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Holiday Visit to PDG Neal Ballheim

In this special bonus edition of the Video of the Week, join PDGs Larry Wright, Roberto Sanchez, PRID Mike McCullough, & Jim Wagner as they make a holiday visit with PDG Neal and Barbara Ballheim.  Neal has been in hospital for a little while, and so it was time for the troops to bring some fun (and hats) into the picture.

Neal Ballheim served as District Governor for the year 1984-85, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Wyandotte.  Here in Super 6400, our Council of Governors is a long line of continuing service to Rotary.

If you would like to send your own holiday greetings to Neal and Barbara, you may write to them at 

Thanks to PDG Larry Wright for this video message! 

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Detroit Rotarians Mary Stephens Ferris and Latricia Wright are
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Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe Rotarians joined fellow Rotarian Pete Higbie in celebrating his 90th birthday at the Monday, Dec. 8, luncheon meeting at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Rotarian Steve McMillan presented Pete with candlelit slice of chocolate cake and led the Rotarians in a rousing "Happy Birthday." Pete has been a Rotarian for 49 years — since 1965 — and served as president in 1975-76. He is married to Joan and they live in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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Huron Township Rotary Club's
No Family Without a Christmas Event Phase one.
All these volunteers sorted hundreds of toys by age and sex. Next they sorted hundreds of can goods by kind.
Tomorrow all this holiday cheer will be packaged into specific orders. Then anonymously given to needy families at the pick up area. More photos to follow soon.

Just Click on These Toys to see more photos

Rotary Club of Essex
Christmas Party, Light Parade and Food Donations

Rotary Club of Dearborn
Under the direction of G. Kevin Dewey, the Community Chorus Performed the Annual Holiday Concert at the Dearborn Rotary Club meeting.

Rotary Club of Monroe
Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa event held for Monroe Public Schools Arborwood schools. This year we served breakfast to over 500 students and families and supplied toys to each child. Santa saw many children, Interacters help with arts - crafts and face painting.

Rotary Club of Wayne
Christmas Light Parade / Chorus

Rotary Club of Taylor
Christmas Gift Bags
Yesterday The Taylor Rotary Club gave 100 gift bags to kindergarten and first grade students. These bags included special blankets, toy, school supplies, tooth brush, tooth paste from Swedel Dental and more.....

Rotary Club of Carleton
Christmas Event Featured a LIght Parade, Airport High School Chorus
and a Visit with Santa.

Rotary Club of Fairlane Sunrise
Annual Christmas Party

President Howard Andrews was the Master of Ceremony for this event which featured the Dearborn Heights Salvation Army Band, many guests, great breakfast food and fellowship. The program included presentations from the CEO of Starfish Ann Kalass, Kids against Hunger Executive Director: Michael E. Burwel, Chair of Scholarship Commiittee of the Dearborn Youth Symphony William Leslie Salvation Army: Caleb Senn (also President Elect - Dearborn Heights Rotary) Contributions were given to representatives of Dearbron Youth Synphony, Fish and Loaves and Salvation Army.

Rotary Club of Carleton
The Santa Comes to Town was a resounding success!   We had 12 floats and Cub Scout Pack 522 came in first.  We had 3 choirs from Airport who performed at the Library.  I got to see Santa and give him my wish list!   (we had a little debate over who was older)
Speaking of Choirs they will be performing at the Airport  High School Gym at 7:00 PM on Thursday December 18th.  Admission is free and they are very good! 

Rotary Club of Trenton
Christmas Party

Trenton High School Band - Salvation Army Donations.

"The Rotary Clubs of Essex County have done it again!!!
For the second year, they have worked together to collect a "donation mountain" of socks, underwear and other useful items for those lessfortunate.  The "Wrap Up Event" was held at the Rotary Club ofWindsor-Walkerville meeting on December 3.  The local Homeless Coalition was the recipient of the donations and will serve as a clearing house for thedistribution!  Congratulations to everyone!!"

Youth Exchange Program
Holiday Party
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Windsor-Walkerville


Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe Sunrise
Regina High School music director Eleanor Ellero led the girls choir in a rousing medley of holiday songs at the Sunrise Grosse Pointe Rotary Club's holiday breakfast Dec. 9 at The Hill restaurant. They concluded their songs with a superb, and difficult, acapella rendition of "Carol of the Bells," earning the girls a standing ovation by the Rotarians.
Also at the holiday breakfast, Rotarians John Minnis, of the Grosse Pointe afternoon club, and Tim Kelch, of the Sunrise Club, were named Paul Harris Fellows for their work on helping make the club's annual Fun Run such as success.
Below left, from left, are club President Mike Carter, Minnis, Kelch and Rotary District 6400 Gov. Liz Smith. Also on the holiday breakfast agenda was the induction of new Rotarian Dennis Janowski.
Below, Gov. Smith pins a new-member pin on Janowski's lapel while Dennis Hyduk of Sunrise and John Chambers of the Detroit A.M. Rotary Club look on. Photos by John and Terry Minnis

Rotary Club of Plymouth
Christmas Concert - PCEP Symphony and Chorus

Elite student musical ensembles from Plymouth Canton Educational Park performed for us. Led by Ms. Jennifer Neumann and by EMU student teacher Ms. Parsons, the Festival Singers performed “Let It Snow,” “The Christmas Song,” a holiday medley, and two newer pieces, “Lux Nova” and “The World for Christmas.” The singers were most impressive when they did without accompaniment and sang a capella. The Symphony Orchestra, a large, award-winning string ensemble led by Ms. Catherine DePentu, performed “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Silent Night,” “Shabat

Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Garden City
Christmas Party for needy Children

Featured many volunters, children, teachers,
Santa and 10 gifts per child

Rotary Club of Monroe
Alexander speaking on behalf of all kids and adults with food allergies who never feel safe going into restaurants. Please continue to keep him in your prayers. Let your Michigan Representatives in the House know you support SB730. He puts a face to some of the tragic events around peanut allergies and other food allergies.

Rotary Club of Plymouth
Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)
New Free Libraries

Airport Interact Club - Gifts to Mott Children Hosptal
The Carleton Rotary can be very proud of their Interact Club at Airport High School. The heart warming story has now been shared by the Washington Post.
Interacter Connor Bint had stage four brain carcinoma, and it needed to be removed. So in late October, the 15-year-old went to the hospital to undergo surgery.

But last week, when the Airport Interacter pulled up to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he wasn’t there for radiation, and he wasn’t there for more procedures.
He and his fellow interacters was there to deliver toys.

About 3,800 of them, which he was bringing to the young patients
at the hospital.
“It’s hard to imagine what it would be like without Christmas,” Bint told The Washington Post in a phone interview. “Because Christmas is pretty much the best holiday of the year if you’re a little kid, because you get everything you want. And they might not get everything that [they] want. But at least they get a Christmas.”
Bint, a sophomore at Airport High School in Carleton, Mich., delivered the collection along with students from a high school club on Friday afternoon, said Byron Myer, Mott Children’s Hospital community relations coordinator. The toys will be part of an annual event that allows parents of young patients to select their kids’ holiday gifts at no cost. Some toys will also go to a hospital department that helps with birthdays and special events, or with other programs in the facility.

Bint’s toy drop-off was a big deal, Myer said: “I think it was amazing, because he comes from such a small community, and it really seemed like the entire community got into this.”
The Connor Bint Toy Drive was promoted across campus by the Interact Club, a student rule club afillated with the Carleton Rotary Club.
Myer, a hospital spokesman, said donations also came from students at Bint’s former school. And more toys are expected in a few days, when Bint is scheduled to take in another load.
“They wanted to really get behind this young man,” Myer said. “It’s kind of a scary thing that happened.”
He’s not kidding. Bint was a typical high schooler — he played three sports, he was active, he got decent grades — at the time of his diagnosis. He was suffering some nasty nosebleeds, and eventually doctors found the mass.

Connor is on your right with the banana

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)
What a great way to nurture our
community partnerships
13 Organizations were on hand to accept checks from the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918). The Salvation Army in Canada, City of Windsor/Windsor Fire, Family Services Windsor Essex, Canadian Cancer Society Windsor Essex, Canterbury College, Community Living Windsor, Downtown Centre, Windsor, Ontario, The Inn of Windsor Windsor/Essex Hospitals Foundation, Family Respite Services, The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County, Connections Early Years Family Centre, Alzheimer Society of Windsor Essex County & John McGivney Children's Centre.

Rotary Club of Southgate

Southgate Rotary donates hats, mittens
to local Head Start programs
Published: Tuesday, December 09, 2014
By Laura Zoochi The News-Herald

From Nov. 3 to Dec. 3, the Rotary Club of Southgate collected hats and mittens for needy children.

On Dec. 4, these items were donated to The Guidance Center during the rotary’s annual holiday luncheon at the Southgate Holiday Inn.

Paula Mackowiak, President of the Rotary Club of Southgate , said the this rotary club sponsors the hats and mittens drive every year.

Three representatives from The Guidance Center were on hand to accept the donations for the center’s Head Start programs.

Mackowiak thanked the businesses for placing collection boxes this year. Also, the rotary would like to thank the Southgate TJ Maxx and Taylor Tendercare for their support.

Mackowiak said the rotary partners with The Guidance Center for other outreaches, including donating shoes and winter coats to children.

“We have a wonderful partnership with you,” Mackowiak said.

“We are glad to help children and families in the community and we will continue to do so,” she said.

Rotary Club of Belleville
Salvation Bell Ringing
An ice sculpture that was featured on Mainstreet during our Belleville’s Winterfest this past weekend

Salvation Army Bell Ringing last week for the district website.  First picture is Mike Aimone and John McDermid, the second picture is Keith Bruder.

Rotary Club of  Plymouth A.M.
Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Rotary Club of Southgate
DG Liz Smith welcomes Alane Casady, Bernie Hughley and Tony Zanotti as members to our club!

Rotary Club of Windsor St. Clair
A big welcome the newest member of the Windsor- St. Clair Rotary Club - Eva Jurak.
Below, Club President Mary Lou Decou (Left), sponsor Anna Jurak, new member Eva Jurak and AG Rick Caron

Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs of Garden City
Christmas Gift Wrapping Session for needy Children
Click on the Presisents to see some photos of this wonderful event!

Rotary Clubs of Essex County
Socks and Bottoms Event

Rotary Blub of Trenton
The Wine, Women and Warmth Project

Rotary Club of Belleville
Tuesday night the Belleville Rotary Club had a presentation from the two students they sponsored to RYLA.
They were presented with their certificates of completion, and gave a presentation to the club about their experiences attending RYLA.
President-Elect Julie Hardy is shown presenting the certificates to Nicole Pearce and Brandon Bond both juniors at Belleville High School.
Kris Moe Assistant Governor
District 6400, Area 3

Rotary Club of Taylor
Taylor Rotary Club recently raised funds, bought, sorted and distributed over 600 winter coats to Taylor School Children through Operation Warm.
Photos show happy children at a pre-school location and a elementary school location. The teachers identify the need - Rotarians Take Action to make a difference.

Rotary Club of Livonia
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
(More photos to be posted soon)

Rotary Clubs of Fairlane Sunrise,
Dearborn and Dearborn Heights
Operation Warmth
These Rotarians partnered with Starfish Services and Wal-Mart to provide winter coats, gloves and hats to needy children.
Just click on this photo to see more images of this wonderful out reach hands on service project!

Area One Rotarians - Operation Warm
Just click on Mike Carmody to see all the Rotarians and Guests delivering Warm Coats for Detroit Children

Rotary Club of Windsor 1918
The Salvation Army Windsor Advisory Board Annual Luncheon
The Salvation Army Windsor Advisory Board Annual Luncheon in partnership with The Rotary Club Of Windsor (1918) took place today at the Caboto Club. The keynote speaker was Major Morris Vincent, Divisional Commander for the Ontario Great Lakes Division of The Salvation Army. Major Vincent focused on the Army’s recent strategic plan. The Master of Ceremonies was Jim Crichton, Senior News Anchor – CTV Windsor.

The 2014 Salvation Army Kettle Campaign was also launched at the luncheon. With 19 kettle locations across Windsor/Essex the goal this year is to raise $240,000.


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