We are a strong, participative membership giving of our time, talent and treasury in innovative ways to enhance the living environment of the Grosse Pointes, the surrounding communities, and, through Rotary Int’l and District 6400, the world at large.
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War Memorial Reception Room
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Margaret Williamson, Executive Director of Pro Literacy Detroit, pictured with President Ted Everingham, was the guest speaker at the Wednesday, July 13, meeting of Rotary of Grosse Pointe.
Unfortunately, Williamson told the Rotarians present, approximately 1 million Detroit and Michigan residents are unable to read, even though there are some 150 literacy organizations out there offering assistance. Pro Literacy Detroit helps adult learners 16 and over become literate. Most of the students come through referrals from fellow/former students and from work force entities, such as Focus Hope.
Pro Literacy Detroit has used a RI grant (the first of its kind in the U.S.) to create 250 trade tutor workshops. Williamson is proud of Rotary’s participation through the Rotary Literacy Initiative and an exchange program where Australian Rotarians helped tutors in 2 six week sessions.
Our 3rd annual fundraising cruise on the yacht INFINITY will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, leaving from Jefferson Beach Marina at 7:00 pm. Boarding will begin at 6:30 pm. We return at 9:30 pm and enjoy 1/2 hour of fellowship at the dock. Tickets are $150 per person. You can make reservations by sending a check payable to "Grosse Pointe Rotary Foundation" to GP Rotary, 1125 Three Mile Drive, GP Park, MI 48230, or by registering on line and paying with a credit card. Simply click on the image and follow the directions. If you are a club member, enter your Clubrunner ID and password. If you don't know them, or if you are not a club member, you will need to enter your first and last name and email address at the first screen, then "Select Options" to designate the number of tickets you want, and then the "Payment" link will ask for your credit card information. During the cruise, we will be raffling off some fantastic prizes, and raffle tickets are $50 each. The prizes are (1) one week in a one bedroom apartment in the Umbrian city of Citta di Castello (donated by Rich and Nancy Solak), (2) and (3) a case of fine wines to two winners (donated by Village Wine and Woods Wholesale Wine), (4) a Shinola watch (donated by George Koueiter & Sons Jewelry), and (5), (6) and (7) six $50 gift certificates to three winners for fine dining in Grosse Pointe (donated by the restaurants).
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Below, Fanny thanked her host families — Craig and Katherine Bates, Brandi Towar and Nycki Keating and Andor and Joan Reiber. With these families, she was able to travel to Chicago, Florida, and Mexico, and celebrate a birthday in Ann Arbor.
Upon returning to Belgium, Fanny plans on studying Communications in Brussels and furthering her studies later in Chicago.
There are typically four different ways to pay for personal care: 1) out of pocket; 2) long-term care insurance; 3) a reverse mortgage; and 4) through VA benefits. VA benefits are extremely underutilized. For our area, contact the VA Benefits Support Center at (734) 453-9300 and ask for Aid & Attendance.