Luncheon Meeting - Randy Hotton - How Detroit Saved the World, the Willow Run Story

04/21/2010 - 12:00
04/21/2010 - 1:30pm


In 1940, FDR called for industrial mobilization to build 50,000 airplanes per year. The Michigan auto industry answered the call and the Willow Run Bomber Plant produced thousands of planes for World War II. That history has been commemorated at the Yankee Air Museum, whose own history before, during and after the devastating fire a few years ago – and its current plans for a campus style museum devoted to the Willow Run Story – also will be covered in this talk.

Luncheon Meeting - Speaker Jeffrey Williams, Accuri Cytometers CEO - Ann Arbor Economy Success Story

04/14/2010 - 12:00
04/14/2010 - 1:30pm


Eight years ago Accuri Cytometers was spun off from the University of Michigan. Four rounds of venture funding later it employs more than eighty people worldwide, its products are used on all seven continents, and new leadership is in place for further dramatic expansion. It has made flow cytometry – complex analysis of cells suspended in fluid and passed through an optical or electronic detection device – available to life science researchers in a microwave-size bench-top package at a fraction of the cost of competitive devices: a remarkable example of developing and successfully commercializing U-M research breakthroughs.

Luncheon Meeting - Introduction of New Member

04/07/2010 - 12:00
04/07/2010 - 1:30pm


Welcome another splendid group of new Rotarians. This class includes eight community leaders who embrace the Rotary commitment to Service Above Self and are eager to immerse themselves in the fellowship and service activities of our Club.   They will be inducted with usual pomp and circumstance after they are introduced by current members who are their sponsors.

Luncheon Meeting - Speaker Bob Mull: More IRS & Tax System Reflections

03/31/2010 - 12:00
03/31/2010 - 1:30pm

Following up a popular presentation two years ago, Bob will give us a progress report in his final year of a three-year appointment to the federal Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, describing the projects and initiatives he has worked on with the IRS and the unique perspective on our federal and state tax systems he has gained from these experiences.

Luncheon Meeting - Speaker President Mary Sue Coleman: U-M Challenges & Opportunities

03/24/2010 - 12:00
03/24/2010 - 1:30pm

Approaching her eighth anniversary at the helm, U-M President Coleman will reflect on major initiatives that have occurred under her leadership and will impact future generations of students, including the University’s interdisciplinary richness, its contributions to our beleaguered state, emphasis on ethics in our society, health care issues, a groundbreaking Google partnership, and ongoing collaboration with major educational institutions in China.

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