Celebrating Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor's Successes and Challenges: Past, Present, and Future During a Time of Rapid Change

09/06/2017 - 12:00
09/06/2017 - 1:00pm

We welcome Alan Burg, Kiwanis Club and Foundation of Ann Arbor President 2016-17.  His message:
"Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor purchased its current building in downtown Ann Arbor 51 years ago.  Over the years and through many changes it became the home for our Club and its main location for fundraising, via the Kiwanis Thrift Sale.  The sale started 90 years ago in 1927.  During the last 10 years, the success of our Thrift Sale increasingly exceeded our available space.  After years of searching, two years ago, we purchased a much larger building on the west side of Ann Arbor and we will move totally into that site by January 2018.  During this time of rapid change, we have learned a great deal about our members, volunteers, staff, and our customers and their support.  We have also learned how to operate buildings.  But most importantly, we have refined our vision, mission, and our purpose.  Our on-going challenge is to celebrate our past and present success, while preparing and safeguarding our future success."

Alan Burg
President, Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor 2016 - 2017