Rochester Rotary Presents $15,000 in Scholarships to Local Students

The Rochester Rotary is pleased to present seven local students with a collective $15,000 in aid for college in the fall. Each year, the Rochester Rotary Club teams up with the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, and the Rochester Kiwanis Club to award deserving high school seniors with financial aid to attend college. Each recipient, in order to be considered for the scholarships, had to submit an application, essay, Applicant Appraisal … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Awards Grant to Rochester Area Youth Assistance

Rochester Rotary Charities recently awarded Rochester Area Youth Assistance (RAYA) a $5,000 grant to help with their mission to strengthen youth and families in the Rochester Community and to reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse and neglect through community partnerships. Rochester Rotary Charities is a nonprofit organization established to receive and distribute funds for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, all for the public welfare. Rochester Rotary Charities … [Read more...]

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. Rotary … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett Receives Paul Harris Award From the Rochester Rotary Club

Recently, at their Tuesday lunch meeting, the Rochester Rotary Club honored fellow Rotarian, Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, by presenting him with a Paul Harris Fellow Award in recognition of his recent inauguration as the 77th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). USCM is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Barnett is one of only six mayors from Michigan to ever become President of the Conference since its inception in … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Donates $2,000 to HAVEN

HAVEN - Oakland County Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Center The Rochester Rotary Club’s charity organization, Rochester Rotary Charities, known for its support of local non-profits, started 2019 with a big statement. For its first donation of the year, they selected HAVEN, an Oakland County Resource for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault based in Pontiac. Blanca Fauble, HAVEN’s Director of Development, was present at the club’s weekly lunch meeting to receive the contribution and … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Dedicates Park Monument to Community Leader Bill Potere

Almost 100 people gathered in Rotary Gateway Park earlier this month, next to the library in Downtown Rochester, to witness the dedication of a new sundial monument. Inscribed on the front, the word IMAGINE, succinctly encapsulated the life of a Rochester community leader, the late William R. Potere. Bill Potere grew up in Rochester and eventually took over his father’s funeral home, which is now called the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home. Unbeknownst to many, Bill was the quiet visionary … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser Reaches New Heights

The Rochester Rotary Club is preparing to welcome spring with its biggest-ever Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser. After growing steadily for several years, the 2016 event was capped at 600 tickets. This year’s will have the same limit, but the food, wine, and silent auction will take the event to a completely new level. The 2017 event, taking place on Friday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m., will boast almost 20 local restaurants, eight wine and beer tasting tables that will please the most … [Read more...]

Three Checks Three Charities

On December 20, Rochester Rotary Charities, the non-profit element of the Rochester Rotary Club, made three different donations to local causes totaling over $10,000. As part of an ongoing commitment to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, Dr. Jay Eastman, President of Charities and former Rochester Rotary President, presented Kathy Losinski, Executive Director of Neighborhood House, with a check for $5,000. Minutes later, Dr. Eastman also presented Mary Lee Kowalczyk, Executive Director of … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Club Golf Ball Drop, Raffle, and Charity Event

Charity Golf Outing The Rochester Rotary Charities will be hosting a golf outing on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Pine Trace Golf Club, 3600 Pine Trace Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Since 1952, the mission of the Rochester Rotary Club is to provide “Service Above Self”, through our club, to our community, and to the world. Throughout the years our charitable organization has touched every sector of community life from education to health, human services, youth and senior … [Read more...]

Rotary Sponsors a Kids’ Christmas Party

The Rochester Rotary Club held a children’s Christmas party on Saturday, December 17th for 42 children and their families. Partnering with the Rotary were Rochester Area Neighborhood House, St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rochester Hills Public Library and Cranks Catering of Macomb Township. “This is the third year we have held the party and it has become a much anticipated holiday event for the members of our Rotary Club,” said Rotary President Karen Lewis. “The invited children and their parents … [Read more...]