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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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?
Sarah Arminiak, from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation talked at RCAAN's Luncheon on Thursday 3/22.  
Sarah said, "the mission of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). 
Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s most commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum) and the beginning of the colon, but it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, from the mouth to the anus. Ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon, also called the large intestine."
Sarah talked about Camp Oasis,  where children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis spend a week making life-long friends, share stories, and have the time of their lives. At Camp Oasis, there are activities for every interest: swimming, boating, fishing, archery, arts & crafts, zip lines, ropes course, campfires, talent show, and so much more!
Camp Oasis provides 24 hour medical supervision by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals with experience treating children with IBD. The camp has dedicated and understanding counselors– many of whom have IBD themselves– who are carefully screened and trained. Camp also provides an environment where campers realize they are not alone in their challenges and can just be themselves.
This year Camp Oasis Michigan is scheduled for July 8, 2018 at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, Michigan.
About Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Received some good news from the organizers of Kroger's Community Rewards Program, once again this year they will be suspending the re-enrollment process. This means members will NOT need to re-enroll their Kroger Plus card to continue to earn money for Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation.
Two things to note 
  1. If for any reason a member does re-enroll they will just continue to earn as they were. 
  2. As always new members will be able to join the program at any time (for instructions to enroll, go to the end of the home page).
The Kroger Company of Michigan wants to thank everyone, for making this program such a success. Through this program they have been able to donate to animal shelters, community centers and educational groups throughout the Michigan Division. With the 4323 charities in this program Kroger's has had the pleasure of assisting local families everyday.  The Michigan Kroger Community Rewards Program started in 2009, since then they have donated over 17 million dollars to they're communities.
Fourth Annual Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Golf Invitational
Presented by Jeff Crause of Edward Jones 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North
May 19, 2018
Registration 8 AM
Shot Gun Start 9 AM
Steak Dinner 2 PM
The Polo Fields - Washtenaw Golf Club
2955 Packard Road Ypsilanti, MI 48197
For more information contact Matt Copeland at
Golf InvitationalGolf Invitational
Last Christmas, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, had an undergarment drive for Empowering Services, Inc..
This is a fundraiser that they are having for their Domestic Violence Prevention Program.
If you are interested in going contact Scott Nelson.
Location:         Washtenaw Community College,
                         Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorium
                         4800 East Huron River Drive
                         Ann Arbor MI
Date & Time:   Friday, March 30 2018
                         6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tickets:           In advance $35.00 at the door $45.00
On March 8, 2018 at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon was Tina Heusel, of United Way - Washtenaw County was the speaker.
Tina said that "United Way - Washtenaw County connects people, resources and organizations together to create a thriving community for everyone. We're igniting a social movement in our community by empowering people to unite and solve complex problems that affect all of us."
The United Way gives help through 6 strategic focus areas
The United Way, envision an equitable community where opportunity is not limited and every member reaches their full potential. By the year 2030 we aspire to live in a community where: 
  • Your zip code no longer determines your opportunity in life
  • Life expectancy is the same across all populations and communities in our County
  • The academic achievement gap is eliminated
  • Everyone in our community has a home
  • Community members seek understanding and awareness of their own power and privilege and actively work to end poverty in our County
  • Poverty is not generational. If it exists, it is intermittent and brief
  • Everyone in our County is able to thrive and meet their needs—housing, food, transportation, education, health expenses and childcare.
Tina invited us, to their annual fundraiser called the Power Of The Purse 2018 at The Kensington Court, Ann Arbor on March 14, 2018. Your ticket includes a strolling dinner and wine, along with an opportunity to shop our silent designer purse auction and gift basket raffle.  All proceeds support financial stability programs for women in Washtenaw County.
Click the following for Tina's Presentation: United Way Power Point For Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North
United Way Washtenaw County
At RCAAN Luncheon on March 8th the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North (RCAAN) and the Milan Rotary Club presented a check for $ 3,090.00 to Fisher House Michigan that was raised in a recent joint club bowling event, on February 18th.
Fisher House Michigan will be building the first Michigan "Ronald McDonald House" for Veterans located in Ann Arbor and are currently fundraiser to break ground in 2019. Even though the facility will be located next to the VAMC in Ann Arbor, it will serve the over 650,000 Michigan Veterans so support from your local clubs will support your local Veterans and their families. To learn more visit:
Pictured are Eric Tindall (RCAAN), Karen Diane Kerry (FHMI Board Member and PP of Rotary Club of Ann Arbor), Brad Chick (President, FHMI), Dutch Nie (Pres Milan Rotary), Michelle Nie (Milan Rotary) and Peggy Windsor(Pres RCAAN).
See photos from the event at Bowling Fundraiser For Fisher House
“This elegant photo-poster was prepared by RCAAN’s Nigerian sister Club and International service partner, the Rotary Club of Gbagada (in D9110, Gbagada is a suburb of capital city Lagos) to commemorate the 2017-18 Rotary Year where both clubs coincidentally have a woman Club President- i.e., Ms. Adefowoke Oshikoya-Williamson at RC Gbagada (right photo), and Ms. Peg Windsor of RCAAAN (left photo).
RCAAN is pleased to partner and take action with RC Gbagada since 2008 in co-funding a Micro-finance Loan Project in Nigeria which was initiated by Rotn Ayotunde Onafuwa (a past member of RCAAN who retired and moved to his native Nigeria). The micro-loan project is in its 9th year and funds about $9,000 in low-interest loans (~ $50-100/recipient) to benefit about 40 small business entrepreneurs in the Gbagada community (such as bakers, seamstresses, handymen, tailors, convenience storekeepers, etc). The borrowers are mentored by Gbagada Rotarians to manage their cash flows, inventories and profits, and loan-repayment is nearly 100%.”
Written by Manish Mehta
Two Women Club President's
Come to this Thursday's Luncheon (3/8/18), where we are presenting Fisher House Michigan the check from this fundraiser.
On Sunday, February 18, 2018 we had a bowling fundraiser at Revel and Roll Ann Arbor, which all the proceeds went the Fisher House of Michigan.
We teamed up with Rotary of Milan and had a terrific time bowling. 
The final tally earned is not in yet, but stay tuned and we will have them soon. 
Click link for some photos: Bowling Fundraiser For Fisher House
Bowling Fundraiser For Fisher House
On Saturday February 24, 2018, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North had a Strategic Visioning Workshop at the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce.
We envisioned how we will look in the next 5 years by telling the facilitates what we would like to accomplish in the club following areas:
  • Club Administration
  • Vocational Service
  • Community Service
  • New Generations
  • International Service
We discussed what fundraisers we may have for the next 5 years, and brainstormed where the money earned may be given out to.
We lastly discussed, our public image and awareness development for the next 5 years.
Thank you to our wonderful facilitators' PDG Gerry Jackson, PDG Lynn Morgan, Brenda Ochodnicky, Kevin Kelly and Chelsea Rotary Club President Lorna.
We are looking forward for the next 5 years, as we start out for our next 50 years.
Last Friday was Rotaries 113th Anniversary, read this brief story on Rotary's first club.
The Rotary Club of Chicago ‑ Club No. 1 ‑ was organized on February 23, 1905, by Paul P. Harris and three Chicago businessmen. To Paul Harris belongs the credit for originating the "Rotary idea”. The first meetings were held alternately at different members' places of business. For the first few months, the growth in membership was slow. In the autumn of 1905, a great event took place in the history of the struggling club.
The first roster was printed! It contained the names of nineteen active and two honorary members. As the membership increased, other rosters were printed, and finally the illustrated roster below was suggested by Silvester Schiele.
Later, Harry Ruggles introduced "song" into Rotary. From a small nucleus of nineteen loyal members in 1905, Rotary grew in seventeen years to a strong, virile movement of 80,000 members with clubs in more than a thousand cities embracing twenty‑two countries of the world.
Click Rotary History for more history of Rotary.
Rotaries First Club
Rotary Roster
Men Who Brought Rotary Into Being.
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation received $30.82 from 10/31/17-01/30/18.
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North is registered in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Sign up and start making money for The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation (Kroger Community Rewards #21725).
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  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your e-mail address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
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  • Update or confirm your information.
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Ann Arbor Area Rotary Clubs
Ann Arbor: Wednesday, 12:00 p.m., Anderson Room, Michigan Union
Ann Arbor North: Thursday, 12:00 p.m., Holiday Inn, Near The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor West: Thursday, 6:15 p.m., Quarter Bistro Restaurant
Brighton: Tuesday, 12:15 p.m., Brighton Community Center
Chelsea: Tuesday, 12:15 p.m., The Common Grill Restaurant
Dexter: Thursday, 7:30 a.m., Terry B's Restaurant
Livingston Sunrise: Friday, 7:15 a.m., Genoa Medical Center
Milan: Tuesday, 12:00 p.m., Milan Area Schools District Boardroom, 100 Big Red Circle, 
Saline: Thursday, 12:00 p.m., Travis Pointe Country Club
Ypsilanti: Monday, 12:00 p.m., EMU Student Center
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