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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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
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on January 17, 2019, Lana Berry talked about Therapaws of Michigan.
Therapaws of Michigan promote and provide the therapeutic effects of the human-animal bond by placing qualified therapy dog teams, certified with Alliance of Therapy Dogs, at:
  • Hospitals
  • Other health-care facilities
  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Special events
Lana position brings therapy dogs to Mott Children's Hospital (Michigan Medicine) to help young children, but other locations Therapaws work with is:
  • U of M Hospital
  • Ann Arbor VA
  • St. Joseph Hospital
Lana said, that Therapaws help at the following events:
  • Wag and Walk 
  • Dreams and Wings
  • Bark for Life 
  • And More
Lana described, "one program that they perform called Therapaws to Read." The Therapaws READ program seeks to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered pet therapy teams.
Children enjoy reading aloud to the dogs. Studies have shown the level of reading confidence improved for children involved in this program.
READ dogs visit in schools and libraries in Washtenaw County as well as surrounding counties. 
To end, Lana's talk Jeff Crause (Lana's Husband) and Lana had a contest that winners won Stuffed Therapaws Dog.
Lana Berry from Therapaws of MI
Lana Berry from Therapaws and Eric Tindall, acting President for Jan. 7th lunch
 and Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North 2018-2019 President Elect 
We regret to inform you that Gloria Kerry, a Rotarian from Ann Arbor Rotary and the Mother of Karen Kerry (Brad Chick) from Fisher House Michigan and Ann Arbor Rotary has passed away. 
Please come celebrate Gloria's life and legacy on Saturday, January 26th at 2 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor (Directions).
Keep Gloria's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Gloria Kerry's Obituary click HERE.
Gloria Kerry
Take a look at the newly added videos of Arthur Holst called, WWII Veteran, CPT Art Holst, sings a WWI song and CPT Art Holst, Army, WWII.
On December 20, 2018, Arthur Holst passed away. Arthur was a great help with Rotary's Veterans Projects and a VERY IMPORTANT and BIG HELP in bringing the Fisher House to Ann Arbor.
Click   HERE   for Fisher House Michigan Facebook Post on Arthur Holst's Passing.
New: Click   HERE   for Facebook Video called, 
WWII Veteran, CPT Art Holst, sings a WWI song
New: Click   HERE   for Facebook Video called,
CPT Art Holst, Army, WWII
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on January 10, 2019, our Keynote Speaker was David Cole. David, is widely considered a national expert on the automotive industry.
David said, "the old business model is broken". The new business model must be more lean and agile. 
He described that the leaders must view everything through, "it is all about the team, the team, the team".
The leaders must have system thinking, never look at a detail outside of the context of the whole, and in the future market disruption and surprises are very likely and leaders must be fast to adjust.
David's final words in the presentation was "fasten your seat belts: the fun is just beginning, We live in very exciting times."
On January 5 2019, three members of Ann Arbor North and many District 6380 Rotarian's attended the Membership Seminar, held in Lansing Michigan.
At the seminar we discussed at the beginning Is Your Club Healthy? We completed a Rotary Club Health Check, and had a discussion afterwords. 
We then had two Concurrent Sessions, which we chose one of two:
  1. Practicing Flexibility and Innovation
  2. Strategies for Attracting New Members
During a working lunch we talked about Corporate Membership strategies.
Then we had the last Concurrent Session which we chose one of two:
  1. A different Flexibility and Innovation then in Session 1.
  2. Best Practices for Engaging Members.
To end the day we talked about Your Membership Plan.  When you make a long-term membership plan, you’re making a commitment to your club’s health. Create a step-by-step plan to strengthen your membership and keep your club vibrant and relevant.
The day was full of great information on membership and seeing friends from other clubs.
Rotarian's from District 6380
At Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on January 3, 2019, Don Patterson was the keynote speaker. Don's topic was how automobiles work.
He talked about different type of engines and what engines can fit in different car frames. He showed the club, a small engine, a catalytic converter part and a fuel injector and taught us how they work.
Don talked about and showed a video on engine combustion. Combustion, also known as burning, is the basic chemical process of releasing energy from a fuel and air mixture.  In an internal combustion engine (ICE), the ignition and combustion of the fuel occurs within the engine itself. The engine then partially converts the energy from the combustion to work. The engine consists of a fixed cylinder and a moving piston. The expanding combustion gases push the piston, which in turn rotates the crankshaft. Ultimately, through a system of gears in the power train, this motion drives the vehicle’s wheels.
The club also had two special guests at the luncheon. Take a look at they're photos below.
Don Patterson and Pres Joyce Williams
Don Patterson showing how a engine works.
Several guests attended RCAAN's January 3rd Luncheon.
Above photo, is former RCAAN Member and Past President Brent.
S.K Mitra from Rotary Club of Bombay visited while he was in Ann Arbor.
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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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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?
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.
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January 2019
Schedule Monthly Program
Patterson, Donald
Schedule Monthly Program
Sheffrey, Diane
Tindall, Eric
The Four-Way Test
Jarzembowski, Rick
Luncheon Fundraising Activity
Schindel, Bryan
February 2019
Schedule Monthly Program
Windsor, Peggy
Schedule Monthly Program
Mehta, Manish
Mehta, Manish
Schindel, Bryan
The Four-Way Test
Lessens, Doc
Luncheon Fundraising Activity
Specht, Bob
Scott, Gail
March 2019
Schedule Monthly Program
Sheffrey, Diane
Schedule Monthly Program
Specht, Bob
Greenough, Robert
The Four-Way Test
Sheffrey, Diane
Luncheon Fundraising Activity
Talwar, Meera
Schindel, Bryan
April 2019
Schedule Monthly Program
Tindall, Eric
Schedule Monthly Program
Nelson, Scott
Schindel, Bryan
The Four-Way Test
Luncheon Fundraising Activity
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