Rochester Rotary Club Donates AED to Dutton Farm

Recently, the Rochester Rotary Club presented an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Dutton Farm. Dutton Farm is a special education farm in Oakland Township. Formed in 2010, the farm works to empower and support adults with disabilities to live a life of purpose, inclusion, and dignity. Rotarian David Archbold, Kimberly Staudacher of Dutton Farm, and Rotary President-Elect Kyle Johnson stand in the parking lot of the Rochester Community House “We have wanted an AED for some time and … [Read more...]

Rotarians Celebrate 25 Years of the Rotary Gateway Park

The Rochester Rotary Club celebrated the 25th anniversary of Rotary Gateway Park this summer.  Under the extraordinary leadership of Dr. Bill Ebinger, the park was created in collaboration with the Rochester Hills Public Library, the City of Rochester, and the Rochester Rotary. The small park is located just west of the library. Rotary club president Dr. Tim Duncan welcomed over forty members to the event, saying, “The Club is proud to provide the community with this one-quarter acre … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Awards Two College Scholarships

A primary mission of the Rochester Garden Club is to promote environmental education in our community, and every year we award college scholarships in support of that goal. This year, two students each received a $1500 scholarship in support of their studies in horticulture or environmental studies. The club members take great pride and joy in helping these students pursue their goals. This year the scholarship winners are Kelly Dunn from Rochester High School and Mena Nasiri from Rochester … [Read more...]

Gary Bernstein Community Health Clinic Receives Grant from The Women’s Fund

The Women's Fund grants provide more than just financial assistance to area nonprofits; they have the ability to empower the lives of women in need in our community. Recently, The Women's Fund awarded the Gary Bernstein Community Health Clinic a $3000 grant for women in need of dentures. This will greatly improve their health, appearance, self-esteem and confidence in the workplace. Since 2001, the Women's Fund has donated more than $595,000 to organizations helping women. The fund is a … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Presents a check to the Assistance League of Rochester

The Women's Fund grants provide more than just financial assistance to area nonprofits, they have the ability to empower the lives of women in need in our community. Recently, The Women's Fund awarded the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan (ALSM) a $3000 grant for their Assault Survivor Kits Program. The kits are provided to survivors of abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence whose clothing is destroyed by the perpetrator or retained by police for forensic evidence. The Women’s … [Read more...]

‘Doing the Most Good’ at the Royal Park

The Royal Park Hotel team is deeply honored to have been awarded the Salvation Army’s “Doing the Most Good Award,” after raising more than $200,000 for Salvation Army efforts throughout the past 12 years.  At the Royal Park Hotel, doing good is at the heard of its mission, and we are excited to be a part of this year’s Hope Marches On campaign.  At the awards ceremony on September 15, members of our team received the award and recommitted to keep striving toward doing all we can … [Read more...]

Goodwill and Community Spirit through Annual Poinsettia Sale

For over three decades, the Rochester Rotary has conducted an annual poinsettia sale. Over 100 Rotarians sell the plants, which will decorate public and private spaces around southeastern Michigan. The Poinsettia Team: David Walker, Blake McLellan, Rachel Aviles, Juliane Morian, and Steve Oehler - photo by David Eardley “What impressed me this year was the degree of collaboration the poinsettia sale created among our members and other community groups,” said Rotary President David Eardley. … [Read more...]

St. John Lutheran Church Presents Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols

As a beautiful respite from the stresses of December, the St. John Lutheran Church musicians and choirs present the Advent message of hope and grace in a traditional Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Originating in England, the Service of Lessons and Carols is a century-old worship format that combines scripture readings, choral anthems, and familiar carols sung by the gathered congregation. It was inaugurated on Christmas Eve in 1918 at … [Read more...]

Gifts & Greens Market Celebrates 75 Years

For 75 years, the Rochester Garden Club has been bringing a festive holiday shopping experience to Rochester. On December 2, 3 and 4 the tradition continues as the Gifts & Greens Market will return to the spacious and conveniently located Rochester Schools Administration Center at 501 W. University just west of Main Street. In this holiday setting, shoppers will find displays of affordable fresh greens – perfect for gracing homes inside and out, fresh and permanent table arrangements – that … [Read more...]

Lincoln on Immigration & America’s Place in the World

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Lincoln on Immigration & America’s Place in the World” over Zoom on Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. Historical character actor Kevin Woods portrays President Abraham Lincoln in this exciting online program in which Mr. Lincoln shares his experiences and thoughts on the subjects of immigration, nativism, international relations, and the global significance of the American Civil War. This program is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]