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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Saline Michigan!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
American Legion Post 322
320 W. Michigan Ave.
Saline, MI 48176
United States of America
The Rotary Club of Saline meets at the American Legion Post 622
Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Saline inducted two new Corporate Memberships from The Evangelical Homes of Michigan (EHM), at our Thursday meeting in our new venue in The American Legion of Saline.  From left to right is Rotarian Monica VanOvermeer, EHM Kelly Robertson, EHM Matt Brown and Rotarian David Friese.
Pictured are some of the Rotary Club of Saline crew as well as members and leaders of Boy Scout Troop 446, Saline, Michigan, who are sponsored by the Club.  The group picked up litter along a two mile stretch of Maple Road from Textile Road to Ellsworth Road, one of the gateways to Saline, on April 23, 2021.  The club has now completed its third clean-up of the 2021/2022 Rotary fiscal year under the auspices of the Washtenaw County Road Commission Adopt-A-Road program!
 At its April 14, 2022 33rd Annual Saline Salutes awards ceremony and dinner, the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce awarded Monica Van Overmeer its Citizen of the Year Award.  Eleven Rotary Club of Saline members attended the ceremony and dinner in support of Monica.
  • Pictured (from left to right) Jim Datson, David Blough, Jill Durnen, Monica Van Overmeer, Todd Lands, Janet Dillon, Steve Laatsch, Tiffany Fitzpatrick and Karen Shellie.  Attendees not pictured Angi Petraszko and Ells Stout
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From the left: Brenda "Wo wo" Tipton (District Governor 6380), Tiffany Fitzpatrick, Christine Held, Jill Durnen, Monica Van Overmeer, Becky Pazkowsky, Janet Dillon.
President Jim Datson gave our club a very informative presentation on the history of women in Rotary.  Six of our lady past presidents were in attendance; Jill Durnen, (2001-2002, 2007-2008), Christine Held (2004-2005, 2005-2006), Becky Pazkowsky, (2009-2010), Tiffany Fitzpatrick (2018-2019), Monica Van Overmeer (2020-2021) and Janet Dillon (2019-2020).  Absent were Judy Cook (1994-1995) deceased, and Sandra Nadig (1997-1998).
Karen Tadd of Eleanor's Sweets and Sodas gave our club a presentation about their business.  A good old fashion candy store and soda fountain.
Pictured is the Rotary Club of Saline crew who participated in the "Kids Coalition Against Hunger" food packaging event at Christ Our King Lutheran Church, Saline, Michigan on February 19, 2022.  Our group helped package 30,000 food packets, each 390 grams to provide sufficient nutrition for 6 adults or 12 children.  They will be distributed locally, internationally and stored for disaster relief!  "Kids Coalition Against Hunger" is a humanitarian food relief organization whose mission is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and feed starving children throughout the world.
The Rotary Club of Saline hosted Jeff Morris of  Call Your Help Desk  ( who gave an excellent presentation on the many risks of being scammed on the internet.  Jeff's company helps people minimize those risks.
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Janet Dillon and Dave Blough of the Rotary Club of Saline helped with the Salvation Army Bell Ringing in front of Benny's Bakery.
Thanks to The Mullick Foundation for joining with The Rotary Club of Saline and the Childrens Literacy Network to provide 112 Families and 333 kids with $ 50,00 gift cards, books and household goods at our annual Mullick Challenge project.
The Rotary Club of Saline repainted the entrance sign to Wilderness Park in Saline.  Wilderness Park is one of the many lovely parks in and around the City of Saline.  Repainting this sign is one of the community service projects that The Rotary Club of Saline does for the City of Saline.  Rotary Club members pictured here are: left front Todd Lands, past president, Right front Monica Van Overmeer, past president, standing left, John Ambrose, Jim Datson, current president, Janet Dillon, past president, and Ken Despain.
Saturday, October 9 th, the Rotary Club of Saline had the Ribbon Cutting to open the new Henne Field Rotary Pavilion. 
Pictured are some of the Rotary Club of Saline crew who picked up litter along a two mile stretch of  Maple Road from Textile Road to Ellsworth Road, one of the gateways to Saline, on October 2, 2021. From left to right are Angi Petraszko, Jim Datson and Janet Dillon.  Not shown are Steve Laatsch and Dave Blough. The club has now completed its third calendar year of clean-ups under the Washtenaw County Road Commission  Adopt-A-Road program!
The Saline Rotary Henne Park Pavilion construction is under way...!
District Governor Brenda "Woo woo" Tipton presented Jim Datson with a Presidential Citation today for accomplishing his goals as president.
CEEO Brenda "Woo Woo" (6380 District Governor) visited our club Thursday and presented us with our own Saline Rotary banner.  Thanks Woo Woo..!!
The Rotary Club of Saline presented four one thousand dollar scholarships to four outstanding graduates from Saline High School.
Monica Van Overmeer, past president of the Saline Rotary Club and Steve Laatch, Superintendent of Saline Area Schools presented the awards in the following catagories:
Academic Scholarship – Kandhan Nadarajah
Alwin Gross/Howard Johnson Scholarship – Emily Finkbeiner
Hayden M. Smith Memorial Interact Scholarship – Lauren Booher
Career and Technical Education Scholarship – Annie Rothfuss
Congratulations to these scholarship winners.
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