Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes August 14, 2019

President Rosemarie rang the opening bell promptly at 12:25. After we sang My Country ’tis of Thee, Agnes Reading quoted several pundits commenting on the census. Noting that people are the ‘glue’ that make the meetings run smoothly, she thanked the usual suspects. She then recognized Visiting Rotarians, guests, and birthdays. Past President Greg was […]

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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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