Rotary Club Of Ann Arbor North
 
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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.
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Stories
Charles Madenjian, from the Great Lakes Science Center, talked about fish sustainability in the Great Lakes on Feb. 11, 2020, at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Zoom Lunch Meeting.
 
Charles explained,  "the Lake Trout population in the Great Lakes was starting to get wiped out in 1956 due to over fishing and the sea lamprey invasion". Sea Lamprey feed on blood of Lake Trout; a sufficiently amount of blood consumption results in death of the Lake Trout.
 
The steps to restore the Lake Trout to the great lakes is:
  1. Sea Lamprey control 
  2. Stocking Lake Trout. 
Controlling the Sea Lamprey has been very effective. To see more information on his talk, take a look at the photos of his power point that follows. 
 
 
 
 
Andrea Wotan was the speaker at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Lunch Meeting on January 14, 2021. Andrea's topic was, plant-rich diets are key to saving our planet and ourselves.
 
Andrea is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) specializing in whole food plant-based nutrition. She received a Master of Public Health degree in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and then completed her training to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. 
 
“Saving our planet needs to be the world’s top priority right now, because nothing else matters if we and our children are living on a dead planet, and we’re already witnessing the devastation of climate change,” she said.
 
“Individuals must cut down on meat and dairy if we are serious about doing our part to save the planet. No matter what other steps we take, we’ll likely still lose this planet if we don’t rein in our collective demand for meat and dairy starting immediately.”
 
Animal agriculture is the leading source of methane emissions in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA estimated the entire agricultural sector was responsible for only 9% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2017.
 
The livestock industry is “catastrophic for the planet,” Wotan said, because the two primary gases produced are methane and nitrous oxide, which trap more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
 
“It is urgent that we immediately cut these gases, because they’re doing monumentally more harm to the planet right now than carbon dioxide,” Andrea said. The National Resources Defense Council estimated Americans reduced beef consumption 19% between 2005 and 2014, the emissions equivalent of taking 39 million cars off the road. If every American cut one hamburger a week from their diet, it would amount to taking 10 million cars off the road, according to NRDC.
 
For ways to go to a plant based diet, take a look at here website at https://wotannutrition.com/.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North is leading a group of 13 Rotary Clubs from India, Uganda and SE Michigan on a Rotary International Foundation-matched Global Grant (GG #2014854) award titled “Pandemic Relief for Detroit Project.” 
 
Donation From
  1. Ann Arbor North- Project Host Club
  2. Pune Metro- International Sponsor Club
  3. Bangalore Brigades
  4. Detroit
  5. Pune Central
  6. Pune South
  7. Pune Pristine
  8. Pune Inspire
  9. Ann Arbor
  10. Novi
  11. Troy
  12. Lakes Area (Commerce, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake, Wixom
  13. Ann Arbor West
District Designated Fund (DDF)
  1. 6380- 46 Clubs in Michigan and 6 Clubs in Ontario, Canada
  2. 9211- 178 Clubs in Tanzania and Uganda
  3. 3190- 147 Clubs in South India
We are pleased to inform you, the Rotary Foundation Grant is received and we are ready for the implementation of this Grant.
 
Our project will provide PPE donations to Metro Detroit hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes working with the aged and underserved populations, and cash assistance to nine food banks serving the hardest-hit areas in Detroit and neighboring communities in Ypsilanti, Pontiac, Novi and Ann Arbor.
 
Area Rotarians and volunteers from Palav will deliver purchased critical PPE to Veterans Administration Hospital in Detroit, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Mercy Dental Clinic, Brilliant Detroit Community Outreach Services, Say Detroit Community Outreach Services, UMRC
 
Porter Hill Nursing Home and Presbyterian Village Nursing Homes. In aggregate, these PPE supplies include nearly 10,000 specialty facemasks and face shields, 75,000 surgical, nitrile and latex gloves, 250 gowns, dozens of sanitization stations, thermometers and safety signage.
 
The rest of the Organization will be getting a donation of a predetermined amount, to help them through COVID-19.
 
Kickoff event announces a major donation to Gleaners Community Food Bank (see banner for Kickoff Event on Tuesday 12/15/20 at 10:00-10:45 a.m), where Keynote remarks will be delivered by Rotary International President Nominee (2022-23) and Member of Windsor-Roseland Club in Canada - Ms Jennifer Jones.
  
The Grant was granted with an amount totaling $72,069.00.
 
Donation Location (Zoom Celebration Date & Time, To Date)
  1. Henry Ford Hospital: PPE delivery on December 21, 2020, by Palav & Rotary.
  2. Veterans Hospital (VA) Detroit: PPE delivery, January 22, 2021, by Palav & Rotary.
  3. UMRC Porter Hill Nursing Home (2 Locations): December 28, 2020, by Palav & Rotary.
  4. Presbyterian Village Nursing Home (10 Locations): PPE delivery on Dec. 21, 2020, by Palav & Rotary.
  5. Detroit Mercy Dental Clinic: PPE delivery Dec. 22, 2020, by Palav & Rotary.
  6. Brilliant Detroit Community Outreach Services: December 22, 2020, by Palav & Rotary
  7. Say Detroit Community Outreach Services: PPE delivery on December 22, 2020, by Palav & Rotary.
  8. Gleaners: Providing Food to Detroit Residents: December 15, 2020, 10:00-10:45 AM, Check, RIPN (2022-2023) Jennifer Jones, will be our special quest speaker. 
  9. Cereal Drive for School Children at Detroit Children's Hospital (Money went to Gleaners, due to the length of time to get Grant)
  10. Meals on Wheels of Detroit: January 04, 2021, by Rotary, Check ($2500) and PPE (500 masks).
  11. Cass Community Social Services
  12. Homeless Veterans Centers (8 Locations in Metro Det.)
  13. Hope Warming Homeless Center- Pontiac
  14. Meals on Wheels- Ypsilanti: December 17, 2020, 12:00 PM
  15. Novi Public School Summer Food Drive
  16. Food Gatherers- Ann Arbor: December 17, 2020, 12:00 PM 
The Following segment aired on December 15th on ABC News WXYZ TV, about the kick-off event with Gleaners.
The first delivery of PPE items (3000 pieces N95 face masks) was made at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit by about a dozen members of Rotary Club of Detroit, Ann Arbor North and volunteers from collaborating NGO partner Palav.
 
A grateful Dr Marcus Zervos offered his Thanks to our Rotary project.
The second delivery of PPE items (3000 pieces surgical masks, 500 N95 masks, 10 sanitizing stations and 200 boxes of nitrile gloves) was made at Presbyterian Village Center of Michigan for distribution across their 10 facilities which house ~10,000 aged and vulnerable patients in Metro Detroit by 3 members of Rotary Club of Detroit and Ann Arbor North and 7 volunteers from collaborating NGO partner Palav.
 
A grateful President/CEO Roger Myers offered his Thanks to our Rotary project. Another video of this delivery operation to bring the PPE cartons from my vehicle to the 3rd floor office for storage in their “Covid-19 War Room!”
 
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On December 16, 2020 Kickoff festivities for the 11th year of our joint Rotary Foundation Global Grant Project known as “Ososa Micro-Credit Scheme” - this is a $36,000 micro-loan and mentoring project with Rotary Club of Gbagada (Nigeria) to empower 200 entrepreneurs in the Ogun community. 
 
The Gbagada Club President Rotn(Hon) Isola Ogunsola and members of Rotary Club of Gbagada D9110 already on ground at Ososa today 16th December, 2020 for training and distribution of cheques to 200 beneficiaries of 13.5million Niaras upgraded Global Grant microcredit scheme jointly sponsored by RC Gbagada D9110 Nigeria, and RC Ann Arbor North D6380 USA. This fund is being managed on behalf of Gbagada Club by Star Microfinance Bank, Ososa, Ogun State. 
 
Rotary is touching lives and Opening Opportunities!
 
 
The Following is from Rotary Club of Gbagada's Newsletter on December 23, 2020.
 
 
 
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Lunch Meeting on December 17, 2020, we had a special check distribution from the Pandemic Relief for Detroit Global Grant and T.C. Collins talked about Willow Run Acres in Ypsilanti.
 
Manish Mehta started the meeting by describing the Pandemic Relief Global Grant. The Global Grant will provide PPE donations to Metro Detroit hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes working with the aged and underserved populations, and cash assistance to nine food banks serving the hardest-hit areas in Detroit and neighbouring communities in Ypsilanti, Pontiac, Novi and Ann Arbor.
 
Area Rotarians and volunteers from Palav will deliver purchased critical PPE to Veterans Administration Hospital in Detroit, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Mercy Dental Clinic, Brilliant Detroit Community Outreach Services, Say Detroit Community Outreach Services, UMRC
 
Porter Hill Nursing Home and Presbyterian Village Nursing Homes. In aggregate, these PPE supplies include nearly 10,000 specialty face masks and face shields, 75,000 surgical, nitrile and latex gloves, 250 gowns, dozens of sanitization stations, thermometers and safety signage.
 
The rest of the Organization will be getting a donation of a predetermined amount to help them through COVID-19.

The 2 organizations we celebrated at this meeting was Food Gatherers and Ypsilanti Meal on Wheels. First Helen Starman talked about Food Gatherers, "we are a food bank serving Washtenaw County".  Food Gatherers serves 170 non-profit agencies and programs providing direct food assistance in the form of hot meals, nutritious snacks or emergency groceries to low-income adults, seniors and children in Washtenaw County.
 
 Food Gatherers partners with:
  • Mostly free (70%) and low cost food
  • Capacity building grants
  • Training to register eligible clients for federal and state benefit programs 
  • Customized food safety training by licensed food safety professionals on our staff
Food Gatherers provides direct service through our Community Kitchen and Job Training Program located in the Robert J. Delonis Center in downtown Ann Arbor:
  • 1,600 volunteers prepare and serve nearly 75,000 plates of food to people in need each year at the Community Kitchen.
  • Students of the Job Training and Internship programs are chosen from at-risk youth (ages 16-20). They gain basic training in the culinary arts and work to develop work ethics and life skills.
Helen told the club that the $2500.00, had bought a electric pallet jack. Because of COVID-19 they can not use volunteers so the staff is doing all of the work, which have increased a lot. the new electric pallet jack has made the staffs work much easier. The staff is very appreciative and thanks us.
 
Then Kelly Schwartz from Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels talked about their service. Meals on Wheels distributes meals to if an individual that are
  • generally homebound, able to leave the home only for medical appointments and occasional outings.
  • unable to obtain or prepare complete, nutritious meals due to health or disability.
  • without a spouse or caregiver who is willing or able to provide meals.
  • need meals for at least three weeks. (At the discretion of the Director, meals may be delivered for a shorter period of time.)
  • able to feed yourself.
  • unable to participate in congregate meals, such as those offered at local senior centers.
  • Your dietary needs can be appropriately met by the Meals on Wheels program without jeopardizing your health.
  • You are the spouse or unpaid caregiver of a Meals on Wheels client.
Kelly told the club, that the donation of $2,500.00 will go to buying items to be given out to individuals they serve.
 
Items that are needed during this time of COVID-19.
  • masks
  • thermometers
  • magazines, with games that will keep the individuals busy, as they need to be alone.
Kelly thanks the Global Grant for the donation.
 
 
Community Action Network (CAN) partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County (Michigan) neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live.
 
Community Action Network strives to:
  • Prepare youth to fulfill their academic potential and become successful, self-sufficient adults.
  • Assist families in meeting their basic needs and create better futures for themselves.
  • Create and maintain clean, safe and supportive neighborhoods where families can thrive.
The above CAN goals pair nicely with our Rotary goals and objectives.  Rotary Club Ann Arbor North has a long history of supporting Community Action Network especially through our involvement with the Green Baxter Court community.
 
While our involvement has changed somewhat during the Covid-19 crisis, our commitment to this organization and community has continued.  RCAAN requested both adult and child face masks for Community Action Network from the Rotary 100K mask challenge project.   In all, 310 adult masks and 300 child masks were donated to CAN at the request of Rotary Club Ann Arbor North.
 
We had to forgo our typical fall trip to the apple orchard this year.  Instead, RCAAN covered the cost of a harvest party at the Green Baxter Court community house.  The party was planned and carried out by the CAN staff and paid for by our club.  One of our club members was able to participate in the outdoor event.  The caramel apples with extra toppings were tasty and the carved pumpkins were interesting!
 
December holidays will be more difficult for the CAN families this year because of Covid-19.  Loss of work hours, less access to food support, and other stressors may mean that parents have to limit holiday gift purchases for their children.  Rotary Club Ann Arbor North has typically sponsored several children through the CAN holiday gift program.  This year, the club increased the support for this program by sponsoring 5 children. 
 
Rotary Club Ann Arbor North looks forward to continued involvement with Community Action Network and Green Baxter Court.
 
To learn more about Community Action Network or to support this worthy organization, go to www.canwashtenaw.org.
 
Good day Fellow Rotarians
 
Did you know that YOUR Rotary District 6380 has formed a COVID-19 Disaster District Mask Initiative to help our health care workers since back in April 2020? 
 
We started this by applying and receiving a a $25,000.00 Rotary International Disaster Grant, as well as the District has put up an additional $20,000.00. With this seed money we have been purchasing FDA approved masks to be distributed to front line workers through out our district.
 
We have set up a special COVID-19 Disaster Fund donation link (http://rotary100k.org/) where individual clubs and members can assist in providing much needed personal protection equipment to our front line workers by clicking on the donate button.
 
Our goal is to get 100,000 masks donated throughout Rotary District 6380.  Every donation, gets us closer to our goal!
 
Also we have recently expanded this initiative to also be a District Wide Fundraiser partnering with GLOW a women's empowerment organization in India to have masks made for sale and distribution with the Rotary logo. 
 
 
Purchases and more info can be made at http://rotary100k.org/
 
 
Help us spread the Rotary spirit during this time of uncertainty and need by visting http://rotary100k.org/
 
             
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation earned $26.72 for time period 08/01/20-01/31/21. 10 households are registered for Ann Arbor North Foundation's Kroger Community Rewards. .
 
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Ann Arbor   Ann Arbor:
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Ann Arbor North   Ann Arbor North: 
Thursday, 12:00 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North (Zoom during COVID-19)
Ann Arbor West   Ann Arbor West:
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Chelsea   Chelsea: 
Tuesday, 12:15 p.m., The Common Grill Restaurant

Dexter    Dexter: 
Thursday, 7:30 a.m., Fillmore

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: 
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Ypsilanti   Ypsilanti: 
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