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Continuing in the New Year, we will resume the schedule of the last Thursday of each month to have our social gathering at Craft Breww City in Farmington Hills.  We arrive at 5 for part of Happy Hour and stay until we have exhausted a few topics and shared a few libations or 7:00 pm whichever comes first.   We would be pleased to see you at our next Thursty Thursday, January 30, 2020.
Greetings all, 
Due to date of October Thursty Thursday being Halloween, 
We will be sharing our fellowship with the various ghosts and 
goblins and other urchins who will be visiting us this date.
And, speaking of gatherings, November Thursty Thursday
can never compete with the family and friends or ours who will 
be much too overstuffed from excessive food and drink to be 
jovial fellows.
We'll refresh the schedule in December for an end of the year
special, same time, same place and all who want to make up 
for lost time.
Enjoy the season.
Our club is celebrating Independence Day this year by giving ourselves the day off. We therefore will not be meeting this Thursday (4th July). We wish all our members a very happy Independence Day!!!
Our next meeting with therefore be on July 18th. This will also be the first meeting of our incoming Club President Lynn Morgan.
This meeting will have a new format. We will gather at 7:00am at Scramblers, and begin with general welcome and club business. Our speaker will commence their presentation at 7:10am and finish at approximately 7:30am. We will begin live streaming our meeting at 7:00am as usual using Zoom. A link to recording of the meeting will be made available shortly after our meeting on this web site. Details TBD.
Our ZOOM training will continue this coming Thursday May 2nd (first Thursday in the month). Everyone is welcome including members of the public.  
Our intention is to provide training or introduction to those unfamiliar with ZOOM so that they may participate in our online meeting sessions going forward.
If you are interested in attending, bring along a device you would like to use and we will assist in getting you set up and familiar with the application.
Good evening last night at Craft Breww City, as we gathered for our monthly Thursty Thursday social gathering. We meet there on the last Thursday of the month. Basically a social gathering, chatting about our club's activities and any other business/non-business we decide to discuss.
Our morning meeting on the 4th was as usual at Scramblers at 7:00am.
Update on our meeting...…. Introduction to Zoon went well. We covered the fundamentals. Very powerful system and maybe best of all FREE.
Our meeting on the 4th was an introductory session to allow members and attendees to plan their attendance for our next meeting (18th) when we will be presenting a full training session on the remote communication product called Zoom. For the full session on the 18th we are hoping attendees will bring the equipment they intend to use to join our future Zoom sessions.
As our meetings are open to the public, this would be a great opportunity to learn how this free product can be used to facilitate meetings remotely. Local Rotarians will find it very productive and allow them to participate in our future meeting remotely, from wherever they happen to be.
If you plan to attend the session on the 18th, please bring along a device you would be likely to use to participate in future remote meetings. Other than simple phones, devices could include smart phones, tablets, laptops etc. If might be a little awkward to bring along a desktop computer, but we could handle that too.
As we do every last Thursday of every month, we gathered at Craft Breww City in Farmington Hills for refreshments and Rotary discussions.  It is also our opportunity to meet as club board members for ongoing planning.
It was quite a busy night at Craft Breww City, although we had a prime position in the bar area. 
Details on the discussions will be added here a little later.
Our meeting this morning, gave President Elect Lynn Morgan the opportunity to educate us on his recent PETS session last weekend. For Lynn that was another opportunity to be informed on the current status of Rotary in our district and to hear excellent speakers on various subject related to Rotary and the world.
Lynn also talked about his, and therefore our clubs goals for the coming year.
Details about this will be published here shortly.
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 last Thursday of each month, excluding holidays and the gathering is from 5 to 7 p.m.  We would enjoy seeing you thers!

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!