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May 23, 2020
 
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians
 
Today join me in celebrating the life of PDG Keith Koke.
 
Mr Rotary, as many would come to know him throughout our community, Keith exemplified what Rotary stands for ‘Service Above Self’. Keith and his wife Marty were truly guided through life by living the ‘Four Way Test’.
 
Keith’s dedication knew no boundaries, whether he was assisting on a National Immunization Day, fundraising for Shelter Box, or travelling countless hours to charter new clubs. The Rotary Club of Livingston Sunrise refer to Keith as the Godfather of their club as Keith travelled from Chatham to Livingston County by 7am every Friday morning for nearly three months. 
 
Let’s all take a moment to share our thoughts, our memories and share  a moment of silence to hounour PDG Keith Koke ! 
 
In Prayer  & Peace 
 
‘Sparky’
Don Leonard
Rotary Club of Chatham
Past President 2014-2015
District Governor 2019-2020
 
April 27, 2020
 
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians
 
I just finished a call with Assistant Governor Phil McPeek. Phil wanted me to know that Janet passed away last night.
 
He asked that I notify the members of District 6380. Phil reminded me of how Janet shared so much love and kindness each day, she was so proud of being a Rotarian, and greatly proud of her time as Governor and the good work our Rotary Foundation. 
 
Janet’s passing was truly unexpected as she was scheduled to return home later today, even though Janet’s death was not related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will effect the way we celebrate her wonderful life and offer support to Phil and all of Janet’s extended family.
 
Rotary has truly lost one of the kindest, gentlest most caring souls as heaven welcomes an angel that leaves behind a legacy of Service Above Self.
 
Let’s pray together and be thankful, that  we were blessed to have known Janet, I know she assisted me in many ways to be a better person, Rotarian and Governor for our great district.
 
Peace
 
"Sparky"
Don Leonard
Rotary Club of Chatham
Past President 2014-2015
District Governor 2019-2020
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April 7, 2020
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians
 
I hope this message finds you, your family and all District 6380 members home and in good health. If you are a front line worker, doing your best to keep us safe I applaud you from the bottom of my heart!
 
A District  COVID-19 Disaster Committee has been formed and they have been actively working on a plan, where we can help our health care workers. We have applied for and received a $25,000.00 Rotary International Disaster Grant, the District has put up an additional $20,000.00. With this seed money we will be purchasing N95 masks to be distributed to hospitals through out our district. Joyce Williams Ann Arbor North has been selected the point person who will prioritize delivery based on recommendations from the Michigan Community Service Commission. The following is a list of hospitals that we are focussing on to start.
 
Henry Ford
Beaumont
St Joe
UofM
Chatham Kent Health Alliance 
 
Vineet Katial will be handling the purchases as he has an excellent contact in China that will be producing the masks for us and shipping them to Vineet for distribution.
 
We have set up a special COVID-19 Disaster Fund link, individual clubs and members can assist in providing much needed personal protection equipment to our front line health care workers by clicking here.
 
Our District is not a 501C3 and therefore we can not issue tax receipts, if you prefer a tax receipt possible donate to your club and they can forward the funds to the district.
 
To help with this most urgent need now simply click the link below.
 
 
Now is the time to give, 

"Sparky"
Don Leonard
Rotary Club of Chatham
Past President 2014-2015
District Governor 2019-2020

The Ann Arbor Marathon will be dedicated to solely raising funds and awareness for mental health on March 21, 2021
 
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A Vision for Clean Water teams with CAWST to present on-line water workshop
 
 
Chatham-Lent Rotary Clubs participate in the May 16 Miracle Food Drive
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Birmingham, Michigan has donated $4000 to the Baldwin Public Library for supplying 35,000 face shields to hospitals, doctor's offices, first-line responders, and senior centers.
 
 
 
Chatham Rotary Club support for 3 year old child remembered 82 years later.
 
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District 6380 Mobilizes to get 100,000 Masks to front line workers.
 
 
See the note from the District Governor above.
 
Ridgetown Club donates to Salvation Army Family Services’ Food Bank
 
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Mount Clemens' Interact Club Continues Service Work
 
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Novi Rotary Feed the Need - School Closure Mobile Services
 
 
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click here for a video interview of Tia Marie Sanders
and click here for a National Food Group video featuring the project
and here for the sign-up web page
 
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