The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor is very active in both local and international service projects. Our members develop, support, and fundraise for many worthwhile projects. Our members believe ‘Service Above Self’ is not only the club motto but a true vocation.
Helping Kids Succeed
This is the goal of the Community Allocations Committee, which provides financial support to community nonprofit organizations that meet important local needs and whose programs and services are consistent with our Club’s goals and values. Funds for this support come from Community Assessments of the Rotary membership and funds raised by the annual Golf and Tennis Outing, by way of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Foundation
Touch a Truck
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor is proud to assist Washtenaw Success by 6 in this annual event held in the spring. Kids have a chance to get up close with a about 35 of their favorite vehicles from the community (fire trucks, construction equipment, school buses, recycling trucks, etc.) and even sit in the driver’s seat! At the same time, parents can connect with over 40 community organizations that offer support and resources for families.
In partnership with Ann Arbor Pathways to Success Academic Campus, the Ann Arbor Rotary STRIVE (Students Taking Renewed Interest in the Value of Education) Program helps turn young lives around. The program provides a unique structure, incentives, and motivation to help Pathways seniors accomplish these life-changing objectives. Students who successfully meet the requirements and complete the program are offered scholarships to Washtenaw Community College.
Doers of Good Service (DOGS)
Our Doers of Good Service, affectionately known as the DOGS, provide volunteers for ad hoc projects that may arise from time to time. Past projects have ranged from tree planting to bunk bed assembly to construction site clearing, usually centered on our Club goal of “Helping Kids Succeed.” Contact us for more information .
Hire MI Vet – Hiring Event
One of the ways Rotary Club of Ann Arbor helps to honor and assist our veterans is to sponsor a hiring event each November at which veterans receive resumé and interview coaching and participate in a job exposition where potential employers offer information and receive applications. Hire MI Vet is now a stand-alone non-profit.