Lauren Heinonen

RCAA Cleaning up Ann Arbor

The environment is a significant area of focus for Rotarians across the globe.  Admirable efforts are underway to address environmental issues with education, policy, and through the support of activities that improve sustainability and create a synchronicity between our communities and the environment. In the spirit of this Rotary focus and supporting these goals, the […]

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Stories of Service – Veterans Acclaimed Live Story-Telling Event Returns November 10

From member Karen Kerry: “Fisher House Michigan is the ‘House that the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor built!’ We would love for Rotarians to consider joining us at Rackham on Wednesday, November 10th for our Moth-like storytelling event. VIP is at 5:30- proceeds go to Fisher House Michigan. The event is free and the storytelling […]

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Forget the Football Game. Full speed ahead!

11 hearty people braved the traffic and showed up to the last Saturday in the Park on October 23rd. We’ll be doing it again this Saturday, November 6. We meet in the Medford Pavilion of the County Farm Park at 10 am. You’ll find a map of County Farm Park in their brochure (https://www.washtenaw.org/DocumentCenter/View/1242/County-Farm-Park-Brochure-PDF), or […]

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Volunteers Needed for 7th Annual Veteran Hiring Event, Saturday Nov 13

We need volunteers for the 7th Annual Veteran Hiring Event on Saturday November 13, Concordia University, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. This event is hosted by Hire MI Vet. Volunteers are needed to be: 1) Welcoming Ambassadors to direct all attendees where to go when entering the building -veterans, employers & volunteers. 2) Ambassadors (6 needed) that match Veterans […]

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15-Day Plant-Rich Diet Challenge: Rob Shiff’s Vegetable Soup Recipe to Try

Last week, during the October 13th club Zoom meeting, Director of Public Image Lauren Heinonen challenged our members to take action and support Rotary’s 7th Area of Focus: Protecting the Environment. One way that she suggested doing this involves food! The World Resources Institute said in 2016, “Reducing consumption of animal-based foods among the world’s wealthier […]

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Distinguished Service Award to Collyer A. Smith

See below the remarks by Past President Rosemarie Rowney and Director of Youth Achievement John Sepp as they presented Collyer Smith with his Distinguished Service Award.   Distinguished Service Award to Collyer A. Smith October 6, 2021   The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor annually recognizes members with the Distinguished Service Award (DSA).  The DSA is the Club’s […]

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The “Three Rs” of Invitations

The “Three Rs” of education are well known but I am suggesting we consider another “Three Rs” in the invitations to our events and activities. They are RSVPs, Reservations Required and Regrets Only. I am not an ardent follower of Miss Manners or Emily Post but my mother was always keen on the differences between […]

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