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The Rochester Rotary Club is offering a hybrid meeting option, with many members meeting in-person and some members joining via Zoom. In person meetings are socially distanced for safety and all Zoom meetings are recorded and posted online for viewing later. Please join us on Tuesdays at noon by visiting Rivercrest Banquet Facility or clicking here to join us online!
COVID-19 Update
In-person Rochester Rotary Club meetings have resumed at River Crest Banquet Facility but for those at risk and those who are not comfortable meeting in person, we are continuing to broadcast them online via Zoom. The Rochester area community still needs our support so please consider donating to Neighborhood House or other charities or helping OPC with their senior outreach program.
 
If you were unable to attend our last meeting in person or online, you can catch up below or see all of our previous Online Meetings here.
 
Major Upcoming Events

Masters Tournament Raffle Drawing Rescheduled for October 27th

The Masters Tournament has been rescheduled for November and our Prize Drawing will now take place on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. There are still a few tickets left so click here to buy yours today!
 
Speakers
Ty Sordelet
Nov 03, 2020
Amazon's COVID Response, plus Local Distribution Center Update
Kathy Losinski, Executive Director
Nov 10, 2020
Neighborhood House Update
Bob Lytle
Nov 17, 2020
"It Was A Dark And Stormy Night..." Writing Fact and Fiction.
NO MEETING
Dec 22, 2020
NO MEETING
Dec 29, 2020
The Latest from Rochester Rotary
The Rochester Rotary is pleased to present seven local students with a collective $15,000 in aid for college in the fall. Each year, the Rochester Rotary Club teams up with the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester and the Rochester Kiwanis Club to award deserving high school seniors with financial aid to attend college.

At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.

We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.

We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us. Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice. 

Rotary will do our part to listen, learn and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.

Rochester Rotary Charities is a nonprofit organization established to expand the humanitarian efforts in the Rochester community. Through Rochester Rotary Charities, dozens of nonprofit organizations receive grants each year empowering their efforts. All monies raised through annual Rochester Rotary fundraisers benefit Rochester Rotary Charities and are donated back to the community. For more information, visit www.rochesterrotary.org.
Tim Mullins has taught Social Studies, Economics and AP Economics during the past 12 years at Rochester Adams High School. Before that he owned and operated two Pet Supplies stores - One in Pontiac and one in Sterling Heights. He has also coached football for 30 years for Rochester Community Schools and was a part of the coaching staff from Adams State championship team in 2003. He has never been married, has no children and no pets. He does have two older sisters living in Michigan.
Jason Brainer runs his own law practice and has worked in the industry for 14 years. He practices employment, civil and international law. He also work part-time as a legal aid attorney through a legal aid nonprofit in Southfield, MI where he assists seniors and low income individuals with a variety of legal matters. What Jason enjoys most is helping others and having the freedom to control his own schedule.
David A. Dulio is Professor of Political Science Department and Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Oakland University. He teaches courses on campaigns and elections, Congress, political parties, interest groups, and other areas of American politics. Dulio has published twelve books, with two of his most recent being Michigan Government, Politics and Policy and Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Split Decision. He has written dozens articles and book chapters on subjects ranging from the role of professional consultants in U.S. elections to campaign finance. Dulio is also a former American Political Science Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill where he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Conference for former US Rep. J.C. Watts, Jr. (R-OK).
Laurene Kaschalk has been teaching high school math since 2002. She is currently teaching at Stoney Creek High School where she has been the Faculty Advisor Advisor of the Rotary Interact Club for 10 Years.  The SCHS Interact Club has earned the Rotary Presidential Citation for the past 5 consecutive years. In 2019 the SCHS Interact Club planned and hosted the INTERACT DAY for more than100+ Interactors from District 6380. Laurene is also a past recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rochester Rotary.
Typical Club Accomplishments & Activities

Grants Totaling Over $100,000/Year

Local & Regional Charities

  • Neighborhood House
  • Rochester Community Schools Foundation
  • Rochester Area Youth Assistance
  • Dutton Farms
  • Dynamic Kids - Rochester Hills
  • Grace Center for Hope
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Haven
  • Know Resolve
  • Older Person's Commission (OPC)
  • Paint Creek Center for The Arts
  • Community House
  • Rotary Gateway Park
  • Rochester Christmas Parade

Youth Programs

  • Eight, 4-year College Scholarships
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA)
  • International Youth Exchange Program
  • Job Shadowing
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Oakland University Rotaract Graduate Scholarship

International

  • Casa Colibri Medical Mission – Guatemala
  • “Play For Peace" Project – Nigeria, Africa
  • Polio Plus (Global Polio Eradication, established in 1988)
  • Rotary Club of Accra-Spintex-Accra  Ghana, Africa (school)
  • Shelter Box

Annual Hands-On Service Projects

Local & Regional Charities

  • Assistance League - assistance with “Operation School Bell”
  • Neighborhood House
    • Packed school supplies for “Back-to-School” event
    • Sort Christmas presents for Christmas Party
    • Rotary Christmas Party (with presents & Santa Claus for needy kids)
    • Load trucks to “Stamp Out” hunger
  • Older Person's Commission (OPC): Act of Kindness & Meals on Wheels
  • Polio Plus (October Polio Awareness Month
  • Rotary Club of Accra-Spintex-Accra  Ghana, Africa (school)
  • Rochester Christmas Parade: Float - with Interact involvement
  • Grace Center for Hope
  • Literacy Program: Greater Rochester Area
  • Salvation Army - Bell Ringing at Lagniappe in Rochester
  • Rotary Gateway Park operations (a peaceful area we built for our community)

Youth Programs

  • 5 Local Area High School Interact Clubs (ACE, Adams, Rochester, Stoney Creek, and Avondale High Schools) (a collaboration with Rochester Communities Schools)
  • Scholarship Recipient Recognition Luncheon
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA)
  • International Youth Exchange Program
  • Job Shadowing
  • Grace Center for Hope
  • Oakland University Rotaract Club (a collaboration with Oakland University)

International

  • Polio Plus (Polio Eradication Globally: created in 1988 to eradicate polio globally) add web link
  • Casa Colibri Medical Mission – Guatemala
    “Hands-On” Clint Support & Literacy Project Teaching Teachers English

Social Activities

  • Club Christmas Party – Members and spouses celebrate the years accomplishments
  • Club Golf Outing (social event and fundraiser)
  • Presidents Transition Dinner - Members and spouses congratulate the immediate past President for a job well done and welcome the incoming Club President.
  • Rotary Gateway Park picnic –
  • Rochester Christmas Parade – Rotarians and youth affiliates celebrate the Christmas season together

Leadership Activities

  • Monthly Club Board Meetings
  • Regular Rochester Rotary Charities, Inc., Board Meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • Fundraising Project Team Meetings
  • Past President’s Dinner – Leadership feedback regarding Club initiatives
  • President’s Appreciation Dinner – Club President expresses appreciation to Board Members for their support during his term 
Click HERE to see a typical list of Rochester Area Affiliate High School and College Clubs Accomplishments
Rotary Gateway Park
 
The Rotary Gateway Park is a hidden gem in downtown Rochester. Built by the Rochester Rotary Club in 1997, the park features beautiful flower beds, a cascading water feature, and benches to sit and enjoy a few quiet moments. The Rochester Rotary Club continues upgrade and enhance the park through the volunteer efforts of club members and funding from the purchase of memorial bricks.
 
CLUB LEADERSHIP
President
President Elect
Charities President
Vice-President/Weekly Programs
Assistant Secretary
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer
Executive Secretary
Hands-On Service
Director
Director
Director
Secretary
Social
Youth Exchange
Membership
Mentoring & Development
Fundraising - Other Sources Co-Chair
Fundraising Activities Chair
Fundraising Activities
Fundraising - Other Sources Co-Chair
Marketing Co-Chair
Marketing Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Planning & Administration
Think Tank
Reporting & Financial Review
Immediate Past President
Website Administrator
Youth Services - Chair
Youth Services
Youth Services
Polio
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