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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Upcoming Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speakers
RCAAN Luncheon, on February 21, 2019
Annaliese and Hannah Schindel,
“Experience of a Lifetime Volunteering at an Orphanage in South India with Bethania Foundation.”
Holiday Inn, Near the University of Michigan
3600 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Open to the public, and sponsored By Rotary.
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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Thank you to Michael McManus for this section.
At February 14, 2019, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon we had an assembly discussing Corporate Memberships for our club.
Steve Lessens and Don Broderick, had a meeting a couple of days ago and discussed the ways we implement Corporate and Family Memberships.
This is what they proposed:
Other documents from assembly:
In a few weeks we will be looking at the proposals and look at RCAAN budget to see if we can implement these ideas.

Video called State of Rotary Membership:

Click the following for Video: State of Membership

At Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on February 7. 2019 Nikki Beetsch, from NSF International was the Keynote Speaker. Nikki, serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization’s Water, Sanitation Hygiene and Health group.
Founded in 1944, out of the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, NFS protects and improve global human health. Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF to facilitate the development of public health standards and certifications that help protect food, water, consumer products and the environment. As an independent, accredited organization, NSF test, audit and certify products and systems as well as provide education and risk management.
Nikki talked about the NSF Mark, she said, "The NSF certification mark on a product means that the product complies with all standard requirements. NSF conducts periodic unannounced inspections and product testing to verify that the product continues to comply with the standard."
NSF Mark
One service NSF International provides is Water and Wastewater Sanitation. They provide an extensive range of services for the water industry to help ensure the quality and safety of products in the marketplace. NSF’s water programs test and certify products for drinking water, pools/spas, plumbing, plastics and wastewater. 
Nikki talked about sustainability, she said, "There is more to sustainability than just "being green." Sustainability is about setting your business up for success by putting in place initiatives that focus on your employees and clients, the planet we live on and the bottom line." 
NSF practice what they teach. Nikki said, "NSF is committed in sustainability." NSF International demonstrate this by many sustainable practices throughout their organization including:
  • Undergoing regular water quality assessments to verify that no harmful pollutants are discharged into waterways.
  • Their drinking water treatment lab, which tests residential and commercial water treatment and filtration products, recycles more than 2 million gallons of water annually.
  • They encourage employees to participate in the company’s sustainability initiatives. NSF's Sustainability Committee focuses on recycling and employee education, and NSF's organic garden has produced more than 2,000 pounds of fresh produce for donation to area food kitchens.
  • They practice regular recycling and waste reduction including purchasing recycled-content products and incorporating these practices into their policies. NSF recycle an average of 51,882 pounds of metals (copper, brass and stainless steel) annually.
NSF International has earned Silver LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council for its laboratory addition. NSF also has earned ISO 14001 environmental management system certification, which demonstrates the organization’s overall commitment to environmental stewardship.
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, is looking forward to working with Nikki and NSF and hopefully getting them into Rotary as members or/and a Corporate Membership.
Shan Bao, filled in for Prof. Huei Peng to talk about the Automated Vehicle and Mcity.
Five years ago the University of Michigan announced plans to launch an advanced mobility research center. Today, Mcity has established itself as a leading voice in connected and automated vehicles.
Shan described the benefits of an automated vehicle, automated vehicles have the potential to:
  • Reduce vehicle fatalities and injuries by as much as 90 percent
  • Increase vehicle energy efficiency
  • Significantly reduce carbon emissions
  • Lower freight transportation costs
  • Reduce land use for mobility, including parking
  • Improve accessibility to transportation
Shan talked, about the Mcity Test Facility, which is less them a mile from our luncheon location. "The Mcity Test Facility is the first purpose-built proving ground for testing connected and automated vehicles and technologies in simulated urban and suburban driving environments." "There’s no other facility like it."
Shan also described the Mcity Driverless Shuttle, "Mcity is studying how passengers react to the driverless shuttles as a way to gauge consumer acceptance of the technology." The Mcity Driverless Shuttle operates on U-M’s North Campus when the weather is better. "Exterior cameras capture the reaction and behavior of other road users, including other vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Interior cameras record the reactions of riders inside the shuttle.  This includes the use of video and audio recordings, and photographs from the videos." "Mcity is also monitoring ridership and usage patterns, and surveying users about their experience. The data gathered will help researchers understand user trust over time, as well as how to design safer vehicles and how to operate them more efficiently."
Shan said, "Mcity's vision is to lead the transition to a new world of connected and automated vehicles. Mcity's work goes beyond technology. Mcity’s researchers, collaborators, and partners consider all aspects of the future of transportation and mobility, such as the impact on business, infrastructure, and society."
Shan Boa
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on January 17, 2019, Lana Berry talked about Therapaws of Michigan.
Therapaws of Michigan promote and provide the therapeutic effects of the human-animal bond by placing qualified therapy dog teams, certified with Alliance of Therapy Dogs, at:
  • Hospitals
  • Other health-care facilities
  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Special events
Lana position brings therapy dogs to Mott Children's Hospital (Michigan Medicine) to help young children, but other locations Therapaws work with is:
  • U of M Hospital
  • Ann Arbor VA
  • St. Joseph Hospital
Lana said, that Therapaws help at the following events:
  • Wag and Walk 
  • Dreams and Wings
  • Bark for Life 
  • And More
Lana described, "one program that they perform called Therapaws to Read." The Therapaws READ program seeks to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered pet therapy teams.
Children enjoy reading aloud to the dogs. Studies have shown the level of reading confidence improved for children involved in this program.
READ dogs visit in schools and libraries in Washtenaw County as well as surrounding counties. 
To end, Lana's talk Jeff Crause (Lana's Husband) and Lana had a contest that winners won Stuffed Therapaws Dog.
Lana Berry from Therapaws of MI
Lana Berry from Therapaws and Eric Tindall, acting President for Jan. 7th lunch
 and Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North 2018-2019 President Elect 
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation earned $18.37 for time period 11/01/18-01/31/19. 9 households are registered for Ann Arbor North Foundation's Kroger Community Rewards. .
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February 2019
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Windsor, Peggy
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Mehta, Manish
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Schindel, Bryan
The Four-Way Test
Lessens, Doc
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Specht, Bob
Scott, Gail
March 2019
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Sheffrey, Diane
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Specht, Bob
Greenough, Robert
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Talwar, Meera
Schindel, Bryan
April 2019
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Tindall, Eric
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Nelson, Scott
Schindel, Bryan
The Four-Way Test
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Sheffrey, Diane
May 2019
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Hutton, Vernon
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Greenough, Robert
The Four-Way Test
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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