Mar 18 - Farmington Historical Society Inspector Pathways.

Today we had an informational speaker in the form of Inspector Pathways of Farmington. An introduction to a new Farmington Historical Society feature introduced by Inspector Pathway (our own Brian Golden). This new feature introduces the QR codes to be found on Historical Markers around the city. This was followed by very interesting snippits of Farmington history.
You van view the recording of the virtual meeting by clicking on this link. https://youtu.be/A-SBbQR6-7o
Mar 18 - Farmington Historical Society Inspector Pathways. Phil Abraham 2021-03-18 04:00:00Z 0
February 15th Club Virtual Meeting Phil Abraham 2021-02-27 05:00:00Z 0

Devankar Mukhi shared his perspectives on ROTARACT

Another interesting and informative program was enjoyed by all attendees this Thursday, Feb 18th. 
 
Devankar Mukhi shared his perspectives on ROTARACT, a part of Rotary International for young men and women between the ages 18 and older who are interested in expanding their interests in community service, leadership and networking, and how Farmington and Farmington Hills may provide a superior area for all young people interested.  
 
Devankar is currently the president of the Rotaract Club at Wayne State University. 
This talk was of special interest to recent graduates, new career hopefuls and anyone else you feel might benefit from learning more about opportunities within Rotary and Rotaract.  
 
The Farmington Rotary Club is very interested in forming a Rotaract Club in our communities.
 
A recording of the meeting is now available. Watch the entire meeting via the recording by clicking on the link below. https://youtu.be/XxBuAcPjvzQ 
 
 
Our virtual meetings are open to the public as usual.
 
Join our Zoom Meeting every Thursday at 8:00am (except for the last Thursday of the month when we meeting instead at 5:00pm. Same link to login every time we meet.
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Meeting ID: 489 199 8514
Passcode: fruin
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Devankar Mukhi shared his perspectives on ROTARACT Phil Abraham 2021-02-19 05:00:00Z 0

John Nanni - eradication efforts of polio through PolioPlus

Due to the wonders of Zoom, we have another great speaker this Thursday 11th at 8:00am.
 
Dedicated to Rotary's eradication efforts of polio through PolioPlus.
John Nanni is the Rotary District 7630 PolioPlus Chair, a polio survivor, team member for World's Greatest Meal to Help End Polio & Board Member of Polio Network of NJ Support Group.
 
As District 7630 PolioPlus Chair and a polio survivor, John’s goal is to raise awareness and funds for Rotary’s PolioPlus efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.
 
As a polio survivor, John knows what life is like when a child is not vaccinated. Please join John in making sure that we fulfill the promise we made to the children of the world that we WILL eradicate polio.
 
John, a polio survivor (Class of 1953), paralyzed from his neck down for
6 months just prior to the Salk Vaccine major testing. He now uses a wheelchair for most of his daily mobility due to severe Post-Polio Syndrome issues.
 
We are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Feb 11, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 489 199 8514
Passcode: fruin
John Nanni - eradication efforts of polio through PolioPlus Phil Abraham 2021-02-09 05:00:00Z 0

Purple4Polio

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.

Purple4Polio Phil Abraham 2020-10-15 04:00:00Z 1

Virtual Meeting Thursday 15th 8:00am

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.
Discussion:
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?
 
Virtual Meeting Thursday 15th 8:00am Phil Abraham 2020-10-12 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting October 8th at 8:00am

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.
 
Virtual Meeting October 8th at 8:00am Phil Abraham 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Wine Tasting September 24

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.
Virtual Wine Tasting September 24 Phil Abraham 2020-08-24 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting Thursday August 27th 4:00PM

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

 
Virtual Meeting Thursday August 27th 4:00PM Phil Abraham 2020-08-20 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting August 20th 8:00am

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
Virtual Meeting August 20th 8:00am Phil Abraham 2020-08-14 04:00:00Z 0
Virtual Meeting on Thursday 13th at 8:00am Phil Abraham 2020-08-09 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary President 2022-2023

Wonderful news.
 
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
 
Rotary President 2022-2023 Phil Abraham 2020-08-07 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting on Thursday 6th at 8:00am

Our speaker this Thursday was Jane Thornhill, Vice President, Henry Ford Physician Network & ACO at Henry Ford Health System
 
 
 
 
Jane's talk will include
  1. What Henry Ford Health Systems experienced from a non-clinical perspective and what they are doing to support their employees. Lots of stories to tell
  2. What is the intersection on why SE MI (namely Detroit) got hit so hard by COVID19 and (i.e., social determinants of health)
  3. Information on Hospitality House Food Pantry and how food insecurity intersects with the COVID19 crisis in our communities
Link to view the recording of this Virtual Meeting https://youtu.be/wOh3FY0EjB8
Virtual Meeting on Thursday 6th at 8:00am Phil Abraham 2020-08-04 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting on Thursday 30th at 4:00pm

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.
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Link to the recording of the meeting. http://https://youtu.be/vlfv-uUCFGE

 

Virtual Meeting on Thursday 30th at 4:00pm Phil Abraham 2020-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting Thursday July 23rd 8:00am

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)
Virtual Meeting Thursday July 23rd 8:00am Phil Abraham 2020-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting Thursday July 16th 8:00am

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.  
Virtual Meeting Thursday July 16th 8:00am Phil Abraham 2020-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting Thursday July 9 8:00am

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
 
Virtual Meeting Thursday July 9 8:00am Phil Abraham 2020-07-06 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meetings Library

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 also created the library of past meetings and are listed on the Virtual Library Meeting choice under Site Pages.
 
Send us any questions regarding this new feature.
 
Virtual Meetings Library Phil Abraham 2020-07-03 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting Thursday July 2 8:00am

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.
 
 
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Meeting ID: 489 199 8514
Password: fruin
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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"
Virtual Meeting Thursday July 2 8:00am Phil Abraham 2020-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Social Meeting June 25th

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.
https://zoom.us/j/4891998514?pwd=ZmFFRWxpbkFhQ2wrekhBOTBhenVxdz09

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 Social Meeting June 25th Phil Abraham 2020-06-24 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting June 18th 8:00am

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.
Virtual Meeting June 18th 8:00am Phil Abraham 2020-06-16 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting June 11th 8:00am

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.
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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
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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
Virtual Meeting June 11th 8:00am Phil Abraham 2020-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting (Zoom) June 4th

NOTE TIME CHANGE!!!
 
Farmington Rotary is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Farmington Rotary Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 4, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 489 199 8514
Password: fruin
 
Phil Abraham
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Our speaker on Thursday June 4th will be the President and CEO of World Medical Relief George V. Samson.
 
 
George  has been involved in several medical mission activities locally and internationally. Over the past twenty seven years, he has been instrumental in the monthly distribution of more than 600 million dollars’ worth of donated medical supplies, equipment and medicines overseas. Dr. Samson attended the Angeles University Foundation, in the Philippines, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Management and a Doctorate in Public Administration. He has since earned many honors during the course of his career, including; The Humanitarian Service Award from Cosmopolitan Kiwanis of Detroit and Rotary International, The Irene Auberlin Award for Service above Self and The Hall of Fame Award, from the National Federation of Filipino-American Association of Michigan. He was named one of the Ten Outstanding Filipinos Abroad-Washington, USA and given the Symbolic Key to the City of Angeles, in the Philippines.

George has been given international recognition awards and certificates of appreciation from Africa, Central America, and Europe. He was also awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees in the Philippines and in Africa. Prior to his current position, Dr. Samson was the Chief Operating Officer and Director of International Programs at World Medical Relief. He has also served as chairman of mission activities of The Rotary Club of Clinton-Mac
Virtual Meeting (Zoom) June 4th Phil Abraham 2020-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

Virtual Meeting Thursday May 21 2020

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. 

 
Virtual Meeting Thursday May 21 2020 Phil Abraham 2020-05-20 04:00:00Z 0
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
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. 
Thursty Thursday"s Lynn Morgan 2019-10-25 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

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Posted on Jan 01, 2018
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 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
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!
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.
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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

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FARMINGTON ROTARY CLUB
 IN COOPERATION WITH BOTSFORD COMMONS SENIOR COMMUNITY
 ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO A FREE PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE  OF THE
HISTORIC SISTER KENNY HOSPITAL
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.
 
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PETS

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 info@farmingtonrotaryclub.org  
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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. 
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Salvation Army Visit

Posted by Phil Abraham on Nov 30, 2016
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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.
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How to Engage Someone in 15 Seconds 

Posted by Phil Abraham on Oct 27, 2016
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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.
 
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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.
 
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