New Members Approved by the Board

At the February 21 meeting, the Board of Directors approved thirteen new members, including Lori Athey, Kati Bauer, Lauren Heinonen, Heather Kendrick, Kate Lewis, Fernando Ortiz, Darlene Sosenko, Carolina Typaldo and Karen Wasco. Also included in the class are Toni Gupta and Greg Holcombe (previously approved by the board). In addition, the board reinstated Karen […]

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Meeting Notes for Feb 14: Tiny Houses

The luncheon meeting opened with a gentle ringing of the Rotary bell by President John. A lusty “Star-Spangled Banner” followed, after which Amy Goodman came forward to deliver the Inspiration. “Happy Valentine’s Day,” Amy began. “This is the day when one billion dollars’ worth of chocolate is sold world-wide; a billion Valentine’s cards are sent […]

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Social Committee promotes fellowship

One of the Objects of Rotary is, “The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.” For the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, the Social Committee of The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor provides these opportunities outside our lunch meetings. These opportunities include Tigers Baseball games, University of Michigan musical events, tours of downtown Detroit, […]

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Tim Johnson to chair Scouting board

Dr. Tim Johnson said his involvement in Boy Scouting as a youth, prepared him to take on leadership roles as an adult, most recently as the chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Johnson will now use those leadership skills in his new role as President of the Southern Shores […]

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Survey Says: Community engagement top reason for joining club

Earlier this year, the Ann Arbor Rotary Club Board requested that the Survey Committee experiment with short monthly surveys on member engagement and related topics starting in 2018. The January “flash survey” was sent to members via Survey Monkey on 1/10/18, and the survey closed 1/20/18. It asked two questions: What was the most important reason […]

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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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DOGS deliver the gift of sleep

Over the last few months, our Rotary club has worked with Friends in Deed to buy and deliver bunk beds to families in need. These bunk beds put a huge smile on the faces of everyone who received them, as you can see below in the video produced by Friends in Deed.

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