Service Above Self
Rotary Club of Flint


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Club Web Site
Editor:   George Ananich
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Future Speakers
Aug 22 2014
Patricia Baird, Director - Fair Housing Center
"Legal Services of Eastern Michigan"
Aug 29 2014
"Labor Day Holiday"
Sep 5 2014
Margaret A. Leary, Author
"Giving It All Away: The Story of William W. Cook and His Michigan Law Quadrangle"
Sep 12 2014
Lisa Hagel, GISD Superintendent
Sep 19 2014
District Governor Doug Burnard
"Official Club Visit"

Upcoming Events

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The New
by Kamensky, Kristina

Take a look at a brief video about and how it can help those who want to learn more about Rotary.

Take a look at a brief video about and how it can help those who want to learn more about Rotary, such as how to find a club, the benefits of Rotary in communities, and scholarships.  To conduct Rotary business, go to "My Rotary" at the top of the website.

Public Site Video Tour from Rotary Webinars on Vimeo.

Upcoming Important Dates At-a-Glance
by Zeiders, Erica

Included are important dates for all members for the 2013-2014 Rotary year.


June 6-9 - 6330 District Conference

June 7 - NO Rotary Meeting

June 23-26 - Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal

June 28 - Pledge Forms Due

July 1 - New Rotary Year Begins

July 5 - NO Rotary Meeting

July 26 - Membership/Pledge Payments Due

September 13 - District Governor's Official Visit

September 23 - Flint Rotary Golf Outing

November 22 - Inter-Service Club Meeting

December 20 - Flint Rotary Christmas Program


June 1-4 - Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia

June 12-15 - 6330 District Conference

Have you decided who you'll invite?
by Zeiders, Erica

For the past few weeks, David Smith has been challenging us to think of who we can invite to join our incredible club.  He has challenged us to find another member to hold us accountable to naming a person we feel we can ask to join us in our goals of eradicating polio and supporting world peace.  At this past week's meeting, a question was posed regarding the rules and regulations of membership.  Below is the portion of the Rotary International constitution that includes the membership by-laws.  Please take a look at it if you are concerned about whether the potential member you have in mind would be eligible for membership.  The full constitution can be downloaded from the "Download" section on the home page.

Article 5 Membership

Section 1 How Constituted. The membership of RI shall consist of clubs which continue to perform the obligations as set forth in this constitution and the bylaws.

Section 2 Composition of Clubs.
(a) A club shall be composed of active members each of whom shall be an adult person of good character and good business, professional and/or community reputation,
(1) engaged as a proprietor, partner, corporate officer, or manager of any worthy and recognized business or profession; or
(2) holding any important position in any worthy and recognized business or profession or any branch or agency thereof and have executive capacity with discretionary authority; or
(3) having retired from any position listed in sub-subsection (1) or (2) of this subsection; or
(4) being a community leader who has demonstrated through personal involvement in community affairs a commitment to service and the Object of Rotary; or
(5) having the status of Rotary Foundation alumnus as defined by the board and having his or her place of business or residence located in the locality of the club or the surrounding area. An active member moving from the locality of the club or the surrounding area may retain membership in the club where the member's board grants such permission and said active member continues to meet all conditions of club membership.

(b) Each club shall have a well-balanced membership in which no one business, profession or type of community service predominates. The club shall not elect a person to active membership from a classification if the club already has five or more members from that classification, unless the club has more than 50 members, in which case the club may elect a person to active membership in a classification so long as it will not result in the classification making up more than 10 percent of the club's active membership. Members who are retired shall not be included in the total number of members in a classification. The classification of a transferring or former member of a club, or a Rotary Foundation alumnus as defined by the board, shall not preclude election to active membership even if the election results in club membership temporarily exceeding the above limitations. If a member changes classification, the club may continue the member's membership under the new classification notwithstanding these limitations.

Area Clubs for Makeups
by van der Putte, Amy

Listed below is information regarding local area Rotary Clubs where members can attend make up meetings.


  7:15 a.m.   

  Saginaw - Saginaw Valley Heritage Center


  7:15 a.m.

  Grand Blanc - Little Joe's Restaurant


  7:15 a.m.

  Fenton - Spring Meadows Golf & Country Club


 12:10 p.m.

  Lapeer - Lapeer County Center Building


  7:30 a.m.

  Clio -  Rogers Lodge


  6:30 p.m.

  Coumbiaville - Columbiaville Rotary Building


  7:00 a.m.

  Flint Sunrise - Mott Community College RTC Building


 12:00 p.m.

  Saginaw - Saginaw Club


  7:00 p.m.

  Davisburg - Don Hart Community              


  7:00 a.m.

  Flushing - Sorrento's Food & Spirits


 12:10 p.m.

  Burton - IMA Brookwood


 12:00 p.m.

  Flint - Flint Golf Club


  6:30 p.m.

  Corunna - Pleasant Valley