Welcome to Birmingham Rotary Club!
 
 

A HUGE thank you to the members of the Interact Club at Seaholm High School! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your meeting today, for helping us to make paracord bracelets, and for writing letters of appreciation to the military men and women that serve our country. Such a fun project and we can't wait to do more with your group!

For more information about Seaholm High School Interact Club, click HERE.

For more information on Operation Gratitude, click HERE.

 

Welcome to our newest members, Dilip Kumar Kuchipudi, Chad Gharzeddine, and Kevin Mason that were inducted into the club on Monday! Also, a big thank you to Rhonda Panczyk for speaking at our meeting on Monday and helping to welcome our newest members into this great organization!
 
Birmingham Village Fair - Michigan non-profit partners, Birmingham Education Foundation, The Bottomless Toy Chest, Rotary Club of Birmingham, Michigan & more. Donated more than $13K to LOCAL non-profits!
 
Congrats to Fayth and George from Groves High School as this year's community service award recipients!
 
 
Speakers
Rogelio Landin - CEO
Feb 27, 2017
PerformancED
Melissa Rodriquez - Director of Donor Relations
Mar 06, 2017
Grace Centers of Hope
Kathleen Riley - Executive Director
Mar 20, 2017
The Dove House
Janet McPeek
Mar 27, 2017
District 6380 - Rotary Foundation
Shenandoah Chefalo - Author
Apr 24, 2017
Garbage Bag Suitcase
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 
Club Information

Birmingham

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:10 PM
The Community House
380 S. Bates St.
Birmingham, MI  48009
United States
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Club Executives & Directors
President
David Underdown
President Elect
Linda Hatfield
Past President
Christine Winans
Secretary
Mark Anderson
Treasurer
Nave Grewal
Legal Counsel
Richard Shapack
Directors:
Ryan Quinn (2016-2017) 
John Schrot (2014-2017) 
Chris McLogan (2016-2017)
Bill Roy (2015-2018)
Norma Jean Evans (2015-2018)
Joseph Bauman (2015-2018)
Alicia Green (2016-2019)
Regan Gilshire (2016-2019)
Joe Valentine (2016-2019)
Endowment Fund President 
John Mucha
Rotary Foundation Advisor
Joseph Bauman
District 6380 Asst Governor 
Christine Winans
Membership Director 
Charles Wickins
Website Administrator
Regan Gilshire