Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Featured Speaker for January 21st

January 21st: Tim Walton

Tim was an inside Linebacker who began his College Career at Ball State University where he was recently inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame in  2014. He then started his professional career as an undrafted free agent signing   with the Detroit Lions in 1989. Tim decided not to rest during his off-season by continuing to play with NFL Europe's San Antonio Riders.   Tim was voted to the All-World team representing the San Antonio Riders. 
After spending two seasons with the Detroit Lions, Tim signed with the Cincinnati Bengals and finished out his NFL career playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.  After the NFL career came to a halt, Tim signed with the CFL's San Antonio Texans.   Tim was elected captain for the Texans both years with team, He was voted to the All World Team both seasons and the Team’s  MVP. Tim played his final season in the CFL with the Texans.
Currently, he lectures high school, college and graduate programs regarding the sports and  real estate industries.  Lectures include topics on life as a professional athlete, transitioning from professional athlete to post sports business career  and  he discusses the field of real estate and the intricacy of handling major housing developments.
He is the newly elected President of The Detroit Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association. The NFL Alumni Association is a 501(c)(5) organization that serves as a passionate advocate for greater quality of life benefits for all former NFL players. The Association eagerly pursues greater benefits and the implementation of programmatic services devoted to enhancing the health, productive acuity of retired NFL players and their families.
The NFL Alumni Association is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors comprised of retired player members. Led by a retired NFL player in Executive Director, George Martin and governed by a Board of Directors composed of former NFL Players makes the NFL Alumni the only organization wholly organized, governed, managed and led by its retired player members.  

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Featured Speaker of the Week: Pamela Good

This week our speaker is Pamela Good an American entrepreneur. She has served as the President and Executive Director of Beyond Basics, a 501(c)(3) literacy based, child-centered
organization since 2002.  She will talk about her education program and the impact that it has made in the lives of children that have been served by it. 
Early Life
Good was born in San Rafael, California in 1959. She grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  At the age of nineteen, and an entrepreneur at heart, she started her own business, Farmington Computer Services, which specialized in client company payroll and production of financial statements for Certified Public Accountants. Pamela is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Beyond Basics
After years in the workforce, Pamela left to raise her family. In 1999, she volunteered to help with a coat drive benefitting students attending a Detroit public school.  Her eyes were opened to the vast deficiencies in public education.  She began running enrichment activities that led to her becoming the cofounder and executive director of Beyond Basics, a non-profit organization that helps children in Detroit.
Beyond Basics students achieve grade level reading in six weeks with one-on-one tutoring. Students also gain a multitude of tools for future success by participating in supplemental programs designed to overcome their aversion to learning and cultivate a love of learning and curiosity. Beyond Basics reaches thousands of underserved children annually in Detroit and the Metropolitan area. The results of their efforts have been exemplary. With its corps of generous supporters, dedicated staff and volunteers, the organization provides its services at no cost to its students. To learn more, please visit their web-site at www.beyondbasics.org.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Detroit Rotary members don't forget to vote!  

2014 Detroit Rotary Ballot

Click this link to the ballot which you can print out, fill out, and fax to Mary Anne @ 586-933-2557 or email to her - maryannedemo@gmail.com no later than midnight on Tuesday, December 9th.

If you are planning to attend the meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 be sure to vote before 1pm.

Thanks for all the members who agreed to be considered for club leadership in the future!