Member News

BookPals – help create them

Rotary has funded this Children’s Literacy Network project through both a CAC and a District Grant and CLN needs volunteers in 1.5 hour shifts throughout the school year — up to 40 in total. Below is the formal description of BookPals, but it is an easy commitment, working with 2nd and 3rd graders in small […]

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Summary of September 16 Board Meeting

The Board of Director’s Meeting was held on Wednesday, September 16 via Zoom. Club membership on August 31 was 256 Active members, plus six Honorary members and eight Inactive Emeriti. Attendance for the month’s four meetings was 30%. Average attendance at each meeting was 78 members plus six others. Our Engagement Ratio for the month […]

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Rotarians in the News: RCAA Members Featured in the Ann Arbor Observer

The September 2020 edition of the Ann Arbor Observer is filled with Rotarians! Member Larry Eiler authored a well-written and timely piece titled “Life After Prison.” Read it here. Member Mary Jean Raab was featured in an article about the city of Ann Arbor’s acquisition of Lurie Terrace, the affordable senior living high-rise on W. […]

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An Opportunity for Rotarians from Rotary International

See below an email communication from Rotary International that may be of interest to you: . MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT   – – Dear club and district leaders, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds. And we’re committed to reflecting the communities we serve by being inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and […]

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2020 Golf & Tennis Outing Online Auction

Funding for our community contributions is derived from member assessments and our annual Golf and Tennis Outing. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to host this wildly popular event this year. However, is the spirit of the outing, we will be holding an online auction to help support our annual fundraiser. The auction will […]

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Harvey Paul Grotrian 1938 – 2020

Grotrian, Harvey Paul 8/18/1938 – 9/7/2020 Harvey passed away at the age of 82 on Monday, September 7, 2020 and was born on August 18, 1938 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Clara and Lloyd. He married Paulette on January 28, 1968 in Valparaiso, Indiana, and his beloved son, Jonathan, was born on June 19, 1980. […]

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Implicit Bias Training

After his talk on September 2, a number of Rotarians asked Ron Harris how we can begin to learn more about our unconscious biases in order to create change. Club member Yolanda Whiten is sponsoring a virtual workshop on September 10, 2020, from 10 – 3 PM titled “Race Conversations: Implicit Bias Training.” All are […]

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Myth versus Reality – What is Rotary?

Myth: Rotary is a secret private luncheon club for old white men Reality (word by word): Secret – Rotary is a service organization of 1.2 million persons in 35,000 clubs around the world. It is not clandestine but Rotarians are generally humble in going about the good work they perform in their community and internationally. […]

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