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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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MARK YOUR CALENDARS TO SAVE THE DATE!
Rotary Club of Plymouth AM Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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:
$10.00 
Children 5 and under receive a "Kid's Meal" Free - One "Kid's Meal" for each adult meal purchased
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

Annual Meatball Toss

 

Our second Little Free Library was delivered to Mariners Inn today. Mariners Inn is located in Detroit and serves as an anchor for those struggling to navigate the treacherous waters of homelessness and substance abuse through a wide range of social service programs that achieve the best possible outcomes for adults, families and youth affected by addiction.

They have already had a lot of excitement from the guys over seeing the little free library.

Jeanne Knopf DeRoche and Sheila Blair-Mosley recently returned from Ghana where they were visiting the District 6400 Area 5 Clubs' school in Jirapa. The Area 5 Clubs that participated in this building project were Canton, Livonia, Livonia AM, Northville, Plymouth and Plymouth AM.
 
 
 
Jeanne Knopf DeRoche just spent a month in Ghana visiting the Area 5 School. She did a presentation this morning on her trip and presented the Rotary Banner from the Rotary club of wa to the club and a Welcome to Jirapa banner. Jirapa is where both our schools are located.
 
Elaine Kennedy, Head from New Morning School, came to our meeting today to thank us for the trees we planted there on April 22nd.
 
 
 
 
 
 
In July 2017, at the beginning of this Rotary year, Rotary International President Ian Riseley issued a challenge: for every Rotary club to plant one tree for each Rotary member. His goal in doing so was twofold. The first goal was obvious: trees are good for us. They absorb carbon and release oxygen, they support biodiversity, they improve our soil, our climate, and our moods. We need more of them, and planting trees is a wonderful project for all Rotary clubs to do together.
 
On another level, he asked Rotarians to plant their trees by Earth Day to raise awareness of issues that are too rarely mentioned in Rotary. While not an area of focus, the environment is a physical reality that underpins every area of Rotary’s work, and we ignore its health at our peril.
 
Often, opening our eyes and our thinking to environmental issues means moving from a mindset of reaction, to one of prevention. Is it better to provide a community with an alternative to contaminated water—or to use a sanitation project to keep contaminants out of the water to begin with? Is it better to treat children with respiratory issues from indoor cooking fires, or to help prevent those illnesses—and slow deforestation—by helping families find other ways to cook their meals? The answers are obvious, and the reasoning behind them should be applied to all of our work. If we want to build a better, healthier, and more peaceful world, we need a healthy planet to do it on.
 
So, on Earth Day, members of the Rotary Club of Plymouth AM came together to plant 20 trees donated by Kankakee Nursery, one of Christensen’s Plant Center suppliers in Plymouth on the property of New Morning School in Plymouth. We accepted Ian Riseley’s challenge and are very happy to report that we rose to the challenge and we worked to make our world a better, healthier place!

 

Greater Plymouth Service Project Wants You To Feed Children In Need

Benefits "Kids Coalition Against Hunger"
 

If you want to help feed children who are hungry or in need, the 2018 Greater Plymouth Service Project is looking for volunteers for their food packaging event to benefit the “Kids Coalition Against Hunger” (KCAH). Volunteers will be packaging food on May 12th from 8am-3pm at the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex in Downtown Plymouth.

“The goal is to recruit 1,550 volunteers,” says Doug Wallace of Plymouth Township, the membership director for the Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce. “All ages are welcome.”

Volunteers are needed to package more than 500,000 meals that are planned. The event benefits several organizations as they help supply children with the essential food they need in life.

All of the packaged meals are distributed to three different sources. One-third of the meals goes to local communities and various food pantries such as food banks, soup kitchens, and backpack programs at schools. The next third is distributed to over 18 countries that “Kids Coalition Against Hunger” supports. The last third goes to and is stored in the KCAH Michigan Warehouse for disaster relief support.

“Our mission is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and feed starving children throughout the world,” says Nick Schultz, Chairman of the event. “We accomplish this by delivering a highly nutritious meal that was developed by food scientists to provide a rich source of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins needed by an undernourished child’s body and mind.”

Here’s a list of organizations that have helped raise money for this year’s meals:

-Local Service Clubs, such as Rotary, Kiwanis, and Lions.
-The Churches of NorthRidge and Our Lady of Good Counsel.
-The Chamber of Commerce.
-The Community Foundation.
-Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex.
-Many local businesses.
-Private Citizens, like The George & Mary Smith Family, who donated $10,000 paying for 35,714 meals.

If you want to or know someone who would like to volunteer or donate, sign up at cfplymouth.org/may12 or call (734) 453-1540.  You can see an overview video of last year’s event here.

On Tuesday, December 12th, our special guest, Ron Masino, helped get us in the holiday spirit by leading us in holiday songs on his ukulele accompanied by Beth Stewart and Geff Phillips.
 
 
The 2017 Senior Holiday Dinner was held on Saturday, December 9th at the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Center. Our guests enjoyed visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elf that came with them. They also enjoyed the musical stylings of Barry Manilow Tribute Artist Frank Sternett. More photos can be viewed in our 2017 Senior Holiday Dinner Photo Album on lower right corner of this page.
 
The Rotary Club of Plymouth AM’s Senior Holiday Dinner is fast approaching on Saturday, December 9th at 5:00 pm at The Plymouth Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) at 650 Church St. Doors open at 4:30 and dinner will be served at 5:00 pm. 
 
The mission of our Senior Holiday Dinner is to provide an opportunity for seniors in our communty that will be alone during the holiday season to share fellowship and fun with other seniors in the community. 
 
If you know someone who will be alone for the holidays and would like to attend, please direct them to RSVP to Mary Wolfe at 734-787-7092
 
 
 

The Month of December in Rotary is Disease Prevention and Treatment.

This is one of the Foundations Areas of Focus and one in which many of us would be aware of the numerous projects around the world supported by clubs and the Foundation.

I urge you all to look at your role in promoting improved health at home and abroad and supporting these vital programs that contribute not only to healthy communities but peaceful communities.

Disease Prevention and Treatment.

Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but Rotarians take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for health care.

Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow. 1 billion people suffer from neglected tropical disease such as dengue fever and leprosy each year.

Health Care

1 in 6 people worldwide cannot pay for health care. 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. 57 countries have fewer than 23 health workers for every 10,000 people. 4.3 million doctors, nurses, midwives, and other skilled caregivers are needed worldwide.

Disease Prevention

What you can do - Support health education programs that explain how diseases are spread, and promote ways to reduce the risk of transmission.Carry out immunizations against infectious diseases.

 
On October 3, 2017 Jeanne Knopf DeRoche, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Plymouth AM, shared with the Club and Foundation that she had made a commitment in her will to leave the Rotary Club of Plymouth AM Foundation a gift in memory of her son Sean Knopf DeRoche and her husband, Frederick "Fred" DeRoche. She not only established this bequest, the first in the history of the Rotary Club of Plymouth AM Foundation, but she also presented a check to Foundation President, Nick Schultz, along with the legacy gift. Jeanne hopes that this will be the start of a long tradition of legacy bequest gifts to the Rotary Club of Plymouth AM Foundation by former, current and future members of our club. Thank you Jeanne for inspiring us and thinking about the future of Rotary!
 
Our Club was recently recognized by Schoolcraft College Foundation for having donated over $50,000 over the 20 year lifetime of our club to their scholarship program. It has been our privilege to help so many young men and women who have overcome challenges continue their education as they work on improving themselves and their lives.
 
 
Rotary Club of Plymouth AM Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, September 9, 2017
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
 
Annual Meatball Toss
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
First meeting of the new Rotary 2016-17 year with President, Geff Phillips presiding.
Today we held our 2nd annual Club Fun-Raiser to raise money for 2016-17 projects
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Social Evening
Oct 27, 2018 8:00 PM
Dale Hicks Band at Karl's Cabin
Club Business
Nov 06, 2018
Committee Meetings
Social Evening
Nov 24, 2018 8:00 PM
Dale Hicks Band at Karl's Cabin
Social Evening
Dec 01, 2018 8:00 PM
Dale Hicks Band at Karl's Cabin
Club Business
Dec 04, 2018
Senior Dinner Planning
Club Activity
Dec 18, 2018
White Elephant Gift Exchange
NO MEETING
Dec 25, 2018
NO MEETING
Jan 01, 2019
Club Business
Jan 08, 2019
Committee Meetings
Club Business
Feb 05, 2019
Committee Meetings
Club Business
Mar 05, 2019
Committee Meetings
Club Business
Apr 02, 2019
Committee Meetings