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A very informative program today, presented by Susan Smith and Jody Rice White from the Farmigton-Livonia Team of Days for Girls.  This organization creates and supplies reusable feminine hygiene kits for distribution to developing countries through/with volunteers who provide medical, teaching or missionary activities.  The element of education along with a needed item, raises the level of understanding and encourages school and work attendance where otherwise the girls and women might not be able to participate.  This re-useable product serves to improve sanitation and contributes to the better health of girls and women.  It can be economically beneficial to a given area as well.  Many thanks, Susan and Jody, for bringing this message to Rotary.
 
 

We had a great meeting on Thursday morning at our first meeting of the month with Dez Squire a Suburban Organizer with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. Very enjoyable and informative. 

Dez is a Suburban Organizer with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. She uses their "We Dont Want Them:" Race and Housing in Metropolitan Detroit Traveling Exhibit to work with communities and entities interested in engaging in a deeper understanding of structural racism as they work towards racial inclusion. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
 
To all of our members and past members, our friends, acquaintances and
supporters, we wish you a very Happy and Healthy and Prosperous
New Year, 2018.  Should we talk about our resolutions?  Well, sure we should. 
How else  might you know about what  and where you might see Farmington 
Rotary around the community.
 
Our annual Four Way Test Essay Contest is coming up for 8th grade students
in Farmington Public Schools.  We have a partner project with the Harrison 
High School Interact Club, being Little Free Library installations.  Also, we 
planning to plant trees in Farmington/Farmington Hills in support of the 
Rotary International President's challenge to plant a tree for each of our 
members before Earth Day.  We will continue to support youth in our cities
throughout the rest of this year and more.
smileyMonthly, Farmington Rotary supports a fellowship gathering at Craft Breww City
in Farmington Hills.  A happy hour  setting provides a relaxed time to enjoy the 
company of other Rotarians and friends and guests over refreshments.  The timing
is the 4th Thursday of each month, excluding holidays and the gathering is from 
5 to 7 p.m.  We would enjoy seeing you there and getting to know you in this 
Happy New Year!!
 
TALKING ABOUT INTERACT -

Kyle Biel joined me at the FHS Interact Impact meeting on December 15, to share the 
excitement of the youth activities of our District 6380.  Kyle is very active at Walled 
Lake Central HS in Walled Lake, MI in their Interact Club sponsored by Lakes Area
Rotary.  His message to the Interactors attending, approximately 30, was to get to 
know Rotary and seek out the opportunities to work with other club's members to 
gain the benefits of the Rotary relationship, more specifically, the Interact and RYLA
and Youth Exchange Programs.  His message was well received with Q & A time, and 
refreshments that the Interactors at FHS had prepared and then decorated at the 
meeting.
 
Stand by, District 6380.  You will be hearing more about/from Kyle Biel!
 
Before there was a vaccine for polio, an Australian nurse discovered an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experienced great difficulty in convincing doctors that her claims were valid.
 
“Sister Kenny,” starring Rosalind Russell, will be shown Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:15 p.m., at the Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River in Farmington. The movie has local ties, in that Sister Kenny worked at the Michigan Hospital for the Crippled, which is today the Botsford Commons senior care facility.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the showing is sponsored by Farmington Rotary. Admission is $5, $3 for seniors and children.
 
On Tuesday May 16th, we celebrated the culmination of our 4 Way Test Essay contest. Through our assessment process we selected 6 students essays as the top two at  each middle school.