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.
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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.
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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
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
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.