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DORIS DAY: A Fan’s Memory- by Ed Hoffman

I was conquered at age 12 when I first saw Calamity Jane. Her song “The Deadwood Stage,” heroic both in length and its sudden melodic shifts, ascents, and harrowing plunges, was a revelation to me; a masterpiece; a full-throated anthem coursing through several contiguous scenes in a state of almost impossible energy: When I learned […]

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Harpoon Notes for May 8, 2019: Apotheosis of Jazz

President Greg struck the Rotary bell, and everyone rose to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” to Tom Strode’s delightful accompaniment. Along with the prelude, this would be just the opening salvo to a remarkable meeting filled with music. Inspiration: Jim Irwin, tanned, rested, but clearly still overheated by Florida’s sun, bounded to the podium. “Here are […]

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Collyer Smith, Rotarian in the News

Rotary Club of Ann Arbor knows Collyer Smith is a super-star. He is everywhere, ready to help with most everything, truly a “Service Above Self” devotee and Rotarian Extraordinaire. Last weekend, at the District 6380 Conference in Detroit, the rest of the world learned about Collyer’s superpowers. Awarded the “District Governor’s Rising Star Award”, Governor […]

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No Emergencies this May Day

Inspirational Speaker Dennis Powers opened the meeting with a quote from Douglas Noll, a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators as well as a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators: remarks about peacemaking: “Peacemaking is a complicated concept because peace can be defined in so many different ways.  At it’s best…positive […]

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2019 RCAA Community Service Grants Announced

Congratulations to the organizations listed below on receiving 2019 Community Grants from Rotary Club of Ann Arbor.  This year 41 proposals totaling over $187,000 in funding requests were received, and 13 grants totaling $62,000 were made. (For more information on our Community Grants program, click here.)  Revenue for our Community Service Grants comes from donations […]

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Michael Cole, Rotarian in the News

This week’s edition of Crain’s Detroit Business features the state of venture capital opportunities in Michigan. One of the notable innovators featured is our own Michael Cole, a member of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor since 2002. Michael, President, Bank of Ann Arbor Technology Industry Group, has been devoted to technological advancement since gaining […]

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The Spirit of Giving to be Celebrated Wednesday May 1

Please be sure to join us Wednesday, May 1 as we celebrate the generosity of our membership. Member giving to the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor’s Permanent Endowment and Rotary International are crucial elements in Rotary’s success. We celebrate all of our members every day for all of the support given whether of time, the […]

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Harpoon Notes for April 24, 2019: “Never a Bystander!”

Editors note: Due to size of articles- there is a limited amount of images that can be placed. For additional pictures of our very special event: The Robert S. Northrup Humanitarian Award- Holocaust Survivor Dr. Irene Butter— please click on:    https://photos.app.goo.gl/kYL7wzqdeZGZhWms8 Joan Knoertzer’s dulcet chords provided the perfect prelude to our meeting in Weber’s large […]

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