Earlier in November, former Rotary International Director, Jennifer Jones, shared a heartfelt story about a heart surgery on a six month old baby that she had the honor of witnessing first hand. The surgery, performed by a fellow Rotarian who is a doctor, was gifted through an organ and tissue donation program called "Gift of Life." Watch Jennifer recount her very humbling experience to a roomful of metro area Rotarians that were hosted by Rotary Club of Troy, and also joined by current District Governor Jane McManus and two Southfield Area Rotarians. Like many Rotarians both new and seasoned, Jennifer's experience one of the many reasons she continues to be a such an active member.
"What's Your Rotary Why" - Jennifer Jones Kahli Small 2018-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
SARC raised over $350 for Polio during Polio Awareness Month during our October social event at Meriwether's Southfield! With a two to one match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we were able to donate enough to vaccinate over 1,500 children against Polio. Click below to watch our Foundation Chair Apryl Edwards speak about the importance of the cause, and see more photos of the fun. A big thanks goes to everyone who donated!
SARC helps vaccinate over 1,500 kids against polio Kahli Small 2018-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
It's no secret that SARC has a special place in its heart for kids. During October, SARC Rotarians were joined by some of our friends from Fox Sports Network Detroit for a night of food and fun with the Southfield Boys & Girls Club. Fun was had by all as the group played board games and ping pong to help the kids unwind after a full day of school (after their homework was completed of course)! Special thanks to FSN Detroit and Happy's Pizza for making sure our young buddies were playing on a full stomach.
Game night with Boys & Girls Club Southfield Kahli Small 2018-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by R.J. Cronkhite on Nov 05, 2018
SARC and Rotary Foundation's Regional Major Gifts Officer Kevin Kelly are combining for SARC's first Social of November on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6-8 p.m. at Towne Square Food & Spirits (1 Towne Square, Southfield)!
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Join Us Wed., Nov. 7 at Towne Square Food & Spirits R.J. Cronkhite 2018-11-05 05:00:00Z 0 SARC Social
On May 9, Hear Blue Cross Blue Shield's CEO Discuss Heath Care's Future R.J. Cronkhite 2018-04-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by R.J. Cronkhite on Apr 16, 2018
The Southfield Area Rotary Club is thrilled to host its upcoming meeting, featuring a talk from Jonathan Seller, VP of Business Development for Sandler Training.  Jonathan will be discussing four strategic areas every great and successful business must master. Additionally, he will share alternatives to traditional selling and introduce us to the process Sandler Training uses.

Meeting Time: April 18, 2018, 5 pm-6:30 pm
Location: University of Phoenix, 26261 Evergreen (Suite 500), Southfield, MI
Also, please mark your calendars for the May 2nd visioning session (changed from April 25th) with Vice Governor Gerry Jackson. The session will take place from 5pm-9pm and will allow us to create a 5-year plan that many other clubs in our district have found to be highly valuable. More details to come!
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This April 18, Hear Jonathan Seller Discuss The Four Strategic Areas Every Great Business Must Master R.J. Cronkhite 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0 Business,Speaker
Posted by R.J. Cronkhite on Apr 15, 2018
This past March, the Southfield Area Rotary Club was privileged to help My Brother's Keeper (MBK) at its Youth Symposium.  The Symposium assists local boys in the 8th-12th grades to develop the skills and motivation to reach beyond basic survival and truly thrive in today's current social climate. 
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My Brother's Keeper Youth Symposium - Huge Success R.J. Cronkhite 2018-04-15 04:00:00Z 0 Community,Mentor,Youth
Posted by R.J. Cronkhite on Mar 27, 2018

This past Saturday, kids, parents, and Rotarians converged at the Southfield Pavilion for this year's EGGS'travaganza, organized by Southfield's Parks & Recreation Department.

Kids and adults alike enjoyed a fun-filled day of cookie decorating, games & crafts, face painting, and other cool activities!  Kids got their chance at playing rabbit by bouncing around the event's obstacle course and even got to see Gordon Russ put on a magic show--you know he had to pull a rabbit out of his hat for this event! 
Southfield Area Rotary Club Rotarians showed up for the fun and pitched in to help make this event even more memorable for the kids.
Special thanks to Southfield's Parks & Recreation Department for putting this event together.  Let's hope this event hops back in 2019!

Easter Fun Youth
What An Eggs'cellent Event This Easter! R.J. Cronkhite 2018-03-27 04:00:00Z 0 Easter,Fun,Youth
Learn more about how you can make a difference at our March 7th meeting! K. Small 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
December 1st is World AIDS Day! Join Southfield Area Rotary Club on Sunday, December 10th for a fun afternoon of bowling to raise funds to provide AIDS testing for 160 people in Ghana. Tickets are just $15 each and include games, shoe rental and pizza. Advance purchase is recommended. Visit SARCEvents.com to purchase tickets or make a donation.
Rotary bowl-a-thon for World AIDS Day K. Small 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Join Rotary to honor Holocaust survivor Martin Lowenberg K. Small 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0

Our next SARC meeting will be on November 1st at 5:00 pm-6:30 pm. This meeting will be our first SARC meeting at a restaurant.
Meeting will be held at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant. This meeting will be fun and engaging! You will get to mix & mingle, grab a bite, learn and participate in the future plans of our club. Also, learn more about upcoming service opportunities, as well as, other opportunities.

Meeting Location:


Rusty Bucket Restaurant in Bingham Farms
30450 Telegraph Rd. (between 12 & 13 Mile Rds)
In their Private Dining Room
Please let them know you are with the Southfield Area Rotary Club upon entering.

Eat, Drink and Be Rotary...New Location for November 1 Meeting! Jim Gilmore 2017-10-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International has a wealth of exceptional individuals working daily to help better the lives of others. It’s no surprise that one of those superstars is Southfield Area Rotary Club member Dr. Jan Caldwell, Campus Vice President of University of Phoenix in Southfield. Dr. Cardwell has over thirty years’ experience in adult learning, higher education, corporate training, management and leadership. She is an innovative thought leader who has launched several innovative projects in Detroit for students, alumni, faculty, and staff that extend beyond the classroom. 




Rotarian Spotlight K. Small 2017-09-20 04:00:00Z 0
For one of its first service projects to support underserved young people in Southfield, the Southfield Area Rotary Club has teamed up with Southfield Youth Assistance, a non-profit focused on the physical and emotional well-being of youth and their families. The details of the upcoming project will officially be announced at our September 30th Party with a Purpose event. Stay tuned for more to come on this exciting partnership!
Southfield Area Rotary Club partners to support youth and their families  K. Small 2017-09-20 04:00:00Z 0
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.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-04-30 04:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-04-30 04:00:00Z 0
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