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.



October 24 – 12:00 to 1:15 pm – The Community House in Birmingham
A presentation to be given by Michael Caruso and hosted by the Birmingham Rotary Club.
  • Author of 5 Cool Ideas book series
  • 2016-2017 District Governor for Rotary District 6380
  • Rotarian for 20 years
  • Speaks all over the world on the subjects of Leadership, Speaking, & Customer Service
Click here to visit the Birmingham Rotary Facebook Page to join this event.

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!


Thank you for contributing to our 2016 Masters Raffle Event! This year we nearly sold out of tickets, raising over $14,600 for the Rotary Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund of our club is the funding source for the many service projects that we support locally, regionally and internationally.

Last Monday on March 14th, the winning ticket stubs were picked by our speaker that day, Alyse Wesorick - March of Dimes Community Director. And the winners are...

1st Prize - Trip for 2 to the Masters Tournament in Augusta
Dan L. of Novi, MI - Ticket #005

2nd Prize - $1,000 Cash
Steve & Claudia R. of Plymouth, MI - Ticket #233

3rd Prize - $500 Cash
Robi M. of Clarkston, MI - Ticket #163

Congratulations to all the winners and best of luck to all who play again next year!

On behalf of the Birmingham Rotary Club, thank you again for your support. Your contributions will go a long way for all of our service projects this year!


Our very own, Pat Grady, played jolly old Santa at Child Safe Michigan's annual Christmas party. Looks like fellow Rotarian, Dave Zimmer, wanted to ask Santa for some holiday cheer as well! Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas to one and all!

The Birmingham Rotarians in Downtown Birmingham raising funds for the World Polio Day! What a great cause and a wonderful day!

Check out our Little Free Libraries in action! This gentleman is getting a book for his 2 year old daughter who loves to read!
If you have books that you would like to donate to replenish our libraries in Detroit, please contact our club today!

Our 2014-2015 Club President, Steven Volk, received a wonderful letter from Fran's parents.  Fran Mestre was our exchange student for this past year and we were so delighted to have him with us for his senior year in high school.  Here is the letter we received:

A special thank you to Paco and Nathalie for their letter and for allowing us to have Fran with us for the past year.  We wish you all the best in the future and we look forward to seeing the great things that Fran will do as he continues onto college!

Some of the kids from Birmingham YMCA stopped by our Monday lunch meeting to say thank you for the grant we were able to give to the YMCA this year!  

Oct 24, 2016
Michael Caruso
District Governor Visit
Nov 07, 2016
Mike Soviak
Revolution Flag Foundation
Nov 14, 2016
Nov 21, 2016
Craig Williams - Director
Bishop Airport in Flint
Dec 05, 2016
Kim King
Freedom House
Feb 20, 2017
Nancy Mauer
Leadership Oakland
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We meet Mondays at 12:10 PM
The Community House
380 S. Bates St.
Birmingham, MI  48009
United States
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David Underdown
President Elect
Linda Hatfield
Past President
Christine Winans
Mark Anderson
Nave Grewal
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Richard Shapack
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
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Joseph Bauman
District 6380 Asst Governor 
Christine Winans
Membership Director 
Charles Wickins
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Regan Gilshire