100 Years of Ann Arbor Rotary On Display Now

Come and visit the Ann Arbor District Library’s Downtown Library exhibit room now thru January 28, 2017 for a fascinating presentation showcasing Rotary Club of Ann Arbor’s 100 year history of service and dedication to the Ann Arbor community. The exhibit features eight unique display cases, each of which features images, stories and history of RCAA’s past and current and future activities. Founded in 1916, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor (RCAA) has played a significant role in the life and activities of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, and the world. Often identified as a town and gown club, the original group of 15 Charter members was comprised of citizens from the town and the University of Michigan.

Currently, RCAA has 320 members, the largest Rotary Club in the state of Michigan. This current exhibit showcases its activities over the years, its growth of programs and membership, and highlights the universal access playground to be built in Gallup Park in 2017—a gift to the city of Ann Arbor in honor of RCAA’s 100-year celebration.Taken as a whole, the exhibit will represent the significant role the Club has played in the life and activities of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and the world.

As part of the exhibit area, Ann Arbor Rotary club members will be present to welcome visitors and answer questions about the club’s history and impact in its first century of contribution to the community.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal operating hours for the Downtown Library. The library is located at the corner of East William at 343 Fifth Street. For more information, visit the events tab on the library website, aadl.org.