Rochester Rotary

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Rochester, Mich.— Aug. 28, 2014 – Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, is pleased to announce its $5,000 donation to Rochester Area Neighborhood House. The check was presented to RANH Executive Director Linda Riggs at the Aug. 26 Rochester Rotary meeting.

Rochester Area Neighborhood House is a nonprofit human service organization founded by local faith communities in 1968 to assist neighbors during times of hardship. RANH serves Auburn Hills, Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township and partners with the community and social service providers to help move these neighbors to self-sufficiency through food, clothing, financial assistance, transportation and counseling services.

“On behalf of the Rochester Rotary Club, we are pleased to support the efforts of Rochester Area Neighborhood House as it continues to reach out to community members in need and help them move back to self-sufficiency,” Rhonda Panczyk, Rochester Rotary Club president said.

Learn more about the Rochester Area Neighborhood House here.

About Rochester Rotary
Celebrating 60 years as a club in 2014, Rochester Rotary is one of 34,000 member clubs of Rotary International, which has more than 1.2 million members and raises and disburses funds for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. Monies are raised through social events and service projects organized by the club, ‘fines’ collected at Rochester Rotary meetings and gifts offered to the club through members and supporters.

The club welcomes new members who live or work in Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. For membership information, contact Jeff Whitbey at Rochester Rotary meets each Tuesday at noon at the River Crest Banquet Hall on Avon Road and Livernois in Rochester Hills. Learn more at

About Rotary International
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who hail from Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations. Learn more at

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