Rotary Club of Dexter

PO Box 37
Dexter, MI 48130





































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Service Above Self


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Terry B's
7954 Ann Arbor St.
Dexter, MI  48130
United States
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Nearly three years ago, Rotary Club member Gloria Leininger proposed a weekly fresh produce program to Dexter Faith in Action, in order to promote healthier living during the “off garden” months. Gloria knew that fresh produce can get expensive during these months, making produce less available to our neighbors in need. “This is just one more way we can advocate for our local community to promote healthy eating.” –says Gloria.

The Club has heartily supported this program with four – five Rotarians weekly delivering $75.00-$90.00 of various produces items to the FIA pantry. The Dexter Country Market has been gracious and very helpful in selling the Rotary club various produce items that are on sale weekly, ensuring economical buys and a nice rotation of fresh produce be delivered.

The program extends from October to May and is supported by many members of the Dexter Rotary club who pledge a monthly donation towards its budget. Representatives of FIA have expressed their appreciation for this service many times and are so happy to have many organizations helping their pantry stay fully stocked for our FIA families. To learn more about the Dexter Rotary Club, visit or


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DEXTER ROTARY is once again hosting its 6th annual fundraiser to provide Scholarships for our Dexter High School Students. 
The 6th Annual Jazz Night will be held on Saturday evening, Apr 14, beginning at 6 pm at the IBEW Local 252 Union Hall located at 7920 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
FULL DETAILS will be posted Soon....  

That is a very interesting question - one that Dexter Rotarians really didn't have a good answer for - until we stopped to think about it.

So, after some thought - here's a list of some (poor memories) of the major activities your Dexter Rotarians did in recent years.

  • Jazz Night Fund Raising - to provide scholarships for Dexter High School (DHS) seniors
  • Purchased a Service Dog - Dexter the Dog was given to Dexter Community Schools to help students in special circumstances and to help with childrens' socialization.
  • Playhouse Fund Raising - to give back to Dexter Community
  • Memorial Day Parade Sponsorship
  • Tree Planting (225 trees distributed) - for tornado victims of 2012
  • 5 Scholarships for DHS Seniors
  • Interact Club - our active DHS students
  • Literacy Project at Cornerstone School - yes, we read to elementary grade students
  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) - about 20 students went to Canada to learn how to be even better leaders
  • Exchange Students (inbound and outbound) - Dexter Rotary has hosted students from Belgium, Japan, France, and Germany. In addition, we had one of our own Dexter students go to France.
  • FIA Support - our Rotary garden plot in the Dexter Community garden and our Interact Club potato project provided over 600 pounds of fresh produce for Faith in Action (FIA)
  • Thanksgiving Dinner - Dexter Rotarians collected enough food to provide a complete Thanksgiving dinner for needy families
  • Christmas Presents - In addition to Thanksgiving, we collected Christmas gifts for children
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing - our annual tradition of helping the Salvation Army by ringing bells
  • Shop with a Cop - helping children select and wrap presents for Christmas
  • Ice Rink support - Dexter Rotary provides funding and support for the Dexter Community Ice Rink
  • Rotate Your Food Project - support to a local food bank
  • Back to School Back Packs - we provide many backpacks filled with school supplies for those in need
  • Ronald McDonald House – at the U of M hospital there are many families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House while their children undergo critical treatment. Dexter Rotary provides meals for the families several times a year.
  • Dexter High School after school support – Library/Media Center - in order to provide a place for students to study and get help with homework, Dexter Rotary provides people to keep the Library open after school.
  • Community Garden – supply food to FIA
  • Porta’ Johns for Dexter Village event - yes, we even help the Village by providing necessary facilities.

Wow, that's a lot of activity. But, our motto says it all - "Service above Self". Dexter Rotarians love to help their community. Come to one of our breakfasts - Thursday mornings at Terry B's - 7:30am - to learn about how you might help the community too. Plus, you'll meet a bunch of fun people who happen to love their community.


Business Meeting
Jan 25, 2018
Lana Theis
Feb 01, 2018
State Representative
Jerry Nordblom & Douglas Koop
Feb 08, 2018
Legacy Land Conservancy
Ashley Tomasi
Feb 15, 2018
Dexter Wellness Coalition
Feb 22, 2018
Andy LaBarre
Mar 01, 2018
Chair Wash. Cty. Bd of Commissioners
Business Meeting
Mar 29, 2018
Donna Lasinski
Apr 05, 2018
State Rep.
Ron Warhurst -
Apr 12, 2018
former Coach for UM Men’s and field
Bill Collins-- Petoskey Rotary
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
Mike Head -
May 03, 2018
Dexter Lions Club
Karen Walworth
May 10, 2018
Dexter RYLA-
May 17, 2018
May 24, 2018