What is Rotary?

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. Click here to learn more about Rotary.

Noteworthy Events

Rotary Day of Service

Rotary members from District 6400, which spans from Wayne and Lenawee County in Michigan to Windsor and Essex Counties in Ontario will be showcasing their impact on September 17, 2022, where they will participate in a Day of Service throughout the region. 

The 1,500 members in the district’s 52 clubs have long supported their communities through a range of service projects. On the Day of Service, clubs will work on projects simultaneously to illustrate to themselves and to their communities their far-reaching impact.

“The clubs in our district do a terrific job of taking our motto of Service Above Self  to heart,” said District 6400 Governor Traci Sincock. “Sometimes we get so involved in our own projects, though, that we forget to see the big picture. By coordinating some of the projects to take place in one 24-hour period, we can step back and see just how big the impact of our entire district is.”

Projects on September 17 will include food banks and birthday boxes, clothing and book drives, garden and park cleanups, community picnics and events, and fundraising bike rides, runs, and golf tournaments.  Two clubs in Livonia, Michigan will be delivering beds they have built for needy families.

Rotary members throughout the world take action to make communities better. They contribute their time, energy, and passion to carry out meaningful and sustainable projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, help mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies.

Rotary’s top priority is the global eradication of polio. Rotary launched its polio immunization program, PolioPlus, in 1985 and in 1988 became a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Join our club for our Day of Service Event.  
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Archer Golf Outing

What is more fun than golf on an exceptional golf course for the benefit of raising money for scholarships for deserving Dearborn students? Nothing. In 2022, Dearborn Rotary gave away over $72,000 in scholarships to deserving students. One of the ways we can do that is with our Hugh Archer Golf Outing, which happened August 1st. Great fun was had at Dearborn Country Club with friends who came to play and enjoy fellowship with amazing people doing great work for the community. The winners are shown here. Thanks to all our sponsors for their continued support. A special thank you to Jim Ives for taking all the photos.  Go to “Photos” for pictures of the day.

Greetings from the President

The Rotary Club of Dearborn has been serving the Dearborn community and world since being founded in 1923. We are excitedly preparing to celebrate our 100th Anniversary in 2023! This anniversary will include a major service project in our community and special gala events. Look forward to being a part of these great opportunities by following our Facebook and Website.   Spirited serving is what we continue to share with joy and pride. Locally, we award $70,000+ in scholarships to graduating students, clean up part of the Telegraph Road corridor through Adopt-A-Highway, and support food security programs. During the COVID-19 quarantine we used a Rotary District Grant to bring meals to local front-line workers at Beaumont Hospital, and Dearborn Fire and Police departments. Globally we collaborate with other Rotary clubs to support elimination of polio from the world, literacy in Ghana, schools in Chinandega, Nicaragua and help to support Rotary International’s partnership with ShelterBox, which provides emergency shelters and other essential items to people who have lost their homes in disasters. Look around our website and explore the activities of Dearborn Rotary.  As our world has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are changing as we build on and live into, for example digital formats. We keep seeking ways to be creative with our signature and new fundraising events, so as to keep providing means to do the things we do. We welcome you to share in making the world and our community a better place to live and work. Plan to visit our club and experience firsthand how you can be part of the inspiring work of Rotary. We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month to hear an engaging speaker and learn about opportunities for community service; and, for monthly service projects. We personally invite you to find out how you might already be a Rotarian at heart! When? Thursdays at Noon. Where? 1st Thursdays In-Person at the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, 3nd Thursdays on Zoom. Send us a message and we can get the meeting link to you. We look forward to greeting you!

Co-Presidents Colleen Nieman & Shannon Peterson

100th Anniversary

Rotary Club of Dearborn announces Honorary Committee for 100th Anniversary Celebration

Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud to serve as chairperson

Dearborn, Mich., August 29, 2022 – The Rotary Club of Dearborn recently announced the Honorary Committee members and chair of its 100th anniversary celebration to be held on March 18, 2023.

Themed “100 years of Service Above Self,” the club will host a delightful strolling dinner and musical concert extravaganza with Detroit’s Queen of Blues, Thornetta Davis, who will open for the internationally recognized Dennis Edwards’ Temptations Review. The event will be held at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.

Chairing the Honorary Committee is Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud with community leaders and friends Ismael Ahmed, member of the National Endowment of the Arts; Wayne County Commissioner Sam Baydoun; Dr. Fatima Beydoun, physician and wife of Mayor Hammoud; Sandra and Paul Butler, Dearborn Symphony Orchestra benefactors; Michael Angelo Caruso, Rotarian, author and speaker; Michigan Third Circuit Court Judge Susan Dabaja; University of Michigan-Dearborn Chancellor Domenico Grasso; U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell; 19th District Court Chief Judge Gene Hunt; Roberta Katona, first woman Dearborn Rotary president 1994-95; Henry Ford College President Russ Kavalhuna; Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko; State Senator Sylvia Santana; and Rotary 2022-23 District 6400 Governor Traci Sincock.

“We are delighted to have the support from so many individuals throughout our community and other Rotarians who are graciously supporting our club’s significant achievement of 100 years of community service,” said Colleen Nieman, 2022-23 Rotary Club of Dearborn co-president with Shannon Peterson.

Funds raised from the 100th Anniversary celebration in March 2023 will be used to help renovate the auditorium of Dearborn’s Henry Ford Centennial Library, making it more accessible to individuals and groups.

For sponsorship opportunities, call 734-726-0058 or email info@dearbornrotary.org. Ticket information and other details about the Rotary Club of Dearborn 100th Anniversary Service Above Self Celebration will be available in the fall on the club website at www.DearbornRotary.org.

Rotary is a global network of 46,000 member clubs with 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers, who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.