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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Update on Ghana Project

by Paul Smith When the International Humanitarian Projects Committee let it be known a project to upgrade an orphanage in Kumasi, Ghana could not be completed because the existing building had so deteriorated it had to be razed and rebuilt,  Ann Arbor Rotarians came forward.  Ian Bund challenged us with a matching grant.  If we […]

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Our Program Committee

PROGRAM COMMITTEE The Program Committee schedules a wide-variety of high-quality speakers reflecting both the interests of our members and the diversity of our community. Member surveys show that the lunch meeting is the single most important influencer of our members’ excitement about the club, and that the speaker is the single most important influencer of […]

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COMMITTEES OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF ANN ARBOR

Our Rotary club accomplishes its success through the work of its committees. We begin a series of articles for the Harpoon that describes the purpose, activities, and accomplishments of many of our club committees. In this way, we seek to publicize the vast, diverse accomplishments of our club. Each club committee reports to a club […]

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New club banners now available

John White (with the artistry help of National Awards) has designed a new club banner for use when visiting other clubs. The practice of trading these 7-in. by 9-in. flags has dropped off here in the U.S. in recent years, but still seems to be popular with international clubs. If you are planning to visit […]

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Meeting Notes for January 24, 2018

Notes by Agnes Reading The dulcet notes of Moon River put the crowd in the mood for the program. Norma Sarkar’s Inspiration continued the theme with an essay from a young woman who left Seattle to settle along a beautiful river in Arkansas. She wrote about how floating in the river washed away the stress […]

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Summary of the January 17, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Director’s Meeting was held Wednesday, January 17, 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 December was 306 Active Members plus six Honorary members and seven Inactive Emeriti. The Club’s average […]

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