Yearly Archives: 2018

Meeting notes for January 17, 2018

Joanie Knoertzer graced Rotarians and guests alike with another beautiful piano prelude. Next came the ringing of the bell, with everybody standing to join President John in singing a fervent “God Bless America.” Rosemarie Rowney then came to the podium and delivered one of the best ever Inspirations. “My Inspiration, appropriately enough, is about children,” […]

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New member nominations needed by Feb. 7

To remain vital, a Rotary Club needs to continually recruit new members. Our club inducts new members twice a year—in March and October. The deadline for nominating new members to join us in March is fast approaching. New member nomination forms must be completed and submitted by Wednesday Feb 7th.   Now is the time […]

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Meeting Notes from January 10, 2018

President John rang the Rotary bell, and the crowded Anderson Room rose at once to belt out “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Then Joanne Pierson bounded to the podium to deliver a fabulous Inspiration. “Please be seated, Rotarians,” she began. For some reason a tradition has arisen at our meetings whereby Rotarians react to the way the […]

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PASSING OF COLLYER SMITH’S SON

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor embraces with love Collyer and Annie Smith, parents of Cam, who passed away unexpectedly last Friday.  While various arrangements are being made to free Collyer from club responsibilities, the most important thing is to let Past President Collyer know that we are all there for him and his wife […]

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Rotarians at Glacier Hills – January 19, 2018

The January meeting takes place on Friday the 19th in the Board Conference Room in The Manor of Glacier Hills Senior Living Community (1200 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105). Doors open at 9:45am for coffee and cookies, and the meeting runs from 10-11am. The guest speakers are Club member Joanne Pierson, Ph.D. and her […]

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Omari Rush named chair of Michigan arts council

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Ann Arbor Rotarian Omari Rush to chair the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The 15-member council, appointed by the governor and housed within the Michigan Economic Development Corp., is charged with granting the state arts funding each year to arts and cultural groups […]

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John Barfield, 1927 – 2018

Revered Rotarian John Barfield passed away on January 3, just over a month short of his 91st birthday. Although he was a member of the Ypsilanti club, he was well known around our town and recently told his inspiring life story to us at our meeting at Glacier Hills on November 17. Viewing and services […]

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