Happenings from this weeks meeting...
 
Call to Order
by Amelia Roll

Presiding over tonights meeting...President Amy Roll

President Amy led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and in the singing of America

Invocation was given by Bert Spaeth

On the Menu...
by Amelia Roll

Fresh garden salad with thousand island dressing, mostaccioli with meatballs and garlic bread.  White cake with frosting for dessert.

Guests
by Amelia Roll

Bruce Carr - Farmington Club and guest speaker

The Games We Play
by Amelia Roll


50/50 

                    Earl was the lucky one this week!

  Scam

                 Jerome, Tom and Earl all had a whack at it, no ace today!

Happy Bucks
by Amelia Roll

Earl:  Happy that he passed his "stress" test

Norm: Happy for Earl

Jerome: Happy Earl didn't win the scam game

Tom: Happy to have been his grandsons sponsor for Confirmation, and also that one of Helen's quilting friends agreed to help...for FREE!

Sydney, Bruce Carr and Chris Hughes also contributed to happiness for reasons that escape me!

 

Birthdays & Anniversaries
by Amelia Roll

Jerry Dwyer and his bride, Kathleen celebrated an anniversary today, April 8th.

General Announcements
by Amelia Roll

General Announcements:

**2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner is Thursday, April 15th 5 - 8 PM at Blumz...by JRDesigns.  Please come out and support our clubs efforts to raise funds for the Polio Plus Program - if you cannot attend, you can send a check :) Hope to see you there!!!

1 District Conference information and registration is now available on the district webpage: www.rotary6380.org .  This years conference is at the Dearborn Inn - which is very local.  It would be great to have a good showing of Ferndale Rotarians there - we will also be raffling off the quilt that Helen Singer has worked so hard on!!!

2. Novi & Farmington Clubs are hosting "A Breakfast And Learn Charity Event", April 20th from 7:45 - 9:00 AM at DirectBuy Club of Farmington Hills, 333800 W. 9 Mile, Farmington.  Cost is $20.00 with half going to Polio Plus Program. RSVP to Ginger Barrons 248-348-0551 or reliable@cdnet.net

3. Ann Arbor North Club hosting "Cruising with Rotary, Bollywood Style" April 17th, 6:30 reception, 7:15 open buffet, Holiday Inn North Campus, 3600 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor.  Cost is $50 per person, proceeds to benefit several local and international organizations. RSVP to 734-604-5031.

4. District 6380 is looking for volunteers to be group leaders at RYLA, May 14 - 16, 2010 in Ridgetown, ON, Canada. Please contact Jim Adams jimadams842@hotmail.com by April 21st if you are interested.

5. Jerome Raska has agreed to chair the Achievement Awards Interview team - Interviews will take place in the near future and our award recipients will be named shortly there after, I will keep you posted.

 

Todays Program
by Amelia Roll

Our guest speaker today was Bruce Carr, who is a member of the Farmington Rotary Club, he is also a volunteer with World Medical Relief in Detroit.  World Medical Relief was founded in 1953 by Irene Auberlin, a Detroit homemaker who filled her garage and basement with infant diapers, formula and supplies in response to an appeal to help orphans in wartorn Korea.  It didn't take long for other nations to appeal to her for help and before too long the mission of the organization was expanded. 

Currently World Medical Relief offers the following assistance:

- provides medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in developing countries, typically 100 shipments annually

- assists in the process of providing both brand name and generic medications at an affordable price to individuals without prescription drug coverage

- provides items such as a hospital bed, wheelchair, walker, commode to individuals without insurance

- donate personal hygiene products, blankets, linens and onther sundries to area shelters.

World Medical Relief is always in need of volunteers - individuals or groups to get the work done.  They also offer group tours of the facility on the last Monday of every month, except December, starting at 11 AM.  World Medical Relief also accepts donations of durable medical equipment.  Please visit www.worldmedicalrelief.org for more information.

In addition to volunteering at World Medical Relief, Mr. Carr created the Helping Overseas Directory, which is a listing of over 230 organizations and 73 sources of free and inexpensive medical supplies.  You can visit the online version at www.HelpingOverseasDirectory.org