From the Anti-Racism Committee (ARC): A message from RI President Jennifer Jones

The ARC – Anti-Racism Committee would like to share the excellent message from Rotary International President Jennifer Jones, “IMAGINE DEI 2022-23 Presidential Initiative”. We’re working to implement her ideas and suggestions for all Rotary Clubs. See her message below, and click here for the full brochure on “Expanding Our Reach: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

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September 28 Meeting Notes

Our meeting was called to order at 12:30pm by President Mark Ouimet, and Tom Strode provided our national anthem for today’s patriotic song. Our inspirational message today was provided by Ryan Peterson.  Ryan spoke about ‘sitting’ in the tension of the near and the far.  Today, here in Ann Arbor (the near) we are comfortable; […]

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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor at the Fisher House Dedication on Friday, September 23, 2022

Fisher House – A Home away from Home for Veterans’ Families The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor was invited to attend the Fisher House Dedication Ceremony and asked to participate in the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Friday, September 23, 2022. The Dedication included an address by Debbie Dingell and there were approximately 125 people in attendance. […]

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ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION GROUP FORMED

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION GROUP FORMED There are few issues as important to humankind as climate change and general degradation of our planet. Rotarians are stepping up. For decades Rotary International has committed to protecting the environment. Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Groups (ESRAG) exist around the world. International President Jennifer Jones invites us to join her “Pollinator […]

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RCAA Received the Rotary Citation for 2021-2022

See below a note from Rotary International’s president Shekhar Mehta, noting that our club received the Rotary Citation for the 2021-2022 year. To: 2021-22 club presidents Dear 2021-22 Club President, Congratulations! Your club has earned the Rotary Citation, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve, for 2021-22. This past year, your club demonstrated […]

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Mentor-Mentee Program

The signature undertaking of the Rotaract Committee is its mentor program. As Mary Steffek Blaske so eloquently explained at last Wednesday’s meeting, interfacing with our Rotaractors by participating in the mentor program is a meaningful experience for Rotarians. New mentors are always welcome. On Sunday, October 2, there will be an informal “meet and greet” […]

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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Minutes- September 21, 2022

12:28 Kathy Waugh reminded all attendees of the Zoom Etiquette.      12:29 Tom Strode played the “Star Spangled Banner” as the Patriotic Song. 12:33 For the weekly inspiration, Rotary member Rob Shiff shared a list of specifically inspiring, historical events all took place on September 21st, yet during different years. 12:36  As a musical inspiration, […]

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Summary of September 21, 2022 Board Meeting

The Board of Director’s Meeting was held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. On the final day of the month our club had 225 Active Members, plus 22 Emeriti and five pending Emeriti. Attendance for the month’s two meetings was 24% (down 2% from last month). Average attendance at each meeting was 55 members and 6 […]

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