Club Information
We meet In Person
Fridays at 11:45 a.m.
Pine Lake Country Club
3300 Pine Lake Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48324
United States of America
Please note: We meet on the first and third Fridays of the month unless otherwise noted. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89321473984?pwd=VW90cjFQOG9iSUE2MEFDTzFxVktWZz09

The next Meeting will be Friday, July 12th, 2024 at 11:45 AM 

Coming August 9, 2024: Oliver Thornton
 
Oliver Thornton is an EMMY® Award-winning writer and producer who has worked with broadcast stations and independent production companies to produce a range of projects from PSA campaigns to full-length documentaries and series. He most recently wrote and produced the web series Visions of America – All Stories, All People, All Places for PBS Books and Detroit Public Television, as well as the 2020 and 2021 National Book Festival specials for the Library of Congress that aired on national PBS.
 
Coming 7/19/24: Lucas Hartwell 
 
Lucas Hartwell is a recent graduate of Wayne State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science. During his studies, Lucas interned with the United States Department of State’s Global Engagement Center in Washington, DC, specializing in analyzing foreign disinformation programs targeting the United States and its allies. He also interned with the Campaign for Good Governance in Sierra Leone, West Africa, where he promoted the African Union’s Transitional Justice Program, the proper treatment of women and activism within the country, as a Posey Global Fellow. Additionally, Lucas served as Treasurer of Wayne State Rotaract.
 
 
 
Coming 7/12/24:  Elizabeth Cole
 
Elizabeth Cole is a clinical teaching fellow in the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. In May 2019, Liz received the Lewis S. Gurwitz Award for selfless commitment to the defense of those who lack the resources to defend themselves.
 
Heidi Olson Guest Speaker April 5th, 2024

Heidi Olson's personal journey serves as a profound inspiration for her professional path. Through accomplishing and maintaining a 90 pound weight loss, she has developed the skills to sucesssfully rewrite her own story. Heidi is on a journey to become and live unapologetically as her most authentic self. This personal triumph fuels her passion to illuminate the path for others seeking genuine and lasting transformation.

Over the last four years she has been a dedicated weight loss and self-development coach. She has expanded her practice to include Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Coach as well. With her experience, she is guiding individuals through the landscape of personal growth and evolution.

In her role as a Mindfulness Coach, she helps her clients develop a more positive mindset and awaken their potential for change. Her mission is to assist others in crafting their own stories of empowerment, resilience, and fulfillment by providing them with the tools necessary to continue their progression over their lifetime.

Beyond coaching, Heidi is also a motivational speaker. She shares insights on the transformative power of mindfulness and the journey to self-discovery. Her authenticity, coupled with practical wisdom, resonates with audiences inspiring them to embrace their own potential for change. She believes that by making improvements in our own lives, we can cause a ripple effect which gives others the space and permission to begin to make positive adjustments in their lives as well.

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Simon Mourani

Simon Mourani serves as Associate Program Manager in Community Affairs for DTE.

Simon is responsible for community outreach in Oakland County including the cities of Ferndale, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, and Waterford. He actively engages with community leaders and organizations, serving as a valuable resource by sharing information about DTE programs and services. Additionally, Simon collects valuable customer feedback through personal interactions, ensuring that the community's needs and concerns are heard and addressed. His goal is to enhance DTE's presence in the community, with the aim of strengthening customer engagement and educating the community on DTE programs related to Energy Safety, Energy Efficiency, Payment Programs, and Energy Assistance.

Dr. Frederick Pearson
West Bloomfield Rotary is proud to present Dr. Frederick Pearson who will speaking on: "Prospects for Reconciliation in Palestinian-Israeli Relations" Friday, March 1st at 11:45AM. 
For those not familiar with Dr. Pearson, he is a professor of political science and former director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University.           
He is a recognized authority in the fields of international military intervention, arms transfer effects on wars and civil and international conflict analysis.  
 
He has written several books, spoke to many groups (including the United Nations) and received several honors on these and related subjects.
 
 Please mark your calendar and be at our next Rotary meeting on March 1, 2024 at 11:45 AM.   
 
 
 West Bloomfield Schools Administration Building
 5810 Commerce Road
 West Bloomfield, MI  48324 
 
 
 
We are limited to 25 attendees. Please RSVP by texting 248-330-1486 or an email to: westbloomfieldrotary@gmail.com by NOON Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Lunch will be provided for $14.  
 YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!                 
 
You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: West Bloomfield Rotary Meeting March 1, 2024
Time: Mar 1, 2024 11:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 889 6540 6594
Passcode: 318275
Staci Goldmen
Staci Goldmen will be talking about bone health and aging, muscle mass as we age and whole foods. She will have some hand out information.
Speaker Sherri Ann Wynter
 

NOLIA LLOYD, LLP, CAADC, CCDVC, CCFC is a Master Licensed Psychologist with Ascension Medical Group, working in an Integrated Health setting.  She is certified in Substance Abuse (CAADC), Domestic Violence (CCDVC), and Forensics (CCFC).  Ms. Lloyd is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and other schools of psychology.  Her specialties include Trauma, PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Grief, and ADD/ADHD.  Ms. Lloyd provides behavioral health therapy, assessment, diagnosis, and education to patients of all ages in a holistic manner; mentally, behavioral, physically, and spiritually, in a safe, reassuring, and non-judgmental environment.  She has extensive experience working with essential workers, adolescents, children/parents, and adults.

Ms. Lloyd’s goal is to assist individuals in strengthening their coping skills and adapting essential techniques helpful in leading an overall healthy life.  Aside from work, Ms. Lloyd enjoys family, gardening, and is active in the conservation of animals, birds, and pollinating insects.

Kristina Schofer grew up in the small retired farming community of Davisburg, MI. Her best friend was her grandfather “Big Al”. Al was a proud Rotarian in the Davisburg club. He brought her along to all the fundraisers, service projects, and even encouraged her to scare some “big kids” at the haunted house that the club hosted. He instilled the mindset of "you give what you can to your community" and she has been fulfilling that passionately through The Rotary Club of Novi, MI and now the 6380 District Team, chairing RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. 
Kristina was home schooled, attended RYLA as a high school student, and then went on to receive an Associate degree from Oakland Community College focused on Criminal Justice, and a BA in Psychology from The University of Michigan-Dearborn.
She joined the Novi club in 2018 after being introduced to some of the members while helping chaperone at RYLA.
When she isn’t fundraising, chairing the Compassion Committee, organizing fellowships, or out on a club service project, she is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones in Novi. She enjoys spending time with her partner Tim and puppy Mia in FL, going on park walks with her camera, and cooking. 
Her personal mission in life is to encourage, educate, and support those seeking growth as an individual through leadership, service, commitment, and trust.
Today, she is bringing her passion for the Future of Rotary through the RYLA program. 
Putt for Polio
We had a great event this year for Polio. So many people volunteered from the
West Bloomfield Rotary members, West Bloomfield Interact Club, and West Bloomfield High Golf Team
16 people competed for a trophy that they will keep until the next Putt for Polio fundraiser
We appreciate all the sponsors who helped support the event
The spectators had fun watching the close matches and cheering for everyone. 
The 2024 winner was Doug Ruby. The 2023 winner was Dr. Henry Maicki.
The money raised for this amazing cause helped reach the total amount that the club is responsible for and it was sent to Rotary International to serve the need to help eradicate polio. 
Polio is close to being eradicated in the world but not quite yet. Since 1988 Rotary International and its partners have been responsible for the tremendous progress in eradicating Polio.
Thank you again to all who joined! See you next year! 
OMNI: Auction
OMNI: Out of Africa Dinner and Auction
In support of OMNI’s efforts, the Rotary Club of West Bloomfield is sponsoring a special dinner to benefit the vulnerable children of the George community and outlying villages near Ndola, Zambia. This is a fundraiser to continue education, medical care, and humanitarian aid.
SAVE THE DATE: Please join us on October 22, 2023, at 4 p.m. for an Out of Africa dinner and auction at the Huron River Club in Farmington MI.
You can mail checks for tickets to:
West Bloomfield Area Rotary Foundation.
2611 Vanel Drive, West Bloomfield, MI 48324
 
Or use the link below to pay through PayPal. 
Peace Pole "Planting"
On August 16th at the West Bloomfield Township Hall our club gifted a Peace Pole to be planted. 
What is the Peace Pole? 
Peace Poles are internationally-recognized symbols of hope for the human family,
standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. The message, “May Peace Prevail on
Earth,” is printed in multiple languages common to the area, and remind us to think,
speak, and act in the spirit of peace and harmony.
The West Bloomfield Rotary’s Peace
Pole languages are English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Chaldean, and Hebrew. We would have liked to include many other languages as well, so future peace poles may be coming.
May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Passing of the Presidential Torch
Introducing President Raman Singh: A New Era Begins!
Join us in celebrating the inauguration of our dynamic leader, Raman Singh. Taking the torch from the esteemed Marlenn Maicki, who dedicated two remarkable years to our cause, Raman and the rest of the club is ready to ignite and Create Hope in the World. Discover what lies ahead in this exciting Rotary year as we embark on an inspiring journey together, come join a meeting to learn more!
Welcome to the Rotary Pre-school Book Bash 2023! We were able to purchase exciting new books for all the preschoolers of West Bloomfield schools. Our club members had the privilege to read to several classes, including two classrooms of 18-20 at Sheiko Elementary on June 13th, 2023, and three programs of 18 each at ACS on June 14th, 2023. It was an unforgettable experience sharing the joy of reading with these young minds!
Rotary Club of West Bloomfield ~PO Box 252264~West Bloomfield MI 48325

Lee Jaffke has been a member of the West Bloomfield Club for 50 years! 

He has always been passionate about any endeavor he has been involved in. He is tireless, confident, decisive and strategic. His primary goal in Rotary is ‘service above self’. His low-key demeanor in undertaking countless volunteer initiatives is in sharp contrast to the impact that he has had on the West Bloomfield community. His goal is a selfless, good-hearted contribution to the community he supports.

Lee Jaffke is the quiet champion of the community. Dedicated, reliable, and dependable, he is always there, no matter what the cause or event. He is a constant community cheerleader and a dependable contributor to any organization (of which there are many) that he supports. He has cleaned up the roads on Saturday mornings, served pancakes to the community, volunteered at the Haven in Pontiac, and promoted education and Food Security programs such as Blessings in a Backpack, Meals on Wheels, and helps deliver meals on Thanksgiving through the Team Turkey project. 

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Rotary Club of West Bloomfield ~PO Box 252264~West Bloomfield MI 48325