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.
The Rotary District 6380 Conference was May 4 - May 6, 2018 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti At Eagle Crest. Eight Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Member's participated in the Conference.
  • Peg Windsor
  • Joyce Williams
  • Eric Tindall
  • Scott Nelson
  • Gail Scott
  • Steve (Doc) Lessons
  • Sherry Lessons
  • Tamra Ward
See all the photos by Mike McManus, by clicking Photos of District Conference.
Rotary District Conference 2018
At Last Thursday's Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon, Joet Reoma, invited us to the PACE-MI Recital Concert. PACE-MI stands for Philippine Arts & Culture Ensemble in Michigan. For details about PACE-MI and the concert see the flyers.
PACE-MI Final Poster
Linda Boone & Susan talked about Huron Valley PACE at Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's luncheon on June 14th.
Linda said, "Huron Valley PACE is located in Ypsilanti, MI and serves older adults age 55 or older who have ongoing healthcare needs and live within our service area."
Linda explained, "PACE provides all the care and services covered by Medicare and Medicaid, as well as additional care and services regarded as necessary by the interdisciplinary team. PACE provides coverage for primary and speciality care, prescription drugs, medical transportation, hospital visits, dental care, medical equipment, home care, as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and other services."
You can join PACE if you meet the following conditions:
  • You are 55 years old or older.
  • You live in the service area of a PACE organization.
  • You are certified by the State of Michigan as meeting the need for the nursing home level of care.
  • You are able to live safely in the community with the help of PACE services when you join.
Huron Valley PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) provides a welcomed alternative to nursing home care for participants. The PACE model of care allows seniors aged 55+ to remain independent in their homes and communities while receiving the integrated social, wellness, and medical care services aging adults require.
Huron Valley Web-page
Huron Valley PACE Web-page
At Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon on June 7, 2018, Michael Kiehne from Michigan Legal Help was the speaker.
Michael explained, "Michigan Legal Help Website is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you learn about your legal problems and get ready for court. There are many Do-It-Yourself tools to help you create court forms.
Michael said, "the website does not give legal advice, and it is not a substitute for having a lawyer. If you need more help, search the website for a lawyer, community services, or a Self-Help Center nearby. The website does not cover all areas of law. Instead, it focuses on making some legal information easier to understand."
Michigan Legal Help
Joanne Jarvi, from the Jewish Family Services was the speaker at lunch on May 31, 2018. Joanne is the Business Development Manager at JFS. 
Joanne said, "Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County is a private non-profit social services agency serving the greater Ann Arbor community since 1993. Originally established by the Jewish Federation of Washtenaw County to assist the growing number of refugee families in Ann Arbor from the former Soviet Republics, JFS has since grown into an organization providing programs and services ranging from older adult care giving to immigrant resettlement and career services."
She said, "as an agency in Washtenaw County that serves a diverse, international population, the mission of Jewish Family Services is to create solutions, promote dignity and inspire humanity."
Programs & Services:
Joanne explained, "that Jewish Family Services is not only for Jewish individuals, they serve all religions, races and ethnicities since 1993."
Written by Jane McManus
There’s a New District Governor coming to town.  Grab your boots, hats, jeans and mosey on over to the Lazy J Ranch.  Jane McManus will be welcoming you to an evening of fun, fellowship and some good grub. 
Festivities begin with a cash bar at 6:00pm on July 12, 2018.  Get your appetite primed for a Pig Roast with all the fixins, (vegetarian and pasta options available).  Treat yourself to ice cream from the Good Humor cart. Burn those extra calories off with some good ole barn dancing.
So saddle up and get on over to the Lazy J located at 625 South Hickory Ridge Road, Milford, Mi  48380. See you there Pardner.
Meet The Governor - Thursday July 12, 2018

Toronto, Canada 

Inspiration Is Around The Corner

The Rotary International Convention will travel to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where there’s Inspiration Around Every Corner, June 23-27, 2018.

Toronto is a diverse city with lots to offer, including vibrant cultural, art, entertainment, and culinary scenes.

You’ll learn about new ideas, hear different perspectives, and gain new skills through engaging speakers, breakout sessions, and exhibits in the House of Friendship.
Register Now at

The last day to register online is June 27, 2018.


On May 20th, 2018 Rotarians Dr. Karen Kerry and Dr. Andrew Gessert took part in a fundraiser for Fisher House of Michigan. The event was a charity workout hosted by Wolverine Strength and Conditioning in Ann Arbor. The workout was named after Michael Murphy a soldier killed in action on June 28th 2005.
Murph, as he was known to those close to him, died when he left his cover position and went to a clearing away from the mountains. He exposed himself to a hail of gunfire in order to relay crucial information to headquarters requesting immediate support for his team. He was shot multiple times during the engagement but managed to finish the call. While being shot, he signed off saying –“Thank You,” then continued to fight from his exposed position.
On July 4th 2005 Murphy’s remains were found by a group of American soldiers during a combat search and rescue operation and returned him to the United States. Nine days later, on July 13th 2005, Murphy was buried with full military honors at Calverton National Cemetery. 
A workout named in Michael’s honor is performed at CrossFit affiliates across the United States on or near Memorial Day. The workout is named “Murph” and consists of a 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and a final 1 mile run. 
This workout was one of Murphy’s favorite and he called it “Body Armor.”
When the charity workout was over the members of Wolverine Strength and Conditioning and all who participated raised just over $24,000 for Fisher House!
Only Two Weeks Left to Double Your Money For FHM.
At Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on May 10th, Karen Kerry, Board Member of Fisher House Michigan and Ann Arbor Rotarian visited the club to say, "that the house has started a campaign that will DOUBLE your donation dollar."
In November 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs approved the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System as the site for the first Fisher House. This year John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit has been added to the approved list for a new house.
To date Michiganders have donated more then $1.5 million toward Fisher House Michigan's construction commitment of $3.5 million for the Ann Arbor House. Because of the strong support of the community FHM has committed to breaking ground in Ann Arbor in 2019.
Karen said, "to keep things moving she wants everyone to join their 2018 Memorial Day Match Campaign."
This Memorial Day, Fisher House Michigan is asking you to honor a Service Member or Veteran in your life. Donate and double your impact between May 1 - June 30, every donor dollar will be matched by generous Michigan donors, led by a $100,000 challenge gift from Ann Arbor's American Legion Post #46
FHM Memorial Day Match Donation Card
Memorial Day Match Card - Front
Memorial Day Match Card - Back
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation received $8.68 from 01/31/18-04/30/18.
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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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: Starting July 2018, First & Third Monday, 5:30 p.m., Absolute Tile
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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