Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Meet our speaker tomorrow: Melanie Richards!!

Melanie Richards is the Assistant Director of the Kids-TALK Children's Advocacy Centers which are in Detroit and Southgate. Her team offers children and their families help on their journey to healing from physical, sexual and emotional abuse or neglect.

Kids-TALK provides a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to the investigation, medical exams, forensic interviewing, and treatment of child abuse. Community outreach and prevention activities aimed to educate the community and work toward preventing child abuse are also a valued component of the Children's Advocacy Center.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Speaker of the weeki

November 12th: Jack Martin 

Jack Martin is a respected businessman and public servant who brings decades of public and private sector expertise in finance, health care and public education to the Detroit community.  A practicing CPA for nearly 40 years, Martin is the founder/chairman of Martin, Arrington, Desai & Meyers, P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants.  He has served three U.S. Presidents in positions including Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Education and Acting Director of the U.S. Selective Service System under President George W. Bush.  He was also chairman of the Provider Reimbursement Review Board under Presidents George H. Bush and Bill Clinton.
In 2011, Martin was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder as Emergency Manager of Highland Park Schools and concurrently served as a member of the City of Detroit Financial Review Team.  In 2012, Martin was named Chief Financial Officer of the City of Detroit by Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Snyder.  In July 2013, Gov. Snyder appointed Martin as Emergency Manager of Detroit Public Schools (which, as a product of DPS, gives him great pride).
Martin’s exemplary record of community service includes serving on and chairing the boards of numerous organizations.  He also proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Don't forget we are meeting at the Grosse Pointe Memorial this week

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Women in Rotary Luncheon - Oct 15, 2014

The Rotary Club of Detroit will celebrate Women in Rotary, a luncheon event for everyone, including men, women, Rotarians and nonRotarians, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Detroit Athletic Club.

This year’s event honors Amanda Good, chief executive officer of Alternatives For Girls, a Detroit-based nonprofit serving homeless and high-risk girls and young women. Since 1988, Good has headed this organization and built it from a volunteer-based group to a full-fledged human services agency.

Keynote speaker at the luncheon is longtime Rotarian and well-traveled member of the Traverse City Rotary Club, Marilyn Fitzgerald. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.” Both these women embody this motto in their daily lives.

Tickets are $35 at the door and $15 for guests under the age of 30 years old who accompany a Rotarian. The Detroit Athletic Club is located at 241 Madison Avenue, in Detroit. Parking is available. Business attire is required.

For more information email detroitrotary@gmail.com or call 313-438-2355.

About Alternatives For Girls

Alternatives For Girls (AFG) is a Detroit-based 501(c)3 nonprofit serving homeless and high-risk girls and young women. Since 1987, AFG has provided critical services, including safe shelter, street outreach and educational support, vocational guidance, mentoring, prevention activities and counseling. The goal is to empower the girls and young women it serves to make positive choices.

The mission of AFG is to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Featured Speaker for October 8th

Larry Leib,Shriners  Hospital

Topic:  Why Volunteering is Important