"ENGAGE YOUTH ~ BUILD COMMUNITY."
                                                   
Pontiac Rotary News
Society is counting on getting education right for our students, and this starts with literacy. Pam Good, founder of Beyond Basics literacy programs, is dedicated to helping generations of young people succeed as readers. With literacy, a world of opportunity opens to students and their lives and communities can be transformed.  A child who struggles to read becomes an adult who struggles to succeed.

 
We had another successful fieldtrip this week with Micah 6 Community and the old Webster Elementary School.  We started at the Micha 6 Community house at 32 Newberry St. where Dylan Pyeatt (Mission Developer) filled us in on the history of how Micha 6 got its start and where they are headed.
Rosana started her career in 1989 at the GM Saginaw Division – Detroit Gear and Axle Plants as a co-op student in the Manufacturing Engineering department.  In 1998, she returned to GM as a Manufacturing Engineering (ME) for the Truck and Bus Group and held various engineering positions including the Pontiac G6 program launch at the Orion Assembly Plant. Since January 2015, Rosana has been growing the role of Pontiac Community Relations. In 2015, the GM Pontiac campus was recognized as a key community leader in the City of Pontiac due in part to Rosana’s leadership and involvement.   Rosana has won several community awards including the Hands and Feet award in 2017 from the Center for Success, Pontiac.
 
 
What a proud moment for Pontiac Rotary... and for the Pontiac community! 
 
What an amazing example of collaboration between corporate partners, energetic volunteers, Pontiac leadership, local Rotary clubs, Pontiac Rotarians and yes, community friends!  We hope to see those bright green shirts around Pontiac for years to come!
 
Click here for a wonderful video summary by Mat Legato of Independence Media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdUekwXilJQ
 
 
Visit our facebook page (Pontiac Rotary) for more photos of our week of digging, planting, mulching and celebrating. We are still seeking tree sponsorships; all sponsors will be listed on the permanent sign at Rotary Park, hopefully for the NEXT hundred years!  Click on READ MORE for sponsorship information!
Come help us celebrate!  During Earth Week 2022, we will have planted 100 trees in Pontiac to commemorate Pontiac Rotary's 100th year of service!  We'll gather at Rotary Park at 3pm to toast our planting partners, our Pontiac community, our tree sponsors, and yes, Rotary.  Join us to mark this momentous occasion!
The first trees were planted at the Clinton River Trail--- before the snow started falling!  Well done, team.  Amazon will be planting at Baldwin Park on Tuesday, weather permitting! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Alley Cat Cafe'
31 N Saginaw
Pontiac, MI 48342
United States of America
Parking in lot at NW corner of Wayne & Lawrence. Meetings at Alley Cat on 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Field trip on 2nd Thursday. Watch calendar for updates!

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