District Newsletter June 2018 now available Phil Abraham 2018-06-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Gabrys on Feb 19, 2018
Early registration is now open - register before March 15 and you'll save $25 and be registered in a drawing to win a ride on the B-25 Yankee Warrior.
At Conference 2018 we’ll do more than listen—we will demonstrate how people of action can explore an issue and develop actions plans for real change.
For additional information, go to:
District Conference 2018 Registration Open Karen Gabrys 2018-02-19 05:00:00Z 0
District Newsletter March 2018 now available Phil Abraham 2018-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
District Newsletter February 2018 now available Phil Abraham 2018-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on Nov 16, 2017
The Rotary clubs of Ann Arbor and West Bloomfield are holding a very special afternoon event on December 3rd (1:30pm - 4:00pm) at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills (28123 Orchard Lake Rd).
The event will honor Martin Lowenberg (a holocaust survivor) with the presentation of a Rotary Distinguished Service Award. remarks and personal story will be shared by Martin.
To register and purchase tickets to attend this event please visit the registration page at
Rotary Distinguished Service Award Phil Abraham 2017-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Adams on Nov 09, 2017
District 6380's premier teen leadership training program is back for 2018.  The RYLA Committee is proud to announce the RYLA 2018 is scheduled for Friday, April 20th through April 22nd.  This year's program will be held at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, MI.  
Think of the change that we can make in your communities if every club sent at least two people to RYLA 2018.  Make sure that your club considers sending at least two people to this life-changing program.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program sponsored by Rotary. At RYLA, over 120 high school students (grades 9th-11th) from Michigan and southwest Ontario come together with Rotarians for a 3-day camp and participate in presentations, activities, and workshops. Some of the topics covered during this weekend include: leadership fundamentals and ethics; communication skills, problem solving and conflict management; and community and global citizenship.  In-bound Exchange Students are also strongly encouraged to attend.
RYLA 2018, The BEST RYLA Ever! Jim Adams 2017-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shelley Lake on Oct 26, 2017
This coming Tuesday (10/31/17), Royal Oak Rotary are moving our Club location to the 1st Congregational Church, 1314 Northwood Blvd, Royal Oak MI  48073. 
Royal Oak Club moving to new location Shelley Lake 2017-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynn Morgan on Oct 06, 2017
Hi Lynn,
Thank you so much for your kind words! Please go ahead and share it as much as you like and get in touch if I can support you with anything else.
Here's the official RI Link;
Brittany Arthur
2016/17/18 Board Member, RI Joint Young Leaders and Alumni Engagement Committee
2015/16/17/18 Board Member (inc. Immediate Past President), Rotaract Club Berlin
2012/13 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar from Australia to Germany 
T: +49 (0)176 4709 8707
Brittany Arthur Lynn Morgan 2017-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on Aug 22, 2017
First Annual Charter Celebration Party!
So how does the new Rotary club go from 0 to 60, well 58, in just three months?  Organic Growth, Planning, Mission and Vision and Buzz, and fun that’s how!!!  The Southfield Area Rotary Club (SARC) charter celebration will be an evening to remember.  We are a fun, diverse, enthusiastic club and a connecting club between Districts 6380 and 6400.  Our celebration is YOUR Celebration. 
Southfield Area Rotary Club (SARC) Presents: Phil Abraham 2017-08-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on Aug 14, 2017
I just received an updated concept from Gerry Jackson of one of District 6380's newest clubs, the Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians.
This text from Gerry is just a short extract from the updated concept published on the district web site under Download Files as a PDF.
What has already happened:
Earlier this year, we reached out to my district’s 2016‐17 district governor, Michael Angelo Caruso and he agreed to and likes the idea of starting this club via my district. We realize our members will be from all over North America (perhaps even the world). However, each Rotary club has to belong to a district and each provisional club needs a New Club Advisor who is an existing Rotarian knowledgeable in the process ... in this case that would be me. That person’s job is to help the club along to becoming an actual Rotary club and to stay with that for several years into its early existence.
Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians Phil Abraham 2017-08-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynn Morgan
A Picnic in the Park on Sunday August 6, gathered a number of Rotarians from around the District, at Shiawassee Park in Farmington.  Alumni was the focus of the conversation, the importance of getting and keeping in touch with the alumni from each and every club in the District. 
Rotary International is accumulating and updating records on program alumni from the programs Interact, Rotaract, Youth Exchange, Ambassadorial and Peace Scholars, and Group
Study Exchange.  It is hoped that clubs will scour their files and memories to locate and contact their sponsored alumni. The purpose of course is to reignite their interest in Rotary,
hopefully to become active Rotarian members.
Rotary Alumni and Membership Lynn Morgan 2017-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on Jul 19, 2017
Rotary International President-elect Sam F. Owori died unexpectedly on 13 July due to complications from surgery. Sam was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda, for 38 years.
Rotary is establishing a memorial fund in Sam's honor and will provide details soon.
More information about Sam is available on this RI web page.
President Elect Sam Owori dies. Phil Abraham 2017-07-19 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary
of Women in Rotary
Thursday, August 24, 2017
6 to 10 pm
We'll be rollin' down the river on the
Detroit Princess Riverboat.
Rollin' Down the River with Rotary 2017-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Caruso on Jun 20, 2017
No one can join Rotary without visiting a club three times, so this year we used our “Go Public With Rotary” theme, which shifted our marketing focus and encouraged visitors to attend. 
The idea was to not just have Rotary events that were open to the public, but instead host public events sponsored by Rotary.  This was a small change in the wording, but a big shift in results. The idea is to use special events to attract people to Rotary and then get them interested in joining.
Membership is cooking thanks to marketing and new clubs Michael Caruso 2017-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Caruso on Jun 20, 2017
More good news here at the end of our Rotary year.
District 6380 Foundation Chair, Janet McPeek (Lake Orion Sunrise), reports that all 52 clubs contributed to the annual fund this year.  This is the first time we’ve had 100% participation in a long time, so congratulations to all.
Annual giving is important because clubs must participate in order to have grant money return to them in three years’ time. Your generous contributions are used locally and throughout the world to make a significant impact in truly doing good where it is needed most.
Good Foundation News at end of our Rotary Year. Michael Caruso 2017-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rene' Pothetes on May 31, 2017
So how does the new Rotary club go from 0 to 60, well 58, in just three months?
Organic Growth, Planning, Mission and Vision and Buzz, that’s how.
The Southfield area Rotary club was the vision of Brandon Marsh and Kellee Miller. Brandon and Kellee were old friends and Brandon was a member of the Ann Arbor Rotary Club and is a Corporate Trainer for Dale Carnegie. Kellee is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Michigan Works! in Detroit and also founder of her own business, Wine, Spirit and Soul.
New Southfield Area Rotary Club Rene' Pothetes 2017-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
Local Club Events (Update April 10 2018) Phil Abraham 2017-05-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on May 16, 2017
May 20, 2017, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
LOCATED AT:  21400 Archwood Circle, Farmington Hills, MI
The present Botsford Commons Senior Living Center is the original home of the Michigan Hospital for Crippled Children.  A Polio Treatment Center.  
Invite to Public EndPolio Event May 20th Phil Abraham 2017-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on May 01, 2017
You may also DOWNLOAD the newsletter from the Download section of the District 6380 website. 
Several events and activities of local clubs that may be of interest to other district members have descriptive flyers within the newsletter. Since not all flyers are made available to website administrators, please read the newsletter and copy the appropriate events from there for your interest.  Some flyers may be listed under "Local Club Events"on the District 6380 website .
District 6380 Newsletter June 2017 Phil Abraham 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Caruso on Apr 14, 2017
I just got a call from a club President who wants to attend our District 6380 Conference, so we know people are still signing up. 
If you're looking for a fun weekend getaway before summer, then DisCon 2017 is just the ticket!
Rene and I invite you to join us on at the fabulous Grand Hotel on historic Mackinac Island, May 4-7, 2017.  
A District Conference to Remember! Michael Caruso 2017-04-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Caruso on Apr 02, 2017
Well they said it couldn't be done!!
Congrats + thanks to District 6380 Michigan USA + Ontario Canada for raising $1.225 million for Foundation as a result of the Million Dollar Dinner!
$1.225 million Michael Caruso 2017-04-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Caruso on Mar 02, 2017
Bill Gates to keynote the Rotary International Convention, June 10-14
Rotary International is pulling out all the stops for this year’s convention in Atlanta. 
Bill Gates, has been announced as a keynote speaker.   Not only is he one of the most important people of our lifetime, but Mr. Gates has been an invaluable partner in the fight to eradicate polio.
This is your one and only chance to see him speak live.
Atlanta International Conference 2017 Michael Caruso 2017-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Caruso on Mar 02, 2017
Updates on our District Conference, May 4-7 on Mackinac Island
Conference Chairs, Karen Gabrys (Ypsilanti) and Brenda Tipton (Livingston-Sunrise) are planning for a huge turnout at DisCon 2017. 
Discon 2017 Michael Caruso 2017-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Caruso on Mar 02, 2017
Rotarians are mindful and grateful people, but we sometimes forget how lucky we are to have certain things in our lives. We can turn on a faucet anytime and get clean water, for example.  Millions of people do not enjoy this seemingly common experience.
March is Water and Sanitation month in the Rotary world.  Water has been one of top initiatives for some time and the cause is not likely to go away soon.  Our D6380 Water and Sanitation Chair, Gary Sobotta (Novi) is doing a great job educating people on the critical connection between clean water and sanitation.
First awareness, then gratitude #1 Michael Caruso 2017-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
RYLA 2017 Registration page is now live James Adams 2017-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Tindall on Feb 07, 2017
The WORLD PEACE CONFERENCE 2017 will focus on how to empower community leaders, Rotarians, youth, and others to promote and actively practice peace and social justice in their own communities. Diverse perspectives from international speakers and Leading experts, authors, and scholars specializing in peace and conflict resolution will share ideas and discuss solutions. It is a unique opportunity to consider these complex issues with professionals from government, business, healthcare, media, and faith-based organizations.
This two-day event is hosted by the Michigan, northern Indiana, northwest Ohio and southern Ontario based Rotary clubs representing over 15,000 Rotarians.
Please join us for this exciting opportunity on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, MI, March 31-April 1, 2017!
World Peace Conference 2017 Eric Tindall 2017-02-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Neveau on Feb 02, 2017
Be a Host Family
As a host family for a Rotary exchange student, you assume parental responsibility for this young ambassador from another country, to provide shelter and sustenance, guidance and counsel, and love and support to the child of strangers who may live thousands of miles from you. They have their own insurance and pocket money – you will provide room and board. Rotary does not pay any stipend to host families.
Rotary Clubs are always looking for potential host families. If you’d like to enrich your family’s experience by bringing in a Rotary exchange student, contact your local Rotary Club.
Thought of being an Exchange Student host family?? Thomas Neveau 2017-02-02 05:00:00Z 0

2017 District Conference
Conference registration is just $75.


The conference committee has been hard at work to bring you an exceptional conference experience that includes great speakers and programs. And since we will be at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, we are also planning in some free time for you to explore this great island resort.

After you register for the conference you will receive an email with a link to the Grand Hotel Reservation Form. You must use this form to make your hotel reservations at the Grand Hotel. No phone or online reservations will be accepted. We have secured a great rate for conference attendees! Don't miss this opportunity to stay at one of America's premier resort destinations.

For information about the conference and Grand Hotel Conference packages, go to:

2017 District Conference 2016-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

You are invited to be a part of the celebration. This year the Foundation Gala will celebrate the ways District 6380 Rotarians have made a difference in our communities and communities around the world.

November 5, 2016
6 pm Cocktails  |  7 pm Dinner
Troy Marriott

$60 per person

CLICK HERE to make your reservation.

Share your story! District 6380 Clubs are asked to share their project success stories. For close to 100 years, our clubs have been doing good in the world. Share you story – both recent and past club projects will be a part of the Celebration!
100 Reasons to Celebrate 2016-10-05 04:00:00Z 0
Joyce Joyce Honored in Dominican Republic John Joyce 2016-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Sloan on Sep 07, 2016
It is with a heavy heart that the Clarkston Rotary says, “Good-Bye” to past president Bart Clark who died suddenly over the Labor Day weekend.

Bart lived a full and exciting life. He served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years in the nuclear submarine force. After serving as commander of the nuclear submarine USS Omaha, he went on to serve as the commander of two naval shores activities.
Rest in Peace - Bart Clark Mary Sloan 2016-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rene' Pothetes on Sep 01, 2016

A new (and free) remote meeting tool is now available to all clubs/members in the district.

This meeting tool is available to all 6380 members/clubs. Go to and sign up for your OWN (club) free account.

Join us for a repeat of the quick 30-minute training session 6:30-7:00 PM,  Tuesday September 20th.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 20, 2016 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
You Are Invited to a Zoom Webinar Rene' Pothetes 2016-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Angelo Caruso on Jul 05, 2016
Communication is the key to any high-functioning District.
We are fortunate to have professional journalist, Linda May, assembling our District newsletter every month.  She does a great job!
Linda is an Honorary Member of the Mount Clemens Rotary Club.  She has received a Paul Harris Award from the club and and she typesets their newsletter every month.
Ms. May writes the the Service Circuit column for The Macomb Daily.  She covers the various service organizations in the community including the veterans units in Macomb County every week.  Linda says she gets to write "all good news about good folks."  How cool is that?
Linda May is our D6380 newsletter editor for 2016-17 Michael Angelo Caruso 2016-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Caruso on Jun 15, 2016
District 6380 has found another way to stay informed and benefit from dedicated conversation.
We'll be holding a 15-minute call every Tuesday at 4:45PM ET. 
The "Tuesday Calls" will engage four groups of Rotarians on a monthly conference call.  The Presidents are asked to attend on the first Tuesday of the month.  The Assistant Governors will join the call on the second Tuesday.  Members of the Executive Committee will be on the conference call on the third Tuesday of the month and the Governor string will have their call on the fourth Tuesday.
These are not "official" conversations, just a chance to improve engagement and get more from Rotary.
We don't, for example, expect all AGs to be on the second Tuesday call every month. 
The District Governor will not be on every Tuesday call.    :-)
"Tuesday Calls" another way to communicate Michael Caruso 2016-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
Walsh College - Troy, Michigan | April 2, 2016
Registration at 8:30 a.m. | Program starts at 9 a.m.
$20 Registration Fee Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch
The District Training Assembly is a chance for club officers, committee chairs and assistant governors to further develop leadership skills and refine strategies to achieve their goals. All Rotarians who accept key club leadership roles are encouraged to attend the District Training Assembly.  
Training assemblies like this are the best way to help your club be even more successful in 2016-17. Attendees will discover tips to take our Clubs and District to the next level. Breakout sessions are planned for:
  • Club Presidents
  • Club Treasurers
  • Club Secretaries
  • Foundation Committee – including Grant Management Seminar*
  • Membership Committee
  • Service Project Committee
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Administration Committee
District Training Assembly 2016-03-16 04:00:00Z 0
Great Lakes Rotary PETS 2016-03-07 05:00:00Z 0
One Rotary Summit is an innovative way to join leaders, exchange ideas and take away cutting-edge ideas on how to energize and bolster your club for growth, service and public interactions. 
One Rotary Summit participants will walk away with hands-on tools that will help strengthen your club’s membership, public image, service to others and involvement in Rotary Foundation programs.
Location: Walsh College - Troy
Date/Time: February 20, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
NO CHARGE TO ATTEND - Continental Breakfast Will Be Provided
One Rotary Summit 2016-01-24 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Schissler local award winner! Phil Abraham 2016-01-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 17, 2016
The Rotary District 6380 Nominating Committee is very glad to announce the District Governor Nominee Designate is Brighton Rotary Member Jane McManus, currently District 6380 Assistant Governor.
Jane will be District Governor for the 2018-19 Rotary year!
Many congratulations Jane!!
District Governor 2018-19 Announcement Phil Abraham 2016-01-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Youtz on Nov 24, 2015
Many Rotarian are concerned about student safety in lite of natural disasters and terrorist attacks.  It is important you know what the International Youth Exchange organization does so you can answer question of the community and potential outbound exchange students and their parents.  Rotary and its supporting entities do an outstanding job at monitoring and reports as evident in the following report.
CISI is continuing to monitor the ongoing situation in Paris, France following the tragic events on 11/13/2015.  While a security evacuation has not been triggered, we will keep you updated with any new information that we receive.
Youth Services Student Safety Steve Youtz 2015-11-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donald Chisholm on Nov 09, 2015
The complete list of grants awarded is available to view in the Download Files section on the left of the home page.  These awards were announced at the Foundation Gala on Saturday night November 7th. Quick link to Award List
2015-2016 District Grants Awarded Donald Chisholm 2015-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Angelo Caruso on Oct 15, 2015
The Rotary Foundation is the gas that runs the engine for the 52 clubs in our District.
This year's District 6380 Foundation Gala will held Saturday, November 7 at St. Nicholas Cultural Center.
"We'll be celebrating an amazing year of Foundation activity," says Foundation Chair and Past District Governor, Janet McPeek (Lake Orion Sunrise).  "We'll be spotlighting the 17 clubs who are involved with grants, our top-giving clubs, and individual donors as well."
District 6380 Celebrates Top Clubs and Donors at Nov. 7 Gala Michael Angelo Caruso 2015-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
Zone 29 Newsletter September 2015 Henry Dotson 2015-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Don Chisholm on Oct 04, 2015
The due date for District Grant applications this year was October 1st. Completed applications have been received and emails sent to all club and district staff. Please check the email attachment in that email, that lists all applications received, to ensure your application was received. Contact Don Chisholm if there are any discrepancies.
This list is displayed to the left on this page.
District Grant Applications Confirmation Don Chisholm 2015-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ginger Barrons on Sep 03, 2015
This why we worry and have to complete the task!
In Ukraine, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) outbreak has been confirmed. Two cases have been confirmed, with dates of onset of paralysis of 30 June and 7 July. 
Polio Headlines 9/2/15 Ginger Barrons 2015-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on Aug 27, 2015
District 6380 has a Twitter account at

How does Twitter work for rotary6380?

First, many organization and individuals publish notes (tweet) on a regular basis on a particular subject. Rotary6380 “follows” them and reads these notes. If rotary6380 believes the notes might be of interest to Rotary 6380 members, we retweet them to our rotary6380 Twitter account.
Now if you “follow” Rotary6380 on Twitter, you will see those notes. Remember these notes have been filtered from the thousands of notes written by organizations and individuals on subjects that we believe you will be interested in.
Twitter - What is it? Phil Abraham 2015-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham
   With a heavy heart I announce that Immediate Past President of Huron Valley Rotary (formerly Milford) Keith Wilson passed away August 9th. Below are the arrangements...funeral is Thursday the 13th at Milford Presbyterian at 2pm
Passing of another Rotary friend Phil Abraham 2015-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Henry Dotson on Jul 21, 2015
The visit schedule has been published for district Rotarians only. District 6380 members must login first. Look under Site Pages on the left and click on the appropriate file, and then under the list Files click on the schedule.
District Governor Club Visits Henry Dotson 2015-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nick Casteel

Guests are welcome so feel free to bring family, friends, and business associates to this great event. Click on "Read more" below or the title above for details.

Rotary Day SEP 27 at the Zoo Nick Casteel 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
We are going back to the zoo for another Rotary day and you're all invited.  Please share with your clubs and your interact clubs.  
Guests are welcome so feel free to bring family, friends, and business associates to this great event.
Who: Rotary District 6380
What: A Rotary Day of fun at the Detroit Zoo
Where: Detroit Zoo
When: Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 10 am to 2 pm
Cost: $35 per person  
What it includes:
  • Admission to the Detroit Zoo
  • Food and Beverage - Grilled Hamburgers, Vegetarian Burgers (available at grill), Hotdogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Freshly Baked Assorted Cookies, Condiments: Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickle, Ketchup, Mustard, Soft Drinks: Lemonade, Water
  • Covered Picnic Site - Tables, Chairs and Table Coverings
Registration will be available soon via the district website.
Questions? Contact Nick Casteel - 586-914-5965 -
Hope to see you all there!
Rotary Day at the Zoo Nicholas Casteel 2015-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Installation 2015-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
​The District Assembly (Saturday May 09, 2015) helps prepare incoming club leaders for their year in office and build their leadership team. It also gives the incoming District Governor, and the incoming Assistant Governors and District Team the opportunity to meet with club leadership teams and build their working relationship.
The Grant Management Seminar will take place that same day.  Any club wishing to apply for a grant should have at least two members in attendance.
A great day has been planned and it is essential that each club send the relevant Club Leadership to the Assembly for the entire day. If that is not possible, please ensure that someone attends each session whether or not there is a specific person with that responsibility in your club.
District Assembly 2015-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 03, 2015
This year's RYLA event is being held April 16 through April 19 at the Copneconic Camp in Fenton Township,  MI. (10407 North Fenton Road, Fenton Twp, MI 48430).
Prospective attendees should be contacting their local sponsoring Rotary clubs who will provide them with the procedures to register and attend. The registration for for online completion is available HERE ,
2015 RYLA Event 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
DG Don "Coach" Riddell and Ann are looking forward to hosting the 2015 District Conference.
There will be time to hear from great, speakers, share ideas in breakout sessions, and of course have fun in the "D".
Join Don, Ann and your fellow Rotarians as we "Light Up the D" and celebrate Rotary.
Online Registration is Closed 
For registration information contact
Wendee Haugh at 248-670-7775
2015 District Conference 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ginger Barrons on Feb 08, 2015
On February 23rd Rotarians will celebrate the 110th anniversary of our founding.  During the week of February 23rd - Rotary Week – Rotarians around the world will celebrate with The World’s Greatest Meal to End Polio Now. 
HAPPY 110TH BIRTHDAY ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Ginger Barrons 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Fellow Rotarians, 
The nominating committee met today and it is with great pleasure that I can announce the selection of Assistant Governor Barry Fraser of the Chatham Rotary Club as our District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND). 
Once ratified at the District Conference, Barry will become our DGN this July 1st, serve as DGE beginning July 1, 2016 and serve as District 6380 District Governor for the 2017-18 Rotary Year. 
Congratulations Barry.
2017-18 District Governor Chosen 2015-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Coach Don rockin with Mike Love of the Beach Boys, just before both of us addressed the 600 attendees at the extraordinary Chatham Downtown 75th Annual Chatham Community Dinner, Sunday November 12th.  

Coach Don
Coach Don rockin' with Beach Boys 2014-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Click HERE to see District Grants approved for 2014, pending approval of The Rotary Foundation.  Our TEAM Clubs continue to do amazing work.
Thank you, PDG's Janet McPeek and Don Chisholm. 
2014-2015 Grants Awarded 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Check out this slide show: Ann Arbor Rotarians, our District, and our Rotary Foundation, working together in Guatemala.
This is how you LIGHT UP ROTARY!  Big Time! 

CLICK HERE  to see a PDF of the slide show  

RCAA Guatemala Trip 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Don Chisholm on Oct 02, 2014
The list below contains all of the 2014 Rotary District Grant Applications that I have received.
I will contact by means of ClubRunner, all of the Club Presidents and Club Foundation Chairs requesting them to verify that the list contains all of the applications which they believe were sent to me.
We have had applications in the past which became lost in the cyber world.
Giving the clubs the opportunity to check our list and compare it to their records should eliminate the possibility of lost applications.
Thank you,
District Grant Submissions Don Chisholm 2014-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
D6380 Rotarians - All hands on deck! 
See the attached opportunity to help those in need right here in our local community.
What a great hands on project!  You'll see in the attached that all we need to supply is Rotary muscle.  ALL LOGISTICS are planned for us.  Contact Dave Zimmer, or George Stern, Birmingham Rotary if you have any additional questions. or 

"Coach" Don Riddell
Governor 2014-15

District 6380
Past District Governor 2012-13
Troy Rotary Club
D6380 - All hands on deck! Don Riddell 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
2014-15 Foundation Grant Application form available!! 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Official Schedule for Governor's Visits (Updated September 16) John Joyce 2014-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on May 09, 2013
Last weekend, Lynn T. Morgan, President Elect of Farmington Rotary, completed an assignment at the District 5670 Conference in Lyons Kansas.  He appeared there at the invitation of Rotary International President, Sakuji Tanaka, to represent him and share his important message of "PEACE, THROUGH SERVICE".
PDG Morgan as RI President's Rep in Kansas Phil Abraham 2013-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Photos from District Conference Available Phil Abraham 2013-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on Apr 27, 2013
Rotary District 6380 conducted  a flash mob event in Downtown Rochester Michigan as part of their District Conference on April 27th.
Flash Mob Descends on Rochester! Phil Abraham 2013-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on Apr 27, 2013
At our wonderful 2013 District Conference in Rochester, Jim Gilmore, our District Governor for 2013-2014 announced our destination for the conference next year. See the video below for a wonderful announcement.
District Conference 2014 destination announced Phil Abraham 2013-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Joyce on Mar 27, 2013
The last discount for registering for the Rotary International Conference in Lisbon expires after March 31. Please click on the Lisbon icon in the Website Sponsors section to go to Rotary International website for details. These ads on the home page cycle around every 10 seconds, or all ads appear on all other pages.
Reminder - Lisbon Discount Expires March 31 John Joyce 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Joyce on Mar 04, 2013
The Ambassador for Goodwill Award is available to other districts as well as our own District 6380. This award has been available due to the efforts of Phil Alexander in our 6380 district. After other districts use this award, it is expected that Rotary International will adopt it. Check for details on the left-hand side under Site Pages.
Ambassador Award from 6380 Goes Public John Joyce 2013-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Hear Ye!! Hear Ye!! -- The Town Crier John Joyce 2013-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Canadian Rotary Collaboration for International Development Newsletter John Joyce 2013-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on Oct 29, 2012

The Grants Sub-Committee of our District’s Rotary Foundation Committee met and reviewed twenty-six (26) Rotary Foundation District Grant applications submitted by sixteen (16) Clubs of our District.  Those applications which were approved will be included in the District’s Rotary Foundation District Grant Application which will be soon submitted to the Rotary Foundation.  Grant approvals are subject to all grant conditions being met.  The following grants are approved, subject to being reduced 3.4% as described in the last paragraph of the attached letter. Click here to view the announcement letter.

Because the Rotary Foundation District Grant Applications approved by the Committee had a final approved value around $1,400.00 greater than the maximum sum of money available to us, the Committee opted to eliminate the overage by reducing each of the approved grants by 3.4 percent.   Thus, a grant approved for $2,500.00 would receive $2,415.00, and a grant approved for $1,000.00 would receive $966.00, and so forth.

Rotary Foundation District Grants Phil Abraham 2012-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on Oct 06, 2012

The big guy, the one that always had an opinion or jumped on either side of a disagreement, Davisburg Rotarian and decorated retired Navy Master Chief, Allen P. Schofer passed away following an illness.

Adults will know and remember him for his presence at just about all community events in the Hamlet of Davisburg.  The Davisburg Rotary, the place he ate his supper every Wednesday night-provided it was something this picky eater would eat-will remember him for all of his volunteering for anything that stood for Rotary or would be of help to someone.  What happened when the weekly Rotary meal was something Schofer didn't care for? The cook always made sure to have peanut butter and jelly on hand to appease his appetite.

Al Schofer - Large in Life Phil Abraham 2012-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Joyce on Aug 16, 2012
Lu Hewko of Clarkston Rotary Club is featured in a Rotary International video celebrating the 20th anniversary of how Rotary was started in Kyiv (formerly known as Kiev).  Lu started the first club and his son, John Hewko, was a charter member of the club in Kyiv (John is now the CEO of Rotary International).  Some of the Ukrainian Rotarians graciously hosted John & Joyce Joyce during a visit to Kyiv in October 2011.  Click here to access the video (5:30 in length) .   If you are having sporadic troubles viewing or hearing this video, click on "More" below. 
Our Own 6380 Lu Hewko Honored by RI in Ukraine John Joyce 2012-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Joyce on Jul 18, 2012
Don Riddell has provided an updated speakers Bureau listing. Please select "SPEAKERS" under "Site Pages"on the left of the Home page to view this list.
Speakers Bureau List - Updated Jul 14, 2012 John Joyce 2012-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on Jun 16, 2012

Scott Brills, current president of the West Bloomfield club, is preparing for a redux of his 2009 Mongol Rally adventure as he and five others set off from the U.K. to Cape Town this summer. The trip will take them 13,000 miles through 26 countries on their way to South Africa.

What's a Shoebaru? Phil Abraham 2012-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Phil Abraham on May 23, 2012
Jason Webster of the Clarkston Rotary Club showed this video at the District Assembly on Saturday May 19th. It is about 4 minutes long and would be a great video at a club meeting. Do you know you can also get your local public TV channel to broadcast these as PSA's (Public Service Announcements)?
What do I say when asked what Rotary is? Phil Abraham 2012-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Joyce on Mar 04, 2012

 Please click on the title above or the word "More" below to get advertising information.  A combined guidelines and contract is available for downloading.  The website advertising on the District 6380 website for non-Rotarian businesses is available for a fee and adherence to Rotary principles.

Rotary District 6380 has a free listing for Rotarian businesses on a separate website. Rotarian businesses are those mainly owned by or mainly managed/ controlled by a Rotarian.

Website Advertising - Reminder John Joyce 2012-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Joyce
Click on END POLIO NOW for more details about polio. This capability is brought to you courtesy of Philippe Lamoise of District 5340 of Southern California. Thank you, Philippe.
Weekly Progress in Eradicating Polio John Joyce 0