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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Our Stories
Another successful Cruise for a Cause party.  This was our 5th annual fundraising cruise on the yacht INFINITY to raise money for our scholarships that we give out each year. If you would like to help by donating to our Foundation, please click here.
 
More pictures of the party can be found by clicking here.
Jeffrey Huebner and Dan Hughes spoke at our September 5th meeting about the Grosse Pointe Farms Foundation.
 
The Foundation was formed in the early 1980s and has raised over $2 million towards 20 small and large projects.  They have included the Dog Park and the Kerby Field gazebo   Future projects will focus on the Farms Pier.  As a way to show off the Pier to all of GP, the Foundation is hosting its 11th Concours D’Elegance from Noon to 3:00 PM on 9/30.  195 unique, classic, and vintage GP owned cars will be showcased. www.grossepointefarms.org.
Sean Scholthoefer is the current Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Commodore.  The GPYC was founded in 1914.  At first, there was just a harbor at the foot of Vernier Rd. that was constructed by Grosse Pointe Shores along with its municipal building in 1915.  Construction of the current clubhouse building didn’t take place until 1927 and was completed in 1929, months before the start of the Great Depression.  The total cost was $1 million ($12 million today).
Another successful day at Crossroads. More than 95 people were served. Kudos to our selfless Rotarians and Chef Dave. With Mike Carmody, Dean Valente, Dave Colton, Diane Stickler, Bob Lucas and Judy Masserang
A few Rotarians got together for a little fun on the Lochmoor golf course. Perhaps the beginning of a new tradition?
The Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe sponsored a young man for the 2018 summer program of Kids on the Go. The picture to the left is a thank you drawing from the young recipient.  Click on Read More to see the certificate of recognition from KOTG and a thank you note from the family. 
 
DEFER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has an eco-friendly gardening and weeding project where no pesticide or herbicide treatments are put in the ground.  Our club, along with Grosse Pointe South Interact did a cleanup this weekend as a followup to the one in July.  We will do it once more in September. 
Karan Bates-Gasior is the Development Officer at Turning Point of Macomb, MI.
 
The organization, founded in 1980, provides services to victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  It opened its emergency shelter in Mt. Clemens in 2013 which offers 13 rooms and 52 beds.  Its services include providing a case manager for each individual, counselors for children, and a staff to help seek personal protection orders and legal advocacy (which can be simply acting as a buffer in court).