2017 Community Grants Announced

The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor is pleased to award $57,500 in $2,500-$5,000 grants to the following organizations: Ann Arbor Symphony (KinderConcerts), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County (Community Based Mentoring), Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Michigan (Power Hour after school program in Ypsilanti), Children's Literacy Network (Summer Book Program), Commuity Action Network ("How do they make it and how does it work?" program), Dawn Farm (Youth and Adolescent Outreach), Foundations Preschool (Days of Discovery), North Star Reach (Campership for one camper for one week), Ozone House (Education project) Packard Health (Back-to-School Health Fair), SOS Community Services (Summer programs), Washtenaw Camp Placement (Camperships), and Washtenaw Success by 6 (Imagina

Touch a Truck--Kids, Parents, Success by Six, Rotary!

The 9th annual gathering of trucks, emergency vehicles, heavy equipment, fire engines at Touch-a-Truck, sponsored by Washtenaw Success by 6 Great Start Collaborative and the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, drew many hundred parents and kids.UM Rotaractors served as welcome ambassadors and Rotary members slip-knotted 1400 helium-filled balloons around eager children’s wrists.The rewards?Watching the happy smiles as the Ypsilanti High School parking lot filled with lime green balloons and knowing that almost 600 parents had registered for health and education resources and services, all with the mission of making sure that “every child enters school ready to succeed!

Caution! Rotarians at Work!

Rotarians, the Mayor, City Council members, and City staff turned some sod on Friday, April 21, the official ground breaking for the Club's Centennial project. Plan to attend the celebration of the universally accessible playground's opening, Sunday, Sept. 17. 

UM Rotaract--Coming, Going, Doing!

UM Rotaract enjoyed a potluck send off for graduates and welcome to the incoming board for 2017-18. They finished the year volunteering at an urban farm with Neighbors Building Brightmoor and working a Rent-a-Rotaractor project. Several will serve as RYLA chaperones or representing Rotaract at the District Assembly on Mackinac Island. Thanks for all you do, Rotaract!

Who knew? We knew! And now the world does, too!

Deanna Relyea and the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor are featured in a story about the Kerrytown Concert House in the May 2017 The Rotarian magazine. See p. 11 for the whole story!

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