Rotarian's Photo: Board Member FHM Kathy Hays, Don Deatrick, RCAA Pres. Elect Rosemarie Rowney, Ashish Sarkar, Norma Sarkar, Paul Schissler, Anne Nauts, RCAAN Pres. Elect Eric Tindall, RCAA Pres.Greg Stejskal, Pat Pooley  FHM Board Member Karen Diane Kerry, and Pres. FHM Brad Chick at VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. 
On June 14th at 10:00 AM, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North President Elect Eric Tindall and many Ann Arbor Area Rotarian's Celebrated the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the first Fisher House to be built in Michigan.
The Fisher House Ann Arbor was a project inspired by Rotary Clubs of Ann Arbor North, Ann Arbor Downtown, Chelsea and Dexter that we have been working on for the past three years.
Once built, the Fisher House will provide free, temporary lodging to military and Veteran families and caregivers while their loved one is hospitalized at our medical center. 
The program started with Master of Ceremonies with Paula Tutman, Broadcast Journalist from WDIV Local 4, we had the Presentation of Colors from U of M ROTC, the Pledge of Allegiance from Randy Ritter a Board Member of FHM, and them Invocation by Chaplain Marcus Bell, VA Ann Arbor Health System Lead Chaplain.
Dr. Ginny L. Creasman, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Director/CEO, presented opening remarks. Followed by remarks from the following Distinguished Guests:
  • Shella Stovall, Acting VISN 10 Network Director
  • CPT (R) Kate Melcher, Executive Director Fisher House Michigan
  • Danial Patrick, Fisher House Guest and Advocate
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow
  • Congressman Tim Walberg
  • Congresswomen Debbie Dingell
For Closing Remarks David Coker, President of Fisher House Michigan gave some words.
Them Paula Tutman sent everyone outside the tent for the ground breaking of the house.
Ribbon- cutting is anticipated by next Memorial Day on the sixteen family suite home in the VA Ann Arbor campus. We are all very excited to see our first military family feel the warmth, love and comfort as they walk through the door!
For more Photo's of the Ground Breaking  Click Here
Click  HERE  for WDIV segment on the day of the Fisher House Ground Breaking.