Meet New Member Brendan Chard

Have lunch with Brendan Chard on a gloomy day and you will be brightened by his many sunny smiles. Brendan is a hometown boy – Eberwhite, Slauson, Pioneer High and UofM. He spent his free time in high school at Sears where he was the helpful salesman in Men’s Clothing, Paint, Sporting Goods, and Lawn […]

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Reno Maccardini (1925-2018):

As mentioned from the podium on November 14, thirty year Ann Arbor Rotarian Reno Maccardini passed away on November 7 at 93. Reno joined our club in 1988 and was in our Sustainers Society and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. Details on his Rotary career can be found in the narrative from his Emeritus Award […]

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Meeting Notes for November 14, 2018

President Greg rang the Rotary bell, signally the opening of the meeting. He nodded to Katie Bauer, who came to the podium to deliver the Inspiration — and a stunner it was. “One hundred years ago the fighting in World War I ended,” Katie began. She then read quotes from Presidents Woodrow Wilson and John […]

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2018 Hire MI Vet was a great success

The fourth annual veterans hiring event, now led by the non-profit entity Hire MI Vet and sponsored by, among others, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, was a resounding success.  Over twenty Rotarians were on hand at the Washtenaw Community College facility to act as Ambassadors: greeting veterans, reviewing their resumes, and assisting them in making […]

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Tax Season Approaching And Call For Volunteers

Tax preparation at the Rotary supported Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at the United Way of Washtenaw County is fast approaching. Our Club provides both monetary and volunteer support to VITA. Robert Mull is our lead volunteer and has asked several of last season’s Rotary volunteers to provide a brief description of their experience […]

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The Peace Piece

The Peace Piece will now appear regularly in the Harpoon, with news from our own RCAA Peace Committee. You may recall that after the successful 2017 Peace Conference, organizers wanted to keep the momentum going, and so formed this committee. The exercise Bev Siefert led us all in soon after the Peace Conference generated a […]

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