Berry Moorman P.C. attorney, John J. Schrot, Jr., President of the Birmingham Rotary Club, was interviewed by C&G newspapers about the Birmingham Rotary Club’s initiatives to help the community and ramp up its outreach efforts in 2020.
The Rotary Club, founded in Chicago over 100 years ago, with over 1.2 million members globally, aims to connect professionals with service opportunities to take on numerous community development projects, from working to eradicate polio, to funding new wells in Uganda.
“The Rotary Club is always looking for new opportunities to lend a hand, raise a few dollars and help make their neighborhood a better place.” John Schrot said in a statement.
In the coming year, along with annual projects, the Birmingham Rotary club plans to devote more attention to issues concerning mental health in the community. Once a month, the Rotary Club of Birmingham “plans to bring in a professional to speak on mental health during their weekly luncheon meeting,” John J. Schrot said. “We see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in communities and in ourselves,” he said.
But more importantly, John Schrot added, “the organization would love to grow its membership and bring more hands on deck.”
In that spirit, during the winter months, the Rotary Club of Birmingham is assisting with the operation of a warming center that will serve dinners to the homeless and those that are less fortunate.
The Rotary grants will fund the Hope Warming Center’s initiatives to upgrade kitchen equipment, replace bedding and provide other housekeeping needs including operating a low-barrier adult shelter and a recovery center for those recently released from hospital treatment who might benefit from additional care.
“We look to partner with other organizations in the community, but the Hope Warming Center is a long-term commitment we’ve made,” Mr. Schrot added.
Outside of his role as President of the Birmingham Rotary Club, John Schrot is a shareholder with the Law Firm of Berry Moorman P.C. with a legal career that spans over 40 years and predominantly focuses on family law, arbitration, and other intricate personal and contractual relationships.
Having repeatedly received the prestigious Top 10 Attorney Award from both the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA) and American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA), Mr. Schrot is one of the top family law attorneys in Michigan.
Recognized in dBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Metropolitan Detroit in the practice areas of family law and litigation, Mr. Schrot was again this year selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in family law in Michigan, and is annually selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer and is awarded an Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating. Mr. Schrot also served as the Co-Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section’s Ad Hoc Committee for a Twenty Year Review of the Family Court System in Michigan.