Grosse Pointe Rotary Club

Grosse Pointe

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 5:30 PM
War Memorial Reception Room
32 Lake Shore Rd
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI  48236
United States
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Kim Fix, Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator for the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, was the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Feb. 7, evening meeting of Grosse Pointe Rotary at The War Memorial. She was greeted by immediate Past President Ted Everingham, who officiated the meeting in President John Maliszewski's absence.
Fellow Rotarian Dick Allison, author of Begging for Chocolates; A Story of World War II Italy, was the featured speaker at the Wednesday, Jan. 24, evening meeting of Rotary of Grosse Pointe at The War Memorial. Dick and his wife, Susan, were welcomed by President John Maliszewski.
Dick’s second book on World War II, Begging for Chocolates focuses on the U.S. forces fighting in Italy (the “Forgotten Front”) in 1944-45. He started his research years ago when he finally went through his father’s belongings and read letters from his time in the army. Through his father’s letters, diaries, and poems, along with those of three other soldiers, he provided insight on what was happening in Italy at that time.
The first thing Dick noticed was how censored the letters were. They couldn’t provide details about locations or the names of any officers. He also noted an innocence and humor found in many of them, including one soldier’s attempt to date an Italian girl.
It was apparent that the writing of this book was a labor of love for Dick.
Photo by George R. McMullen Jr.
Rotarian John Mozena, wanting to start 2018 in a lighthearted manner, lined up Michael Mode, a magician and corporate speaker, as the guest speaker for the Jan. 10 evening meeting of Grosse Pointe Rotary at The War Memorial.  Mr. Mode, pictured here with club President John Maliszewski, has been a magician for 30 years and has performed with David Copperfield. It’s hard to describe how talented Mr. Mode is and how entertaining his performance was.  A great way to start the new year.
Photo by George R. McMullen Jr.
Grosse Pointe Rotary members recently led an effort to collect school supplies and backpacks for the Northeast Guidance Center's annual back-to-school event.
(Grosse Pointe News, December 7, 2017)
Grosse Pointe Rotary makes the news for their work with Operation Warm Detroit.
(Grosse Pointe News, December 7, 2017)