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Rotary Club of Grosse Ile

Grosse Ile Rotary Newsletter

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Editor:   Jane Bickley
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Our Newest Member!!!!!
by Jane Bickley


His name is Tod Stanley. Tod became a Grosse Ile Rotarian during the Clam Bake in September. Tod was sponsored by Bill Swasey who has know Tod for several years.

Tod owns Stanley & Associates, a civil engineering & land surveying company. Stanley & Associates is located on Groh Rd at the Grosse Ile Airport in Hanger 2.

by Jane Bickley

As of last week, we have 238 ads total with approximately $105,000 in revenues. There are still ads that have not yet paid. The total number of ads is a bit higher than last directory - a very good thing.

June is trying her hardest to get the book completed and closed out by October 15th.

The collating parties will hopefully start in December/January - we will keep you informed so that you do not miss out.
Board Meeting
by Jane Bickley

Board Members,
A Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20th beginning at 5:15 PM. Our DG Michael Duben will be present at the meeting so please make every effort to attend.

Thank You,
President Bambang
Rotary Foundation Goals
by Jane Bickley

As the Rotary Foundation Chair, Bob Lawrence reported to the club the 2011-2012 Goals for District 6400.

District 6400 Goals:
To raise $500,000 for entire District.
For each club, to raise at least $9,700
To raise $2,000 per club for Polio Plus.
Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY)

Click HERE to view the Annual Programs Fund page on the District 6400 web site. This will also explain the Paul Harris Fellow recognition - the best that explaination I have found yet.
Rotary Club members, high school students help families for Thanksgiving
by Bickley, Jane

From Grosse Ile Camera, Dec 2, 2011 

The Grosse Ile Rotary Club, with the help of Sacred Heart
Catholic Parish and the Grosse Ile Kroger, donated complete Thanks­giving
dinners to local families. Terry Morreau of the Grosse Ile Food Pantry provided
the Rotary Club with a list of disadvantaged families in the area that are in
need of assistance.

Grosse Ile Rotary members delivered the packages on Nov  19th  to more than 50 families in Grosse Ile,
Trenton, Wyandotte, Ecorse and southwest Detroit. The care packages consisted
of all the trimmings to make a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including 15-
to 20-pound turkeys, mashed potatoes, yams, corn, green beans, gravy, rolls and
brownies. Rotary and Interact members met at Perdino’s Restaurant on Nov 18th
to put the packages together.

The idea was the brain child of Roberto Sanchez, past District 6400 governor of
Rotary, and Bambang Soedarjatno, the current president of the Grosse Ile Rotary
Club. “Today we are here to share our time, talents and treasures to help those
who are less fortunate than us to enjoy the meaning of the Thanksgiving
holiday, to share what we have during these hard financial conditions,”
Soedarjatno said.

Grosse Ile Rotary is involved with other projects such as the Island Directory,
Guatemala Literacy Program, Grosse Ile High School Interact Club, the Rotary
Youth Exchange Program, Del-Ray neighborhood activities, Grosse Ile Citizen of
the Year, scholarship programs and medical missions. “We have been involved
with so many international activities that sometimes we forget to take care of
our own local neighborhood,” Sanchez said. “The least we could do is to help a
family in the Downriver community.”

The local Rotary members thanked Morreau for her assistance in providing the
list of families, Grosse Ile Kroger store Manager John Dozny for assisting with
the large order and how to receive the best possible pricing, and Perry Tsipis
for allowing the club members to meet and package the items at his restaurant.


Grosse Ile Rotary Club President Bambang Soedarjatno helps donate food to the needy.  



Grosse Ile Rotary Club members and Grosse Ile High School Interact Club members provide food for families for Thanksgiving.



Bambang Soedarjatno (left), Grosse Ile Rotary Club president, and club members Chuck Moyer and Roberto Sanchez help sort through Thanksgiving food donations for needy families.




Get Involved in Rotary
by Bickley, Jane

Especially for you new members, read Rotary Basics, watch the videos, listen to other members explain and describe what it is like to be a Rotarian.

Here's how to get involved in Rotary - just click HERE