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Meeting Notes for April 7, 2021

During the social hour before the meeting Bob Mull told us about the work of VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. This is an IRS sponsored program that offers free help in computing and filing tax returns for low income and disabled people. Bob has headed thee program in Washtenaw County for several years. He […]

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Meeting Notes for March 3

Executive Director Lori called a halt to the social hour and made only one announcement: please refresh your ClubRunner if you are accessing it on a cell phone. Tom Strode played “My Country ’tis of Thee”. Shelley MacMillan combined our Inspiration and music. She referenced William James’ reflection that he was done with doing the […]

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Meeting Notes February 10, 2021

Executive Director Lori Walters interrupted the social chatter to start the meeting at 12:25pm. President Joanne rang the opening bell and turned to Tom Strode, who played God Bless America. Bob Buchanan pointed out another reason to wear your Rotary pin – it identifies you to other people and you might get a perk as […]

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Meeting Notes Jan 13, 2021

Executive Director Lori Walters shut down a lively conversation to make a couple of announcements.  Please pay your Community Service Assessment if you have not done it.  Here is the link:  a2rotary.org/donate.  And she gave a few reminders about Zoom etiquette. Tom Strode started us off with God Bless America. Christina Ferris lit a candle […]

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Notes from December 9 Zoom Meeting

President Joanne Pierson rang the bell to open the meeting. Tom Strode played America the Beautiful. Dawn Johnson provided the Inspiration, noting that December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month. She referenced Rotarians’ resilience and perseverance in its effort to build goodwill and improve the quality of life for others. Don Duquette provided a video featuring […]

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New Members Welcomed – Nov 3, 2020

Weary election watchers were happy to change the subject on Wednesday and the chatter was spirited. Before the bell Lori Walters praised our Zoom etiquette during last week’s Jennifer Jones presentation and vowed not to present the etiquette lesson again if we continued to be well behaved. President Joanne rang the bell at 12:25 and […]

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Cameo by Francesca, October 15, 2020

After companionable chatter and Lori Walters’ Zoom etiquette reminders, Tom Strode started the meeting with The Star Spangled Banner. Dave Keosaian read the hymn inspired by James Russell Lowell’s 1845 poem, Once to Every Man and Nation. The poem reflected the national debate over slavery and the impending war with Mexico after the annexation of […]

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