November 5: From the Desk of John White, Club Administrator

Harpoon for the week of November 5
Weekly Meeting Statistics:
A total of 121 members were captivated by the presentation from U-M President Mark Schlissel. This turnout was our second highest since moving to Weber’s (the highest was our first meeting there). We did not have any Visiting Rotarians but were joined by 13 guests, two of whom expressed interest in learning more about our club. In conjunction with lunch, a total of 13 Rotarians met in meetings of the Hire MI Vet and Peace Committees.
Makeup Cards for Roving Rotarians:
Marcia Lane (Excelsior MN on October 23)
District 6380 Newsletter for November:
DG Jane McManus is right on schedule for issuing the November edition. Her opening remarks kick off Foundation Month on the Rotary calendar with an invitation to the Foundation Gala that was held on November 3. Subsequent articles include news from clubs around the district with a few related to our club; the Sierra Leone grant, Robert S. Northrup Award and a report on our World Polio Day meeting. Read everything for yourself by clicking here: [[https://rotary6380.org/bulletin/viewsent/2742ca6c-e8d5-4341-a138-34d5593af8de/1075ba14-610e-4f29-a6cc-1822779ee68e?mid=8qePmV38Mh3bTYFX+fQPYQ==&type=m]]
Monthly Membership Report to the District:
October was Economic and Community Development Month in the Rotary year. We finished the month with 293 Active Members after the conversion of Barbara Bryant, John Debbink and Reno Maccardini to Inactive Emeritus status and the induction of Naren Bhatia, Brendan Chard, Barb Mulay, Beth Nissen, Ron Slagell and Irem Yoruk. Our club also has six Honorary Members and (now) ten Inactive Emeritus members. Average attendance during October was 42% for the five meetings. Not reported to the district but calculated for club use were the averages of 101 Ann Arbor Rotarians and eleven others at our weekly meetings. Our Engagement Ratio for the month was 65%.
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John White
Club Administrator, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor