Michael Field

Rotary’s six areas of focus

  Rotary’s six areas of focus: After Kevin Kelly’s entertaining and enlightening presentation on The Rotary Foundation last week, it seems an appropriate time to refresh ourselves on the complete range of Rotary’s good work. You surely know about eradicating polio. It is, of course, our showcase effort but did you know that Rotary is […]

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Data Science for Music

Prof. Alfred Hero of The University of Michigan Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science presented last Spring on the topic “Applying Data Science to Music.”  At that talk, he promised a seminar on the topic would be coming up when more data became available. That seminar has been scheduled for November 15, 2019, 1:30 […]

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Learn More about the End Polio Now Effort

After last Wednesday’s informative and moving presentation, you may want to learn more and keep up to date on Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio. If so, the “End Polio Now” monthly newsletter is for you. The direct link is http://rotary.highroadsolution.com/ri_preference_center/Form.aspx but you might have to go through My Rotary to get there. Here’s how: 1. Open up […]

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Summary of October 23, 2019 Board Meeting

The Board of Director’s Meeting was held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Absolute Title Company. The Club’s membership on September 30 was 279 Active members, plus six Honorary members and six Inactive Emeriti. Attendance for the month’s three meetings was 35%. Average attendance at each meeting was 97 members plus 11 others. Our Engagement […]

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Technical Notes from our Photographer Fred Beutler

November 14, 2019 Perhaps the greatest weakness of JPG lies in its choice of “white balance.” Different sources of light have different color temperatures, as expressed by a Kelvin figure. Kelvin is like Centigrade, except that its zero is absolute zero rather than the melting temperature of ice. This color temperature ranges from that of […]

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Rotary in Peru

Abbey Edwards, UM Rotaract President 2018-19, is a little over a month into her 27-month journey with the Peace Corps in Peru, and she reached out to share a recent experience she had there with Rotary. They had a panel of community stakeholders visit the training center to talk about their jobs, especially in the […]

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Emeritus and honorary member programs

The Board has approved a formalization of our Emeritus and Honorary member programs administered by the Membership Committee. Under the general guidelines of the Emeritus program, members at least age 80 and with over 20 years as a Rotarians will be eligible if the total of age and service totals around 115 or higher. Emeritus […]

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District 6380 Newsletter for September

It leads with a note from Peter Tanner, the editor. He is planning on producing newsletters every 2-3 months and is always looking for submissions. He also encourages us to visit the District website, its Facebook Page and its Facebook Group. Stories in this issue include a message from DG Sparky with a link to the […]

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Memory Lane!

We’ve found some old (ancient) issues of the Harpoon.  Whether for the nostalgia of longtime members or for a dose of Club history for newer members and friends, they may be found at the links below: Harpoon of May 11, 1977 Harpoon of August 20, 1980 Harpoon of May 3, 1987 Harpoon of January 11, […]

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