Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 29th Featured Speaker

Ray McCallum
University of Detroit Mercy
Head Coach Men's Basketball

 Ray Michael McCallum, Sr. is the head coach for the men's basketball team at the University of Detroit Mercy.  In his 32-year coaching career, which began at Ball State in 1983-84 as a volunteer assistant coach. 
He is also a former player and head coach of Ball State University.  At Ball State he scored 2,109 points during his career and was Player of the Year in the Mid-American Conference his senior year.  In 1983 he was awarded the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is an annual college basketball award in the United States intended to honor shorter–than–average players who excel on the court despite their size.  He was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the 8th round of the 1983 draft with the 164th pick overall.  His jersey (10) is one of two numbers retired at Ball State, along with Bonzi Wells's 42.  
Entering his eighth season at the University of Detroit Mercy, head coach Ray McCallum has rebuilt the Titans from the bottom of the Horizon League when he took over to Horizon League champions and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012.

During his first five years at the helm at Detroit, the Titans increased their conference win total in every season (2, 9, 10, 11, 12).  Detroit also increased its place in the regular season standings during that stretch under McCallum (10th, 7th, T5th, T3rd, 2nd).

In 2013, the Titans made the NIT for the seventh time in school history after finishing second in the Horizon League.  Detroit finished the year 20-13 overall, its third 20-win season in the past four years.

The 20-win campaign was also the fifth 20-win slate in head coach Ray McCallum’s career (2 Ball State, 3 Detroit).  Coach McCallum was honored in June of 2010 with the Men of Excellence award by the Michigan Chronicle for the team’s outstanding season and his many service projects within the Detroit community. The award is presented by the acclaimed Detroit-based newspaper to local African-American men who motivate and inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievements and participation in community service. The honorees chosen represent a diverse group of men who have demonstrated success within their profession or industry and are positive role models whose contributions encourage others. Additionally, the Men of Excellence are committed to a personal code of ethics that demands ownership, responsibility and integrity. They are men who exercise discipline, demonstrate personal conviction and courage. These men are public and private figures who are leaders, motivators, educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, civil servants and private citizens.

McCallum and his wife, Wendy, are the parents of a daughter, Brittany Rae (24) and son Ray Michael (22), who was selected 36th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 22nd Featured Speaker


Dr. Joel Kahn
Professor of Medicine 
Author, The Whole Heart Solution (#1 best seller Amazon) 

On Wednesday our speaker will be Dr. Joel Kahn, author of Dead Execs Don't Get Bonuses: The Ultimate guide to Survive Your Career With a Healthy Heart.  In his book he includes a chapter on Imre Moinar, former provost of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.  He refers to himself as an "interventional" cardiologist.  His goal is to prevent 1 million heart attacks through educating on the lifestyle for optimal health and longevity.   He can be found at www.drjoelkahn.com.  You can receive his guide to heart attack prevention free at www.drjoelkahn.com/hearts. 
Dr. Kahn is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine.  He is a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine in Detroit.  He serves as Reader's Digest Holistic Heart Doc and the author of the Whole Heart Solution.  He is a frequent commentator on Fox News, Huffington Post, Mindbodygreen and other sites.

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 15th Meeting

Backstage Tour 
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Wednesday the Club will meet at our regular time of 12:00 noon for lunch at the Detroit Athletic Club.  However, the meeting will end at 12:45 in order for us to walk across the street to the Detroit Opera House.  At the DOH we will be divided into two groups and begin our tour.  Michael Hauser, Marketing Manager and another person on his staff will be our guides.  The tour will include the rehearsal stage, costume area,  prop area, and the Allesee Dance & Opera Resource Library.
The Allesee Dance and Opera Resource Library is the official library and archive for Michigan Opera Theatre. It specializes in research materials specific to dance, opera and MOT's 40-year history. The library was made possible in 2006 with a gift from Robert and Maggie Allesee. The library and archive center carries books, scores, CDs, videos and hundreds of unique items such as photos and performance reviews from MOT's productions. The Allesee Dance and Opera Resource Library's catalogue was recently made available for the public to access online through a unique partnership with Wayne State University's School of Library and Information Science.
Detroit Opera House At-A-Glance
  • Located in downtown Detroit’s Entertainment District
  • Designed by renowned Detroit architect C. Howard Crane
  • Originally opened January 12, 1922 as the Capital Theater
  • At the time of its gala premiere, the 4,250-seat theater claimed to be the fifth largest in the world
  • Today, the main auditorium seats over 2,700 opera goers

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July 8th Speaker

Nancy Sojka,Department Head
Prints, Drawings and Photographs
The Detroit Institute of Arts

Monday, June 29, 2015

Featured Speaker

Jim Howe, President 2015-2016
The Rotary Club of Detroit
Jim is a third generation Rotarian who joined in 1975; he followed  in his father and grandfather's tradition of being members of the Detroit Rotary Club.  Jim was born in Detroit and has lived and worked in the area for all of his life.  He formerly held the Detroit Rotary Glass Window Plate classification for 20 years through his 77 year old family business  “The Howe Martz Glass Company.”
In 1992, the family closed the business and Jim began a new career with automotive suppliers and continues with this sales career selling injection molded plastic parts to Automotive OEM’s and automotive suppliers.