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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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?
What We See... People of Action
What We See.... People of Action
and change our community and the world? Ask us how.
Upcoming Keynote Speakers
No Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon
on Thanksgiving November 22, 2018
Linda Sproul
At Thursday's November 15, 2018, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Luncheon Rotarian Jeff Crause, Finance Adviser from Edward Jones talked about Finance and the Stock Market.
Jeff's, biggest point in his talk was that the stock market is cyclical. Cyclical means a business or stock income, value, or earnings fluctuate widely in the economy or a cycle of the seasons. This means in the stock market your investments will always have highs and lows. 
Jeff showed the club some charts and graphs that showed how the market is cyclical. So do not always just sell off a stock because a down turn.
Jeff Crause
On Saturday, November 3, 2018 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North had a fun and entertaining fundraiser called the Mad Hatter Masquerade Dinner Party.
We had terrific and funny performances by Tea and Whimsy from Metro Detroit improv, a local improvisers who participate in the community improv meetup group on a weekly basis.
Mad Hatter Mad Men performed dinner music. They are part of the Cabaret Cast of 25 which will be appearing at the Village Theater in Canton on February 6th 2018, proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
We selected the raffle winners and the best costume of the night. The performers of Tea and Whimsy judged the best costume contest, which the lady in the Cleopatra costume won.
Lastly, the band called Jeff and The Deck Chairs, performed so the audience could dance.
Thank you, to all that performed and attended the Mad Hatter Masquerade Dinner Party. Stay tuned for next years RCAAN Dinner Party. It will be just as great!
Mad Hatter
At Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon, on November 8, 2018, Bill Vollano introduced the speaker, John Kinzinger.  John talking about Warriors And Caregiver United, where he is President.
Warriors And Caregivers United  (wacu) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps Warriors and Caregivers in a non-judgmental, safe, and unassuming environment. They focus not just on helping the Veteran; equally important are the Caregivers, families and friends. They invite Caregivers and loved ones to attend the functions and events with or without their Veteran. Warriors And Caregivers United, know that families need a safe place to turn just as much as the Veteran. They offer that to them.
John said, "My desire, is to do something to address suicide among local Warriors." That is the reason he created Warriors and Caregivers United. "Among our experienced cadre of Vietnam Veteran mentors, we have a goal; if we can save one, it is worth everything we put into WACU. Our vision is to develop an organization that focuses on helping PTS Warriors and their Caregivers move forward toward lives of normalcy."
Before John's talk, Assistant District Governor Collyer Smith, presented Past President Peg and President Joyce, the End Polio Now Certificate for RCAAN's part in ending polio in 2017-2018.
End Polio Now
At Monday's (Nov. 5th) "Stories of Service: An Evening At Hill Auditorium", in an impromptu “ceremony”, DG Jane presented a check to Rotarian Scott Nelson for $750 as the District’s match for a Simplified Grant awarded to Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North for collaboration with Agrarian Adventures (a non-profit that teaches gardening and sustainability concepts to middle school students).
The funds will be matched with Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's $1500 contribution for installation of new indoor gardening and hoop structures to train students at Ann Arbor Tappan Middle School.
Simplified Grant
At November 1, 2018 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon, Rotarian Gail Scott told us the history of the Girl Scouts. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low  founded Girl Scouts of the USA.
Born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia, “Daisy,” as she was known, descended from a long line of strong and independent women. 
A meeting in 1912 with Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts, inspired Juliette to establish Girl Scouts that same year. Telephoning a cousin from her home, she announced, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!"
Using her innate talent for fundraising and public relations, combined with her vast network of friends and supporters, she led Girl Scouts with passion and determination—ensuring it was, and always would be, an experience that was “girl led.”
Gail, showed the club an old Girl Scout Manual and Uniform, given to her when she was Girl Scout CEO of The Huron Valley Council .
Vic Fleming from the Rotarian Magazine, was the speaker at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon on October 25, 2018. Vic started off his talk by telling about himself.
Vic was elected as a district judge for the City of Little Rock in 1996, and reelected in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. 
Vic has written two books of legal humor, including Real Lawyers Do Change Their Briefs.  He has published a collection of crossword puzzles entitled I Swear.
Vic explained, "his crossword puzzles have appeared in the New York Times and many other newspapers, magazines, The Rotarian, The American Lawyer; and several books, including the Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword series and Random House Casual Crosswords."
he appeared in the 2006 documentary Wordplay, which also featured a song that he wrote. The song is called "If You Don't Come Across, I Am Going To Be Down." Click here for a YouTube video, the second song in the video, Vic performed at our luncheon.
Vic said, "many of his crossword puzzles are collaborations with famous individuals. The New York Times crossword puzzle published on Friday, May 12, 2017, was collaboratively constructed by Fleming and former president Bill Clinton."
Vic talked about the history of the crossword puzzle, and that all the Rotarian Magazine Crosswords has Rotary Themes. He said, "he did a Four Way Test crossword and many Rotary International Convention location crosswords."
Before the Luncheon Vic created a crossword with the RCAAN Board. Click here to solve it.
Vic Fleming
Vic Fleming: The Rotarian
Bob Parent from Tri-County Sportsman's Club was the speaker at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Norths Luncheon on October 18, 2018.
Tri-County Sportsman's Club is located in York Township, with 47 acres of land. The club is one of the oldest sporting club's in Washtenaw County, founded in 1939.
Bob explained, what the Sportsman's Club offers:
  1. Ranges: TCSL offers rifle, pistol, archery, trap, and IDPA action ranges. Range fees, hours, rules, and more are available on each range’s page.
  2. Eduction: TCSL offers a variety of training courses to educate users on firearm basics, as well as hunter safety and personal protection.
  3. Facility Rental: TCSL has a ballroom, meeting room, full service bar, kitchen with banquet facilities, beautiful grounds, and a gazebo which can be used for outdoor weddings and other events.
  4. Special Events: Hamburger Night, Friday Night Steak Fry, Board, Membership Meetings and more.
Karen Diane Kerry, also talked about the Stories of Service, An Evening At Hill Auditorium at the Luncheon. Karen described the concert on November 5th will give riveting stories of service, of some of our own Michigan Veterans. For more information on Stories of Service, Click Here. 
The TOP 20
1. Friendship / Fellowship / Community: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
2. Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross-section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary ensures continuing growth and education in human relations and personal development.
4. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership is all about learning how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.
5. Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club helps develop better community citizens. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
6. Continuing Education: Each week at Rotary, there is a program designed to keep members informed about what is going on in the community, nation and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers on a variety of timely topics.
7. Fun: Rotary is a fun and exciting place to be.
8. Prestige: Rotary members are prominent people: leaders of business, the professions, art, government, sports, military, religion, and all disciplines. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world. Its ranks include executives, managers, and professionals - people who make decisions and influence policy.
9. Citizenship in the World: Every Rotarian wears a pin that says "Rotary International." There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome - even encouraged - to attend any of the 30,000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions. This encourages new friendships in both local and world communities.
10. Assistance When Traveling: Traveling Rotarians can secure medical and professional assistance as well as services and advice from fellow Rotarians throughout the world.
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation received a check for $34.22 for time period 08/01/18-010/31/18. 8 households are registered for Ann Arbor North Foundation's Kroger Community Rewards. .
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November 2018
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Schindel, Bryan
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Crause, Jeff
Mehta, Manish
Crause, Jeff
The Four-Way Test
Lessens, Doc
Luncheon Fundraising Activity
Specht, Bob
Nelson, Scott
December 2018
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Copeland, Matt
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Copeland, John
Lessens, Doc
Williams, Joyce
The Four-Way Test
Schindel, Bryan
Luncheon Fundraising Activity
Lessens, Sherry
Broderick, Tammy
January 2019
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Greenough, Robert
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The Four-Way Test
Jarzembowski, Rick
Luncheon Fundraising Activity
February 2019
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Windsor, Peggy
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Mehta, Manish
The Four-Way Test
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Specht, Bob
Scott, Gail
March 2019
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Sheffrey, Diane
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The Four-Way Test
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Talwar, Meera
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