FRANKENMUTH, MICHIGAN.  On Thursday, November 1, 2018,   members and friends of Frankenmuth’s Noon Rotary prepared approximately 16,000 meals for distribution by Rise Against Hunger. The meal packaging event was an interactive experience held in the Community Room at the Frankenmuth Credit Union in Frankenmuth. With more than 100 Rotarians, children, grandchildren and friends, the group packaged about 8,000 meals an hour. The food kits prepared are highly nutritious, dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Kurt Hadaway, Frankenmuth resident and member of the Noon Rotary Club, spearheaded the event and its organization.

Rotarians Pack 16,000+ Meals 2018-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Terry Duperon didn't follow a traditional pathway on his way to  becoming the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Duperon Adaptive Technology.  As a child, Terry struggled with Dyslexia. School became so humiliating, he eventually dropped out of school.  Growing up on a farm provided Terry with an opportunity to pursue his passion, one which involved tinkering with farm equipment and dreaming about being an inventor.  Despite not being able to read and write, Terry was able to persevere and follow his dreams.  
Today, the Duperon Corporation, is an international company that designs, develops and manufactures liquids/solids separation equipment for dams, pumpstations, wastewater and other industrial applications. His four decades in business led Terry to develop a non-traditional approach to viewing opportunity and the development of Duperon Education, a curriculum born of his experiences with invention and innovation at Duperon Corporation. The curriculum encompasses basic entrepreneurial skills that anyone can use.   Terry is the holder of five patents.  He has taught entrepreneurial skills to senior engineers at local universities and is the author of A Different Ability and Dare to Be Different.

Terry left us with this sound advice;  Run with What You Got, Not with What You're Not!
Run With What You Got, Not With What You're Not! 2018-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 05, 2018
The Frankenmuth Noon Rotary Club will hold the 27th annual Taste of Frankenmuth event on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5-8 pm. For your convenience, this year's event will be divided between two locations- the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Zehnder's of Frankenmuth.  Approximately 25-30 Frankenmuth area food and beverage vendors will serve up their finest cuisine.  A raffle will also be held. Over 1,000 people attended this unique event in 2017.  You can purchase your ticket from any rotarian, or on the day of the event, tickets will be available at the door (both Bavarian Inn and Zehnders).  
The Frankenmuth Noon Rotary Club is partnering to support the Cass River Levee Walkway Project.  This will be the 2nd year of the commitment with a goal of contributing $45,000 over three years.  Any additional monies raised will be contributed to the Rotary Local Humanitarian Fund.
The Great Taste of Frankenmuth 2018-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Ambassador Shares Journey 2017-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
Members of the Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club, the Frankenmuth Noon Rotary Club, and the Frankenmuth High School Be The Change Students joined hands to help community members prepare their yards prior to winter.  Thirty-two volunteers spent Sunday morning raking leaves, cleaning out flower beds, and hauling away debris.  What a great way to join in fellowship while helping others.  Thank you Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club for organizing the event!
Joining Hands to Help our Neighbors 2017-10-22 04:00:00Z 0
The Frankenmuth Rotary Club is fortunate to have speakers each week who are interesting and informative.  U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar visited with our club highlighting the good that is happening in Washington D.C.  We are grateful for all of our legislators who serve on our behalf.
U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar Visits Rotary 2017-10-05 04:00:00Z 0
For many years, the Frankenmuth Rotary Club has been responsible for picking up trash along two miles of M-83.  Three times a year, a team of 25 Rotarians hit the road and see to it that the roadsides are litter-free.  That may mean picking up old tires, empty bottles, a discarded piece of furniture, and on a rare occasion even money! Annually, nearly 100 hours of volunteer time are dedicated to this project.  Thanks Rotarians for your service!
Frankenmuth Rotary Highway Cleanup 2017-10-05 04:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0