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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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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
 
 
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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