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Dec 17, 2019 6:00 PM
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Belleville, MI

Belleville Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Wayne County Community College
9555 Haggerty Road
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 537
Belleville, MI  48111
United States of America
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The Belleville Rotary Club is co-hosting the annual Kids Against Hunger food packaging event on 9/28/19 in the Ted Scott Room at the Wayne County Community College on Haggerty Road. Thanks to all who helped last year and we invite the community members to participate with us again this year. Meals packaged at the event will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. We have a goal to package 100,000 meals. Please visit the link below for more information and to sign up.
 
The Belleville Rotary Club was very happy to present this year's scholarship winners with their awards at last nights awards dinner, held at the Wayne County Community College Western Campus in Belleville. Our keynote speaker was Reverend Jim Walker and we enjoyed a wonderful dinner provided by Angel Food Catering. This year's scholarship recipients were: Don Juchartz award: Jensen Drewyor Charles B. Cozadd award: Corbin Fields Community Service award: Andrew Schweers Academic award: Emma Rafferty Academic award: Kyle Gurney Academic award: Alexis Satterfield Congratulations to all of our amazing students and thank you to their incredible families and members of the school administration who came out to support them! We are so very proud of these bright, dedicated and thoughtful young people who have demonstrated "service above self" in so many ways by giving back to their community. Thank you to Angel Food Catering for a fabulous meal and also to WCCC for providing a lovely space for us to conduct our ceremony. Photographs taken by Susan Richardson of Timeless Images by Susan (http://timelessimagesbysusan.com/)...for more photos of the event please visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BellevilleRotaryClubofMichigan/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2351888045136713
It's that time of year again! Bring the family out for our annual Italian Dinner fundraiser! Join us on Tuesday, March 5th, 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!!
 

This past week we celebrated the induction of our new 2018-2019 club President, Brian Pearcy. In addition, the remaining members of our club leadership were also inducted including Vice President, Rachel Koslowski, Treasurer Deb Green and Secretary Susan Richardson. We were also thrilled to honor Julie Hardy as our outgoing President, for all of her hard work and dedication put forth this past year! We are very much looking forward to a superb new year in Rotary. Thank you to Larry Wright for facilitating our ceremonies.

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Our club members enjoyed a lovely afternoon of gardening at Victory Park, cleaning out the landscaping and planting new flowers around the gazebo. Very BIG thanks to Joyce at Garden Fantasy Florist & Greenhouse for contributing the flowers and to Keith Bruder for the supplies, tools and transport, along with everyone's hard work! Thanks also to the couple of kids from the park that joined in to lend a hand as well! We'll have pics of them to add later on. We love how our community always pitches in when we're out working on projects! PS: Thank you to Joyce for re-stocking our LFL (Little Free Library). Don't forget the next time you visit the park to "take a book and leave a book"!

#rotaryclubofbelleville #rotaryinternational #makeourparksbeautiful#victorypark

What a fabulous evening we enjoyed as our club presented the 2018 recipients of our annual Scholarship Awards! We were so very proud to announce this year's winners at the dinner this evening. Each recipient was very much deserving of their scholarship award, having made significant contributions to their school, their community and their academic careers.

Club President, Julie Shonta Hardy kicked off the evening by talking about the awards program and how each of the kids were selected. One by one, as each recipient was announced, they received cheers of support from their family members as well as members from the school board and staff, including Peter Kudlak, the VBPS Superintendent and BHS Principal Stacey Buhro.

This evening's keynote speaker was Judge Brian Oakley, who talked to the students about the importance of being an honest, kind and trustworthy adult in today's society and continuing to give back to the community in which you serve.

We would like to thank the Cozadd Foundation for their generous support of our Scholarship funding and for making this very important program possible.

Congratulations to this year's recipients:
Nina Hardy-Don Juchartz Award
Shelby Ostrewich-Charles B. Cozadd Award
Davis Mears-Academic scholarship
Erika Nofz-Academic scholarship
Noah Copeland-Community service scholarship
Alexandria Long-Community service scholarship
Alec Emerson-Vocational Education scholarship

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Photos from the evening's festivities can be seen and downloaded in the gallery below from Timeless Images by Susan, LLC (Your email will be requested at first download only, but it is used to unlock the gallery only-no other purpose!)

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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 Long (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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