THE PARALLELS BETWEEN HISTORIES OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL AND ROTARY CLUB OF ANN ARBOR

A bit of history from the desk of Past President John Ackenhusen; FOUNDING Rotary International was founded by a lawyer, Paul Harris, in 1905, as he gathered Chicago coal dealer Silvester Schiele, mining engineer Gustavus Loehr, and tailor Hiram Shorey, all gathering in Mr. Harris’ law office.  To the second meeting came the fifth Rotarian, […]

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Board Meeting Notes from the December 19, 2018 Meeting

Summary of the Board of Director’s Meeting December 19, 2018 The Board of Directors’ Meeting was held Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the United Way Building. The Club’s membership on November 30 was 293 Active members plus six Honorary members and nine Inactive Emeriti. Inactive Emeritus member Reno Maccardini passed away on November 7. Attendance […]

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Harpoon Notes for December 19, 2018

Joan Knoertzer’s lyrical piano captured perfectly the spirit of the season. For her prelude Joan played “What a Wonderful World,” then, with the Rotary bell rung, she launched into a beautiful “God Bless America,” the country’s number 1 choice should we ever adopt dual anthems. Victor Stoeffler kicked off the proceedings with his Inspiration: “Regardless […]

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Bowling Team Brings Home the Bacon

On Thursday evening, your Rotary Club bowling team turned in its best performance of the year and bested the Not ADP team 35-5 to take the first place championship in the Ann Arbor Service Clubs Bowling League. The situation did not look all that rosy going into the match. Not ADP had overtaken our team […]

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Meeting Notes – December 12, 2019

Joanne Knoertzer’s White Christmas was no competition for the happily expectant chatter of Rotarians as we looked forward to the performance of the Huron a capella choir after the business meeting. Dennis Powers read the gift list of Oren Arnold, late Sunday editor of the Arizona Republic: To your enemy, forgiveness; To an opponent, tolerance; […]

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