Rotary Volunteers at 826michigan

Our Club’s grant of $5,000 to 826michigan included an additional grant of $2,500 from District 6380 with our promise to work with the organization.  Recently Mary Avrakotos, Chris Georgandellis and Barbara Eichmuller, members of the Community Allocations Committee, assembled chaps books of student writing. Volunteers are also trained to work one on one with students as writing coaches. The next volunteer date is Wednesday, May 20, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Want to volunteer? Contact Mary Avrakotos, mavrakotos@me.com.

Something to CHEER about!

The water and Gatorade froze in the cups, but good CHEER and warm spirits abounded at Ann Arbor Marathon Station #3: Rotary Club of Ann Arbor on Sunday morning, March 29.President Elect Nominee Collyer Smith, who organized our participation, writes “Rotarian Grant Peterson provided surprise and entertainment as several of the University of Michigan Cheerleaders braved the cold weather to cheer (and entertain) the Marathoners.Washtenaw County Commissioner Dan Smith joined us at our water table as well, to make the event even more memorable.Typically, the organizers of the event decide on the most enthusiastic and creative water table after the event is over at noon.

A Passion for Service

Rotarian Rev.Yolanda Whiten (2nd from right) traveled to India recently as part of a 60 member team of the AME Women's Global Initiative.The group, including 20 medical practitioners who provided health services and information, distributed sewing machines, Bibles, luggage, and awarded college scholarships.The next trip will be to Chennai in May.Although this trip was not partnered with Rotary, Yolanda brings a passion for service to our Club and is a fine reminder that our Rotary Club's most successful projects are those brought to our Club through our members.Please contact the International Committee for further information.

In the Right Lane to Guatemala

Bowling to raise dollars for the very special UM Rotaract Club's Spring Break service trip to Guatemala was a hit with Rotary and Rotaract members alike. There were no losers in these games, all in the name of having fun and getting ready for the special time coming up at the beginning of March.

Michigan Education 2015

Amber Arellano, Director of Ed Trust-Midwest, addressed the Club's January 14 meeting (presentation attached here; Q&A linked here.) about the Education Trust, a student-centered national organization that promotes high academic achievement for students at all levels, pre-K through college. Ed Trust-Midwest, its second state

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