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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., Don Juan Mexican Bar & Grill
Ypsilanti: Monday, 12:00 p.m., EMU Student Center
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, 50th Anniversary - Logo
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.
Oktoberfest is on October 21, 2017, at Cross and Resurrection Church. Join us for great German Food, Beer and Wine. 
Funds raised at this event will be used to support the ongoing efforts of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation, a 501(c)3, in its mission to improve the quality of life for children and adults in our community and around the world. 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, supports Green Baxter Court children's programs, sponsors high school students for Rotary Youth Leadership camps and provided bike helmets for children attending Packard Health's recent Healthy Kids Fair.
Funds help pay for additional plants and supplies for the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden at Gallup Park. 
Our signature international effort, Project Dignity, provides toilets to families in rural India. Another International project provides microloans to families starting small businesses in Nigeria.
Would you like to sponsor this event. See the sponsorship letter at Oktoberfest Sponsorship Letter.
Contact: Joyce Williams
Online Registration:
Sorry, payments can not be processed online. Checks can be sent (no cash) to Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North P.O. Box 131022 Ann Arbor, MI 48113-1022. Payable to Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North.
Lori Nash Byron from Famous In Your Field a Marketing Firm, was the speaker to Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North on September 21, 2017.
She talked to the club about on how you can become famous in your field.
Lori said, "you can become known as the go-to person in your business niche. And it doesn't require winning a Nobel Prize or inventing the next world-changing social app. Any entrepreneur or professional who has the desire and the know-how can become famous in their field.

"Here’s a little known secret: Experts are a lot more PR than Ph.D.. (Think about it. Is Dr. Phil really the best psychologist in America?)"

"When you become known as the expert in your industry, you eliminate any competition. You command attention and draw clients to you like a magnet. No more chasing prospects and wasting money on marketing that doesn't work."

Lori told use the following to become famous in your field:

Public speaking:
Speaking is a great way to position a business professional as an authority. Wearing a Speaker badge at a conference, industry association luncheon or other event gives you a powerful source of credibility. And it’s a strategic investment of your most limited resource – time. During a speaking engagement, you’re demonstrating expertise to an entire group of people, rather than one-on-one.
Publishing can take many forms in today’s world. There are magazine articles, blog posts, and e-books and good old-fashioned printed books. One of the best ways to make a name for yourself is to publish articles in professional and trade magazines.
Content marketing:
Content, whether it’s a video, an e-book, an article, blog post, webinar or podcast, is what attracts prospects to your website. It’s how you create a relationship with that prospect, and how you demonstrate your authority in industry. And content works for you, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wondering where you’ll find the time to churn out all this content?
Web presence:
A strong digital footprint (all the places where someone might find you on the web) is key to being recognized as a leader in your industry. When a prospective client is looking for your specialty, you want your name to be top of mind and at the top of Goggle’s search results page. Social media, through sites like Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube gives companies and professionals free and simple tools to reach your target market and interact with them directly. With smart strategies for effective use, social media can be a powerful way to build your brand and authority.
Media outreach:

Journalists and reporters are starving for credible sources who can bring newsworthy ideas, trends and industry insights to their audience.
More information at:
Also at our Luncheon on September 21st, Adel the Exchange Student Ann Arbor North sponsors, visited and gave us a banner from the Czech Republic.
Finally Lisa Hudy, received a Paul Harris +1 from Past President Scott Nelson, for her dedication as Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Foundation Treasurer. 
It was a great and full Luncheon.
Famous In Your Field
Exchange student gave us a banner from the Czech Republic.
Lisa Hudy received Paul Harris +1
Join the Southfield Area Rotary Club for a fun evening of food, music and dancing while serving the Southfield youth community! A portion of profits will go to Southfield Youth Assistance, a partner of Southfield Area Rotary Club dedicated to supporting the physical, mental and emotional welfare of local youth. 

What you don't want to miss:
- Buffet Dinner, Drinks (Cash Bar)
- Dancing to the sounds of DJ "Lightning" Rod from the Detroit Princess

Keynote Speakers:
- Dr. Kenson J. Siver, Mayor of Southfield
- Mr. John W. Barfield, Founder of The Bartech Group, and Author of "Starting from Scratch: The Humble Beginnings of a Two Billion-Dollar Enterprise"
- Dr. Jan Cardwell, University of Phoenix Campus Vice President

Attire: Semi-Formal & Business

Event Cost: Early Bird Tickets $50 (through Sept. 22, 2017). Purchase tickets
Chris Kolb, shared at Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, about, to help people in Michigan be educated on drinking water quality. Chris talked about the Clean Water Checklist.

Clean Water Checklist
  • Identify your source of drinking water – public systems (community water system or Type III) or private well​
1. Source Water
Public System
a) Community Water System
b) Type III (small apartment complexes, residential subdivisions, etc.)  
  • When was the water last tested?​
Private well
  • When was the well last tested?
  • What should the well be tested for?
  • Is my septic system in good working order?​
2. Treatment & Distribution
Public System
a) Community Water Systems
b) Type III (small apartment complexes, residential subdivisions, etc.)  
  • Do I have enough information regarding my water quality, or should I have additional testing done?
  • Should I use an additional filter?
 Private well
  • Do I soften my water?
  • Should I use an additional filter?​
3. Home Plumbing
4. Affordability
5. When your away from home
  • What about the school my children and my workplace attend?
    • Is it part of a Community Water System? See above.
    • Is it a Type II Systems (transient or nontransient)?
    • What are the testing requirements?
  • Is a copy of the Consumer Confidence Report available?
Information about Drinking Water Checklist located at:

Before Chris gave his presentation Jane McManus, District Governor Elect, shared gifts with our Past District Governors Virginia and Gail Scott.
Chris Kolb
Peg Windsor gives Chris Kolb a Rotary tape measure.
Chris Kolb
Diane Shaffrey, received her first Paul Harris at lunch on September 7th, for her donation of $1000.00 to Rotary International Foundation. Peg thanked her for her generosity, especially because she is a new Rotarian.
Diane has also taken on this years position, as our Youth Exchange Officer.
On Saturday night, September 9, 2017, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North member's Joyce Williams, Gail Scott, Eric Tindall, Jeff Crause, Doc and Sherry Lessens attended the Amy Fedel Memorial Benefit Concert at Greenwood U.M.C.
The fundraiser was in memory of Amy Fedel, who died when their family's van was hit by a drunk driver in the summer of 1998, while they were going on vacation to Mackinaw City. 
All proceeds from the concert was donated to the Brain Injury Association of Michigan ( and Michigan M.A.D.D. (
Mike Fedel, the Father of Amy and Lisa Fedel, and one of Jeff's band member's, was happy to see us, and encouraged us to come next year.​​​​
For more information:
Amy and Lisa Page
​​​Mike Fedel on left, and Jeff Crause far right.
Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden
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September, 2017
Greenough, Robert
Broderick, Tammy
The Four-Way Test
Nelson, Scott
Sheffrey, Diane
Windsor, Peggy
October 2017
Nelson, Scott
Broderick, Don
The Four-Way Test
Broderick, Tammy
Dabrowski, Sofia
Scott, Gail
November 2017
Lessens, Sherry
Schindel, Bryan
The Four-Way Test
Jarzembowski, Rick
Sheffrey, Diane
Broderick, Tammy
Kroger Community Rewards
Kroger Community Rewards
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation received $10.36 from 5/01/17-7/30/17.
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).
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers', so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • 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
  • You will then get a message to check your e-mail in-box and click on the link within the body of the e-mail.
  • Click on My Account and use your e-mail address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number (#21725) or name of organization (Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation), select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
Friendly Reminder: To continue donating to Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation on your purchases, you must re-enroll every April.