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
There was a great turnout for the Grosse Pointe Library Friends Book Sale setup.  Of the many there were 10 (+1) Rotarians on hand to help.  Some pictured here.
This weeks speaker was Ms. Karen Dybis, the author of four books about Detroit and our local history.  Her latest is Secret Detroit: A guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.  She described it as a travel guide meets fun facts about the city.
Kim Towar, after a nice update on the importance of the Rotary Foundation, provided a Paul Harris Fellowship pin to Carrie Maliszewski and a Paul Harris +5 pin to Ted Everingham.  Congratulations to both.
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Twelve Rotarians, spouses, and Interact Club representatives worked at Forgotten Harvest on May 5th.  Most repacked dried beans for distribution to food agencies around the city, and some worked at bundling up cardboard boxes for recycling.  A good time was had by all.
Andra Watkins, best-selling author and a very active Rotarian in South Carolina.  She is the author of four books; To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether LewisNot Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace, Tracks in Time (a book of photos taken during her 15-mile daily hikes) and Hard to Die. 
Today she entertained us with a humorous presentation on Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace.
Principal Hussain Ali, from Poupard  Elementary School spoke to us about the Leader in Me program.  Poupard is in its third year of the Leader in Me program which recognizes that students need a broad based skillset that includes core academic subjects and skills involving the ability to communicate, problem solving, goal setting, and self-management. The belief is that every student can be a leader.
On April 21, six members of the Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe joined others from our community in the Moross Greenway project in picking up debris from the Moross/I94 entrance and exit ramps, the Moross median from I94 to Mack, and from several abandoned homes.  Many in the group cleaned up and trimmed the sustainable greenscapes near St. John Hospital.  Thanks to the many drivers who honked their thanks as they passed by. (Click Read More for more pictures.)