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Rotary welcome to new City Manager - to hear the plans for the City of Farmington
 
 
 
Our committee  meetings planning the October 24th Polio Day at the Civic Theater in downtown Farmington, are now being held using a remote meeting tool called Zoom.
 
Zoom allows Rotarians to join the meeting from a remote location like home, their place of business or even from their travels. Basically with a computer or smart phone a club member can join the meeting and assist in the planning and preparation.
 
For those with computers or smart phones with internet access, plus an inbuilt camera, they can join the meeting with video. This allows members to have "face to face" meetings rather than just with voice like a conference call. Those joining the meeting without a camera can of course still participate, but the video does add a feeling of being part of the meeting in a different way.
 
As we move forward, we will be sharing views of documents or screens so we can be even more effective.
 
The meetings are planned to be held every Wednesday at 5:00pm. Contact Phil Abraham for details. pabraham@farmingtonrotaryclub.org or 248.432.6686
 

 
 
SAVE THE DATE -
 
OCTOBER 24, 2016 - 7 - 9 pm
 
The story of Polio eradication efforts by Rotary and world partners as we approach the end of Polio and completion of our promise to the children of the world.
 
The Rotary Polio Story, today.
 
Meet Rotarians active in the eradication effort.
 
Meet Polio survivors.
 
Meet Medical people for current day perspective.
 
Meet local Rotarians who are supporting the End Polio Now movement.
 
Enjoy the ambience of the best neighborhood theater in Michigan for several years running.
 
Register early, space is limited.  Bring your friends and associates.
 
 
 

 
 
We were extremely lucky today, when we had not one but two speakers!
 
One was well known to club members and the other a local Rotarian.
 
The well know individual just happened to be the son of one of our members (Bruce Carr) who had just been selected as Michigan Educator of the year for 2016. Daniel Carr was recently presented with this honor by Coach Izzo at MSU. Daniel was selected by the Michigan Lotter for his contribution to public education. 
 
The other speaker was local Rotarian Phil Matous, who educated us on the Medal of Honor.
 
In the photo Daniel is on the left and Phil on the right.
 

 
 
HOME TOWN GIRL IS A GIFT TO THE WORLD!!
1995 FHS Graduate, Erica Gwynn is coming to the Rotary District 6380 District Conference May 12 through 15 held this year in Chatham Ontario.  Erica advanced her education after a BS from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with the Rotary Foundation program as Ambassadorial Scholar sponsored by Farmington Rotary.  Following her research and performance in the field of water and maternal health she was recognized by Rotary International and joined the staff in Evanston IL.  She now holds the position of  Area of Focus Manager for Water and Sanitation at the Rotary Foundation and Manager for the Rotary International/USAID Alliance at the prestigious Rotary Foundation.
 
 
Oil, Water, Wind, Sun and Fusion.  Do you know where our electricity comes from?
We all know that all you have to do is turn on the switch and you have lights and heat for comfortable living.  But what it takes to allow that switch to operate  to our benefit, well there are a lot of considerations to be taken into account.  Starting with the fuel that generating plants need to produce electricity come from the various sources. 
 
 
 
At our lunch today we had Tera Shamey from Operation Common Good as our speaker and WOW did we find out about a great organization, whose principal "workers" are Farmington Public Schools students and our own children/grandchildren.
 
We had invited Tera to come speak to us about OCG as we had become familiar with their activities when we decided to hold a dinner event to assist the Farmington/Farmington Hills homeless and had difficulty in deciding which organization to work with.   We found OCG and are now sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner event on April 15th at the Orchard United Methodist Church. OCG is the perfect group for us to work with. Especially as it brings the students of FPS in touch with Rotary once again.
 
Tera gave a wonderful description of the FPS schoolchildren’s involvement in OCG and gave us even more encouragement for our event.
 
I’ll give you more information about the event as we close on April 15th  Of course we would love for everyone to attend. Dinner will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Orchard United Methodist Church.
 
The attached photograph is of Tera with Lynn Morgan our President Elect for 2016-17
 

 
 
A very timely update about the organization, very near and dear to his heart, was given to the club by our own Bruce Carr.  Bruce has been very involved with the organization and over the last year +/- he has been instrumental in the relocation of the organization from Detroit to Southfield.  Reminding us all, informatively, of the originators of the organization and some of the history about the founders, a visual walk through of the facility and descriptions of the work that is done, mostly by volunteers, it gave us all a boost of our energy to utilize this tremendous asset to benefit the needy in the world, wherever that may take us.  But you can also benefit the local and state needs through programs that have been developed over the years.  Literally from infancy, thousands of needy people have benefited from the work of World Medical Relief.  You can learn more by coming to our club and letting Bruce know you are interested. Thank you Bruce.