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Pictured above front from left:  Paula Konfara, Pam Zajac, Judy Garver and Linda Wolschlager.  Back: Cindy Hill and Mark Einhaus
 
Each month, a dedicated group of volunteers spends time in classrooms reading to students.  Students and teachers alike look forward to these visitors!  The Rotary Readers are regulars at Roosevelt Elementary in Keego Harbor where they interact with children in Kindergarten, First and Second Grade classrooms. The West Bloomfield Public Library is a partner in this endeavor having curated and donated over 35 books that engage children of this age.    Plans to expand the program to other West Bloomfield School District elementary schools are in the works!  Readers include Rotarians:  Mark Einhaus, Judy Garver, Cindy Hill, Jerry Hill, Paula Konfara, Marlenn Maicki, Linda Wolschlager, Pam Zajac and community members: Mary Kleam, Gary Rhineheimer. 
 
 
 
Rotarian Mark Einhaus prepares to read "Sparky" to second grade students in Mrs. Katy Knighton's class.
Our community partner, the West Bloomfield Township Public Library, generously curated and donated 35 books complete with bookplate.  
Rotary Reader and Superintendent of West Bloomfield School District, Dr. Jerry Hill, knows that reading to children builds cognitive development, improves language skills and prepares them for academic success.
 
 

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Proceeds support West Bloomfield Rotary Youth Projects including STRIVE (Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education) which offers annual scholarships to West Bloomfield High School students; RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly) a program designed to build future leaders and our new Pre-K Book Bash giveaway offering every West Bloomfield pre-school student a book to call their own. 
 

 

 
Renee Floer was elected President Nominee for 2020-21 at the December 7, 2018 meeting.   Renee joined our club in 2017 and is a Certified Financial Planner.  She and husband Scott have two children, Lana who will graduate from MSU this spring and Clark who graduates from West Bloomfield High School in June.  Pictured here, President Elect Jerry Hill and current President, Cindy Hill congratulate President Nominee Renee at our annual Holiday Brunch.

 

 
 

At the annual Foundation Celebration, we received two $2500 District Grants to be used for OMNI water projects and a $500 District Grant for the TEAM TURKEY project!  Great news and great causes! We also were recognized for our contributions to the PolioPlus fund.  Hal Parish, pictured with District Governor, Jane McManus, displays the plaque received at the event.
 
 
 
    Accepting the Presidential Citation is Past President, Scott Loney; President, Cindy Hill with Past Assistant Governor, Paul McVey
Past Assistant Governor, Paul McVey, delivered a 2017-18 Presidential Citation to the club at our October 5, 2018 meeting.  The Presidential Citation is achieved by meeting goals that support the priorities established by the Rotary International President.  Congratulations to all club members for assisting in achieving the goals!

The Rotary Club of West Bloomfield welcomed Ginger Barrons, End Polio Now District Co-Chair on October 26, 2018.  Ginger gave an informative presentation on where we stand in the quest to eradicate this terrible disease.  We're this close to zero cases worldwide.  Let's keep up the fight. 

 
 
Rotary International has partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio worldwide at a cost of over $9 billion worldwide.  We are so close to completely beating this terrible disease which has killed or permanently disabled so many.    Each year, the Rotary Club of West Bloomfield donates to the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Fund with the assist of a matching donation challenge by club member, Hal Parish.  To learn more about polio and Rotary's work, see http://www.polioeradication.org. 
 
2017-18 STRIVE Scholars, Noelle Sellars and Diamani Kleckley, were recognized at the annual Michigan Week Breakfast.  Both girls graduated from West Bloomfield High School on June 3, 2018.
 
In attendance from Rotary were President Scott Loney, President Elect and STRIVE Chair, Cindy Hill, STRIVE Co-Chair, Jaspreet Singh and President Nominee, Dr. Gerald Hill who is also Superintendent of West Bloomfield School District.
 
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We meet Fridays at 11:45 AM
Sposita's Ristorante
33210 W. 14 Mile Rd
West Bloomfield, MI  48322
United States of America
Phone:
(248) 757-0864
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F. Linda Cohen, Author
Aug 23, 2019 11:45 AM
Book Talk - "Sarinka" - A Young Girl's Story Of Perserverance, Hope and Survival During WWII
 
 
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