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 Meeting 
Assistant District Governor
Collyer Smith
2019-2020 Presidential Theme
Date: July 25, 2019
11:50 AM-12:05 PM Check-in
1:10 PM Lunch Meeting Ends
Location: Holiday Inn, Near the U of M
3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor
Everyone is welcome
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?
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On August 19, 2019, Rotary District 6380 hosted a night at Comerica Park. Game started at 7:10 PM with the home team Detroit Tiger's versus Toronto Blue Jay's.
Starting at 6:45 PM we had dinner with fellow Rotarian's, which included hot dogs, hamburgers, lay's potato chips, cole slaw, and beans. 
Shortly before the game started, Dave Rozama, a 1984 World Series Championship Pitcher, joined in with the fellowship, autographed his photo, and took photos with Rotary Member's.
Detroit Tiger's lost 12-1, but all Rotarian's had fun, and of course the Canadian Rotarian's enjoyed the game more.
Group Photo of District 6380 Rotarian's
Dave Rozama & President Eric Tindall
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on August 18, 2019, Tiffany Fitzpatrick talked about Human Trafficking in Michigan. 
Tiffany is a fellow Rotarian and Past President of the Rotary Club in Saline. Last year she joined Love Runs, which is a non-profit organization based out of Northridge Church that focuses on fighting human trafficking in southeast Michigan.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will. Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age.
  • Sex trafficking is the recruitment, or soliciting of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age. 
    • Sex Trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues within the sex industry, including residential brothels,  escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution.
  • Labor trafficking is the recruitment of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
    • Labor trafficking has been found in diverse labor settings including, domestic work, small businesses, large farms, and factories.
Michigan ranks among the worst in the nation for sex slavery and human trafficking.
If you would like to do more click here to go to Tiffany's Love Runs campaign page or got to the National Human Trafficking Hotline website.
For those Rotarian.s that said they were able to help, please come to Diane Sheffrey's on August 3rd at 10:00 AM to sort out supplies and documents.
We are in a need of a few Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Members, for a couple of hours to organize our documents and supplies.
Over the years we have accumulated many documents, supplies and Rotary gifts that now that the Holiday Inn is remodeling, we need to organize and eliminate much of it.
If you are willing to spend a few hours in helping us go through the boxes we have, please contact President Eric and we will set up a time to organize it.
Thank You!
On Saturday, August 10, 2019 we are having a special service project at Food Gatherers Warehouse.
The Food Gatherers collect food donations from local grocery stores and other sources. Donated food much be sorted and expired items discarded, before donation can be passed along to local food pantries and community kitchens. To accomplish this Food Gatherers rely extensively  on volunteers.
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North members will be able to sign-up for this service project at the next few lunch meetings, or click here to go to Ann Arbor Jaycees spreed sheet to sign-up or contact President Eric Tindall.
All volunteers must fill out a consent form. Please fill out and hand in at upcoming lunch meetings or bring it on August 10th.
click here for consent form.
It is that time again to get school supplies for the children at Green Baxter Court. 
Frankie Moore said, "we have about 20-25 students expected to register for GBC programs this fall (elementary & teens). We could use help with any school supplies! but really any backpacks/supplies are welcome."

RCAAN members can start bringing the supplies for the children for July 18th lunch meeting. Please bring supplies to the lunch meetings by August 15th.
If you do not feel like shopping or just would like to help with the project, with a donation, money will be welcomed. Community Action Network will use it when they go shopping. Money can be given to Diane by August 15th.
Items we have enough of, so do not need to buy:
  • Composition Notebooks
 Thank you in advance for you supplies for the children.
If you can come to these gatherings for the new Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Satellite Club, please give them your support.

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor now offers an alternative meeting time through the new RCAA Satellite. Join us for a more informal meeting every other Tuesday evening, 6-7:30 pm, at an Ann Arbor restaurant or pub! Feel free to come and have a drink, an appetizer, or dinner. This group is new, and we will tailor the RCAA Satellite experience based on what you want.

Satellite meetings are open to current RCAA members and anyone who may be looking to be part of Rotary. These meetings are perfect for young professionals, recent graduates, and others in the community who want to be part of a large service-based organization, but cannot regularly attend the regular RCAA Wednesday luncheon meetings or who may prefer a more informal, service project-based community.


WHEN: Tuesday, July 16 and July 30

WHERE: Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

WHAT: This month, learn about what Rotary is, what the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor is up to, and how you can have an impact on our community through RCAA Satellite
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting we had the honor of having the District 6380 Membership Lead, Brenda K Tipton & Anne Nauts a District Membership Committee Member, both from the GROW ROTARY 2020 Team attend the first lunch meeting on July 11, 2019.
At the lunch meeting President Eric Tindall presented Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North goals and the Rotary Club Citation requirements.
In the morning of the 4th of July, many Rotary Club of Ann Arbor  and Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North members walked in the annual Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade. 
The walk started at the corner of State and Liberty, head north to Washington, head west on Washington to Main, head south on Main to Liberty, head east back to State.
We celebrated America's independence with District Governor Don "Sparky" Leonard and Spark Plug. Walking in the parade for Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North was President Eric Tindall and Bob Specht.
Click HERE for more photo's of the Fourth of July Parade.
A new Rotary year is upon us, and let us say one final thank you to former President Barry Rassin for his outstanding leadership. Barry, we will miss you, but we know and appreciate that you will continue to lead Rotary in important ways for years to come.

I have spoken for several months about how Rotary Connects the World, and the time has now arrived to put our words into action. We have an exciting year ahead of us, a year when we begin to implement the new Strategic Plan, what I call the Rotary Action Plan and when we will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter.

That anniversary will underscore the ties we have and goals we share with the United Nations. We will host five special events—UN Day in New York, three presidential conferences in Paris, Santiago, and Rome, and a final celebration just before the Convention in Honolulu. This will help us achieve the first Action Plan goal of increasing our impact by demonstrating that Rotary’s influence in the world has only just begun.

The second Action Plan goal is expanding our reach.  To achieve that, we need to grow Rotary – reaching out to new members, engaging current members, and creating more alternatives for membership for the next generation of Rotarians.

The third goal is enhanced participant engagement, making sure that Rotarians have experiences that are personally and professionally relevant and fulfilling. This is why I believe so strongly in building a more family-friendly Rotary -- one that welcomes children to our activities and that is considerate of families in our scheduling. Let us recommit to putting the needs, expectations, and growth of our participants at the center of all we do.

The final priority of our new Action Plan is increasing our ability to adapt. New approaches to our organizing principles do not threaten our sense of who we are. That is why I believe that Rotary must respect professional commitments and not require Rotary leadership to be a full-time job. We need to respect the time and responsibilities of young people who are building careers.

Together, we will harness the power of connection just as our organization has been doing for more than 114 years. We have a long, proud heritage. And we will continue to thrive because we are not afraid of change.

I look forward to leading you in this important journey, as Rotary Connects the World!

Yours in Rotary,
Mark Daniel Maloney
President, Rotary International 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Presidents Night was June 17, 2019, at The Quarter Bistro in Ann Arbor. 
Tammy Broderick was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow Award From the Club for all her hard work.
We had a talk by our outgoing District Governor, Jane McManus and a short story from Kevin Kelly, Major Gifts Officer at Rotary International. AG Collyer Smith was also here to enjoy the night
Click HERE to see more photos.
2018-2019 President Joyce Williams,  Kevin Kelly, Major Gifts Officer
at Rotary International and 2019-2020 President Eric Tindall.
2018-2019 President Joyce Williams and 2019-2020 President Eric Tindall.
Rotarian's Photo: Board Member FHM Kathy Hays, Don Deatrick, RCAA Pres. Elect Rosemarie Rowney, Ashish Sarkar, Norma Sarkar, Paul Schissler, Anne Nauts, RCAAN Pres. Elect Eric Tindall, RCAA Pres.Greg Stejskal, Pat Pooley  FHM Board Member Karen Diane Kerry, and Pres. FHM Brad Chick at VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. 
On June 14th at 10:00 AM, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North President Elect Eric Tindall and many Ann Arbor Area Rotarian's Celebrated the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the first Fisher House to be built in Michigan.
The Fisher House Ann Arbor was a project inspired by Rotary Clubs of Ann Arbor North, Ann Arbor Downtown, Chelsea and Dexter that we have been working on for the past three years.
Once built, the Fisher House will provide free, temporary lodging to military and Veteran families and caregivers while their loved one is hospitalized at our medical center. 
The program started with Master of Ceremonies with Paula Tutman, Broadcast Journalist from WDIV Local 4, we had the Presentation of Colors from U of M ROTC, the Pledge of Allegiance from Randy Ritter a Board Member of FHM, and them Invocation by Chaplain Marcus Bell, VA Ann Arbor Health System Lead Chaplain.
Dr. Ginny L. Creasman, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Director/CEO, presented opening remarks. Followed by remarks from the following Distinguished Guests:
  • Shella Stovall, Acting VISN 10 Network Director
  • CPT (R) Kate Melcher, Executive Director Fisher House Michigan
  • Danial Patrick, Fisher House Guest and Advocate
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow
  • Congressman Tim Walberg
  • Congresswomen Debbie Dingell
For Closing Remarks David Coker, President of Fisher House Michigan gave some words.
Them Paula Tutman sent everyone outside the tent for the ground breaking of the house.
Ribbon- cutting is anticipated by next Memorial Day on the sixteen family suite home in the VA Ann Arbor campus. We are all very excited to see our first military family feel the warmth, love and comfort as they walk through the door!
For more Photo's of the Ground Breaking  Click Here
Click  HERE  for WDIV segment on the day of the Fisher House Ground Breaking.
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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
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