Rotary Gala honors six Farmington area residents

Six local residents will receive Rotary Foundation awards December 6 during a Farmington Rotary gala celebrating the foundation’s centennial.

Held Glen Oaks Country Club in Farmington Hills, the 6:30 p.m. event is open to the public and will honor Oakland County Commissioner and former Farmington Hills police chief Bill Dwyer, former Farmington Hills council person and mayor Nancy Bates, local historian and videographer Brian Golden, long-time Farmington High band director Norman Logan, Harrison High Assistant Principal Angela Leach, and Farmington Schools teacher and Operation Common Good founder Dr. Tera Shamey.

As the funding arm of Rotary International, the Foundation has grown and supported projects of Rotary Clubs around the world. An initial donation of $26.50 has grown over the past 100 years to endowment fund of over $1 billion.

Gala registration is open now; write to for a registration form.