Ed Hoffman

Meeting Notes for October 2, 2019

The ring of the Rotary bell sounded just as sweet at Ann Arbor City Club as President Rosemarie led members and guests in a moving rendition of “God Bless America.” With a nod from Rosemarie, Immediate Past President Greg Stejskal came forward to deliver the inspiration. Greg described the history of the Michigan Union, thus […]

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Meeting Notes for August 21, 2019

When President Rosemarie rang the Rotary bell, everyone in the packed Weber’s ballroom stood to sing “God Bless America.” Joan Knoertzer did a splendid job, as she had during the musical prelude. The stage was well-set for Past President Bob Buchanan’s stirring Inspiration. “Our speaker, Mike Ball, will talk to us about the role of music […]

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Meeting Notes for July 24, 2019: Ann Arbor’s Dynamic Venture Capitalism

President Rosemarie struck the Rotary bell, and everyone stood to sing “My Country Tis of Thee” to Tom Strode’s stirring accompaniment. Inspiration: Our ever-ebullient Ken Fischer came to the podium and delivered a wonderful inspiration. “Our speaker today is a highly successful businessman and entrepreneur. Our inspiration today reflects the thoughts of another successful businessman […]

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Meeting Notes for June 26, 2019

President Greg opened his final meeting as president with a wallop of the Rotary bell. All stood to sing “God Bless America,” then Barbara Eichmuller stepped to the podium. Her Inspiration centered on freedom and resilience, which she emphasized with a quote by Nelson Mandela: “No one is born hating someone because of the color […]

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Harpoon Notes for June 19, 2019

President Greg rang the Rotary bell following Tom Strode’s beautiful piano prelude. Inspiration: Aleia MacDonald gave a stirring Inspiration centered on the work of United Way, and what it means here and in the cosmos. Emphasizing the philosophic and ‘can do’ spirit shared by Rotary and United Way, Aleia wove the Four Way Test throughout: […]

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Meeting Notes for June 12, 2019:

With President Greg’s ringing of the Rotary bell, all stood to proclaim “God Bless America” to the accompaniment of Tom Strode’s and Deanna Relyea’s wonderful piano. Steve Pierce came to the podium to give a stirring Inspiration, complete with many quotes by leaders having to do with the environment, politics, and on developing (and maintaining) […]

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