(Crystal A. Proxmire, March 15, 2013)
Ferndale Rotary teamed up with Capuchin Soup Kitchen this year for their annual Winter Warm Up Soup Contest, held at Shriner’s Silver Garden in Southfield. The grand event featured soups from several local businesses as well as gourmet desserts and a large silent auction.
~SCHOLARSHIPS. Each year Rotary gives scholarships to students who are involved in the community.
~DONATING HELMETS FOR THE ANNUAL BIKE RODEO. Free helmets are given to children to keep them safe while they are riding. The annual event also offers bike licensing, bike inspections and fun for the kids.
~QUILTS OF VALOR. Rotary teams up with Quilts of Valor to provide servicemen and Veterans with handmade quilts in honor of their service. To read more about this, see http://oaklandcounty115.com/2010/11/16/quilts-of-valor-given-to-ferndale-vets/.
~ENDING POLIO. Around the world Rotary is known for eradicating polio with the spread of vaccination. The Ferndale Rotary, like all clubs, contributes dues which help finance this effort.