Please plan to attend our Twelfth Annual Foundation Gala on November 9 at Zehnders in Frankenmuth.  Once again we will gather to share a delicious dinner, visits with our friends from throughout the district, hear an outstanding speaker, and recognize Foundation giving accomplishments of the 2017-18 Rotary year.

Invitations will go out to every Rotarian soon.  We will begin to accept reservations on Monday, October 15.

Prices remain the same as last year:  $40 per person, or $300 for a table of 8 full paying attendees.

We will again offer a deeply discounted charge for Rotaract, Interact, and Youth Exchange students -- $20.00 per person, which we hope will be paid by the sponsoring club. 

Our keynote speaker will be Wade Nomura, from Carpinteria, California.  Wade is a Past District Governor who has filled many positions at the District, Zone, and International levels.  A polio survivor, he has been on an NID, and has been on over 50 additional international trips for Rotary.  He is his district’s Foundation Chair, he served on the most recent Council on Legislation, and is a RI Technical Coordinator for the Water and Sanitation Cadre.  He has been active in his local community and is president of Nomura/Yamasakd Landscapes.    A rather unique aspect of his background is that he was a multiple BMX National Champion and has been inducted into the Japanese American National Museum Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in BMX and for racing a bike that he designed and built.  The Nomura Racing bike has since become an icon among the avid BMX collectors.

Those of us who have heard him speak are excited to have him visit our District and present to you at the Gala.

Our program again this year will recognize new members of the Bequest Society, the Paul Harris Society, and new Major Donors.  As always, it will be a thank-you for your generosity to The Rotary Foundation and will not include any solicitations of additional contributions. 

Social Hour will begin at 5:30, so that members will have ample time to visit with friends from across the district whom they have not seen for a while.

Mark your calendar and reserve the date – November 9.  See you there!


We are extremely saddened to announce the passing of Past District Governor, Pat Post early on the morning of September 12, 2018.