Recent Stories
On the last Friday in June, the Clarkston Rotary club "sold" concessions at the concert in Depot Park in downtown Clarkston.  It was a great opportunity to greet residents, bring some visibility to our club and listen to great music with friends, all while providing hot dogs and chips for donations. 

For the Memorial Day Weekend, Clarkston Rotarians Donna Michalski, Cassie and Matt Senter and their two children, joined other volunteers who placed American flags at the grave sites in the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. Hundreds of volunteers from various organizations came out to Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Friday, May 28, to place flags on the graves of veterans in advance of Memorial Day.  The following Tuesday, Clarkston Rotarians joined those removing the flags. 

The volunteers spread out across the cemetery at 4200 Belford Road ensuring that every grave received a flag.

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.

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Buck Shots Bar and Grill
7048 Gateway Park Drive
Clarkston, MI 48346
United States of America
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service
Wine party prep
Oct 09, 2023
Working meeting
Oct 16, 2023
Final prep for the wine party.
Oct 23, 2023
Putting it all together!
Fall wine party at Bordine's Nursery
Oct 26, 2023
Enjoy wine, beer. spirits and great food in a beautiful setting .
Independence Township Supervisor Jose Aliaga
Nov 06, 2023
Independence Township - updates and priorities
Gary Mobley
Dec 04, 2023
President Oakland County Sportsmen's Club
Christmas Party
Dec 14, 2023
Goldner Walsh in Pontiac
Susan Julian, Executive Director
Jan 15, 2024
Blue Heron Headwaters Conservancy
County Commissioner Karen Joliat
Feb 05, 2024
Oakland County - updates and priorities
Clarkston Farm & Garden Club
Mar 04, 2024
Garden Club Activities for 2024