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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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.
“Manish is delighted to share some wonderful news from Rotarian Rakesh Sahni, his dedicated counterpart & Project Chair from the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Midtown (RCCM) on The Rotary Foundation sponsored Project Dignity Global Grant #1526428 which was awarded in 2015 to RCAAN and RCCM. Seven D6380 co-Sponsor Rotary clubs also contributed to this project aimed at ending open defecation in the region - Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor West, Chelsea, Ferndale, Milan, Novi, Saline and Ypsilanti.
Collectively, the clubs contributed $42,000 in seed funds, which were then leveraged 2:1 with The Rotary Foundation, to total $84,000.
The Project Dignity Global Grant involved close collaboration with the Sri Ramakrishna Ashram (a reputed interfaith non-profit group) in Nimpith, India, to install 320 in-home toilets for economically needy women-run households in the Sundarbans area of Eastern India. Each toilet unit costs $210, and is constructed for the benefit of women and girls, and the Grant also provides suitable vocational training in order to help them sustain their families from some of the worst ills and vulnerabilities they face. The hazards of open defecation range from constant diarrhea and dehydration of children, to wild animal attacks, to rape and to reptile or insect bites, while women lack the privacy and walk long distances from their homes to relieve themselves. Project Dignity assures the safety and well-being of families, freeing up women to learn and pursue vocations that will help raise their living standards.
Chair Rotn Rakesh Sahni in Kolkata informed that not only has the original target of 320 in-home Toilets in the Sundarbans been achieved as of November 2017, but by the frugal and sensible money management practices of RC Calcutta-Midtown and Ramakrishna Ashram in India, the project has sufficient funds left and plans to install additional 80 composting Toilets by February 2018. 
Manish hopes to lead a second site visit by RCAAN members and District 6380 counterparts to Kolkata and the Sundarbans at the conclusion of the Global Grant project for a celebratory program. Six members of RCAAN toured the area for the Project Dignity kick-off held in February 2016.”
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Donations 2016-2017
Ypsilanti Historical Society- Charles Kettles Medal of Honor Celebration
Rotary Club of Gbagada- Micro Loan
Forgotten Man Ministries- Washtenaw
Butterfly Garden- Gallup Park
Ground Cover News
The Rotary Foundation- Polio Plus
Rotary Club Ann Arbor- VA Cough Pillows
Boy Scouts- America Huron Trails Girls Scouts Heart of Michigan
Ann Arbor Rotary Foundation- Sierra Leona Global Grant Project
Agrarian Adventure
St. Joe's Farm
Ann Arbor Rotary Foundation- World Peace Conference 2017
Habitat for Humanity
Food Gatherers
Shelter Box USA
American Heritage Girls
Packard Health Ypsilanti
UM Cancer Center Helping Hands Fund
UM Motts Child and Family Life
Adam Begley- Ambassadorial Scholarship 
At Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Lunch on November 9th, Daniel Johnson from Empowering Services, Inc. was our speaker.
Empowering Services, Inc. works with Washtenaw County to increase the services inside and outside the jail to not only further reduce the recidivism rate, but enables exiting inmates the best potential for success.
Daniel described, how his organizations help inmates by giving rides back to their homes after they are released. 
He also told us that the Jail is very cold this time of year so a big service they provide is to give the inmates undergarments.
At the end of his presentation, Scott Nelson gave Daniel, a check for $200 from our club. He said, "the money will buy a lot of undergarments."
On November 2nd, we had a competition called Foundation Follies. The moderator Mike McManus, asked question about the Rotary Foundation to the panelist, Gail Scott, Virginia Nordby, Steve Lessens and John Copeland.
Euchre Tournament
Mike McManus, made an announcement at our luncheon on November 2nd, about this Euchre Tournament, Please give them your support.
Euchre Tournament: November 16, 2017
Come join us for a Progressive* Euchre Tournament (Fundraiser) to provide Emergency Hygiene Bags for Gleaners Community Food Bank-Livingston County. Enjoy an evening of fun and friendly competition, snacks, cash bar and fellowship all for a great cause.
Tickets are $25 plus $2.03 processing fee - $27.03
Seats are limited. Register now to get your spot. Each player is scored individually. You don't need a partner to play.
You can also sponsor an Emergency Hygiene Bag for $20 at the event. Our goal is to provide a years' worth of Emergency Hygiene Bags for Gleaners Community Food Bank-Livingston County (approximately 150 bags).
Check-in begins at 6pm at Ore Creek Restaurant at Mt. Brighton (Brighton, MI); Tables will be seated by 6:45 pm; 1st round play begins at 7 pm; First three rounds will be played and then an intermission; Final three games will be played and scores will be tallied. Winning prizes for top three players and lowest score player.
*Progressive Euchre - 6 Rounds; 8 deals per game (2 per player); Stick the Dealer; Successful LONERS-points for both players - calling player gets bonus points; Winning team moves up to next table and splits up; Losing team stays at same table and splits up.
Remember, this is FUN and FUNDRAISER for a great cause....
If you have questions, you can e-mail or call 810-229-6781 and ask from Catarina or Darlene.
Description written by Rotary Satellite Club of Brighton Sunset for
 Former Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North President, Dan Weiss was our speaker at lunch on October 25th. He currently has a non profit health service practice, in Brazil called Clínica Carmen Lucia.
Dan said, "The mission of Clínica Carmem Lucia is to improve the quality of life of the people of Vila Velha. Our goal is to be the best health clinic in Brazil, because we believe that our patients deserve the best possible care with dignity, respect and affection".
Dan explained, "The Clinic does not charge for its services, but it charges its clients with responsibility for their health and well-being of their family and community."
For more information go to
Dan W.
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation received $10.36 from 5/01/17-7/30/17.
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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: Thursday, 6:15 p.m., Quarter Bistro Restaurant
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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