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  Club 3005   District 6380
January 7, 2016


Meetings are now held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. A special event will also be held each month, with the focus upon fun and fellowship and member interactions. In addition to noting this for your own schedule, please inform any visitors or prospective members. 
Your speaker chairman will list speakers for the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. If you have suggestions for topics and/or speakers, please contact Marty Brown at 586-907-5003 or . Nick Casteel, Social Chair, will list Upcoming Events (activities) in the Upcoming Events section of our Club Website.    Please contact Nick at or 586-914-5965 for information about upcoming Events.  Your feedback and suggestions will be appreciated. 
President Brian May opened the meeting and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-Way Test. Mike Saigh e gave the Invocation.  Our guests today were speaker Dr. Jay Eastman and guest Jazmine Early who learned about us from John J. at Bike Helmet Night in August.  Welcome!
Dr. Jay Eastman of the Rochester Rotary Club gave a very informative presentation on the Rotary Foundation, it funding sources and its purposes.  He explained the importance of contributing annually to the Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) portion of the Annual Fund because that Rotary Foundation fund provides money for the World Fund and District Designated Fund and they are the 2 funds from which we and other Clubs can continue to receive funding for worthwhile projects locally, regionally and internationally.  Please see the next section of this newsletter for details and how to contribute to EREY - you can do so anytime during the Rotary year of July 1 to June 30.  In addition Jay suggested contributions to the Polio Plus and Permanent Funds and also expained recognitions given to those who contribute.  Thank you, Jay, for your very interesting presentation on this vital but sometimes little understood subject.
The Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) campaign to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation is continuing (July 2015 - June 2016).  EVERY Rotarian is asked to give $100 (that's just $2.00 per week), or as much as he/she can afford, to the Rotary Foundation.  This can be done by going to the RI website and using your credit card to donate to the Annual Fund - Share.  If you are not sure how to do this online, John and Joyce Joyce will be happy to assist you.  You can also make your annual donation in installments.  When your donations to this fund total $1000, you become a Paul Harris Fellow.  Our Club needs 100% participation, so please give whatever you can ($10 from EVERY member will give us 100% participation so please participate in this vital ROTARY campaign).  The DDF money we receive for Rotary grants comes from these donations made 3 years earlier so we are really helping our Club and our District do good works, like the Bonao BioSand projects, when we contribute.  Steve Neirinck is chairperson of this so let him know when you contribute so he can add your donation to the others from our Club and see how close we are to our goal. 
ANNOUNCEMENT AT DISTRICT STAFF MEETING:  HEREAFTER, ANY CLUB NOT GIVING $50 PER CAPITA TO THE ANNUAL FUND OF EREY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR ROTARY FOUNDATION DISTRICT GRANTS.  Please donate so YOUR Club is not denied this opportunity to obtain grants (we had several for the Bonao BioSand projects) for projects.
1) website
2) GIVE NOW button for Annual Fund and Share option
3) ANNUAL FUND - SHARE (be sure to select this option - for Paul Harris Points and DDF funds)
5) Choose currency, amount of your contribution AND whether you want to give it in one gift, quarterly gifts or monthly gifts!  So convenient for all budgets!
Then enter your information, credit card, etc.  Don't know your Rotary ID number?  It's on the mailing label of your Rotarian Magazine.
Our next regular MEETING, January 21, Thurs, will feature Christopher Burns of Techie Gurus who will speak on Computer Safety.
Planning ahead
Speakers (as far as known) are listed in the Speakers section of this newsletter and on the Club Website.   



March 28, Red Wings game against Buffalo Sabres.  Cost:  $35.00  Contact Social Events Chair Nick Casteel for details, reservations (required well in advance), questions. or 586-914-5965.

In the future, Nick Casteel, our Events Chair,  will be posting information on Events on our Club Wevsite and it will be included in the newsletters when it is received.

President Brian May recapped our December activities at Maple Lane School and our POHI party.  Kohl's Cares participated with us at the POHI party and we will receive a monetary grant from them.  We will also receive financial donations from Walmart and Macomb Chiropractic Association.
Nick Casteel. Social Event Chair, told us about the Red Wings game in March.  More details are in another entry in this newsletter.
Mike Saigh reported that the Golf Outing will be June 17 and he needs 2 assistants because this is the LAST year he is going to chair it.
The next Board meeting will be held on January 21, 2016.
Many Clubs have activities and it is fun to attend them, meet other Rotarians and see what other Clubs do.  You can find many of these listed on the District Website,  Check some out!  Then let the rest of the Club know what they missed!

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Club Website:  please check the Club Website regularly, for lots of information on what is happening in our Club, including meeting dates, speakers and special events..

District Website:  check to keep up to date on District activities and information.  You will find some exciting events hosted by other Clubs under the Local Club Events section.

Jonathan Heinzman ran our raffle today.  Rich Sparks won the cash AND and the opportunity to try to find the Joker but only found the 2 of Diamonds.  The Joker lives and the pot grows!

Paul - detached retina and still undergoing treatment

Rich - still wearing "boot" for damaged ankle ligament

Marge (mother of Nick) - ill, undergoing treatment for cancer



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