Holiday Wreath Fundraiser Jeremy Richardson 2019-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
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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.
Feed the World Day JRichardson 2019-09-16 04:00:00Z 0
Belleville Rotary First Annual Golf Outing 2019-07-09 04:00:00Z 0
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 ( more photos of the event please visit our facebook page:
Belleville Rotary Scholarship Night 2019-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
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!!
Fat Tuesday Italian Spaghetti Dinner 2019 2019-03-05 05:00:00Z 0

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

#BHS #Rotaryclubofbellevillemi #rotaryclubscholarships#rotaryinternational

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!)…/

Belleville Rotary Club 2018 Scholarship Awards 2018-05-21 04:00:00Z 0

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!
#interactclub #bellevillerotary #rotaryinternational #rotaryclub#bellevillehighschool #BHS

Rotary Interact Club of Belleville, MI 2018-03-28 04:00:00Z 0
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!!
Fat Tuesday Italian Spaghetti Dinner 2018-02-13 05:00:00Z 0

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 Orders need to be in by November 28th for delivery on December 5th.  (Click here for sales/order form).


Holiday Fundraiser 2017-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day 10.24.17 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
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:
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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. 

Let's Help Houston 2017-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
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!
Rubber Duck Race Update 2017-08-17 04:00:00Z 0
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.
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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:

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

 WE HAVE MOVED! 2017-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
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.
Scholarship Awards 2017-05-24 04:00:00Z 0

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:


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Rotary News 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
You may have heard that The Rotary Foundation is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.  We are planning many celebrations commemorating the occasion throughout the year.  Our largest party is just a few weeks away, Thursday, November 10th, 2016, 6:00pm at the beautiful Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.  We are thrilled and honored that Rotary International President John Germ will be our very special guest during this gala event, which will be black-tie optional.
In the first phase of our efforts we sought “new” donations to The Rotary Foundation, to help build the Foundation’s future through bequests and for us to gain three-year pledges with annual gifts.  These gifts help us to plan ahead for dollars that will directly return here as District Grants in the coming years.  Rotary Foundation contributions are used to fund District and Global Grants, Vocational Training Teams (formerly GSE), Peace and Global Scholars and so much more.  We were extremely successful during this fundraising effort and exceeded our Million Dollar goal.  Thanks to many generous Rotarians, we can now open the MillionDollar Legacy Dinner celebration to any and all Rotarians, regardless of whether or not they have made contributions to The Rotary Foundation!
Invitations have been mailed to Club Presidents along with a club Group RSVP form, so that all members can attend!  Attached to this email you will find a copy of the invitation and an individual RSVP card if you would like to respond directly.You may have heard that The Rotary Foundation is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.  We are planning many celebrations commemorating the occasion throughout the year.  Our largest party is just a few weeks away, Thursday, November 10th, 2016, 6:00pm at the beautiful Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.  We are thrilled and honored that Rotary International President John Germ will be our very special guest during this gala event, which will be black-tie optional.

November is Rotary Foundation Month Julie Hardy 2016-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Several Rotary Clubs, along with other service organizations participated in this amazing event to help support the Kids Coalition against hunger on Saturday morning! Our mission was to package 100,000 meals for starving children and families both around the globe (including places like Haiti) and in our own neighborhoods! Congratulations and a BIG thank you to everyone who came out and helped!!
Kids Coalition Against Hunger - Service Project 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Our club thoroughly enjoyed our guest presenters, Doreen and Jeff, fromSugar Plum Candy Shoppe in Belleville. We were quite impressed with their business and service philosophies. They have done a wonderful job supporting our community. If you have not yet visited their store, you must do so! You'll be pleasantly surprised at their amazing collection of both vintage candy and current, popular treats! Thank you for joining us tonight! 
Sugar Plum Candy Shoppe visits Belleville Rotary SGRichardson 2016-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
We would like to thank everyone who supported our Rubber Duck Race this year.  The proceeds will go to help fund our projects within the community from literacy to humanitarian.
A special thanks to the Belleville Yacht Club for the use of their lake yachts to launch the ducks...and also Timeless Images by Susan for the wonderful photography during the event.
Belleville Rotary Rubber Duck Race 2016 2016-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 02, 2016
Yesterday we had the distinct pleasure of having our 2016-2017 District Governor, Sue Goldsen kick start her "Tour de Clubs" with Belleville. She is just amazing and emboldened to make this an exciting and successful year for each club. Her energy is contagious and her spirit is die-hard. We thank her for the encouraging words to help support and grow Rotary through random acts of kindness, love, and inclusion. Good luck on the rest of the tour.
District Governor, Sue Goldsen visits Belleville 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Belleville, Michigan was proud to install it's officers for the 2016-2017 year, this evening! We look forward to continuing our work and "doing good" in our community and abroad!

Thank you so much to our District Governor, Sue Goldsen for being our Master of Ceremonies.

District Governor, Sue Goldsen & 2016-17 Club President, Mary Jo Suchy

Swearing in of officers,(from left to right) Susan Richardson (Secretary), Mike Aimone (Treasurer), Debra Green (Director), Phil Miller (President Nominee), Sue Goldsen (District Governor), Mary Jo Suchy (Club President), Julie Hardy (Past President)...Jerry Richardson (taking picture & Director)



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Posted by Susan Richardson, Premier Club Executive Asst. on May 16, 2016
Our club enjoyed a wonderful presentation from Carol Thompson this evening, from the Belleville DDA. Carol shared details about the BHS New Tech program and how it helps to educate 10th and 11th grade students about the strategies involved in entrepreneurship. The program also builds relationships with existing business owners and helps to create a deeper connection between the students and their communities. Thank you Carol!
Belleville DDA Susan Richardson, Premier Club Executive Asst. 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Last night we were honored to hear from Chris Hemwell (right), of Operation Second Chance. This organization, which Chris is helping to charter here in Michigan, supports wounded, ill and injured combat veterans and their families. Chris shared his personal story, including his time spent in Afganistan, the tragedy that befell his squad and surviving his own injuries. Chris was introduced to Operation Second Chance during his extensive recovery and is now ready to pay it forward for any and all fellow Michigan veterans.  In addition to providing support and mentoring, the organization also arranges outings and retreats for the veterans, spouses and their families.  Thank you, Chris and Derek (middle) for taking time to speak with our club.  To learn more, visit: Second Chance
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Belleville Rotary 1st Annual Wine Pull at Belleville Chamber Christmas Party 2015-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you so much to Rick Caron for an amazing presentation tonight! Rick is a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) and a Professor at the University of Windsor. He shared with us the history of his adventures, along with his daughter, Julie, throughout Tanzania, as they brought clean drinking water and better health to children and families there! Many of these children have no parents, as they have died from disease. He shared many photos with us showing the polluted and contaminated waters and poor living conditions. He also showed us the amazing transformation that, in just 2 years, their work through Rotary was able to achieve! It was a very powerful and meaningful night and we are grateful for the dedication, time, love and effort put forth from everyone involved in the project! Seeing the children with smiling faces, looking healthy and happy was very moving. Your club, as well as the other participating clubs, should be so very proud!
Rick Caron from Rotary Club of 1918 shares Tanzania project report 2015-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Susan Richardson

What a wonderful night we had this past week when we were honored to have the current reigning @Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen 2015 - Vanessa Chambe as our special guest!

This young woman is quite special. She has been involved in Girl Scouts most of her life, she promotes community service and volunteers within her community, wherever she can. She is about to begin her senior year as the senior class President. She is also a very talented tap dancer and loves bike riding. She was attracted to the program due to it's foundation being built on scholarships and service programs.

Vanessa told us that she credits the Miss America organization for helping her to improve her confidence and find a way to a career path (she will be majoring in communications when she starts college).

For now, she will continue to support the service missions of the organization and try to enjoy every minute of this amazing experience!

Ms.Michigan Outstanding Teen, Vanessa Chambe Susan Richardson 2015-09-02 00:00:00Z 0

Today was a very special day in Belleville, MI! The Rotary Club of Belleville is very proud to announce the installation of our first "Little Free Library"! We held our installation ceremony on-site, at Victory Park, located at 5-points, in downtown Belleville. The library was placed on the grounds of the park gazebo that we are currently in the process of restoring. Gathered, were many members of our club, including our current President, Jeremy Richardson and Vice-President, Julie Hardy as well as our current District Governor, Liz Smith. This beautiful library was designed and crafted by one of our own members, Dr. John MacDermid.

Little Free Libraries help to support our mission of promoting literacy within our community by offering free books with a "take-a-book, leave-a-book" approach. Inside, you will find books for children and adults of all ages. If you live within the area please stop by and visit! And, if you have some time, grab a book, take a seat and enjoy a good read.

Please feel free to share this story and help us get the word out about this beautiful library!

Little Free Library comes to Victory Park 2015-06-24 00:00:00Z 0