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Monroe Rotary PO Box 133, Monroe, Michigan  48161

Welcome to The Rotary Club of Monroe, Michigan!

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Monroe Golf & Country Club
611 Cole Road
Monroe, MI  48162
United States
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“A serving Rotarian is more than a man with a pen in hand to write a check and wish the project well.  He is a man willing and ready to lend a hand to the task – give something of himself to the undertaking.  More important than a purse is a person.
Charles G. Buzz Tennent
RI President 1957-58
The Monroe Rotary is sponsoring a fund raising drive to provide Monroe County foster children Christmas gifts this holiday season.  This will be the second year of this program.  Last year the program provided gifts to 50 children.  For 2017, the goal is to provide gifts to 150 children!  Amy Compau, chairperson of this year's event, states "that without the generosity of the individuals and businesses from Monroe County, many foster children would go without gifts this Christmas."   Donations can be made in cash or individuals / businesses can shop and wrap gifts for these foster children.  Cash/check donations can be sent to Monroe Rotary Club c/o Amy Compau  PO Box 133  Monroe Michigan 48161.  Gift lists can be obtained through Amy Compau by emailing her at amy.compau@trinity-health.org.
Monroe Rotary is "service above self".  Help us help others during this holiday season. 
Monroe Rotary will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army on December 15 & 16th at multiple locations throughout Monroe.  This year, Friday afternoon times will be available from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  On Saturday, December 16, we will set out base of operations at Public House restaurant in downtown Monroe.  We will have club members there to sign out kettles and provide some warm drinks for all our workers. SMCC Interact Club will be covering the Big Lots location all day Saturday.  Help us help others in Monroe county.  Sign-up to ring - contact Bruce Diven 734-818-6808
Monroe Rotary will also have their Christmas Party at Public House on Saturday, December 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Food and entertainment by PLANET D NONET, Detroit's Down and Dirty Swing Band will make this holiday event something not to miss. 
The Christmas in Ida Festival was founded in 1982 by the Ida Civic Club and sponsored by local area service organizations and businesses to share the holiday cheer from small town America.  The Ida Festival has grown from a small craft show, children's lunch with Santa, and a three-unit parade to a two day festival and Midwest destination where over 52,000 visitors attend the weekend event.  Assistant Governor, Tom Allen, had a vision to bring the Monroe County Rotary clubs together on a joint service project.  The Rotary clubs from Flat Rock, Dundee, Carleton and Monroe have constructed a parade float that will be in the Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
The Parade of Lights is a two and a half hour extravaganza that features over 135 parade units sparkling with thousands of lights including, fire trucks, floats, parade balloons, cartoon characters, bands and marching groups that join farm implements in lighted displays that will be telecast on cable television and world wide web by MPACT.  Asst. District Governor, Tom Allen, states "all Rotarians from District 6400 are invited to join us to walk in this year's parade".  District Governor, Richard Caron, will join us for the event.  Please contact Tom Allen @ tomallen01@att.net to get further information and instructions on joining the Rotary Float experience.  Merry Christmas from Monroe County!
Rotary Club of Monroe, Michigan marked WORLD POLIO DAY and Rotary's historic progress toward a polio-free world, while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease.  Monroe Community College hosted the event in the La-Z-Boy Center.  Club members, friends and family members enjoyed dinner and a "livestream" video review of the milestones accomplished and overall decrease in 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016.
Monroe Rotary Club and the St. Mary's Catholic Central Interact Club were able to raise $985.00 to be sent to Rotary International for continued efforts to END POLIO.  
Our Rotary District was founded in 1915 (ten years after the founding of Rotary). Since its inception as District 9, it has had eight numeric designations. The most recent change came in 1991 when we switched from District 640 to District 6400.
Rick Caron is the 102nd Governor of our District. Governor Caron is the 26th governor of District 6400.
Two of our governors have gone on to become RI Presidents:
          Dick Hedke (Detroit) 1946-47
          Hugh Archer (Dearborn) 1989-90
Nine of our District 6400 Governors have served as RI Directors. Past District Governor Jennifer Jones was most recently Vice President and a Director of Rotary International.
Although several Monroe Rotarians have served as Assistant Governors, our own Tom Allen is currently an Assistant Governor; only one has become a District Governor, Steve Boyan, who served as Governor in the Rotary year 1966-67.


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Your assignment is to complete four Rotary Road Trips during the 2017-18 Rotary year.  A qualifying Road trip includes four (4) members of the visiting club.

NEW!   Two Road trips must be to another club’s service project!

Governor Caron Club Visit
November Community Needs Meal
Monroe Rotarians were at their best again last night at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Monroe.  We served dinner to 105 less fortunate people in our community at the Community Needs Meal sponsored by the church.  It was one of the church's largest turnouts in the last couple of months.
It was good to see former member Wayne Harmon and his new bride, Renee, there pitching in to help.  We had a great turnout of Monroe Rotarians, including Renee Mullendore, her husband, Randy, and their grandson, Cole.  Plus Dave and Shelly Hehl, Bill Saul, Ann Lenceski, Josephine Perna and her friend, Tomas, and my wife, Joy.  A tip of the Rotary cap to Louise Malvitz, Renee, Ann, Shelly and Joy for providing cupcakes.
World Polio Day 2017
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Monroe Rotary Christmas Party
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Koeze Nut Sale
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December 2017
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