Luncheon Meeting - Kevin Thompson, IBM - Doing Well by Doing Good, The Role of Business in Society

01/12/2011 - 12:00
01/12/2011 - 1:30pm

Home-based in Dexter but working throughout IBM’s far-flung network of international business operations, Kevin Thompson has a dual portfolio: focusing IBM’s technological resources on the challenges and opportunities of globalization and emerging markets, and supporting company leadership in responsible worldwide corporate citizenship. He will speak with us primarily about the latter topic, as he has at Cornell, Harvard, U-M and many other places, placing the Rotary commitment of Service above Self in a global corporate context. Introducer: Norman Herbert.

Luncheon Meeting - Barton Bund, Blackbird Theatre - Homegrown Innovation in Professional Theater

01/05/2011 - 12:00
01/05/2011 - 1:30pm

Ann Arbor is a center of innovation and entrepreneurship in many fields, not least professional theater. Among the most innovative is the Blackbird Theatre Company, which began 12 years ago when its then 22-year-old founder and a small band of EMU graduates staged its first production in Ypsilanti. Since then the Blackbird has produced more than forty professional productions, won numerous awards and critical accolades, and become a full-fledged theater (now in the Kerrytown area) employing dozens of local artists every year. Share the dream and get a preview of Blackbird 2011 with founder/director Barton Bund. Introducer: Bob Dascola.


12/29/2010 - 12:00
12/29/2010 - 1:30pm


12/22/2010 - 12:00
12/22/2010 - 1:30pm

Luncheon Meeting - AATA CEO Michael Ford - Transit Planning for Washtenaw's Future

12/15/2010 - 12:00
12/15/2010 - 1:30pm

Transit (private and public) affects all of Washtenaw County. With that in mind, the AATA is inviting the broadest possible citizen involvement in developing a comprehensive county-wide Transit Master Plan. CEO Michael Ford will tell us how the agency is attempting to determine current and future transit needs and resources and devise concrete strategies for public transit’s place in a strong and united Washtenaw community, all with maximum public input – including on this particular day that of our own public spirited group of community leaders.

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