Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Rotary Code of Conduct

As part of his recent visit to the Honolulu club, Ian Bund was given a handout with the eight principles of the Rotary Code of Conduct. Even though it is printed in each Rotarian magazine along with the Four-way Test, our Motto and the Object of Rotary, he thought it was worth repeating here: As […]

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Happy Hour @ The Session Room 12/13

Nine hardy Rotarians and guests braved the blizzard to meet at The Session Room on Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, on the afternoon of December 13, 2017. As shown in the picture, attending were (from left) Joan Knoertzer, Karen Driggs, Fernando Ortiz (guest at noon meeting of Dallas Dort), Ruthie Ackenhusen, Steve Pierce, John Ackenhusen, Annie […]

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Welcome Ken Wilson

by Peter Brown Ken Wilson kind of fell into his business by doing something he enjoyed and was good at. Ken was working at a cell-phone company in his hometown of Youngstown when he started doing drawings for employees’ birthday cards. Then his boss asked him to put together a map of the company’s coverage […]

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RCAA Distinguished Service Award goes to Martin Lowenberg

After our peace conference in February 2017, Bev Sieford challenged us: What Will YOU Do for Peace? Taking up that challenge, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor joined the Rotary Club of West Bloomfield, to honor Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg, with our Distinguished Service Award. Martin has traveled all over the state of Michigan, the […]

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Meeting Notes for December 6, 2017 – The Annual Club Assembly

Tom Strode opened the proceedings with a lovely piano prelude, followed by the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” A packed Anderson Room rose swiftly to belt out a particularly fine rendition of our national anthem. Inspiration Ruthie Ackenhusen came to the podium and delivered an emotional recital of the poem, “Just a Common Soldier,” A. Lawrence Vaincourt’s […]

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Annual Report documents another banner year

Past President Collyer Smith writes: 2016-2017 was another banner year for the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor in serving our community- whether our community is here in Ann Arbor, or elsewhere, like El Salvador, or Sierre Leonne. We allocated over $245,000 for scholarships, community grants, international projects and celebrated our 100th anniversary with the opening […]

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Museum on Main Street celebrates our club’s 100 years of service (and other service clubs, too)

Rotary International’s slogan is Service Above Self. Kiwanis’ motto is Serving the Children of the World. The Lions Club’s motto is even simpler– We Serve. This exhibit revolves around the Ann Arbor Rotary Club’s celebration of 100 years of their history, dedicated volunteers and great work. The spotlight also shines on the Kiwanis Club of […]

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