Rochester Rotary Announces Corporate Membership Policy for Executives

Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, announces the availability of a new corporate membership policy designed for executives not able to meet the regular meeting commitments of the organization. The announcement was made by Rochester Rotary President and incoming Rotary Assistant District Governor, Rhonda Panczyk via press release.

L-R: Lori Grein  Bob Shaner and Rhonda Panczyk Photo courtesy of Rochester Rotary

L-R: Lori Grein Bob Shaner and
Rhonda Panczyk
Photo courtesy of Rochester Rotary

“The Rochester Rotary is thriving and we regularly get about 50 to 60 members at our weekly Tuesday lunch meeting,” Panczyk said. “However, we understand there are key executives and leaders in the Rochester community who can’t commit to a weekly meeting. As we seek ways to be responsive to our evolving membership, we are introducing a corporate policy that allows a company president or executive to send a representative from his or her organization to a weekly meeting when the member is unavailable. This not only provides a member benefit, it also keeps the information flow consistent between Rochester Rotary and the member organization.”

The first new member under the corporate membership policy is Rochester Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Robert Shaner. Shaner was the featured speaker at Rochester Rotary’s June 9 meeting, attending with Lori Grein, director, community relations and foundation, Rochester Community Schools.

About Rochester Rotary
Celebrating 61 years as a club in 2015, Rochester Rotary is one of 34,000 member clubs of Rotary International, which has more than 1.2 million members and raises and disburses funds for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. Monies are raised through social events and service projects organized by the club, ‘fines’ collected at Rochester Rotary meetings and gifts offered to the club through members and supporters.

The club welcomes new members who live or work in Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. For membership information, contact Jeff Whitbey at Rochester Rotary meets each Tuesday at noon at the River Crest Banquet Hall on Avon Road and Livernois in Rochester Hills. Learn more at

About Rotary International
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who hail from Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations. Learn more at

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