2018 Newsletters

Newsletter, December 17, 2018 – Warm the Children. Larry French, Doug Ziesemer and Mary Stewart gave us a presentation on Warm the Children.

Newsletter, December 10, 2018 – Member Recognition – Hixson Awards. Bob Carr emceed our first of two Hixson Awards ceremonies.

Newsletter, December 3, 2018 – Red Berenson. Jim Carey had the pleasure of announcing today’s guest, retired UM Hockey Coach Gordon “Red” Berenson.

Newsletter, November 26, 2018 – Community Music School, speaker Kasia Bielak-Hoops, introduced by George Gilligan.

Newsletter, November 19, 2018 – Aktion Club, Paul McKelvey of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, introduced by Don Kossick.

Newsletter, November 12, 2018 – Mott Children’s Hospital, Lindsay K. Heering, MS, CCLS, Administrative Director for Inter Healthcare at Mott Hospital, introduced by Jim Carey

Newsletter, November 5, 2018 – Installation of Honorary Members, hosted by Jerry Brown.

Newsletter, October 29, 2018 – Laugh Yoga- Carolyn J. Christopher a Certified Laughter Yoga Professional, introduced by Deb Jones.

Newsletter, October 22, 2018 – Margaret Leary with the League of Women Voters of Michigan, introduced by Kathie Wilder.

Newsletter, October 15, 2018 – Water Infrastructure in Shrinking and Expanding Cities: The Impact on Water Quality and Public Health, Dr. Nancy Love. She has her PhD from Clemson and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer. She also is a Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan, introduced by Garry Evans.

Newsletter, October 8, 2018 -Mueller and the Tools of the Federal Prosecutor, Barbara McQuade, law professor and former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, introduced by Kathie Wilder.

Newsletter, October 1, 2018 – Haiti Nurses Project, Thom Bales, Executive Director of the Haiti Nurses Project, introduced by John Sampselle.

Newsletter, September 24, 2018 – Installation of 2018-19 Officers and Directors, Kathie Wilder introduced Michigan District of Kiwanis Governor for 2018-19, Larry Memmer.

Newsletter, September 17, 2018 -SAV Hospitality; The Dixboro House Restaurant, Marketing and Business Development Director for SavCo, Bree Stillwell, introduced by Emily Allshouse.

Newsletter, September 10, 2018 – Ele’s Place, Monica Brancheau, the Manager and Director of Ele’s Place, introduced by Jim Wolfington.

Newsletter, September 4, 2018 – Albert Kahn in Detroit, Michael Hodges, Fine Arts writer for the Detroit News and author of Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit, introduced by Dale Leslie.

Newsletter, August 27, 2018 -Reading Labels and Nutrition, Allison Mankowski (MPH, RD, CSSD), introduced by Demond Johnson.

Newsletter, August 20, 2018 – Local Radio, Past & Future – Arthur R. Vuolo, Jr., introduced by Al Gallup

Newsletter, August 13, 2018 – U-M Football Preview with Jim Brandstatter, introduced by Jim Carey

Newsletter, August 6, 2018 – Leona Foster, Founder of Leuk’s Landing,  assisted by volunteer Donna Johnson. Leuk’s landing is a local non-profit that provides a home for kitties with serious illnesses, introduced by Emily Allshouse.

Newsletter, July 30, 2018 – Washtenaw County Update, Greg Dill, Washtenaw County Administrator, introduced by Jane Talcott.

Newsletter, July 23, 2018 – Steve Holm of Stovetop Coffee Roasters, introduced by Luke Panning.

Newsletter, July 16, 2018 -Carla Summers introduced our speaker, Denise Cugliario, who is the coordinator of Festivals and Events in Chelsea.

Newsletter, July 9, 2018 – Dale Leslie introduced today’s speaker, Zoe Clark, program manager of WUOM.

Newsletter, July 2, 2018 – Col.Wojcik, General Counsel for the Michigan National Guard, introduced by Dick Benedek.

Newsletter, June 25, 2018 – David Manville, President of Sparrow Freedom Project, a faith based non-profit he co-founded with Anita Hoepner to raise awareness on the issue of human trafficking, introduced by Deb Jones.

Newsletter, June 18, 2018 – KID’S WINGS – Our scheduled speaker for today was Dick Lawrence of Kid’s Wings. He was unable to make it due to the very thing he was to speak about, the air transportation of children in need of lifesaving medical treatment. Mr. Lawrence was busy with an emergency situation and hopes to speak to us about this great organization sometime in the future.

Newsletter, June 11, 2018 – Mike Price, a John Maxwell Certified Speaker and the founder of Mike Price Training Solutions, introduced by Deb Jones.

Newsletter, June 4, 2018 – Sue Schooner and Kia Sweeney from Girls Group, a not for profit agency serving girls in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, introduced by Deb Jones.

Newsletter, May 29, 2018 – First Responders Salute, June 16, 2018 – John KinzingerSpeaker, US Veterans Organizer, introduced by Dale Leslie.

Newsletter, May 21, 2018 – The Fracking Debate: The risks, benefits and uncertainties of the shale revolution, the title of a book written by today’s speaker, Daniel Raimi, energy policy think tank member and professor at the Ford School for Public Policy at the University of Michigan, introduced by Kathie Wilder.

Newsletter, May 14, 2018 – Mott Children’s Hospital Update – Advances in Patient and Family-Centered Care at C.S. Mott Hospital’s Pediatric ICU, Dr. Michael W. Quasney, Professor and Division Director for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at the University of Michigan, introduced by Dennis Powers.

Newsletter, May 7, 2018 – St. Joseph Mercy Cancer Program and Research- Max Ziegler introduced today’s program, St. Joseph Mercy Cancer Program and Research with speakers: Beth LaVasseur, Director of Oncology Services and Katie Elliott, Director of Development.

Newsletter, April 30, 2018 – Annual Scholarship Program

Newsletter, April 23, 2018 – Being Miss Michigan, Miss Michigan 2017, Heather Kendrick, introduced by Charlie Phibbs.

Newsletter, April 16, 2018 – B&B Adventures with Pat Materka, introduced by Gary Elling.

Newsletter, April 9, 2018 – State of the City, Howard Lazarus, the Ann Arbor City Administrator, introduced by Zach Ackerman.

Newsletter, April 2, 2018 – Downsizing Made Easy, Sharon McRill, President of The Betty Brigade. Introduced by Bob Carr and Deb Jones.

Newsletter, March 26, 2018 – GENESIS: Cross & Star of David, Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth and Christine Moody, who is a member of St. Clare of Assi- si Episcopal Church, introduced by Dick Benedek.

Newsletter, March 19, 2018 – Improv at The Kiwanis Center. Today’s scheduled speaker (Veronica Coker—Human Trafficking, a World Crisis) was unable to be with us today because of a medical emergency.

Newsletter, March 12, 2018 – The KEEP. Margaret Krasnoff introduced Shannan Gibb- Randall and Lindsey Nelson of Insite Design. They are both landscape archi- tects who have been advising us on the KEEP (Kiwanis Environmental Education Preserve).

Newsletter, March 5, 2018 – Brenda Quiet, the Victim Advocate Coordinator for the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, introduced by Steve Hiller.

Newsletter, February 26, 2018 – Program presented by President Gretchen.

Newsletter, February 19, 2018 – “Income Inequality”, James Gruber, PhD, retired professor of sociology at U of M Dearborn, introduced by Deb Jones.

Newsletter, February 12, 2018 – Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation – Neel Hajra, CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and Maryellen Ferro, Community Investment Officer, introduced by Alan Burg.

Newsletter, February 5, 2018 – “Flight of the Butterflies”, a presentation on pollinators by Manja Holland, PhD from the Great Lakes Region of the National Wildlife Federation, with Jennifer Fike, and introduced by Dale Leslie.

Newsletter, January 29, 2018 – Demond Johnson introduced our speaker, Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, an entrepreneur, researcher and educator in battery science and technology.

Newsletter, January 22, 2018 – University of Michigan Learning Librarian Jo Angela Oehrli, spoke on one of today’s hottest topics, Fake News. Jo was joined by her colleague, Shevon Desai. They were introduced by Deb Jones.

Newsletter, January 15, 2018 – Dale Leslie introduced our special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speaker, Lynette Clemetson, who is the Director of the University of Michigan Wallace House, home of the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists and the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists.

Newsletter, January 8, 2018 – Hixson Fellows Awards; Robert Carr served as master of ceremonies of our special Hixson Fellows award ceremony.

Newsletter, January 2, 2018 – Celebrating Our Success! Jerry Brown introduced a condensed video, made by Jim Campbell, of our club’s final gala celebration at the Kiwanis Center Downtown held on September 28, 2017.

Click here for a link to the entire video.

Click here for a link to another video of reminiscences of club members and volunteers.