Rotary Club Of Ann Arbor North
 
We meet Thursdays at 12:05 PM
11:50 PM-12:05 PM Check-in 

Holiday Inn, Near The University of Michigan
3600 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
 
Phone:  (734)224-4130
 
 
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon
November 21, 2019
 
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Location: Holiday Inn, Near the University of Michigan
3600 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105
 
Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 11:50 AM - 1:15 PM
 
We will be taking up a collection for Keven Kelly's efforts for Ending Polio in the Miles To End Polio- El Tour de Tucson.
 
 
 
Mission And Vision Statement
RCAAN
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
 
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?
 
Stories
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Holiday Party
For Alumni, Family & Friend’s.
 
Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan 3600 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105
 
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Drinks & Fellowship- 6:00 PM Dinner- 7:00 PM
Festivities- 8:00 PM
 
Menu
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
London Broil
Vegetarian Wellington
 
Cost
$35.00
 
Please RSVP by December 6th to pegwindsor55@aol, with your menu items and how many will attend.
This year we are inviting alumni to celebrate the holidays, please join us. Wear your favorite fun Holiday Sweater. Bring a gift for the White Elephant Exchange!
 
Also bring you can bring an undergarment for the Empowered Man Ministries.
Women's bras - all sizes from the smallest to the very largest,
Women’s panties,
Men under pants (briefs),
Long sleeve undershirts - both men's and women. 
 
 
 
Kate Melcher, Executive Director of Fisher House Michigan was Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon speaker on October 31, 2019.
 
Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. Kate said, "84 of Fisher Houses are located at military and VA medical centers around the world, however, there are currently NONE in Michigan. Supporting the national Fisher House Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fisher House Michigan (FHM) aims to change that. Eighteen months after a Fisher House was approved for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, a second house for Michigan was approved for the Detroit VAMC.
 
Fisher Houses are first-class facilities, beautifully designed and well built. Kate described a story that in California, their was an earthquake and all that happened was that things fell off the shelves.
 
Kate told us a story about her Grandfather, toward the end of his life. She went to a VA Hospital and he wanted to tell about her,  to his friends. He took her into a room, she was still wearing her Army wear, and he told them that this is my Grandson, and I am so proud of her.
 
Kate invited all to a Stories of Service Concert. She said, "our veterans serve our country selflessly, often in the face of great sacrifice and suffering.  We seek to honour that service at this concert. Please join us at 7:00 PM, November 6th for an engaging evening of story-telling and music at Michigan Theater. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on October 31, 2019, Past District Governor Jane McManus with Assistant Governor Collyer Smith, presented the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North the Rotary (formally Presidential) Citation for 2018-2019.
 
In Past Presidents' Joyce Williams absents President Eric Tindall, accepted the citation for her and the club. 
 
 
On October 26, 2019, a total of ten Children, four Parent's, four Ann Arbor North Member's and Harrison Metzler, Director of Green Baxter Court Center  went to Three Cedars Farm for some fall fun. The Children enjoyed, a hay ride, walking the corn maze, petting animals in the petting farm,  and had delicious apple cider and donuts.
 
 
The excitement was bubbling as Rotarians, Visiting Rotarians and dozens of guests crowded Weber’s Ballroom to hear Ann Lee Hussey tell her personal story of a life with polio. President Rosemarie gaveled the celebration to order, we sang The Star Spangled Banner and O Canada. Karen Driggs told the story of Jonas Salk and French painter Francoise Gilot who had a very happy 25 year unconventional second marriage. Karen reminded us that happiness can be found late in life if we remain open to change and compromise.
 
President Rosemarie dispensed with much of the business part of our meeting. She greeted Rotarians and guests, then talked about all the things Rotary does busseyoth locally and around the world, emphasizing our theme of Helping Kids Succeed.
 
Notes from the Program:
 
Joanne Pierson introduced our speaker, Ann Lee Hussey. Ann Lee is a member of the Portland Sunrise Club in Berwick, Maine. She and her husband, both Rotarians, recently sold their veterinary clinic. In addition to her many polio activities and working as a veterinary tech, Ann Lee has been very active in Rotary, serving a District Governor in 2010 and 2011.
 
There was total silence as Ann Lee told her story of life with polio.  She contracted the disease just three short months after the Salk vaccine was declared safe and effective.  She was one of 28,585 people who contracted the disease in 1955, and she was seventeen months old.  After she returned from the hospital her mother massaged and exercised her legs, every three hours, around the clock, while also caring for her four older siblings.  Her childhood was marked by her difference – the teasing, the being left out of activities, the struggle to get around.  Her name and story were reported in her local paper.  A stranger, Mrs. Woodbury, living in another town, sent her mother a note of encouragement, and thus began a lifelong friendship.  When she was old enough, she began writing Mrs. Woodbury, who never failed to send notes and cards to commemorate so many life events, always enclosing two dollars.  The friendship endured until Mrs. Woodbury died at age 80.  She taught Ann Lee the meaning of giving, and the art of receiving.  Every day she remembers that small kindnesses mean very much to other people.
 
After more surgeries and therapy sessions than one can count, Ann Lee walks with a limp.  But that has not stopped her from traveling the world to help eradicate this crippling disease.  She went on her first National Immunization Day trip in 2001 in India.  She has now done more than thirty trips in ten countries in Asia and Africa.   Her praise goes to the thousands of health care workers who educate and prepare villagers for the immunization days.  These people, 80% of whom are women, go to each household to explain the disease, how it spreads, and how the immunizations protect people from polio.  This is often a dangerous job, not only to get to remote villages and towns but also to overcome suspicion and hostility to outsiders.  Ann Lee was able to bring to life for us the experience of people surging forward to greet the immunization team, eager and grateful to have the opportunity to protect their children.
 
Ann Lee urged us all to tell the Rotary story, even though our audiences will be much smaller than hers.  The effort to eradicate polio has enlisted 200 nations and has five major participants:  Rotary International, the World Health Organization, CDC, UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Though most of us will not experience the personal rewards that come when we see healthy, happy, excited faces of children receiving this life changing vaccine, we can all do something, even if just contributing money, to eradicate polio.
 
There had not been a sound since Ann Lee began speaking, but the silence split by thunderous applause, and more than a few sniffles.
 
District Governor Sparky Leonard bounded up to the podium, thanking Ann Lee for her so moving and personal story.  He greeted Rotarians and guests with his usual enthusiasm.  He then got to the purpose of his visit – auctioning off Paulie the Polio Bear.  Competition was hot and fierce, but Collyer Smith was the winner with his very generous $2000.00 bid.
 
President Rosemarie closed the meeting with more thanks to Ann Lee and urged all of us to heed Ann Lee’s wish – that  we all do something to eradicate polio.
 
Story written by Agnes Reading for Rotary of Ann Arbor website.
 
 
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North had our Annual Dinner Fundraiser. 
 
The fundraiser was a 50's theme. The menu was hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, waffle fries, and milk shakes all created in the 50's.
 
People danced to a DJ, and with the live band called Jeff and the Deck Chairs. The songs were all from the 50's. 
 
Outside the Holiday Inn there was a Chevrolet from the 50's.
 
Paulie the Purple Polio Bear was in attendance. He took photos all around the party, with famous entertainers, with the Chevrolet, with the shelter box, and learned how to dance from instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
 
Everyone including Paulie had a great time.
 
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At October 17, 2019 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon we had Sarah Paspal-Jasinski, the Director of Development of the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
 
The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County provides temporary shelter and connections to services in a safe and caring environment and works with the community to allocate the necessary resources to meet the needs of people who are experiencing homelessness. 
 
The Shelter Association serves nearly 1500 adults experiencing homelessness each year. ​They are housed at the Robert J. Delonis Center on the edge of downtown Ann Arbor and operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
 
The program and services of Shelter Association:
 
  • Residential: Our Residential Program offers those experiencing homelessness temporary shelter, intensive case management, and help to find income and save for affordable housing. Case managers conduct a comprehensive assessment with each Residential client to identify their obstacles to finding housing; then help them create a plan to address their obstacles. During a stay in the Residential Program, we work with our clients to help them increase income, and obtain affordable housing, while also addressing physical, mental and substance health related issues. Each Residential client has access to all services offered by the Shelter.
  • Non-Residential/Shelter Diversion: For individuals experiencing homelessness who are not in our Residential Program, the Shelter Association provides an array of services for both immediate assistance and to encourage long-term change.
  • Winter Programs: From mid-November through March the Shelter offers Winter Programs that include a Warming Center at the Delonis Center, the Rotating Shelter hosted by faith-based congregations, and assists with the coordination the Daytime Warming Program provided by the community-based advocacy organization MISSION.
  • Critical Time Intervention: An addition to our Non-Residential Program is Critical Time Intervention (CTI). CTI provides short term case management to clients who have recently ended their homeless experience. This program is designed to help the most vulnerable individuals increase their quality of life and reduce recidivism. By strengthening ties to ongoing support services, friends and family the program provides emotional and practical support; and advocacy during the critical transition from homelessness to stable housing.
  • Shelter Health Clinic: The Shelter Clinic is operated by Packard Health. This clinic serves the community’s most vulnerable population. The clinic is available to anyone in need in the community as a primary care site as well! The Packard Health Medical Director oversees the clinic, and the Shelter Association's medical case manager assists clients and interfaces with Packard Health.
  • Community Kitchen: The Community Kitchen, operated by Food Gatherers offers meals to anyone in Washtenaw County in need 364 days a year. Anyone in need is welcome to come for a meal; Lunch is served Monday-Friday 12-1pm and dinner is 5:30-6:30pm. On the weekends and holidays, from 3:00-4:00pm there is one community meal.  They have served over 1.5 million meals to date!
  • Basic Needs: The Shelter offers a wide array of services to meet the basic needs of those experiencing homelessness.  At their core, these services focus on granting those we serve the basic human dignity that they deserve.  These services include showers, a mailbox, laundry, phone access, and storage for their belongings. Anyone in the community experiencing homelessness is able to access these services.
  • Recuperative Care: The Shelter now offers a Recuperative Care program. We are one of three centers in Michigan, alone with no place to heal, infection, injury and worsening health lead to expensive re-hospitalization. Hope of securing income and housing are delayed or abandoned. Recuperative Care breaks this cycle. By being discharged to our Medical Recuperative Care Program, a client receives shelter, time to recover, medical supervision, case management and a bridge to permanent housing. Housed and healed, clients live longer, happier lives. 
  • Pathways: The Pathways program provides temporary shelter, safety and security to clients prior to and/or exiting from a residential or outpatient substance abuse detoxification program.​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Sarah gave the club a few service opportunities that we may pursue.
 
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North partnered on  a Global Grant in Pune, India. This worthwhile Rotary Foundation Co-sponsored Global Grant project in 2017 with RCAA (lead club), Novi and Detroit Rotary Clubs and two Rotary Clubs in Pune (India). RCAAN contributed $2000 for this highly leveraged $90k project, which is now making a huge difference to saving infant lives at a rural hospital in Central India.
 
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation earned $31.32 for time period 07/31/19-10/31/19. 10 households are registered for Ann Arbor North Foundation's Kroger Community Rewards. .
 
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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
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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:
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Milan   Milan: 
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Monday, 11:45 p.m., EMU Student Center
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