Using the words from the song
“We Are The World”,  
Fensang Ngourmissala delivered the Invocation at today’s meeting.
“There comes a time
When we heed
a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
Oh, and it’s time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all”

Guest presenters at this week’s meeting were, LuLu Nestor (left) and Julia Givens (right) from

Freedom House Detroit was last week’s presenter at our meeting. Located in Southwest Detroit, Freedom House serves individuals and families seeking humanitarian protection and asylum from persecution, torture and death in their homeland. Freedom House provides legal services, community housing, food, clothing, housing search assistance, access to medical care and mental health care, language classes, and job skills training. If you believe, as we do, that the words on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal are not just a promise, but a call to action and that our country is stronger when we welcome those yearning to breathe free, then Freedom House Detroit is Your Home.

With sadness, we mourn the passing of John Snyder who left us on November 12, 2023.
John joined the Rotary Club of Dearborn in 1986 and served as our President in 1995-96.

John wrote to us last year to commemorate our 100th anniversary
What did Rotary mean to me?    Everything!!

The men and women of Rotary gave me the ball and I ran with it. I was instantly committed to the job ahead. I didn’t want to let them down. Rotary was in my blood and gave me a picture of what I needed to do. The Club had confidence in me. 

Proposed  new member: Nagham Alsamari
Approved by the Board of Directors, she now comes before the general membership.

Nagham Alsamari is a mother of two and recently a grandmother. She is a former teacher, school principal and is currently the Director of Staff Mentoring and Coaching at Hamadeh Educational Services. Nagham is an independent certified coach, speaker, teacher and DISC Behavioral Assessment Trainer with the John Maxwell Team. Her company, Imkan, provides aspiring professionals with tools needed to see and reach their potential. Nagham is also a Toastmasters International member, a past VP of public relations in TM, and a 1st place winner of the Area International Speech Contest in 2021. Nagham volunteers in the National Society of Leadership and Success to facilitate Success Network Team Meetings to support students complete their requirements and be ready for induction. She also volunteers as a Coordinator with the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University.

On Saturday, November 18, a stalwart group of Rotarians and friends packed up and hauled away the Santa Snaps display marking the official end to this 1998-2019 tradition.
We will be publishing a retrospective remembrance of Santa Snaps in the weeks to come and look forward to including your special memories of Santa Snaps.Please take a few moments to write your Santa Snaps memory or anecdote  and email  to [email protected] by December 23 (which was always the traditional last day of Santa Snaps each year). Include photos, if you have them.

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