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

       2600 W. Big Beaver Rd
                                            (Corner of Big Beaver and Lakeview Dr)

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

  • KellVanessa Ivy Rose is the granddaughter of Baseball Hall of Famer and Negro League’s great Turkey Stearne and is an author, storyteller, and educator from the metro Detroit area.
  • She will be discussing her grandfather, Baseball Hall of Famer (and Detroit Stars legend), Norman “Turkey” Stearnes.
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  • Kelly will discuss how her office accurately inventories and appraises every parcel of property in the City of Troy in order to fairly distribute the tax burden
  • Her office is responsible for assessing property within the City of Troy with a 2024 State Equalized Value of over $8.7 billion
  • She will explain the process Troy property owners can follow if there are concerns with their assessment or taxes
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President - Elect of the American Medical Association Dr. Bobby Mukkamala to speak at Troy Rotary Wednesday June 26th Lunch and Learn
 

Dr. Mukkamala, who has been active in the AMA since residency, is chair of the AMA Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force, serving as a strong voice in advocating for evidence-based policies to end the nation’s overdose epidemic. He also played a central role in response to the Flint water crisis, serving as chair of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint with a focus on funding projects to mitigate the effects of lead in children. As an otolaryngologist, he sees patients at all stages of life and all phases of health - from newborns to senior citizens. He says the most important and rewarding part of his job is connecting with patients.

June 25th at 5:30 PM
 
 An evening of fun, recognition and excitement! As the Rotary year is from July 1st to June 30th, current President Roma Murthy will be transferring the gavel to incoming President Jay Greenwood. 
In addition, a Rotary Peace Pole will be unveiled and we will induct a new member.  This will be an exciting evening as it will be under the new skating rink pavilion in Troy.
Come join Rotarians, Mayor Ethan Baker and friends.
 
When: Tuesday June 25th at 5:30 pm
Where: Jeanne M. Stine Community Park Skating Rink  241 Town Center Dr, Troy, MI 48084
Dinner: $15 can be paid by June 25th morning; No money will be collected at the dinner.
 
Brent Savident, Troy Community Director to address Rotarians on June 12th
 
 
 
Brent Savident  as Troy Community Development Director, administers zoning ordinance including preliminary plan review & planning commission.
The planning department provides expertise and information to elected officials, appointed boards and commissions, city departments, and citizens to assist in understanding and addressing key community issues and priorities.
The Planning Department promotes and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe city through education, cooperation, and enforcement of our property maintenance, zoning, nuisance, and rental inspection codes.
 
 

Location: 2600 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Time:  11:45am social; 12:00 Noon program starts

For those of you that can't make it in person, a zoom option is available:
 
 
Meeting ID: 837 2104 9822
Passcode: 955778
 
Lunch ($14) can be paid at the door. 

 

 

 

 

Nurses Honor Guard leads and conducts a unique ceremony honoring fallen nurses. If you are a nurse, know a nurse or in the medical field, come witness these beautiful nurses talk about the ceremony!

Have you thought of what is the Nurse Honor Guard?

  •  They recognize men and women who have dedicated their professional lives to nursing and to pay respect to fellow nurses (retired and/or active R.N.s, L.P. N.s, and Nurse Practitioners) for the devotion and commitment they demonstrated in caring for others.
  • They recognize these honorees for the one thing that binds us together: we are all nurses. All who answered a calling and all who leave behind an individualized legacy to the profession. For that, we are all eternally thankful. Rest easy, dear brothers and sisters. (from Nurses Honor Guard of Michigan website)

 

Come join us in learning more about this unique ceremony.

Location: 2600 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Time:  11:45am social; 12:00 Noon program starts

Lunch:  $14 at the door

Robert Wittenberg is Oakland County’s Chief Investment Officer. He is responsible for the financial security of our county and our residents
strengthening the viability of our businesses and communities. 
Come listen to what Mr. Wittenberg has planned for the health of Oakland County.
 
When: Wednesday, May 15th, 2024
Time: 11:45 am
Where: 2600 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy
 
For those of you that can't make it in person, a zoom option is available:
 
 
Meeting ID: 837 2104 9822
Passcode: 955778
 
Lunch ($14) can be paid at the door. 
 
Past District Governor Bala is passionate about the Rotary Action Plan and will be explaining what it is, how it can be used and what to expect.
The Action Plan can be used for strategic planning across all walks of life!
 
If you are results orientated and interested:
  1. Increase Our Impact
  2. Expand Our Reach
  3. Enhance Engagement 
  4. Increase your Ability to Adapt
Come join us to understand more about the Action Plan.
 
 
As the City's Chief Administrative Officer, Mark Miller was appointed by the Mayor and City Council and is responsible for directing the administration of the Troy City government. It will be really interesting to hear Mark's insights into the Troy City government and what he sees in store for the future of our community.
 
Lunch ($14) can be paid at the door. See you on Wednesday (4/10/24) at 2600 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy at 11:45 am! 
 
In case you are not able to make it in person, a Zoom link is available:
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 837 2104 9822
Passcode: 955778
 
 

Sign up Today for the Troy Rotary Annual Charity Golf Classic

Friday June 7th 8:00 am Shotgun Start. 

Sylvan Glen Golf Couse - 5725 Rochester Road, Troy, MI 48085

 

 

 Golfer Costs and Sponsorships

  

7:00 am   Registration Opens

 7:15am   Continental Breakfast, practice area

8:00am    Shotgun Start, Scramble Tournament

  • 18 holes of golf with cart
  • Hot Dog/Chips on the turn
  • Lunch
  • Awards, Prizes
Not a Golfer? Join us for lunch, awards and prizes ($45)

Sponsorship Packages open 

Event Sponsor $2,500

  • Banner at entrance, recognition at lunch
  • Opportunity to provide item for golfer gift bag
  • 1 foursome
  • Social media mentions

Lunch Sponsor: $1,500

  • Banner at lunch, recognition at lunch
  • Opportunity to provide item for golfer gift bag
  • 1 foursome
  • Social media mentions

Golfcart Sponsor: $1,500

  • Name/logo  on the golfcart
  • Recognition at lunch
  • Opportunity to provide item for golfer gift bag
  • Social media mentions

Beverage Sponsor $1,000

  • Banner on beverage cart
  • Recognition at lunch
  • Opportunity to provide item for golfer gift bag
  • Social media mentions

Gift Bag Sponsor $500

  • Logo on gift bag
  • Recognition at lunch
  • Opportunity to provide item for golfer gift bag
  • Social media mentions

Hole in One Sponsor $250

  • Recognition at Lunch
  • Opportunity to provide item for golfer gift bag
  • Social media mentions

Closest to the Pin Sponsor $250

  • Recognition at lunch
  • Social media mentions

Hole Sponsor $100

  • Logo on hole
  • Recognition at lunch
  • Social media mentions
 
 Golfer Costs and Sponsorships
   
 
On Wednesday, March 20th at our Lunch and Learn, Juliana Flores, Owner of  For Your Benefit Marketing and the Editor of Troy City Lifestyle magazine will be the speaker Juliana brings a wealth of experience and passion for providing local businesses with standout marketing solutions. Juliana will share success stories and advice for non profits to reach a wider audience.
 
The Oakland County Commissioner for District 3 (Hazel Park, Madison Heights and portions of Troy),  On Wednesday, March 13th, Ann Erickson Gault. will give an update on the state of the county.
Hear the update from our County Commissioner on the state of the County on:
  • The progress made on expanding our county parks,
  • Improving access to mental health care,
  • Increasing affordable housing.
District Governor - Elect (2024-2025) to Share her vision 
 
District Governor - Elect Sharna Hatcher will take over as District 6380's District Governor starting July 1st.  But her journey just doesn't start in July, she has been training for her role for almost three years learning from her predecessors and developing her own vision aligned with Rotary International President - Elect Stephanie Urchick. DGE Sharna will share her message and experience from her latest training at the International Assembly in Orlando where almost 600 DGE's from around the world conglomerate and listen to RI President Elect Stephanie's theme. Sharna has been a trailblazer in our District revitalizing clubs such as her current club of Auburn Hills. She has helped develop and lead our District's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Team.
Come listen to DGE Sharna Hatcher on Wednesday, February 28th at 11:45 at 2600 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy.
The Leprechauns are coming to Troy Wednesday, February 21st!  I don't mean the funny looking guys that chase gold under the rainbow and make your wishes come true, but these Leprechauns are the ROYAL OAK LEPRECHAUNS!  The Leprechauns are a collegiate baseball team that plays their home games at Royal Oak's Memorial Park. The team plays in the Northwoods League, the largest organized summer collegiate baseball league in the world with 26 teams. All players must have NCAA eligibility remaining in order to participate.
 
Mark Sackett - General Manager and Kurt Borngesser - Director of Sales for the organization are excited that they can help spread the luck of the Leprechauns and tell us about various opportunities to partner with them.  Hey. anyone up for a Rotary night at the ball field?   Come listen to Mark and Kurt on Wednesday, February 21st at 2600 W. Big Beaver road, Troy at 11:45am.
Ed Ross - Lets get to know him better!
Professionallyhe's a software Engineer, A Troy volunteer Fireman and recently, Ed ran for Troy City Council.  Ed spent 2 years in France/Monaco earning an MBA. He lived and worked in Egypt during their revolution and in Afghanistan for 3 years on several USAID and World Bank projects. Ed will speak about his experiences in those countries. Ed is the newest member of Troy Rotary Club. What was his life like in Egypt during their revolution? What was living in Afghanistan?  It should be an interesting lunch and learn as Ed shares his experiences with us on Wednesday, February 7th at 11:45am.
Welcome District Governor Nominee Wendy Hysell Jones
January 17th, 11:45am 2600 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy
 
Our speaker this week is always asking herself how do we make our communities a better place. Our District Governor Nominee Wendy Hysell Jones is an avid volunteer in her community, Anchor Bay, working on such projects as suicide prevention, feeding the hungry and helping women succeed.  Come listen to Wendy and learn more about her and her experiences on her way to becoming our District Governor.
 
She's been called the Water Lady by all who know her...Eileen Heasley and her husband John Heasley have spent a good part of their life finding solutions to clean water across the world.
 
Recently, Eileen was part of a project in Cambodia putting in water tanks and toilets. Eileen has taken a group of Rotarians to many countries and worked tireless putting in clean water solutions in Nepal, India, El Salvador, Honduras, Ecuador, Lebanon, and the Navajo Nation. 
 
Eileen and John are co-founders for a non-profit organization called "A Vision for Clean Water" which is focused on finding water solutions across the globe.
 
Eileen has received Rotary Internationals highest honor the “Service Above Self Award” which is given to only 150 Rotarians yearly for effectively utilizing volunteers.
 
Eileen will also talk about a recent project to measure salt in the the Michigan water.
 
Come join us Wednesday, January 10th at 11:45am at 2600 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy
 
or link to Zoom :
Wednesday, November 29th; 11:45 am - Come Listen to 2 very passionate Rotarians talk about the Rotary Foundation.
 
Past President David Donnellon and Past District Governor Don Riddell are passionate about a lot of things, but they share one common love, The Rotary Foundation. David understands that the Rotary Foundation is the fuel that drives the Rotary wheel. The Rotary Foundation is the non profit arm of Rotary International. Donations to the Foundation support projects in the seven focus areas below.  Troy Rotary has done a project in the bolded areas below. 
  1. Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
  2. Basic Education and Literacy
  3. Community and Economic Development
  4. Disease Prevention and Treatment
  5. Environment
  6. Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
  7. Maternal and Child Health
When you donate to the Rotary Foundation, magic happens! If you donate into the World Fund, a portion of the donations comes back to the district after 3 years in the form of District Designated Funds (DDF). If you donate to the Polio Fund, your donation is matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 
The Rotary Foundation has been rated the highest by Charity Navigator. Your gift to the Foundation is well managed and over 91% of your gift goes directly to projects.
 
 
Did you know there are a lot of people in our area that may not be able to afford a meal on thanksgiving? Troy Rotary along with our other partner Rotary clubs are addressing the need. On Thanksgiving morning, an army of volunteers will be packing thanksgiving dinner boxes, consisting of Turkey, all the fixings, and deliver the meals to over 200 families. 
We need YOU to help in one of two ways
  1. Deliver Thanksgiving Dinners
  2. Donate 
 
Calling all Veterans to join us for our Wednesday, November 8th Lunch as we observe Veterans Day with speaker Commander Todd Wodzinski of the Troy VFW Post 403.
 
Commander Wodzinski served in the Navy on the USS Georgia SSBN729 (a ballistic missile submarine) from 1994 to 1999 and was stationed at the Bangor, WA submarine base. He now commands VFW post 403. His goals as commander for the 2023/2024 year are to improve the post, support local veterans, and for post-veterans to be productive members of the Troy community.
Commander Wodzinski is leading a fundraising campaign for the post to get it back on a solid financial footing. The plan is to raise $100,000 to refurbish the building to make it a focal point for veterans who need the services provided by the VFW.
The VFW is the first stop for access to VA benefits, camaraderie with other combat vets and the front line of defense for fighting PTSD and suicide.
 
Come join us and support your local Veterans.
 

Mayor Ethan Baker to address Troy Rotary Wednesday, November 1st

 
Did you know that according to the 2023 Niche rankings, Troy is rated as the #2 city in Michigan to live, #2 Suburb in Michigan, Top 10 cities for young professionals? and top 10 suburbs to raise a family in Michigan.  All these top rankings happened under Mayor Baker's watch! He is passionate about Troy and shown that a collaborative approach to running the city is the best way to succeed.  Come listen to Mayor Baker on Wednesday, November 1st at 11:45 am as he gives us a fresh update on his initiatives. Location: 2600 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy. 
 
Mayor Baker is:
  • Committed to a robust and growing business environment, along with safe and community-centered neighborhoods for individuals and families
  • Vice-Chair of the Troy Downtown Development Authority; Chair of the Global Troy Advisory Committee;
  • U.S. Commissioner (Vice Chair) for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
  • Special Assistant to President & Mrs. Ronald Reagan in their Los Angeles post-presidential office
Blessings in a Backpack is a national effort to feed children on the weekends throughout this country and now serves more than 95,500 students in over 1,200 program.
On Wednesday, October 11th at 11:45am, Cheryl Whitton will update the club on the children the Troy Rotary Club is feeding and how we can help further. Most children have access to school lunches during the weekdays, but on the weekends, may not have any meals. Blessings in a BackPack, provides kids 6 meals to get them through the weekend.
 
Facial Aging will catch up with all of us, what can we do? Dr. Ricky Sayal will give us a few options that will help defy the aging process. Dr. Sayal is a board-certified, double-fellowship trained physician at Ears, Nose, and Throat Specialists. He provides comprehensive care .. double board certified surgeon and will share his recommendations.
 
As people naturally age they fall into one of three distinct categories: “Sinker”, “Sagger”, or “Wrinkler”. Which one are you?
Come join us this Wednesday, Oct 4th at 2600 W. Beaver Road, Troy.
 
 
 
Speaker Agenda
Vanessa Ivy Rose - Author, Storyteller & Educator
Jul 17, 2024 11:45 AM
Vanessa will speak about her Grandfather & Baseball Hall of Famer Norman “Turkey” Stearnes
Carla Reeb, Troy Nature Society Executive Director
Jul 24, 2024 11:45 AM
Stage Nature Center Update
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