Rochester Rotary

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Rochester, Mich. —Nov. 19, 2015 – Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business, professional and community leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, was pleased to present a check for $10,000 to Kathy Losinski, Executive Director of the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, at the Nov. 17 Rochester Rotary meeting.

Rochester Area Neighborhood House is a nonprofit human service organization founded in 1968 by local faith communities to assist neighbors during times of hardship. The organization partners with the community and other social service providers to help neighbors in need move toward self-sufficiency. Cary Riggs, Rochester Rotary Charities president, said the donation is part of Rotary’s ongoing commitment to Rochester Area Neighborhood House.

“Rochester Rotary is happy to support the ongoing outreach efforts of Rochester Area Neighborhood House,” Riggs said. “Historically, Rochester Rotary Charities, the charitable giving arm of Rochester Rotary, has given $5,000 a year to Rochester Area Neighborhood House. This year we decided to continue the $5,000 donation while making an additional pledge of $5,000 annually for the next three years to offset some of the costs of refurbishing the recently purchased Rochester Area Neighborhood House building on Livernois in Rochester Hills.”

About Rochester Rotary
Celebrating 61 years as a club in 2015, 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. Like us on facebook at and 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