****Found a new Meeting Site
 --- Thank you to Adrian and Chela’s for hosting our meetings at the restaurant in Dexter.
      ***This will be our new home base.***
+++ We love guests and would love for you to join us.  +++  
***. Email for the meeting link. ***
      +++++The link for meetings is now available++++
VIRTUAL & IN PERSON Rotary MEETINGs Weaver 2024-01-08 05:00:00Z 0

Dexter Days Playhouse  is postponed  

Posted on Apr 02, 2022
Sadly..... The Dexter Rotary Playhouse 2020 has been cancelled due to the issues of COVID 19.
The project is under review and more information will be available at a later date 
Dexter Days Playhouse  is postponed   D Weaver 2022-04-02 04:00:00Z 0

What activities do Rotarians participate in ..... every Year?

What activities do Dexter Rotarians participate in ..... every Year?
by Weaver, Dick 


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 participated in for 2013 and every year after


  • Playhouse Fund Raising - to give back to Dexter Community
  • Jazz Night Fund Raising - to provide scholarships for Dexter High School (DHS) seniors
  • 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
  •  (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 hosted a student from France last year and we will host another student from Germany next school year. In addition, we have one of our own Dexter students headed to France next school year.
  • 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.
  • GORDON HALL  Grants and  other support activities...
  • STRIVE  ( Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education )  PROGRAM support with DHS Alt Ed program. We help provide Engaged Mentorship, Scholarship Opportunities, Life Skills Coaching..and much more...  

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.    

A Special Thanks to Larry Cobler for compiling the original list...



What activities do Rotarians participate in ..... every Year?   Dick Weaver 2018-01-22 05:00:00Z 0


Rotary Club of Dexter Fresh Produce Program with Faith in Action 

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 Club and Faith in Action partner for local youth for Back-to-School Backpacks

  Dexter Rotary Club and Faith in Action partner for local youth for Back-to-School Backpacks.


To ensure that all students begin the new school year with the supplies they need, the Dexter Rotary Club purchased 4 backpacks for local students in need and filled them with essential supplies such as paper, binders, highlighters, and calculators.

This has been a long-standing project of the club. Students are identified by area churches, Dexter Community Schools, and local nonprofit organizations and their names shared with Faith in Action.

In turn, Nancy Paul with Faith in Action reached out to local organizations for help to provide these students with backpacks and school supplies. Dexter Rotary Club members stepped up to provide backpacks for 4 students and will continue this program for years to come!

**To learn more about Faith in Action, visit

**If you’d like to learn more about the Dexter Rotary Club or get involved in our service projects, please visit our Facebook page, email or join us at our weekly breakfast meetings at Terry B’s on Thursday mornings at 7:15a.m



Dexter Rotary Club and Faith in Action partner for local youth for Back-to-School Backpacks 2017-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

Dexter Rotary Club - Now on Facebook

Posted by Larry Cobler on Jun 30, 2013
Actually we've been on Facebook for awhile but now we have a campaign going to increase the number of people who "Like" us. For those of you not familiar with the Facebook jargon, "Liking" a page is something you do so you will see posts and events from that page in your own personal newsfeed.

Just a short time ago, maybe in June 2012, we only had 11 people who "Liked" us. That was a sad situation. But, after a concerted effort to get more people to visit our Facebook page, we are now up to 40. And, once we get all our Dexter Rotary Club members who are also Facebook members to "Like" our Facebook page, we could have millions (well, it doesn't hurt to dream).

So, join us on Facebook (Dexter Rotary Facebook Page) - and "LIKE" us while you're at it.

Dexter Rotary Club - Now on Facebook Larry Cobler 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z 0