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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Mad Hatter Masquerade Dinner Party: November 3, 2018 At The Holiday Inn Near U of M
Contact Peggy Windsor, with any questions.
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.
The TOP 20
1. Friendship / Fellowship / Community: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
2. Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross-section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary ensures continuing growth and education in human relations and personal development.
4. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership is all about learning how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.
5. Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club helps develop better community citizens. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
6. Continuing Education: Each week at Rotary, there is a program designed to keep members informed about what is going on in the community, nation and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers on a variety of timely topics.
7. Fun: Rotary is a fun and exciting place to be.
8. Prestige: Rotary members are prominent people: leaders of business, the professions, art, government, sports, military, religion, and all disciplines. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world. Its ranks include executives, managers, and professionals - people who make decisions and influence policy.
9. Citizenship in the World: Every Rotarian wears a pin that says "Rotary International." There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome - even encouraged - to attend any of the 30,000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions. This encourages new friendships in both local and world communities.
10. Assistance When Traveling: Traveling Rotarians can secure medical and professional assistance as well as services and advice from fellow Rotarians throughout the world.
11. Public Speaking Skills: Many individuals who joined Rotary were uncomfortable about speaking in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.
12. Entertainment: Every Rotary club and district has parties and activities that contribute to a diverse, yet professional business life. Rotary holds conferences, conventions, assemblies, and institutes that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education, and service.
13. Development of Social Skills: Every week and at various events and functions, Rotary develops one's personality, social skills and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people.
14. Family Programs: Rotary provides one of the world's largest youth exchange programs; high school and college clubs for future Rotarians; opportunities for spouse involvement; and a host of activities designed to help family members in growth and the development of family values.
15. Vocational Skills: Every Rotarian is expected to take part in the growth and development of his or her own profession or vocation; to serve on committees and to teach youth about jobs or vocations. Rotary helps to make each individual a better doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc.
16. The Development of Ethics: Rotarians practice a 4¬Way Test that governs their ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.
17. Cultural Awareness: Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color and ethnic identity is represented among members of Rotary. Rotary is a cross section of the world's most prominent citizens who are aware of their cultures and have developed a love of working with people everywhere. They become better citizens of their countries in the process.
18. Nice People: Rotarians are the nicest people on the face of the earth.
19. Absence of an Official Creed: Rotary has no secret handshake, no official creed, no secret meetings or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.
20. Opportunity to Serve: As a service club, Rotary's business is mankind and its product is service. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do good.
Do you know a Veteran that needs a job? Tell the Veteran about this event.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Registration: 9:00 AM
Presentation: 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Hiring Event: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Washtenaw Community College - Morris Lawrence Building located at 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48105
1) Opportunity to meet over 30 Veteran-friendly local employers
2) Special presentation
3) Employment package and light refreshment
88% of the attendees were “Satisfied”or “Very satisfied” with our Hiring Event 2017
“I started with two companies to start. I found several more to my delight. I left feeling positive. ”
“Received several interviews and met with a number of companies. ”
“Thank you for having the recruiters. I was able to get answers and find useful resources.
I really appreciate this opportunity. ”
Stories of Service
Veteran Storytellers from 5 different eras share their stories on stage. You won't want to miss this moving evening!

General admission tickets are FREE and available via

Join us for the stories, and stay for the silent auction to raise funds for
Fisher Houses Michigan!
Date: Monday November 5, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Hill Auditorium 
825 North University Avenue 
Ann Arbor Michigan 48109
For more information about Stories of Service, An Evening With Veterans At Hill Auditorium go to their website at
Milan Rotary and KCAH are looking for families, individuals, community organizations, church groups, school classes, etc., to help in the packing of these valuable complete meals. 
This is a family event that all can participate in, bring your children and give them the joy of helping others.
Please visit to learn how just pennies can feed a family. 
Kids Coalition Against Hunger
Bishop Grant Young from Man to Man Enterprise Inc. was the speaker at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on September 13, 2018.
Bishop Grant described, "that Man to Man Enterprise Inc. is a community based non-profit organization that promotes healing, education and empowerment to men marriages, healthy images for son's and daughter's and serves as a support to healthy relationships with our fellow man"
With so many issues in the world, economic pressures, poverty, single parent homes, violence sicknesses and the core of these is a huge lack of men! 
According to statistics because of a lack of education, no family structure, fatherless children, the result of these are overcrowding in our judicial systems and many other physiological pressures that plague our society.
A look at alarming statistics would cause anyone to awake to seeking answers that would help provide healing to fallen and most valuable asset to society is Man!
There is no question that children who grow up in a fatherless homes have a much greater risk of major challenges in life than those who grow up with a father in the home.
Consider just a few questions:
  1. Incarceration Rates: Young man who grow up in homes without a father are twice as likely to end up in jail as those who come from traditional two parent families
  2. Suicide: 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes. (Source: What Can The Federal Government Do To Decrease Crime and Revitalize Communities? from the National Institute of Justice, 1998, Pg 11).
  3. Behavioral Disorders: 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes.
  4. High School Dropouts: 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.
  5. Juvenile Detention Rates: 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes.
  6. Confused identities: Boys who grow up in father-absent homes are more likely than those in father-present homes to have trouble establishing appropriate sex roles and gender identity.
  7. Criminal Activity: The likelihood that a young male will engage in criminal activity doubles if he is raised with out a father and triples if he lives in a neighborhood with a high concentration of single parent families. (Source: A. Ann Hill, June O'Neill, Underclass Behaviors in the United States, CUNY, Baruch College, 1993)
After looking at such staggering statistics we must have a working plan for men to revive, rehabilitate and ultimately create responsible males in our society if we are to have hope for the next generation of upcoming male fathers, husbands and mentors.
Above information was given to the club by Bishop Grant in his brochure called "Man to Man Enterprise Inc.: Men Helping Men Reach Their Destiny" "It takes a Man, To Make A Man".
Bishop Grant also talked about, their largest fundraiser which is schedules for October 12, 2018. It is a Sponsors & Supporters Banquet at The Ann Arbor Regent Hotel. Click Read more for invitation. 
Before Bishop Grant's talk, President Joyce presented Diane her Paul Harris +1 Award.
Man To Man Enterprise Inc.
Grants 2017-2018
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Grants for 2017-2018
Polio Plus Donation
Rotary Foreign Exchange Student
Family of Hurricane Harvey Victim
Empowering Services Inc.
Fundação Clínica Carmem Lucia
Fisher House
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in India
Ann Arbor Jaycees
Boy Scouts of America, Huron Trails
Girl Scouts, Heart of Michigan
Habitat for Humanity
Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Breakfast at St. Andrew's
Nepal Sanitation Project
Rotary Global Grants Scholarship
Project Dignity
Arlene Golembiewski, Executive Director & President  of the Sherbo Foundation of Sierra Leone was the speaker at Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon on September 6, 2018.
Sherbro Foundation uses all volunteers with the mission of helping rural Sierra Leone move from poverty to self-reliance through education and economic empowerment.
The Ann Arbor Rotary Club contributed $10,000 and coordinated grant contributions from six other Rotary Clubs: Ann Arbor North, Dexter and Ypsilanti in Michigan; plus Cincinnati, Wilmington, N.C. and Pune, India. Rotary District #6380 and the Rotary International Foundation provided matching funds for this two-year global grant. This grant has provided:
  • Fruit Orchard on a Commercieal Scale:
    • The goal is to fund education savings accounts opened for newborns, which parents can continue grow with their own savings. By the age of twelve, a child will have money for their secondary school education. While fruit trees mature, orchards are inter-planted with annuals crops of rice, couscous, corn and vegetables for short term operating income.
    • The chiefdom records births of newborns and prepares affidavits to exchange for government birth certificates. Government birth registration doesn’t reach this inaccessible rural area. CCET-SL facilitates securing legal birth certificates for these babies. 
Parents of newborns will receive fruit trees to grow for income they can save for their child’s education, reviving an old tradition with a modern goal.
    • The grant has created seven forest preserves to protect drinking water sources, wildlife and trees to benefit of future generations. These will be the first locally organized preserves in Sierra Leone, as Bumpeh Chiefdom strives to protect its all-important natural environment and counteract climate change.
Arlene said, "Thanks to our grant this project has done all this great work."
About Us
At August 30, 2018 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon, we had the pleasure inducting two new transfer member's. President Joyce Williams inducted Meera Talwar from Rotary Club of Delhi Metro and Veteran Bill Vollano from Rotary Club of Ypsilanti. 
After Joyce finished the induction ceremony, Rotary 6380 District Governor Jane McManus, presented them with this years theme pin, "Be The Inspiration". 
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Lindsay Way was the speaker at Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon, on August 23, 2018. She is President of The Agrarian Adventure.
Lindsay talked about the hoop house, that was built in 2006 at Tappan Middle School. This hoop house has been used as a winter garden for students at Tappan. Over ten years since the hoop house was built, produce has found its way to classroom and outdoor tastings, school cafeterias, student-prepared meals, and homes of Tappan families and garden volunteers, fundraiser events, local business, the Backdoor Food Pantry and Food Gatherers.
Lindsay described, that a few years ago individuals vandalized the plastic around the house. The plastic protected the plants and workers in the winter. 
Lindsay appreciates, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's $1500 grant, that the board approved on August 6th. With our grant, and help from other community supporters, Agrarian Adventure will be able to buy plastic, to make the hoop house new again.
On August 16, 2018, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North speaker was Olivia Habart. She is the founder of, A2 Entrepreneurs Club at Washtenaw Community College.
Olivia, said, "I started A2 Entrepreneurs because when I started at WCC, I did not see many clubs at the school and I thought that was wrong." She explained, that at every meeting, she has a Business Owner talk about their businesses and entrepreneurship. 
Olivia, has already started a couple clubs at Washtenaw Community College and she said she would be willing to help get more started.
Olivia Habart
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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