Richard Cole Easterbrook Community Service Awards 2023
Les is shown giving the presentation outlining why the First Annual Richard Easterbrook Awards was created. It was held at the Thompson & Co restaurant in Depot Town on November 6th. There were more than 30 attendees who celebrated the accomplishments of 4 awardees who received 3 award plaques and Rotary Service lapel pins. Sharna, the next District 6380 Governor gave a very thoughtful presentation on community service. She applauded our Rotary Club for creating the Easterbrook Community Service Award and our vibrant members!
Rotary Pancake Breakfast 2023  | Sponsored by Sesi Lincoln

At the Riverside Park on August 19, we hosted the annual Ypsilanti Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Ypsi Rotary Club!

This year, the annual event took place at the park before the official Ypsilanti Bicentennial Celebration. 

Tickets included unlimited pancakes with toppings, plus breakfast sides, all in good company of community members. The breakfast took place under a shaded canopy tent. 

The Bicentennial Celebration took place at Riverside Park starting around 11 AM. We enjoyed unlimited pancakes and more exciting activities, family fun events, and live music taking place at the park all day long!


Thanks to our Pancake Breakfast Event Sponsor
Our event sponsor is helping the Ypsilanti Rotary Club provide support to student scholars, community projects, and service activities that make a difference in and around Ypsilanti.  
Sesi Lincoln is the area's premier Lincoln dealership where elegance meets performance. Sesi Lincoln offers customers a spectacular selection of new and pre-owned vehicles that embody luxury, performance, and strength.
Beer Tasting Fundraiser
Our Beer and Cider Tasting Fundraiser was January 19th, 7- 8:30 PM at the Corner Brewery (now Arbor Brewing Company) at 720 Norris Street in Ypsilanti.  People who like beer will love this opportunity to try 5 different brews in a party atmosphere!
Volunteering at Detroit Windsor International Marathon, 2022
Our District Governor Bala Murthy is a runner who has run in the Detroit /Windsor Marathon in the past.  This year, he chose the joy of service over the joy of running, and recruited Rotary Volunteers in support of the Marathon hydration stations.
YCS Resiliency Center Hygiene Project
The Rotary Club of Ypsilanti is excited to announce its new community service project for 2022 year!  Each year the club writes a grant for a project focused on the education system, students, and families in the community we serve.  
This year we have chosen the Ypsilanti Community Schools Resiliency Center, which needs a room makeover for their hygiene closet plus a space where families can come and feel welcome while receiving needed services and counseling.  The center has been open for two years.  This project aims to provide the center with a persistent surplus of lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioner, plus feminine products for girls and women.  
The Rotary Club has three community partners working to make this project come to fruition.  The Ypsilanti Community Schools Foundation; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Rho Delta Zeta Chapter; and I Support The Girls have all come together to manage the logistics and help raise money for the initiative.
We are asking small businesses and organizations in the community to donate at the following levels of $150, $250, and $500 plus have a hygiene collection drive and fill one box with product twice a year.  The monetary donation will help in our fundraising efforts to renovate a room, but the products most importantly will be given to families immediately.
In this partnership, you will receive recognition on signage, marketing materials, plus an opportunity to help families in need.  Each donation is tax-deductible and managed through the Ypsilanti Rotary Club Foundation.
We are asking for your commitment of support by March 1, 2022.  Each organization will then receive its box to help solicit donations and return products by April 25, 2022.  The goal of the Rotary Club is to complete the renovations of the project by May 2022.
Summer Cleanup at the RAC - 2022
Another year cleaning up and maintaining the Riverside Arts Center garden!
Spring Clean up at the Riverside Arts Center- 2021
The Rotary Club and many volunteers worked to clean up the Riverside Arts Center while also maintaining social distancing!
Colonial Williamsburg Speaking Engagement
Taryn Reid Willis, the President of the Ypsilanti Rotary Club, shares her family history with the Colonial Williamsburg Rotary Club plus her summers in Colonial Williamsburg as a kid.
Black History Month Series: A Reflection of Ypsi and African American Families
Feel free to watch our recorded event in collaboration with Ypsilanti Schools! Our guests were Mayor Lois Richardson and Dr. Alford Young Jr.
Spring Clean up and Planting
Our volunteers worked to clean up our local park!
Pancake Breakfasts
With our volunteers, we join with the community to eat a great breakfast and collect donations for our causes!
Wine Tasting Fundraiser

This was a fundraiser to send our YCS art students to Washington DC for the opening night of their art show at the Department of Education! Congratulations again to out YCS youth!