April 2018
Tom Cameron, Judge Michigan Court of Appeals
May 01, 2018
Operation of the Michigan Court of Appeals
Bruce Goldsen
May 08, 2018
Being the Inspiration
Scholarship Night
May 15, 2018
Recognition for Scholarship Recipients
Jason Stzalkowski
May 22, 2018
McBride Middle School
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Belleville, MI

Belleville Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Wayne County Community College
9555 Haggerty Road
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 537
Belleville, MI  48111
United States
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Our club had the privilege of having two of our Interact members visit last week to talk about the year in progress and give us the rundown on all of their events so far! Nina Hardy (President) and Alexandria Wong (Treasurer) shared a fabulous presentation that highlighted all of the programs that the Interact Club has participated in so far, including:
-World Polio Day
-Book drive for our Little Free Libraries
-Participating in Kids against Hunger
-Participating in bell ringing for the Salvation Army
-Supporting our Belleville Club for its annual Italian Dinner!
-Participating in the annual Plymouth/Canton Peace Summit
-Conducting fundraising program for Shelterbox

We are so very proud of these kids and the great work they are doing within our community! If you are a current Belleville High School student who might be interested in learning more about the Interact Club, please contact Mrs. Kidder or see Nina Hardy!
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It's that time of year again! Bring the family out for our annual Italian Dinner fundraiser! Join us on Tuesday, February 13th, from 4:30pm-7:30pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Van Buren #3996 for a night of great food and family fun! We'll have raffles, prizes and lots of delicious Italian favorites and a cash bar! The best part? You'll be supporting our BHS scholarship fund! Tickets are available from any Rotarian or buy them at the door! Plus, there will be Paczki!!

The Rotary Club of Belleville holiday fundraiser has begun. We have wreaths, door swags, ceder roping, and centerpieces to complete your holiday decor. Proceeds from the fundraiser go back into the community through scholarships, literacy efforts, necessity assistance and good deed projects within our Sumpter/Belleville/Van Buren area.

Please see the product brochure below and sales form for ordering. If you are interested you can send a completed sales form to jerrygrichardson@gmail.com. Orders need to be in by November 28th for delivery on December 5th.  (Click here for sales/order form).


Ending Polio: Rotary members have played a key role in bringing the world to the brink of polio eradication  Their efforts have not only ended polio in 122 countries but also created a system for tackling myriad other health priorities, such as Ebola.  If you are interested in helping to you can do so by donating here: https://www.rotary.org/en/donate#pp

Rotary District 6400 will now be collecting donations to be sent to Rotary District 5890 (Houston Area Rotary Clubs) to help them provide aid to those in desperate need. Here's how you can help. 

If you are in the United States, please make your donation by sending a check to 
PDG David Carpenter
Treasurer FEIN 38-3336188
Rotary District 6400 Foundation
2732 S Newburgh
Westland, MI 48186.

If you are in Canada, please make your donation by sending a cheque to
Rotary Club of Essex Foundation Fund
P.O. Box 42
Essex, ON, N8M 2Y1.

In either case, please put “Hurricane Harvey” and your Club name (or city name) in the memo line.

1. For every club that donates, as an entity or through its members, at least $100, D6400 will donate USD $100. With 50 clubs, this is a maximum match of USD $5,000.
2. An anonymous, and very generous, Canadian Rotarian will match all individual contributions from Canadian Rotarians to a maximum of CDN $10,000.

If we take full advantage of the matching opportunities, we will be sending at least USD $10,000 and CDN $20,000 in support. Please make your donations by September 15 so that we can get funds to where they are needed as soon as is possible. All funds raised will be sent to 
District 5890 Charities, Inc. (FEIN 76-0569758) 
c/o Jackie Barmore,
3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX 77505. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Due to the inclement weather, the Taste of Belleville has been cancelled and rescheduled for next Thursday, 8/24/17. However, due to gaming regulations, we are required to execute our Rotary event today! 

Since it is too dangerous for us to put the ducks (and our humans) into the water tonight, we will be executing our backup plan, which is a traditional raffle drawing for the same prize winnings as the duck race would have paid out. You can be the BIG winner of: (1st prize: $1,000) (2nd prize: $250) (3rd prize: $100)

You can still get in on the action, as tickets are still available for purchase at the Higgerson & Neal Funeral home, located at 209 Main Street in downtown Belleville (734-697-9400). Tickets are $5.00/each or 5 for $20 and available until 5:45pm. Starting at 6:00pm, if there are any tickets left, you can get them at Horizon Park on the lake, until the drawing is officially held there, at 6:40pm tonight! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
Help support the Rotary Club of Belleville, Mi by buying a ticket for the Lucky Rubber Ducky Race on Belleville Lake during the 'Taste of Belleville'. If you would like to purchase tickets contact us by email or come visit us at our new location WCCC.

The Rotary club of Belleville, Michigan is pleased to announce... WE HAVE MOVED!

Effective Tuesday, July 11th our club will officially begin conducting our meetings in our new home, located at Wayne County Community College in Belleville! We would like to thank Campus President Mike Dotson for his generosity and willingness to partner with our club for a new meeting location. WCCC is an impressive facility with a wonderful staff and we are looking forward to our partnership with them.

We will be conducting an open house this fall (more to come) but until then, if you are interested in learning more about Rotary, our mission or our club, please visit our website at: www.bellevillerotary.org.

WCCC is located at: 
9555 Haggerty Road
Belleville, Michigan 48111-1404
(734) 699-7008

Another fantastic Scholarship Awards event for some deserving young adults. Good luck and God speed with your awaiting futures. We wish you success.
Also a big thank you to Wayne County Community College President, Mike Dotson, and staff for providing the accommodations and support.
Students from left to right...Kayla Browning, Sara Stoelton, Victoria Perez, Kameron Owen, Gavin Schultz, Jared Bellingham, Leah Hardy, Angie Peralta, Jennifer Schmidt (Absent: Brandon Bond)
Photograph courtesy of  Susan Richardson from Timeless Images by Susan, Belleville, MI.

What an honor it was to have Dan and Margaret join us last night, from Motown Soup! This incredible organization was started by Dan and Margaret in 2004 and has since donated over $600,000 to organizations in need, within the Detroit metro area!

Motown Soup is based out of Utica, MI and is 100% volunteer supported. They create and distribute incredibly yummy dry food mixes that are sold via retail outlets/stores as well as craft shows and also through fundraisers. The resulting profits are then distributed to soup kitchens, homeless shelters food banks and free clinics. They operate out of a licensed kitchen within Trinity Lutheran Church, in Utica and they work tirelessly, every week, on Monday and Tuesday and one Saturday a month.

Currently, they offer about 30 different products in their line (They offer soups, dips and cookie recipes as well as 2 sizes of boxed gift sets) and many of the recipes come from friends, family members and customers whom they meet when they are out at craft shows and events! They're willing to try out any recipe sent/suggested, if they feel it can be converted well into a dry version that will store well and be easy and quick to prepare.

We were so very impressed with the mission of this duo and their love of people and giving back to the communities they live in.

For more information about Motown Soup, and/or to purchase their amazing products, please visit: https://www.motownsoup.com/


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