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FLINT WATER CRISIS – DOES YOUR CLUB WANT TO HELP?
An official notice has been received that Flint has more water than it needs at the present time. They now have three warehouses that are full of water. However, if your club wants to help this city in crisis, our District 6360 Foundation has stepped up and will be collecting and sending donations of money from our individual Rotary clubs that wish to donate to the appropriate authorities in Flint. If your club wishes to part of this humanitarian cause, please send donations through the District 6360 Foundation. All donations should be sent to Nancy Thompson, Assistant Treasurer of the D6360 Foundation. Please mail to Nancy’s office at 7171 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009. Checks should be made out to District 6360 Foundation.
WHO RECEIVED THE 2015 GOLDEN TROWEL AWARDS?
A large crowd of Rotarians congregated inside the Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro in Hastings, MI on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 to celebrate and recognize four Non-Rotarians as the honorees of this years Golden Trowel Awards: Sean Kellogg, Sue Scherwitz, Craig Girolami and Donald Jarzambek. Read more on the story, click here. To see photos click here.
FOSTERING YOUTH LEADERSHIP & SERVICE GRANTS
The Fostering Youth Leadership & Service Fund, at the Rotary District Foundation, began offering Matching Grant funding to support Youth Leadership and Service projects. Applications were reviewed by the RD6360 Grants Committee and awarded to the following five clubs:
Benton Harbor Sunrise Club ($780.00 ) for the Rotary Youth Exchange program
Ionia Rotary Club ($220.00) for Advanced RYLA Jackson Breakfast Club ( $100.00) for Advanced RYLA Lakeshore Interact Club ($1950.00) for work with the Dominican Republic through the Lakeshore/St. Joseph Interact Club
Union City Interact ($1950.00 ) also for work in the Dominican Republic
The RD6360F encourages projects supported by a FYL&S Grant to support Youth activities which encourage youth to go/do different places and things. Click the following for the application form: FYLS_Grant Description Application Form
COUNSEL ON LEGISLATION INPUT NEEDED
From April 10-16, 2016, the Counsel on Legislation (COL), Rotary International’s governing body, will vote on 181 enactments and resolutions submitted by our worldwide Rotary Clubs for approval. Click here to view: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/document/proposed-legislation-2016-council-legislation If any of our District’s Rotary Clubs or District Rotarians have any particular position or concern with respect to these changes in our Rotary Constitution, By-Laws, or Manual of Procedures, please email Jay Larson, our District Representative, prior to April 1, 2016. Jay will make your arguments known to this body. Please let him know if you have any other questions about the Counsel on Legislation or the proposed changes.
KALAMAZOO ROTARIANS STRIKE HUGE BLOW TO POLIO VACCINATIONS
KALAMAZOO, Michigan [Oct. 29, 2015] – Kalamazoo Rotarians joined the global battle against polio in a big way this week, making personal contributions and leveraging a two-for-one match to fund enough vaccinations to inoculate 68,330 children worldwide. “We’ve struck a huge blow against this deadly disease,” said Jim Cupper, president of the Rotary Club of Kalamazoo. “When it comes to eradicating polio, our club is all in. These dollars will save the lives of thousands of children. I couldn’t be more proud of our members.” For more on this story, see :