New member profile: Fernando Ortiz

Fernando grew up in the great outdoors of Milford and he is still happiest out of doors. He is a dedicated member of the American Sailing institute, carving out Tuesday mornings to sail all the boats in the Institute’s extensive fleets, which are moored in three different lakes across the region. He and his wife […]

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New member profiles: Lauren Heinonen and Heather Kendrick

Please welcome two of our newest members! Watch for more new member profiles next week….Agnes Lauren Heinonen Lauren is our youngest member. She grew up in Brighton and attended Michigan, graduating in the Class of 2017. She graduated with Honors in Evolutionary Anthropology, having completed an honors thesis titled “Human Genetic and Nasal Morphological Responses […]

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New Member Class, March 2018

RCAA- New Member Nominees March, 2018 Class Induction Date:   3/14/18   1) Lori Athey Profession: Business Administrator Lead, Biostatistics Dept. Public Health, U of M Sponsor: Griffin Reames Community Service: Has hosted 8 High School Exchange Students, and has a history as an animal rescuer at her farm. Active with her kids’ school activities and […]

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Barbara Niess-May featured on mgoblue.com

Barbara Niess-May is featured in a story on MGoBlue.Com, “Why I’m Participating in the Big House 5K.” The 2018 Big House 5K will take place on Sunday, April 8 and will benefit six local, non-profit organizations that provide housing, healthcare, the arts, youth programming and social services. Barbara writes: I am a “later in life” runner, […]

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Omari Rush named chair of Michigan arts council

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Ann Arbor Rotarian Omari Rush to chair the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The 15-member council, appointed by the governor and housed within the Michigan Economic Development Corp., is charged with granting the state arts funding each year to arts and cultural groups […]

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Welcome Ken Wilson

by Peter Brown Ken Wilson kind of fell into his business by doing something he enjoyed and was good at. Ken was working at a cell-phone company in his hometown of Youngstown when he started doing drawings for employees’ birthday cards. Then his boss asked him to put together a map of the company’s coverage […]

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