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5182 Alpine Ave. NW
Comstock, MI  49321
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Highlights of 2019 Rotary Council on Legislation

Council elevates RotaractRepresentatives from around the world also vote to preserve club

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Profile: A vine ideaHeidi KühnRotary Club of San FranciscoHeidi Kühn arrived in Utsunomiya, Japan, in 1975, a few months after the end of the Vietnam War. She was a Rotary Youth Exchange

Putting power in hands of women

Stephanie Woollard went from Down Under to the top of the world to find out if one person can make a difference.

 
 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Comstock Park
Comstock Park Rotary Club is made up of business, professional, and community leaders. We meet regularly to plan and implement community service activities and network with each other . Our Rotary Club provides members with an opportunity to make a contribution to the Comstock Park community and to communities around the world. People join  Rotary for many reasons, including community involvement, personal development, professional networking, and camaraderie with fellow members. But perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction gained from making a real difference in the world.
 
 
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Thursday, April 18, the Comstock Park Rotary held he fifth annual "Senior Senior Prom" at the  Fine Arts Center at Comstock Park High School.  Over one hundred senior adults registered for this free event which was sponsored by local businesses.  The program was first offered five years ago by Alpine Floral, Amore Tratoria, and Beuschel's Funeral Home, all of whom continue to be the main sponsors for the event.  This year's theme was "Dance to the Bebop" and featured decorations and music from the fifties and sixties. 
 
Center pieces were so festive. A red car with flowers. And ice cream soda glasses with carnations and a cherry or strawberry on top with a straw. Just perfect for this event, and arranged by Alpine Floral and Gift Shop.  The food dishes provided by Amore Trattoria Italiana Restaurant were delicious and left no one hungry.  In keeping with the theme, members of the Beuschel family took photos with a Polaroid Camera.  Prizes were given for best dressed, and for winner of the cake walk. In addition, there were door prizes donated by local merchants. A disc jockey provided music from the fifties and sixties,  Best of all, there were so many smiling faces. This has turned into a great community event.  
How do the Comstock Park Rotary Club projects get funded?  Our main source of revenue comes from the sale of  barbecued chicken, ribs,or sausage that we offer our community three times a year at Dwight Lydell Park on West River Road. The dates in 2019 are Thursdays,  June 16,  July 11, and August 15.  More information with this year's prices will be forthcoming.  Have a meal in the park or take it home.  Times of the events are from 11:30 AM until 6:00 PM.  (Unless sold out before 6:00 PM.)
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
 
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Highlights of 2019 Rotary Council on Legislation

Council elevates RotaractRepresentatives from around the world also vote to preserve club

Live updates from Council on Legislation 2019

Live updates on Council on Legislation 2019Follow our live blog to see the latest from Rotary's Council on Legislation

Fluid approach to water

How Rotary has changed to help people get clean water for longer than just a few years.

 

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