Rotary Club Of Ann Arbor North
 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North meeting location is at Dixboro United Methodist Church at 5221 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI 48105 View Map.
 
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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.
Stories
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on December 08, 2022, Dr. Steven Modell talked about the "Flint and Detroit Middle Schools Diabetes and Substance Use Education Project".
 
Steven started out with his talk with some projects on the projects.
Background:
  • Oct 2014 - May 2019, MSU and U of M, under an NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), engaged 1,271 6th through 8th grade students from Flint, MI in the “Health in Our Hands” genetics educational program, with piloting in Flint and Detroit.
  • Enactment schools in Flint (54% African American; 39% European American; 5% multiracial; 4.5% Latino).
  • Flint median income $17,086; Detroit median income $18,621.
  • Curriculum designed along with education, health, and community-based partners.
  • Driving questions:
    • “What controls my health?” (diabetes curriculum for 6th graders;
    • “How can looking for thrills make me miserable?” (addiction curriculum for 7th and 8th graders).
Next Steven talked about the study
Curriculum
  • In Unit 1. What Controls My Health? Students meet Monique, a girl diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, by video. Students explore the biology of diabetes and investigate how lifestyle options for healthy foods and exercise can help prevent the condition.
  • Unit 2. How Can Looking for Thrills Make Me Miserable? starts with a video of teens’ testimonials about addiction to vaping (e-cigarettes). Students investigate the brain’s reward system from an evolutionary perspective, and examine its role in addictive behavior.
The curriculum closely adhered to Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Phenomena – why they occur - e.g.,
    • A. diabetes – explaining how a young person, Monique, found out she had it;
    • B. vaping in high school students – explaining how the brain’s reward system evolved and addictive substances and behaviors operate.
  • Learning – 3-dimensional - disciplinary core ideas, cross-cutting concepts, scientific practices
  • Performance expectations - e.g., Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
  • Coherence - Fit of knowledge and skills together throughout the course.
In class activities they did the following:
  • Simulated glucose tolerance testing (“Science Take-Out” hands-on learning kit) to figure out how glucose levels indicate the presence of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
  • A sand-rat simulation to model diabetes under different food conditions and genotypes.
  • Monkeyflower experiments to observe the effect of saline environments on plant growth.
  • A lab to examine how a new drug, “Floratryp,” can hijack the brain’s reward pathway and lead to addictive behavior in mice and humans.
Methods the study used:
  • Project impact measured with student and teacher pre/post classroom surveys.
  • Presentation event student and adult participant event questionnaires.
  • Adult participant (family and community member) interviews.
  • Quantitative methods (social sciences statistical package) were used to analyze pre and post classroom surveys.
  • Mixed qualitative/quantitative methods were used to analyze event questionnaire and interview data.
Results: Pilot and Field Test
  • Occurred in both Detroit and Flint schools.
  • Showed that many students and their parents could relate to the diabetes examples used.
  • Student teacher: “You can’t see your genes, but now the students are able to see how they form their lifestyles and compare to what they’re learning.”
  • Led to simplifying language used in the questionnaires.
  • Showed that more effort would be needed to get students to share what they learned with friends and family. As a result, project organizers made revisions to the curriculum, reinforced these in teacher professional learning, and asked partners for feedback on ways to improve connections with families. 
  • The spring 2018 substance use (SUD) curriculum pilot was instrumental in highlighting the need for further effort to make presentation event participants aware of future career choices. A parent suggestion that “[project] judges should talk about their own profession” was subsequently incorporated.
Results: Adult Findings
  • Spring 2017 diabetes presentation event questionnaires displayed a gradation of adult attendee responses: 
    • 64% strongly and 27% somewhat agreeing with a statement on curricular awareness. 
    • 9/11 parents/family members and 5/9 community members (school employees, project volunteers, Food Corps) having talked with a student about diabetes.
    • 10/11 parents/family members affirming having subsequently discussed food changes within their family. 
    • Spring 2018 substance use presentation event questionnaires, adult attendee responses:
      • 6/11 adults attending the spring 2018 event affirmed discussing the addiction community action research project with a student.
      • Majority of adult event participants and half the parents marked “Some” as to whether they discussed making healthy lifestyle decisions with a student.
Results: Means of Informing Adults
  • Fall 2018 adult attendees on how they found out about the new science curriculum (9 respondents):
    • 1 heard about the new curriculum from their student. 
    • 1 recalled receiving a notifying letter from the school.
    • 7 indicated they heard about it via an e-mail from the curriculum organizers.
    • Only 2/3 spring adult attendees, and 4/10 adult attendees had visited the program Facebook and Instagram web pages.
Models in learning:
  • 2 major modes of learning – formal (in-classroom) and informal (outside the classroom). Formal learning can be didactic or lesson-based, and participatory. Community action projects took place in informal settings.
    • Students demonstrated improvements in self-perceived learning as depicted in the Student Survey results. Factors: complexity of the phenomena discussed, student ability to identify with the models used.
    • We learned this lesson in a previous high school genetics curriculum we developed and enacted. Students had trouble coping with the transition between DNA transcription to translation of the messenger RNA code into protein. This is why using Monique as an example for middle school students was so helpful, as were the community projects that represented concrete, active hands-on examples of what the students were learning.
    • One parent remarked: “My son didn’t discuss the diabetes, but the food part with Monique. That kids can get diabetes. Monique is his age.” (Spring 2017 Event Participant 6 – Parent, female, Age 39”.
  • In the student interviews and event questionnaires, one student found the sand-rat simulations to be a fresh experience, and learned from them. Another “did not like” the flexibility of the simulations. 
  • During the last year of enactment, students voiced appreciation of each others’ help in presenting models of the brain (in-class projects).
  • Teachers (65% to 80%) in both the diabetes and addiction curricula marked “Very true” to the Teacher Survey statement “The community activities outside the classroom are of value to my students.” Students liked conducting the projects and viewing others’. Parents participated in the community action projects, though tallies showed more parents could have gotten involved.
Conclusion
  • Multiple related approaches – didactic lessons, modeling, and community research projects – can successfully be used to teach genes and the environment within middle school science classes in underserved communities.
  • Involvement of community members is helpful in the educational process; further efforts are needed to engage parents. 
  • Chronic disease and behavioral conditions can serve as useful biological phenomena anchoring middle school genetics education.
 
Lastly a note of club information, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Holiday Party is December 22, 2022, Weber's at 3050 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. RSVP to Diane Sheffrey by December 16th with yourself and your guests. See flyer click following link: Holiday Event Flyer.
 
 
On Saturday, November 5, the three Rotary Clubs in Ann Arbor and Kids Coalition Against Hunger (KCAH) combined to conduct an area-wide service project. The effort was to assemble packets of ingredients to make hot, nutritious, and filling "one-pot" meals. Each meal is comprised of rice, soy, dried vegetables, vitamins, and flavoring.
 
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The children at Green Baxter Court in Ann Arbor enjoyed their Halloween Party on October 27th.
 
Members of RCAAN donated a hefty load of sweet treats to help them celebrate. Thank you to all members who donated the special food items needed to ensure that the children celebrated in style.
 
 
 
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on November 10th, Patti Lee from Toronto West Rotary talked about the water problems in Cambodia.
 
Patti talked about her work that she is doing with the Troy Rotary Club. This includes building toilets, wells, and handwashing stations at local government schools and building family toilets for impoverished village people, some of whom are landmine affected victims. Over the years, Patti and partners have initiated many outreach programs including total financial support to 4 schools with over 500 students as well as needed wells, toilets and hand washing stations. 
 
Similar to our club in India, Patti and her partners build toilets for Village Families in Cambodia. Some issues in which building the toilets is:
  • Preventing sanitation issues and major health issues.
  • Protection of families against abuse.
Patti talked about sanitation in schools:
  • All schools have toilets, wells, and a hand washing station.
  • Teachers teach all students the proper method to hand washing.
  • Students must wash hands after using toilets and before going into the library to read. 
  • Give privacy/dignity for women.
Patti ended her talk with a brief summary on fundraising for her project. She described how Troy Rotary has helped her. 
 
 
At The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on October 27, 2022, Jessie Hitt from The Humane Society of Huron Valley was our speaker.
 
Jessie said, "For more than 125 years, the Humane Society of Huron Valley has been serving the community, saving animals and helping people." HSHV is the only animal shelter in Washtenaw County, taking in all types of unwanted, injured, lost, stray, abandoned, and abused animals. Today, they help over 24,000 animals and their people through our array of services every year. 
 
While HSHV is known for cats and dogs, the HSHV started out 125 years ago with Horses. And children! With the mission of “prevention, by all proper means, of cruelty to animals and children and the prevention of all cruelty by humane education”.
 
HSHV has the highest “save rate” among all similar animal shelters in Michigan. And that we’re classified as a “no-kill” shelter, as defined by Maddie’s Fund, a leader in the no-kill movement. Michigan Pet Fund Alliance consistently recognizes HSHV for our save rate.
 
Huron Society of Huron Valley gets dog's, cat's, and even rabbits you are able to adopt. 
 
How does the animals get to HSHV:
  • Stray: If an animal is presumed to truly not have an owner or family, then “stray” helps to clarify that they need help finding a safe place to go.
  • Surrendered: Animal owner relinquishes all rights of the pet to the Humane Society of Huron Valley. This means that HSHV then assumes the new role as the owner of that animal.
  • Seized:  a dog is running loose in violation of local leash laws. officers suspect a dog is being abused or neglected. a dog has bitten or injured someone, or. the owner has violated the conditions for keeping a dangerous dog.
  • Transfer: To move animals to one place to HSHV.
 
HSHV’s Veterinary Clinic can provide high quality, affordable services for just about everything you need to keep your animals healthy and happy. And the money you spend on treatment goes right back into helping animals in the shelter!
 
HSHV also gives behavioral help to your pet if needed.
 
Jessie told the club that they participate in "Love Trail". HSHV transport animals — often puppies! — from struggling rescues and shelters with high euthanasia rates to HSHV. Every other Wednesday the Van comes to their Washtenaw County location with the animals and they have mostly been adopted by the end of the weekend.
 
Humane Society of Huron Valley is located just down the street from our meeting location at 3100 Cherry Hill Road Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 
 
 
Jessie brought this dog with her. So cute! She is up for adoption.
 
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on Oct 13th, at our new meeting location Dixboro United Church, District Governor Bala Murthy was our speaker. 
 
Bala talked to the club with an inspirational talk about service. He told the club a quote by Mahatna Gandhi, "the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
 
Bala mentioned the Operation Pollination event that happens in September, the Youth Exchange which Bryan Schindel's Daughter is in Germany this year, and many other things that are going on in the District.
 
Bala continued with some District 6380 events that you can participate in to lose yourself in service
  • Rotary at Detroit Free Press Marathon: Have fun by being part of this most unique International Marathon. Volunteers will be assigned various tasks by the event Rotary coordinator. 
  • "Send Hunger Packing" with the Clubs of Ann Arbor: This service project is being hosted by the three Rotary Clubs in town; Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor West and Ann Arbor North. It will be an area-wide event that will use an assembly-line process to produce packets of ingredients for “one-pot” meals that will be distributed both locally and internationally with some stored for emergencies. The event will be held in the cafeteria at Ann Arbor Pioneer High on the morning of Saturday, November 5. Click here to register and more information
  • Foundation Gala: A Rotary Foundation event that will be held at the Suburban Collection in Novi. There will be a strolling Dinner, Entertainment, a Silent Auction and Cash bar.
DG Bala Murthy stuck around a little after the meeting to hear about the club's new Strategic Plan. 
 
 
On Thursday September 22nd the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North had our last club meeting at the University Living in Ann Arbor. Starting the next club meeting we are going back to the North Side of Ann Arbor to Dixboro United Methodist Church at 5221 Church Road, Ann Arbor of Plymouth Road.
 
At the meeting we started with the Pledge, Four Way Test, Invocation Birthdays and  many Happy Dollars. A Happy Dollar was given for the launch of the 60,000 Tree Challenge to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly on September 10th. It was a beautiful launch event concluded with a release of newly hatched Monarch butterflies, and a signing by several Rotary districts of the Pollinator Pledge organized by Scott R Nelson and Chris Stein of US National Park Service. Four representatives of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, plus District Governor Bala Murthy of Rotary District 6380, PDG Jane McManus, Mike McManus of Brighton and the DGs of Rotary District 6400, and Rotary District 6360 working together on this important cause to protect the Monarch.
 
Another Happy Dollar was given by Manish on an approved Grant  for the club, which is connected to solar energy.
 
An announcement was given by Pres Bob about the Tote Bag Membership Project. Bob and other club members are going to the following Farmers Markets to promote Rotary:
  • Sept 24th: Dexter Farmers Market
  • Sept 25th: Sunday Artisan Market
Lastly we had a talk from Dr. Brent Lufgen about climate change in the Great Lakes basin.
 
Brent Lufgen
At The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on September 8, 2022 our speaker was Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor. 
 
Christopher Taylor is an attorney who has served as the mayor of Ann Arbor, since 2014.
 
Mayor Taylor did not have a presentation, he wanted to take our questions about the City of Ann Arbor. He answered questions about road construction, economic development (new business in Ann Arbor) and many more.
 
Also at meeting Pres. Bob announced that starting the meeting on October 13th, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North will be moving back to the North Side of Ann Arbor. The new location will be The Dixboro United Methodist Church at 5221 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI 48105
 
 
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on August 25, 2022, Scott Nelson filled in for Pres Bob Specht who was under the weather. 
 
The presentation at the meeting was given by Chris Stein, who talked about Operation Pollination.
 
About Operation Pollination:
 
Operation Pollination is a group that recognizes the importance of pollinator habitat both restored and maintained on public and private lands.  Through collaboration and outreach with partners, an interconnected mosaic of pollinator habitat (with core public areas) will be developed to stabilize and/or increase populations of pollinator species throughout project areas.
 
Given the breadth, severity and persistence of pollinator loss, it is critical to expand efforts to reverse these losses and help restore pollinator populations to healthy levels.  Our Chris said the goal of Operation Pollination is to collaboratively and strategically protect and enhance pollinator species and their habitat on public and private lands by:
  • Increase and Improve Pollinator Habitat:  Work to develop a network of Pollinator friendly habitat on public and private lands;
  • Public-Private Partnerships:  Develop strategic partnerships to improve or create habitat for pollinators as well as provide educational opportunities within the scope of the resolution
  • Education:  Encourage voluntary, collaborative and locally led conservation that has proven to be effective in maintaining and enhancing working landscapes.
Rotary Involvement:
 
In June of 2020 the Rotary International Board of Directors and the The Rotary Foundation Trustees added “supporting the environment” as the 7th Area of Focus.  The Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) provided both the documentation and the leadership in this effort, and is a partner in Operation Pollination, embracing the effort as an ESRAG Project.
 
Getting Involved?
 
Chris talked about how The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North can get involved. There is 3 easy steps in becoming involved with Operation Pollination:
  1. Develop your own pollinator resolution.
  2. Enlist partners to sign a pollinator pledge.
    • Partners can be large or small, for profit or not-for-profit, government or non-government. 
  3. Put partner names on the back of your resolution.
    • Obtain Widespread Media Attention about your Operation Pollination Project.
Operation Pollination Event in Windsor CA.
 
On September 10, 2022 Bala Murthy (and our own Scott Nelson) is going to sign an Operation Pollination Pledge for District 6380. The event is to celebrate the launch of the "Monarch Butterfly 60,000 Tree Challenge".
 
To watch Operation Pollination presentation given on August 25, 2022:
 
 
Operation Pollination Presentation on August 25, 2020: PowerPoint Presentation From Chris Stein About Operation Pollination.
 
 
 
 
 
At August 11, 2022 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting at Ann Arbor's Pittsfield Branch Library due to a Covid-19 outbreak at University Living, our speaker was Kel Keller who is an author of history on slavery. 
 
Kel's subject of his talk was about the relationship of the United States 3rd President Thomas Jefferson and his relationship with a slave names Sally Hemings.
 
Like countless enslaved women, Sally Hemings bore children fathered by her owner. Female slaves had no legal right to refuse unwanted sexual advances. Sally Hemings was the child of an enslaved woman and her owner, as were five of her siblings.
 
Sally was the half Sister of Martha Jefferson. They shared the same father, little is documented about them, both are industrious, and both had at least 6 children and lost children at infancy.
 
When Sally Hemings was 14, she was chosen by Jefferson’s sister-in-law to accompany his daughter Maria to Paris, France, as a domestic servant and maid in Jefferson’s household. In France Sally was legally free. Sally was reunited with her older brother James, whom Jefferson had brought with him two years earlier to study French cooking. They lived at Jefferson's residence, the Hôtel de Langeac. Maria (Polly) and Martha (Patsy), Jefferson’s older daughter who was already in Paris, lived primarily at the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont, where they were boarding students.
 
Shortly after her arrival, Jefferson’s records indicate that Sally was inoculated against smallpox, a common and deadly disease during that time.
 
Sally received training—especially in needlework and the care of clothing—to suit her for her position as lady's maid to Jefferson's daughters and was occasionally paid a monthly wage of twelve livres (the equivalent of two dollars).
 
Sally was transported from the plantations of Virginia to what Jefferson described as “the vaunted scene of Europe!” Unlike countless enslaved women, Sally Hemings was able to negotiate with her owner. At 16-year-old agreed to return to enslavement at Monticello in exchange for “extraordinary privileges” for herself and freedom for her unborn children. Over the next 32 years Hemings raised four children
 
Sally Hemings had at least six children fathered by Thomas Jefferson. Four survived to adulthood. Decades after their negotiation, Jefferson freed all of Sally Hemings’s children – Beverly and Harriet left Monticello in the early 1820s; Madison and Eston were freed in his will and left Monticello in 1826. 
 
Also at the August 11th meeting Lee Halsted visited the meeting to drop off our Peace Pole that we are going to put into the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden at Gallup Park.
 
Kel Keller talking about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Heming's relationship.
 
Lee Halsted gives the Peace Pole to Ann Arbor North.
 
At the July 28, 2022 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on July 28th, Dr. Ursula Jakob's talk about aging research. Ursula is a professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan. 
 
Ursula started out telling the club that life expectancy in the United States is 79.05 years.
 
How do we study aging? Gerontology is the study of the physical aspects of aging, as well as the mental, social and societal implications of aging.
 
We study aging because from a public health perspective, aging is also the critical risk factor for a variety of human pathologies, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, many forms of cancer and metabolic disease/type II diabetes, which have become much more prevalent in the elderly.
 
Aging Scientist's study aging by using yeast, worms, fish, mice etc... 
 
Ursula talked about anti-aging inventions that extend life expectancy:
  • Calorie Restriction: A dietary intervention that is low in calories but maintains proper nutrition, is the only intervention known to date that consistently decreases the biological rate of aging and increases both average and maximal lifespan.
  • Rapamycin: Rapamycin treatment late in life can increase lifespan and reverse the age-related decline in cardiac function, vascular dysfunction, and cognition in mice.
  • Metformin: Metformin works by helping to restore the body's response to insulin. It decreases the amount of blood sugar that the liver produces and that the intestines or stomach absorb. Preliminary studies suggest that metformin may actually slow aging and increase life expectancy by improving the body's responsiveness to insulin, antioxidant effects, and improving blood vessel health.
  • Exercise: physical activity and exercise are well-established countermeasures against muscle aging, and have been shown to attenuate age-related decreases in muscle mass, strength, and regenerative capacity, and slow or prevent impairments in muscle metabolism.
  • Hormesis: Hormesis is a phenomenon in which adaptive responses to low doses of otherwise harmful factors (also called mild stressors) make cells and organisms more robust. 
Also at the meeting Gail Scott showed us the Rotary Reusable Bags that we are giving out at the Farmer Market this year. The first one is coming up in a few weeks.
 
Dr Ursula Jakob talks about aging.
 
Gail Scott shows off the Rotary Bags for the Tote Bag/Membership Project.
 
At July 14, 2022, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting, which was totally virtual because of an COVID-19 outbreak at University Living. 
 
Pres. Bob made may announcements at the meeting:
  • Bob Greenough's memorial service is July 24th from 1-4 at his home (More information click here)
  • Meet The Governor is July 21st at Kensington Metro Park (More information click here)
  • Bags Membership Project: Bags are coming soon. Gail described more about the project and the volunteer scheduling. 
  • Lastly Scott talked about operation pollination. Scott talked to DG Balla M. about a District Project that works on helping plants pollinate. Scott described at the Oyamel Fir Tree for saving the Monarch Butterfly. Click here for more information.
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Wednesday, 12:00 p.m., Michigan Union, 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Second & Fourth Thursday's, 12:00 p.m., University Living of Ann Arbor, 2865 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 
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Ann Arbor West   Ann Arbor West:
First & Third Monday's, 5:30 p.m., Absolute Title (Zoom during COVID-19)

Chelsea   Chelsea: 
Tuesday, 12:15 p.m., The Common Grill Restaurant

Dexter    Dexter: 
Thursday, 7:30 a.m., Fillmore

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., 109 West Michigan Ave, Saline, MI 48176
Ypsilanti   Ypsilanti: 
Monday, 11:45 p.m., (Zoom during COVID-19)
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