Speaker Date Topic
Christopher Schultz Feb 28, 2024
Becoming an Addict at age 14

Chris is very active in Rotary's Addiction Prevention focus.  He traveled form California to Michigan recently for the dedication of our new Rotary SMART drug disposal at GPW.

He will speak about how easy it is for young people to get introduced and addicted to drugs at an early age.  His presentation will be via Zoom.

Linda Smith Mar 06, 2024
U Snap Back: All we do

Linda Smith has been President of U SNAP BAC, Inc for 29 years! 

U SNAP BAC Inc. is a non-profit organization that has operated in the City of Detroit for over 38 years providing services to empower the residences of the City of Detroit.  The mission of U SNAP BAC Inc. is to create healthy neighborhoods and advance racial equity in our communities. Their goal is to increase housing stability and affordable homeownership for Detroit residents by the provision of housing services.  USB is also a Housing Developer, having developed 64 units of rental Townhouses, Alter Rd/ Wayburn, 30 units of permanent housing for 30 women and children of families who are dealing with domestic violence/drug abuse.

Stephen Ahles Mar 13, 2024
Project SMART for Rotary Clubs

Project SMART is the first and only multi-disciplinary project designed to address all the issues with drug addiction, and to eradicate it. One of those initiatives that local Rotarian, Steven Ahles, will talk about, is the safe disposal of prescription medications and drugs using a state-of-the-art kiosk that neutralizes any pills or liquids poured into it. The more accessible the kiosks are to people, the less opioids and other drugs that will be available to be sold and abused, and fewer of them will be going into our water supply. As of January, the State of Michigan has its first kiosk, located in the lobby of the Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Department. Rotary International has an exclusive deal with the manufacturer to buy the kiosks, with a goal of putting one in every city nationwide that has a chapter!

 

Mark Mals Mar 20, 2024
Mercy Education Project (MEP)

Mark Mals is a husband, a father, and Pops to two  grandchildren. Through studying philosophy and art history at Michigan State University, Mark discovered truth and beauty. Through numerous volunteer opportunities within the city of Detroit, while earning an M.Div. from Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Mark was exposed to the suffering and humanity in the world. Through years of teaching theology and philosophy to high school males at both Detroit Loyola High School and the University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Mark discovered the potential in others. Through his family, and all others he encounters, Mark realizes that treating others with kindness, compassion, and love is just a better way to live. 

 
Following many years of tutoring young girls at Mercy Education Project (MEP) in southwest Detroit, Mark found his way to becoming MEP’s executive director in 2021. Mark is passionate about helping women and girls to live in a world immersed in equality and equity, just as it was intended. Mark loves spending time with his wife, Sandy, laughing and having fun with their three children and their spouses, and doing anything and everything with his grandchildren Joey and Lucy.
Roger Hull Mar 27, 2024
Socio-political aspects of Roger's trip to Southern Africa

Roger Hull will give a PowerPoint presentation. 

 He will talk about the socio-political aspects of the trip plus show some photos of the safaris.
Michelle Boggess-Nunley Apr 03, 2024
Posterity Gallery

Michelle will be talking about Custom Framing and Posterity's future plans, the importance of small business, her background in art and exhibitions, as well as her Guinness World Record maze.

Darraugh Collins Apr 10, 2024
Food Rescue US. Detroit

Food Rescue US - Detroit - https://foodrescue.us/site/food-rescue-us-detroit/

-800k lbs. of Metro Detroit food was rescued and delivered to those in need in 2023!

-from 132 Food Donors; groceries, restaurants, schools, event venues, and others

-distributed thru 152 Social Service Agencies; soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and others

-gathered by the Food Rescue Detroit network of over 700 registered volunteers

 

Bob Montgomery Apr 17, 2024
GP Theater
Grosse Pointe Theater just celebrated 75 years of live theater in our community, an impressive milestone with an all-volunteer organization. 
 
Grosse Pointe Theater will be sharing the history of 332 main stage productions, how a typical show comes to life in three months, the commitment to Arts education and community engagement, and the exciting future at the new performing arts center, the Schaap Center.
 
 Speakers include executive Director, Linda Zublick and president of Grosse Pointe Theater Danielle Caralis.
Todd Litton May 01, 2024
New member presentation
Amanda Deveaux May 08, 2024
New member presentation
Michael Tengler Jun 05, 2024
the charity Happycheeks
Donna Hill Jun 12, 2024
SAVeD, Save a Voiceless Dog Rescue

Save a Voiceless Dog Rescue. 

We are a non-profit foster based rescue. 
We are advocating for the Voiceless Dogs. Although our rescue is new on the scene, we have 20 + years of rescue experience.
Dio Rockers Jul 10, 2024
New Member Presentation
Tom Gage Jul 31, 2024
Tom Gage (former Tigers beat writer), new book: "The Enchanted Season"

Tom Gage (former Tigers beat writer) released a new book | "The Enchanted Season" - The Detroit Tigers Historic 1984 World Series Run and My Life as Their BIG WHEEL