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welcome to rotary1
Welcome to Rotary

Northville, Michigan

District 6400

founded 23 rd feb 1905

Rotary Founder

Paul Harris

Founded 23rd Feb 1905
  • Paul Harris (lawyer), Sylvester Schiele (coal dealer), Gus Loehr (mining engineer) & Hiram Shorey (merchant tailor) met in Gus’ office in the Unity Building at 127 North Dearborn St, Chicago. Sylvester was the 1st Rotary club president.
  • 16 Clubs formed the National Organization in 1910
  • Rotary became International in 1911 with Winnipeg, Canada’s Charter with Paul Harris as RI’s 1st President
what rotarians strive to do
What Rotarians Strive To Do
  • Set an example of high ethical standards
  • Encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise
  • Search for the right people, not people with the right Classification to serve in Rotary

Service above Self is our Motto

rotary is an international organization
Rotary is anInternational Organization
  • 530 Districts in > 200countries
    • >33,995 clubs
    • Over 1.2 million members
  • Our District 6400
    • Covers SE MI & SW ON
    • 50 Clubs
    • 1,675 members
rotary international s mission
Rotary International’s Mission

Support its member clubs in fulfilling the object of Rotary by:

  • Fostering unity among members
  • Strengthening and expanding Rotary around the world
  • Communicating worldwide the work of Rotary
  • Providing a system of international administration

Governed by a President, President -Elect and a Board of 19 Members, 17 Directors, President and Vice-President.

  • Rotary International 2010-2011 President, Ray Klinginsmith
  • Elected from all over the world
  • Each District elects a District Governor
  • District 6400 Governor – Kim Towar
  • Each club is autonomous.
  • Club President – Sharon Whichello
the object of rotary
The Object of Rotary

To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular:

  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
  • Set high ethical standards in business and professions;
    • the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
    • the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or heroccupation as an opportunity to serve society
the object of rotary1
The Object of Rotary
  • The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to their personal, business and community lives
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through:
    • a world of fellowship of business and professional persons...
    • united in the ideal of service
the five avenues of service
The Five Avenues of Service
  • Vocational Service

Promoting the “ideal of service” - throughout the business and professional world.

  • Community Service

Participate in all activities which make the community a better place in which to live.

  • International Service

Encourage & foster the advancement of understanding and goodwillamong people of the world.

  • Club Service

Help the successful running of the local club.

    • Youth Services
club service
Club Service

Focuses on the successful functioning of the Club

  • Membership (incl. Classifications & Development)
  • Meeting programs (speakers, meals, banners +)
  • Rotary Information & Club Bulletin
  • Attendance
  • Fellowship
  • Public Relations
vocational service
Vocational Service

Obliges Classification holders to share the Ideal of Service in all Business & Professional dealings

Club Vocational Service involves projects that:

  • Improve the quality of life in the workplace
  • Help all workers to realize their full potential
  • Recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations
vocational service projects
Vocational Service Projects
  • Career Development
  • Vocation at Work
  • Vocational Awareness
  • Vocational Awards
the 4 way test of things we say think or do
The 4 Way Test*(of things we say, think or do)

1.Is it the TRUTH ?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned ?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ?

* Created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932

community service youth services
Community Service & Youth Services

Provides useful service to satisfy proven needs:

  • Environment
  • Handicapped
  • Senior Citizens
  • Youth Exchange, Interact & Rotaract
  • Safety
  • Shelter & Street Kids
international service
International Service

Advances Understanding, Goodwill & Peace:

  • By acquaintance of peoples, cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations, problems
  • By travel, at conventions, reading, e-mail and especially International Projects
  • RI & The Rotary Foundation are Major Resources in achieving International Service Projects
the rotary foundation

The Rotary Foundation

“World Peace through Understanding”

the rotary foundation s mission

The Rotary Foundation’s Mission:

Fulfill the Object of Rotary and Rotary’s Mission

Achieve World Understanding and Peace

what the rotary foundation does
What the Rotary Foundation Does

Promotes World Understanding and Peace

  • Works for a polio-free world
  • Cares for the children of the world
  • Feeds the hungry of the world
  • Provides educational opportunities
  • Preserves planet earth
tools for reaching this goal
Tools for Reaching this Goal

Local, National and International

  • Educational Programs
  • Humanitarian Programs
educational programs
Educational Programs
  • Ambassadorial Scholarships
  • Rotary Grants for University Teachers
  • Vocational Exchanges (VE)
  • Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution
humanitarian programs
Humanitarian Programs
  • Community Grants
  • PolioPlus Program
  • Volunteer Service Grants
  • Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants
  • Matching Grants
  • District Simplified Grants
polioplus accomplishments
PolioPlus Accomplishments
  • PolioPlus - initiated by Rotary in 1985- is the largest private-public health initiative in history.
  • Rotary led collaboration with partner organizations such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
  • Rotary has committed over $660 million for global polio eradication, a 99% decline cases since 1985
polioplus accomplishments1
PolioPlus Accomplishments
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary Challenge - $355 Million challenge.
  • In order to meet the challenge, Rotary has to raise $200 Million, as of 12/31/10 we have raised $160 Million.
  • Four countries still have the endemic polio virus – India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.
basic humanitarian programs criteria
Basic Humanitarian Programs Criteria
  • Internationality/ Partnership
  • Significant Rotarian Involvement
  • Financial Stewardship
paul harris fellow

Rotary Founder

Paul Harris

  • $1,000 DONATION
rotary international district 6400
Rotary International District 6400

Kim Towar


District Governor,

Grosse Pointe

Rotary Club

district governor direct communication with clubs

District GovernorDirect Communication with Clubs






the district a definition

The District: A Definition

“A district … shall exist solely to help the individual Rotary club advance the Object of Rotary.”

– Manual of Procedure

our club organization














Our Club Organization
board of directors
Board of Directors
  • Includes the Directors of the 5 Avenues of Service Plus…
  • President Sharon Whichello
  • President-elect Chris Arnold
  • Secretary Traci Sincock
  • Treasurer Linda Chapekis
  • R. I. Foundation Jim Gallogly
  • Service Projects Derek Saxby
  • Membership Chris Arnold

All positions in Rotary change on July 1 each year

club constitutions
Club Constitutions
  • Rotary Clubs are governed by a Standard Club Constitution only amended by the Council on Legislation – Rotary’s Parliament - which meets every 3 years.
  • The Manual of Procedure incorporates Council amendments from the April, 2010 meeting
  • Rotary Clubs adopt their own By-laws guided by RI’s Recommended By-laws
the four elements of effective clubs

The Four Elements of Effective Clubs

Sustain and Grow Membership

Effective Clubsare able to..

DevelopClubLeaders forBeyondClub Level

SupportThe RotaryFoundation


Efficient ClubAdministration

rotary club of northville
Rotary Club of Northville
  • Chartered in 1926
  • 32 members
  • Fundraising
    • Main FundraiserPoker Night
    • Wine Tastings
    • Parking for Harley Fest
    • Additional FundraiserHot Dog Cart
northville rotary foundation
Northville Rotary Foundation
  • Endowment Fund$100,000 and growing
  • Unrestricted Fundssufficient for all projects in 2010-2011
  • Annual Giving is $2,777. as of 1/31/11, annual goal is $3,300, not including Goodfellows.
  • Polio Giving is $999 (Goal was $500.)
youth projects
Youth Projects
  • 2 out bound Youth Exchange Students
  • Baby Layettes for Nicaragua
  • Donation to the Northville High School Choir.
  • 125 member Interact Club at Northville High School
  • 2, $1,000 scholarships per year
  • 2 to 3 students to District RYLA each year
  • Donations to Schools in Peru, Ethiopia.
  • Literacy project with Amerman Elementary School.
matching grants
Matching Grants
      • Tap Project in El Salvador
  • District Simplified Grant for Clock
  • Community Grant for Backpacks and School Supplies for 85 foster children.
family adult projects
Family/Adult Projects
  • Summer picnic in August
  • New Years Eve at High School, provide food
  • Help to staff Relay for Life
  • Raise money for Civic Concern, with newspaper sales and monthly donations to the food pantry.
  • Donation to Rotoplast Mission in India.
  • Donations to New Hope Grief Center.
social events
Social Events
  • Installation Dinner
  • Christmas Party
  • Summer Picnic
  • Various member hosted socials
  • Monthly Socials
rotary events
Rotary Events
  • Multi-District PETS
  • District Assembly
  • District Conference
  • International Convention
  • Presidential Peace Conference
  • Foundation and Membership Seminar
  • Meet the Governor
rotary recognition
Rotary Recognition
  • Rotary Awards received:
    • Presidential Citation: Four Avenues of Service
    • Four Avenue of Service Citations
    • Distinct Major Awards: Hedke, Archer & Devlyn Awards.
    • Cog Award
    • District Club Awards: Attendance, Membership, Membership %, Rotary Information for new members, On-going Rotary Information for Club Members, Bulletin, Website, Fund Raiser and Social Event.
the privileges in rotary
The Privileges in Rotary
  • Friendship with leaders
    • in your community
    • in neighbouring cities and towns
    • throughout the U.S.A.
    • around the world
the privileges in rotary1
The Privileges in Rotary
  • Giving Service to your community.
  • Developing International Goodwill & Understanding
  • Building Higher Ethical Standards in your vocation

Through the Common Bond of Rotary

your obligations in rotary
Your Obligations in Rotary


  • To be a Rotarian you must give of your time, talents and treasure:
    • in community work
    • in social functions
    • Assist with Club fundraising
    • in Club and District activities
  • A “RINO” is a Rotarian-In-Name Only
attendance requirements
Attendance Requirements
  • At weekly meetings
    • a minimum of 50% is expected.
  • You can maintain your attendance levels by
    • make up at another Rotary Club within +/- 14 days
    • by attending a District event or a RI Convention.
  • via active participation in an approved Rotary Project
your financial obligations
Your Financial Obligations
  • Initiation Fee $75
  • Annual Dues $170
  • Meals - $12.00 per week $600

Total $845

plus variables:

  • Happy Bucks & Good Natured Fines $25
  • Social Events $104
  • Plus optional events and charity:e.g. District Conference, International Convention, Celebrations, Fundraisers, Foundation Contributions
  • for friendship
  • for service
  • for fellowship
  • for knowledge
  • for international understanding

Remember You Are Rotary!

for membership information
For Membership Information

Please contact…

  • Chris Arnold, Membership Development:
    • Phone 734-377-9629
    • E-mail chrisa@capmri.com
    • President Elect: Chris Arnold
    • Phone 734-377-9629
    • E-mail chrisa@capmri.com
welcome to
Welcome to …

Rotary Club of

Northville, Michigan