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Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:10 PM
The Community House
380 S. Bates St.
Birmingham, MI  48009-3366
United States
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September 22, 2014                  Birmingham Rotary Club
 
President Steven called the meeting to order.
 
He gave the invocation and introduced our guests.
 
Sara Rappaport sang God Bless America beautifully.  
 
Volunteers today included: Joe Bauman as the host to the guest speaker; Linda Hatfield, luncheon tickets; Bill Roy, Raffle tickets; Alicia Green, Bulletin editor; Greeter, Mark Cooper; Attendance, George Henry;
 
2 Minute Update:  Mark Anderson
 
David Underdown performed sheriff duties with many mentions to Bob Kenning’s birthday and the great job that John Mucha did with the District Rotary Detroit Zoo event.
 
Announcements and upcoming events included: a reminder about the Annual Golf Outing at Lincoln Hills on September 29th and the 90th Anniversary Party at the Birmingham Athletic Club on October 24th.  Everyone needs to RSVP as soon as possible.  We sang Happy Birthday to Bob Kenning; Marcia Wilkinson won the 50/50 raffle and no one drew the winning card so the raffle pot continues to grow.   John recapped our volunteer morning at Gleaners Food Bank on September 20th and the Rotary at the Zoo event on September 21st  where we raised $9000 for polio.   
 
The Gates Foundation will match our contributions and then some.   
Our club had a significant share of the fundraising and participation with Joe Bauman and his team winning some of the awards for fundraising.
 
Program:
Joe Bauman introduced our speaker District Governor Don Riddell.   
Don spoke about the Personal Footprints and Rotary Footprints that we will make in the upcoming years.  
With each footprint we Light Up Rotary.  
Rotary International has 1.2 million members and we will continue to end polio. 
George Hedgespeth has 3 goals and Don added a 4th goal:
  1. Grow membership and gain diversity and engagement;
  2. Every club participate in a literacy project;
  3. Increase awareness of and participation in the Rotary Foundation with a goal of $225,000;
  4. Don’s goal is for all of us to be more like George Hedgespeth – Listen, Listen & Listen somemore;   Achieve peace through service. 
 

 
 
September 15, 2014                  Birmingham Rotary Club
 
President Steven called the meeting to order at 12:05 pm. Chuck Moss gave the invocation and Steven introduced our guests.
 
Sara Rappaport sang God Bless America beautifully.  
 
Volunteers today included: John Schrot as the host to the guest speaker; Bob Gualdoni, luncheon tickets; Jim Conley, Raffle tickets; Alicia Green, Bulletin editor; Greeter, Joe Bauman; Attendance, Linda Hatfield;
 
2 Minute Update:  Dan Nerad.   The Birmingham Public Schools new school year has begun with ongoing concentration on Global Skills, character development as well as ethical leadership skills.
 
Pat Grady performed sheriff duties.
 
President Steven Volk presented a letter of endorsement for the World War II Memorial to Russell Levine, VP of the WWII Memorial.  
 
Joe Bauman discussed the 90-90 Program and George Hedgespeth’s Literacy Fund project; Please turn in your $90 donation to Joe or David Palmer for Rotary International to help eradicate polio in honor of our 90th anniversary.
 
Announcements and upcoming events included: a reminder about our volunteer morning at Gleaners Food Bank on September 20th; the Rotary at the Zoo event on September 21st; the Annual Golf Outing at Lincoln Hills on September 29th and the 90th Anniversary Party at the Birmingham Athletic Club on October
24th.We sang Happy Birthday to Ken one of our newer members; Shirley Bryant won the 50/50 raffle and no one drew the winning card so the raffle pot continues to grow. 
Program:
 John Schrot introduced our speaker Judge Michael Warren.   Judge Warren spoke about the creation of Patriot Week which is Sept. 10-17th.  He dedicates himself to renewing the spirit of America and preserving our liberty: “America can only survive as a free republic if its people know, honor, and respect our founding First Principles and history.” Judge Warren remarked. “Patriot Week is an instrumental way of renewing America by celebrating our First Principles, our Founding Fathers and other Patriots, key documents and speeches, and flags of America.”    He is the author of America’s Survival Guide, How to Stop America’s Impending Suicide by Reclaiming Our First Principles. 
 
 

 
 

September 8, 2014                  Birmingham Rotary Club

 

 

President Steve called the meeting to order at 12:05 pm. and after the Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of the Four-Way Test, Bob Gualdoni led us in singing “Grand Ole’ Flag,” A thoughtful invocation was given by Chris McLogan. Steve introduced guests among which were the president of Troy Rotary and Joe Valentine, Birmingham City Manager,.

 

Volunteers today included Sarah Rappapor as the host to the guest speaker, Alicia Green, luncheon tickets, George Stern, Raffle tickets, Shirley Bryant, Bulletin editor, Greeter, Mark Anderson, Attendance, Bryan Frank and Sheriff, David Underdown.

 

Steve showed us an inspirational video featuring the Rotary International President for 2014-2015, Gary C.K, Huang from Taiwan. President Huang reminded us that Rotary is like family.

 

Chris McLogan presented attendance awards. Many Rotarians had perfect attendance for 1 - 4 years, but Pat Grady, Linda Hatfield, and David Underdown had six years, Mark Andersoni and Rich Shapack, eight years, Joe Bauman, nine years, Peter Kreher, ten years, John Mucham, twelve years, George Stern, thirteen years and Bob Swanson, fifty four years! Jack Benish now has perfect attendance for 58 years.

 

Announcements and upcoming events included the introduction of our exchange student Fran Mestre who is from the city of Denia, in Valencia, Spain; a reminder about our volunteer morning at Gleaners Food Bank on September 20th; the Rotary at the Zoo event on September 21st; the Annual Golf Outing at Lincoln Hills on September 29th and the 90th Anniversary Party at the Birmingham Athletic Club on October 24th.

 

Rotary Day at the Zoo:  Birmingham Rotary has six teams that will compete in the scavenger hunt (along with teams from other clubs) to raise money to eradicate polio. Please give your checks of support to the team leaders payable to Rotary District 6380 with “Zoo Day” in the memo. These donations count as Paul Harris Points.

Team Leaders and team names are:

 

Dick Halstead             Halstead’s Animals

Chris Winans              Winans Winners

Nave’ Grewal              Little Rascals

Joe Bauman                 Birmingham Polio Busters

Steve Volk                   Vulcan’s Clan

Linda Hatfield             Polio Police

 

This project was part of George Hedgespeth’s vision of district Rotary Clubs coming together to work on a joint project. Please participate so we can make this project successful. The event begins at 10 am at the Detroit Zoo, Sunday, September 21st.

 

We were reminded by Joe Bauman to turn in our minimum $90 donation to Rotary International to help eradicate polio in honor of our 90th anniversary. Only about one third of club members have done this so far.

 

President Steve Volk inducted two new members to the Birmingham Rotary Club; Regan Gilshire and Ken Gass. Please give them an enthusiastic welcome to Rotary.

 

We sang Happy Birthday to our new treasurer Nave’ Grewal, and no one drew the winning card so the raffle pot continues to grow. Dave Underdown performed sheriff duties collecting a healthy pile of fines for the coffers.

 

Program::

 

Sara Rappapor introduced our speaker Lisa Kelly, who is the 4-H Tech Wizards Program Coordinator for Michigan State University Extension. Her work is in youth development and mentoring. Lisa thanked Rotarians because she was a former recipient of a Rotary scholarship.

 

Lisa spoke to us about the importance of adults mentoring youth and challenged and encouraged us to become involved as mentors. It would require spending a couple of hours per week with a student. Students are from Anderson Middle School in Berkley or Pontiac Schools. Most students need help with the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math).

 

Submitted by Shirley J. Bryant

Bulletin Editor

 

 
 

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Information and material regarding the Rotary Day at the Zoo on Sunday September 21st, is now available for distribution.

Click the link above or copy and paste it into a web browser to select Zoo 2014

or click HERE to access the Zoo Rotary Day page and download the flyer, card, postcards and Scavenger Hunt Challenger information.

 
 
 
 

George's Memorial Service

July  26, 2014

10:30 a.m.

 

All Saints' Episcopal Church

171 W. Pike Street

Pontiac, Michigan 48098

 

248/334-4571

 

Family Hour -

All Saints' Episcopal Church ( same address)

July 25, 2014

6: p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

The family has requested that In lieu of Flowers Memorial Donations  are sent to :

 

Office of Philanthropy

1 Ford Place Suite 5A

Detroit, Michigan 48202

Please make checks payable to Henry Ford Health Systems and note George Hedgespeth in the memo line.

 

Funds received a re designated for use by  the Heart Transplant Patient Emergency Needs Fund .

or

 

The George Hedgespeth Scholarship Fund

Lincoln University

Office of Institutional Advancement

PO Box 179

Lincoln University, PA 19352-0999

 

www.haleyfuneraldirectors.com

 

 
 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our fellow Rotarian and District Governor, George Hedgespeth passed away on July 3, 2014.  His commitment, dedication and love for Rotary and Service Above Self will forever live in our hearts.  We miss you, George.

 

 
 

Dave recapped his year as President - Congrats Dave on a job well done!

 

 
 

Our newest member was inducted at yesterday's meeting ~ Sarah Rappaport!  She is the singer in the band "Collision Six" and also runs The Tutoring Center in Birmingham.  Welcome Sarah!

 

 
 

Welcome Caitlin Falenski, Ron Ezell, Nave Grewal & Alicia Green!!

 

 
 

Dave Zimmer: Paul Harris + 7
Linda Hatfield: Paul Harris + 1
Joe Bauman: Paul Harris + 3
Molly Swart: Paul Harris + 2
John Westerheide: Paul Harris + 1
Mark Anderson: Paul Harris + 3

WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!

 

 
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO CALLA!!  What an impressive photo!

 

 
 
 

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