Pontiac Rotary News
Join us on Thursday, June 21st for an enchanted evening in Venice.   We will dine on gourmet Italian cuisine (prepared by Chef Daniel Martinez), play a few rounds of bocce ball all while enjoying the musical performances of  David Passlacqua and Francesco Cavallini.  You don't want to miss this fantastico event!
All proceeds will support our ongoing efforts of engaging the youth Pontiac, while building a strong community. 
Rotarian Richard Berkfield braved the cold and rain to represent our Pontiac Rotary Club at the 36th annual Hunger Walk to benefit Lighthouse of Oakland County.  The walk helps fund the increase in food demand the Lighthouse pantries experience during the summer months when students have less access to school meals.
Thanks to Berk's efforts, the Pontiac Rotary Club was celebrated as the Hunger Walk All Star ---- Pontiac Rotary (ie, Berk!) raised the most money of any single organization!  We appreciate Berk's efforts as well as the generosity of many Rotarians PLUS Berk's circle of generous friends.  Fewer Pontiac children will go hungry thanks to YOU!
Career Day 2018 was another great success, with 95 Pontiac students visiting local companies and learning about exciting careers.  We appreciate the collaboration with Rotarians from Pontiac, Bloomfield and Clarkston, along with many, many community leaders, friends and local employers. Keynote speaker, Dr. Lucetry Dalton inspired everyone with her tips for success, and Oakland University student Ali'Janae Smith engaged with her recent journey to higher education.  Rotary Scholars, Cameron Clark and Laisha Perez were congratulated on their upcoming graduation and susequent transition to Golden Grizzly!  What an inspiring day for all involved!
NO ROTARY MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH --- we had a wonderful gathering with the Waterford Club on Tuesday with a special a presentation by Michigan Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson.  If you aren't aware of Express SOS, the ID requirements soon required to board an aircraft or how to avoid the lines at the Secretary of State, well, you should have joined us on Tuesday!  See you on April 26th to make sure we are ready for Career Day on May 3rd!
No more pencils, no more books....technology is changing higher ed!  Nicole Chirco, Baker College Enrollment Specialist, updated us on the use of technology in the college admissions processes.  Gone are the days of multiple campus tours; prospective students make decisions based on virtual tours, youtube videos and website data.  Student contact is made via text and email.  Technology is key in the classroom as well. 
Be sure to attend our meeting on Thursday, March 15 at AlleyCat Café, as our guest speaker will be author, speaker and Dean of Campus Services, Jahquan Hawkins.  Jahquan will share with us tips on being successful at College and he will bring copies of his book, "Finding My Way."
It seems that it is all over the news lately, active shooter in schools, churches and movie theaters.  Director Dave Ceci who oversees the Law Enforcement Training (as well as Interim Dean of the CREST simulated emergency site) at Oakland Community College, presented a different perspective to what we hear and see in the news about this topic.  He spoke to the group about what we can do as civilians to protect ourselves and possibly others if ever faced with this crisis.
March kicks off "Education" month at Rotary Club of Pontiac!  We took a fieldtrip to Oakland Community College's Administration building to have lunch with Chancellor Peter Provenzano.  Our gracious host treated us to a yummy lunch, excellent conversation and a peek into the future of OCC and education in general.  Chancellor Provenzano shared with the group that OCC has five campus across Oakland County.  While each campus has its on distinctive programs of study, they all provide students with a pipeline to further education and or to the job market.  Peter spoke to the group about the ongoing demand for trade skills workers and OCC position to fulfill those demands.  He shared with the Rotarians, OCC's role as the third pillar in the already developed relationship between the City of Pontiac and Oakland University. 
OCC is a partner with us for our annual Career Day, taking place on May 3rd this year.  Chancellor Provenzano extended an invitation to the Pontiac Rotary Club to co-host a large scale trade skills day for local Junior High and High school students to introduce them to the various trades. 
Delta Airlines flight attendants, Savanna and Betsy were our speakers at the Rotary meeting today.  They shared their tales of flying the sometime friendly skies.  They walked us through the process of how to apply to become a flight attendant and the competitive interview process. 
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Holbrook and Sebastian Mance who are our February's Students of the Month!  Kaitlyn and Sebastian attended our meeting with their parents and math teacher, Mrs. Voultos.
Kaitlyn and Sebastian are stellar students who like to assist their teacher by helping other students.  They are both very artistic and enjoy drawing, drama class and math. As our Students of the Month, Kaitlyn and Sebastian received $50 Amazon gift cards.
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