Important Club Updates Regarding COVID-19

Last updated 12 Mar 2020


Dear Members,


Wednesday Luncheon Meetings Cancelled:  The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor has suspended face to face meetings for Wednesday lunch at the Michigan Union until April 21 at which time we will re-evaluate the decision taking our cues from the University of Michigan.  The decision was made for us and communicated to us by the University of Michigan when they asked groups not to meet in their facilities.


The Board and I want to remain connected to Rotary members and to maintain our cohesion as a Club.  We decided that it was time to be creative and try virtual meetings and other ways to keep our membership tied together.  More to follow on how we will stay connected on Wednesday at noon.


Committee Work Continues:  The Chairs of Committees will determine when and how the Committees will continue.   They may want to meet face to face, email or teleconference.  Ask your Committee Chair.


Ann Arbor Public Schools Close:  The Ann Arbor Schools will cancel classes following a half day of school on Friday, March 13 with plans to return on April 6, after the end of the scheduled Spring break.  Rotary will suspend our work with Rotary Readers and Tutors, STRIVE and Interact as a result.


Glacier Hills:  Rotarians at Glacier Hills informed us that the facility is on lock down.  Rotary meetings at Glacier Hills are suspended until we get the all clear.


The coronavirus pandemic looms as an enormous challenge, but please remember, our 104 year old Club went through the 1918 influenza pandemic, two World Wars and enormous social and economic upheaval in the past.  We are still doing Service Above Self.


Yours in Rotary,

Rosemarie Rowney



The Washtenaw County Health Department has a specific website dedicated to COVID-19:
WCPH is updating this site daily and sometimes twice per day. The site also has links to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and CDC websites.
These are excellent resources to provide accurate information about COVID – 19 and how you can protect yourself and your family.