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Help Rotary free the world from polio.

For over 35 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world.

The Purple4Polio activities suggested by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland and now in District 6380 in Michigan are to raise funds and awareness for End Polio Now, Rotary’s global campaign to eradicate polio across the world.

When a child receives their life-saving polio drops on mass polio immunization days, their little finger is painted with a purple dye so it is clear they have received their polio vaccine.

Rotary’s pledge for a polio free world was made in 1985 when there were 125 polio endemic countries and hundreds of new cases every single day. In the past few years, only two countries have reported cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus but no child anywhere is safe until every child has been fully vaccinated.

Our virtual Meeting October 15th had Jimm White as our Speaker. 
Jimm practices law in Farmington Hills.  Graduate of University of Michigan. Has both basic law degree and second law degree in taxation from Wayne State University.
Currently chair of Farmington Hills Salvation Army Advisory Council.
Practical Estate Planning:
1.Probate is no horror show.
2.Your kids will appreciate you.
3. Do you still like your beneficiaries?
4. Do you need a will at all?
5. Do you need a trust to manage the important stuff?
We had another wonderful speaker today, Thursday October 8. Our speaker was Scott Brills and his topic was his own great story!
A Young Rotarian’s Journey Through 60 Countries!
Scott Brills
West Bloomfield Rotary member Scott Brills joined Rotary at the age of only 25, immediately following his time in Turkey as a Rotary Group Study Exchange (GSE) team member in June 2008. It wasn't long after that, in 2009, when he teamed up his club with a Rotary club in Mongolia to help finance the outfitting of a kindergarten in a remote section of the country, for which he was featured on the front page of Rotary magazine the following year. A couple of years later he became president of the West Bloomfield Rotary Club, just prior to his four-month overland charity journey from the U.K. to Cape Town, South Africa in 2012. Follow Scott along the last decade-plus of his Rotary journey via his adventures around the world during this presentation to the Farmington Rotary Club. Scott is quite an inspiration to young folk in general and those that might enter into Rotary. So much they can do in Rotary.
Our meetings are always open to the public, This would be a good meeting to watch if you interested in community service or you know someone who is. A recording of the meeting and talk will be available within a day after the meeting here on this web site, Virtual Meeting Library.
Farmington Rotary held a Virtual Wine Tasting on September 24, 2020 at 8:00pm in support of our charitable activities.
We had a fabulous meeting even with the low numbers. Our wine expert Peter was fantastic and made the evening event very enjoyable! We are now thinking of holding another event later in the year or early next year.
On Thursday 27th our speaker will be a past member of the Farmington Rotary Club, Ginger Barrons.
Ginger Barrons, Polio Eradication Advocate is a member of the Waterford Rotary Club and has been a Rotarian since January 1989.  As one of the first three Women to be inducted to her local Club where her family members were charter Rotarians she has served in every club leadership position including President 2007-08.   Ginger is a Rotary Leadership Institute Graduate and has served on District Staff as an Assistant Governor, Foundation Team Member and Polio Co Chair.   An avid supporter of the Rotary Foundation, Ginger is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member and a Major Donor. 
As a Rotarian, Ginger has a passion for many Rotary projects with polio eradication topping the list.  She has been involved in the campaign since its inception.  Having a family member who had polio, she is very dedicated supporter of ending polio forever.   In her teen years, she was a volunteer working with polio survivors.  Her knowledge of the Rotary Polio Plus campaign to End Polio Now is extensive and she speaks to groups all over the world now thanks to the new interest in zoom meetings.  
Farmington Rotary is inviting you to our Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 489 199 8514
Passcode: fruin

Our speakers (yes multiple) this Thursday,  included a group of specialists from Farmington Public School District including Jennifer Kaminsky Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, Kelly Coffin, Assistant Superintendent for Innovation and Strategic Planning and Margaret Hendrickson, Director of Curriculum and Assessment.
View a recording of this meeting at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqe8h--f8dU&t=68s
Thursday 30th speaker was Oakland County Health Division Medical Director, Dr. Russell Faust.
Dr. Faust received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Cellular and Molecular Biology/Pathology and his M.D. from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is trained in trauma surgery; he is Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and Integrative Medicine.
Before joining Oakland County Health Division, Dr. Faust had a career in academic medicine, running research laboratories, teaching medical students, training other physicians, and performing surgery.
Link to the recording of the meeting. http://https://youtu.be/vlfv-uUCFGE


Classroom to Clouds
Our speaker this Thursday 23rd, was Dr. Gerald Hill, Superintendent of West Bloomfield Schools. and Past present of West Bloomfield Rotary. His talk this week was of course most appropriately about Covid-19 and how it is affecting schools, staff, parent and students. Gerald's talk was certainly of interest to the community at large.
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Make sure you join us on most Thursday's at 8:00am (or at 4:00pm on the last Thursday of the month). We meet virtually using Zoom allowing anyone to join us safely and without having to travel to the meeting. The meeting opens just before 8:00am and starts promptly at 8:00am (or just before 4:00pm on last Thursdays of every month)
Our speaker/s will be Mary Sloan and Jeff Lichty. Their subject will be on a humanitarian trip they undertook to Kenya. Mary and Jeff will talk about the Rotary eye care trip to Kenya.  Dr. Nelson Edwards of the new M36 club worked with a Rotarian from a Rotary club in Nairobi to make the arrangements.  
Our virtual meeting this Thursday at 8:00am will have a very special speaker given the early part of the Rotary Year. Our speaker will be none other than this year's District Governor Karen Gabrys. Karen's subject will be Leadership in a Time of Change.
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Well recognized throughout our district both in and out of Rotary, Karen will bring us a great overall view of how Rotary International is doing and most especially how our own Rotary District here in south east Michigan and south west Ontario will do in this coming  Rotary year.
Please join us via Zoom at 8:00am on Thursday to hear what Karen has to say and be ready to ask your questions of our new Governor. See the invite below for join details and a direct link to our meeting on Zoom on Thursday.
Topic: Farmington Rotary's Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 9, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 489 199 8514
Password: fruin
Some of you are aware that we are conducting our meeting via Zoom. Also called a Virtual Meeting, where we assemble at our "home" location and join together via Zoom
We are also recording every meeting, and speaker, which we are gathering into a library. This  will allow members and the public to view at a later time/day.
This videos are stored on YouTube, in a Channel named Farmington Rotary Michigan (there are a lot of Farmingtons in the country!
You can view these videos by starting up YouTube and search for "Farmington Rotary Michigan" and selecting the channel when it shows up. You should then see the library of videos. Click on whichever one you want to view. This link should take you directly to the Channel on YouTube.
We will post more information as we collect content pertinent to this process.
Send us any questions regarding this new feature.
COMING SOON! We intend to create a list of the videos and links to connect you directly to each video. 
Greetings all,
Farmington Rotary is inviting you to our scheduled Zoom meeting this Thursday at 8:00am.
Our speaker is Collyer Smith, and Collyer's  topic this Thursday is:
A Parent’s Journey Into Mental Health
Please bring a friend and share with all you feel may find the subject beneficial.  Help us spread the word.
Meeting ID: 489 199 8514
Password: fruin
As we are all aware:   COVID-19 has taken over our lives. Unfortunately, the mental health challenges that many of us face, do not take a pause.
Past President of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, Collyer Smith will be presenting:
A Parent’s Journey Into Mental Health
Once hearing his journey….. sadly, a journey too many parents have taken, we will have a better understanding of the mental health challenges our youth faces.
We will also have a better understanding of the despair their parents go through.
For more detail click on "Read More"

Farmington Rotary Club has been meeting late afternoon on the last Thursday of the month for a casual social type meeting in a local restaurant until then along came Covid-19. We then changed to spending an hour with our members and friends using Zoom.  We call that Thursty Thursday and start at 5:00pm

Farmington Rotary Club is therefore inviting you to join our scheduled Social Zoom meeting on Thursday 25th at 5:00pm.

Join this Zoom Meeting by clicking the link below.

Meeting ID: 489 199 8514
Password: fruin

Join us by clicking on the link above. Be ready with your favorite refreshment in hand. Suitable Virtual Backgrounds would be fun.

We will be discussing just about any subject, including a little Rotary business. It is very interesting what is going on in Rotary around the US, the world and our local district  and community.

Virtual Meeting June 18th 8:00am.
Our meeting on June 18th will have a local (Farmington Hills) speaker. 
Anil Kumar
Anil Kumar
Our speaker will be Anil Kumar of our Farmington branch of The Salvation Army. Anil came to Farmington after two years of service as the outreach officer at the Harbor Light in Chicago and as the assistant corps officer at the Chicago Temple Corps. He is a graduate of The Salvation Army College for Officers Training in Chicago.
The Kumars,  (Anil and Karen) are Farmington Hills residents.
Anil’s topic this Thursday is the work of The Salvation Army in the days of the Covid-19 crisis.
Greetings all,
Thursday, tomorrow, is a rather special meeting for Farmington Rotary.  The subject is not only timely, but enlightening.  Please plan to attend and share this with a friend or acquaintance.  See descriptive info below.
Farmington Rotary is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Zoom Meeting - Polio/Covid19 Perspectives
Time: June 11, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 489 199 8514
Password: fruin
Phil Abraham
Phone: 248.396.0113
Our featured presenter this week is Rotarian John Nani.  John is a Polio survivor so is well versed on the disease and its effects upon victims.  He has perspective on the other virus of our current time, Covid19.  You will be well informed by one who lives with Polio and PPS.  Beware of the commonalities of the current pandemic and the long term influences that may exist.  
See you in the morning....
Lynn T. Morgan, President
Farmington Rotary
Hope everyone is well as can be under the circumstances.
Tomorrow May 21 we are continuing our new method of holding our meetings. As we cannot meet at Scramblers for breakfast we have been holding our meetings using Zoom. 

Gerald Jackson
Oct 29, 2020 4:00 PM
Gardening during Covid-19
Kirsten Adgate
Nov 05, 2020 8:00 AM
Camp Casey
Dan Jenuwine
Nov 12, 2020 8:00 AM