Manish Mehta Talks About His Humanitarian Award

Posted on May 12, 2022
At the April 13, 2022 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting at our new meeting location University Living of Ann Arbor we had Manish Mehta talk about his Humanitarian Award from The Ann Arbor Rotary Club.
 
Manish Mehta received the Robert S Northrup Humanitarian Award from the Ann Arbor Club earlier in the month for his work in international projects. 
 
He started the meeting with a brief biography of his early life and then went on to the project he has been involved with:
Manish's last remark was to thank the Club of Ann Arbor North for all our participation and tell us how much he appreciated what we have done.
 
Also at the meeting Bob Specht talked more about the Tote Bag Project starting up in June.
  • Dexter and Chelsea will participate in this project
  • Chelsea Rotary has a project involving selling handmade, free trade African baskets, and Motown Soup at the Chelsea Farmers’ Market. 
  • RCAAN is now considering the alternative of completely combining the efforts of our club, with those of the Chelsea Club, and possibly even with the Dexter Club. 
  • Bob is now looking into the possibility of reserving and/or renting a table at the Ypsilanti Farmers’ Market where we would be able to sell the baskets and the soup, either give away or seek a small donation (e.g. $1.00) for each tote bag, and provide shopper’s with the opportunity to sign up for our club’s e-newsletter and/or to make a donation to Rotary’s international efforts to eradicate polio in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • All plans for this project  are tentative. Planning is still in progress.
 
 
 
Manish Mehta Talks About His Humanitarian Award Eric Tindall 2022-05-12 04:00:00Z 0 Manish Mehta

Rotary District 6380 Environmental Day Event 2022.

Posted on Apr 23, 2022
On April 23, 2022, the Rotary District 6380 celebrated Earth Day by having an Environmental Workday at Vestergaard Farms located at 4408 S. Wagner Rd. Ann Arbor.
 
Scott Nelson talked about Rotary's new seventh Area of Focus Environmental and a project he participates in called Plant Based Diet.
 
Max Vestergaard talked about the Vestergaard Farm. It is a family run farm which practices pasture-based farming with rotational grazing, prioritizing the well-being of our livestock. Their animals are raised humanely, sustainably and processed locally.
 
​T.C. Collins then talked about Willow Run Acres and how he started his organization. Willow Run Acres offers educational/gardening classes for all skills/age levels, garden safety classes, yearly Potato Day Programs, food distribution, service the community with weekly/monthly clean-up sessions, gardening wellness sites, role modeling/mentor opportunities, and other community engagements.
 
After the three talked the group went out to T.C. 's gardening beds and we wedded, mulched and moved beds.
 
The day ended with a lunch with Jimmy Jone's Sandwich's, chips and cookies. 
 
 
Scott Nelson (Rotary club of Ann Arbor North), T.C. Collins (Willow Run Acres) 
and Max Vestergaard (Vestergaard Farm and Market)
Rotary District 6380 Environmental Day Event 2022. Eric Tindall 2022-04-23 04:00:00Z 0 Max Vestergaard,Scott Nelson,T.C. Collins,Vestergaard Farm,Willow Run Acres

At RCAAN's Lunch Meeting on April 14th, Bob Specht Talked About A Project Coming Up.

Posted on Apr 14, 2022
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on April 14, 2022, Bob Specht talked about a new RCAAN project that will start in June. 
 
The project will hopefully get a District Grant and involve other Rotary Clubs. Bob described, clubs will be going to Farmer Markets in the area, using a display table we will give out free Rotary Bags to customers to use while they shop the Market. In the bags will have Rotary Club and Rotary information telling customers about Rotary. 
 
Manish Mehta also presented a plaque from a Rotary Project Micro Bank in Africa that started Matt Copeland's year as President and Steve Lessens continued the project last year.
 
Lastly at the meeting Norma Sarkar announced that Dr. Manish Mehta will receive the Robert Northrup Award given out by Rotary Club of Ann Arbor.  The formal presentation will be on April 27th at a meeting of the Downtown Ann Arbor  rotary club meeting. 
 
If you are planning to attend either in person or via zoom please Make sure to email your reservation by Monday April 18th at 1:00 PM to nsarkar@umich.edu.
 
Starting May 2nd we will have a new permanent meeting location. Tanum Ollila have graciously offered a room for our meeting. The new meeting location will be at University Living at 2865 South Main Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103. 
 
Bob Specht describing new project.
 
Manish, Pres Tammy & Steve showing off the plaque from a Rotary Project Micro Bank in Africa.
 
Norma and Manish talking about his award.
At RCAAN's Lunch Meeting on April 14th, Bob Specht Talked About A Project Coming Up. Eric Tindall 2022-04-14 04:00:00Z 0 Bob Specht,Manish Mehta

At RCAAN Lunch Meeting On March 24th. Michelle Phalen talked About Alzheimer's

Posted on Mar 24, 2022
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on March 24, 2022, Michelle Phalen from the Alzheimer's Association talked about Alzheimer's.
 
Michelle said "Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks."
 
There are 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's
  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life: One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events, asking the same questions over and over, and increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own.
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems: Some people living with dementia may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before.
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks: People with Alzheimer's often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes they may have trouble driving to a familiar location, organizing a grocery list or remembering the rules of a favorite game.
  4. Confusion with time or place: People living with Alzheimer's can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships: For some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer's. This may lead to difficulty with balance or trouble reading. They may also have problems judging distance and determining color or contrast, causing issues with driving. 
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing: People living with Alzheimer's may have trouble following or joining a conversation. They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves. They may struggle with vocabulary, have trouble naming a familiar object or use the wrong name (e.g., calling a "watch" a "hand-clock").
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps: A person living with Alzheimer's disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. He or she may accuse others of stealing, especially as the disease progresses.
  8. Decreased or poor judgment: Individuals may experience changes in judgment or decision-making. For example, they may use poor judgment when dealing with money or pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves clean.
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities: A person living with Alzheimer’s disease may experience changes in the ability to hold or follow a conversation. As a result, he or she may withdraw from hobbies, social activities or other engagements. They may have trouble keeping up with a favorite team or activity.
  10. Changes in mood and personality: Individuals living with Alzheimer’s may experience mood and personality changes. They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset at home, with friends or when out of their comfort zone.
The Walk to end Alzheimer's is on October 9, 2022 at Pioneer High School. Visit http://alz.org/rotaryactiongroup to register, or contact Sue Prynn at smprynn@alz.org.
 
 
At RCAAN Lunch Meeting On March 24th. Michelle Phalen talked About Alzheimer's Eric Tindall 2022-03-24 04:00:00Z 0 Alzheimer's Association,Michelle Phalen

Two New Rotarian's Was Inducted To Ann Arbor North on March 10th At The RCAAN Lunch Meeting.

Posted on Mar 10, 2022
On March 10, 2022, The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North had it's first in person meeting since mid December at Pastor Bryan's Church called Cross and Resurrection Church of Ypsilanti.
 
Ann Arbor North inducted two more Rotarian's to Rotary at the meeting. Tannum Olila and Josh Cumil were inducted to the club and pinned with their Rotary pins. 
 
Tannum works at University Living in Ann Arbor located at 2865 Main Street. and has been visiting the club for a while.
 
Josh is a friend and work partner (at Ann Arbor Ctr for Financial Svcs LLC) of Ann Arbor West Rotarian Phil Zepeda. 
 
The meeting's guest speaker was Mateen Jaffar. Mateen talked about cyber security scams and identity theft.
 
Mateen owns Jafferson Computer located at 4015 Carpenter Road Ypsilanti, MI.
 
 
 
Two New Rotarian's Was Inducted To Ann Arbor North on March 10th At The RCAAN Lunch Meeting. Eric Tindall 2022-03-10 05:00:00Z 0 Josh Cumil,Mateen Jaffar,Tannum Olila

Hoping For Peace in Ukraine. 

Rotary International Statement on Ukraine and Russia Crisis:
 
It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.
 
At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.
 
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.
 
In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence.
 
Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.
 
Click Here to read more on Rotary International's effort in Ukraine.
 
Click Here to donate.
 
 
Hoping For Peace in Ukraine.  Eric Tindall 2022-03-03 05:00:00Z 0 Peace,Ukraine

Jan Hack, was the speaker at Ann Arbor North's Zoom Lunch Meeting on February 24th.

Jan Hack, was the speaker at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Zoom Lunch Meeting on February 24th. Jak is the owner of Make Your Move LLC.
 
Jan is the owner and operator of Make Your Move LLC out of Ann Arbor, a board member at the Ann Arbor Thrift Shop, and a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO). She was previously a property appraiser with Art & Antique Appraisals LLC.
 
Many people feel overwhelmed with the thought of going through the items that they have accumulated over the years. Jan helps clients organize, sort, and downsize—whether it be for a move, spring cleaning, senior transitions, and more. To make sure her clients’ items are analyzed correctly she does research to check the value or will find its new home by either donation, sale, or recycling.
 
It can be very stressful for a senior and their family on the transition to an assisted living facility. Not only does Jan help organize/declutter, but she also interviews, schedules, and oversees movers acting as a trusted agent for out-of-town family members. She develops comprehensive age-in-place plans which ease the transition into assisted living arrangements.
 
Contact Jan for your personal consultation:
734-476-3230
 
 
Jan Hack, was the speaker at Ann Arbor North's Zoom Lunch Meeting on February 24th. Brianna T Seymour 2022-02-26 05:00:00Z 0 Jan Hack,Make Your Move LLC
Happy Birthday Rotary! Eric Tindall 2022-02-23 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 6380 Conference 2021-2022.

Posted on Feb 11, 2022
Join us for this District 6380 celebration of all clubs and all members! 
 
Registration is Closed.
 
Our CEEO “Chief Encouragement and Engagement Officer” Governor BrendaK "WooWoo" Tipton has planned a fun-filled Friday evening at Paradise Park Amusement Center in Novi for all Rotarians, family, and friends.
 
On Saturday, we’re at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The day will be packed with awards, celebrations, and club presentations. 
 
You won’t want to miss this conference as it promises to be a fun-filled two days celebrating all that we do as we "Serve to Change Lives". 
 
For conference packages and hotel details, click flyer above.
 
Be prepared to Excite, Engage and have Fun!  WooWoo!!
 
 Click Here   for more information.
 
 
Rotary District 6380 Conference 2021-2022. Eric Tindall 2022-02-11 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary District Conference 2021-2022
Rotary International Presidential Theme 2021-2022 To 2022-2023. Eric Tindall 2022-01-27 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary International Presidential Theme 2022-2023

The Four Way Test.

Posted by Eric Tindall
The Origins of the Four-Way Test
 
The Four-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943, but it had been around since 1932 when it was coined by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the Club Aluminum company is credited to this simple philosophy. After it was adopted by Rotary, the Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. Click here  for the Story Behind the Four-Way Test, in Taylor’s own words.
 
 
The Four Way Test. Eric Tindall 2022-01-27 05:00:00Z 0 Four Way Test

Scott Nelson Talked About Plant-Rich Diets At The RCAAN Zoom Lunch Meeting.

Posted on Jan 13, 2022
On January 13, 2022, Scott Nelson gave a presentation called "Taking Climate Action & Protecting The Environment With Plant-Rich Diets". 
 
Before Scott's presentation Pres. Tammy announced the RCAAN will have a Youth Exchange Student this year. Trinity Schindel will be studying in Germany this year.
 
After this special announcement Scott began his presentation. Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus on foods primarily from plants. This includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat or dairy. Rather, you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources.
 
Scott said, emissions from animal Agriculture are a major source of destroying the earth. The sources of emissions from animal agriculture is:
  • Methane: Animals
    • Burps: At least one thing is true for cows around the world: They all burp. All the time. This incessant belching expels an impressive volume of greenhouse gases—mostly methane and carbon dioxide. Added up, burps from cows account for 26 percent of the United States' total methane emissions. 
    • Manure Logons: Manure is the decomposed form of dead plants and animals.
  • Nitrous Oxide: Feed Crops
    • Nitrogen Fertilizer
    • Manure as Fertilizer
  • CO2: Land Use & Other
    • Land Use Change (Deforestation)
    • Fertilizer and Pesticide Manufacture
    • Transporting and Processing Animal Feed
Plant-Rich Diets would also reduce water pollution. It can get rid of fertilizers (Nitrogen, Phosphorus), pesticides, herbicides, manure, other animal waste, hormones, viruses, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, chemical additives, cleaning agents, heavy metals, silage leachate, etc..
 
Animal Agriculture emits 53 percent  of the global total of emissions. Fewer livestock animals mean less need for food and less nitrogen and manure use. 
 
What farmers can do to help is to grow oats, hemp, fava beans, vegetables, mushrooms, peas, nuts, bamboo, etc.. They can also set aside land for carbon sequestration, biodiversity protection, water restoration, etc..
 
A Plant-Rich Diet also lowers the risk of Chronic Diseases like:
  • Heart Disease 
  • Type 2 Diabetes 
  • Obesity
  • Cancer 
Go to https://esragdev.com/plant-rich-diet/ to get information on the Plant Rich Diet Challenge which Scott, Manish and Brianna took a big part in.
 
 
 
For more photos of Scott's presentation  CLICK HERE 
 
Scott Nelson Talked About Plant-Rich Diets At The RCAAN Zoom Lunch Meeting. Eric Tindall 2022-01-13 05:00:00Z 0 Plant-Rich Diets,Scott Nelson
Happy New Year 2022. Eric Tindall 2021-12-30 05:00:00Z 0 Happy New Years

"ICU Upgradation" For Sane Guruji Hospital in Hadapsar, Pune (India).

Posted on Dec 18, 2021
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, Rotary Club of Detroit and Rotary Club of Pune Metro‘s, partners again in a Global Grant project titled “ICU Upgradation”, which was inaugurated Dec 18, 2021 by D3131 Governor Rashmi Kulkarni at Sane Guruji Hospital in Hadapsar, Pune (India). 
 
The project has helped this community hospital serving many rural poor of Maharashtra with significantly enhanced new medical treatment facilities.
The ever-energetic Past President Rotarian Makarand Phadke was instrumental in organizing this needed project, which got completed in record time, in anticipation of COVID’s Third Wave…
 
 
"ICU Upgradation" For Sane Guruji Hospital in Hadapsar, Pune (India). Eric Tindall 2021-12-18 05:00:00Z 0 "ICU Upgradation",Rotary Club of Detroit,Rotary Club of Pune Metro

Discover New Horizons, at Rotary International Convention in Houston.

Posted on Dec 09, 2021
Houston, which calls itself “the city with no limits,” reflects the limitless impact of our work in Rotary. Create change within yourself, your community, and the world. Join your family, friends, and fellow Rotary members and explore what’s possible at the Rotary International Convention.
 
No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re bound to find inspiration throughout the convention. It’s an experience unlike any other Rotary event, and it will renew your commitment to service and leadership. Make new friends and connect with old ones while exploring the diverse city of Houston or the House of Friendship. Make global connections that ignite local action at all the convention events.
 
Don’t miss your chance to Discover New Horizons and join us in Houston, Texas, USA, 4-8 June 2022.
 
For more information and to register
 
 
 
See  Host Organization Committee website for Houston RI Convention at https://www.houstonri2022.org/
 
Discover New Horizons, at Rotary International Convention in Houston. Eric Tindall 2021-12-09 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary International Convention

Eric Limquist Talks About Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture At RCAAN Lunch Meeting.

Posted on Dec 09, 2021
At the December 9th Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting the speaker was former leader of RCAAN Chris Juillet introduced us to his friend Eric Limquist who is an Frank Lloyd Wright expert. 
 
Eric first described the life of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, designer, writer, and educator.
 
He designed more than 1,000 structures over a creative period of 70 years. Most structures were built after he was 60. Wright believed in designing in harmony with humanity and the environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. Wright-designed interior elements (including leaded glass windows, floors, furniture and even tableware) were integrated into these structures. 
 
He also designed original and innovative offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, museums, and other commercial projects.
 
Besides his famous house in Mill Run Pennsylvania (built in 1936-1939), Frank built the Palmer House in Ann Arbor. Frank Lloyd Wright's Palmer House, built for Bill and Mary Palmer in Ann Arbor during the early 1950's, 
 
The 2,000 square-foot home with its collection of Wright-designed furniture, the Teahouse, and the two-acre beautiful sylvan setting is Ann Arbor's most architecturally significant residence. 
 
The strong organic aspects of the house are manifested in its hillside orientation, exquisite red cypress and brickwork, and the treed views from every room. Complementing the natural elements is the triangular geometry of the home: its signature cantilevered overhang, the play of angles (there are no 90 degree corners), and Wright's creation of intimate and open spaces. 
 
William "Billy" Palmer grew up in Imlay City, Michigan. William studied economics at the University of Michigan, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1929, and his master's degree in 1930. After graduation he became a professor of economics at the University of Michigan.
 
Mary Warton Shuford, originally from North Carolina, enrolled in Michigan's School of Music in 1935, majoring in music theory. In June of 1937, Mary graduated and married Billy.
 
Billy and Mary purchased the property in 1949 because they felt it was "the most beautiful place in the city." They considered many architects, including George Brigham and Alden Dow. Eventually, after becoming familiar with the FLW Affleck house in Bloomfield Hills, they selected Frank Lloyd Wright. They lived in the house for more than five decades. Mary used the house as a beautiful backdrop for parties, concerts, and fundraising events for the community.
 
In March 2009, Jeffrey and Kathryn Schox purchased the Palmer House. Jeffrey Schox was born and raised in Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan. After earning a law degree, he returned to Ann Arbor to start his career in patent law. Around the same time his wife Kathryn completed her teaching degree at the University of Michigan and began teaching at the Ann Arbor Girls School.
 
In July 2004, Jeffrey moved his law practice to San Francisco, but returns to Ann Arbor every six weeks to visit his startup clients and to teach a course on patent law at the University of Michigan. When not staying at the Palmer House, Jeffrey and Kathryn have made the house available for vacations, business, and special events.
 
At the end of the meeting Pres Tammy announced that the RCAAN Christmas Party will be at Weber's on December 14th at 6:00 PM. Wear your Christmas Sweater, you may win. 
 
Frank Lloyd Wright Palmer House, 227 Orchard Hills Drive, Ann Arbor, MI
 
Eric Limquist Talks About Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture At RCAAN Lunch Meeting. Eric Tindall 2021-12-09 05:00:00Z 0 Chris Juillet,Frank Lloyd Wright
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Happy Thanksgiving 2021. Eric Tindall 2021-11-24 05:00:00Z 0 Happy Thanksgiving

Brianna Seymour Talks About Medicare & Long Term Care.

Posted on Nov 18, 2021
At the RCAAN Lunch Meeting Pres. Elect Bob Specht took Pres. Tammy's place in leading the meeting and the speaker was our own Brianna Seymour. Brianna gave a presentation on Medicare and Long Term Care
 
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older,  certain younger people with disabilities,  and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
 
Brianna said there are different parts of Medicare: 
  • Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
    • Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care.
  • Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) 
    • Part B covers certain doctors' services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services.
  • Medicare Part C (Medical Advantage)
    • Offers standardized benefits to help fill in the gaps in original Medicare.
    • Provided by a private insurance company.
  • Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage.
    • Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs (including many recommended shots or vaccines).
With Medicare, you have options in how you get your coverage. Once you enroll, you’ll need to decide how you’ll get your Medicare coverage. There are 2 main ways:
Original Medicare:
  1. Original Medicare includes Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance): You pay for services as you get them as out-of-pocket-costs (see presentation for 2022 out of -pocket-costs). If you want drug coverage, you can add a separate drug plan (Part D).Original Medicare does not cover all costs for covered health care services and supplies. A Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap or Part C) policy can help pay some of the remaining health care costs. Some Medigap policies also cover services that Original Medicare doesn't cover, like emergency medical care when you travel outside the U.S.
  2. Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D): Provided by private insurance companies approved by Medicare. 
Brianna also talked about Long Term Care.
 
Long Term Care is needed when a someone:
  • Needs assistance in independent living.
  • Can not perform normal Activities of Daily Living (ADL's).
  • Has a Cognitive Impairment.
  • Terminal Ill.
Breanna described how Long Term Insurance can cover Long Term Care.
 
Have a GREAT THANKSGIVING, and remember there is not going to be any meeting next Thursday due to Thanksgiving.
 
 
 
 
Brianna Seymour Talks About Medicare & Long Term Care. Eric Tindall 2021-11-18 05:00:00Z 0 Brianna Seymour,Medicare

At Nov. 11th Lunch Meeting, Monique Hammond Talked About Hearing Loss.

Posted on Nov 11, 2021
At November 11, 2021 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting which was only on Zoom our speaker was Monique Hammond. She talked about her hearing loss.
 
Monique Hammond is a hearing loss expert. Monique is a registered pharmacist. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, with high distinction. She has worked in health care in Europe, the United States, and Australia.

Monique has always been committed to patient education and safety. She has done extensive public speaking on health issues and has published newspaper and magazine articles both at home and overseas. 

Monique entered the world of hearing loss in fall 2005 when—in a matter of four hours—she went deaf in her left ear. That’s when she found out that there is a lot more to hearing loss than not hearing well. Eventually, communication challenges contributed to the end of her hospital pharmacy career. However, this life-changing episode also put her on track to research issues regarding ear and hearing disorders. She ended up writing her book “What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss,” now in its second edition.
 
She warned against loud and problematic spaces like sports bars, large indoor events and music concerts. Though for many, hearing loss comes with aging, awareness of what can happen to inner ear functions should begin much earlier in life, she believes.
 
Alternating her presentation between specific issues like tinnitus (ringing ear) and how cochlea cells operate, Monique brought her own experiences to her listeners. One result for her was social isolation.
 
"It's very difficult when you feel you are left out." She also dealt with disbelief, anger and grief. One in five of people age 12 and over have hearing challenges--a number which Monique called a "silent epidemic," one that "affects the quality of life at any age."
 
 
At Nov. 11th Lunch Meeting, Monique Hammond Talked About Hearing Loss. Eric Tindall 2021-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 Hearing Loss,Monique Hammond
Thank You Veterans. Eric Tindall 2021-11-10 05:00:00Z 0 Veterans

Polio In Ann Arbor.

Posted on Nov 04, 2021

Author, Grace Shackman

Article from Ann Arbor District Library at https://aadl.org/features/polio
 
Salk polio vaccine, May 1955 Stone School students after receiving
 
People were so desperate to save their children from the dreaded disease of polio, that when the first vaccines were sent to Ann Arbor in 1955, they were stored at the police department in a refrigerator, locked with a chain around it. Just three weeks previously, on April 12, Dr. Thomas Francis of the U-M’s School of Public Health had made the momentous announcement that the vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, which used killed polio viruses to give immunity, was “safe, effective and potent.”
 
“Vaccine will end polio as a major health threat,” was the headline in the April 12, 1955 Ann Arbor News, shortly after Francis gave his report at Rackham Auditorium. The announcement was made in Ann Arbor because of the key role the University of Michigan had played in the vaccine’s development. Francis, who had earlier developed a flu vaccine, joined U-M’s Public Health Department in 1941, followed the next year by Salk, who Francis had mentored at New York University. Salk left in 1947 for a job at the University of Pittsburgh, where he developed the polio vaccine using tools he had learned from Francis.
 
Click read more for entire story
Polio In Ann Arbor. Eric Tindall 2021-11-04 04:00:00Z 0 End Polio Now,Polio Plus

At October 28th Lunch, We Had A Visit From DG Brenda & The Speaker Was Lori Gosselin.

Posted on Oct 28, 2021
At The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on October 28, 2021 we had a visit from BrendaK "Woo Woo" Tipton. Before our speaker talked, Brenda presented the club with Ann Arbor North's banner in which we will show off at the District Conference May 20th to May 22nd when we present what the club did this year.
 
Then Lori Gosselin coming to us virtually gave her presentation. Lori said, "that a true community is rare". "Community building is relationship building; it forges authentic connections among the members of the group."
 
She described that, "Every Community is also a team, but very few teams are Communities".
 
A Community is:
  1. Clubs
  2. Villages/towns/cities
  3. Places of worship
  4. Provinces, States, Countries
  5. Neighbourhoods, Schools
  6. Global Communities 
  7. Families
Lori talked about we build communities everywhere
  1. Clubs
  2. Villages/towns/cities
  3. Places of worship
  4. Provinces, States, Countries
  5. Neighbourhoods, Schools
  6. Global Communities 
  7. Families
  8. Plus at work
What a community needs.
  1. Commitment
  2. Inclusivity 
  3. Authenticity
  4. Support
  5. Shared
  6. Collaboration
  7. Camaraderie
The outcomes of Community Building are
  • Happy organization
  • Support of mental health
  • Better communication
  • High level of engagement
  • Empowerment of members
  • More wholistic solutions 
  • Transformation
To end the club meeting Brenda talked a little about what is coming up in the District. She said, "she wants every club member to come to the District Conference this year".
 
 
At October 28th Lunch, We Had A Visit From DG Brenda & The Speaker Was Lori Gosselin. Eric Tindall 2021-10-28 04:00:00Z 0 Community Building,Lori Gosselin

Foundation And Membership Celebration Gala.

Foundation and Membership Celebration Gala is November 9, 2021. 
 
Lets celebrate our Foundation and Membership teams from District 6380 and District 6400. 
 
Your hosts, Governor BrendaK "WooWoo" Tipton (6380) and Governor Aruna Kousik (6400), are planning a fun evening with auctions, 50/50, awards and much much more!  
 
Keynote speakers are Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-2023 and Michael McGovern, Rotary International Chair of Polio Plus Committee. 
 
 
 
Foundation And Membership Celebration Gala. Eric Tindall 2021-10-16 04:00:00Z 0 Foundation and Membership Online Gala

Literati Bookstore and Rotary District 6380 Present James Tobin.

Posted on Oct 16, 2021
Please Join Us Virtually, for a conversation with noted FDR author, James Tobin, on October 20 at 7:00pm.
 
Admission to this virtual event is available by a donation of any amount, and all donations will go directly to Rotary's End Polio Now initiative. Additionally, tickets bundled with a set donation amount and a copy of either The Man He Became or Master of His Fate (a wholly new version of the story of FDR and polio for young readers) are available and the price includes a donation of all proceeds after the price of the book. Please read ticket descriptions carefully for information on order fulfillment.
 
 
James Tobin is an award-winning biographer. He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography for Ernie Pyle’s War and the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight. He teaches narrative nonfiction in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Miami University in Oxford, OH.
 
 
Literati Bookstore and Rotary District 6380 Present James Tobin. Eric Tindall 2021-10-16 04:00:00Z 0 End Polio Now,James Tobin,Literati Bookstore

Club Time At Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting On October 14th.

Posted on Oct 14, 2021
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Lunch Meeting on October 14, 2021 we have club time. Unfortunately the speakers did not show up to the meeting so we pivoted to club time. 
 
President Tammy did all of the club business like the "Pledge of Allegiance", "Four Way Test", and announcements. 
 
Lastly She asked club members for special things that are going on in their lives. There special things going on from Rick, Scott, Vern, and Bob S.. 
 
The next meeting on Oct 28th we will be having District Governor Brenda Woo! Woo! Tipton. Should be a BLAST!!!
 
 
Club Time At Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting On October 14th. Eric Tindall 2021-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Dr. Tanyss Murro From Amarok Society Talked At Lunch Meeting On Sept. 23th.

Posted on Sep 23, 2021
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on September 23, 2021, Dr, Tanyss Murro talked about her Society called the Amarok Society. 
 
The Amarok Society was founded with one family: Dr. Tanyss Munro, Gem Munro and their four children. Tanyss uses a distinctive and bold statement for her Society,  "We stand for the freedom of children." "We stand for their freedom from poverty, from violence, from oppression. For the freedom to direct their own lives, exploring and contributing their full potential to the world."
 
When there are too many marginalizing factors between a child and their education, a school can’t reach them anymore. But their mother still can. 
 
The Amarok Society open schools for mothers who live in the slums of Bangladesh and Pakistan. Each mother then goes home and teaches her children and her neighbours’ children everything she’s learned. 
 
The inclusive curriculum, combined with the dedication and courage of the mothers they teach, can overcome the obstacles that poverty, religion, gender, and disability put in the way of global education.
 
Lockdowns due to Covid meant that the schools for the mothers had to close and changes had to be made to who the mothers taught in order to avoid the spread of the virus. But, the mothers have continued to teach and the schools are looking to reopen.
 
In many places, the "Amarok mothers' have become champions and leaders in their communities, supporting others, preventing arranged marriages of underage girls, and encouraging women to become entrepreneurs and help support their families financially.
 
Tanyss explained, "When we educate mothers, they not only directly import education into the families, they establish a culture of education in their children and entrench the practice of learning." "When we educate, say, a slum-dwelling teen-aged boy, he will, understandably, seek to use his educational advantage to escape his circumstance." "How could we ever expect or counsel otherwise? Mothers, however, tend to stay where they are, applying their learning to their existent circumstance, even when the education has led to a woman’s entrepreneurship."
 
"The higher the educational level she achieves, the higher the expectations she has of herself and her children, and the more determinedly she will work to reach them."
 
 
Dr. Tanyss Murro From Amarok Society Talked At Lunch Meeting On Sept. 23th. Eric Tindall 2021-09-23 04:00:00Z 0 Amarok Society,Dr. Tanyss Murro
We Will Never Forget 9/11/01. Eric Tindall 2021-09-10 04:00:00Z 0 We Will Never Forget 911

Lisa Hoenig Talked About The New Superior Library.

Posted on Sep 09, 2021
Ypsilanti District Library Director, Lisa Hoenig, presented a program on the new library branch now under construction in Superior Township. The new library is located at The new facility will be located on North Harris Road, between Geddes and MacArthur Boulevard. It will be built on two and a half acres of a 12-acre lot, purchased by Superior Township.
 
Ypsilanti Library:
 
At the beginning of Lisa's presentation she talked a little about the Ypsilanti Library on Michigan Ave. Built in 1915 as a Carnegie Post Office, the building was designed in the classical revival style typical of early 20th century government buildings.
 
The post office moved to its current location in 1962. The building was sold to the City of Ypsilanti for $1, and the City renovated the building and opened the library there the following year.
 
New Library:
 
With the November 2018 passage of a new operating millage, the new library will benefit all of the YDL district, it will most notably impact the socio-economic and health inequities in the struggling MacArthur Boulevard neighborhood in Ypsilanti, which is within easy walking distance to the new library.  This neighborhood is the highest density, lowest income housing block in Washtenaw County.  The new branch will also serve the Willow Run area.
 
Though closed now, the current tiny 1,000 sq.-ft. branch was a lifeline for the families and children in this particular community. Because so many residents near the library live in subsidized housing, where many of the households are led by a single female parent, there are many latchkey children.  Parents rely on the library as a safe place for their children to gather when there are no adults at home.  The kids build strong relationships with library staff.  It is a haven for them.
 
There is great understanding within Washtenaw County of the need for a space that can serve as a community center and resource in Superior Township - an area with both great wealth and great poverty.  The new library is poised to serve as this hub which is sure to transform the community well into the future. 
 
The 7,500 square foot building will be a full-service library, with hours and staffing similar to the Michigan Avenue location. The facility will offer:
 
  • A youth area with flexible space that can be adapted to a range of learning activities and programs for different ages
  • A dedicated teen/tween area
  • Two group study rooms
  • Comfortable seating for reading and studying
  • A community meeting room for Library programs and meetings of community groups
  • 20 computer workstations (compared to seven at the current library)
  • Triple the current number of books, magazines, and DVDs
  • More parking spaces
  • An outdoor reading area and programming space, if the budget allows
  • A drive-up book return available 24 hours seven days a week, if the budget allows
The library has taken on a larger purpose since closing due to COVID.  It is clear it will play a huge role in helping the MacArthur Boulevard area of Ypsilanti recover from the effects of the pandemic both economically and in terms of health equity.  It will be a center for community activity not only for educational and growth opportunities, but for local organizations and social service agencies to reach residents with vital services.
 
With construction now underway, we look forward to our grand opening in late summer of 2022.  The neighborhood is over the moon with excitement.  Lisa invites you to learn more about the project and the April 7th groundbreaking ceremony at https://www.ypsilibrary.org/engage/our-new-library.
 
Club Members and Lisa Hoenig in Earhart Manor Ballroom at Concordia University.
 
Ypsilanti District Library Director, Lisa Hoenig.
Lisa Hoenig Talked About The New Superior Library. Eric Tindall 2021-09-09 04:00:00Z 0 Lisa Hoenig,Superior Township Library

Photos From Meet District Governor BrendaK "Woo Woo" Tipton Celebration and Picnic.

Posted on Aug 23, 2021
What a beautiful rustic setting of Camp Talahi in Howell, MI for installing our new District Governor for 2021-22 Brenda ‘WooWoo’ Tipton, who took over on July 22nd from Governor Karen Gabrys. District Rotarians & PDGs from Michigan turned out in good numbers for our D6380’s first in-person gathering.
 
In the following photos are RCAAN members that attended the event.
 
CLICK HERE for all photos.
 
Click Read more for RCAAN member photos.
Photos From Meet District Governor BrendaK "Woo Woo" Tipton Celebration and Picnic. Eric Tindall 2021-08-23 04:00:00Z 0 Brenda Tipton,Meet The Governor

It Was One Of Those Days at August 12th, Lunch Meetings.

Posted on Aug 12, 2021
At today's RCAAN Lunch Meeting it was one of those days. We started meeting and when it was time for the speaker we lost Zooms audio and then video, due to our inexperience in hybrid meetings.
 
Sorry, to those that were on Zoom that the meeting ended abruptly, we will get it worked out.
 
Meanwhile we still had some good in-person fellowship as Manish Mehta's photo shows.
 
 
It Was One Of Those Days at August 12th, Lunch Meetings. Eric Tindall 2021-08-12 04:00:00Z 0

Registration Now Open for the Members Summit August 17th.

Posted on Jul 27, 2021
Welcome to the New Rotary Year!  
 
Did you know that August is Rotary Membership month? 
 
I am so excited to let you know that we will be hosting the D6380 Members Summit on August 17th starting 6:30pm - 8:00pm via Zoom. 
 
Why should you plan to be at the Members Summit?
 
  1. You will learn how to be successful in your membership recruitment 
  2. You will have a better understanding of  how to better engage your members
  3. You will be able to share successes and challenges with your Rotary colleagues from around the District
  4. You will better be able to understand how to have a more connected club
The Summit is for ALL Rotarians who are interested in helping their clubs to grow and reach out to potential new members in the communities who have a passion to serve.
 
Register and attend the Free Members Summit and AVOID any FOMO  (Fear of Missing Out)!  
 
 
Note: the summit will be virtual so that our Canadian family can join us.
 
Hope to virtually see you there!
 
Roma Murthy,
D6380 Membership Team
Excite....Engage...Have Fun!
 
 
Registration Now Open for the Members Summit August 17th. Eric Tindall 2021-07-27 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary District 6380 Membership Summit

Meet District Governor BrendaK "Woo Woo" Tipton Celebration and Picnic.

Posted on Jul 24, 2021
What a beautiful rustic setting of Camp Talahi in Howell, MI for installing our new District Governor for 2021-22 Brenda ‘WooWoo’ Tipton, who took over on July 22nd from Governor Karen Gabrys. District Rotarians & PDGs from Michigan turned out in good numbers for our D6380’s first in-person gathering.
 
Eric, Steve, Sherry, Gail, Diane, Joyce, Manish, Tammy and Don all attended the celebration from the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North.
 
 
Meet District Governor BrendaK "Woo Woo" Tipton Celebration and Picnic. Eric Tindall 2021-07-24 04:00:00Z 0 Brenda Tipton,Meet The Governor

Allison Platt From MADD Talked At The RCAAN Lunch Meeting On July 8th.

Posted on Jul 08, 2021
At our first In-Person Rotary Lunch Meeting, since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the club had Allison Platt from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
 
Allison said, "MADD's mission to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking." 
 
Drunk Driving Statistics: 
  • Every 2 minutes someone is injured in a drunk driving crash.
  • Every 51 minutes someone is killed.
  • 2 out of 3 people will be impacted by a drunk driving accident in their life.
  • Drunk driving is still the #1 cause of death on our roadways.
Under Age Drinking:
  • Alcohol use by those under the age 21 isn't a rite of passage. 
  • It’s dangerous. It’s deadly. And it sets kids up for a lifetime of negative consequences.
  • 4300 people are killed each year due to teen alcohol use- more then all other drug use combination.
  • Youth who start drinking before age 15 are 6 times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life.
In 2015, MADD expanded its mission to include fighting drug-impaired driving. MADD created a Drugged Driving Task Force with key law enforcement, traffic safety and research experts to study the potential effects of marijuana legalization, the national opioid crisis and the prevalence of prescription drugs could have on impaired driving. 
 
What they learned: 
  • Proven tools to combat drunk driving, such as high-visibility law enforcement, will detect and stop drugged driving too.
  • More research, more data and better testing are needed to fully understand the impact of marijuana legalization and other drugs on traffic safety and the under 21 population.
  • Alcohol is a drug that took years of research to understand and establish methods for measuring its impairing effects. The same cannot be said for measuring impairment caused by other drugs, but that doesn’t diminish the seriousness of drug-impaired driving.
Allison explained how individuals can become involved. MADD has a wide variety of opportunities to match your interests and expertise. Some options include:
 
  • Advocate for Change: Work to strengthen existing laws and pass new ones.
  • Lend a Shoulder: Become a trained volunteer
  • Victim Advocate or a Help Line volunteer and provide emotional support to victims and survivors.
  • Advise a Board: Consider a community leadership role by serving on a local advisory board.
  • Take Steps to Raise Funds: Sign up for Walk Like MADD in your community or as a virtual walker online to help raise mission funds to end drunk driving.
  • Speak Out: Join the Speakers Bureau program and speak at schools, civic groups, clubs and other organizations.
  • Spread the Word: Distribute MADD’s Tie One On For Safety red ribbons to encourage people not to drink and drive. Tie a ribbon on your vehicle to show your commitment. 
  • Monitor the Courts: Ensure that justice is being served by monitoring DUI cases.
  • Help Victims Be Heard: Coordinate a Victim Impact Panel where victims share their story to drunk and drugged driving offenders. 
  • Flex Some Power: Inspire youth, train parents or mobilize community activities to prevent underage drinking and reduces alcohol access to youth. 
  • Honor Heroes: Recognize law enforcement and first responders at shift briefings or sobriety checkpoints to say thanks for keeping our roads safe. 
  • Roll Up Your Sleeves: Help set up events, run an information booth or attend community fairs.
  • Mail Some Help: Research local drunk and drugged driving crashes, then mail “We Care” cards to the victims of these tragic events. 
  • Give a Hand: Answer phones, make copies or perform other office support duties.
It was a great first back to in-person meetings, everyone enjoyed seeing each other.
 
Pres. Tammy & Allison Platt from MADD.
 
Allison Platt From MADD Talked At The RCAAN Lunch Meeting On July 8th. Eric Tindall 2021-07-08 04:00:00Z 0 Allison Platt,Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Pandemic Relief: Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Global Grant In The Rotary Magazine. Eric Tindall 2021-06-27 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Pandemic Relief for Detroit Global Grant
Celebration of In-Person Meetings. Eric Tindall 2021-06-24 04:00:00Z 0 Concordia University Ann Arbor,In-Person Meetings After COVID-19

Returning to In-Person Meetings, on July 8, 2021.

Posted on Jun 19, 2021
Returning to In-Person Meeting with a Hybrid option.
 
In-Person Meetings with Hybrid option starts, Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Concordia University Ann Arbor, 4090 Geddes Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105
 
Zoom Link to Join Meeting: Zoom Link to come soon
Meetings will be held in the historic Earhart Manor. The meeting room is on the third floor, an elevator is available.
 
New schedule for meetings:
  • Meeting with program, will be held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, at 12:00 PM.
  • Board Meeting/Club Assembly will be on the first Monday of each month, at 7:00 PM.
CLICK HERE to RSVP for lunch before Sunday evening to be able to receive lunch. 
 
 
Returning to In-Person Meetings, on July 8, 2021. Eric Tindall 2021-06-19 04:00:00Z 0 Concordia University Ann Arbor,In-Person Meetings After COVID-19

On June 10th, We Had The RCAAN Foundation Assembly And A Special Announcement

Posted on Jun 10, 2021
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Zoom Meeting on June 10, 2021, we had the RCAAN Foundation Assemble. 
 
Foundation President Eric Tindall presented the year in review for the Foundation. 
 
Eric said, "their were three sources of funds for this years donations."
  1. Watershed III profits
  2. Cruising 50's Party
  3. Carry-over from 2019-2020
Donations given out for 2020-2021
  • Ronald McDonald House: Donation for meals during COVID-19
  • Community Action Network: Donation for School Supplies; Enrichment Programs
  • Michigan Works! Southeast: Donation for Summer Jobs Programs for Teens/Young Adults
  • Community Action Network: Donation of Masks for Green Baxter Court
  • American Heritage Girls: Strips Award Project
  • Green Baxter Court: Holiday Support through COVID-19
  • Purple Crocuses for Polio, Farmington Hill Rotary
  • Green Baxter Court: Gift Cards for Adopt A Family
  • Avalon House: Donation for COVID-19 needs
  • SOS Community Services: Donation for COVID-19 needs
  • Alpha House: Donation for COVID-19 needs
  • Fisher House Michigan: Donation Match
  • Waterford Rotary: Donation for Pakistan Masks for Polio Project
  • Food Gatherers: Donation for 2021 Spring Food Drive
  • Rotary Rose Bowl Parade Float Committee: For Rose Bowl Float 
  • Habitat for Humanity: Donation for Mortgage Relief  Program due to continuing Covid-19 needs
  • Boys Scouts of America Michigan Crossroads Council: Donation for troop needs
  • Michigan Works: For Youth Summer Program
  • Global Grant for Pune India: ICU upgrade 
  • Pune India Oxygenation Center: Covid-19 Relief Project
Potential Projects for funding in future
  • Willow Acres: Potential District Grant RCANN is leading
  • Proposed Global Grant for Calcutta India: Water and Sanitation Project (2021-2022)
  • Proposed District Grant for Mayan Guatemala Project (2021-2022)
After Eric's Foundation presentation Manish Mehta told the club that Rotary International Convention is June 12th-16th. He presented a presentation of  the House of Friendship which will be at the RI Convention.
 
Lastly during the meeting, Pres. Steve Lessens gave a special announcement about in-person meetings. Steve said, "starting July 8th we will be going to in-person with virtual meetings, from our new meeting location Concordia University 4090 Geddes Road Ann Arbor, MI." The meeting will be held in the historic Earhart Manor (nickname: Old Manson). Meeting room is on the third floor, a elevator is available. 
 
The first week of the month we will have a Monday Board Meeting on Zoom at 7:00 PM. Then on the 2nd and 4th weeks during the month we will hold a In-Person/Virtual Lunch Meeting.
 
It was a very busy last RCAAN Lunch Meeting for the Rotary year.
 
 
On June 10th, We Had The RCAAN Foundation Assembly And A Special Announcement Eric Tindall 2021-06-10 04:00:00Z 0 RCAAN Foundation Assembly 2020-2021,Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation

Meet Governor "Woo Woo" Picnic and Celebration.

Here's a fun opportunity to celebrate our incoming District 6380 Governor BrendaK "WooWoo" Tipton as she begins her year!  This family-oriented event will offer all sorts of games, great food, friendship, fundraisers and more.  We'll gather outside at Camp Talahi near the Brighton Recreation Area in Brighton, Michigan.  Very casual attire is requested and come to have fun!! 
 
Date: July 22, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
Click Here or on invite to register.
 
 
Meet Governor "Woo Woo" Picnic and Celebration. Eric Tindall 2021-06-05 04:00:00Z 0 Brenda Tipton,Meet The Governor

Rotary International 2021 Virtual Convention

Posted on Jun 05, 2021
The 2021 Virtual Convention will be better than ever, opening more innovative opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. You’ll be able to network in virtual lounges, meet new partners in service, and join fun activities with Rotary members from around the world. Register today, the convention is June 12-16.
 
 
Rotary International 2021 Virtual Convention Eric Tindall 2021-06-05 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary International Convention

Talking Implicit Bias! At The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Meeting On May 13th.

Posted on May 13, 2021
At the May 13, 2021, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting we had Jordan Greene a Research Specialist for Poverty Solutions, and Zoë Erb responsible for implementing the activities and policies of the Washtenaw Summer Youth Employment Programpresented on implicit bias.
 
Zoë Erb gave the club a definition of implicit bias, “Implicit biases are negative associations that people unknowingly hold. They are expressed automatically, without conscious awareness… Implicit biases affect individuals’ attitudes and actions, thus creating real-world implications. Exposure to structural and cultural racism has enabled stereotypes and biases to penetrate deep into our psyches. Implicit bias is one part of the system of inequity that serves to justify racist policies, practices and behaviors that persist in mainstream culture and narratives.” (Racial Equity Tools)
 
Jordan talked about intersectionality, The concept of Intersectionality was introduced by Kimberlé Crenshaw in an article in 1989. It refers to the overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination. 
 
It is simply the idea that multiple identities intersect to create a whole that is different from the component identities. These identities that can intersect include gender, race, social class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, mental illness, and physical illness as well as other forms of identity. Click here to read more on Intersectionality.
 
Everyone has implicit biases, they seep into virtually every aspect of our lives. Biases stem from the messages, attitudes, social cues, and stereotypes we’ve picked up from the culture, structures, policies around us. 
 
Implicit biases are pervasive and determine behaviors. They often have explicit outcomes and sometimes can result in microaggressions. They’re connected to…
  • Hiring practices & performance evaluations
  • Housing discrimination
  • Perceptions of neighborhood crime
  • Healthcare
  • Criminal justice & policing
To recap, Jordan's and Zoë's presentation:
  • Our brains are association-making machines
  • Everyone has biases
  • Implicit bias often has explicit consequences
  • Implicit bias is linked to systems and structures that produce & reinforce inequity
  • There are real-world implications; we should think about the impacts in the context of intersectionality.
 
 
Talking Implicit Bias! At The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Meeting On May 13th. Eric Tindall 2021-05-13 04:00:00Z 0 Implicit Bias,Jordan Greene,Zoe Erb

Points of Pride Virtual District Conference.

Posted on May 06, 2021
Rotarians in District 6380, are invited to the Points of Pride Virtual District Conference. 
 
Event: Virtual District 6380 Conference
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Details: 
  • Join your fellow Rotarians as we celebrate our year!
  • This year has been challenging but we have found new ways to do Rotary.
  • We have accomplished a lot and we have many Points of Pride to celebrate.
CLICK HERE to Register
 
 
Points of Pride Virtual District Conference. Eric Tindall 2021-05-06 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary District Conference 2021

Manish Mehta Talks About The "Pandemic Relief For Detroit Michigan Reverse Global Grant.

Posted on Apr 15, 2021
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Zoom Meeting on April 15, 2021, Tanum Ollila had an unexpected event come up and was not able to attend meeting so Manish Mehta stepped up to speak about the "Pandemic Relief for Detroit Michigan Reverse Global Grant 2014854". 
 
Manish described the project, 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
Our project provided PPE donations to Metro Detroit hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes working with the aged and under served 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 delivered 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 received a donation of a predetermined amount, to help them through COVID-19.
 
Donation Location (Zoom Celebration Date & Time, To Date)
  1. Henry Ford Hospital
  2. Veterans Hospital (VA) Detroit
  3. UMRC Porter Hill Nursing Home (2 Locations)
  4. Presbyterian Village Nursing Home (10 Locations)
  5. Detroit Mercy Dental Clinic
  6. Brilliant Detroit Community Outreach Services
  7. Say Detroit Community Outreach Services
  8. Gleaners: Providing Food to Detroit Residents
  9. Cereal Drive for School Children at Detroit Children's Hospital
  10. Meals on Wheels of Detroit
  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:
  15. Novi Public School Summer Food Drive
  16. Food Gatherers- Ann Arbor
To see Manish Mehta's full presentation.
 
To see video's and previous story for the "Pandemic Relief for Detroit Michigan Reverse Global Grant 2014854". 
 
 
In the Rotary Magazine (Digital Edition} July 2021 issue Kris Vire, wrote a story about the Global Grant called Friends In Need: An international relationship came full circle when clubs in India provided aid to Detroit at the start of the pandemic
 
 
Manish Mehta Talks About The "Pandemic Relief For Detroit Michigan Reverse Global Grant. Eric Tindall 2021-04-15 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Manish Mehta,Pandemic Relief for Detroit Global Grant

At RCAAN Lunch Meeting on March 11, 2021, John Barrie Talked About Mayan Power and Light.

At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on March 11, 2021, John Barrie talked about a Rotary Global Grant called Mayan Power and Light he is supporting.
 
Mayan Power and Light is a self-sustaining social venture business incubator that helps Guatemalan women start small scale businesses to serve rural populations. Mayan Power and Light businesses sell affordable solar power, water filters and clean cooking stoves.
 
The program addresses eight of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals according to sustain, a program of the United Nations Compact for Sustainable Development.
 
Mayan Power and Light is a collaborative venture between The Appropriate Technology Collaborative, regional governments, Guatemalan Technical schools, Guatemalan women’s rights activists and rural community leaders. Located in the Western Highlands of Guatemala the program creates jobs, provides power, improves health and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. 
 
Mayan Power and Light projects interconnect to create long-term, sustainable solutions with empowered communities.
  • Demonstration Projects:
    • Community buildings offer improved services while demonstrating the benefits of solar power, water filters and clean cookstoves. 
    • Solar powered computer labs improve quality of education.
    • Cellphone charging stations allow kids to charge their family cellphone while at school.
  • Social Entrepreneurship:
    • Practical coaching sessions support small businesses and encourage them to integrate social and environmental impacts into their business models.
    • Rural women develop business plans and skills to serve her community, benefit the environment and earn her own income.
  • Generation of Change:
    • Hands-on, STEM-rich trainings at schools, universities and community centers increase awareness about appropriate technologies that address poverty and the environment.
    • Specializing in solar power, workshops help people make educated investments in home solar power solutions. Students learn to calculate their power needs, where to set solar panels, and solar components.
  • Community Empowerment
    • Sessions with community leaders build their capacity to plan and lead sustainable projects independently.
    • This process encourages community-directed initiatives from planning to fundraising and maintenance.
For more information on Mayan Power and Light take a look at his power-point presentation.
 
 
At RCAAN Lunch Meeting on March 11, 2021, John Barrie Talked About Mayan Power and Light. Eric Tindall 2021-03-11 05:00:00Z 0 John Barrie,Mayan Power and Light

Charles Madenjian Talked About Fish Sustainability in The Great Lakes.

Posted on Feb 11, 2021
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. 
 
 
 
 
Charles Madenjian Talked About Fish Sustainability in The Great Lakes. Eric Tindall 2021-02-11 05:00:00Z 0 Charles Madenjian,Great Lakes Science Center

Andrea Wotan, Talked About Plant-Rich Diets at RCAAN Lunch Meeting on January 14th.

Posted on Jan 14, 2021
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/.
 
 
 
Andrea Wotan, Talked About Plant-Rich Diets at RCAAN Lunch Meeting on January 14th. Eric Tindall 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 0 Andrea Wotan,Plant-Rich Diets,Wotan Nutrition,carbon-neutrality
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RCAAN Meeting on Dec. 17th, Check Distribution and T.C. Collins Talked About Willow Acres.

Posted on Dec 17, 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.
 
RCAAN Meeting on Dec. 17th, Check Distribution and T.C. Collins Talked About Willow Acres. Eric Tindall 2020-12-17 05:00:00Z 0 Food Gatherers,Pandemic Relief for Detroit Global Grant,T.C. Collins,Willow Run Acres,Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels

Willow Run Acres

Posted on Dec 17, 2020
Update December 17, 2020:
 
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting T.C. Collins from Willow Run Acres of Ypsilanti was our speaker. T.C. Collins is the founder of Willow Run Acres. T.C. started gardening  and farming at 2-3 years old with his great great grandparents. As a descendant of former slaves, the legacy of farming and gardening has been preserved in his family along with other often lost traditions. His Southern roots gave him an appreciation for green space and he has been living "organically" since before it was popular.  TC manages Many gardens and farms through out Michigan and Ohio.
 
T.C. told the club, that Willow Run Acres is a nonprofit organization located in Ypsilanti, Michigan who educates the community and other local surrounding counties with hands-on gardening experiences, gardening classes, gardening education, annual Potato Day, wellness ventures, and sustainability in a holistic & healthy approach within the community starting at toddlers through seniors.
 
Willow Run Acres offers educational/gardening classes for all skills/age levels, garden safety classes, yearly Potato Day Programs, food distribution, service the community with weekly/monthly clean-up sessions, gardening wellness sites, role modeling/mentor opportunities, and other community engagements.
 
T.C. is preparing raised garden beds in which he and volunteers plant vegetables, that when grown, he gives to the needy.
 
Update June 15, 2021:
 
The project is rapidly developing and progressing. We are scaling back to $5000 total with a grant due date of June 15:
 
  • TC Collins is amazing an impressive array of partners.
  • The partnership between Vestergaard and Willow Run Acres is flourishing
  • The City of Ann Arbor has funded the construction of the first 50 raised beds. They are constructed withing a budget that was being stretched by rising prices.
  • Another 50 beds are planned when prices come down once more.
  • Willow Run Acres has a grant request in to the US Department of Agriculture for a hoop house. We could help fund that next year.
  • The current ask is for $4995 for the largest Farm Bot. Watch the video here: FarmBot | Open-Source CNC Farming
 
We plan to fund the Farm Bot.
 
Sources:
Ann Arbor $500
Dexter $250
Saline $250
Milan $250 
M36 $100
Lee Halstead $200
Fowlerville $710
Ann Arbor North $1000 (min)
Yet Needed $73 (Scott Nelson will write a donation check to the RCAAN Foundation)
 
Willow Run Acres Eric Tindall 2020-12-17 05:00:00Z 0 T.C. Collins,Willow Run Acres

“Ososa Micro-Credit Scheme”

Posted on Dec 17, 2020
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.
 
 
 
“Ososa Micro-Credit Scheme” Eric Tindall 2020-12-17 05:00:00Z 0 Manish Mehta,Nigeria Micro Loan,“Ososa Micro-Credit Scheme”

Ososa Global Grant Cheques Distribution To Beneficiaries.

Posted on Dec 10, 2020
A celebration of the Micro Credit Program in Nigeria will be held by Zoom on December 16, 2020, 7:30 AM, Ann Arbor, MI, time.
 
RCAAN is pleased to be a partner with RC Gbagada since 2008, in co-funding a Micro-finance Loan Project in Nigeria which was initiated by Rotn Ayotunde Onafuwa (a past member of RCAAN who retired and moved to his native Nigeria). The micro-loan project is in its 10th year and funds about $9,000 in low-interest loans (~ $50-100/recipient) to benefit small business entrepreneurs in the Gbagada community (such as bakers, seamstresses, handymen, tailors, convenience storekeepers, etc). The borrowers are mentored by Gbagada Rotarians to manage their cash flows, inventories and profits, and loan-repayment is nearly 100%.”
 
The Zoom invite follows:
Rotary Club of  Gbagada is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Rotary Club of Gbagada, D9110 & Ann Arbor North, D6380 Ososa Global Grant Cheques Distribution To Beneficiaries.
 
Time: Dec 16, 2020, 07:30 AM Ann Arbor, MI,  01:30 PM West Central Africa
 
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Ososa Global Grant Cheques Distribution To Beneficiaries. Eric Tindall 2020-12-10 05:00:00Z 0 Micro Credit Program,Nigeria Micro Loan,Rotary Club of Gbagada

Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Partnership with Community Action Network.

Posted by Diane Sheffrey on Dec 02, 2020
 
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.
 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Partnership with Community Action Network. Diane Sheffrey 2020-12-02 05:00:00Z 0 Adopt-A-Family,COVID-19,Communitty Action Network,Green Baxter Court

"Pandemic Relief for Detroit Michigan Reverse Global Grant 2014854".

Posted on Nov 16, 2020
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 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.
 
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
  2. Veterans Hospital (VA) Detroit
  3. UMRC Porter Hill Nursing Home (2 Locations)
  4. Presbyterian Village Nursing Home (10 Locations)
  5. Detroit Mercy Dental Clinic
  6. Brilliant Detroit Community Outreach Services
  7. Say Detroit Community Outreach Services
  8. Gleaners: Providing Food to Detroit Residents
  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
  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
  15. Novi Public School Summer Food Drive
  16. Food Gatherers- Ann Arbor
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!”
 
CLICK HERE for Photos
"Pandemic Relief for Detroit Michigan Reverse Global Grant 2014854". Eric Tindall 2020-11-16 05:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Detroit,Pandemic Relief for Detroit Global Grant

Arlene Golembiewski, Talked About Bumpeh Chiefdom.

Posted on Nov 12, 2020
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on November 12, 2020, Arlene Golembiewski, talked about Bumpeh Chiefdom, in Sierra Leone. Arlene Golembiewski, is founder of Sherbro Foundation Sierra Leone (SFSL), and a former Peace Corps science teacher in Rotifunk, Bumpeh Chiefdom, Sierra Leone. 
 
Arlene talked about the programs they are doing in the Bumpeh Chiefdom
  • Education: 
    • Girls Scholarships:
      • Girls go to secondary school on scholarship for a full year for $20.
      • Over 600 girls have received 1250 school fee scholarships, some for two and three years.
      • The most vulnerable girls are selected – orphans or with single parents and those who must leave their small village homes to pursue secondary school education in a larger town.
      • Girls are graduating and we’ve started adding college scholarships, too.
    • Adult Literacy:
      • From learning ABC’s to GED style study, classes teach reading, writing and  small business skills to market women and farmers​​​​​. 
      • More advanced students prepare to move on to further vocational training, like primary school teacher and nursing aide training.
    • Tutoring for National Exams:
      • 9th and 12th grad students receive evening tutoring to prepare for national junior high and senior high completion exams. 
      • These are the gateway exams for entering senior high and college or vocational schools. Local qualified teachers are used to fill in curriculum gaps schools can’t cover and provide systemic review before exams.
      • The program will reduce the high rate of senior high drop-out’s, especially among girls.
    • Computer Training & Printing Service:
      • Tutoring program students and adults receive computer training where they learn the basics of Windows, Word for Windows and Excel.
      • Computer training provides wage-paying job skills, prepares students for college classes and give adults tools to better manage their work.
      • CCET-SL introduced the first IT technology in the chiefdom. Any student can return to CCET-SL’s Center to use computers for their own applications. CCET-SL offers the only publicly available printing service in a district of 300,000 people. Customers avoid a costly, usually overnight trip to the capital for printing, and get cheaper, fast service. CCET-SL earns income for day-to-day operations.  A win-win for all.
  • Economic Empowerment:
    • Vegetable Growing:
      • Started as a post-Ebola relief effort, this program helps women farmers grow peanuts and vegetables as cash crops that double their incomes vs. traditional rice farming.
      • Women receive peanut seed, a drying tarpaulin to improve their yields and 100 lb. of rice to feed their families before their harvest. With added income, they avoid taking out high interest loans to pay their children’s school fees. They donate seed back to help start the next group of women.
    • Baby Orchards:
      • Orchards are planted with fruit trees grown from seed of local fruit. In 4 -5 years, orchards will produce ten of thousands of dollars for children’s education.
      • The goal is to fund education savings accounts opened for newborns, which parents can continue grow with their own savings. By the age of twelve, a child will have money for their secondary school education. 
      • While fruit trees mature, orchards are inter-planted with annuals crops of rice, couscous, corn and vegetables for short term operating income.
      • The project’s tree nursery raises 20,000 fruit tree seedlings annually, started from seed collected from locally purchased fruit. One or two year old seedling are planted in the orchards. Some are given to parents of newborns to grow.  Sale of other seedlings to private farmers helps fund nursery operations.
    • Newborn Program:
      • The chiefdom records births of newborns and prepares affidavits to exchange for government birth certificates. Government birth registration doesn’t reach this inaccessible rural area. CCET-SL facilitates securing legal birth certificates for these babies.​​​​​
      • Newborn parents receive three fruit trees to grow for income for their child’s welfare and education. They’re encouraged to save money in CCET-SL coordinated education savings accounts.
Arlene, thanked Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North and all of the supporters of  Bumpeh Chiefdom, she was happy to be able to talk to the club.
 
 
Arlene Golembiewski, Talked About Bumpeh Chiefdom. Eric Tindall 2020-11-12 05:00:00Z 0 Arlene Golembiewski,Sherbro Foundation,Sierra Leone
Green Baxter Court Fall Outing 2020. Eric Tindall 2020-11-03 05:00:00Z 0 Communitty Action Network,Green Baxter Court Fall Outing

Peg Windsor Introduced The Club To The MI Summer Works Program On Oct 15th.

Posted on Oct 15, 2020
The the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on October 15, 2020, Peg Windsor introduced the club to members of the MI Works Summer Youth Program.
 
Peg introduced the club to:
  • Dallas: Youth Advisor
  • Zoe Erb: Program Coordinator (Summer Works)
  • Amy Cell: Job Search Coordinator
  • Jack Lyons: Student
  • Dora James: Student
SummerWorks is the Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program, a 10-week summer employment and mentorship program that pairs local employers with young adults. It connects youth to resources for building professional networks, exploring career opportunities, and developing essential job and leadership skills. 
 
Peg introduced the individuals from the Summer Works Program and she asked the participants to talk about themselves and tell how the Summer Program is different this year because of COVID-19. 
 
Dora a student said, everything is online now, instead of in person events last year. Jack explained to the club, he liked the in-person events more then this year everything being on-line, but it was still good.  He is just a in-person kind of person.
 
Everyone in the Summer Works Program had a great experience this year and will continue next year.
 
 
Peg Windsor: Rotarian, MI Works!
Peg Windsor Introduced The Club To The MI Summer Works Program On Oct 15th. Eric Tindall 2020-10-15 04:00:00Z 0 Amy Cell,Dallas,Dora James,Jack Lyons,Michigan Works! Southeast,Peg Windsor,Summer Works!,Zoe Erb
2019-2020 Rotary Citation Eric Tindall 2020-10-01 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary Citation

Judge Karen Valvo Was The Speaker At The RCAAN Zoom Lunch on Sept 7th.

Posted on Sep 17, 2020
Judge Karen Valvo was the speaker at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Zoom Lunch Meeting on Sept 7th. Joyce talked about how COVID-19 is affecting the court system.
 
Karen Valvo is a judge on the Fifteenth Judicial District Court in Michigan. She was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder (R) on January 5, 2016, to succeed Judge Christopher S. Easthope, who resigned in December 2015. Valvo ran for election to the seat in November 2016 in order to serve for the remainder of Easthope's term. She will have to run for re-election in 2020. Joyce presides over criminal and traffic cases and the specialized Mental Health and Veterans Treatment Court dockets.
 
Joyce started by telling the club, like most things, Ann Arbor Courts closed down when COVID-19 closed everything down. After a few weeks the courts went to Zoom. All the Judges in the Ann Arbor Court was already licensed in Zoom. The courts work spaces were reconfigured for social distancing and everyone was wearing masks. 
 
Since the courts were always open to the public, which became unsafe during a virus, they started putting the dockets on youtube. 
 
When Jury Trials stated back up in District Courts they practiced the 6 ft. rule and used face coverings. Only 10 people could be in the courtroom at any given time so many waited in the hallway staying 6 ft. apart. 
 
They Judges tried not to give jail time to individual where ever it was possible. 
 
In cases that Joyce presided on pertaining evictions the landlords seemed more lenient on payment then before COVID-19.
 
Joyce said. "that some of the practiced during COVID-19 will be continued after COVID-19."
 
 
Judge Karen Valvo Was The Speaker At The RCAAN Zoom Lunch on Sept 7th. Eric Tindall 2020-09-17 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Judge Karen Valvo

Jim Kozteva From Voters Not Politicians Talked at The RCAAN Virtual Meeting on Aug. 13th.

Posted on Aug 13, 2020
Rotarian Jim Kozteva, talked about Anti-Gerrymanderin at the August 13th, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Virtual Meeting. 
 
Jim said, "On November 6, 2018, 61% of Michigan voters from across the state passed Proposal 2, which ended gerrymandering by creating an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. The amendment created a fair, impartial, and transparent process where voters - not politicians - will draw Michigan's state Senate, state House, and Congressional election district maps."
 
Redistricting is, every 10 years, the US Census is conducted to measure how population shifts throughout the country. When this data is collected, states are required to redraw their voting district maps - a process called redistricting - to ensure equal population.
 
The term "gerrymandering" is used to describe the practice of drawing election district boundaries to favor one political party, incumbent, or candidate. Instead of drawing lines to represent the voters' interests, politicians meet behind closed doors with highly paid consultants and big data to carve and skew communities based on past voting patterns. 
 
Michigan voters exercised their right of direct democracy and put a constitutional amendment on the 2018 general election ballot, known as Proposal 2. Proposal 2 put the power to draw election district maps in the hands of voters and created a fair, impartial, and transparent process.
 
The redistricting reform amendment created an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission that would be tasked to draw Michigan’s state Senate, state House, and Congressional election district maps every 10 years using Census data.
 
The amendment requires that the Commission be made up of 4 Democrat voters, 4 Republican voters, and 5 voters who affiliate with neither of those parties. Commissioners in each of these buckets must agree to adopt the final maps.
 
What the Redistricting Reform Amendment means for Michigan?
 
Now, Michigan citizens have the power to draw the lines! As a Michigan citizen, you have a chance to become a part of history and creating fair, impartial and transparent election district lines that represent the voters of Michigan. 
 
 
 
 
Jim Kozteva From Voters Not Politicians Talked at The RCAAN Virtual Meeting on Aug. 13th. Eric Tindall 2020-08-13 04:00:00Z 0 Anti-Gerrymanderin,Voters Not Politicians

Support and Spread the Word: District 6380 ROTARY100K PPE Mask Initiative!

Posted on Aug 06, 2020
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/
 
             
Support and Spread the Word: District 6380 ROTARY100K PPE Mask Initiative! Eric Tindall 2020-08-06 04:00:00Z 0 100K Mask Challenge,Rotary District 6380
2019-2020 Year In Review. Eric Tindall 2020-07-25 04:00:00Z 0 2019-2020 Year in Review Video,President Eric Tindall

On July 16th At The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting Was John Huber.

Posted on Jul 16, 2020
At the first Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting for the year the speaker was John Huber the Principle of the Emerson School in Ann Arbor. John talked about  the issues with reopening the schools in the fall with COVID-19 pandemic.
 
John said, "Emerson School, 300 students for academically talented and gifted, young 5’s to 8th grade."
 
Emerson is an independent school, which allows for more flexibility than public schools. One of the first things they recognized is the need for technology expertise to help staff and parents. Parents aren’t always comfortable with experimentation.
 
John, presented the 5 Realities of Teaching and School:
  1. Children learn best in small groups with face-to-face instruction. 
  2. Instruction needs to be broken into units and segments, not in long stretches.
  3. Children are also learning socialization skills, difficult to do virtually.
  4. Experienced teachers have a large “toolbox” on ways to work with children and respond to challenges; 5) school serves as child care so parents can work.
Emerson’s plan was to create daily lessons that require 2-way communication and interaction. 
  • Mondays are Community Day for socialization, enrichments, physical/social/emotional/mental health.  This is good for students and faculty.  It also allows for planning and scheduling time for teachers. 
  • Tuesday-Friday are Instructional Days.  To feel normal, the routine for distance learning mirrored what they would be doing in school.
During the 3 month of COVID-19, John and the teachers learned a lot, the following are what they learned:
  • Technology needs to be simplified for student independence. 
  • Content time is king. 
  • Focus in the morning best, can’t be on Zoom all day. 
  • Advisories and homeroom check-ins very important.
  • There’s never enough communication.
There are many unknowns on reopening schools. John and the leaders of Emerson are working on different scenarios to open in the fall. He feels all kid's will be able to come back and still be safe because Emerson School is so large and can social distance. 
 
John, recognized Emerson has advantages that give them more resources to respond to students’ needs and is unsure how public schools will be adapting.
 
At the end of the meeting John took question on Emerson's School opening in the fall with COVID-19.
 
 
 
 
On July 16th At The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting Was John Huber. Eric Tindall 2020-07-16 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Emerson School,John Huber
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on June 25, 2020, The Speaker Was Shamar Herron.

Posted on Jun 25, 2020
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on June 25, 2020, the speaker was Shamar Herron, from Michigan Works! 
 
Shamar talked about the program called Summer Works! Formerly known as Summer17, Summer18, and Summer19, SummerWorks is the Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program, a 10-week summer employment and mentorship program that pairs local employers with young adults. It connects youth to resources for building professional networks, exploring career opportunities, and developing essential job and leadership skills.
 
Shamar said, because of COVID-19, "is reinventing themselves." This years program is going to be mostly virtual. The approved youth will work 10 weeks, 20 hours a week from June 15th through August 21st. Shamar said, "they have 10 individuals that are working virtually." 
 
In the program the youth will also attend 10 professional development sessions to improve your "Soft Skills" such as resume writing, interviewing, and more. 
 
Lastly, the program will develop a mentoring and supportive relationships with Summer Works staff and employers.
 
In this job program the youth gets a paid summer internship (10/hr for high school; 12/hr for college). They will get skills in key areas such as money management and workplace etiquette. The youth will  receive networking with local professionals, and will be able to explore potential career paths. 
 
Shamar told the club, "I am always happy and honored to talk to Ann Arbor North, whenever asked to speak, I will always be there."
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on June 25, 2020, The Speaker Was Shamar Herron. Eric Tindall 2020-06-25 04:00:00Z 0 Michigan Works!,Michigan Works! Southeast,Shamar Herron,Summer Works!

Mary Garton, From The Citizens Climate Lobby Talked At The RCAAN Lunch Meeting on June 18th.

Posted on Jun 18, 2020
Mary Garton, from the Citizens' Climate Lobby, was the speaker at RCAAN Lunch Meeting on June 18, 2020.
 

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Mary talked about the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, which the lobby supports. 

Mary said, "A viable climate change solution needs to be big and lasting — which means bipartisan legislation. We fully support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This policy will drive down America’s carbon pollution while unleashing American technology innovation and ingenuity." The Citizens' Climate Lobby support it because it’s: 

  • Effective

This policy will reduce America’s emissions by at least 40% in the first 12 years.

  • Good for People

This policy will improve health and save lives. Additionally, the carbon dividend puts money directly into people’s pockets every month to spend as they see fit, helping low and middle income Americans.

  • Bipartisan: 

    Republicans and Democrats are both on board, cosponsoring this bill together. The majority of Americans support Congress taking action on climate change, including more than half of Republicans. Solving climate change is too urgent to get caught up in partisan politics.
  • Revenue Neutral:

    The fees collected on carbon emissions will be allocated to all Americans to spend any way they choose. The government will not keep any of the fees collected.

This is how it works:

  • Carbon Fee
This policy puts a fee on fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas. It starts low, and grows over time. It will drive down carbon pollution because energy companies, industries, and consumers will move toward cleaner, cheaper options. 
 
  • Carbon Dividend
The money collected from the carbon fee is allocated in equal shares every month to the American people to spend as they see fit. Program costs are paid from the fees collected. The government does not keep any of the money from the carbon fee.
 
  • Border Carbon Adjustment
To protect U.S. manufacturers and jobs, imported goods will be assessed a border carbon adjustment, and goods exported from the United States will receive a refund under this policy.
 
  • Regulatory Adjustment
This policy preserves effective current regulations, like auto mileage standards, but pauses the EPA authority to regulate the CO2 and equivalent emissions covered by the fee, for the first 10 years after the policy is enacted. If emission targets are not being met after 10 years, Congress gives clear direction to the EPA to regulate those emissions to meet those targets. The pause does not impact EPA regulations related to water quality, air quality, health or other issues. This policy’s price on pollution will lower carbon emissions far more than existing and pending EPA regulations.
 
Mary said, "the key to getting this bill past is education so she will be excited to come to any club like RCAAN and give her talk."
 

Mary Garton, From The Citizens Climate Lobby Talked At The RCAAN Lunch Meeting on June 18th. Eric Tindall 2020-06-18 04:00:00Z 0 Citizens' Climate Lobby,Mary Garton

Former Member John Hammond, Passed Away on July 11th.

Posted on Jun 15, 2020
Former Member of Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North John Hammond passed away at Glacier Hills on June 11, 2019. John was a long time visitor and became member after coming to Ann Arbor from St Joseph.
 
The following is a Story from https://www.a2rotary.org/ by Michael Field:
 
John passed away on June 11 at Glacier Hills. He and fellow Rotarian Betsy Hammond were members of the Lakeshore Rotary Club in St. Joseph MI when they moved to Ann Arbor fifteen years ago. Betsy joined Rotary Club of Ann Arbor in 2006 while John maintained his membership in the Lakeshore club before joining Ann Arbor North in 2015 and then transferring to Rotary Club Ann Arbor in 2016. Until recently, John was a regular attendee at luncheon meetings and was always generous to The Rotary Foundation. Eventually, he and Betsy achieved Major Donor status. John was 87. A service in St. Joseph will be held at a future date. Those of us in the club knew John as a kind and gentle man. He most certainly used those traits along with the Four Way Test in his career as a judge.
 
Former Member John Hammond, Passed Away on July 11th. Eric Tindall 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0 John Hammond

Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Speaker Was Debbie Vance on June 11th.

Posted on Jun 11, 2020
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on June 11, 2020, our speaker was Debbie Vance. Debbie is the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Ucluelet. Debbie recently retired from the Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), 2 years ago, after 21 years of service and is now following her passion for Social Media and Graphic Design. 
 
Debbie, is a Paul Harris Fellow + 7 and a Foundation Benefactor currently working on her RLI Graduate Levels. Her graphic designing skills enable herself to promote Rotary via Social Media avenues.
 
Debbie, is on the New Club Development Team. She said, "She creates the Rotary Graphics to promote our amazing organization and encourage membership." 
 
Debbie is a proud Rotarian for 8 years. She told the club, "she does the graphics because she would have wished she had joined Rotary earlier, and maybe her graphics will be seen by young individuals and they will join Rotary." "A picture is worth a thousand words"
 
Debbie would like Rotarians to share her graphics on their social media accounts and other places to spread Rotary and she would also create a graphic for you.
 
 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Speaker Was Debbie Vance on June 11th. Eric Tindall 2020-06-11 04:00:00Z 0 Debbie Vance,Rotary Club of Ucluelet,Rotary Graphics

The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention: Sign up now.

Posted on Jun 05, 2020
 
 
Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will link you with Rotary and Rotaract members from around the world. Sign up now for this free online event that takes place 20-26 June. Our first virtual convention is open to all Rotary members and participants.

Come together during 
general sessions to witness the power of Rotary connections. Learn new skills, explore thought-provoking topics, and discover inventive ways to engage and adapt at our breakout sessions.

Visit the convention’s 
event page on Facebook to connect with other members. And use the hashtag #Rotary20 in your social media posts to share what you’re looking forward to at this year’s convention. Don’t forget to invite a friend from your club or share the convention with your Rotary family.
 
 
The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention: Sign up now. Eric Tindall 2020-06-05 04:00:00Z 0 2019-2020 RI President Mark Daniel Maloney,The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention

Rosalys Peel, Author of "Mike and Me" Talked on June 4th At RCAAN Lunch Meeting About Alzheimer's

Posted on Jun 04, 2020
At The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on June 4, 2020 the club's speaker was Rosalys Peel, the Author of "Mike and Me". 
 
June 2011 her beloved husband of 45 years, Michael, died of Alzheimer’s. Three years later, Peel returned once again to face Alzheimer’s this time with journal notes and pen in hand. Over the next three years, she wrote the story of their life as husband wife who hoped beyond hope that they could continue to live together at home throughout the course of Mike’s illness. 
 
Rosalys Peel said, "Every two minutes someone in America is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Most will face this discouraging illness with their wife, husband or partner at their side. And yet the typical “Alzheimer’s couple” has no idea how to make the most of what lies ahead.
 
This is the predicament Rosalys loving husband Michael and her found themselves in when they discovered that Mike had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Over 35-plus years of marriage they had always dealt with problems together. But now they were advised to start preparing themselves for the day when Mike would surely be moved from our home to an outside care facility. They simply weren’t ready to accept that.
 
“I don’t want to leave you and our home,” Mike told Rosalys—so Mike & Roslys made a deal. Despite all the scary stories they were hearing about this disease they decided to stand up to Alzheimer’s and defy the statistics as long as possible. Together they would go right on pursuing the hopes and dreams as husband and wife, confronting the disease together in their own home, and living the fullest life possible…for as long as possible.
 
Rosalys started writing a journal during Mike's illness. The  journal was a safe place where she could give words to her worries, concerns and fears. It’s where she logged the frustrations and setbacks that Mike and Rosalys encountered, but also where she recorded and celebrated their many victories, large and small. Day by day, her journal chronicled the astonishing power of mutual love, patience, compassion and stay-at-home care. Over time Rosalys became convinced that other couples and caregivers might be able to benefit from some of the new approaches Mike and she were learning.
 
With the journal she created which at first was to document Mike's health for his doctor's she created a book called "Mike & Me: An Inspiring Guide For Couples Who Choose To Face Alzheimer's Together At Home".
 
There were many unknowns for Mike and Rosalys during their 9 ½ year journey with Alzheimer’s. "Mike & Me" is designed to be bridge that gap for couples who are now in that chapter of their life. Peel tenderly guides the reader with stories, journal notes, and insights as she shares what happened when and how they dealt with each unknown along the way.
Using her knowledge as a wife of a husband who died of Alzheimer’s and renowned educator who understands child development and couple relationships Peel steps forward to now be a new voice in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
 
Want to learn more about "Mike & Me", take a look at the following links.
Facebook: @MikeandMeBook
Twitter: @PeelRosalys
Eagle Harbor Book Co. & Amazon
 
 
 
Rosalys Peel, Author of "Mike and Me" Talked on June 4th At RCAAN Lunch Meeting About Alzheimer's Eric Tindall 2020-06-04 04:00:00Z 0 Alzheimer's,Mike & Me,Rosalys Peel

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation Assembly on May 28, 2020.

Posted on May 28, 2020
 
 
At The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on May 28, 2020, the club had the annual Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation Assembly. 
 
Lisa Hudy, Foundation Treasurer, presented what The RCAAN Foundation has accomplished this year.
 
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation Donations 2019-2020
 
July 2019
 
Organization
Donation Purpose
Breakfast at St. Andrews
In honor of Virginal Nordby
Down’s Syndrome Support Team
Sponsor 15th Annual Buddy Walk
A A Rotary Club Polio Luncheon
Lunch at Weber’s on Oct. 23, 2019
 
August & September 2019
 
Organization
Donation Purpose
Community Action Network
Donation for School Supplies
Michigan Works! SE
Youth Services Program
 
October & November 2019
 
Organization
Donation Purpose
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
Support for 1 troop
Three Cedars Farm (CAN Children)
Cost for Annual Trip to Pumpkin/Corn Maze/Donuts with
Children from Green Baxter Court
 
December 2019
 
Organization
Donation Purpose
Plantwise
Clean up Butterfly Garden
Youth Exchange
Youth Exchange Students Holiday Event
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation Assembly on May 28, 2020. Eric Tindall 2020-05-28 04:00:00Z 0 RCAAN Foundation Assembly 2019-2020,Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation

Bo Bunnell Talked About The Great Lakes At The RCAAN Lunch Meeting On May 21st.

At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting, the speaker was Bo Bunnell, talking about The Great Lakes.His topic was called "Changes in Lake Michigan Fish and Fisheries. 
 
Bo talked about Lake Michigan's timeline. Their are 4 time periods in the Great Lakes, pre-1930, 1930-1966 the "Lamprey/alewife" era, 1966-1994 "Salmon" era and 1994-present "Mussel era.
 
He decribed the major drives during each era and what the Fish communities were.
 
Era
Major Drives
Fish Community
Pre-1930
Beginning late 1800's:
Habitat destruction;
Over-fishing 
  • Lake Trout (LT)
  • 8 native whitefish & 2 sculpins
1930-1966
"Lamprey/Alewife" Era
Sea Lamprey, Alewife
Over-fishing 
  • No top predator
  • (Extinction of 5 whitefish), alewife, rainbow smelt, 3 whitefish, sculpins
1966-1994
"Salmon" Era
Lamprey control,
Salmonine stoking, Nutrient control
  • 4 salmonines & LT 
  • alewife, rainbow smelt, 3 whitefish's, sculpins
1994-present
"Mussel" Era
Zebra, then quagga mussels
  • 4 salmonines,& LT,
  • alewife, rainbow smelt, 3 whitefish, sculpins & gobies
 
In summary Bo said about Lake Michigan:
 
  • Lake Michigan has undergone wholesale changes in its "food-web" (from nutrients to invertebrates to fish).
  • Fantastic fishery management success stories- Pacific salmon fishery.
  • Lake less suited for salmon today- most species don't exploit benthic energy sources (mussels to gobles
  • Managers aiming for a diverse fish community- more capable of adapting to changing conditions, and resistant to new invaders.
 
 
 
Bo Bunnell Talked About The Great Lakes At The RCAAN Lunch Meeting On May 21st. Eric Tindall 2020-05-21 04:00:00Z 0 Bo Bunnell,Great Lakes Science Center,Lake Michigan

On May 14th, Edward Roseman Talked About The Great Lakes River Channels.

On April 14, 2020, Edward Roseman, a Research Fishery Biologist at the USGS Great Lakes Science Centertalked at The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting. Ed talked about the river channels of the Great Lakes.
 
There are five river channels that connect the Great Lakes they are:
  1. St. Mary's River
  2. Huron-Erie Corridor 
  • St. Clair River
  • Lake St. Clair River 
  • Detroit River
  1. Welland Channel
  • Upper River 
  • Lower River
  1. Niagara River
  2. St. Lawrence River
The St, Mary's River Ecosystem Services includes:
  • Industry/Steel Production
  • Shipping/Transportation
  • Hydro-Electric Generation
    • 5 Hydro Plants
  • Fishing and Habitat
  • Boating
  • Little Rapids Habitat Restoration
  • Tribal Commercial and Fisheries 
Click READ MORE for rest of the story.
 
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On May 14th, Edward Roseman Talked About The Great Lakes River Channels. Eric Tindall 2020-05-14 04:00:00Z 0 Edward Roseman,Great Lakes Science Center,Scott Nelson,USGS

The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention.

Posted on May 08, 2020
 
Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will link you with Rotary and Rotaract members from around the world. Sign up now for this free online event that takes place 20-26 June. Our first virtual convention is open to all Rotary members and participants.

Come together during general sessions to witness the power of Rotary connections. Learn new skills, explore thought-provoking topics, and discover inventive ways to engage and adapt at our breakout sessions.

Visit the convention’s event page on Facebook to connect with other members. And use the hashtag #Rotary20 in your social media posts to share what you’re looking forward to at this year’s convention. Don’t forget to invite a friend from your club or share the convention with your Rotary family.
 
 
 
 
The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention. Eric Tindall 2020-05-08 04:00:00Z 0 The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention

René Pothetes, Explained Eat, Evolve Inspire! At RCAAN Lunch Meeting On May 7th.

Posted on May 07, 2020
At The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting the speaker was René Pothetes, Rotarian and Past President of Troy Rotary.
 
René Pothetes said, "a strong healthy body, and resilient mindset, can be forged with sustainable, and sane habits.  My purpose is to help you implement strategies so you can achieve things you never thought possible that impact every area of your life."
 
Her business is Eat, Evolve, Inspire! which helps individuals to stay healthy by eating healthy food.
 
René Pothetes, explained that there is 4 pillars of healthy living. She talked about two during her talk:
 
1. Sleep: 
  • Every human body process is involved in sleep (they shot down so when you wake up, they are ready to work). 
  • Sleeping is one way that your body recovers from damage and protects itself against illness.
  • Adequate amounts of sleep are necessary for healthy bone marrow.
  •  To properly execute a difficult project at work, for example, your brain needs seven to eight hours of sleep. Your brain also needs that much rest to most efficiently carry out “automatic” tasks like hormone secretion.
  • Sleep deprivation can send the body’s sympathetic nervous system into overdrive, causing the release of greater amounts of the hormone adrenaline. This tells the body’s tissues to be prepared to take immediate action. It makes the heart work harder. People who are sleep-deprived are at greater risk for developing hyperlipidemia, or high cholesterol, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. So do your heart a favor and get to bed early tonight.
2. Nutrition: 
  • Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy.
  • Helpful hint: the food that is in the outer rimes of the store is healthier, then in the isles. Food in the isles are processed foods and are not healthy.
  • Buy nutricius food. A lot of food is crap, and your body does not know what to do with crap.
  • Eat Grass fed meats
  • To keep your food cost lower their are ways you can learn to eat cheaper. An example is Avocados, since you peal off the top layer you do not need to buy organic.
During this time of the coronavirus eating healthy is needed to stay healthy.
 
Helpful Documents:
 
 
René Pothetes, Explained Eat, Evolve Inspire! At RCAAN Lunch Meeting On May 7th. Eric Tindall 2020-05-07 04:00:00Z 0 René Pothetes

Meals For The Needy, During The Coronavirus.

Posted on May 06, 2020
With Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North’s financial support, Swaroop from Hut-K Nutrilicious, prepared much needed and delicious meals to the Delonis Center (Shelter Association of Washtenaw County), on May 06, 2020. 
 
Also on April 22, 2020, Swaroop, gave a shot out to Ann Arbor North on Food Gatherers Facebook Page, "a big thank you, goes to Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, the Kumon, the AMMA Center, and the many individuals whose financial support helps fund these much needed and delicious meals on behalf of our Community Kitchen meal guests!"

"You are all heroes in the fight against hunger and all of us at
Food Gatherers are so grateful for all you are doing!"
 
 
To see photo larger Click Here
Meals For The Needy, During The Coronavirus. Eric Tindall 2020-05-06 04:00:00Z 0 Food Gatherers,Hut-K Fusion,Shelter Association of Washtenaw County,Swaroop

At RCAAN's Lunch Meeting Christina Eisenberg, Talked About Guatemala Literacy Project.

Posted on Apr 30, 2020
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Lunch Meeting on April 30, 2020, the club had the first speaker on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis. 
 
Our lunch speaker was Christina Eisenberg, an Ambassador of the Guatemala Literacy Project. The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) is one of the largest grassroots, multi-club, multi-district projects in Rotary. More than 600 clubs and 80 districts have been working together since 1997 to improve education for underserved students in Guatemala. In that time, nearly 225,500 students have been served through four sustainable programs that are tested and proven to work. In 2017, RI President Ian Riseley called the GLP “the gold standard of Rotary projects” for its sustainability and impact.
 
Christina said, "the GLP partners with impoverished communities to implement four complementary programs.":
  • Reading: Trains teachers in effective reading instruction and provides them with quality children’s literature.
  • Textbooks: Provides textbooks to middle schools and trains teachers to use them effectively in the classroom.
  • Computers: Teaches students to use technology to solve real-world problems so they can secure better jobs.
  • Youth Development: Transforms young lives through youth development, social support, and scholarships.
Lastly Christina told us how we can get involved in the Project.
 
To get involved CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 
At RCAAN's Lunch Meeting Christina Eisenberg, Talked About Guatemala Literacy Project. Eric Tindall 2020-04-30 04:00:00Z 0 Christina Eisenberg,The Guatemala Literacy Project

Zoom Meeting With Diana Edwards, and  Mike & Jane McManus on April 23rd.

Posted on Apr 23, 2020
On April 23, 2020 the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North meeting was once again on Zoom. Their was 15 individuals at the meeting including Diana Edwards, Rotary International membership Chair, and Mike and Immediate Past District Governor Jane McManus.
 
Immediate Past President Joyce Williams sent President Eric an update to the PPE Project, which follows:
  • The Mask Challenge is going well. We gave 1000 masks to Ascension Hospital in Rochester and we have several smaller hospitals including Chelsea Hospital where we will be delivering masks as soon as they come in. 
  • We are also raising quite a bit of money from clubs in the district.
  • Rotary got a shout out in Gretchen Whitmer’s April 20th address, where she thanked the Rotary in Washtenaw, Macomb and Oakland Counties for our mask donation.
  • To donate and for more information, Click here.
Mike McManus invited the club to Webinars from Zone 30 and 31, of Rotary International Leaders that are doing talks about Rotary. The next webinar is Tuesday, April 28th, of Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin. For Past Webinars and future talks, click here.
 
Diana Edwards talked about some events going on, even during the stay home stay safe order. Both Diana, Mike and Jane asked us to join them, for a COVID-19 #RotaryResponds one-hour global Telethon to raise critical funds for disaster response grants. The goal is to raise more than $1 million dollars. This Facebook Live event will be simulcast on Rotary International's Facebook page and will be simulcast in 8 languages. REGISTER at facebook.com/rotary today. Click here for Facebook events page.
 
Diana also memtioned that since the Rotary International Convention was canceled, in late June there will be a Webinar Convention where their will be individuals talking about Rotary, projects and much more. Stay tuned for more information later.
 
 
 
Zoom Meeting With Diana Edwards, and  Mike & Jane McManus on April 23rd. Eric Tindall 2020-04-23 04:00:00Z 0 100K Mask Challenge,Diana Edwards,Joyce Williams,PPE,Past District Governor Jane McManus,Rotary District 6380

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Zoom Meeting on April 16th.

Posted on Apr 16, 2020
Due to the Coronavirus The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Meeting was received by Zoom, once again, on April 16, 2020.
 
In Immediate Past President Joyce Williams, absents President Eric read a statement from her that follows:
 
  • Lisa is sending $1000 to district as our donation for mask project.
  • Rotarians are asked to sign up on the website rotary100k.org to donate personally or volunteer to deliver masks.
  • Vineet Katial from AA West and Joyce are coordinating the deliveries. The deliveries are considered an essential service and you will just be dropping them off, getting a signature from the recipient and taking/have someone take a quick photo of yourself with the donation. The state has asked for the photos. Please wear Rotary clothes when delivering. 
Then we had Swaroop, of the Hut-K Fusion to talked about his feeding the homeless at the Delonis Center. Swaroop requested our help in funding meals for first responders, like St JosephU of M Hospitals and others.  
 
Lastly during the meeting, Pres. Eric, showed a video of John Hewko, which he gave at The Rotary International Conference in 2019. John is General Secretary, of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation (RC of Kyiv, Ukraine). His talk is as timely today as it was last year in June.
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Zoom Meeting on April 16th. Eric Tindall 2020-04-16 04:00:00Z 0 Hut-K Fusion,John Hewko,Joyce Williams,PPE,Rotary District 6380

Zoom Virtual Meeting Was April 9th.

Posted on Apr 09, 2020
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North had the second virtual meeting on April 09, 2020. There was 16 attendees including Mike and PDG Jane McManus. 
 
Joyce Williams, who is leading Ann Arbor North's participation, talked about the PPE project, Vineet Katial from Ann Arbor West ordered 3,000 -3 Ply general purpose disposable masks at $1 each; and 1,000 FDA approved N95 masks at $3 each from a supplier. This order has been received and has been distributed to U of M Medicine and St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor. 
 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North has approved a $1000.00 donation for future masks going toward the following District 6380 Program:
 
A District  COVID-19 Disaster Committee has been formed and they have been actively working on a plan, where we can help our health care workers. We have applied for and received a $25,000.00 Rotary International Disaster Grant, the District has put up an additional $20,000.00. With this seed money we will be purchasing N95 masks to be distributed to hospitals through out our district. Joyce Williams Ann Arbor North has been selected the point person who will prioritize delivery based on recommendations from the Michigan Community Service Commission. The following is a list of hospitals that we are focusing on to start.
 
  • Henry Ford
  • Beaumont
  • St Joseph Hospital
  • U of M Medicine
  • Chatham Kent Health Alliance 
The last part of the meeting we went around to each member and they described what they have been doing during this lock down. Everyone seemed fine.
 
Make sure your attend next weeks Zoom virtual meeting on Thursday, April 16th at 12:00 PM.
 
CLICK HERE to watch virtual meeting on Facebook.
 
 
Zoom Virtual Meeting Was April 9th. Eric Tindall 2020-04-09 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,PPE,Past District Governor Jane McManus,Zoom,Zoom Virtual Meeting

First Zoom Virtual Meeting Was April 2nd.

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, first all Zoom Virtual Meeting was April 2, 2020. It was great being able to see Ann Arbor North members and guests again.
 
We had a total of 12 people attend the meeting, with four guests. John from Rotary Club of Ann Arbor joined the meeting, and added some usefully information. Katherine, Christina and Karen visited, to take a look at our club. Thank you for the visit to the three of you.
 
The individuals' attending the Zoom Meeting talked about what they were doing during this COVID-19 crisis.
 
Please, attend the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Meeting next Thursday, April 9, 2020. Check your email, Pres. Eric will be sending out meeting information early next week.
 
 
First Zoom Virtual Meeting Was April 2nd. Eric Tindall 2020-04-02 04:00:00Z 0 Zoom,Zoom Virtual Meeting

How You As A Rotary Member Can Help.

Posted on Mar 22, 2020
If you are asking, how Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North members can help?
 
Here is how:
 
  • Copy the PDF Flyer of "Here to Support My Community: I Can Help." Put on an individuals door that may not be able to get out for food or anything they really need for themselves.
  • Support local restaurants that are doing pick up service.
  • U of M Hospital need donations for COVID-19!!!!! bottle of hand sanitizer or bleach wipes. March 22, 2020, 12:00-5:00 PM, at North Campus Research Complex, at the corner of Huron Parkway and Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor. Details at https://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/202003/u-m-asks-community-donate-gear-protect-health-care-workers
  • Senior centers and hospices are not allowing visitors, send out notes of inspiration and thoughts (with clean hands)  
 
 
How You As A Rotary Member Can Help. Eric Tindall 2020-03-22 04:00:00Z 0 Corona Virus

Virtual Meeting on April 2, 2020.

Posted on Mar 21, 2020
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North meeting is coming to where you are. On April 02, 2020, Pres Eric will host the first all virtual meeting from his desk. 
 
Make sure you sign up free for Zoom, at https://zoom.us/ to join us. Remember your username and password so you can continue using your Zoom account for our next meeting.
 
Here is some help logging into Zoom using difference devices: Logging Into Zoom Using Different Devices.
 
 
Virtual Meeting on April 2, 2020. Eric Tindall 2020-03-21 04:00:00Z 0 Virtual Meeting,Zoom

Washtenaw Optimal Wellness Display Table.

Posted on Mar 15, 2020
Rotary club of Ann Arbor North, paid for the materials for this table display (photo below). Washtenaw Optimal Wellness persons practicing Blue Zones method will have optimal wellness and survive Covid 19 better: https://www.bluezones.com/dan-buettner/
 
Washtenaw Optimal Wellness (WOW), is a community organization of individuals committed to the health and longevity of the citizens of Washtenaw County. WOW are business people, medical professionals, city and county government leaders, as well as school and university educators that are passionate about making our community healthy. 
 
The table will be at health fairs to give out information on healthy living.
 
 
 
Washtenaw Optimal Wellness Display Table. Eric Tindall 2020-03-15 04:00:00Z 0 Washtenaw Optimal Wellness

Cancellation Of The Remaining Of March RCAAN Luncheons.

Posted on Mar 14, 2020
Dear Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Members and Friends:
 
For the health of our members and friends, in this National Emergency, due to the Corona virus, I have decided to cancel all the remaining of the March lunch meetings, and we will not have the Habitat for Humanity Service Project on April 4th.
 
The Board and I, will revisit the situation, in a couple of weeks, to make a decision on April lunch meetings.
 
Thank you for your patients during this difficult time, and have the best of health.
 
Best Regards
Eric Tindall
2019-2020 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North President
2020-2021 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Foundation President
 
  
Cancellation Of The Remaining Of March RCAAN Luncheons. Eric Tindall 2020-03-14 04:00:00Z 0

Doug Campbell From The Hope Clinic, Talked On March 12, 2020, At The RCAAN Luncheon.

Posted on Mar 12, 2020
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's speaker on March 12, 2020 was Doug Campbell from Hope Clinic
 
Doug said, "Hopes mission is, we partner with people in need, to make lives better through holistic care; providing free Medical, Dental, Food, and Care + Prayer In Jesus’ Name." 
 
At Hope’s Medical Clinics, you can get free primary care, even if you are uninsured or under-insured. Hope workers, will work with you to get access to public insurance, if you are eligible. If you need a specialist, Hope will do the best to refer you to one through our network of specialty care providers. Hope can always refer you to an area hospital for lab and radiology services at no cost.
 
Doug explained, "since 1982, Hope has given attention to the forgotten corners of our community, bringing light to the beauty that exists there, and investing in hope for the future." "We've empowered people who felt overwhelmed by the immensity of the problem, and guided them to find small things they could do with great love, and over time that has made a big difference." "Last year, for example, we met over 40,000 requests for help. All those small things have made a big difference in thousands of lives here in southeast Michigan."
 
 
Doug Campbell From The Hope Clinic, Talked On March 12, 2020, At The RCAAN Luncheon. Eric Tindall 2020-03-12 04:00:00Z 0 Doug Campbell,Hope Clinic

Thank You, From The Ronald McDonald House.

Posted on Mar 06, 2020
On Thursday, February 27, 2020. members of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, cooked dinner for the residents at the Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor. Following is an e-mail we received from the House to thank us.
 

We can't thank you enough...

Meals at RMHC Ann Arbor are so important; meals mean so much more than just nutrition. Families have told us a hot meal is time to connect with other families, to have something predictable in their day, and to take a break from the stress of the hospital. We appreciate your group making a dinner at our House. Providing more than a meal is possible because of people like you.

All of us at RMHC Ann Arbor

 

Thank You, From The Ronald McDonald House. Eric Tindall 2020-03-06 05:00:00Z 0 Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor

Dr. Seth Hubbard Talks About the Benefits of Chiropractic Care.

Posted on Mar 05, 2020
On February 5, 2020 at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon, our speaker was Sr Seth Hubbard from Journey Chiropractic. He talked about the benefits of seeing a Chiropractor. 
 
Seth said, "Chiropractic care is a holistic form of healthcare that focuses on your total health and allows your body heal naturally." "It is centered around finding and correcting the root cause of a problem rather than just the management of symptoms." "Chiropractors do this by working with your nervous system, which runs through your spine, connecting and controlling your body and its systems. A properly functioning nervous system allows our bodies to function at their highest ability and adapt better to the world around us!"
 
Seth, told the club, "most people do to a dentist, why don't they go to a Chiropractor?" Seeing a Chiropractor on a regular  bases, helps prevent future injuries, improves your posture, and improves your overall well being."
 
 
Dr. Seth Hubbard Talks About the Benefits of Chiropractic Care. Eric Tindall 2020-03-05 05:00:00Z 0 Dr Seth Hubbard,Journey Chiropractic

CANCELED FOR APRIL 19TH: Earth Day Festival at Gallup Park.

Posted on Feb 27, 2020
CANCELED For April 19, 2020: DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS
It may be rescheduled later in the Summer.
 
As February turns into March, it is time to start thinking about preparing the Butterfly Garden in Gallup Park for Spring and Summer.
 
Today Scott Nelson, our Garden Expert, received a notification for Melissa from Adopt-a-Park and Give/360 about the upcoming event Earth Day Festival on Sunday April 19th from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.
 
The following is what Melissa wrote: Typically the festival is hosted at the Leslie Science and Nature Center but after unfavorable soil testing last June, all of their programming has been operating off-site since. It was decided by the Earth Day Festival committee that the festival will take place at Gallup park in 2020. The festival is an awesome community event that celebrates Earth Day and our community. Every year it attracts 2,000-3,000 visitors and features 50 nature-based exhibitors. The event festivities will be more or less placed surrounding the butterfly garden and no doubt the garden will also be an attraction at the event. There will be nature walks available for visitors and looking at the map, it seems like they will begin at the butterfly garden. CLICK HERE for map to see where the festival activities will be placed during the event.
 
Also, I think having a workday prior to the festival would be great to get it cleaned up a bit. We can pull weeds that have sprouted, add whatever mulch is needed, assess the poison ivy situation, and cut back any overgrowth obstructing the paths. We have a few groups on our calendar for April which will need to be assigned locations. I don’t have details on which groups and the date/time that might work for this project so I will keep you up to date on those options.
 
Scott will be planning workdays, working with Melissa to get the Butterfly Garden into tip top shape for the Earth Day Festival, in which he will get a table for us for volunteers. Please help out as much as you can to this RCAAN Service Project that has been around since 1991. 
 
 
CANCELED FOR APRIL 19TH: Earth Day Festival at Gallup Park. Eric Tindall 2020-02-27 05:00:00Z 0 Adopt-A-Park/Group 360,Butterfly Garden,Earth Day Festival,Gallup Park,Melissa Schacht

Elizabeth Spring Nichols Talks About Maintaining Mental Health On February 20, 2020.

Posted on Feb 20, 2020
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on February 20, 2020 Elizabeth Spring Nichols, Program Administrator for Youth and Family Services, for Washtenaw County, at PIER Training Institute, talked about maintaining mental health. 
 
Elizabeth said,"Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. 
 
Mental Health, Like Physical Health Roots in Interactions Between an Individuals:
  • Biological factors, such as genes, brain chemistry, neurodevelopment
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse, loss grief
  • Family history of mental health /physical health problems
  • Environmental factors,
    • social support (protective factor) 
    • stress, adversity, genetics (risk factors)
For prevention of bad mental health, become aware of symptoms of stress before they become severe, and establish clear yet realistic stress management goals. The challenge is to find the optimal level of stress each of us requires to thrive.
 
There are 4 primary sources of stress:
  1. The Environment - examples include noise, pollution, traffic and crowding, and the weather.
  2. Physiological - examples include illness, injuries, hormonal fluctuations, chronic pain and inadequate sleep or nutrition.
  3. Your Thoughts - the way you think affects how you respond. Negative self-talk, catastrophizing, and perfectionism all contribute to increased stress.
  4. Social Stressors - examples include financial problems, work demands, social events, losing a loved one, feeling unsafe physically and emotionally.
The warning signs and symptoms of bad mental health are:
  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
To have good mental health practice good Emotional Hygiene.
  • Make time for friends and family
  • Make time for yourself
  • Nourish your body with healthy food
  • Get enough sleep
  • Move your body, exercise, yoga
  • Help others
  • Manage your stress, deep breathing
  • Manage other medical or physical problems
  • Ask for help 
Laughter helps strike out stress! Helps breathing, massages the heart. stimulates circulation. improves digestion, aids blood pressure problems, prolongs life, turns off tension
 
SO LAUGH OFTEN!!!
Elizabeth Spring Nichols Talks About Maintaining Mental Health On February 20, 2020. Eric Tindall 2020-02-20 05:00:00Z 0 Elizabeth Spring Nichols,Mental Health

Rotary District 6380 Conference Has Been Canceled.

Posted on Feb 15, 2020
Sorry to announce that from Rotary International President Mark Maloney and District Governor Don "Sparky" Leonard, both the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu Hawaii and the 2020 Rotary District 6380 Conference in Chatham Ontario, has been canceled due to the Covonavirus (COVID- 19).
 
 
 
Rotary District 6380 Conference Has Been Canceled. Eric Tindall 2020-02-15 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary District Conference 2020

Second Chance, St. Valentines Party Was February 15, 2020.

Posted on Feb 15, 2020
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North came together on February 15, 2020, for the Second Chance, St. Valentine's Party and Social at the newly remodeled DoubleTree by Hilton. 
 
We had drinks and some good appetizers to mingle and talk. 
 
Peg Windsor, asked 8 trivia questions that club was able to answer most of them. 
 
Then we went around the tables and the members introduced themselves to our guests. It was a great time.
 
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Second Chance, St. Valentines Party Was February 15, 2020. Eric Tindall 2020-02-15 05:00:00Z 0 Valentine's Day Party 2020

District Governor Don "Sparky" Leonard, Talked At The RCAAN Lunch On Feb. 13th.

Posted on Feb 13, 2020
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Meeting on February 13, 2020, we had Rotary 6380 District Governor Don "Sparky" Leonard as the speaker. 
 
"Sparky" told the club, "at the start of  his Governor's term  Rotary International encouraged him to change the traditional role of the district governor. 
 
He said, "normally he would have a formal governor’s meeting with all of the clubs in the district to get out the messages from Rotary International, but the 13 assistant governors will have that responsibility instead."
 
he will instead visit the clubs when those members feel he can best “spread the word of Rotary throughout the community."
 
“What I want to try and focus on is to get to community events where I can talk about Rotary and be loud and proud about the things we do in our communities so that others will take interest and join our organization as well.”
 
"Sparky" also talked about why he joined Rotary. Sparky said, "he was asked by a friend to join his Rotary Club and during a visit the club was planning a mission trip to Cozumel Mexico. Being young and not traveling at all, he asked how can he go on trip?" The Rotarian said, "when the presenter asks for raise of hands that wants to go, raise your hand." Sparky did and he went.
 
On the trip, he meet a family, that family, has become his friends for life. So that friendship is the reason he joined Rotary.
 
Sparky said, "in trying to get new Rotary Member's, describe your reason in joining Rotary." it is effective.
 
Lastly Sparky, during his year he wants to recognize past District Governors for they're contribution to today's Rotary. He presented an award to PDG Gail Scott.
 
 
 
District Governor Don "Sparky" Leonard, Talked At The RCAAN Lunch On Feb. 13th. Eric Tindall 2020-02-13 05:00:00Z 0 District Governor Don "Sparky" Leonard,Past District Governor Gail Scott,Rotary District 6380

Ginger Ford Talks About Her Experiences On Being A Polio Survivor.

Posted on Feb 06, 2020
On February 6, 2020, Ginger Ford a local polio survivor talked about her life living with Polio at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon.
 
Ginger Visel contracted polio in the winter of 1950, when she was not yet five years old. Her life would never be the same. By the time the virus was through with her, she had a withered leg, weak muscles, and hip trouble that required multiple surgeries.

The University of Michigan Hospital became a second home, the March of Dimes a reliable support system, and leg braces an everyday part of her wardrobe. In the era before ramps and automatic doors, Ginger had to learn to adapt to a world not built for her.

Surrounded by ten siblings and guided by an unstoppable mother, she met every challenge with determination and an unshakable faith in God. With equal parts cheerful humor and honest vulnerability, Ginger recalls desperately trying to fit in at school, the terror of learning to drive a hand-controlled car, the near-impossibility of finding an accessible college, and the worry that she’d never get married and have a family of her own.

Ginger brought her book called Ginger Stands Her Ground: A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Polio for the club to look at and purchase.
 
 
Ginger Ford Talks About Her Experiences On Being A Polio Survivor. Eric Tindall 2020-02-06 05:00:00Z 0 End Polio Now,Ginger Ford,Polio Survivor
Second Chance St. Valentine's Party and Social on February 15th. Eric Tindall 2020-02-04 05:00:00Z 0 Valentine's Day Party 2020

Jeff Tritten Talked About Blue Zones At RCAAN Luncheon.

Posted on Jan 30, 2020
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on January 30, 2020, the speaker was Jeff Tritten from Washtenaw Blue Zones Project.
 
Jeff said, "A blue zone is characterized as an area of the world with a high concentration of centenarians, overall longevity, and little chronic diseases (lifestyle diseases like type 2 diabetes, and cardio vascular disease)."
 

National Geographic and the National Institute of Health set out to locate these areas with verifiable birth data. The official Blue Zones are:

  1. Sardinia, Italy
  2. Okanawa, Japan
  3. Loma Linda, California, United States
  4. Ikaria, Greece
  5. Nicoya, Coast Rica
Jeff Described the Power of 9, After completion of finding the ‘blue zones’, National Geographic Fellow – Mr. Dan Buettner, set out to create Blue Zones® Projects in other U.S. communities by implementing the Power 9 ® concepts which are as follows:
  1. Move naturally: De-convenience your home, take the stairs, park farther away from the entrance and grow gardens. Have an errand not far away…walk! Walking is one of the best activities for longevity.
  2. Know your purpose: Know why you wake up each day! This alone can add seven years to your life. Be able to articulate your values, passions, gifts and talents.
  3. Down shift: Stress leads to chronic inflammation which is associated with every major age-related disease. Find your de-stressor: meditate, nap, pray, or enjoy happy hour with friends.
  4. The 80% rule: Cut 20% of your calories with evidence based practices: eat a big breakfast, eat with your family, use 10 inch plates, and stop when you feel 80% full.
  5. Plant slant: Eat a primarily plant-based diet that’s heavy on the beans, nuts and green plants.
  6. Wine at 5: Moderate drinkers outlive non-drinkers. The trick is to drink 2 or maybe 3 drinks per day and not a drop more. This is also a wind down time with friends.
  7. Family first: Living in a loving and thriving family can add six years to your ticker! Invest time in your kids, nurture a monogamous relationship and keep aging parents near by.
  8. Belong: It doesn’t matter if you’re Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish or some other religion that meets as a community. Research shows that attending faith-based services four times per month will add 4-14 years of life expectancy.
  9. Right tribe: Take stock in who your friends are and extend your social circle to include healthy-minded, supportive people.
Washtenaw Optimal Wellness (WOW) is working diligently to implement a Blue Zone Project. Blue Zone® Projects help citizens make the healthy choice, the easy choice™.
 
As a citizen of Washtenaw County, WOW encourage you to take small steps to better health and to get involved in our efforts. WOW will soon have purpose workshops, walking groups, nutrition education, and easy healthy eating options for you and your family.
 
 
Jeff Tritten Talked About Blue Zones At RCAAN Luncheon. Eric Tindall 2020-01-30 05:00:00Z 0 Jeff Tritten,Washtenaw Blue Zone Project,Washtenaw Optimal Wellness

Group Dinner to Help Homeless Student's.

Posted on Jan 24, 2020
On Monday February 3rd at 6:30 pm, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, is going to Buffalo Wild Wings in Ypsilanti to have dinner to support Homeless Student's.
 
Homelessness significantly impacts the learning ability of public school children.  Surprisingly, we had 361 such students in Washtenaw County during the 2019-2020 school year, 129 of which were identified in Ann Arbor Public Schools.  
 
This Dine and Donate is in participation for the Homeless Student Count Week.  Come eat with us on Monday Feb 3, and 20% of your bill will be donated to the Washtenaw Intermediate School District’s Education Project for Homeless Youth (EPHY)!
 
Bring your flyer or tell the waitress about the fundraiser. Please come join us, everyone is welcome.
 
 
Group Dinner to Help Homeless Student's. Eric Tindall 2020-01-24 05:00:00Z 0 Homeless Student Count Week,Rotary Club of Ypsilanti,Washtenaw Intermediate School District’s Education Project for Homeless Youth (EPHY)

Larry Kestenbaum, The Washtenaw County Clerk, Was The Speaker On Jan. 16th.

Posted on Jan 16, 2020
At the Luncheon of The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North on January 16, 2020, the speaker was Larry Kestenbaum, Washtenaw County Clerk and Register of Deeds. Larry has been in this position since 2005.
 
As Clerk / Register, Larry is the county’s chief election official, and is custodian of a vast array of public records, from birth certificates to mortgages.  He also serves as co-chair of the Legislative Committee for the Michigan Association of County Clerks, and has testified before House and Senate committees on a variety of issues.
 
In his presentation he discussed the security of the 2016 and the upcoming 2020 elections. Larry talked about the recount of Michigan election paper ballots in the 2016 election, which was not finish because it was cancelled, although what they did count can close to the original totals.
 
Larry said, "that the corrupt politicians are the big problem for fraudulent results in elections. The politician is looking out for themselves to win an election."
 
Larry explained, "that every voter in Michigan uses a paper ballet, all ballets can be recounted later". This is a big advantage in getting correct results in an election. There is always a paper copy of individuals votes.
 
 
Larry Kestenbaum, The Washtenaw County Clerk, Was The Speaker On Jan. 16th. Eric Tindall 2020-01-16 05:00:00Z 0 Larry Kestenbaum,Washtenaw County,Washtenaw County Clerk and Register of Deeds

Alex Teska, From Eversight, Was The Speaker At RCAAN Luncheon On January 09th

Posted by Eric Tindall on Jan 09, 2020
To start the new year for the RCAAN Luncheons we had Alex Teska the Director of  Philanthropy at Eversight. The Headquerters is located at 3985 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 
Alex Teska said, "Eversight restores sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research".
 
The Eversight network is responsible for:
  • Recovering, evaluating and providing human eye tissue for transplantation;
  • Supporting research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions;
  • Promoting donation awareness through public and professional education; and
  • Providing humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation.
Eversight's values are service, drive and trust. The values guide them every day, in every way. Together, Eversight work to build and sustain a positive organizational culture dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness.
 
 
Alex Teska, From Eversight, Was The Speaker At RCAAN Luncheon On January 09th Eric Tindall 2020-01-09 05:00:00Z 0 Alex Teska,Exersight

John Hewko is Coming To Ann Arbor.

John Hewko is coming to Ann Arbor, for Rotary Club of Ann Arbor. He will be at the Michigan Union Ballroom for a special dinner, on Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM.
 
John Hewko is the general secretary and chief executive officer of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. The executive staff manages operations at RI World Headquarters, including member services and programs, finances, technology, development, strategy, legal services, with international offices in Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Zurich, New Delhi, Seoul, Tokyo, and Parramatta (Sydney). From 2004 to 2009, Hewko was vice president for operations and compact development for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a U.S. government agency established in 2004 to deliver foreign assistance to the world’s poorest countries.
 
Tickets are $20/person.
 
 
John Hewko is Coming To Ann Arbor. Eric Tindall 2020-01-05 05:00:00Z 0 John Hewko

Speaker At The RCAAN Luncheon On December 19th, was Donna Murphy From Rogel Cancer Center.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Dec 19, 2019
Donna Murphy was the speaker at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on December 19, 2019. Donna, is a licensed master of social work at the Rogel Cancer Center (University of Michigan Hospital). She works with the patients through the Family Support Services Program at the Hospital.
 
Donna said, "The patient family support services is a group of providers, therapists, people trained in the psychosocial part of dealing with health and healing. In this case with cancer." 
 
She continues, "The resources are really designed to help a patient connect the mind, the spiritual part of healing with the physical part." "So, for example, we have
"We have a specialist who manages the needs of the parents who are ill, who have concerns about their children. We also have a chaplain. We have individuals specifically that'll deal with anxiety, and depression, and if necessary find medications that will help with that. We have a patient education program. We also manage the volunteers in the cancer center. And so, that makes up other range of people that provide resources, sometimes written, sometimes in talk, sometimes in the actual doing of activities to help heal."
 
Support is available throughout the course of your treatment.
At the end of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon, President Eric wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
 
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Speaker At The RCAAN Luncheon On December 19th, was Donna Murphy From Rogel Cancer Center. Eric Tindall 2019-12-19 05:00:00Z 0 Donna Murphy,Patient Family Services (M Medicine),Rogel Cancer Center

Rotary - International Travel Opportunity

Posted on Dec 17, 2019
Here is a travel opportunity from Gerry Jackson:
 
Dear President Eric Tindall,
 
I have a unique and wonderful Rotary experience opportunity available for your club members:
 
I dearly appreciated your club’s financial help last year with the Rotary eye mission I led to the Casa Colibrí medical clinic in Nuevo Edén, a small village in remote Guatemala.  I hope you are very proud of your club’s support as many people now see better because of that support. I am now deep into the detailing of our 2nd eye clinic mission back into remote Guatemala.
 
At this point I am not asking for financial support, at least not yet :). What I am seeking is additional volunteers to go on the mission trip.
 
Would you please share this with your club members, giving them each the opportunity to participate?  If there is any interest, please have them contact me (contact info below).  I will be glad to provide them more detailed information.
 
Volunteers need not know anything about optometry or need to know Spanish.  We already have eye professionals and language translators on the team.  However, to make this a successful mission trip, we DO HAVE NEED for lay people on the team.  There are many valuable tasks a lay person can perform to make this a successful mission.
 
Dates:
Friday, May 8 through Saturday, May 16 (some of us are doing additional fun activities in Guatemala and staying as late as Monday, May 18).
 
Authentic experience:
Even though this is in a remote area, this will be an amazing, authentic and rewarding experience.  Our Casa Colibrí clinic in Guatemala was first developed by Dr. Jay and Linda Eastman of the Rochester Rotary Club.  In November 2014, I had the privilege of helping install our telemedicine system at the clinic. Within a matter of hours there, I fell in love with the area and the wonderful indigenous peoples that live there. I have been back 7 times now and am always willing to go again. Our Casa Colibrí health clinic is based out of Nuevo Edén, a small village outside of Barillas in the Guatemala state Huehuetenango. You can locate the Casa Colibrí medical clinic by typing "N 15 59.552 W 91 16.795" into Google Maps and switch to satellite view to see the clini
Contact:
Gerry Jackson, PDG
 
Rotary - International Travel Opportunity Eric Tindall 2019-12-17 05:00:00Z 0 Casa Colibri,Gerry Jackson
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Holiday Party 2019. Eric Tindall 2019-12-14 05:00:00Z 0 2019 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Holiday Party,President Eric Tindall
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Half Year In Review. Eric Tindall 2019-12-13 05:00:00Z 0 2019 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Holiday Party,2019-2020 Year in Review Video

Amy Lesemann visits Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon on Dec, 5th.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Dec 09, 2019
On Thursday December 05, 2019, Amy Lesemann, visited Ann Arbor North's Lunch, as Bob Specht's guest. She announced her nonprofit that makes a coat that turns into a nap-sake for the homeless.
 
Read about her fundraiser she mentioned below:
 
Come to our fundraiser, Warm the People! We are raising money to buy homeless people winter gear! Saturday, January 11, from 3-6 pm at the Riverside Arts Center. 76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 

How will this work? For your donation at the door, you get four tokens to pick four different mini cups of coffee and tea – try something you’ve never tried before, and vote (with your tokens) on
your favorite brew! At the end of the day, the tokens will be counted: are we a coffee city? an urban hot spot of intelligentsia and even…revolution! Or a tea town? a land of quiet good taste and sophistication! 
Your donation goes toward buying long underwear, hats, gloves, wool blend socks, and …best of all… EMPOWER coats that turn into sleeping bags! Some of you may have heard of these inventions. These are coats made by formerly homeless people working with a Detroit nonprofit. 60% of their time at EMPOWER is spent making the coat, and the other 40% of their time goes toward furthering their education and job skills, as well as any other social services they may need. See their website for more information: https://www.empowermentplan.org/
 
What else? There will be delicious snacks for sale! (want to donate some more? email ilf@umich.edu or amy.lesemann@gmail.com) There will also be a silent auction! The most amazing things have already been donated.
 
How can you help? Besides attending our event, you can help out in other ways! We need help soliciting additional businesses for donations for our silent auction. This entails contacting us ahead of time with a business you think might want to donate something (so that we don't call the same place twice), calling the business in question, and arranging a pick-up from the business. We can always use more baked goods (especially vegan and gluten-free options). Finally, we'll need help during the event itself! If you are available anytime from 1-8 pm that day to help set up, take down, register attendees, and/or staff the event, please let us know. 
 
CONTACT: amy.lesemann@gmail.com, 734-972-6964.
       
Warm the People. Saturday. January 11. 2020. 3- 6 pm. Riverside Arts Center. 76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
 
*This space is wheelchair-accessible. It is one block east of the Ypsilanti Transit Center and is served by most major AATA bus routes.*
 
 
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Amy Lesemann visits Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon on Dec, 5th. Eric Tindall 2019-12-09 05:00:00Z 0 Amy Lesemann,Empoerment Plan

The Dollar Value of Rotary Volunteering.

Posted on Dec 08, 2019
A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer hours at $850 million a year. <read more>
 
That Rotary members log a lot of volunteer hours should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the organization. But a new report just released by Johns Hopkins University provides a powerful look at the impact of all those volunteer hours.
 
The special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies found that Rotary members had volunteered a total of 5.8 million hours within a four-week survey period. Extrapolating those results over an entire year, the report gave a conservative estimate of nearly 47 million hours of volunteer effort generated by Rotary members in a typical year.
 
The report then analyzed the economic impact of all those hours and estimated the value conservatively at $850 million a year, if communities had to pay for the services that Rotary volunteers provide.
 
Rotary, with the help of Johns Hopkins University, is the first global service organization to conduct an empirical analysis of its volunteer’s impact using an internationally sanctioned definition of volunteer work. The authors of the report noted in their conclusion that at each stop, the analysis had chosen the most conservative estimates.
 
“The lesson from this report is clear: volunteer service is not only a feel-good calling – it may provide one of the more powerful, and one of the more fulfilling, avenues through which to reach the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” said Lester M. Salamon, director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Studies.
 
Rotary CEO and General Secretary John Hewko said “this is just the beginning of using the most innovative tools of measurement to capture and enhance our impact. As we better understand the vast contributions of volunteer work, we can mobilize this remarkable, but often undervalued, resource to better the world and thrive in the years to come.”
 
John White
Club Administrator (retired),
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
 
The Dollar Value of Rotary Volunteering. Eric Tindall 2019-12-08 05:00:00Z 0 John White

Lindsay K. Heering From Child & Family Life Was The Speaker On December 5th.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Dec 05, 2019
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on December 5, 2019, Lindsay Heering from C.S. Mott Children Hospital's Child & Family Life was the speaker. 
 
Lindsay said, "A visit to the hospital can be a stressful experience for children and families. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to reduce anxiety and help you and your child feel more comfortable during your healthcare journey."
 
The Child and Family Life team at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is made up of trained professionals with expertise in helping reduce the stress and anxiety associated with hospitalization and illness.
 
The Child and Family Life team members work together with doctors, nurses, social workers and others throughout the hospital to meet the emotional, developmental and cultural needs of children and their families. Some of the special services we offer for patients and families include:
  • Procedure preparation, medical play and support: Child Life specialists provide developmentally appropriate education customized to each individual child to help them prepare for a hospital experience through:
    • Preparation books/pictures and medical equipment
    • Collaboration with patient, family, and providers to establish coping techniques
    • Rehearsal of procedure utilizing coping strategy/tools
    • Distraction/coping support before, during, and after procedure
  • Activity centers:
    • Each activity center is staffed by Child and Family Life professionals trained in child development. They offer numerous arts and crafts, make believe items, medical play tools, board games, toys, and video games for all ages.
  • Hospital school program: 
    • Child and Family Life at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital provides a Hospital School Program for children and adolescents. The program offers certified teachers who are on staff to assist children in keeping up with their class work and remain engaged in their schools. With family’s permission, the hospital teacher partners with the child’s school and coordinates educational efforts with school staff.  
  • Art therapy: 
    • At C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the board-certified art therapists provide art therapy to patients and families. Art Therapy can be performed bedside or in small groups. Each art activity is designed to focus on our patients’ strengths and interests. Activities are personally tailored to provide meaningful and memorable experiences for each patient.
  • Music therapy
    • The Board-Certified Music Therapists provide music therapy services upon referral to patients and families during their hospitalization. Music therapy services are tailored to each child and family’s needs. The music therapist collaborates directly with the patient’s care team to provide quality and appropriate music therapy services throughout the patient’s hospitalization.
  • Animal Therapy
    • Animal-assisted therapy is known to have many positive effects on patients of all ages.  Research shows that animal therapy can lower stress and anxiety levels, improve blood pressure, increase patient mobility, and provide an alternative focus from pain.
During the Luncheon we also presented Peg Windsor with her Paul Harris +3, Congratulations Peg.
 
Lastly at the Luncheon, President Eric Tindall announced a challenge. Pres Eric said, "since we have not had very many guests, that could become RCAAN Rotarians at the luncheons since the beginning of July, I am going to put up a challenge, for our members."
 
The RCAAN member that brings the most guests, that has potential to become a new member will receive a prize (prize to be announced soon). The challenge will last till the end of June.
 
The reason for the most guests attending the lunches or events is because, to get a new member they must be guests first, see what our club does, and then if happy, they will become members.
 
So "GET YOUR ASK ON", like PDG Jane McManus would say and lets find our newest members to help us spread Rotary causes.
 
 
 
Lindsay K. Heering From Child & Family Life Was The Speaker On December 5th. Eric Tindall 2019-12-05 05:00:00Z 0 CS Mott Children's Hospital,Child & Family Life,Lindsay K. Heering,Peg Windsor

Sarah Teare, Talks about Habitat for Humanity At The RCAAN Lunch On November 21st.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Nov 21, 2019
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch on November 21, 2019, Sarah Teare (Community Development Director), talked about Habitat for Humanity or Huron Valley.
 
Sarah said, "that the Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley works to enrich Washtenaw County through a legacy of affordable home ownership for families of low-income."
 
In Sarah's talk she described their Community Development Program. Sarah said, "Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is committed to serving more families by responding to community aspirations with an expanded array of products, services and partnerships with the mission of empowering residents to revive their neighbourhoods and enhance their quality of life."
 
Habitat for Humanity neighborhood revitalization efforts are focused in the Gault Village, West Willow and Sugarbrook neighbourhoods of Ypsilanti Township. Using the Quality of Life Framework as a guide, they work alongside residents, neighborhood groups and associations to guide a long-term participatory neighborhood planning process. Residents are engaged through door-to-door surveying, community-wide meetings and events.
 
Activities are direct results of input from neighborhood residents and include neighborhood picnics, neighborhood clean-ups, plant sales, park improvements, safety initiatives, Little Free Libraries, community center upgrades, fence replacement and senior-focused programming.
 
Sarah said, "their is an abundant volunteer opportunities for a groups and individuals:"
 
  • Home Building: Tasks may include various stages of renovation or building, ranging from demolition to installing cabinets and doors.
  • ReStore: The Habitat ReStore is located in West Ann Arbor off of Jackson Ave..
  • Neighborhood Beatification and External Projects: 10+ volunteers/project to help with neighborhood beautification projects or exterior home improvement projects for existing homeowners in the neighbourhoods.
 
Sarah Teare, Talks about Habitat for Humanity At The RCAAN Lunch On November 21st. Eric Tindall 2019-11-21 05:00:00Z 0 Habitat For Humanity of Huron Valley,Sarah Teare

A Message From Mark Daniel Maloney, President, Rotary International 19-20

Posted by Eric Tindall on Nov 21, 2019
Mark Daniel Maloney
My dear friends and fellow Rotarians
 
As we enter Foundation Month, we would like to thank each and every one of you who did so much to make World Polio Day such an enormous success.
 
For the first time, we broadcast our Global Update on 24 October in multiple time zones around the world, reaching more people, and raising more awareness than ever before. More than 5,600 World Polio Day events have been registered on EndPolio.org in more than 125 countries, from New Zealand to Egypt, and from Sweden to Japan.
 
Inspired by this show of support across the globe, our work to eradicate polio continues. On 21 August, Nigeria marked three years without a case of wild poliovirus, and the World Health Organization African region could potentially be certified wild poliovirus-free next year. Rotary has contributed US$268 million to fight polio in Nigeria, and Rotarians throughout Nigeria and Africa are committed to ensuring that every child is protected from polio. When the African region is finally certified as wild poliovirus-free, it will be a tremendous achievement, as the continent once suffered three quarters of all polio cases in the world.
 
It is these amazing turnarounds which we must keep in mind when confronting the challenges in eradicating polio. And we must tell stories about our successes in places like India and Nigeria to let the world know what Rotarians, empowered by our Foundation, are doing around the world. As the entrepreneur and educator Michael Margolis once said: “The stories we tell literally make the world.” So if we want to make the world in the image of Rotary’s highest ideals, then we must share our stories as People of Action.
 
Of course, it is easier to find compelling stories when we have taken part in transformative projects. So remember to use your District Designated Funds for a cause you are passionate about, whether that is PolioPlus, the Disaster Response Fund, the Rotary Peace Centers, or something in your community that could benefit from the support of a district or global grant. If you are struggling for inspiration, just read about the impact of a DDF contribution on the youth of Yonkers, New York, in the Rotarian magazine’s cover story ‘A slam-dunk project in Yonkers.’
 
The cover stories of tomorrow are already being written, as the Foundation continues to support projects to improve communities across the world. This year, our Foundation has already approved 261 district grants, with US$22.4 million in total funding, and 460 global grants, with US$33.9 million in total funding.
 
You can end Foundation Month on a charitable note by participating in Giving Tuesday on 3 December. Rotary will be joining thousands of other organizations worldwide for a global day of giving, and it is a prime opportunity to advance our mission. It is now easier than ever to give to the Foundation online, and you can easily notify someone of a gift made in their honor via email or by printing and delivering a customized notification yourself.
 
So as we enter the second half of the Rotary year, please keep up your efforts to eradicate polio, tell our story, and channel District Designated Funds into more sustainable and scalable projects with significant positive impact. With your words and your actions, Rotary Connects the World.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Mark Daniel Maloney
President, Rotary International 2019-20
 
Gary C.K. Huang
Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
 
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A Message From Mark Daniel Maloney, President, Rotary International 19-20 Eric Tindall 2019-11-21 05:00:00Z 0 Gary C.K. Huang,Rotary International President Mark Maloney

Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North  Holiday Party Is December 12, 2019.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Nov 09, 2019
 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Holiday Party
For Alumni, Family & Friend’s.
 
Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan 3600 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105
 
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Drinks & Fellowship- 6:00 PM Dinner- 7:00 PM
Festivities- 8:00 PM
 
Menu
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
London Broil
Vegetarian Wellington
 
Cost
$35.00
 
Please RSVP by December 6th to pegwindsor55@aol, with your menu items and how many will attend.
This year we are inviting alumni to celebrate the holidays, please join us. Wear your favorite fun Holiday Sweater. Bring a gift for the White Elephant Exchange!
 
Also bring you can bring an undergarment for the Empowered Man Ministries.
Women's bras - all sizes from the smallest to the very largest,
Women’s panties,
Men under pants (briefs),
Long sleeve undershirts - both men's and women. 
 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North  Holiday Party Is December 12, 2019. Eric Tindall 2019-11-09 05:00:00Z 0 2019 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Holiday Party
At Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon on November 7th The Club Watched A Video of Jennifer Jones. Eric Tindall 2019-11-09 05:00:00Z 0 Jennifer Jones,Keeping Rotary Relevant

At Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon, Kate Melcher Talked About Fisher House Michigan.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Oct 31, 2019
Kate Melcher, Executive Director of Fisher House Michigan was Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon speaker on October 31, 2019.
 
Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. Kate said, "84 of Fisher Houses are located at military and VA medical centers around the world, however, there are currently NONE in Michigan. Supporting the national Fisher House Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fisher House Michigan (FHM) aims to change that. Eighteen months after a Fisher House was approved for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, a second house for Michigan was approved for the Detroit VAMC.
 
Fisher Houses are first-class facilities, beautifully designed and well built. Kate described a story that in California, their was an earthquake and all that happened was that things fell off the shelves.
 
Kate told us a story about her Grandfather, toward the end of his life. She went to a VA Hospital and he wanted to tell about her,  to his friends. He took her into a room, she was still wearing her Army wear, and he told them that this is my Grandson, and I am so proud of her.
 
Kate invited all to a Stories of Service Concert. She said, "our veterans serve our country selflessly, often in the face of great sacrifice and suffering.  We seek to honour that service at this concert. Please join us at 7:00 PM, November 6th for an engaging evening of story-telling and music at Michigan Theater. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon, Kate Melcher Talked About Fisher House Michigan. Eric Tindall 2019-10-31 04:00:00Z 0 Fisher House Michigan,Kate Melcher

Jane McManus Presents Ann Arbor North, The Rotary Citation For 2018-2019

Posted by Eric Tindall on Oct 31, 2019
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon on October 31, 2019, Past District Governor Jane McManus with Assistant Governor Collyer Smith, presented the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North the Rotary (formally Presidential) Citation for 2018-2019.
 
In Past Presidents' Joyce Williams absents President Eric Tindall, accepted the citation for her and the club. 
 
 
Jane McManus Presents Ann Arbor North, The Rotary Citation For 2018-2019 Eric Tindall 2019-10-31 04:00:00Z 0 Assistant Governor Collyer Smith,Past District Governor Jane McManus,Rotary Citation

Fall Outing With Children From Green Baxter Court.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Oct 26, 2019
On October 26, 2019, a total of ten Children, four Parent's, four Ann Arbor North Member's and Harrison Metzler, Director of Green Baxter Court Center  went to Three Cedars Farm for some fall fun. The Children enjoyed, a hay ride, walking the corn maze, petting animals in the petting farm,  and had delicious apple cider and donuts.
 
 
Fall Outing With Children From Green Baxter Court. Eric Tindall 2019-10-26 04:00:00Z 0 Green Baxter Court,Green Baxter Court Fall Outing,Harrison Metzler

World Polio Day Celebration With Polio Survivor Ann Lee Hussey.

Posted on Oct 25, 2019
The excitement was bubbling as Rotarians, Visiting Rotarians and dozens of guests crowded Weber’s Ballroom to hear Ann Lee Hussey tell her personal story of a life with polio. President Rosemarie gaveled the celebration to order, we sang The Star Spangled Banner and O Canada. Karen Driggs told the story of Jonas Salk and French painter Francoise Gilot who had a very happy 25 year unconventional second marriage. Karen reminded us that happiness can be found late in life if we remain open to change and compromise.
 
President Rosemarie dispensed with much of the business part of our meeting. She greeted Rotarians and guests, then talked about all the things Rotary does busseyoth locally and around the world, emphasizing our theme of Helping Kids Succeed.
 
Notes from the Program:
 
Joanne Pierson introduced our speaker, Ann Lee Hussey. Ann Lee is a member of the Portland Sunrise Club in Berwick, Maine. She and her husband, both Rotarians, recently sold their veterinary clinic. In addition to her many polio activities and working as a veterinary tech, Ann Lee has been very active in Rotary, serving a District Governor in 2010 and 2011.
 
There was total silence as Ann Lee told her story of life with polio.  She contracted the disease just three short months after the Salk vaccine was declared safe and effective.  She was one of 28,585 people who contracted the disease in 1955, and she was seventeen months old.  After she returned from the hospital her mother massaged and exercised her legs, every three hours, around the clock, while also caring for her four older siblings.  Her childhood was marked by her difference – the teasing, the being left out of activities, the struggle to get around.  Her name and story were reported in her local paper.  A stranger, Mrs. Woodbury, living in another town, sent her mother a note of encouragement, and thus began a lifelong friendship.  When she was old enough, she began writing Mrs. Woodbury, who never failed to send notes and cards to commemorate so many life events, always enclosing two dollars.  The friendship endured until Mrs. Woodbury died at age 80.  She taught Ann Lee the meaning of giving, and the art of receiving.  Every day she remembers that small kindnesses mean very much to other people.
 
After more surgeries and therapy sessions than one can count, Ann Lee walks with a limp.  But that has not stopped her from traveling the world to help eradicate this crippling disease.  She went on her first National Immunization Day trip in 2001 in India.  She has now done more than thirty trips in ten countries in Asia and Africa.   Her praise goes to the thousands of health care workers who educate and prepare villagers for the immunization days.  These people, 80% of whom are women, go to each household to explain the disease, how it spreads, and how the immunizations protect people from polio.  This is often a dangerous job, not only to get to remote villages and towns but also to overcome suspicion and hostility to outsiders.  Ann Lee was able to bring to life for us the experience of people surging forward to greet the immunization team, eager and grateful to have the opportunity to protect their children.
 
Ann Lee urged us all to tell the Rotary story, even though our audiences will be much smaller than hers.  The effort to eradicate polio has enlisted 200 nations and has five major participants:  Rotary International, the World Health Organization, CDC, UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Though most of us will not experience the personal rewards that come when we see healthy, happy, excited faces of children receiving this life changing vaccine, we can all do something, even if just contributing money, to eradicate polio.
 
There had not been a sound since Ann Lee began speaking, but the silence split by thunderous applause, and more than a few sniffles.
 
District Governor Sparky Leonard bounded up to the podium, thanking Ann Lee for her so moving and personal story.  He greeted Rotarians and guests with his usual enthusiasm.  He then got to the purpose of his visit – auctioning off Paulie the Polio Bear.  Competition was hot and fierce, but Collyer Smith was the winner with his very generous $2000.00 bid.
 
President Rosemarie closed the meeting with more thanks to Ann Lee and urged all of us to heed Ann Lee’s wish – that  we all do something to eradicate polio.
 
Story written by Agnes Reading for Rotary of Ann Arbor website.
 
 
World Polio Day Celebration With Polio Survivor Ann Lee Hussey. 2019-10-25 04:00:00Z 0 Ann Lee Hussey,Rotary World Polio Day,World Polio Day

Crusin' The 50's Fundraiser Was October 19, 2019.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Oct 20, 2019
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North had our Annual Dinner Fundraiser. 
 
The fundraiser was a 50's theme. The menu was hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, waffle fries, and milk shakes all created in the 50's.
 
People danced to a DJ, and with the live band called Jeff and the Deck Chairs. The songs were all from the 50's. 
 
Outside the Holiday Inn there was a Chevrolet from the 50's.
 
Paulie the Purple Polio Bear was in attendance. He took photos all around the party, with famous entertainers, with the Chevrolet, with the shelter box, and learned how to dance from instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
 
Everyone including Paulie had a great time.
 
Click HERE for more photos
 
 
 
Crusin' The 50's Fundraiser Was October 19, 2019. Eric Tindall 2019-10-20 04:00:00Z 0 Crusin The 50's Fundraiser 2019,Paulie The Purple Polio Bear

Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Speaker on October 17th Was From Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Oct 17, 2019
At October 17, 2019 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon we had Sarah Paspal-Jasinski, the Director of Development of the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
 
The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County provides temporary shelter and connections to services in a safe and caring environment and works with the community to allocate the necessary resources to meet the needs of people who are experiencing homelessness. 
 
The Shelter Association serves nearly 1500 adults experiencing homelessness each year. ​They are housed at the Robert J. Delonis Center on the edge of downtown Ann Arbor and operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
 
The program and services of Shelter Association:
 
  • Residential: Our Residential Program offers those experiencing homelessness temporary shelter, intensive case management, and help to find income and save for affordable housing. Case managers conduct a comprehensive assessment with each Residential client to identify their obstacles to finding housing; then help them create a plan to address their obstacles. During a stay in the Residential Program, we work with our clients to help them increase income, and obtain affordable housing, while also addressing physical, mental and substance health related issues. Each Residential client has access to all services offered by the Shelter.
  • Non-Residential/Shelter Diversion: For individuals experiencing homelessness who are not in our Residential Program, the Shelter Association provides an array of services for both immediate assistance and to encourage long-term change.
  • Winter Programs: From mid-November through March the Shelter offers Winter Programs that include a Warming Center at the Delonis Center, the Rotating Shelter hosted by faith-based congregations, and assists with the coordination the Daytime Warming Program provided by the community-based advocacy organization MISSION.
  • Critical Time Intervention: An addition to our Non-Residential Program is Critical Time Intervention (CTI). CTI provides short term case management to clients who have recently ended their homeless experience. This program is designed to help the most vulnerable individuals increase their quality of life and reduce recidivism. By strengthening ties to ongoing support services, friends and family the program provides emotional and practical support; and advocacy during the critical transition from homelessness to stable housing.
  • Shelter Health Clinic: The Shelter Clinic is operated by Packard Health. This clinic serves the community’s most vulnerable population. The clinic is available to anyone in need in the community as a primary care site as well! The Packard Health Medical Director oversees the clinic, and the Shelter Association's medical case manager assists clients and interfaces with Packard Health.
  • Community Kitchen: The Community Kitchen, operated by Food Gatherers offers meals to anyone in Washtenaw County in need 364 days a year. Anyone in need is welcome to come for a meal; Lunch is served Monday-Friday 12-1pm and dinner is 5:30-6:30pm. On the weekends and holidays, from 3:00-4:00pm there is one community meal.  They have served over 1.5 million meals to date!
  • Basic Needs: The Shelter offers a wide array of services to meet the basic needs of those experiencing homelessness.  At their core, these services focus on granting those we serve the basic human dignity that they deserve.  These services include showers, a mailbox, laundry, phone access, and storage for their belongings. Anyone in the community experiencing homelessness is able to access these services.
  • Recuperative Care: The Shelter now offers a Recuperative Care program. We are one of three centers in Michigan, alone with no place to heal, infection, injury and worsening health lead to expensive re-hospitalization. Hope of securing income and housing are delayed or abandoned. Recuperative Care breaks this cycle. By being discharged to our Medical Recuperative Care Program, a client receives shelter, time to recover, medical supervision, case management and a bridge to permanent housing. Housed and healed, clients live longer, happier lives. 
  • Pathways: The Pathways program provides temporary shelter, safety and security to clients prior to and/or exiting from a residential or outpatient substance abuse detoxification program.​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Sarah gave the club a few service opportunities that we may pursue.
 
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Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Speaker on October 17th Was From Shelter Association of Washtenaw County. Eric Tindall 2019-10-17 04:00:00Z 0 Sarah Paspal-Jasinski,Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

Fall Outing With Green Baxter Court Will Be On October 26, 2019

Posted by Eric Tindall on Oct 17, 2019
This annual Fall Outing with Green Baxter Court will be held at Three Cedars Farm at 7897 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48167 on Saturday October 26, 2019.
 
We will meet the children from Green Baxter Court at Three Cedars Farm at 11:50 AM, on October 26th, and we will go on hay rides, walk a corn maze and have cider and donuts.
 
Anyone wanting to join in please fill free to come out.
 
 
Fall Outing With Green Baxter Court Will Be On October 26, 2019 Eric Tindall 2019-10-17 04:00:00Z 0 Green Baxter Court Fall Outing,Three Cedars Farm

Julaine LeDuc From The Ronald McDonald House Was The Speaker On Oct. 10th.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Oct 10, 2019
Julaine LeDuc, the Director of Development at The Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor was the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North speaker on October 10, 2019. 
 
Julaine said, "The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor has two Houses that provide a supportive home away from home for families of children 21 years of age and younger receiving treatment at a local area health facility. Located within walking distance of the University of Michigan Medical Centers, the Main House opened its doors in 1985 and serves over 1,200 families a year. The Mott House opened in December 2011 and provides a short-term respite for families of the most medically fragile patients."
 
Julaine then provided the club with some volunteer opportunities which follow:
 
  • Wish List Group Collection: Groups can look on RMH website for the Wish List Items currently in need at the House. Groups often work together in the collection of the items and drop them off at the House.
  • Cook a dinner at the House: Bring the club at 6-7 pm and cook or bring dinner for residents at the house to eat.
Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor are always looking for people to get involved and will be happy to see you.
 
 
 
Julaine LeDuc From The Ronald McDonald House Was The Speaker On Oct. 10th. Eric Tindall 2019-10-10 04:00:00Z 0 Julaine LeDuc,Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor

Global Grant in Pune, India Serving 900+ Infants in First 9 Months.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Oct 08, 2019
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North partnered on  a Global Grant in Pune, India. This worthwhile Rotary Foundation Co-sponsored Global Grant project in 2017 with RCAA (lead club), Novi and Detroit Rotary Clubs and two Rotary Clubs in Pune (India). RCAAN contributed $2000 for this highly leveraged $90k project, which is now making a huge difference to saving infant lives at a rural hospital in Central India.
 
CLICK HERE to read more.
 
 
Global Grant in Pune, India Serving 900+ Infants in First 9 Months. Eric Tindall 2019-10-08 04:00:00Z 0 Global Grant in Pune India
Community Action Network Thanks Community Partners. Eric Tindall 2019-10-04 04:00:00Z 0 Communitty Action Network

RCAAN Had A New Member Induaction And Collyer Smith Talked About Mental Health At Our Oct. 3rd Lunch.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Oct 03, 2019
At the Lunch Meeting on October 03, 2019, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North inducted Dr. Daniel Anbe. Daniel is a retired Doctor, which he practiced Cardiology. 
 
He was a Rotarian from the Genesee Valley Rotary up until 2018. He move to Ann Arbor last year where he decided to join Ann Arbor North as a member.
 
Also at our meeting Collyer Smith talked about Mental Health. Collyer's Son named Cam Smith passed away in his sleep on January 12, 2018 in Ann Arbor at the age of 23. He was suffering from depression/anxiety which led to a drug addiction for many years. Cam went through several rehab programs, and was now at a half-way house getting ready to go back to school.  Collyer and his wife, Annie,  wanted Cam to spend Christmas with them as a family, and for a short visit.  Since holidays are filled with stress and anxiety, and relapses occur frequently, Cam's therapists recommended that it would be much better having Cam home for a short visit in mid January.
 
Cam visited several trusted friends while he was home. On Jan. 12th Collyer Smith, came into his son's room in the morning to ensure Cam was ready for some basketball at a sports facility.  At first, Collyer thought Cam was sleeping, but soon learned he Cam had passed away.  After discussing with the lead Detective, and confirmed through the autopsy, the cause of deathe was inhalation of heroin laced with fentanyl. 
 
Collyer. filled with grief and despair, kept Cam's death cause quiet until his cousin said, "you are doing all this Rotary causes and talking about J.E.T. (Join Leaders,Exchange Ideas, Take Action), what are you going to about it (regarding his son's death)."
 
Collyer  started talking about it, in the effort to educate other parents.
 
Sponsor Steve (Doc) Lessens, Newest Member Daniel Anbe & President Eric Tindall.
 
Collyer Smith 
 
RCAAN Had A New Member Induaction And Collyer Smith Talked About Mental Health At Our Oct. 3rd Lunch. Eric Tindall 2019-10-03 04:00:00Z 0 Assistant Governor Collyer Smith,Daniel Anbe,Mental Health

Combined District 6380 and 6400 celebration for Foundation and Membership

Posted by Eric Tindall on Sep 29, 2019
SOLD OUT!
I would like to personally invite you, your family and friends to join us in a wonderful celebration of Rotary. This year we will be recognizing all new members that have joined our great organization since July 1st, as well as current Rotarians who have been recognized as Paul Harris Fellows, all new level Major Donors, Bequests Society and Arch Klumph members.
 
Jennifer Jones, Trustee of our Rotary Foundation and Past Vice President of Rotary International, will share with us the reasons and the value of The Rotary Foundation. She will personally thank and recognize all Rotarians for our outstanding work with the foundation. Jennifer will greet and re-induct all the new members to Rotary in a very special way. 
 
Be a part of the celebrations at Fox Hills Golf Course November 2nd @ 6pm.
 
This is is the one event you do not want to miss !
 
For more information and to Register today.
 
 
Follow the above link, click tickets, choose district 6380, enter number of tickets, and then checkout.
 
Again Register today, your committee promises you will truly enjoy the evening.
 
"Sparky"
Don Leonard
Rotary Club of Chatham
Past President 2014-2015
District Governor 2019-2020
Combined District 6380 and 6400 celebration for Foundation and Membership Eric Tindall 2019-09-29 04:00:00Z 0 Jennifer Jones

Diana Edwards Visits Ann Arbor North On October 25th & October 26th.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Sep 27, 2019
On October 25th and 26th Diana Edwards, Rotary International Membership Director visited the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, to help improve the club and to obtaining new members.
 
On October 25th Diana, Bala & Roma Murthy from Troy Rotary and representing Rotary District 6380, RCAAN Board and Membership Committee went to Applebees to discuss the Membership Satisfaction Survey, which each member of the club filled out a few weeks ago.
 
Then on October 26th Diana, Brenda Tipton (District 6380 Membership Chair), Collyer Smith, Anne Nauts, and Lauren Heinonen (President of Rotary Ann Arbor Satellite Club) visited the club. At this meeting we introduced Diana Edwards and she talked about the Club Membership Support Program in which Ann Arbor North is participating in.
 
President Eric Tindall then took over and went over the results from the Membership Satisfaction Surveys and had a discussion on the results. 
 
Diana lastly, talked about what the next step will be for her to help the club.
 
 
 
Diana Edwards Visits Ann Arbor North On October 25th & October 26th. Eric Tindall 2019-09-27 04:00:00Z 0 Diana Edwards,Membership,Membership Satisfaction Survey,Rotary International

Tim Petik Talked about the Field of Accounting on September 19th.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Sep 20, 2019
Tim Petik, from Stefforia, Petik & Associates talked about the Field of Accounting at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch on September 19, 2019.
 
Tim said, "like Rotary, Certified Public Accountants helps people." They want to give a high standard of service to their client's to ensure all of their accounting needs are being addressed.
 
Tim finished his talk with questions and answers about finance from some members of our club.
 
 
Tim Petik Talked about the Field of Accounting on September 19th. Eric Tindall 2019-09-20 04:00:00Z 0 Tim Petik
Stories of Service: An Evening With Veterans At Michigan Theater. Eric Tindall 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0 Stories of Servcie

Peace In The Streets Cross Border Rotary Peace Symposium.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Sep 15, 2019
The Wayne State University Center for Peace & Conflict Studies and the Rotary Clubs of Detroit, Ann Arbor, & Windsor 1918 invite you to Peace in the Streets on Oct. 25-26, 2019.
 
This Cross Border Rotary Peace Symposium will take place in Detroit on Friday Oct 25th and in Windsor on Saturday Oct 26, with both days filled with engaging speakers on conflict and peace.
 
More information and registration here.
 
Click here for Panel Synopses
 
We are also looking for financial support for this conference. Please click here if you would like to learn more about donating to our peace-building efforts.
Contact Marcia Lane at mlane0407@gmail.com for more information.
 
Written by Marcia Lane for a2rotary.org
 
 
Peace In The Streets Cross Border Rotary Peace Symposium. Eric Tindall 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0 2019 Peace In The Streets: Cross Border Rotary Peace Symposium
Cruisin In The 50's Dinner Fundraiser 2019. Eric Tindall 2019-09-14 04:00:00Z 0 Cruisin In The 50's Fundraiser

Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Goes To MCity.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Sep 12, 2019
On September 12, 2019, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North went to MCity for a look at the Automated Vehicle Test Track located on the University of Michigan Campus at 2905 Baxter Rd Ann Arbor.
 
Mcity is the world’s first purpose-build facility for testing connected and automated vehicles and technologies under controlled, realistic conditions before trying them out in real traffic.
 
Dr. Huei Peng, director of the Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) at the University of Michigan, gave the club a tour of the test track in the MCity Driverless Shuttle. The Mcity Driverless Shuttle is a 11-seat, all-electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA.
 
During the tour of the test track we went past building facades up to two stories high line the streets of Mcity’s urban downtown area. The tour took us past urban and suburban streets, plus road signs, pedestrian crossings and other features to simulate real-world urban and suburban driving conditions. Lastly we went under a highway overpass that blocks vehicles from wireless and satellite signals.
 
 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Goes To MCity. Eric Tindall 2019-09-12 04:00:00Z 0 Dr. Huei Peng,Mcity,University of Michigan

Thank You From Community Action Network and Green Baxter Court.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Sep 12, 2019
This was an email from Frankie Moore and Community Action Network.
 
Hello Eric & Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, 
 
Thank you so much for your donations of school supplies to CAN! This year we distributed over 400+ backpacks (more to come as well!) which is over 100 more than we typically do. Over 400 CAN students get to start the school year feeling confident that they have the physical supplies they need to be successful. We could not have been able to handle this growth without your support this year! 
 
Attached is a flyer with some pictures of the kids with their new backpacks and a short explanation of how CAN programs help students accomplish their academic goals. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions! Again, thank you so much. 
 
Best, 
Frankie Moore
 
Director of Development 
CAN Ann Arbor, MI 
 
 
Thank You From Community Action Network and Green Baxter Court. Eric Tindall 2019-09-12 04:00:00Z 0 Communitty Action Network,Frankie Moore,Green Baxter Court

Change In Meeting Location For October 10th.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Sep 06, 2019
Rotarians and Visitors,
 
To give everyone a long time to plan, because of the remodeling of the Holiday Inn we will not be able to meet there on October 10th. 
 
Instead we have been able to get a room at Residence Inn by Marriot at 3535 Green Ct, Ann Arbor, MI. We are in the process of determining a lunch for those days.
 
More information will be given later at meetings, newsletters, and RCAAN website.
 
Thank you
Eric Tindall 
2019-2020 Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North President
 
Rotary Connects The World
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Lexy Craig, from The Holley Institute Talked on September 5th at the RCAAN Luncheon.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Sep 05, 2019
Lexy Craig, from The Holley Institute talked on September 5th, at the RCAAN Luncheon. Lexy is deaf and is the Senior Program Director at The Holley Institute.
 
Lexy said, "The Holley Institute owns and operates The Carls Family Village at De Sales Center which has offered educational and recreational programs for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing since 1996."
 
The Carls Family Village was Co-founded by Ardis Gardela (President) and William Rice (Medical Director). The Institute has two paid employees, who are Lexy the Senior Program Director, and Debbie Mitri-Smith the Development Officer.
During the summer months and other times throughout the year, The Holley Institute offers quality programs for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing people and their families. 

The services that the Holley Institute provides are:
  • Newborn Screening
  • Education and Screening 
  • Mentoring
  • Patient Advocacy 
  • Workshops
  • Summer Programs
  • American Sign Language Classes
  • Community Health Literacy
  • Community Outreach Activities
Lexy, described, "The Institutes new program called the Community Health Literacy Program. The Mission of the program is Families in Michigan with at least one family member who is Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, including those who use listening assistance-technology devices, will communicate and participate in literacy activities together through American Sign Language and English at home with the guidance of trained mentors."
 
The Community Health Literacy is a home-based program that runs during the academic year, where trained mentors go to their assigned families’ home once a week for two hours. The research- and evidence-based curriculum will be used in this program. This program provides educational access to: 
  • Reading and writing literacy 
  • Language acquisition
  • Incidental learning environments
  • American Sign Language
  • Deaf Culture
  • Need-based resources
  • Community events
Lexy invited individuals of the club to The Holley Institutes Bowling Event at Woodland Lanes from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. For more information CLICK HERE.
 
 
Lexy Craig, from The Holley Institute Talked on September 5th at the RCAAN Luncheon. Eric Tindall 2019-09-05 04:00:00Z 0 Lezy Craig,The Holley Institute

Amy Fedel Memorial Benefit Concert

Posted by Eric Tindall on Aug 31, 2019
This Saturday, September 21st at 7:30 pm.
 
Member's of Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North are going to the 2019 Amy Fedel Memorial Benefit concert, that will be  taking place on Saturday, September 21st at 7:30 pm. The location of the concert is Green Wood Church at 1001 Green Road Ann Arbor, MI. Everyone are welcome to attend.
 
Music will be provided by several Ann Arbor based bands and performers, including The Bonfire Poets ( acoustic and electric favorites), Five Miles More (jazz and standards), Patti Jarosz, and Rotarian Jeff Crause and his band called Jeff and the Deck Chairs.
 
As always there will be audience participation with the Singalong Jukebox. 
 
 
No tickets - Free - Donations accepted at the door. Suggested donation is $15/Adult and $3/Children.
 
More information at http://amyandlisa.fedel.com/
 
 
Amy Fedel Memorial Benefit Concert Eric Tindall 2019-08-31 04:00:00Z 0 Amy Fedel Memorial Benefit Concert,Green Wood Church

Tim Makinen, From Gift of Life Was The Speaker At RCAAN Luncheon on August 29th.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Aug 29, 2019
Tim Makinen, from the Gift of Life Michigan was the speaker at RCAAN Luncheon on August 29th.
 
Joyce Williams who works at the Kidney Foundation that works heavily with Tim introduced him at the Luncheon. 
 
Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is the state's only federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, providing all services necessary for organ donation to occur in Michigan.

Gift of Life was incorporated in 1971 by Michigan transplant surgeons to provide a network for sharing kidneys. Today, Gift of Life recovers more than 900 organs every year for transplantation from 300 or more donors, saving hundreds of lives. Bone, skin and other tissue also is recovered, helping to significantly improve the lives of thousands of seriously injured and sick recipients.

In addition, Tim said, "Gift of Life maintains and grows the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in partnership with the Michigan Secretary of State. The registry is a confidential database of people who have expressed their desire to someday help others by becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor."
 
Some questions Tim addressed during his talk was
 
  1. Will doctors work as hard to save my life if they know I’m a donor?  Yes, absolutely. When a patient arrives at the hospital, the number one priority is to save his or her life. Doctors and other medical personnel have both a moral and legal obligation to give their patients the best care possible. Organ donation is not considered or even discussed until every effort to save the patient’s life has been tried and, unfortunately, failed. 
  2. I have health problems. Can I still be a donor? Yes, anyone is a potential organ donor despite medical conditions, so please don't rule yourself out! Medical criteria for organ donation changes as medical advances occur, and a physician evaluates all potential donors at the time of death to determine what can be used to help others. We therefore encourage anyone, regardless of their medical history.
  3. Am I too old to sign up? No, there are no age limits to register. There have been many successful transplants from donors over the age of 50. According to organdonor.gov, one of the oldest organ donors in the U.S. was 92, and his donated liver saved the life of a 69-year-old woman! Don’t rule yourself out because of age.
  4. Will I still be able to have an open casket at the funeral? Yes, donors are afforded the utmost respect and care, and neither organ nor tissue donation interfere with open casket viewings.
  5. Why is it important to register as a donor? Your gift will be used to help others through transplantation, therapy, research and education. 
    One person can donate up to eight life-saving organs, as well as tissues and corneas. Donated tissue can help up to 75 people, and be used to repair wounds, burns, and joints. Donated corneas can restore vision, or relieve painful swelling.Organs and tissue that cannot be transplanted are valuable to research and education, allowing surgical teams to practice their transplant skills or contribute to research projects. For example, islet cells recovered from a donated pancreas could help researchers trying to find a cure for diabetes.​​​​​​ Registering as a donor is therefore an important step for anyone who wishes to help others through the gift of organ and tissue donation. If you register to become a donor, you relieve your grieving family of having to make a decision when you die. Having your wishes documented also ensures that your decision to donate will be carried out, if medically possible.
  6. Why should I donate? More than 3,000 people are on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant in Michigan, with more than 113,000 on the national waiting list. People die waiting every single day because the number in need of transplants greatly outpaces the number of organs available. There is an especially critical need for hearts, livers and kidneys.
 
After the Luncheon our special guest today District Governor Don (Sparky) Leonard took the club out side to show off "Spark Plug".
 
 
 
Tim Makinen, From Gift of Life Was The Speaker At RCAAN Luncheon on August 29th. Eric Tindall 2019-08-29 04:00:00Z 0 "Spark Plug",Donald Sparky Leonard,Gift of Life Michigan,Rotary District 6380,Tim Makinen
Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden Arbor Painting Complete. Eric Tindall 2019-08-18 04:00:00Z 0 Butterfly Garden,Gallup Park,Steve Lessons

MCity Tour Scheduled for Sept 12th, NO LUNCH AT H.I. .

Posted by Eric Tindall on Aug 17, 2019
On September 12, 2019, instead of having our regular lunch meeting at the Holiday Inn we will be meeting at MCity, located at 2905 Baxter Road Ann Arbor MI, 28109. Members and guests will assemble at MCIty by noon. There is adequate parking in a lot just behind the UM Highway Safety Building.  Click MCity Map From Parking Lot showing a map how to get to the parking lot. 
 
  • There will be no lunch or formal meeting at the Holiday Inn that day.
  • The actual tour will take about 35 minutes and with questions we should be away by 1:00.  
  • wearing sun screen and perhaps a hat.
  • we will be standing all the time and he will be speaking as we move about. 
  • Moderate amount of walking
Mcity is a 32-acre (13 ha) mock city and proving ground built for the testing of wirelessly connected and driver-less cars located on the University of Michigan North Campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The project, which officially opened on July 20, 2015, is built on land purchased by the university from a former Pfizer facility. It cost US$10 million and will be collaboratively managed by Mcity (formerly the Mobility Transformation Center - MTC). 
 
Mcity is the world's first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that are expected to lead the way to mass-market driver-less cars. Students and faculty in the University of Michigan College of Engineering utilize Mcity to work on projects and to collaborate with automakers and suppliers who will test vehicle technology at the course.
 
The site includes 4.25 lane miles of roadway that include several familiar features of urban driving, including signalized intersections, a railroad crossing, a roundabout, a traffic circle, brick and gravel roads, and parking spaces. Building facades can be moved and fake pedestrians can be altered for different kinds of tests. There are two simulated highway entrance ramps with ramp metering. Two features - a metal bridge and a tunnel - are a special challenge for wireless signals and radar sensors to get through.
 
Hope to see everyone on September 12th.
 
 
Click HERE to see interactive map
 
 
MCity Tour Scheduled for Sept 12th, NO LUNCH AT H.I. . Eric Tindall 2019-08-17 04:00:00Z 0 Mcity,Prof Peng

Rotary Ann Arbor North & A2 Jaycees Fighting Hunger.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Aug 17, 2019
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North is feeding the hungry at the Food Gatherers Service Project in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Jaycees, on Saturday August 10, 2019. 
 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North and Ann Arbor Jaycees members sorted out good and bad produce, putting good produce in boxes to go out to the needy and throwing away bad produce.
 
Click HERE to see photo album.
 
 
 
Rotary Ann Arbor North & A2 Jaycees Fighting Hunger. Eric Tindall 2019-08-17 04:00:00Z 0 Ann Arbor Jaycees,Food Gatherers

One Rotary Summit "The Amazing Power of Story"

Posted by Eric Tindall on Aug 08, 2019
 
ONE ROTARY SUMMIT
September 14, 2019
8:30 AM-2:30 PM
4090 Geddes Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
 
This year's One Rotary Summit event features guest speaker and Past District Governor, Michael Caruso, who will help us develop powerful signature stories.  

Stories, as you know, are a fantastic way to grow your club, raise more money and get attention for Rotary.  Stories can make any presentation better, so if you or your spouse/partner do talks for work, you don't want to miss this valuable session.  
 
One Rotary Summit is Saturday, September 14 at Concordia University in Ann Arbor from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm and includes a picnic-style BBQ lunch.

Get more info and register now at
 https://rotary6380.org/event/one-rotary-summit-1/

The ability to tell a story is perhaps one life’s most useful skills.  Stories are certainly a great way to retain members and gain new Rotarians. 

Smart leaders use stories to motivate team members and inspire high performance.  Savvy salespeople tell stories to encourage prospects to become customers.  Parents use stories to inspire good behavior from their children.

Yet, most people don’t really know how to tell a story. 

The creation of a powerful narrative cannot be ad-libbed, but it can be shaped and sculpted, especially if you are familiar with the narrative essentials.


International author and speaker (and our D6380 Governor in 2016-17), Michael Angelo Caruso, will show us how to use the power of narrative in Rotary, at work and at home.  Watch a short video of Michael's storytelling style at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zHpgCtx5m0   

At this unique One Rotary Summit event, you'll have tons of fun as you sharpen your story-telling skills and learn how to:
 
  • Stage and frame the story
  • Learn to pick up signals that people are ready for your story
  • Grow your Rotary club
  • Develop a flair for storytelling
  • Establish (and deliver) positive expectations
  • Master the two-minute "signature story"
  • Customize your story for each of the four main personality styles
  • Raise more money
  • Read your audience better
  • Stay on message
  • Get people to act on your story such as attend an event or join your club
  • Increase fundraising
  • Get a promotion at work
 
Get the power of story on Saturday morning, September 14 in Ann Arbor.  

$20 gets you breakfast beverages and a barbecue meal after the program!
 
We'll see you there!
 
written by District 6380
 To register  Click HERE
 
One Rotary Summit "The Amazing Power of Story" Eric Tindall 2019-08-08 04:00:00Z 0 One Rotary Summit

Rotary Membership Satisfaction Survey Due From All RCAAN Member's By August 29th.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Aug 04, 2019
ALL RCAAN MEMBERS SURVEYS ARE ABSOLUTELY DUE AT END OF THIS THURSDAY'S LUNCH MEETING,  ON AUG., 29TH. DO NOT LET YOUR OPINION GO UNCOUNTED.
 
 
In order to grow our club, make it more enjoyable, and to grow the impact we are giving to the community, the new Rotary International initiative, called the Club Membership Support Program wants every Ann Arbor North member to fill out a Membership Satisfaction Survey.
 
The survey will be due August 29, 2019, and Pres. Eric Tindall, will have printed copies of the survey to be filled out at the August 15th meeting.
 
After we receive all the survey's and look at the results of them, Diane Edwards from RI membership, will be attending a lunch meeting to discuss procedures to improve the way we obtain new member's and to retain the one's we already have.
 
Thank you in advance for taking the survey.
 
Rotary Membership Satisfaction Survey Due From All RCAAN Member's By August 29th. Eric Tindall 2019-08-04 04:00:00Z 0 Diana Edwards,Membership Satisfaction Survey

World End Polio Day Luncheon is October 23rd

Posted by Eric Tindall on Aug 01, 2019
Please, we need you to register to keep the cost low and to give the most to Ending Polio, email Norma from Ann Arbor Rotary with the email below. Thank you.
 
On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North and Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, are celebrating World Polio Day by holding a Community Luncheon Fundraiser.
 
Ann Arbor North will be going to Weber's on October 23rd for special guest speakers Ann Lee Hussey, champion of polio eradication and polio survivor herself, and our very own District 6380 Governor Don “Sparky” Leonard.
 

Ann Lee Hussey is from South Berwick, Maine, will speak on “Polio Eradication: the Last Mile.”

Anne has made the eradication of polio and the alleviation of suffering by polio survivors her life’s work. The story she tells is personal; she puts a human face on the subject of polio eradication.

Over the past several years, she has actively participated in 29 volunteer National Immunization Days teams. 26 of those teams she organized and lead herself! She took her teams to where the need is greatest — such as Chad, Mali, Bangladesh, Niger, Nigeria, Madagascar, as well as less “touristy” destinations in Egypt and India — places that do not often see Westerners. The publicity and goodwill that these trips consequently generated, in and of themselves, help communicate the need for eradication. That is almost as critical as new immunizations when we focus on highlighting how close the world is to realizing that objective.

Anne’s work has earned her the International Service Award for a Polio-Free World and  the Rotary Service Above Self Award. She has been honored as a White House Champion of Change for her humanitarianism and contributions to public service. In March of 2017, Rotary and The World Bank jointly recognized her as a Woman of Action as the International Day of Women was celebrated.  In her home state of Maine, Maine Magazine recognized Anne as one of the “50 Mainers of 2017” who have changed our world, improved our lives, and broadened our horizons.

Anne has deep Rotary roots. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Portland (Maine) Sunrise and has served District 7780 there in many capacities, including as Governor in 2010-2011. She currently serves as Adviser to Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee and as Rotary’s representative on the Global Polio Eradication Transition Management Group.  She is CEO of the Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group and Chair of the its Chair Council for 2016-2018.

 
Doors open at 11:30am and program begins at 12:30pm.
 
Admittance is $20/person and includes lunch. RSVP to Norma Sarkar at njsarkar@comcast.net.
 
Polio donations will be graciously accepted.
 
 
World End Polio Day Luncheon is October 23rd Eric Tindall 2019-08-01 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary World Polio Day

Emily and Deb Talks About The Hoop House At The August 1st Lunch Meeting.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Aug 01, 2019
On August 1, 2019, at the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting, Emily Canosa and  Deb Lentz talk about the Hoop House. RCAAN helped with the Hoop House by getting a District Grant and helping with volunteers.The Agrarian Adventure is the steward of the hoop house erected in 2008 at Tappan Middle School.
 
The Agrarian Adventure partners with K-12 schools to enrich students’ connection between the foods they eat, their personal health, and the health of their communities and the environment. They believe that fostering a deeper connection to the way our food is produced can help empower students to make healthier choices for life.
 
This Hoop House is utilized as a winter garden for students, a hub for seedling production and distribution, and as a growing site for students at Tappan (with particular leadership from those in the after school Food & Garden Club). 
 
Over the ten years since it was built, produce from the Hoop House has found its way to classroom and outdoor tastings, school cafeterias, student-prepared meals, the homes of Tappan families and garden volunteers, fundraiser events, local businesses, the Backdoor Food Pantry, and Food Gatherers. 
 
Emily talked about how our help provided the plastic for the Hoop House. Click here to see the photos, she presented to the club of the April 13th's workday.
 
 
Deb Lentz, Vice President of Agrarian Adventure, RCAAN President Eric Tindall and Emily Canosa, Secretary of Agrarian Adventure 
 
Emily and Deb Talks About The Hoop House At The August 1st Lunch Meeting. Eric Tindall 2019-08-01 04:00:00Z 0 Emily Canosa,The Agrarian Adventure

Assistant District Governor Collyer Smith, Talked About Rotary Connect The World, On July 25th.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Jul 25, 2019
At the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Lunch Meeting on July 25, 2019, the speaker was our Assistant District Governor Collyer Smith talking about "Rotary Connects The World".
 
Before Collyer's talk, we had the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor's President Rosemarie Rowney, accept a $200.00 donation from Ann Arbor North for the Polio Luncheon on October 23rd. At this Polio Luncheon, where all Ann Arbor North Members are encouraged to attend because we are not having our normal lunch on Oct. 24th, District Governor Don Sparky Leonard and Polio Survivor  Ann Lee Hussey will be speaking. Proceeds from the lunch will go toward the Rotary Polio Plus program.
 
After lunch Collyer started his talk, about the theme for District Governor Sparky Leonard's year which is "Rotary Connects the World". Sparky, having great insight, realized by the time he got around to the other 52 Clubs in his District, to share the new year to them, he would be well into the next DG's year. So,,, he had all of the Assistant Governors share their stories for: "Rotary Connects the World." (There are 13 Assistant Governors that work with 4 clubs--(one AG has 5).
 
Assistant Governor Collyer Smith, shared how "Rotary Connects the World", first starts within our individual clubs. He surprised many with his "happenstance" entry into The Rotary World when he played tennis with the City Administrator. After beating the City Administrator resoundingly- Collyer thought his defeated tennis partner would rave on the fantastic tennis skills displayed. Instead, the City Administrator stared right into Collyer's eyes, pointed right at him, and stated: "You have way too much time on your hands- you are joining Rotary"!
 
Collyer then proceeded with delight in telling his Rotary journey, tutoring a challenging boy in math. In the process of trying to get the student to grade level math, this young boy did something even more powerful-he ended up changing Collyer's life. And Collyer's life would not have changed, nor would the young boy achieve 5th grade level math, if a series of connects did not occur:
 
  1. The City Administrator inviting (ok, demanding) Collyer to join Rotary.
  2. The City Administrator making time to connect and coordinate, with the Chair of Rotary Tutors committee, at the very next lunch meeting.
  3. The Chair of Rotary Tutors following up, and connecting, with the 5th grade counselor and teacher that very afternoon.
As Collyer stated:  "If the above 3 connects did not occur, or broke down at any given point- Collyer would not have had the life changing experience that so moved, and compelled him.
 
President Eric then opened up the floor for members to share their most impactful and proud experiences--and  more inspirational stories flourished. And that, is why we are in Rotary! 
 
By openly sharing our stories- potential members can't help but join, so that they too, can catch the fever!
 
 
Rotary Ann Arbor North President Eric Tindall, presents Rotary Ann Arbor President Rosemarie Rowney a donation for the Polio Luncheon on October 23, 2019, at Weber's.
 
 
Assistant Governor Collyer Smith talks about how "Rotary Connects The World".
 
 
Assistant District Governor Collyer Smith, Talked About Rotary Connect The World, On July 25th. Eric Tindall 2019-07-25 04:00:00Z 0 "Rotary Connects The World",Assistant Governor Collyer Smith,Polio Plus,President Eric Tindall,President Rosemairie Rowney,Rotary Club of Ann Arbor,Rotary International President Mark Maloney,Rotary International Theme 2019-2020

Night Out With Rotarian's At Comerica Park Was July 19th.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Jul 21, 2019
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
 
Night Out With Rotarian's At Comerica Park Was July 19th. Eric Tindall 2019-07-21 04:00:00Z 0 Comerica Park,Dave Rozema,Detroit Tiger's,President Eric Tindall,Rotary District 6380

Volunteer At Food Gatherers With The Ann Arbor Jaycees.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Jul 18, 2019
You will be able to bring your Green Baxter Court school supplies donation at this event. Last day for the donation is August 15th.
 
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.
 
      
 
Volunteer At Food Gatherers With The Ann Arbor Jaycees. Eric Tindall 2019-07-18 04:00:00Z 0 Ann Arbor Jaycees,Food Gatherers

Tiffany Fitzpatrick Talks About Michigan Human Trafficking At RCAAN Lunch Meeting on Aug. 18th.

Posted by Eric Tindall on Jul 18, 2019
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.
 
 
Tiffany Fitzpatrick Talks About Michigan Human Trafficking At RCAAN Lunch Meeting on Aug. 18th. Eric Tindall 2019-07-18 04:00:00Z 0 Human Trafficking,Tiffany Fitzpatrick