Recent Stories

On March 22nd and 23rd of 2023, the Clarkston High School Interact Club put on a bake sale during the school days. Over the course of two days, our committed high schoolers made baked goods consisting of handmade cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. All of those items were sold for $1 each, but the most sold items were donuts from Tim Hortons and Dunkin’ donuts, which were sold for $2 each. This bake sale was put on to raise money for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, with a total of more than $900. Dolly Parton founded this organization in 1995 and began her mission of giving books to children ages one through five free of charge. The children receive 12 books a year, costing $26 for a yearly subscription of books, therefore the CHS Interact Club donated enough money for the upwards of 460 books amongst 35 children. These high schoolers are very proud of all of the work that they have done so far this school year, but this project is in the lead as the most successful project of the 2023 school year. While this is true, they are hoping to have at least one more upcoming event in the last few months of their semester.  Interactors Meghan and Emerey presented the donation to president Mary Sloan.

The Rotary Club of Clarkston is proud to have been awarded the title Non-Profit of the Year by the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce.  The award is given to a "not-for-profit organization whose strategic vision, passion and perseverance has led to extraordinary outcomes for the community." Our club was recognized for its two biggest projects; the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Shoes for Kids.  The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is providing a book a month to 640 preschoolers in the three Clarkston zip codes, and Shoes for Kids invited 396 kids to receive new shoes, boots, hats and gloves in 2022.
Members Mary Sloan and Jeff Lichty (back row center)  joined Rotarians and eye doctors from the US and Canada to work on an eye care mission in Egypt.  They provided exams and eye glasses to more than 3000 patients in five days of clinics in three cities.  Afterward, they were able to relax and visit the amazing tombs and temples we usually only get to read about. 
As Santa was relaxing after a hectic season, he paid a visit to our club to talk about some "Santa Secrets," or just plain old fun experiences he's had over the past 20 years. Santa, or A. Michael Deller, shared some of the things he learned at Santa School, and relayed some stories of his visits with children and their parents.  Thank you, Mike! 
The Rotary Club of Clarkston celebrated the holidays with the Rotary clubs of Bloomfield Hills, Pontiac and Waterford.  As part of the festivity, we all donated gift cards, with the amount totaling $805,  to be distributed among Lighthouse families to enhance their holiday celebrations.  We also raised $165 which will be donated to Rotary International in our ongoing effort to eradicate polio worldwide. 

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Going Away Party for Alfred
Jun 05, 2023
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Concerts In The Park
Jun 30, 2023
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