RCAA Distinguished Service Award goes to Martin Lowenberg

After our peace conference in February 2017, Bev Sieford challenged us: What Will YOU Do for Peace? Taking up that challenge, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor joined the Rotary Club of West Bloomfield, to honor Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg, with our Distinguished Service Award. Martin has traveled all over the state of Michigan, the […]

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Meeting Notes for December 6, 2017 – The Annual Club Assembly

Tom Strode opened the proceedings with a lovely piano prelude, followed by the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” A packed Anderson Room rose swiftly to belt out a particularly fine rendition of our national anthem. Inspiration Ruthie Ackenhusen came to the podium and delivered an emotional recital of the poem, “Just a Common Soldier,” A. Lawrence Vaincourt’s […]

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Annual Report documents another banner year

Past President Collyer Smith writes: 2016-2017 was another banner year for the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor in serving our community- whether our community is here in Ann Arbor, or elsewhere, like El Salvador, or Sierre Leonne. We allocated over $245,000 for scholarships, community grants, international projects and celebrated our 100th anniversary with the opening […]

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Museum on Main Street celebrates our club’s 100 years of service (and other service clubs, too)

Rotary International’s slogan is Service Above Self. Kiwanis’ motto is Serving the Children of the World. The Lions Club’s motto is even simpler– We Serve. This exhibit revolves around the Ann Arbor Rotary Club’s celebration of 100 years of their history, dedicated volunteers and great work. The spotlight also shines on the Kiwanis Club of […]

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New brochure makes the case for giving to our foundation

The recently-published Ann Arbor Rotary Foundation brochure not only makes the case for giving to our foundation, but also details how to give. The brochure notes that our foundation has supported: A $1,000,000 universal access playground for children and their caregivers, located in Gallup Park, serving the greater Ann Arbor community $61,000 in community grants […]

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Ghana Orphanage: Put a Roof on It!

UPDATE 1/1/18: With donations from Rotarians and non-members we ended 2017 still short of the goal of raising $5000 from our club. Accordingly, Ian has generously extended the challenge grant end point. There is still time for you to support this project by sending your check to Ann Arbor Rotary Foundation with Ghana Orphanage on […]

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Churchill Prevails

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Dick Marsh, president of the Churchill Society of Michigan, and Ann Arbor Rotarian started his talk by describing a dire situation for Great Britain: “The retreat from the Continent was a perilous time for Britain. The Germans were relentless. They were willing to throw everything into making the retreat as […]

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Visit our YouTube channel

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor now has a YouTube channel! Click here to  go to the channel and click on the SUBSCRIBE button to receive email notices when new videos are added. Here are the two videos that are current on our channel: If you’ve taken video of a Rotary event or activity, email […]

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