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The 2018 Scholarship Applications have been distributed to the counselors office at Royal Oak High School, Shrine and Bishop Foley.  Please check with your counselor and see if you are eligible for a scholarship from the Royal Oak Rotary Club.
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The 2018 Scholarship applications have been distributed to the counselors office of Royal Oak High School, Shrine and Bishop Foley.  Check with your counselor and see if you are eligible for a Royal Oak Rotary Scholarship.
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You are cordially invited to attend the annual Royal Oak State of the City Address on Thursday, July 13 at Eagle Plaza on Center Street, north of Fourth Street. This event is hosted by the Royal Oak Rotary Club and is open to the public.


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Daily Tribune - Royal Oak Rotary gives $27K in scholarships to local students NR 2017-06-11 04:00:00Z 0
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The 2016 scholarship recipients were a tremendous group of individuals. The Rotary Club of Royal Oak is working hard to ensure we expand our reach in 2017...
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The Polio virus has been reduced to two nations and as of March 8, 2017 there has been only 3 WPV1 cases, a reduction from 5 this time last year. We are this close....
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2017 Live Auction Items NR 2017-02-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by bjw on Jan 13, 2016
On April 23, 2016 we will be celebration our 33rd Annual Y.E.S.  Auction.  Funds raised at our auction provide scholarships for local seniors as well as supporting our close to our heart "Blessings in a Backpack" program where weekend food is packed each week throughout the school year to elementary, middle school and high school students on the free and reduced lunch program.   Proceeds raised at the auction also give us the opportunity to donate to the local YMCA, Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation Army to name a few.
We are currently collecting donations for our auction, ads for the program as well as attendees.  Tickets are $65 per person and include a wonderful dinner at Red Run Golf Club and opportunity to bid on approximately 300 silent auction items and several live auction items.  If you are interested in donating, placing an ad or attending the auction contact club president Barbara Wheeler at
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Royal Oak Rotary is a major supporter of Blessings in a Backpack both financially and physically packing every Wednesday. Please consider donating and specify "Royal Oak", otherwise it will go into the general fund. This should be a fun event on Dec. 3rd.
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Posted on Feb 17, 2013

April 19, 2013 we will be holding our 30th annual Y.E.S. (Youth Education and Service) Fundraiser Auction at San Marino Club, Troy, MI.  Funds raised at the auction are used to provide scholarships to High School Seniors as well as supporting the local "Boys & Girls Club", "YMCA" and to continue our support of "Blessings in a Backpack" to name a few.  Tickets will go on sale in March,  we are also looking for donations and ads for the auction program.  Please contact us if you would like to support us or attend.   

2013 is going to be the BEST. AUCTION. EVER.!!!!

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Rotary's 104th Anniversary

First Four Rotarians

The first four Rotarians: (left to right) Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and Paul Harris. Rotary Images

 During the first Rotary club meeting on 23 February 1905 in Chicago, Paul Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Hiram Shorey, and Silvester Schiele met to talk about their personal experiences. Harris then unfolded his general plan for their club meetings.

 This was the simple beginning of the world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago. It was created because of Harris’ wish to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices.

 Rotarians continue to take pride in their history. In honor of that first club, Rotarians have preserved its original meeting place, Room 711 in Chicago’s Unity Building, by re-creating the office as it existed in 1905. For several years, the Paul Harris 711 Club maintained the room as a shrine for visiting Rotarians. In 1989, when the building was scheduled to be demolished, the club carefully dismantled the office and salvaged the interior, including doors and radiators. In 1993, the RI Board of Directors set aside a permanent home for the restored Room 711 at RI World Headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Evanston.

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On Tuesday February 12, 2013 Royal Oak Rotary will be moving to the Royal Oak Women's Club.  We are very excited about our new location in this beautiful historic Royal Oak home.   Our speaker that day will be Catherine Grace from the "Patch".  Catherine will give us tips on promoting our business.  The address of the Women's Club is 404 S Pleasant, Royal Oak, on the corner of 4th and Pleasant and between Woodward and Washington.

On Tuesday February 19, 2013 we will have our Official Ribbon Cutting of our new location.  Please come join us any Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

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On February 5th Royal Oak Rotary will be having lunch with the Berkley Club.  The speaker will be Judith Levy, United States Attorney from the Department of Justice.  Ms Levy leads the Civil Rights Unit that enforces federal civil statutes such as the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and laws prohibiting patterns and practices of police misconduct.  Berkley Rotary and Berkley School District has partnered to be proactive against Bullying by promoting peace and friendship while embracing diversity.  There is no charge for the lunch!!  Meeting takes place at the First United Methodist Church located at 2825 W 12 Mile Road, Berkley.  Lunch is at 12:15 p.m.
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Our speaker is author Dan Austin. Dan has just had his second book published FORGOTTEN LANDMARKS OF DETROIT!!! This book is the sequel to "Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic Ruins" and tells the tales behind 15 landmarks that have disappeared from Detroit's skyline. Features more than 100 photos of a different Detroit - a Detroit that many have never se...
en. From the hallowed halls of Old City Hall to the story behind the city's first skyscraper to the majestic steamship City of Detroit III to the birthplace of the automotive industry, this book gives a glimpse into some of the most stunning places Detroit has ever known.
— at Boys and Girls Club, Royal Oak 1545 E Lincoln.
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Royal Oak Rotary is hosting an informational luncheon on October 23 by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy to discuss the Michigan Ballot Proposals. They are coming inform us (not sway) so that we can make the right decision on election day. Cost of the lunch is $12.00 and reservations are a must. You can register by emailing Rotary meets every Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club (Salter Center) 1545 E Lincoln, Royal Oak.

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On August 21 Margaret Devereaux will inform us on ways to boost our memory.  As we age our memory deminishes a bit, Margaret is going to give us tips on things we can do to be as sharp as a tack.   DON'T FORGET!!!!
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Tuesday's August 7th meeting will feature Nancy Robinson from Century 21 Town & Country RO, addressing Local Real Estate trends.  Nancy is a top producer and extremely knowledgeable on our local real estate.  Our meeting this week will take place at Starr Jaycee Park on 13 Mile Road. 
For fun, we are wearing Hawaiian shirts and summer hats and maybe a pair of sunglasses.  Sounds like a fun time.
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Scholarship Luncheon on Tuesday, come join us as we present 10 well deserved scholarships to 10 amazing Royal Oak Seniors from Royal Oak High School, Shrine High School and Bishop Foley High School.                   Tuesday at Noon
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The 2012 Scholarship Applications have been distributed and are due on May 15, 2012.  The Royal Oak Rotary is happy to interview applicants on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Jack & Patti Salter Center, the Royal Oak Boys & Girls Club.
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Now that summer is here and you may be traveling, take this opportunity to enjoy one of the best things about Rotary. Just about anywhere you are in the world you will find a Rotary Club. Jump at this chance to take our greetings out and bring back stories from these far-flung places.
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Presidents night capped another great year on June 23, 2009, celebrating the leadership of outgoing President Lynne Wilcox and welcoming Tom Moline as incoming President.
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Royal Oak Rotary hosted the 2009 Event in the evening of May 16, 2009,  for the first time at theRoyal Oak Farmers Market. 

Raffles, Wine Wagon, a Live Auction, great local musicians and fabulous food from local restaurants and parlors brought in hundreds of supporters of Rotary projects such as the scholarship program and PolioPlus. 

Thanks to Shar Douglas for the great slide show! [see link above] Stay tuned for results!

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