Celebrate Independence Day with Rotary!

July 4 – Celebrate Independence Day with your fellow Rotarians as we march in the annual Ann Arbor Jaycee’s Fourth of July Parade Our district governor, Sparky Leonard, will lead our group in his eye-catching Rotary Mobile, we’ll have signs to carry promoting some of our amazing projects, and two patriotically-painted mobility carts to drive. Marchers […]

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Meeting Notes from May 22, 2019

Memorial Day was on Jim Irwin’s mind as he reminded us of the beautiful physical features of America and the service of our military personnel.  He and Tom Strode then led us in singing America the Beautiful and God Bless America.  Our Speaker’s topic was anticipated with an inspirational quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson about […]

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Meeting Notes for May 15, 2019: STRIVE!

Joan Knoertzer began the proceedings with a wonderful prelude. From her keyboard came beautiful renditions of “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “You’re the Top,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You,” among others; all designed to extend a musical red carpet to our STRIVE students, their parents, and our speakers. Dave Keren, STRIVE Committee chair, gave […]

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An Auspicious Day! Strategic Planning can be fun!

On Monday, May 13, twenty members of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor invested their time and talent during an afternoon devoted to strategic planning last Monday.  Bev Seiford professionally guided the group through a series of interactive exercises designed to build a framework for the next two years.  President Elect Rosemarie invited the participants […]

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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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