SMCC/AIRPORT Interact Clubs Event

Monroe St. Mary's Catholic Central and Carleton Airport High School Interact Clubs (Rotary sponsored student clubs) are hosting their annual Shots for Victory Raffle this Friday, January 24, 2001, from 5:30 to 9:00PM. 

The Event will be at Airports Gym during the JV and Varsity Boys' Basketball games.

There are silent auction items/baskets available for participants to bid on during the game.
All proceeds from this event, 100%, goes to support the Victory Cancer Center of Toledo, Ohio.

SMCC/AIRPORT Interact Clubs Event Patrick Barley 2020-01-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Minute - World Water Day

Posted by Jim Morr
Continuing with the theme from last week, Friday, March 22 was “World Water Day”. This is a day declared by the United Nations 26 years ago to focus attention on the importance of fresh water.
In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly recognized “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” In other words, clean water is a foundation for LIFE and we ALL need it to live our lives properly.
Each year the UN also selects a theme for World Water Day and this year’s theme is “leaving no one behind.” It’s 2019 and there are still over 600 million people living without access to safe, clean water and 1.2 billion people are not connected to a wastewater system. Drinking from contaminated water sources and walking miles to fetch unsafe water is still a reality for far too many.
More than 1 billion people in water poor regions survive on the same amount used to flush a toilet or take a 5 minute shower. Every minute a child dies as a result of illnesses contracted by use of impure water. In fact more than 80% of all illnesses in the world are attributed to unclean water.
As Rotarians we are committed to doing our part to provide clean water and sanitation to help save lives. It all starts with one drop.
Rotary Minute - World Water Day Jim Morr 2019-03-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Wheel Emblem

Posted by Bruce Diven
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization and Movement." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads. Finally, in 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. Thus, in 1923, the present gear wheel, with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association." A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added and the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem. 
The current Rotary "brand" has married the ROTARY in lettering with the wheel emblem.  The only Rotary emblems MUST comply with those specified on Rotary Brand Central in all publications and print / digital media.
Rotary's Wheel Emblem Bruce Diven 2019-03-18 04:00:00Z 0

Definition of Rotary

How do you describe the organization called "Rotary"? There are so many characteristics of a Rotary club as well as the activities of a million Rotarians. There are the features of service, internationality, fellowship, classifications of each vocation, development of goodwill and world understanding, the emphasis of high ethical standards, concern for other people an many more descriptive qualities.

In 1976 the Rotary International Board of Directors was interested creating a concise definition of the fundamental aspects of Rotary. The turned to the three men who were then serving on Rotary's Public Relation Committee and requested that a one-sentence definition of Rotary be prepared. After numerous drafts, the committee presented this definition, which has been used ever since in various Rotary publications:
"Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.”  Those 31 words are worth remembering when someone asks, "What is a Rotary club?"
Definition of Rotary Bruce Diven 2019-03-03 05:00:00Z 0

Exchange of Club Banners

Posted by Bruce Diven
One of the colorful traditions of many Rotary clubs is the exchange of small banners, flags or pennants. Rotarians traveling to distant locations often take banners to exchange at "make up" meetings as a token of friendship. Many clubs use the decorative banners they have received for attractive displays at club meetings and district events.

The Rotary International board recognized the growing popularity of the banner exchange back in 1959 and suggested that those clubs which participate in such exchanges give careful thought to the design of their banners in order that they be distinctive and expressive of the community and country of which the club is a part.  It is recommended that banners include pictures, slogans or designs which portray the territorial area of the club.
The board was also mindful of the financial burden such exchange may impose upon some clubs, especially in popular areas where many visitors make up and request to exchange. In all instances, clubs are cautioned to exercise discretion and moderation in the exchange of banners in order that the financial obligations do not interfere with the basic service activities of the club.

Exchanging club banners is a very pleasant custom, especially when a creative and artistic banner tells an interesting story of community pride. The exchange of banners is a significant tradition of Rotary and serves as tangible symbol of our international fellowship.  Have you seen the Monroe Club Rotary Banner.  Ask the president or a club officer to talk about the club banner at one of our meetings.  New members should attend the scheduled FIRESIDE CHAT and learn the traditions of Rotary and our club.
Exchange of Club Banners Bruce Diven 2019-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Monroe Rotary & Sister City - Hofu Japan

Posted by Dave Bagnall on May 02, 2018
Monroe Rotary members can take pride in the City of Monroe’s celebration for the 25th Anniversary of the Sister City connection with Hofu, Japan that took place this past weekend when a delegation of 35 Hofu officials and residents visited Monroe.  Our Rotary Club played a front and center role starting more than a quarter of a century ago when the friendship between those two cities started to take shape.
Monroe Rotary & Sister City - Hofu Japan Dave Bagnall 2018-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

Guatemala Schools Get Clean Water

Posted by Jenny Espino / Rotary Magazine

An estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities that hygienically separate human excreta from human contact. Rotarian Alfredo Pérez knows the schools in Guatemala and neighboring countries can use all the help available in this area.

The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools Target Challenge focuses on providing clean water and sanitation systems, and equipping teachers to educate students on better hygiene practices.

So, when Carlos Flores, then governor of District 4250 (Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras), asked Pérez in 2016 to get involved with the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools Target Challenge, he quickly accepted. As the name suggests, the pilot program focuses on providing clean water and sanitation systems, and equipping teachers to educate students on better hygiene practices.

“The objective of the project is to develop good hygiene habits in children,” Pérez says. “By reducing absenteeism due to diseases that are acquired due to lack of water, sanitation, and hygiene in schools, we can increase their academic development. Training teachers to help children develop good hygiene habits is key.”

Indeed, more than a year after the effort began, the Rotary Club of Valle de Guatemala, where Pérez is a member, has improved conditions for as many as 1,793 children from 10 schools in the town of Escuintla, about 40 miles south of Guatemala City, the capital. 

Corporación Energías de Guatemala, an energy company, backed the project with a $62,000 grant. Pérez’s club and the Rotary Club of Escuintla worked with local public health officials and urban and rural planners. The project provided toilets, washing stations, and water tanks, and also supported training for teachers so that the facilities would be put to good use.

This year, members of Pérez’s club have a budget of $30,000 for work at five more schools. 

Pérez is giving talks around his country in hopes of recruiting more clubs to take up the challenge in their communities, and he’s seeking international partners to help expand the program.

Educators tell Rotarians that fewer students now miss school because of gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses, which sometimes spread by poor hand washing or lack of safe water.

Guatemala Schools Get Clean Water Jenny Espino / Rotary Magazine 2018-02-18 05:00:00Z 0

Women In Rotary

Posted by Bruce Diven
Its been just over 40 years ago, the Rotary Club of Duarte, Calif., admitted three women members, in violation of the Rotary International constitution.  As a result, the club's charter was terminated by Rotary International.
Undeterred, the club's members continued to meet.  They put a X over their Rotary insignia, made themselves new pins, and dubbed themselves the Ex-Rotary Club of Duarte as they continued to fight for the right of women to serve as Rotarians.  Ten years later, a restored Rotary Club of Duarte sent Sylvia Whitlock, Rotary's first female club president, to a president's elect training seminar.  Not long after that, in 1989, Rotary's Council on Legislation permanently ended Rotary's status as a mens-only organization.
When I joined Rotary in Trenton, Michigan in 1992, there were no women in our club.  Within the next two years, a woman was nominated for membership.  Upon her nomination, over 1/3 of the club threatened to withdraw from the club.  The club's board of directors met and unanimously decided to admit the woman regardless of the threats from the membership. The woman was inducted and the club lost only  5-6 members over the next two months.  From that day forward, the club has never looked back.  It became stronger and became a better reflection of the community which it represented.  Today, there are more than 240,000 women in more than 35,000 clubs internationally.  
It is unimaginable now to not have women in Rotary clubs.  They are as passionate and dedicated as any member of the club.  They bring additional friendships and connections that wouldn't be possible in an all male organization.   So, let's take our hats off to all the lady Rotarians who serve Rotary and our communities.  It is my honor to be in Rotary with them.    
Women In Rotary Bruce Diven 2018-02-16 05:00:00Z 0

Monroe Rotary Ringing Bells for Salvation Army

Posted by Bruce Diven
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. 
Monroe Rotary Ringing Bells for Salvation Army Bruce Diven 2017-11-21 05:00:00Z 0

Foster Children's Christmas Project

Posted by Bruce Diven
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
Monroe Rotary is "service above self".  Help us help others during this holiday season. 
Foster Children's Christmas Project Bruce Diven 2017-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Monroe County Rotary Clubs
    in Ida Christmas Parade

Posted by Bruce Diven
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 @ to get further information and instructions on joining the Rotary Float experience.  Merry Christmas from Monroe County!
Monroe County Rotary Clubs    in Ida Christmas Parade Bruce Diven 2017-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day - Monroe Makes a Difference

Posted by Bruce Diven
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.  
World Polio Day - Monroe Makes a Difference Bruce Diven 2017-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Minute - District Governor Tidbits

Posted by Jim Morr
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.
Rotary Minute - District Governor Tidbits Jim Morr 2017-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Monroe Rotary Purple For Polio Day

Posted by Bruce Diven
Purple for Polio Day is October 17, 2017 at the regular meeting of Monroe Rotary - 12 noon at Monroe Golf and Country Club.  Members are asked to wear something purple for the meeting and make a donation to the Rotary Polio Project.  With your donation, you will be "giving Polio the finger", your little finger that is!  When polio vaccine is given, it is followed by the little finger being dipped in a purple ink well to identify all those who have received the vaccine.  We will have our own PURPLE INK WELL for dipping of fingers and thanking our members for their donations.
District 6400 Polio Day Chair, Aruna Koushik, is asking for each Rotary Club in District 6400 to organize a photo of the club members wearing purple.  The club picture will be taken at the end of our meeting and displayed on World Polio Day, October 24, 2017.  at Monroe County Community College "livestream" event and reception.   The District governor Rick Caron will go boldly and Sky Dive for Polio this coming spring 2018 if there are 30 clubs who participate with the club pictures. 
Monroe Rotary accepts the challenge!
Please join us at the meeting.
Monroe Rotary Purple For Polio Day Bruce Diven 2017-10-12 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary and Polio

Posted on Sep 19, 2017
Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.
In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort.
Global Polio Eradication Initiative
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, formed in 1988, is a public-private partnership that includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and governments of the world. Rotary’s focus is advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and awareness-building.
Polio Today
Today, there are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Just 37 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2016, which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day.
The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent, due to factors including geographical isolation, poor public infrastructure, armed conflict and cultural barriers. Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks.
Ensuring Success
Rotary will raise $50 million per year over the next three years, with every dollar to be matched with two additional dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These funds help to provide much-needed operational support, medical personnel, laboratory
equipment, and educational materials for health workers and parents. Governments, corporations and private individuals all play a crucial role in funding.
Rotary and Polio Bruce Diven 2017-09-19 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Minute

Posted by Jim Morr
“Look up in the sky, is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's Super Rotarian............”
This is a statement from a truly “Super Rotarian”, Evan Burrell of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia.
As a shy 18 year old, Evan’s mother encouraged him to join Rotaract. He wasn’t excited about the prospect, but did because as he says “I was really just looking for a girlfriend.” By the way, he found one, who is now not only his wife but also a fellow Rotarian.
Evan, now 35, is a tireless worker for Rotary, but he also instills fun in almost everything his club and district does. As he states: “We can be serious about what we do, but let’s do it with a smile on our faces.”
Evan shakes up traditional Rotary clubs wherever he goes. He helped establish Australia’s first e-club, and works for Rotary Down Under, Rotary’s regional magazine serving Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands.
Evan is a frequent contributor to Rotary Facebook pages and blogs. One recent post sums up his thoughts on Rotary very succinctly: “Don't hide behind your secret identity; with Rotary you too can do some super things in the world.”
Rotary Minute Jim Morr 2017-09-19 04:00:00Z 0

District 6400 Skydivers Raise $$$$ For Polio Eradication

Posted by Arnold R. Grahl

The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication.

The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate from members of his staff to go skydiving because they knew he was into adventure.


“It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Mich., of that first jump at 14,000 feet, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out if you are enjoying it or not; it’s just a sensation that happens.”

Jackson did enjoy the sensation, so much so that he agreed to do another jump, with Shiva Koushik, a Rotarian friend in nearby Windsor, Ont. 

The two men were waiting for this second jump when their wives came up with the idea of enlisting other jumpers and raising pledges for polio eradication.

In August 2014, a jump in the skies of northeastern Michigan raised $15,000 for Rotary’s polio eradication campaign. Matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the effort contributed $45,000 to the cause.

Since 1985, when Rotary committed to polio eradication, the organization has contributed more than $1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize children against the disease. In that time, the number of polio cases has dropped 99.9 percent, and only three countries remain where the virus has never been stopped: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. While World Polio Day, 24 October, serves as an important opportunity to remind the world of the need to finish the job, raising money and awareness is a year-round effort for many.

Late-night recruiting

Julie Caron, a member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline, heard about plans for the Michigan fundraising skydive after being invited to speak at a leadership training event in Koushik’s district.

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Julie Caron and 10 members from Toronto Skyline and surrounding Rotary clubs plunged earthward in their own tandem skydive, raising several thousand dollars for polio eradication.   


“We were in one of those friendship rooms after the conference … when Koushik began talking about the skydive,” Caron says. “We all got really excited and signed up.

“I don’t like to back out on things I say I’m going to do, even if it’s the middle of the night,” Caron says. So she began raising money and drove down to Michigan to do the jump.

She also took the idea back to her own club, whose members are mostly young professionals looking for fun things to do. This past July, 10 members from Toronto Skyline and surrounding Rotary clubs plunged earthward in their own tandem skydive, raising several thousand dollars for polio eradication. 

Caron hopes to make it a yearly event.

“Polio eradication is definitely something I am passionate about,” she says. “It’s not a hard fundraiser to put together at all. You just call around and pick a place, and then you begin asking people if they would rather jump or pay up in pledges.”

Jackson, who’d jumped out of the plane in his “Captain Rotary” outfit, says he personally raised $4,700 for the Michigan skydive using Caron’s approach recent jump in Michigan raised $45,000 to help end polio.



I would go up to people and tell them we were skydiving for polio and give them two options,” says Jackson. “I would tell them I was paying $180 out of my own pocket to jump, so if you are not going to jump, you have to pay $180. Most people would say, ‘OK, you got it.’ ”

Floating like a bird

Koushik and his wife are active in other ways to rid the world of polio. They have been on several trips with their Rotary district to immunize children in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, and particularly enjoy showing off their native country, India, from which they emigrated to Canada about 30 years ago. They are planning to take part in another National Immunization Day in Pakistan next year.

Still, the skydive will hold a special place in Koushik’s heart.

“This is one of the highlights of my polio eradication efforts,” he says. “It’s such a feeling of freedom. The first time out of the plane, you have very little idea what is happening; you are free-falling so fast. But once that parachute opens, you look around and say, ‘Wow!’ It’s such a great feeling to be able to float like a bird.”

District 6400 Skydivers Raise $$$$ For Polio Eradication Arnold R. Grahl 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Comes to Aide of Orphaned Elephants


While visiting the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on the island of Borneo in Malaysia three years ago, New Zealand Rotarian Debbie Mair fell in love with a couple of fuzzy orphaned pygmy elephants, the smallest subspecies of elephant.

Mair says the orphans’ parents had wandered onto palm plantations in search of food and were killed. Indonesia and Malaysia are the world’s largest producers of palm oil, a common ingredient in food and household items. Deforestation to make room for plantations has greatly reduced food sources for pygmy elephants, along with rhinos, sun bears, orangutans, and tigers. Poachers also target the animals. 

“I felt we had to do something,” says Mair, a member of the Rotary Club of Hutt City. She bought as much milk powder locally as she could to feed the elephants, which need up to 50 gallons of milk daily to survive. Since then several more orphaned elephants have arrived, all hand-fed by staff who add vitamins, coconut oil, and minerals to the powder.

Mair, an executive officer of the Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species, has built partnerships with the Sabah Wildlife Department; the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia; and Fonterra New Zealand, one of the world’s largest exporters of dairy products, which supplies the milk powder for the elephants at a discount. The rescue center also receives funding from Rotary clubs where Mair and other action group members give talks. 

Last year Mair attended a conference that brought together plantation owners, scientists, and wildlife advocates, and sat down with owners to hear their concerns and work toward solutions. As a Rotarian, she says, she was viewed as an impartial observer. Today, she says, the palm plantation managers are increasingly calling wildlife rescue units when elephants are discovered on their land or when they find injured animals.  

“I don’t want future generations to only see these wild animals on video,” says Mair.

– Anne Stein

Rotary Comes to Aide of Orphaned Elephants Rotary Magazine 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Passport

Posted by Bruce Diven


(A Rotary passport to fellowship)

How to Play!

Your assignment is to complete four Rotary Road Trips during the 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!

Rotary Passport Bruce Diven 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Universal Health Aide Clinic at Oaks of Righteousness Bruce Diven 2017-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Minute - Polio Plus

Posted by Jim Morr
POLIO PLUS, How we got to where we are today.
In 1965 the Rotary Foundation created the Health, Hunger and Humanity Program (commonly referred to as the 3-H Program to “Improve health, alleviate hunger and enhance human and social development”.
In 1978 the Foundation approved a $760,000 3-H grant for a 5 year polio immunization project in the Philippines.
The next year, 1979, two major events occurred; Rotary International reached agreement with the Philippine government to commence the immunization of 6 million children, and the very last case of wild poliovirus occurred in the U.S.
On Sept. 29, 1979, then R.I. President James L. Bomar, Jr. administered the first drops of polio vaccine to a Philippine child.
In 1985 Rotary formally launched Polio Plus (an ambitious project to rid the world of the polio virus once and for all).
In 2007 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded the Rotary Foundation a $100 million challenge grant toward the Polio Plus campaign, and two years later they added an additional $225 million.
To date Rotarians have contributed over $900 million toward Polio Plus and have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries.
In 2016 there were only 37 new cases in the entire world, and as we know the disease is now found in only 3 countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, but can resurface in countries in conflict, where health systems are disrupted.
Rotary Minute - Polio Plus Jim Morr 2017-08-15 04:00:00Z 0

Presidents of Monroe Rotary

Posted by Jim Morr
William Bruck’s recent installation as President of the Monroe Rotary Club marks the start of the 94th presidential term, although he is only the 90th President. As I have noted in the past, three Rotarians served more than one term. Our very first President, Archie Stitt, served three consecutive terms from 1924 to 1927. Our fourth President, George Hoffman, served two consecutive terms from 1930 to 1932. Most recently Don Lieto served two terms, although not consecutively, the Rotary years of 1988-89 and 2010-11.
There have been two husband and wife combinations that served as President, and with William’s induction it becomes the first time in our club’s history that a sister (Donna Hwang) and brother have both served as President, although they are not the first set of siblings to so serve as brothers Greg Williams and Pat Williams both served terms.
To the best of my knowledge there are 39 living past Presidents of our club. The oldest in terms of year of service is Don Lloyd (1967-68) and the second, and still a member of our club is Larry Slagenwhite (1971-72).
I believe that 17 of the past Presidents are still members of our club.
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Rotary Minute

Posted by Jim Morr on May 10, 2017
Last week marked an important landmark in the history of the Monroe Rotary Club. Last Friday, May 5 (besides being Cinco de Mayo) the Monroe Rotary Club was 93 years old. On May 5, 1924, Rotary International issued the charter to our club. We were sponsored by the Ann Arbor Rotary Club.
An organizational meeting was actually held April 11 to make sure there was enough interest to justify forming a club, and there was no question there was more than sufficient interest.
The first official meeting was held June 3, 1924 at the Park Hotel. There were 150 people in attendance. 7 other Rotary Clubs were represented. There were 15 charter members who received their pins that evening, and Archie W. Stitt was installed as the first President.
The Club has always strived to put the theme “Service Above Self” in practice. The very first project was sponsoring a crippled children’s clinic in January, 1925. More than 100 children were examined in that one day.
Over the years we have been active with the Boy Scouts, participated in the World War II Bond drives, established student scholarships, for many years we put on the Pancake Breakfast, we have been active in the Rotary student exchange program, with the ISD students and Holiday Camp, we lead the drive to fund and build the Munson Park Playscape, Skateboard Park and Pavilion, our annual Breakfast with Santa has drawn hundreds over the years. The list truly goes on and on.
We could look back and be duly 93 years proud! But that is not what Rotarians do, as the saying goes: “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”
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3rd Annual Superhero 5k - May 2, 2015

Posted on Mar 16, 2015
The Superhero 5k Run/Walk is a fun filled family event, brought to you by the Rotary Club of Monroe. Proceeds will help fund the club’s Community Service Fund.  Up to 20% of the net race proceeds will be spread among 3 local charities/non-profit organizations that earn the most votes from our runners at registration. 
Join in on the fun – Register and come dressed as your favorite Superhero for the races and costume contest.  Come have a great time in historic downtown Monroe!  Don’t forget to tell your friends and family and spread the word on Facebook!!!
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Monroe Rotary Superhero 5k Run/Walk - May 4, 2013 Monroe, MI John Betrus 2013-04-22 00:00:00Z 0

Dr. Met Ashmalla and Margaurita Ewald inducted into Rotary, November 20, 2012

Posted by John Betrus on Nov 19, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Met Ashmalla and Margarita Ewald on being inducted today as new members of Rotary. We look forward to your contributions to our community and club.

 Pictured (L-R) are President Ryan Timiney, Margarita Ewald with Sponsor Patty Thompson, Dr. Met Ashmalla and Sponsor Dr. Arun Gupta.

Dr. Met Ashmalla and Margaurita Ewald inducted into Rotary, November 20, 2012 John Betrus 2012-11-20 00:00:00Z 0

Monroe Rotarians Donate Food & Supplies to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Posted by John Betrus on Nov 10, 2012
"I cannot begin to tell you the depth if the anguish up here.  In Hoboken, throughout  District 7500 in Monmouth and Ocean counties, in Atlantic City, on Coney  Island in Brooklyn and Breezy Point in Queens, everything has been washed  away. Hoboken is still flooded.  Secaucus had to be evacuated from water up to (people’s) chest. In many places, there is simply nothing left but silt and sand. Gas for generators and cars is very scarce. Stores are closed all over. Residents of Moonachie and Little Ferry were awakened at 2 am when water from a broken levee burst into their homes."   Excerpt of email requesting Rotary Assistance from Bonnie Sirower, Governor, Rotary District 7490,  (Bergen, Passaic and Hudson Counties, NJ, USA)Image
Monroe Rotarians Donate Food & Supplies to Hurricane Sandy Victims John Betrus 2012-11-11 00:00:00Z 0

Michelle (Bella) Ruwart Inducted at Membership Mingle

Posted by John Betrus on Oct 23, 2012

Bella Ruwart became Monroe's newest Rotarian.  She was inducted at a ceremony held during the October 23 Membership Mingle, as her husband Mike watched in the audience.  Bella owns a Premier Design Jewlery distributorship and is active in the community.  Pictured (L-R) are President Ryan Timiney, Bella and her sponsor, club Secretary Donna Hwang. 


Michelle (Bella) Ruwart Inducted at Membership Mingle John Betrus 2012-10-24 00:00:00Z 0

Membership Mingle Attracts Prospective Members & Rotarian Spouses

Posted by John Betrus on Oct 22, 2012

There was fun, food and great music at the 3rd Annual Monroe Rotary Membership Mingle held at the Monroe Quality Inn on Tuesday evening, October 23.  In addition to about 50 Monroe Rotarians, 13 guests had the opportunity to get a high-level view of Rotary International and learn about the local and international service projects of our local club. 



Membership Mingle Attracts Prospective Members & Rotarian Spouses John Betrus 2012-10-23 00:00:00Z 0

Membership Mingle!

Posted by John Betrus on Oct 21, 2012
Every wondered what Rotary does?  Ever thought about becoming a Rotarian?  Join us for our Membership Mingle on Tuesday, October 23 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  Find out about Rotary in a friendly, comfortable setting.  Food and beverages served. 
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October 16: Capt. Rob Whitney Inducted, Judge Frank Arnold Speaks John Betrus 2012-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Monroe High School Principal Matthew Cortez is October 10th Speaker John Betrus 2012-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
New Port of Monroe Director Paul LaMarre speaks to club about Port's Future John Betrus 2012-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
United Way Campaign Chair Susan Vanisacker speaks to the Club John Betrus 2012-09-25 00:00:00Z 0

District Governor Mary Kehoe's Official Visit

Posted by John Betrus on Sep 17, 2012

President RyImagean Timiney conducted the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Monroe on September 18th at noon at the Quality Inn and Suites, Monroe.

 Guests: District Governor Mary Kehoe and Assitant District Governor Marie Sowa

Ray Lawers, SMCC Interact Club Faculty Advisor; Marian Ibraham, Michelle Campbell, Rob Whitney, Margareta Ewald, Proposed New Member: Bella Ruwart

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Dr. Andre Konski addresses club on new Monroe Mercy - Karmanos Cancer Center

Posted by John Betrus on Aug 27, 2012


Immediate Past President John Betrus conducted the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Monroe on August 28th at noon at the Quality Inn and Suites, Monroe.

Dr. Konski, MD, chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine and service chief for Radiation Oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center.

Robin Morr, Community Outreach & Health Coordinator, Mercy Memorial Hospital System

Daniel Downing, Supervisory Ranger, Chief of Interpretation, Education & Operations, River Raisin National Battlefield Park, National Park Service

Visiting Rotarian: Nate Smith of the Adrian Rotary Club

Dr. Andre Konski addresses club on new Monroe Mercy - Karmanos Cancer Center John Betrus 2012-08-28 00:00:00Z 0

August 14 Meeting Busy! Whew!

Posted by John Betrus on Aug 14, 2012
ImageThe August 14 club meeting included the initiation of Ms. Renee Mullendore, a special visit from exchange students from Monroe's Sister City of Hofu, Japan along with Monroe students sent to Hofu; and the presentation of Rotary college scholarships.
Pictured here: Monroe exchange students recently returned from two weeks in Japan. L-R, President Ryan Timiney, Wayne Brakel, Scott Pomerville, Rachel Pack and Mark Naida.
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Monroe Township honors Monroe Rotary for Nature Center, Barrier Free Trail

Posted by John Betrus on Jul 17, 2012
Monroe, MI July 17, 2012 -- Monroe Charter Township Supervisor Alan Barron (R) presents a proclamation honoring Monroe Rotary for the establishment of the Monroe Rotary Nature Center and Barrier Free Nature Trail to 2011-2012 President John Betrus (C) and 2012-2013 President Ryan Timiney (L).  The concept was first presented to the club in 2010.  It was approved, funded and launched during Betrus' administration and will be completed during Timiney's  term of office.


Monroe Township honors Monroe Rotary for Nature Center, Barrier Free Trail John Betrus 2012-07-18 00:00:00Z 0

July Starts the 2012-2013 Rotary Year

Posted by John Betrus on Jul 09, 2012
ImageAnd the new Rotary Year brings a new president and board of directors.  District 6400 Assistant Governor Marie Sowa (L) administers the President's Oath of Office to incoming 2012-2013 president Ryan Timiney with outgoing 2011-2012 president John Betrus assisting.
July Starts the 2012-2013 Rotary Year John Betrus 2012-07-10 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Visits Holiday Camp

Posted by Richard Spencer on Jun 18, 2012
The Rotary Club of Monroe visited Holiday Camp again in 2012 and we were happy to provide the campers with some pizza and entertainment (thanks to our resident rock star Donna Hwang). Special thanks to Julia Hunter for sharing these great pictures with us!  Pictures below!

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6th Annual Service Above Self Awards a Huge Success

Posted by John Betrus on May 08, 2012
MONROE, MICHIGAN -- 4 teens, 29 adults and 13 organizations were honored Tuesday evening, March 8, at the 6th annual “Service Above Self” awards ceremony and banquet sponsored by The Rotary Club of Monroe.  Awards are presented in four categories: Youth, Individual Adult, Not-for-Profit Organization and For-Profit Business.  The event was held at Monroe County Community College with over 250 people in attendance. 
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Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student "Pim" at the Detroit Auto Show John Betrus 2012-01-23 00:00:00Z 0

Membership Mingle A Hit!

Posted by William LaVoy on Oct 25, 2011
The "Membership Mingle" was an opportunity for prospective new members to get to know Rotary in a relaxed, comfortable setting.
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Meet our Exchange Student & Adopted Daughter John Betrus 2011-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
See Channel 7 Raffle Coverage John Betrus 2011-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
2011-2012 Club President John Betrus' Inaugural Address John Betrus 2011-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
Our Swiss Youth Exchange Student Ada Baumgartner John Betrus 2011-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
National Park Superintendent Scott Bentley is Newest Monroe Rotarian John Betrus 2011-05-10 00:00:00Z 0

Tribute to Rev. & Rotarian Mikal Featchurs

Posted by John Betrus on Mar 31, 2011

The Reverend Mikal Featchurs, a wonderful man, minister and Monroe Rotarian, passed on Sunday, March 27, 2011 following a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer.   Mikal joined Monroe Rotary in 2007.  His sponsor was Dr. Scott Hughes, DPM.

Tribute to Rev. & Rotarian Mikal Featchurs John Betrus 2011-04-01 00:00:00Z 0

Three Rotarian Physicians Honored

Posted by John Betrus on Mar 30, 2011
Service Above Self is a lifestyle for three Monroe Rotary physicians.  Dr. Busharat Ahmad, M.D.; Dr. David Mehregan, M.D. and Dr. Ramachandran Nair, M.D. were honored with Humanitarian Service awards by Monroe's Mercy Memorial Hospital on National Doctor's Day.
Three Rotarian Physicians Honored John Betrus 2011-03-31 00:00:00Z 0

Mayor Clark addresses Rotary

Posted by John Betrus on Mar 14, 2011

Monroe Mayor Robert Clark addresses Rotary with a State of the City update.

Mayor Clark addresses Rotary John Betrus 2011-03-15 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Contribution to Joe's Boxing Club

Posted by John Betrus on Mar 02, 2011

Joe's Boxing Club uses boxing as a vehicle to teach youth self-discipline, perseverance, sportsmanship and confidence.  And if your school attendance and grades slip - you don't box.  Head Coach Todd Riggs (foreground L) accepts a check from Monroe Rotary President Don Lieto (R), to help defray equipment and gym rental expenses.

Rotary Contribution to Joe's Boxing Club John Betrus 2011-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Holly Cramner & Corey Curtiss Inducted John Betrus 2011-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
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A new Rotary Year with New Leadership

Posted by John Betrus
The "Rotary Year" is from June to July. Read about 2010-2011 awards from outgoing President Don Lieto, and 2011-2012 leadership in the administration of incoming President John Betrus.
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Rotary & SMCC Interact at Monroe County ISD

Posted by John Betrus
On Tuesday, April 19, Monroe Rotarians and St. Mary's Catholic Central High School Interact Club students served lunch and joined The Easter Bunny in a special event for special-needs children at the Monroe County Intermediate School District.  Interact is Rotary's high school service club program.  SMCC Interact faculty sponsor is Mr. Ray Lauwers.
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Monroe Rotarians attend District Assembly

Posted by John Betrus

Seven Monroe Rotarians joined about 200 others from District 6400 at the spring District Assembly at Schoolcraft College on Saturday, April 2, 2011.

Front (L-R): ADG Susan Mehregan, Patty Thompson, Dr. Busharat Ahmad, Donna Bruck.  Back: Tom Allen, Major Mike Thomas and John Betrus.

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New National Park Supt. Scott Bentley

Posted by John Betrus

An Historic Event:  The inaugural superintendent of America's newest National Park - Monroe's own River Raisin National Battlefield Park - spoke at the March 22 meeting.

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Canadian & U.S. Dignitaries Speak at Monroe Rotary

Posted by John Betrus
(L-R) River Raisin Battlefield National Park's first superintendent Scott J. Bentley; Monroe Rotary President Don Lieto; Dr. Roy Norton, Consul General of Canada; Monroe Mayor Robert Clark and H. Douglas Chaffin, President & CEO of Monroe Bank & Trust.
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Rich Spencer Inducted into Rotary

Posted by John Betrus
President Elect John Betrus inducted Rich Spencer as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Monroe.  Rich's sponsor was President Don Lieto (far right).
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Monroe Rotary's Dr. "Bush" Ahmad honored by AMA

Posted by John Betrus
Nov. 6, 2010

SAN DIEGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) today awarded its 2010 Benjamin Rush Award for Citizenship and Community Service to Busharat Ahmad, M.D., an ophthalmologist from Monroe, Mich.  Dr. Ahmad has been a Rotarian for 43 years, serving in several leadership positions in the Manistee, MI and Monroe, MI clubs. 

Photo: Foreground (r) AMA President Cecil B. Wilson, M.D. and Dr. Busharat Ahmad, M.D. at podium.

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Speakers Kristen Irwin & Evan Himes Monroe YMCA.

Posted by John Betrus

The October 26 Program was presented by Kristen Irwin, Executive Director and Evan Himes, Marketing & Membership Director of the Monroe YMCA.  Pictured with Kristen and Evan is club president Don Lieto (R).

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Dist. 6400 Group Study Exchange Presentation

Posted by John Betrus
Oct. 19, 2010: Windsor St. Clair, Ontario Rotarian Paul Moraud (left), a Canadian water treatment professional, and Dearborn Heights Rotarian and Team Leader Derek Locke (right) presented the program on the 5-member District 6400 U.S.-Canadian Group Study Exchange Team to West Africa in April.
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Former Court of Appeals Judge Collins speaks John Betrus 0

Kim Searl Inducted

Posted by John Betrus
Don Lieto inducted Kim Searl, owner of Mind Body Balance in Monroe, as our newest member. Patty Thompson was her sponsor.
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Perna Inducted; The Learning Bank Presents

Posted by John Betrus

Sponsor Josephine Perna-Stahl presents the Rotary member pin to newly-inducted Nino Perna as club president Don Lieto looks on. See October 12 Photo Journal for Ms. Vuncia Council, Director of The Learning Bank.

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Monroe and Hofu, Japan Exchange Students Visit

Posted by John Betrus
Photo (L-R): Monroe Rotary President Don Lieto, Monroe to Hofu student Stephanie Fortner, Hofu to Monroe students Misako Kudo, Masanori Kono, Kohei Iwamoto, Reo Tanaka, Machiko Sado, Monroe to Hofu students Emily Mehregan and Savannah Shiflet.
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St. Mary Catholic Central Interact Officers Visit

Posted by John Betrus
SMCC Interact Officers and Faculty Sponsor Mr. Ray Lauwers give presentation at the Monroe Rotary September 21, 2010 meeting discussing past and upcoming service projects and events.  Also see Photo Journal at right.
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2010-11 District Governor Kim Towar Visits Club on August 3 John Betrus 0
President Lieto's Induction Address John Betrus 0

New Officers & Directors for a New Rotary Year

Posted by John Betrus
2010-2011 Officers & Directors take their Rotary Oath of Office. The "Rotary Year" is from July 1 to June 30. A new 2010-2011 year brings new officers, new directors, new committee chairs, but the same Rotarian Commitment to Service Above Self. Monroe Rotary 2010-2011 Officers & Directors recite the Rotary Oath of Office. Foreground (L-R) Jim Altiere, Josephine Perna-Stahl. Second row (L-R) Treasurer Serge Bourgeois, 2010-2011 President Donald Lieto, President Elect John Betrus, Director Jean Guyor. Back row (L-R) Director David Bagnall and Vice President Michael Thomas
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Monroe Rotarians help with Habitat for Humanity Build

Posted by John Betrus
Saturday, June 19, 2010: Rotarians help with a Habitat home build at 1308 Michigan Street in Monroe. Click picture to enlarge. Pictured are (foreground) Victoria Brown, (front row) Robert Benjamin (Victoria's guest), Don Lieto, Jim Morr and Kiwanian Bill Hassett. (Back) Mike Rodenbeck, Axel Mertens, Pat Barley and John Betrus. Sneaking at left, Mark the Habitat Home Leader. Not pictured (but taking the photo) is Habitat's Kristin Hand. More pictures coming. . .
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Monroe Mayor speaks to Club

Posted by John Betrus
Monroe Mayor Robert Clark presents a mini-State-of-the-City review to Rotarians at the Rotary Pavilion - Rotary Playscape - Rotary SkatePark campus at Munson Park. See Photo Journal at Right
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4th Annual Service Above Self Awards Huge Success

Posted by John Betrus
SERVICE ABOVE SELF WINNERS HONORED - INVITED TO STATE CAPITAL (Category Winners Pictured L-R: Donna Bruck of the Monroe Cancer Connection - Not-for-Profit, Brian Merkle of Merkle Funeral Services - For-Profit, Center Foreground Josephine Perna-Stahl - SAS Chairperson, Center Rear Bill LaVoy - Monroe Rotary President, Alexa Allor - Individual Youth, Doug Redding - Individual Adult) See Photo Journal at Right for All Nominees
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Rev. Nancy Carle & Eddie Harwood Inducted

Posted by John Betrus
Pictured (L-R): Nancy Colpaert (sponsor), Rev. Nancy Carle, Eddie Harwood, Ed Harwood (sponsor and proud father), Monroe Rotary President Bill LaVoy.
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News from our Hosted Exchange Student Henrique Lamounier John Betrus 0
News from our Sponsored Exchange Student Chris Murphy! John Betrus 0

Rotary Anniversary Food Drive

Posted by John Betrus
In the spirit of Service Above Self, Monroe Rotary celebrates the founding of Rotary International by sponsoring a community food collection project.
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District Judge Hon. Terrence Bronson at Rotary John Betrus 0
New Community College Welding Center Program Explained January 19 John Betrus 0

ISD - Special Needs Lunch with Santa

Posted by John Betrus
This is an article inspired by two sets of special kids, brought together at the annual Lunch with Santa event at the Monroe County Intermediate School District (ISD) Special Education Center on December 16. The event is sponsored every year by The Rotary Club of Monroe. See photo journal at right. . .
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Monroe Rotary - Dental Equipment to Honduras

Posted by John Betrus
Monroe Rotarian Pat Barley and members of other clubs collected and shipped used US dental equipment to the Dentistry Department of The National Autonomus University of Honduras in the Sula Valley. (See photo journal at right)
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Nair, Guyor are Paul Harris Fellows - Again! John Betrus 0
DG Neil McBeth's December 2009 Message John Betrus 0
December 2009 Message from RI President John Kenny John Betrus 0

About The Rotary Club of Monroe

Posted by John Betrus
One of Michigan's oldest Rotary clubs, the Rotary Club of Monroe has improved the quality of life in the Monroe area since it's charter on May 5, 1924. Click on picture to view Monroe on a warm summer evening.
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