Grosse Pointe Rotary Club

Grosse Pointe

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 5:30 PM
War Memorial Reception Room
32 Lake Shore Rd
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI  48236
United States
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Our Stories
Susan and John Mozena started their day (Friday) at the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove where they had breakfast on a cruise boat moored in the harbor at Round Quay, with the bridge and the opera house in view. 
Susan said in an email, "Photo is the club president (long blond hair), a new member and her sponsor, Rotary visitors from Ghana, today’s speaker, and a new Paul Harris Fellow. Great meeting, neat club, beautiful setting. Exchanged flags, bringing theirs back to give our club." John Mozena is hidden in the back, 5th from the right and Susan Mozena is 3rd from the right.
Megan Owens is the Executive Director of Transportation Riders United (TRU).
TRU is a nonprofit dedicated to improving public transit throughout the greater Detroit region through education, engagement, and advocacy.  It is an advisor to the Regional Transit Authority. 
Doris is a lawyer who covers all of the basics of law with her husband, Vince Van-Tiem.  She met Vince on a cruise and they were married by his father, a 36th District Court Judge.  Doris is also a certified scuba diver.
Our presenters on Oct 24th were Patty Kaufman, Baker College President, and Karen Bratus, DDS, VP of Academic Affairs.  Since 1911, the mission of Baker College is to provide quality higher education and training which enable graduates to be successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers.  It offers 7 fields of study at 9 campuses and online.  Last year, 4,579 students graduated from their programs.
At our Oct 24th meeting we presented one of our annual Vocational Service Awards.  The Vocational Service Awards are presented to deserving individuals and companies, or organizations who put service above self and who have implemented policies, demonstrated compassion and/or other exemplary treatment of employees, customers, or the public they serve. The award is presented twice a year. The spring recipient is an individual and the fall recipient is a company or organization.  This years organization recipient were the three little league programs in the Grosse Pointes.  Accepting the award for each organization and pictured with Gary are Scott Lupo (GPFC), Andrew Harr (GPP), and Paul Summers (GPWS).

We were please to have as our guests Katie Dotson, our future outbound exchange student, and her grandfather, John Getz. (Pictured: John Getz, Katie Dotson and Bill Scott)

Vince VanTiem. Vince is a lawyer who works with his wife, Doris.  He is a former eagle scout, a “bad” drawer on any piece of paper, and a stand-up comedian/screen writer who is part of comedy troupes.
When you play euchre with Rotarians, you enjoy great fellowship and everyone leaves a winner!