The End Polio Now Rotary Flame made its way to Saline Rotary on November 5, 2015. Rotarians and Interact Club Members from Saline High School give the sign that we are "this close to eradicating polio around the world"
The flame was launched in Chennai, India, in December to celebrate India being polio-free and commemorate the 30th anniversary of PolioPlus. The torch has made its way through Colombo, Karachi, Kabul, Sydney, Taipei, Manila, London, Lagos, Toronto, Sao Paolo and Rotary's headquarters in Evanston IL. It has been in the Ann Arbor area since October 1.
Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair John Kenny noted the progress that has been made since Rotary launched the polio eradication campaign in 1985. “The fruits of our labor since that day are clear,” Kenny said. “Ninety-nine percent of the world’s population live in regions certified polio-free. The goal of eradication is closer than ever.”
Saline Rotary's Mullick Challenge (formerly the Fagin Challenge) shopping event was on Saturday December 6. We were able to provide Christmas gifts to 120 kids! Thanks to our partners, the Mullick Foundation and Meijer (Ann Arbor Saline Rd).
At today’s Saline Rotary Club meeting, Rotarian Paul Thibault was presented with his Paul Harris Fellow recognition award and pin. Paul joined the club in 1997 and served as President for the 2000-2001 Rotary year. He has served the club in many capacities including chairing the scholarship committee for many years and currently organizes the club’s participation in the Salvation Army Bell Ringing outside Benny’s Bakery in the weeks leading up to Christmas
Smita Nagpal added her high tech talents to the mix at the the Saturday night celebration of Michigan's ethnic diversity during the Second Annual Michigan International Festival co-sponsored by The Rotary Clubs of Ann Arbor West, Saline and Ann Arbor North.
A Toledo-area woman, Gisela Cane, who made her first visit ever to thee Saline Celtic Festival won $300 in the Saline Rotary Club duck race at Mill Pond Park.
Her duck number 483 was the fastest in the final run of the duck race. Second place went to duck number 423 winning $200. Third place went to duck number 222 wining $100.
Mayor Brian Marl, Police Chief Larry Hrinik and Rotarian Smita Nagpal spoke to The Rotary Club of Saline about the Saline Community Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force.
Great crowd at Saline Rotary Farmer Day! David Mellor from Saline High School Future Farmers of America was the speaker.
Rotarian David Blough receives his Paul Harris Fellow Sustaining Member pin from Past District Governor Gail Scott.
He qualified for the honor through donations to The Rotary Foundation.
Ginger Winter presided over the induction of Todd Lands into the Rotary Club of Saline. Welcome Todd.
Past President Bob Comfort was presented his Paul Harris Fellowship Certificate and Pin by Jill Durnen, Club Administrator, at our Thursday meeting. A Paul Harris Fellowship is awarded to those Rotarians who have contributed one thousand dollars or more to the Rotary Foundation. Bob joins several other members of the Rotary Club of Saline that have received Paul Harris Fellowship Awards. Congratulations to Bob.
The Rotary Club of Saline sponsored its' annual shopping spree for kids at Meijers in Ann Arbor.
Baughman Capital Management
Saline Area Social Services
Diane WahlCongratulation to the winners.
Jill Durnen, Past President, (left) conducted the induction ceremony to bring Tiffany Sims, (right) into the Rotary Club of Saline. Tiffany works as an executive with The Boy Scouts of America in Ann Arbor. Please welcome Tiffany into the fellowship of the Rotary Club of Saline.
Kelly Hall of the Saline High School Interact Club receives
a check for $1000.00 from Rotary Club President David Friese
in support of the Michael Price Memorial Trail project that Kelly
is leading at Saline High School.
From left to right:
Patrick Zetterholm (Academic)
Eric Redfern (Career/Tech)
Joseph Omichinski (Gross/Johnson)
Anand Saripelli (Interact)
Do you carry Rotary to your vocation? How about a simple way to do this...Do you wear your Rotary pin on your lapel EVERY DAY? Or just on Thursdays and at Rotary events? Think about it: we know you are a Rotarian so wearing it only at Rotary events is kind of redundant. How about if we start wearing our pin every day and see if we can make it a habit. It is the cheapest and most effective PR we have. Be proud to be a Rotarian and take the opportunity to explain Rotary to those you come in contact with every day in your business dealings.
Sadly, Jack Fagin, long time member of The Rotary Club of Saline and founder of The Fagin Challenge which sponsors Christmas gift shopping for needy children, passed the morning of Saturday, March 30 th. Services were held at 12:30 pm Wednesday, April 3 rd at Beth Israel Synagogue, 2000 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor.
Read the Ann Arbor News Obituary >> HERE
Members of the Rotary Club of Saline joined with the Kiwanis Club of Saline to help raise money to benefit the children of Saline. Rumor has it that a Rotarian name Luke (or something like that) went home with a winner. But, then it is said that everyone that attended went home winners just for having attended.
Jim Bohnett brought an interesting news paper clipping from 1952. It is part of his mothers collection. It shows a group of Saline Rotarians and exchange students who are about to fly in private planes to Mt. Pleasant where the exchange students are to present a program. Thanks Jim!
Dr Smita Nagpal joined the Rotary Club of Saline today. Here pictured with co-sponsors Ginger Winters and David Friese.
Ethan Savage, Troop Leader of Saline Boy Scout Troop 446 received a check for $950.00 from Rotary Club President Bob Comfort. The money will got toward sponsoring scout activities for 2013. The Rotary Club of Saline is the Charter Sponsor for Troop 446.