Do-All's Transition To Community Based Projects Presented to Rotary
March 26, 2019
Leave a Comment
By: Stephen Kent
Rotarian Chris Girard
and Emilia Gutierrez
spoke to Rotary about the evolving role of Do-All Inc. The iconic Bay City organization exists "To create a better quality of life community-wide". Founded in 1973, Do-All has built on a dream of making a better life for people with disabilities.
The evolution of 45 years today sees Do-All moving from sheltered workshops to meaningful community employment. The goal is to help their people belong in their place of employment. "If they are absent we want the other employees to ask where they are and to miss them."
As background, one-quarter of white-collar workers have some form of disability but they are not talking about it. These disabilities may not be apparent, but they take a toll on innovation, productivity, and performance in the workplace. Do-All works with employers to identify changes that make the workplace more inviting and accepting of everyone. Gutierrez related several stories of successful clients that have become important to their employers.
During 2018 Do-All assisted people in obtaining 30 new jobs. They supported 41 people in maintaining their jobs. This resulted in increased financial and emotional stability. Most important, it decreased the use of emergency service.
For more information visit
CLUB NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
A note to all members. Past Due Dues invoices
for the January to June term have been e-mailed. Please take care of this as soon as possible.
If you did NOT receive our invoice, please contact the secretary.
Welcome new member Shelli Thurston
who transfers to us from the Saginaw Club. Shelli has recently joined the City's Economic Development Department and works in City Hall.
In the day's "Rotary Foundation Minute
" Tara Welch
said that goals for her upcoming year as Club President include at least fund raising event for the Polio campaign. The club will also support the district's goal of "Every Rotarian Every Year". To meet the district's objective they would like to see $26.50 given by each member. As Tara said
"Even if you can't give $100 a year, give something!"
Being the last meeting of the month, the club celebrated birthdays of members born in March.
The club will meet off-site on these dates:
At the board's direction, these Breezes,
the club web site,
and the member database
will be dropped as of July 1, 2019.
Replacing these systems,
used for the last fifteen years,
will be the Club Runner program.
If there are features of the current system that you like or rely on,
be sure to ask board members or incoming administration if there
will be a replacement for that feature.
---- DATES TO REMEMBER ----
June 24, 2019: Golf Outing
Mitten State Music Revival
One Night May 11, 2019
- 9:00 am Maple Leaf Golf Course
(See the official schedule at
April 2, 2019: Active Shooter
With a career in Law Enforcement Henry Reyna returns to Rotary with his wealth of knowledge on the subject of How to survive an Active Shooter Incident
April 9, 2019: National Public Health Week
Joel Strasz, Public Health Director, will tell us all about National Public Health Week and update us on what is going on in Bay County health wise.
OFF SITE MEETING - Location to be announced.
April 16, 2019: Optimist Youth Awards
The club will join the Optimists at the Doubletree for this awards program.
is an intimate affiliation of carefully selected business and professional people,
having as its objective the promotion of high ethical standards in private, commercial
and civic life, and dedicated to the ideal that the basis of all worthy endeavor is unselfish service.
Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH
newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.
Rotary Bay City on Facebook!
Click on the Blue Facebook to visit us there.
Remember! Check attendance sheets at the front desk.
Steve Kent and his family have lived in Bay City for 40 years. He is VP of Technical Services at MMCC which produces MyBayCity.Com. Kent is active in many Bay City civic organizations.
More from Stephen Kent
Send This Story to a Friend!
Letter to the editor
Link to this Story
Printer-Friendly Story View
--- Advertisments ---