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Welcome to our Club!

Plymouth AM

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
We have a new meeting location! The PARC - Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex
650 Church, Door #16
Plymouth, MI  48170
United States
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Rotary Club of Plymouth AM Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, September 10, 2016
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
During Plymouth Fall Festival
Party Tent behind E.G. Nick's off Harvey St.
 
 
 
FOR TICKETS PLEASE CALL: 734-455-5810
Tickets:
$9.00 Presale
$10.00 Day of Dinner - All Day Saturday, September 10
Children 5 and under receive a "Kid's Meal" Free - One "Kid's Meal" for each adult present
COVERED DINING AREA
DRIVE THRU CARRY OUT SERVICE ALSO AVAILABLE
 
Spaghetti Dinner Menu:
Spaghetti Noodles
Marinara Sauce
Meatballs
Salad and Dressing
Roll
Jimmy John's Chocolate Chip Cookie
Bottle of water
 
Kid's Meal:
Spaghetti Noodles
Marinara Sauce
Meatballs
Jimmy John's Cookie
Bottle of Water
 
Back again - Strolling Musician
New this year - First Annual Meatball Toss
 

 
 
Chuck Chase, President of Adrian Noon Rotary club (left) welcomes Rotary Club Of Plymouth AM President Geff Phillips (right) to visit on Thursday July 14. Great visit and Geff mentioned the upcoming July 24 Rotary Rebels Motorcycle Poker Run to raise funds for veterans with the Plymouth AM club. Thanks Chuck.
 

 
 
First meeting of the new Rotary 2016-17 year with President, Geff Phillips presiding.
 

 
 
 
Rotary Club of Plymouth AM is hosting a Motorcycle Poker Run on Sunday, July 24, 2016 to support veterans and Blum's Landing
 
Register by calling 734-454-7335 or online at plymouthamrotaryfoundation.org
 
 

 
 
Today we held our 2nd annual Club Fun-Raiser to raise money for 2016-17 projects
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
2016 Scholarship Recipients
 

 
 
Michael Burkey from Michigan Dog Training brought Kaboom to demonstrate dog bite safety.
 
 

 
 
Adam Stephens is introduced by Sam Kennedy. Adam spoke to our club about the National Veterans Golden Age Games which will be held in Detroit this July and volunteering opportunties.
 

The National Veterans Golden Age Games is the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program in the United States, and the only national multi-event sports and recreational seniors’ competition program designed to improve the quality of life for all older Veterans, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. The VA Challenges and encourages senior Veterans to be proactive in embracing a healthier lifestyle.

The games are open to Veterans, ages 55 or older, who receive health care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dates:

The 2016 National Veterans Golden Games will be held Sunday, July 10 – Thursday, July 14, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan

More information on the Games and Volunteer opportunities can be found here - http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/gag/index.asp 

 

 
 

Coverage by fellow Westland Rotarian Julie Brown from the May 1, 2016 Plymouth Observer on the Greater Plymouth Service Project

Kids Against Hunger focus of May 7 Greater Plymouth Service Project

Isabelle Schultz is a great cook, something her son Nick knows well.

“She came from a family of 10 Italians,” he said of his morther, who recently marked her 60th wedding anniversary with husband Carl. “She knows how to do it.”

The senior Schultzes of Plymouth Township were a key part of Wednesday evening at the Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex, 650 Church St. The Greater Plymouth Service Project, to benefit the Kids Against Hunger Coalition, is approaching there Saturday, May 7.

That day, some 1,200 volunteers will gather at PARC to package meals for the hungry. On Wednesday, Isabelle Schultz prepared meals for about 30 people from the package, which serves about six people each.

“It really isn’t that hard,” she said, after transporting her home-cooked food to PARC for dinner. “It’s really a pretty quick meal.”

For the 30 guests, Schultz added onions, red and yellow peppers and garlic. She sauteed the vegetables and used a little Worchestershire sauce, along with celery, “just whatever I had around.”

“Especially in this, the olive oil helps,” she said. “But there’s a lot in there to begin with.”

She agreed a basic dinner — with a protein, starch and vegetables — is already in the package and just needs boiling and serving.

“It’s a healthy meal for a family,” husband Carl added.

A committee chaired by Dave Siegrist of Plymouth Township was meeting down the hall to work out details for May 7’s initiative at PARC, a first-time endeavor. Some $35,000 has been raised in support, with food for about 126,000 meals ordered, Siegrist said.

“Everybody loved it,” Siegrist, who chairs the Community Foundation of Plymouth, said of the food Wednesday. “I know I went back for seconds.”

Siegrist and Carl Schultz are both active Kiwanians. “They’re the ones that got involved very early with Kids Against Hunger,” Nick Schultz noted about Kiwanis, which is among service clubs, student groups, the Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of Plymouth, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Plymouth-Canton Schools, Wilcox Foundation and other supporters.

Checks or money orders payable to Community Foundation of Plymouth are welcome at: CFP-GPSP, P.O. Box 700866, Plymouth, MI 48170. CFP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity.

Volunteers are also still needed; to volunteer, send an email to douglas@plymouthmich.org by Thursday, May 5.

Committee member Nancy Caviston said, “From what I understand, there’s going to be a lot of people” May 7. She’s in the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Plymouth and noted Kiwanis’ extensive work with Kids Against Hunger.

“I’m going to be there” May 7, Caviston said: “I may be manning the information table. The actual packaging is going to be huge, from what I understand.”

Isabelle Schultz had prepared such a meal at home years earlier for charity work and this time Dave Siegrist said, “Isabelle, you’ve got to come and cook up a meal,” Nick Schultz said.

A couple of side salads and dessert were added for the occasion Wednesday, with leftovers going to Plymouth Opportunity House. It was back down the hall at PARC for committee members to work out final details before heading home for the evening.

“We’ve got the full community involved,” Siegrist added.

jcbrown@hometownlife.com

Twitter: @248Julie

 

 
 

Teamwork’s the key to success for the upcoming Greater Plymouth Service Project.

“It’s about all of us as a community that are coming together for a service project,” said steering committee member Nick Schultz of the Saturday, May 7, event at the Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex, PARC, in downtown Plymouth.

Organizers are focusing their efforts on Kids Against Hunger, with plans to work three shifts that day, two hours each, on an assembly line to pack meals. Schultz in a recent interview showed the bag which contains six meals, feeding those six people at a 28 cents a meal price.

Our Club will be packing meals this Saturday, May 7 between 8:30 am and 10:30 am - you can sign up here - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b49aaa62da0fa7-may7th

or if you can't make that timespot you can sign up here - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b45aeac2aa6fa7-volunteer

More information can be found at all of these links:

http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/plymouth/2016/03/03/service-project-puts-focus-fighting-hunger-locally-worldwide/81274764/

http://www.aaacf.org/sites/default/files/GPSP%20brochure.pdf

http://kidsagainsthunger.org/

   

 

 
 
Welcome to our newest Rotarian, Kate Kerr!
Pictured with (from left to right) President, Leslie Greeneisen, Kate Kerr, Kate's sponsor, Kate Rosevear, District Governor, Wayne Titus
 
 

 
 
Maisie S, a member of the Junior Honor Society at West School was our special guest today. She is demonstrating volunteering by getting volunteers to help with Kids Against Hunger food packing event on May 7, 2016.
 
 

 
 
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who is at the forefront of researching how the tainted water affected children in Flint, speaks to at the Rotary Club of Plymouth AM, April 5th meeting.
 
 
Photo courtesy of Chuck Andersen
 
 
 

 
We have a new meeting location!
We are now meeting at The PARC - Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex. The PARC is located in the former Central Middle School at 650 Church in Downtown Plymouth. Park behind the building and enter through Door #16. After you go behind the building and are facing the "Activities Entrance" through the breezeway, look to your right. The double doors with the Rotary sign is the entrance to the meeting room. Turn left after entering the building. The room is on the left.
 

 
 
 

CHANGE OF DATE - October 16, 2015

Register at - http://www.plymouthamrotaryfoundation.org/index.php

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The ROtary Club of Plymouth AM Ghana fundraising event, held on May 10 was a huge success.  75 people attended a fun evening of great food, fun, prizes, and great fellowship all for a great cause!  We thank all our donors, sponsors and guests for helping to change lives in Ghana.

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WE had a great planning meeting this morning facilitated by Dick Schmidt.  Dick is helping each of our committees to envision our projects and goals for next year to help plan our fundraising.  This has helped keep us on task, identifying projects and setting goals.

Six of our members are planning on attending the District Assembly at Schoolcraft College this Saturday morning.  We hope to get an update fromt hem at our next meeting.

Next week our speaker is Charlotte Luttrell, from  Ms Molly Foundation  (www.msmolly.org). The Ms. Molly Foundation believes all people deserve to feel safe in their own homes. The Ms. Molly Foundation empowers communities to stop the cycle of violence in the home and gives victims of domestic violence a second chance for happiness. Domestic violence is a growing nationwide problem. While millions of victims report this crime, there are many others who are just too afraid their situation is beyond anyone's help.   This will be an interesting meeting - please bring a friend!

Have a great week everyone!

 

 
 

ImageExcellent meeting this morning as Plymouth residents Screenwriter Jim Burnstein and Producer and former Rotary Club of Plymouth AM President Patrick Olson discussed the upcoming film "Love and Honor" at the clubs meeting March 12 at the Plymouth Arts Council. The movie will premier is March 22 at the Penn Theatre as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Penn. 

March 23- We need more volunteers for the Salvation Army Bunny Brunch - this is for families in need in our community - there will be great food, gifts and candy for the kids, the Easter Bunny and much more.  Our help is needed for serving and cleaning up.  Please contact Kate - katerotaryam@hotmail.com if you can help.

May 10 Ghana Fundraiser is taking shape - flyers are now available for posting in your offices and sending to your friends to invited them to this great evening in support of our Rotary projects in Ghana! 

 

 
 

Tomorrow will be a great meeting as our club welcomes Screenwriter Jim Burstein along with our former Club President Pat Olson to share their collaboration which resulted in the Hollywood film "Love and Honor".  Don't miss this very cool meeting and please invite a friend or two to attend!

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Today we welcome special guest speak Richard Rubins speaking on the Ford Piquette Plant.  We learned a lot not only about the factory where Ford produced the Model T but lots about Detroit and the unique manufacturing history and the unmatched innovation of our early auto barrons.

Dick is a great speaker and we had many guests with us this morning who also came to enjoy his program.

Nice to see our Asst Gov Dave Cash with us too!

NEXT WEEK  we welcome Dr. Jeremy Hughes - Interium Superintendent of Plymouth Canton Schools - please try and make this important meeting about our schools and the upcoming Bond Proposal.  Bring a friend!

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Our meeting this week focused on Club Committee meetings.  Lots was accomplished as we worked in our committees to formulate our year ahead.

CLub Service Committee - will work on planning some fun events outside of our meetings to build good relationships with each other as well as have fun.  We will work on getting PR info out about our meetings as well as our events and community service projects. 

Community Service Committee - will continue to work on the service projects we currently are doing including monthly support of Salvation Army and Cass Community Services, food delivery to Opportunity House, Tanger school projects and playground equipment, Senior Christmas Dinner and will work on identifying other opportunities for our club to participate in.

International Service Committee - Our Ghana fundraiser is set for May 10 and will raise funds for our financial commitement to the Windsor Club project in Ghana - if we raise more than $5000 we will use remainder to set up fund to support any club members who wish to go with the RI group to Ghana.  Committee is also commiting $1000 + to Shelter Box to fulfill our commitment to support the work of this great disaster relief organiztion.

Our Club received $2500 from Plymouth Community Foundation (thank you Jeanne for writing the grant!) to purchase another piece of playground equipment for Tanger School adding to the wonderful play equipment with the musical theme.

Next week we welcome Northville Rotarian Harlan Wichelo to speak about District Conference.  Please join us!