Rochester Rotary Clubs Supports Mental Health Initiatives and Organizations

Rochester Rotary Club hosts Annual Charity Golf Outing August 26

Mental and Emotional Health issues are a growing and underserved problem, both across the country and right here in the Rochester Area. Depression and anxiety are epidemic among out youth and teen suicide is on the rise. To help fight back, the Rochester Rotary Club decided to support Mental and Emotional Health initiatives and organizations including those supported by the Rochester Community Schools Foundation.

Four female golfers pose for a photo on a golf tee green

Rochester Rotary Club hosts Annual Charity Golf Outing August 26

Rotary International, the parent organization to which the Rochester Rotary Club belongs, has six areas of focus for its philanthropic activities: Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Water, Saving Mothers and Children, Supporting Education, and Growing Local Economies.

“By supporting Mental and Emotional Health programs here in Rochester,” said Club President, Wayne Hodges, “we’re helping to accomplish two of those: Fighting Disease and Saving Children. And with Rochester Community Schools as one of our strategic partners, we’re proud to work alongside the Rochester Community Schools Foundation to improve the overall health of our youth.”

Four male golfers pose for a photo on a golf course

Rotarians Neveau, DelPup, Johnson, Lytle

The Golf Outing takes place on Monday, August 26 at Twin Lakes Golf Club in Oakland, MI. The event costs just $145 per golfer, which includes 18 holes, lunch, and dinner. Hole Sponsorships are also available for $250 and include recognition throughout the day. If you’re interested in playing, there’s still a week left to register and all proceeds go toward these important community initiatives. You can register on the club website or by contacting the event chair, Rhonda Panczyk at

“It’s going to be a great afternoon,” said Ms. Panczyk. “A beautiful course, great company, and most of all, a big step in the right direction toward helping our neighbors lead better lives.

About Rochester Rotary

Celebrating 65 years as a club in 2019, 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 at Avon Road and Livernois, in Rochester Hills.

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.

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