Summary of the 2/21/18 Board Meeting

The Board of Director’s Meeting was held Wednesday, February 21, 2017 at the United Way Building. President John called the meeting to order and motions were made and approved to accept the Agenda and December Minutes. The Club’s membership on January 31 was 306 Active Members plus six Honorary members and seven Inactive Emeriti. The […]

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Meeting Notes for 2/21/18: Jr. Rotarians, Rob Northrup, and pop-up eye clinics

President John rang the Rotary bell, and the assembly rose to sing “My Country, Tis of Thee.” Richard Carlisle delivered a fascinating Inspiration about former U.S. presidents as fathers: “I can recommend Joshua Kendall’s book, First Dads. It’s not about presidential indiscretions, about which we have heard a lot, but about presidents as First Fathers.” […]

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“Bite-sized” jobs available

With the help of the Membership Committee, we now have a list of several dozen specific “bite-size” jobs that could be undertaken by individual members. The objective of this effort is to increase membership engagement and expand the work that we do. None of these opportunities require major time commitments, large scale coordination or exceptionally […]

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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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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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