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Wayne Rotary Club
P.O. Box 661
Wayne, MI 48184
email: Waynerotary@gmail.com
David Allan Carpenter, Sr. passed away suddenly on May 27, 2022, at the age of 73. He is survived by wife, Lynn Margaret Carpenter, sons, David Allan (Jill) Carpenter, James Carpenter and Michael Carpenter, sisters, Alice (Earl) Spuck, Susan (Phay) Keomany, Barbara McMurdie, granddaughters, Gabrielle and Josephine Carpenter, and many beloved nieces and nephews. David’s “all-in” personality and total commitment to nearly everything he undertook are hallmarks of his approach to life. He had a penchant for cheap cigars and good books, loved his iced tea straight (absolutely no lemon or sugar added) and was an accomplished cook, including making a stellar meatloaf.

He was born September 1, 1948, in the (no kidding) Carpenter Hospital in Wayne MI and delivered by his great uncle, Dr. C.J. Carpenter. The son of Robert Allan Carpenter and Irene Mae Carpenter, he and his three sisters grew up in Wayne where their grandfather owned an auto dealership.

After graduating in 1966 from Wayne Memorial High, he attended U of M for two years, then he enlisted in the US Army in 1969, serving as a Military Police Officer in Korea. Upon completing his military obligation, he joined the family’s dealership holding a variety of positions from mechanic to salesman and then sales manager. On one particular evening, David attended a Red Wings game with the dealership’s insurance agent, where he was introduced to Lynn Kendall, and the rest, as they say, is history. Soon after Lynn and David’s 1976 wedding, he left the auto dealership, joining Langworthy Kendall Insurance Agency in the fall of 1980.

Having fished and hunted with his father all his life, David shared a love of the outdoors with his father-in-law too, which helped to strengthen their long-lasting professional and personal bond and helped David to continue to build the legacy of an already successful insurance agency.

David’s commitment to the Rotary Club is significant. He served all the club offices in his local Wayne club and then he moved on to serve the District 6400 as both assistant Governor and District Governor. He was also the District 6400 Polio Chair, Foundations Assistant Treasurer and the Zone Polio Chair. He traveled frequently with Rotary, attending events both nationally and internationally and working on missions. Some of the many projects he helped with were to arrange for medical supplies in Honduras, to start a Micro Bank in Choloma, Honduras which grew to help many in need and to help to build classrooms, also in Honduras. Beyond Rotary, he served on the Wayne School District’s improvement teams, helping to lead the schools into the 21st Century and to organize over 30, 000 no longer needed books from the schools to be sent around the world. His generosity also combined with his hobbies, as he made and donated over 200 preemie quilts to local children’s hospitals.

David was gifted at reconnecting with his “inner child.” Whether it was becoming Santa Claus for the Wayne Christmas parade, sitting on the floor to play Candyland with granddaughters Gabby and Josey or in his skillful pyrotechnic extravaganzas done for July 4th fireworks displays up north. David was always able to immerse himself in the moment.

This ability was something David leveraged in both his professional and personal achievements. From the way he engineered a career pathway at what is now a third-generation insurance agency for sons Jimmy and Michael to supporting wife Lynn’s passion for quilting by becoming a skilled quilter and cross stitcher himself David wasn’t halfway on anything he undertook. And not content to just “go up north, ” David spent many years at his family’s cabin in Ardbeg, Ontario, hunting and fishing with family and close friends. Together with his oldest son Allan, they purchased property in Beaverton, Mi in fall of 2010 which cemented yet another generation of Carpenters that love hunting and spending time outdoors with family and friends

We need volunteers to make sandwiches for the soup kitchen at the Lighthouse Mission, Full Gospel Temple, 34033 Palmer Road, Westland. The Lighthouse usually wants 6 loaves of meat and cheese (with no condiments) and 4 loaves of peanut butter and jelly, delivered to the Lighthouse Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you are interested in helping us, email us at waynerotary@gmail.com or contact member Lori Gazdag.
The Rotary District 6400 Virtual Conference was a great success! The Wayne Rotary Club won the Dick Hedke Award for new service project - our Hope Not Handcuffs collaboration. We also made the highest per capita contribution to the Polio Plus Program, thanks to our Wayne Rotary Foundation. We were also mentioned for our participation in the Rotary Passport visit program. 
Congratulations to District Governor Noel Jackson for his leadership in this very trying COVID year!
Bill, in our memories, you continue and always will be Wayne’s ambassador of good will and Service Above Self.
District Governor-Elect inducted two new Wayne Rotary members.  Our newest members are shown with Club President Charlotte Tarwacki, sponsors Lois Vanstipdonk , Trish Hampton and District Governor-elect John Chambers.
The Wayne Rotary Club purchased new shirts for the Wayne Memorial Interact Club.  The shirts were designed by the interact club and made at the William D. Ford Career Technical Center.
Here are few pictures from our Wayne Memorial Interact Club.  They had a successful book drive.  They will be using these books to keep our Little Free Libraries stocked. 
Ten years ago, member Nate Weiser at the young age of 89, started our dictionary project.  He proposed to the membership that we should focus on Literacy.  Membership agreed. We have distributed on average 350 dictionaries each year to every third grade student (private and public schools) in the City of Wayne. This year, our Wayne Fire Fighters joined us in our distribution efforts. Oh, I forgot, Nate is still with us.
Using some time during our Club Assembly to make Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches for the homeless shelter. Our Club does this every month.
Our first Little Free Library(LFL) was installed at Roosevelt-McGrath elementary school. Now we have three more.  Last week Wayne Memorial H.S., Goudy Park and Rotary Park II received their libraries. Take a look at the pictures.
Today the first Little Free Library (LFL) was installed at Roosevelt-McGrath Elementary school. The LFL was registered at the LFL web site and soon can be found world-wide on their LFL map. One done, four more to go.

We just finished delivery of the dictionaries to the 3rd Graders. We delivered 278 dictionaries to Hoover, Roosevelt, Schweitzer, Taft, St. Michael's, St. Joseph's and St. Mary's.

Thanks for everyone's help. If you didn't get a chance to help this year, make it a point to help next year. It is a very rewarding experience.

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