Welcome To The Taylor Rotary Club Web Site! We meet Thursday 12:15 PM at Second floor, East wing, of Wayne County County Community College. (in EPAC conference room 10).

Rotarians are friendly  business people who have a passion to
good deeds in the Taylor and the International Communities!

Click Here To See What Projects and Events that the Taylor Rotary Club Supports


Taylor Club President-Elect Suzanne Downing has completed her training at the Great Lakes Rotary President-Elect Training Seminar!  She will be club president starting July 1st. District 6400 Governor Wayne Titus presents the 2015-16 Rotary International Theme Banner to Suzanne.


March 12th Club Meeting – Club President Fred Pepper installed Kathleen Trent as a Rotarian.  Suzanne Downing is her sponsor. Kelly Mcrob-Kelly is her mentor.
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The Presentation was Tammy Trudelle, Downriver Council for the Arts

To enrich the quality of life in the Downriver communities by advocating and promoting the arts and providing opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities.
Founded in 1978, the Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that proudly serves over 350,000 residents in 21 Downriver communities. We actively support local artists and performers through artistic outreach programs and special promotional opportunities. The DCA also creates regional partnerships with other cultural organizations, schools and service clubs to promote artistic, cultural and special events throughout Southeast Michigan.


Rotarian Art Superko drew the Ace of Spades from many cards! He and his table buddies will share in the small 50-50 winnings.

March 5 Meeting featured Michelle Sibilla, Detroit Institute for the Arts
A hallmark of the DIA is the diversity of the collection. In addition to outstanding American, European, Modern and Contemporary, and Graphic art, the museum holds significant works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and Ancient art. Among these are the masterpiece sculpture Nail Figure from Zaire and a rare Korean Head of Buddha. In 2000, the DIA established the General Motors Center for African American Art as a curatorial department in order to broaden the museum’s collection of African American art. Admission is free to all McComb, Oakland and Wayne County Residents. There are many features at the DIA for you to enjoy.  See http://www.dia.org/


Everyone singing Happy Birthday to  Patrick Ferguson and Tim Kaul

Cindy Bowers and Ed Bourassa                                  Michelle Matney and her daughter

Ruth Sebaly talking about her strong community ties with Trenton and Taylor, Michigan.
She will soon join the Trenton Rotary Club. Rotarians Kelly, Linda and Larry looking on.

Our fearless leader, Fred Pepper smiling and happy as usual!


The February 12th Meeting was the Annual State of the Taylor City Event!  Over 200 people attended this wonderful event at Wayne County Community College – Downriver

The program started with the performance by the Hoover Middle School Concert Band.  Club President Fred Pepper was the Master of Ceremonies. Everyone sang My County is of Thee. An invocation was done. Two Paul Harris Fellows Recognitions (He was the founder of Rotary International) were given to Sam Simon and Tony Arminiak because of their time and talents to make Taylor Michigan a better place for its people.


The Mayor Rick Sollars presented a lengthy but necessary program about all the successes of the 2014 fiscal year and challenges of the 2015 fiscal year. Everyone sang Happy Birthday to Alicia Sollars.  Photos from Jim Karolyi and Patrick Ferguson.
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The February 5th Meeting featured wonderful food including yummy desserts,


Rotarians singing Happy Birthday to Rotarian Kelly,


A wonderful program; The Taylor Teen Health Center and the Taylor Summer Arts & Prevention Academy Program.

They provide opportunities for art, dance, drama and music come plus presentations about prevention of risky behaviors for elementary school children. Breakfast and lunch is provided, as well as transportation for Taylor residents.


L-R Mallory Teglash – Risk Prevention Specialist, Kathy Trent Manager of the Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force and Lincoln Park and member of this Task Force Rotarian Simone Calvis

Lastly a Rotarian who sold 50 – 50 raffle tickets to all won the 50 – 50 raffle.



Past District Governor Larry Wright

Congratulations to Larry for winning the very prestigious “Image Award” from the Southern Wayne Region Chamber of Commerce.
Well deserved, Larry. We are proud of you.


The January 29th Club Meeting was remarkable!  For the first time in the history of The Rotary Club of Taylor, we ate delicious Salmon fillets!  Then President Fred Pepper inducted  Therese Maggioncalda. Therese can really help the club connect with the Downriver Community to help volunteer for worthwhile project. She was sponsored by PDG Larry Wright. Her Mentor will be Rotarian Betty Sutyak.

PDG Larry pins the Rotary Pin on Therese


L to R – PDG Larry Wright, Therese, President Fred Pepper, Betty Sutyak


Therese happily introduces herself to the membership.


President Fred Pepper


Membership Chair Suzanne Downing

The January 8th Club Meeting was held at the Downriver of the Wayne County Community Campus.  For the first time the terrific lunch was catered.  Ty Metzger was formally inducted into Rotary by PDG Jim Karolyi.  After the induction all Rotarians were invited to congratulate TY.  Dave Hamilton is his Sponsor and Phil Matous is his Mentor.

L to R: President Fred Pepper, Ty Metzger, Phil Matous and Jim Karolyi

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Jim Nadeau Congratulates TY










Larry Wright Congratulates TY










Tim Kaul Congratulates TY










The Meeting Program was:

Event Name: Robert Burtell
The InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit is a faith-based civic organization made up of visionary religious and lay leaders of many faiths whose shared values compel them to work toward a community that lives together in harmony.Our Goals:BRING TOGETHER, encourage and nurture interfaith groups andnetworksSUPPORT CONCILIATION between and among religious groups as well as the community at large through active conflict resolutionPROMOTE INTERFAITH EDUCATION so that the metropolitan Detroit community can benefit from the synergies and creative benefits that knowledge and understanding can provide.


December 16 Rotary Club of Taylor Christmas Gift Bags
Yesterday our  Rotary Club gave 100 gift bags to kindergarten and first grade students. These bags included special blankets, toy, school supplies, tooth brush, tooth paste from Swedel Dental and more…..

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December 4th – Taylor Rotarian Michelle was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.  Paul was the founder of Rotary in 1905. Michelle has donated funds to be a Paul Harris Fellow. President Fred Pepper did the honors.


December 3rd – Taylor Rotary Club funded, ordered, sorted and distributed over 600 winter coats to needy children in Taylor Schools.  Rotarian Armando Sardanopoli led this wonderful hands-on community project. The club partnered with Operation Warm.

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November 6th – Taylor Rotary Club donated a Little Free Library to the Taylor Conservatory.  Executive Director Patty Donahue thanked President Fred Pepper for the library. District Governor Liz Smith congratulated both for making this happen.

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November 1st – Not one, Not two but THREE ELVISES came to entertain folks at the Taylor Knights of Columbus Hall. All proceeds goes to Operation Warm which provides winter coats to needy Taylor children.

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October 30th – President-elect Suzanne Downing presides over today club meeting.  She did a splendid job.

Wayne County Commissioner Ray Basham was the program presenter. He talked about the state of county affairs, the challenges and successes of Wayne County.


October 16th Club Rotary Foundation Chair Larry Garner recognized Suzanne Downing as a Paul Harris Fellow!

And recognized Dave Hamilton as a continuing Paul Harris Fellow.


October 9th President Fred presented our club’s mini banner to a Rotarian Fazlur Oshudi from Nigeria



October 7th President Fred Pepper shows off Taylor’s Rotary Little Free Library. It will be placed in a local park

October 2nd Meeting – Rotarian Al Whited celebrated his birthday in grand style!  He had ten Rotarians serenade him at this Rotary Club meeting.

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September 25 Taylor Turn Off the Violence Event

Annual Turn Off The Violence Event Our signature community service event was held at Taylor Heritage Park. Our annual Family Event features wholesome fun, major student middle school chorus and band performance, free food and beverages, many community fun activities, Miss Downriver and Miss Downriver Teen, Trillium Academy Interacters and much more. A really fun time for all. Rotarian Jerry Ziemba was the chair for this event. This event reminds everyone that life can be good and void of violence activities that are depicted on visual media companies.

Too see many photo simply click on http://www.rotary6400.org/assets/images/gallery1415/Taylor%20TOV/index.html.  This link is on the Rotary District 6400 web site.


September 4th Meeting featured Rotarian Tony Arminiak discussed
the most recent approved Cardiac Resuscitation.

It is hands only – no breathing into a mouth. Tony  talked about the wonderful quick first responder resources
in our area that averages a 6 to 8 minute time from call to start emergency treatment.
Then everyone had a chance to practice CR on small mannequins.
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Recent Scholarship Awarded to a Senior Baptist Park High School Student

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This garden wagon needs to be filled with 'Cheer" for our Sweet Charity fund raiser on May 7th. Buy your cheer at The Cordial Shoppe on Telegraph Road in Taylor just north of Wick Road ...

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