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?
What We See... People of Action
What We See.... People of Action
and change our community and the world? Ask us how.
Upcoming Keynote Speakers
On December 13, 2018, Ben Schafer talked about hiking the Appalachian Mountains.
The Appalachian Mountains, often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in Eastern North America. The Appalachians first formed roughly 480 million years ago. 
The mountain range is mostly in the United States (U.S.) but it extends into southeastern Canada, forming a zone from 100 to 300 mi (160 to 480 km) wide.
The Appalachian Trail is a 3,500 kilometer (approx. 2,170 miles) hiking trail that runs all the way north from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, passing over or past a large part of the Appalachian system.
The trail is protected along more than 99 percent of its course by federal or state ownership of the land or by right-of-way.
Annually, more than 4,000 volunteers contribute over 175,000 hours of effort on the trail, an effort coordinated largely by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy organization.
The trail follows the ridge line of the Appalachian Mountains, crossing many of its highest peaks, and running, almost continuously through wilderness.
Ben showed us some of his amazing photos that he has taken during his hiking the trails of the Appalachian Mountains.
Ben offered that he is going to hike the mountain this summer and said anyone in the club can come with him and he will be the guide.
Appalachian Mountains
On November 29, 2018, Linda Sproul, talked about Concordia University in Ann Arbor, at Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon.
Linda said, "similar to Rotary, service is an integral part of the daily life and mission at Concordia University. Not only is service a core value, as we strive to service others in caring, helpful, and knowledgeable ways, but our mission is not fulfilled until our students go out into the Church and the world as servants of Christ."
Linda gave us a brief history of Concordia. On September 30, 1962, Lutherans from across Michigan gathered on the grounds of the former Earhart estate in Ann Arbor to install the cornerstone of a building that would soon become the centerpiece of a new college. 
The institution was originally established as Concordia Lutheran Junior College, but underwent multiple name changes over time. The institution changed its name to Concordia College when it began offering four-year degree programs in 1976, and ultimately became Concordia University Ann Arbor in 2001.
In July 2013, a strategic partnership between CUAA and Concordia University Wisconsin became official. Within the first years after the merger, the campus underwent major renovations and enhancements, including to residence halls, the student union, athletic fields (including a new football field), and the dining hall.
In 2015, the university purchased a former law school building located just across the street form RCAAN's meeting place (Holiday Inn, Near the U of M). The “North Building” now houses the campus’ School of Nursing, which will teach the students in Concordia's newly approved Physician Assistant Studies Program.
Linda said, "due expanding academic programs and athletic offerings, enrollment reached an all-time high at Concordia University Ann Arbor during the 2017-18 academic year with a total of 1,081 students. Since 2013, CUAA’s enrollment has grown more than 60 percent, and in 2017 it earned a spot among the fastest-growing private universities in the Midwest."
Click Read more, to watch video about Aretha Franklin's Piano, located in Ann Arbor.
In addition to Linda Sproul's presentation on Concordia University, we had a few other special announcements at Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon, on November 29, 2018. 
Dick Rosenfeld from Rotary Club of Jackson MI, attended the lunch and announced that he just celebrated his 53rd anniversary in Rotary.
Also, children of American Heritage Girls said, thank you for the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's donation of $500.
The children filled 74 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. One item in the boxes was 24 Adidas Soccer Balls and a pump, which AA North's donation helped purchase (Click here for what else was in boxes).
Lastly at the luncheon, ADG Collyer Smith presented, Past President and RCAAN Member's, the Presidential Citation Award.
Collyer said, "the Presidential Citation Award is a very big achievement, out of the 56 clubs in Rotary District 6380 only 8 received the award for year 2017-2018."
Dick Rosenfeld
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American Heritage Girls
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Past President Peg Windsor & ADG Collyer Smith
On Saturday, November 3, 2018 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North had a fun and entertaining fundraiser called the Mad Hatter Masquerade Dinner Party.
We had terrific and funny performances by Tea and Whimsy from Metro Detroit improv, a local improvisers who participate in the community improv meetup group on a weekly basis.
Mad Hatter Mad Men performed dinner music. They are part of the Cabaret Cast of 25 which will be appearing at the Village Theater in Canton on February 6th 2018, proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
We selected the raffle winners and the best costume of the night. The performers of Tea and Whimsy judged the best costume contest, which the lady in the Cleopatra costume won.
Lastly, the band called Jeff and The Deck Chairs, performed so the audience could dance.
Thank you, to all that performed and attended the Mad Hatter Masquerade Dinner Party. Stay tuned for next years RCAAN Dinner Party. It will be just as great!
Mad Hatter
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation received a check for $34.22 for time period 08/01/18-010/31/18. 8 households are registered for Ann Arbor North Foundation's Kroger Community Rewards. .
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December 2018
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Copeland, Matt
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Copeland, John
Lessens, Doc
Williams, Joyce
The Four-Way Test
Schindel, Bryan
Luncheon Fundraising Activity
Lessens, Sherry
Broderick, Tammy
January 2019
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Greenough, Robert
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Specht, Bob
Sheffrey, Diane
The Four-Way Test
Jarzembowski, Rick
Luncheon Fundraising Activity
Schindel, Bryan
February 2019
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Windsor, Peggy
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Mehta, Manish
Schindel, Bryan
The Four-Way Test
Lessens, Doc
Luncheon Fundraising Activity
Specht, Bob
Scott, Gail
March 2019
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Sheffrey, Diane
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Greenough, Robert
The Four-Way Test
Sheffrey, Diane
Luncheon Fundraising Activity
Talwar, Meera
Schindel, Bryan
April 2019
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Tindall, Eric
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Nelson, Scott
Schindel, Bryan
The Four-Way Test
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Sheffrey, Diane
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