Michael Field

FDR founds the March of Dimes on Jan. 3, 1938

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, an adult victim of polio, founds the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which he later renamed the March of Dimes Foundation, on January 3, 1938. A predominantly childhood disease in the early 20th century, polio wreaked havoc among American children every summer. The virus, which affects the central nervous system, flourished in […]

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Holiday Personal Hygiene Kits for Veterans

You have an opportunity to donate to a veteran’s kit-bag!  Our Veterans Initiative Committee is collecting Chap Stick, Kleenex packets and small Pocket Combs for veterans at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The personal hygiene kits will be distributed at the VA Medical Center on December 16. Please consider purchasing Chap Stick Classic Original […]

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Your CSA at Work

Our Community Service Assessments (which are due at the end of next month) provide much of the funds for the grants that Rotary Club of Ann Arbor is able to make to local-area non-profits engaged in the RCAA goal of helping kids succeed.  One of this year’s grantees, the Student Advocacy Center of Michigan, has recently released […]

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall at Concordia

On November 10, as we were hearing from Dr. Ginny Creasman about the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor, work was underway at Concordia University to set up the mobile version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. After the opening ceremonies later […]

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Origins of the Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943, but it had been around since 1932 when it was coined by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide […]

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