Luncheon Meeting - U-M Rotaract Club Leaders' Annual Report

03/16/2011 - 12:00
03/16/2011 - 1:30pm

It’s been another eventful and productive year for the U-M Rotaract Club, its sixth year of service and fellowship under our club’s proud sponsorship. Rotaract leaders TJ Madigan, Zahrah Fadel and Susan LaCroix will discuss the club’s purposes; its accomplishments during 2010-11, including an international service trip to Nicaragua and numerous community service projects; and goals for next year. Introducers: Barbara Hiltz and/or Audrey Schwimmer.

Luncheon Meeting - Dr. James Geiger, Exec. Director, U-M Medical Innovation Center

03/09/2011 - 12:30
03/09/2011 - 1:30pm

Pediatric surgeon James Geiger, himself the inventor of several surgical tools, heads the Medical Innovation Center at U-M Medical School. He will describe how it collaborates with the Office of Technology Transfer, taking biomedical ideas from concept to commercialization with expert assessment, early-stage risk mitigation, project management and product development advice plus integrated industrial design and conceptual engineering support from a state-of-the-art Design and Prototype Lab. Introducer: Michael Cole.

Luncheon Meeting - Red Berenson, U-M Hockey Coach

03/02/2011 - 12:00
03/02/2011 - 1:30pm

Just after the regular season and four days before the CCHA Playoffs begin, Coach Beren-son will review highlights of this season and prospects for league playoffs and the NCAA tournament. In his 27th season as U-M Hockey Coach (all but the first with a winning record), Red is a hockey legend at all levels, with championships in Junior Hockey, NHL and NCAA and highlights such as being the first NHL player to score six goals in an away game. Introducer: David Harlock.

Luncheon Meeting - Hilda Alcindor - Nursing Education, Hope for Haiti

02/23/2011 - 12:00
02/23/2011 - 1:30pm

Amid earthquake devastation, cholera, pervasive and endemic poverty, and constant political strife, there is a bright light in Haiti, the FSIL School of Nursing, the first four-year baccalaureate nursing school in the country. Born, raised and educated in Haiti, Dean Hilda Alcindor will tell us how the school is training students for B.S. degrees in Nursing in such challenging conditions. She will describe the great need for well trained nurses there and discuss how nursing fits into the entire health care scene in Haiti, which has more doctors than nurses. Introducer: Vic Stoeffler.

Luncehon Meeting - Richard Sarns - 50 Years Building Business Success in Ann Arbor

02/16/2011 - 12:00
02/16/2011 - 1:30pm

One of Ann Arbor’s most productive inventors, most successful entrepreneurs, and most respected public citizens, Dick Sarns founded Sarns, Inc. fifty years ago. That company became Sarns-3M and later (and still) Terumo. He later founded and ran NUSTEP, Inc., and he and his wonderful wife Norma have long graced our community with a generous philanthropic spirit, for which our club made them Honorary Paul Harris Fellows several years ago. Dick will share with us the challenges, joys and rewards of building world-class businesses right here in Ann Arbor. Introducer: David Sarns.

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