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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Bowling team triumphs

It wasn’t pretty, but on Thursday, May 2, your bowling team won the Ann Arbor Service Clubs League championship. Facing the tough Michigan Bowling 2 team, the squad, consisting of Dick Elwell, Sara Maddock, Norm Herbert, Chris Georgandellis, and Dan Romanchik, hung in there just long enough to take the title. (Collyer Smith and Spaulding […]

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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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Summary of April 17 Board Meeting

The Board of Director’s Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the United Way Building. The Club’s membership on March 31 was 295 Active members, plus six Honorary members and eight Inactive Emeriti. Attendance for the month’s four meetings was 28%. Average attendance at each meeting was 84 members plus 13 others. Member […]

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Polio Vaccine Trials begin 65 Years Ago!

From the “This Day in History” section on www.history.com On April 26 in 1954, the Salk polio vaccine field trials, involving 1.8 million children, begin at the Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia. Children in the United States, Canada and Finland participated in the trials, which used for the first time the now-standard double-blind […]

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