Welcome to the Rotary Club of Flint!
Flint

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan - Hunger Solution Center
1939 Howard Ave
Flint, MI 48503
United States of America
We meet at the Food Bank on the 2nd & 4th Fridays each month.

We have service opportunities on the 1st Friday, and off-site social networking on the 3rd Thursday evening each month.

Please see our speaker listing for details.

Upcoming Meeting Speakers and Events
Social Networking
Jun 20, 2024 5:00 PM
Tenacity Brewing
Presidential Roast/Farewell
Jun 28, 2024 12:00 PM
Ann Marie Van Duyne
TBD
Jul 05, 2024 12:00 PM
Independence Day Holiday
Club Information
   
A crew of industrious Rotarians hit the streets of Downtown Flint on Saturday, May 4 to remove litter and debris. The volunteers included President Ann Marie, Jerry Knoodle, Elizabeth Jordan, and Ashley Haldy along with her kids, Paisley and Michael. From Court Street north to Riverbank Park, and from Buckham Alley to Brush Alley, Rotarians made a difference. The event was supported by What's Up Downtown, which provided water and snacks to volunteers. One of the highlights was making the space inviting for the Cinco de Mayo celebration that was held later that afternoon. 
 
 
"Don't forget about us." That was the message brought by Little Amal, the 12-foot puppet representing a 10-year-old girl fleeing war in Syria, when she visited Flint. Half of all refugees are children, and according to the UN High Commission on Refugees, there are currently more than 33 million refugees who have fled their homelands in search of safety. There are an additional 62 million internally displaced people who have left their homes but are within their country's borders. In 2022, 19% of all refugees in the world were from Syria, followed by 16% each from Ukraine and Afghanistan.
 
Since July 2021, Amal has traveled to more than 6,000 at events in 15 countries around the world. In each community, she is warmly welcomed and her visit is a catalyst to raise awareness about the needs of refugees and ways we can be good neighbors to them. In Flint, the Gloria Coles Flint Public Library hosted Amal and hundreds of residents who took part in a half-mile walk around the Flint Cultural Center campus. Children made their own puppets, painted rocks, and enjoyed a meal before the walk. Flint Rotarians supported the event by preparing the craft materials, serving food, and helping keep the walking route clear of traffic. The Club also made a donation of $100 to the library to help cover the cost of the event. 
 
Rotary International does significant work in the area of refugee support. In the past few years, Rotary clubs have used more than $3 million in global grant funds through Rotary International to address the needs of refugee communities. Projects range from providing clean water and sanitation in refugee camps to sponsoring families to come to their own community and helping them find a sense of belonging there. More examples of Rotary's work to support refugees can be found here.
 
       
 
Area 7 Rotary clubs teamed up to support the Rotary Mile along the 10-mile route for the 46th Crim race. Mike Chaffee provided a generous hot breakfast and Bloody Mary bar for volunteers, who gathered at 5:45 am. By 6:30, the team deployed to intersections along the mile to ensure vehicles steered clear of the route, racers had fresh water, and celebrants could take pictures with a Rotary-themed backdrop. 
 
In all, more than 35 Rotarians and Rotoractors volunteered, including some who worked behind the scenes in the days and months beforehand to prepare. Thank you to all the volunteers, and congratulations to all the runners, walkers, and hand cyclists on a successful Crim weekend! 
For their monthly service project for August, Flint Rotarians joined the Flint River Watershed Coalition's Drain Stenciling efforts. This activity supports essential community education about our storm drain systems.
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Jun 14 2024 Meeting
Speaker Introduction:
Beagle, Duncan
 
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Jun 28 2024 Meeting
Speaker Introduction:
Echols, Ellen
 
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