Club News

Call for Nominations for the Robert S Northrup Award

On behalf of RCAA, the ARC-Peace Committee is seeking Nominations for the Robert S Northrup Humanitarian Award. Click here for a description of the Award and click here for the Nomination Form are attached. Please be thinking about an individual who has made a long-term sustainable contribution to humanitarian efforts in local, national or international […]

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Rotarian in the News!

Rotarian Yolanda Whiten is the CEO of the Ann Arbor Community Center, a century-old nonprofit. The Center was recently selected by the U-M Credit Union (UMCU) as its Charity of Choice for the 2023 holiday season. On February 5, Yolanda accepted a $5,000 check from their Shop Local Give Local campaign. Late in the year, […]

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December 20, 2023 Board Meeting Summary

On the final day of the month of November our club had 215 Active Members. Attendance for November’s three meetings was 37% (up 5% from last month). Average attendance at each meeting was 79 members and 7 guests. Our Engagement Ratio for the month was 59% (up 3% from last month). This month’s membership saw […]

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Meeting Notes December 13, 2023

 On this beautiful day in Ann Arbor, President Mark ‘rang the bell’ to start the meeting and Tom Strode led us in our National Anthem. With a nod to our special guests today (Huron HS Choir), Kathy Waugh’s inspirational message was about music.  Quoting Beethoven, who said that music is a higher revelation than all […]

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Rotaract School Supplies Drive

Rotaract is having a school supplies drive for preschoolers in Cameroon through the organization, Two Rabbits. The Rotaract Club would love to have RCAA members participate. To purchase school supplies purchase the items Click Here and have the items shipped to 815 N. Prospect Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48198. For questions or confirmation of purchase, please […]

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Meeting Notes from December 6, 2023

After a warm welcome from President Foster, Tom Strode led us in our patriotic song ‘America’ (My country, ‘tis of thee) . Today’s Inspirational comments were from Susan Shipman.  Susan said her husband is her inspiration for today’s message, as his common response to one’s complaining is ‘the harder I work, the luckier I get’, […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE OPTIMISM

CLIMATE CHANGE OPTIMISM Some of our nation’s top climate scientists are having strange feelings of optimism. Sure, we have an existential crisis, but the role of scientists is changing. They are not just warning of danger anymore. “We’re showing the way to safety. We have a better story to tell.” People are listening. They are […]

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