Happenings from this weeks meeting....
Call to Order

Presiding over the meeting today ... President Amy Roll. 

President Amy lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance and John Parker led us in the singing of America.

Invocation was given by Bert Spaeth.

On the Menu...

Fresh garden salad with Ranch dressing, vegetable stir fry served over white rice with an egg roll and finished off with berry pie ala mode.  Great meal!


PDG Mike Rambus - Berkley Club

Trey Green - Detroit Club

Markus Luhmann - Roteract Club Munchen-Residenz in Germany

AG Jeanne Towar - Royal Oak Club

DG Judy Garver - West Bloomfield Club

The Games We Play


    No games today...



Happy Bucks

No happy bucks today...

Birthdays & Anniversaries

None to mention this week!

General Announcements
by Amelia Roll

General Announcements:

***Entertainment Books are now available, $20.00 per book ...  books are available at meetings or contact John Parker or Amy Roll for more details***

1. Helen Singer has offered to make a quilt for our club to raffle off at District Confernece this year.  We are asking for members to donate Rotary neckties for the project.  So gents, look and see if you have one to spare!!!!  This has potential to be a really great project for our club. Come on fellas, I haven't received any ties yet....Helen says they can be in less than perfect condition, so don't be shy, send them in!!!!

2. Rotary Jeopardy will be on November 10 at the Royal Oak Club beginning at 12:15.  Our club needs to designate two people to participate in the game.  We also need to provide 10 questions from the Rotarian Magazine - August, Septemeber and October issues.  If each of us submits one or two questions each, it will be real easy for us to come up with the best ten.  If you are interested in participating in the actual game, please let President Amy know.

3. Our time at Ferndale Fall Festival, was time well spent.  We had a great time handing out ballons and treats to the kids and DNA kits to their parents.  We even sold some raffle tickets for the FOP Motorcycle.  All in all, it helped bring awareness about Ferndale Rotary to the community!  Thank you to all who participated...especially Norm for the use of his canopy and tables!


Todays Program
by Amelia Roll

Today was the clubs "Official Visit" from DG Judy Garver of the West Bloomfield Club.  We started the evening with a board of directors meeting.  The board had a great visit with DG Judy, discussing all of the activities the club is involved in and how we are progressing towards the goals set out by President Amy at the beginning of the Rotary Year.  DG Judy was very pleased with the strides that Ferndale Rotary Club is making in getting the word out to our community, which is top priority for President Amy.  She was also very pleased about the addition of a new member already this year and encouraged all of us to continue inviting people!  She gave our board suggestions on how to get involved in an international service project, which is another goal of President Amy.  DG Judy was so inspiring, she even moved Alex to volunteer to be President next year...and I am going to personally hold him to it!! :)

Immediately following the board meeting, we had our regularly scheduled meeting.  Thank you to all of those who were able to attend, we had a great turn out for the DG.  AG Jeanne Towar gave a wonderful introduction, highlighting DG Judy's personal, professional and Rotary life.  DG Judy first joined Rotary in 1991, she was inducted as a member of the Auburn Hills Club and soon became treasurer (Judy is a banker by trade).  She joined more than a "lunch club", she joined an international organization with 1.2 million people, in now over 33,000 clubs, in 207 countries to make the world a better place.  She conveyed the programs set forth by RI President John Kenny for this Rotary year; Clean Water, Health & Hunger, Literacy and Polio.  DG Judy also introduced some new programs that District 6380 will be focusing on; Peace Communities, Environmental Programs and Rotary Leadership Institute.  She emphasized how individual clubs are the keystone of Rotary - without determined members at the club level, local and international projects cannot exist.  For Rotary to continue to do good work throughout the world, we must all commit to growing and retaining membership in our clubs.  We also need to encourage members to participate in leadership training and to contribute to The Rotary Foundation, which of course is the engine that runs the machine.  Remember, "The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands"

DG Judy was also very pleased to be able to participate in the presentation of The Paul Harris Fellow to Earl Sparkman.  Earl was very surprised and moved by the presentation.  He has been donating to the Polio Plus Program for the last several months in loving memory of his brothers, Hugh and Elbert.  Way to go Earl! Keep up the good work friend!