2022 Great Taste of Frankenmuth

The Frankenmuth Noon Rotary Club will hold this 31st annual event on Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 5-8pm. Vendors will be spread out at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Frankenmuth area food and beverage vendors will serve up their finest dish or drink. A raffle will also be held. Tickets are $25 each and are available from any Frankenmuth Noon Rotarian, Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth Credit Union or at the door. If you have questions, please email azgrossi@bavarianinn.com.
Proceeds go to River Walk Extension and Community Improvement Projects.

2022 Great Taste of Frankenmuth Jeanna Rogner 2024-03-14 04:00:00Z 0

Food Drive for Veteran's Food Pantry

The Frankenmuth Noon Rotary Club, Frankenmuth Credit Union and Air Advantage collected, donated and purchased food/hygiene items for the “I Support the 1% Food Pantry” in Saginaw. Schaefer & Bierlein provided the van for transporting these items. The delivery was made on 9/11. Rotarians involved were Jenny Bickel, Terry Weiss, Mike Murphy, Eric Baarck, Scott Zimmer, Randy Bierlein Family, Kurt Hadaway and Chip Sassone. Additional deliveries are planned through the remainder of the year.
Food Drive for Veteran's Food Pantry Jeanna Rogner 2020-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Provide School Supplies

Noon and Morning Rotarians teamed up to provide St. Lorenz and Frankenmuth community schools with much needed school supplies for the start of the 2020-21 school year. Due to the pandemic, sharing of crayons, scissors, highlighters, etc. is not allowed. The school supplies provided by the two Rotary clubs helped the schools ensure the safety of the kids and provided financial relief to many families in the community. Pictured are volunteers from both clubs packaging the supplies to be delivered to the schools.
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Recognizing Local Health Providers

The Noon and Morning Rotary Clubs are recognizing/thanking some of our local health providers who have exemplified the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" by providing them with a treat from a local business. They were able to redeem the treat card at Rau's Country Store, Kernel Benny's Popcorn, Jaami's Ice Cream & Treats, Frankenmuth McDonald's or Frankenmuth Cheese Haus.
Cards have been delivered to the following facilities staff (hourly and salaried):
  • Medilodge- 100 employees
  • Wellspring- 170 employees
  • Bavarian Comfort Care- 50 employees
  • Covenant Glen- 50 employees
For an estimated 370 employees.
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President Eric Baarck Accepts the Gavel

Thank you to outgoing President Steve Jennings for leading our Club during the 2019-2020 Rotary year.
Congratulations to Eric Baarck newly appointed as President of our Club for the Rotary year 2020-2021.
We are grateful to both of them for their service!
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Frankenmuth Rotary Fondo

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The Second Annual Frankenmuth Fondo will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020. This Competitive Bike Ride promises to be a spectacular event. All proceeds will support humanitarian causes.
The day's events will include:
  • 100K, 50K, or 25K courses;
  • Virtual ride option;
  • Registration fee is $55 until July 23.  Beginning July 24, $65;
  • Children 12 and under $25 until July 26.  After July 26, $35;
  • Special “Jersey Rider” bike shirts for riders who raise $300 or more;
  • For information regarding schedule, registration,  and post-race celebrations please visit http://www.cyclefrankenmuth.com/
  • Contact information:  Please call 989.262.0620  or email   info@cyclefrankenmuth.com
See you at the Fondo!
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Rotarians Pack 16,000+ Meals

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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.

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Run With What You Got, Not With What You're Not!

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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!
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Joining Hands to Help our Neighbors

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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!
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U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar Visits Rotary

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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

Frankenmuth Rotary Highway Cleanup

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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!
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

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.
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Finding Safe Haven

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.
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Saving lives in Ghana

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.
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India celebrates three years without polio

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.
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