Troy Rotary meets Wednesdays 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Bank of America Plaza

2600 W. Big Beaver Rd

Networking for Good, Powered by Service

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4544, Troy, MI 48099

   
 
Sally Wenczel is the author of the book "Lets Build a Rain Garden".
 
Embrace the Rain Before it Hits the Drain! Sally Wenczel’s book gives readers a close-up look at the creatures and plants that thrive inside a rain garden. Wenczel wrote and illustrated the book for children, with rhythmic verse and colorful pictures, yet she hopes to reach adult hearts with the environmental message as well.  She’ll dive into an energetic book reading, then expand on some key terms: Native Plants, Stormwater Runoff & Watershed Health, Impervious Surfaces and Green Infrastructure.
 
Wenczel will go over resources for native plants and garden design, while examining some real examples of rain gardens at her home. She hopes attendees will walk away with fresh insight and the confidence to install their own rain garden this spring.
 
Rain gardens are a simple, low-cost solution to our urban stormwater issues. Every little bit helps when it comes to watershed health and we can each be part of the solution to stop the pollution.
   
Olivia Olson is the Head of Community Engagement at Troy Public Library. She has over 20 years of experience working in Public Libraries. Her professional background and personal interests are aligned with Rotary's focus area of supporting education.
 
The new member induction ceremony was officiated by Membership Chair Eileen Heasley.
    
This year's Holiday party on Dec 10 was wonderful with great food, music and activities. The weekend event was a huge success. A Big Thank You to Anna Albers and Dale Morgan for hosting the party and to Michele Carrier for the planning!
 
Chris has worked as a National Park Ranger for the past four decades -- from the urban setting of New York City to the tropical rainforests of Samoa.  
On Wed, Sep 28, Michele Carrier and Kamal Sharma joined the Rotary family. The ceremony was officiated by AG and Past President Lynda Ludy. Michele and Kamal, both have a passion for community service. Michele Carrier is sponsored by Eileen Heasley. Kamal Sharma is sponsored by Mahendra Kenkre.
 
  
 
Troy Rotary is pleased to welcome Abigail Carney as our new Corporate member. Abigail is with Boy Scouts of America. DG Bala Murthy conducted the induction ceremony. Thank you Abigail for volunteering at World Medical Relief.
     
 
Troy Rotary members spent the Saturday morning at World Medical Relief in Southfield. The organization collects surplus medical supplies and facilitates their distribution to places where they are needed. These supplies serve the local population and are also shipped around the country and the world. Troy Rotary members volunteered at the facility and got a guided tour. 
Troy Rotary picked a great day to showcase the Club at the Troy Farmers Market ! Lot of people shopping today. Stop by and say hello to the volunteers.
 
 
Welcome to Troy Rotary’s newest Honorary Member, Tara Tomcsik-Husak, President/CEO, Troy Chamber of Commerce. We are delighted to share service, networking, and fellowship with this important community leader in Troy.
        

 

 
   
    
Vera Petruska, Victoria Mudra, and K. Luba Sawka
Featured Speakers at Troy Rotary
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
 
 
 
These local residents will discuss Ukrainian Refugee concerns from three personal perspectives focusing on current needs for families in Ukraine and schooling for students moving to the USA and entering Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic School (ICUCS) in Warren.
Troy Rotarians volunteered at two recent Forgotten Harvest projects:
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On Thursday April 7, Troy Rotarians volunteered at  the Forgotten Harvest Oak Park Warehouse.  Volunteers were Jeanette Donnellon, Gail Lucas, Tessa Lucas, Jeanne Stein and Anna Albers. Along with volunteers from around the community Troy Rotarians packed 1,301 pounds of food for distribution to the  needy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On a cold Saturday morning, April  9, Troy Rotarians gathered at the Church of the Nazarene in Madison Heights.  The Forgotten Harvest truck was already there when we arrived and had started unloading.  With instructions from members of the church Jacob and Mary, Rotarians Maryann Clark, Tim Clark, Michael Ball and Anna Albers along with other volunteers loaded up people's vehicles with fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, baked goods, canned goods and other useful items.  The truck was emptied and the recipients were very grateful. 
 
Thank you to all who Served to Change Lives.
 
 
Dr. Rebecca Chamberlain-Creanga
featured speaker at Troy Rotary on April 13.
 
 

Dr. Chamberlain-Creanga was the guest speaker at Troy Rotary on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 and highlighted the human toll of conflict, presenting on how neighboring countries like Romania are supporting Ukrainian refugees.  She also gave a brief background on separatist conflict in Eurasia and the Russia-Ukraine war, based on her experience and work in the region.  Dr. Chamberlain-Creanga and her family were in Romania in March 2022 to help provide humanitarian relief to refugees within the country and along the border with Ukraine.

On Wednesday, March 16, Rotarians and friends gathered at CJ Mahoney's to find out who the Grand Prize winner was for Troy Rotary's Lucky Luau Raffle.  Another great social event and another successful fundraiser for Troy Rotary.  Thanks to David Donnellon and Mahendra Kenkre for co-chairing the event and raffle sponsors Lynda Ludy, Roma & Bala Murthy, and Sami's Engraving and Gifts.
Troy Rotary Welcomes new Corporate Member, USI Insurance Services, LLC
 
On Wednesday, March 2, Troy Rotary inducted its newest Corporate Member, USI Insurance Services, LLC, represented by VP of Employee Benefits Ben Clevenger and Practice Leader, Scott Settle.  We look forward to collaborating with Ben & Scott and welcome them to the Rotary family!
Troy Rotary has chosen Motor City Mitten Mission (MCMM) as our selected charity for our Winter Donation Drive!   Motor City Mitten Mission is a homeless services group that works with our most vulnerable citizens in Detroit.    The drive will last through Friday, January 14th.
 
 
JFS Adopt a Family
Troy rotary members participated in the annual JFS adopt a family program this fall. Our members raised over $1,200 to help families in need this holiday season. 
 
                                                                                                                                        
 
 
                       
 
 
 
                  
Lunch Meetings
1st, 2nd and 4th Wed
David Donnellon & Bala Murthy
Feb 01, 2023 11:45 AM
Rotary Foundation
Olivia Olsen
Feb 08, 2023 11:45 AM
Troy Public Library
Sally Wenczel
Feb 15, 2023 11:45 AM
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