YE Video Promotion Lynn Morgan 2020-01-19 05:00:00Z 0

Thursty Thursday

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.
Thursty Thursday Lynn Morgan 2020-01-19 05:00:00Z 0

Thursty Thursday"s

Posted by Lynn Morgan on Oct 25, 2019
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.
Thursty Thursday"s Lynn Morgan 2019-10-25 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Independence Day with Vacation!

Posted by Phil Abraham on Jun 28, 2019
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.
Celebrate Independence Day with Vacation! Phil Abraham 2019-06-28 04:00:00Z 0

ZOOM Training Continues

Posted by Phil Abraham on Apr 27, 2019
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.
ZOOM Training Continues Phil Abraham 2019-04-27 04:00:00Z 0

Thursty Thursday April 25th

Posted by Phil Abraham on Apr 26, 2019
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.
Thursty Thursday April 25th Phil Abraham 2019-04-26 04:00:00Z 0

morning meeting...April 4th Update

Posted by Phil Abraham on Mar 29, 2019
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.
morning meeting...April 4th Update Phil Abraham 2019-03-29 04:00:00Z 0

March 28th 2019 - Thursty Thursday

Posted by Phil Abraham on Mar 29, 2019
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.
March 28th 2019 - Thursty Thursday Phil Abraham 2019-03-29 04:00:00Z 0

March 21 AM meeting

Posted on Mar 21, 2019
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.
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SouthEastern Michigan Veterans Stand Down!

Posted by Phil Abraham on Sep 16, 2018
Farmington Rotary Club is participating in the 2018 Veterans Stand Down by organizing three donation drop off locations in the Farmington, Farmington Hills area.
This event is giving a “hand up” not a “hand out” to our Homeless Veterans
·         Drop Off Locations
o   Korner Barber Shop
o   C.A.R.E.S of Farmington
o   American Legion of Farmington
Among items needed are  
Toothpaste, tooth brushes, combos, face cloths, bath towels, deodorant, antiperspirant, clothing, shoes, boots, coats, socks, bath soap, snack foods, bottled water, coffee, creamer, sugar, cups, napkins, disposable razors, shaving cream, paper plates, and plastic eating utensils.
Many other items will be accepted.
Please donate at the following locations during the period from 9/17/2018 to 9/24/2018
Korner Barber Shop
·        33342 Grand River Ave,
Farmington, MI 48336
C.A.R.E.S of Farmington
·        27835 Shiawassee Road
Farmington Hills, MI - 48336
American Legion
·         Groves-Walker American Legion Post 346
31775 Grand River Avenue
Farmington, MI  48336
Primary organizer and web site for the Stand Down is
Contact Farmington Rotary if you need assistance making the donations. or 248.757.1865
SouthEastern Michigan Veterans Stand Down! Phil Abraham 2018-09-16 04:00:00Z 0

Thursty Thursday's

Posted by Lynn Morgan on Jul 01, 2018
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!
Thursty Thursday's Lynn Morgan 2018-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Changing of the Guard

Posted by Lynn Morgan on Jun 21, 2018
Today was the last regular meeting of Farmington Rotary, under the leadership of PDG Lynn T. Morgan, '02-'03.  At this time in every Rotary year, the leadership throughout the organization changes, from the Rotary International President down through Zones, Districts and clubs throughout the world.  And, Farmington Rotary follows the principle when this year, the gavel passed from the current president to Phil Abraham the new president for Rotary Year, 2018-2019.  We wish Phil all the best and success for the coming year.
Changing of the Guard Lynn Morgan 2018-06-21 04:00:00Z 0

Candidate for Peace Fellowship

Posted by Lynn Morgan on Jun 07, 2018
Therese McFarland  

Therese is the director of development and communications for Daughters of Charity International Project Services, an arm of the International Company, headquartered in Paris, France. Working to grow the US international development and services office since 2006, the team facilitates resources to sustain diverse health, education and social services at the grassroots level in 65 resource-poor countries. Many programs encompass social justice issues and encourage peace. She has a lengthy history with nonprofit organizations including expertise in fund development, grants research and writing, program development and evaluation, marketing and PR, management and volunteer organization, and publications. Her background includes teaching and course development, and she has held marketing positions with for-profit business entities. She has a bachelor’s degree and post-degree certification in education.

Candidate for Peace Fellowship Lynn Morgan 2018-06-07 04:00:00Z 0

The Four Way  Test Essay Contest

Posted by Lynn Morgan on May 17, 2018
     The annual Rotary Four Way Test Essay Contest was completed with the recognition program held at East Middle School .  Above, the students who wrote the best essays this year, receive their awards.  FPS Superintendent George Heitsch congratulated them for their work, and Lynn T. Morgan, President of Farmington Rotary provided them with a certificate of appreciation and their reward. 
The Four Way Test Essay Contest Lynn Morgan 2018-05-17 04:00:00Z 0

Days for Girls

Posted by Lynn Morgan on Mar 15, 2018
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.
Days for Girls Lynn Morgan 2018-03-15 04:00:00Z 0

Visit with Michigan Roundtable

Posted by Phil Abraham on Feb 02, 2018

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. 

Visit with Michigan Roundtable Phil Abraham 2018-02-02 05:00:00Z 0


Posted on Jan 01, 2018
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 doing 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.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Lynn Morgan 2017-12-18 05:00:00Z 0

INTERACT at Farmington HS

Posted by Lynn Morgan on Dec 15, 2017

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!
INTERACT at Farmington HS Lynn Morgan 2017-12-15 05:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day - Movie Night at Farmington Civic Theater

Posted on Oct 23, 2017
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.
World Polio Day - Movie Night at Farmington Civic Theater 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0

2017 4-Way Essay contest celebration

Posted by Phil Abraham on May 18, 2017
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.
2017 4-Way Essay contest celebration Phil Abraham 2017-05-18 04:00:00Z 0

Invite to Public Event May 20th

May 20, 2017, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
LOCATED AT:  21400 Archwood Circle, Farmington Hills, MI
The present Botsford Senior Living Center in Farmington, is the original home of the Michigan Hospital for Crippled Children.  A Polio Treatment Center.   Dr. William E. Blodgett, an eminent orthopedist was the medical director of the school recognized as a major center for orthopedic services for crippled children. 
On display will be an iron lung (borrowed from the Cheboygan area) video and photos from the time period when the facility was a polio treatment center. Great visit for local Rotarians.
Invite to Public Event May 20th 2017-05-16 04:00:00Z 0


Posted on Mar 20, 2017
PETS - President Elect Training Seminar - It is that time of year when Rotary around the world prepares to change leadership on July 1.  That's right, over 35000 clubs change their leadership every year.  But it is not just the clubs, it happens throughout the Districts and Zones of the organization, all the way to the President of Rotary International.  It is a feat of training that helps keep the organization up to date and changing as life changes around us.  So for several days leaders and potential leaders around a region gather to gain the current insights to lead their organizations in the next Rotary Year starting on July 1, changing what needs to be changed to remain relevant and keeping what is meaningful to the members and communities they live in and work in.  You may assist by suggesting areas of  need and initiatives that need support.  You can address directly to the club by contacting  
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WASRAG Interview with Erica Gwynn Lynn Morgan 2017-02-28 05:00:00Z 0
Dr. Tera Shamey receives Paul Harris Lynn Morgan 2016-12-14 05:00:00Z 0

Jan Dolan

Posted by Lynn Morgan on Dec 07, 2016
Jan Dolan was a long time member of Farmington Rotary.  Unfortunately, Jan passed on November 1.  Her absence leaves a hole in the leadership of the club, as she served many years as Secretary.  Jan chose to provide some of her community service interests through Rotary, and exemplified Service above  self, being as active as possible for her, in programs and  projects in our community.  Jan’s close attention to education naturally drew her to serve  on boards of foundations and organizations which provided scholarships and support for youth and families in Farmington Hills. 
Jan Dolan Lynn Morgan 2016-12-07 05:00:00Z 0

Salvation Army Visit

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.
Salvation Army Visit Phil Abraham 2016-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation Recognition

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.
The Rotary Foundation Recognition Lynn Morgan 2016-11-05 04:00:00Z 0

How to engage someone in 15 seconds

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 without a hitch.
How to engage someone in 15 seconds Lynn Morgan 2016-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

How to Engage Someone in 15 Seconds 

Posted by Phil Abraham on Oct 27, 2016
This event on Tuesday November 1st at 8:30am , “How to Engage Anyone in 15 Seconds”, is a public presentation by Michael Angelo Caruso. Michael is the founder and President of Edison House, an international consulting firm specializing in corporate, and personal improvement. This event is at the wonderful Civic Theater on Grand River in Farmington.
Edison House clients include Bank of America, Citgo, Rayovac, Hallmark, The National Institutes of Health, Verizon Wireless, the United States Navy, and Nissan. Michael also blogs for DBusiness magazine, recently voted the best business magazine in America.
How to Engage Someone in 15 Seconds Phil Abraham 2016-10-27 04:00:00Z 0

Braille Books for Children

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.
Braille Books for Children Lynn Morgan 2016-10-11 04:00:00Z 0