Lauren Heinonen

Membership Recruitment Update

Fellow Rotarians, we have FIVE nominations for Membership. Thanks to all who have made efforts to invite New Members! If you are working with a potential candidate, it is not too late. Norma Sarkar is taking nominations until MONDAY, February 17!!! All information and forms needed to nominate a new member can be found on our website […]

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History of the Rotary Bell

President Rosemarie tapped the Rotary Bell with the gavel and we all stopped, we stood and we quieted down.  Did you ever wonder how the tradition of the Rotary Bell began?   In 1922, U.S. Rotarians organized an attendance contest to see which club could increase their attendance at meetings the most.  The challenge was […]

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Dave Williams Receives Distinguished Service Award

Our Sergeant-at-Arms, Dave Williams, was presented the Distinguished Service Award on January 29th, 2020. With decades of service to our Club and 15 years as Sergeant-at-Arms, Dave is most deserving of this award. Congratulations, Dave, on receiving this award and for your tremendous contributions to the life of our club for so many years and […]

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Background on the Distinguished Service Award

In order to conserve time in last Wednesday’s award ceremony honoring Dave Williams, some information was omitted. Here it is: The Distinguished Service Award is our club’s highest honor. It is given to those individuals and organizations who have exemplified the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” in their professional achievements, community involvement and/or contributions […]

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Help Ypsilanti Rotary End Youth Homelessness in Washtenaw County

Homelessness significantly impacts the learning ability of public school children. Surprisingly, we had 361 such students in Washtenaw County during the 2019-2020 school year, 129 of which were identified in Ann Arbor Public Schools. To help combat this problem, the Ypsilanti Rotary Club invites you and the “People of Action” in the Ann Arbor Rotary Club […]

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Gates Foundation to Continue Matching Rotary’s PolioPlus Donation 2:1

See below an exciting message from John Germ, Chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Committee and Rotary Foundation Trustee. “I’m delighted to let you know that Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just announced the extension of our fundraising partnership. The Gates Foundation will continue matching donations to Rotary’s PolioPlus program […]

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