Rotary Club Of Ann Arbor North
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM 

Holiday Inn, Near The University of Michigan
3600 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
Phone:  (734)224-4130
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Keynote Speaker
Bob Specht:
Topic: Fed. Emissions Testing of Gas Vehicle
Date: March 28, 2019
Time:12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Where: Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan 
3600 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI 
Open to the public, everyone is welcome
Mission And Vision Statement
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Mission Statement
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North is a service group dedicated to the complementary purposes of fellowship and service to others, accomplished through a variety of local and international projects with broad member participation in partnership with other people and organizations, in the spirit of Rotary International.
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Vision Statement
The Rotary Cub of Ann Arbor North envisions a club of vibrant, active people who enjoy their membership. We seek to recruit new like minded members to help us take and maintain a leadership role in our community and in Rotary, demonstrating our commitment to action and ideals.
What Is Rotary?
Rotary is an international volunteer service organization whose purpose is to bring together people from all walks of life in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in life, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. 

It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. 

There are 1.2 million individuals worldwide called Rotarians who have been giving back to the community for over a 100 years! Isn't it time for you to give back?
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North is helping Agrarian Adventure, to restore the hoop house at Tappan Middle School! All members are invited to come out and help with and learn about this barn-raising style process on Saturday, April 13th. Shifts are 4 hours each and pizza and refreshments will be available for volunteers.
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Hoop House Workday April 13th
For the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Member's that are going to the District Assembly the following is from Gerry Jackson. We would like to encourage all Board of Directors' to attend it able. Please read and register by April 3rd. 
Click Here For Agenda it sounds like a very helpful assembly.
Registration is open for the District Assembly (Club Officer Training) which will be held on Saturday morning, 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 13 at Walsh College, Troy Michigan.  Please register your club's attendees no later than April 3 (Walsh College deadline).  Register online at:
Note the registration cost is $10 and includes a continental breakfast at the college. There will be short opening and closing general sessions and two (2) back-to-back breakout sessions with 8 different breakouts to choose from (see attached flyer - note details are not yet finalized).
New breakout session added this year:  New Member Orientation (this is for all new Rotarians that have joined our ranks during the 2018-2019 Rotary year).
New breakout session added this year:  How to Start a New Club (it's not that hard). 
Gerald Jackson, PDG
District 6380 Co-Trainer
Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians
Russ Collins, Manager of Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater talked about the history of Ann Arbor's Opera Houses and Theaters at Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon on March 21, 2019.
The beginning of Ann Arbor Theaters started back from the start of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor was founded in 1824 by land speculators John Allen and Elisha Walker Rumsey. On May 25, 1824, the town plat was registered with Wayne County as "Annarbour", the earliest known use of the town's name.  Allen and Rumsey decided to name it for their wives, both named Ann, and for the stands of bur oak. Ann Arbor became the seat of Washtenaw County in 1827 and was incorporated as a village in 1833
Russ talked about many of the early Opera Houses and Theaters in Ann Arbor History.  
Michigan Theater opened in 1928, the theater was hailed as “a Shrine to the Arts… not built for today only, but constructed in the hopes that it might be a monument for years to come and a credit to the community…” Detroit architect Maurice Finkel designed an outstanding silent film exhibition theater appropriate for a town with a world-class university at its core. 
In 1956, Butterfield made renovations to the theater’s interior and façade to update it to the tastes of “modern” audiences. The Butterfield Theater Corporation vacated the building at the conclusion of their 50 year lease in 1979.
The not-for-profit Michigan Theater Foundation (MTF) was formed in May of 1979. The theater doors opened and the programming occurred solely because of a team of dedicated community volunteers, led by film scholar and theater organist Henry Aldridge and John Briggs, who was the president of the local stagehand union. 
In June 2014, the Michigan Theater Foundation bought the State Theater.
State Theater originally opened in 1942, designed by renowned architect C. Howard Crane, opened with the romantic comedy “The Fleet’s In.” In 1977 the theater was divided into a four-screen multiplex by Butterfield Theaters. 
In 1987, the Stat Theater was sold to Tom Borders, who redesigned the theater’s main floor for retail and closed the second floor balcony. In 1992 the balcony reopened as a two-screen second-run film theater.
In 1997, the theater was sold to a local investor group. In 1999  Michigan Theater contracted to provide film programming and marketing services and in 2014 Michigan Theater purchased the theater.
In 2016, the State Theater closed for renovations and in 2017, the new State Theater reopened in December, featuring 4 screens, comfortable reserved seating, improved accessibility. 
Russ, said "that he would like us to attend this years Cinetopia Film Festival." The Cinetopia Film Festival is an annual, curated festival in Ann Arbor and metro and downtown Detroit, featuring more than 50 of the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, and more).
It takes place over the span of 10 days every spring at venues throughout the region. This year the Cinetopia Film Festival is from May 10-May 19. 
At Thursday's March 12th Dr. Joseph Myers, Optometrist at UM Kellogg Eye Center, presented UM’s initiative known as Common Health Plus which has developed a platform for delivery of world class healthcare using what we call an A.R.C. (Architecturally Repurposed Container) with the co-development and design inputs from many of UM’s leading colleges, such as MIchigan Medicine, Kellogg Eye Center, Architecture & Design, Engineering, etc.
CommonHealth+ at Sandy Bay Jamaica is the first in a series of prototypical modified container health clinics that aim to deliver telemedicine-based services supporting healthcare and chronic care health monitoring in remote and underserved populations globally.
It is a response to the inequality of healthcare around the globe. In believing that high quality healthcare is not a privilege but a fundamental human right.  The presentation illustrated the development of low cost, high tech technologies deployed in a sustainable healthcare delivery mechanism, and expect to leverage a Rotary Foundation Global Grant for $85k to equip the rebuilt shipping containers with specialized Eye Care and dental care apparatus with telemedicine capability so that rural and disadvantaged populations in Jamaica can avail of basic healthcare.
The GG project consortium is led by Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and RCAAN has committed $1000-2000 along with three other clubs: 2 from India and one from Negril (Jamaica).
Past President Scott Nelson filling in as President gives Dr. Joseph Myers a gift for speaking.
Last year we sponsored Global Grant Scholar Madi Vorva to go to Cambridge, which is an university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately 50 miles north of London. 
Madi, is studying to receive her MPhil in Environmental Policy at Cambridge University and has been active among various Rotary clubs in the area. 
To read about her school year so far CLICK HERE.
Global Grant Scholar Madi Vorva: Update from Cambridge
Madi with fellow scholars Genevieve (US), Fumika (Japan), Gary (District Governor, Rotary in the Heart of England).
Global Grant Scholar Madi Vorva: Update from Cambridge
Madi's first week in Cambridge, she was excited about her department orientation!
Madi with her Rotary host John Barrett at the Norfolk District scholar welcome event.
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March 2019
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Sheffrey, Diane
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Specht, Bob
Greenough, Robert
The Four-Way Test
Sheffrey, Diane
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Talwar, Meera
Schindel, Bryan
April 2019
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Tindall, Eric
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Nelson, Scott
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Ann Arbor Area Rotary Clubs
Ann Arbor   Ann Arbor:
Wednesday, 12:00 p.m., Weber's Restaurant & Boutique
Ann Arbor North   Ann Arbor North: 
Thursday, 12:00 p.m., Holiday Inn, Near The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor West   Ann Arbor West:
First & Third Monday's, 5:30 p.m., Absolute Title
Brighton   Brighton: 
Tuesday, 12:15 p.m., Brighton Community Center
Chelsea   Chelsea: 
Tuesday, 12:15 p.m., The Common Grill Restaurant
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m., United Church of Christ, 300 Tecumseh St., Clinton
Dexter    Dexter: 
Thursday, 7:30 a.m., Fillmore
Livingston Sunrise   Livingston Sunrise: 
Friday, 7:30 a.m., Genoa Medical Center
Lyon Area   Lyon Area:
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Abby Park at Mill River
Milan   Milan: 
First & Third Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m., Milan School District Board Room,  Second & Fourth Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Milan American Legion Post
Saline   Saline: 
Thursday, 12:00 p.m., Travis Pointe Country Club
Ypsilanti   Ypsilanti: 
Monday, 11:45 p.m., EMU Student Center