Livonia resident Laura Perlowski has an exciting year in front of her. Laura has recently been installed as the president of the Rotary Club of Livonia. After a 43 year career at the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, Laura retired last year having last held the position as District Vice President. Working for a non-profit  all of her adult life, Laura knows the value of volunteerism. She will now focus her energies on leading the Livonia Rotary Club with a set of aggressive goals. The Club, established in 1945 is a fellowship of nearly 40 members from local businesses and educational institutions who combine their talents and resources “to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.” Keeping with this vision, under her leadership the Club will continue to support popular projects like Kids Against Hunger, Forgotton Harvest, ELVES which is a volunteer program teaching reading skills to children, and orchestrating one of the largest Easter Egg Hunts in the area with 800 children, and their parents attending the annual event.
You may also see Laura and other club members at Rotary Park this fall as the club landscapes and makes engineering and other repairs to the beautiful Rotary Fountain  within the park. The summer’s grand initiative for the Rotary Club of Livonia is Fuel Up Livonia, taking place at Compton Park. Teaming up with the Parks and Recreation, the YMCA and Blessings in a BackPack, the Livonia Rotary Club is providing area children outside supervised activities while enabling them to enjoy and learn  about nutritious foods.  Laura is an avid swimmer, gardener and lover of all things in nature. This fall and next spring she will lead club members as they plant trees in Livonia in support of the Rotary International initiative to plant one tree worldwide for every Rotarian. Laura and her husband Rich have lived in Livonia for 25 years, two adult children live nearby, and when she wants to relax, there is always Rudy her golden retriever to sit by her side and keep her company.