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Posted by Phil Abraham on Feb 02, 2017
Thursday Feb 2 meeting our club has adopted a new project that could/should involve community schools, organizations and community members of virtually all ages.
The project adopts the Little Free Library (LFL) concept for our area. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through LFL, millions of books are exchanged year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.
Posted by Lynn Morgan on Jan 19, 2017
We welcomed Mary Martin, the new Executive Director of the Greater Farmington Chamber of Commerce. Mary shared with our members and guests, what the Chamber is about and opportunities to partner with and take advantage of the Chamber of Commerce connections. The Chamber brings opportunities for a myriad of businesses in the greater Farmington area, the opportunity to get to know each other and share concerns with their counterparts. We look forward to working with Mary and her staff in the future, and hope she will come back to share more about the Chamber.
Posted by Phil Abraham on Jan 07, 2017
The last club meeting was on how to save dollars on their monthly TV expenditures.
Phil Abraham, (our resident techie member) explained many of the various methods of viewing TV content you would want to view, while avoiding the (sometimes) really expensive cost of TV content provided to you via your TV service provider (usually cable or satellite TV).
Meeting attendees were shown some examples including live TV on a wireless connect laptop.
The savings (or expense avoidance) that Phil talked about could be over a couple hundred dollars PER MONTH, depending on what you like to watch, and the TV service you purchase on a monthly basis from your local TV service provider. Phil says that your ongoing costs could be as low as zero (yes no cost at all), or less than $50 for everything you used to be able to watch. One comparison he mentioned was a subscriber whose costs using cable services went from $278 down to $40 (yes, per month).
Posted by Phil Abraham on Nov 30, 2016
Our speaker this week was Andrea Fields, the Volunteer Coordinator and Community Outreach Director of the Farmington Hills Salvation Army. She talked to us about what the Salvation Army is doing in our community, especially at this season.
Posted by Lynn Morgan on Nov 05, 2016
Saturday evening, November 5, was the night for the annual District 6380, Foundatioin Gala event, celebrating the achievements of the clubs in our District. Held at the Troy Marriott hotel in Troy, the event shared projects and programs accomplished by various clubs throughout the District, some local and some international in scope and impact.
Posted by Lynn Morgan on Nov 01, 2016
November 1, a real public event with an engaging presentation. Our own talented and qualified District Governor, Michael Angelo Caruso treated the audience to an informative and entertaining adventure in the how to's of human interaction, whether sales or service oriented business, everyone found something useful in the sharing of Michael's experience. A responsive group gave Michael the respect and gratitude that he deserved. The group included technology, medical, educational oriented individuals, to name a few. And, the Farmington Civic Theater served as an ideal venue to hold the program. Michael's assistant, Renee Pothetes made sure everything was in the right place at the right time, and the program went together with a hitch.
Posted by Lynn Morgan on Oct 24, 2016
Farmington Rotarians, Lynn Morgan, President (right) and Phil Abraham were joined by District 6380 Governor, Michael Angelo Caruso and Rene Pothetes at the airing of "The Shot Felt 'Round the World at this World Polio Day event at the Civic Theater in downtown Farmington Michigan. This was a fitting tribute to the efforts of Dr. Jonas Salk in the early efforts to develop a vaccine to prevent the crippling and deadly Poliomelitis virus that ravaged the world into the 1980's.
Posted by Lynn Morgan on Oct 20, 2016
Rhonda Panzcyk joined us on October 20 to discuss membership for Farmington Rotary. We shared upcoming events with Rhonda and she provided in depth support for the focus and building of a good membership base for Farmington Rotary. She was interested in our location and was supportive of it for the future of Farmington Rotary. With the pending changes, Rhonda is very supportive of the future of Farmington Rotary.
Posted by Lynn Morgan on Oct 18, 2016
Our friend, Dr. Henry Maicki (President of West Bloomfield Rotary), brought Karen ReMine, RN, NCBF President, Co-Founder of OMNI, and her husband Mike to join us for lunch today. She shared much new and some old information about the organization's impact in the copper belt of Zambia Africa. The mission is to improve health conditions and literacy in the area and now focusing on sanitation. A recent addition of a vehicle for transportation and outreach to villages has increased their area of influence. As a well respected NGO with a substantial and sustainable program, OMNI is a great partner for Rotary participation. A major grant candidate for the village and school is being planned. Stand by for more information about OMNI.
Posted by Lynn Morgan on Oct 11, 2016
Seedlings Mission - Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy by providing high quality, low-cost children's literature in braille.
Seedlings has an extensive collection of books for infants to teens. Their catalog includes print-braille-&-picture books for pre-readers and beginning readers, print-&-braille books for elementary children, and braille-only books for upper elementary and middle school children.