting the Environment
Read more about the 7 areas of focus with Rotary and think about what area or areas that you are passionate about.
CLICK HERE. What projects do you want to pursue?
Venmo Information
Our club has started to use a free share payment app called Venmo. People can donate happy bucks, pay for meals, and a whole bunch of things!
Click sign up for a free VENMO.
Watch to learn how to use it - video tutorial
Did you sign up for a My Rotary account? If not, you should sign up for one today! 
Go to to register. You can use your own email address and your own password. This is separate from your Clubrunner account. You will learn so much about what RI has to offer, including fellowship groups and global rewards. Let us know if you need help. 
Russell Hampton
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by Kat Dooley, Club President
Wow! It has been a long time since I have been able to sit down and write a new Bell Ringer. One of the biggest things I wanted to impart during my year as President was to give as much information and transparency as possible to the club to try and keep us connected, while the world felt increasingly disconnected. I am happy to see your faces each week when we have a meeting, and with the increase in vaccinations and the relaxing of indoor dining restrictions, I am confident that we will be able to meet safely in person soon. Just an update on that, I have reached out again to our HQ at Suburban since some state rules have opened up, and I am waiting to hear back. So stay tuned. No matter what though, the future of our club will be a hybrid of in-person and digital. Each member deserves access to our meetings and information and we will work hard to provide it.

Presently, Rotary International is preparing already for the transition into a new Rotary year. The new theme for next year is up above "SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES." I just finished the President Elect conference this weekend and there's such amazing and inspirational information about Rotary's mission that I hope to share with you for the rest of this Rotary year and into the next. 
I (virtually) connected with clubs all over the Great Lakes region (including Canada), and I think there is definite opportunity for you all to experience other clubs in our District and beyond. I highly encourage you to seek out other club meetings because you will see what truly brings us all together as Rotarians above all else - and that is the heart and passion to SERVE. 
RI's President Elect, Shekhar Mehta said at the conference, "Service is the rent you pay for the space you occupy on this earth." Isn't that the truth?

Right now, Rotary is still working to finalize the eradication of Polio globally. There are only 2 or 3 confirmed cases in Afghanistan and Pakistan in very remote areas. Members in Rotary are in talks to gain access to vaccinate in those areas. 

Did you know there is still 1 person in the United States that has been living with an Iron Lung to this day? He is in his 70s now. Take some time to read his story, Mr. Alexander is truly inspiring: 
With the ever growing hesitation surrounding vaccines, Rotary is working on plans to help educate and promote science with compassion and respect. Compassion and respect above all else is something our world definitely needs more of. 
Rotary International is beginning to invest more in peace building (one of the 7 areas of focus), and that includes education and information on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. All clubs are asked to assess and think about how they started, who they are now, and where they are headed. Are there obstacles in processes, mindset, information that could hinder inclusivity and equity? The "we've always done it this way" mindset is going away. That actually is the BIGGEST issue universally in all clubs. I urge you to keep opening up, keep having conversations, keep building relationships - that is the way forward. When going through challenging times, just remember that we are all united in our passion for service - use that as the start.
The ultimate goal is to have a club that reflects its community and brings EVERYONE to the table through the lens of service. Grow Rotary, grow resources, grow service, grow empathy, grow friendship, grow humanity - think of all the TREMENDOUS good that we will accomplish - EVEN MORE than we already do! Stay tuned for more details on the Each One, Bring One campaign beginning next year. Part of vision building and planning for the future is to double-down on a strategic plan. Your board and I just started discussing it, but trust that you will all be a part as we build it out. 

How blessed are we that we have an amazing group of people who have stepped up to chair programming for the club? As President, I have quickly learned that there is A LOT of work to do and the more people you have to help the better that work will be. Innovation is done through collaboration, I am a definite believer in that. 

Your programming committee is busy coming up with the programming schedule for the rest of this year and beyond. You can see on our website, it is starting to look full. The more we plan, the more we will show our appreciation for your time as Rotarians. 

Take a moment to thank your committee for all the hard work that they are doing:
  • Colleen Burke
  • Julie Farkas
  • Linda Hyaduck
  • Kristina Schofer
  • Michael Zerkich
We are gearing up for another amazing year!

Your Golf Committee is HARD AT WORK planning the next event. You should have seen a couple emails floating around regarding baskets for the raffle. I just got word from a Rotarian in Ann Arbor that she will donate one of her glass art pieces for our event as well! 

Our Facebook Page and Golf Website are updated with all the new information. Let's get started with our Foursomes registrations and sponsorships! Each member of our club can help promote. Click on the image above for the SAVE THE DATE. :) August 10th at Links of Novi! 
Stay tuned for more details, but we will be sending out some information on a couple service projects in April. We will add them to the calendar once they are confirmed and you will get emails. Plan on a follow up to Fleece and Thank you and an environmental project with a neighboring club! Woo!
For The Love Of Rotary - Inspiration