2019 Newsletters

Newsletter, December 23, 2019 – Washtenaw County Law Update, speaker Brian Mackie, introduced by Steve Hiller.

Newsletter, December 16, 2019 – Fresh Start Clubhouse, speakers Rachel Hanning and Kelley Rivenburgh of the Fresh Start Clubhouse, introduced by Deb Jones.

Newsletter, December 9, 2019 – U-M Building and Construction Update, speaker Susan Gott, the University Planner for the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, introduced by Bob Gray.

Newsletter, December 2, 2019 – Michigan Supreme Court, speaker Michigan Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, presented by Dale Leslie.

Newsletter, November 25, 2019 – Honorary Members Program, emceed by Jerry Brown, sponsor Garry Evans presents new Honorary Kiwanis Member Joyce Hunter.

Newsletter, November 18, 2019 – MARCH OF DIMES, Garry Evans introduced Enna Whitted, Community Spokesperson, for the March of Dimes.

Newsletter, November 11, 2019 – Buddy to Buddy Program, Dennis Powers introduced today’s guest, Bill Bryan, Program Manager for the Buddy to Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program.

Newsletter, November 4, 2019 – The St. Louis Center in Chelsea, Christina Ferris, St. Louis Center Development Director, introduced by Evan LeRoy.

Newsletter, October 28, 2019 – Haiti Nursing Foundation, John Sampselle introduced our speaker Thom Bales, Executive Director of the Haiti Nursing Foundation.

Newsletter, October 21, 2019 – The Finish Line Scholarship Program. Dan Burroughs and Peter Schork led our annual Kiwanis Scholarship award day.

Newsletter, October 14, 2019 – Gelman Dioxane Plume Update. Roger Rayle, Chair of Scio Residents for Safe Water and co-founder and Chairman of the Coalition for Action on Remediation of Dioxane, introduced by Dale Leslie.

Newsletter, October 7, 2019 – The Treeline Conservancy.
Speakers Heather Seyfarth, Joe O’Neal, and Norman Herbert were introduced by Ann Mattson.

Newsletter, September 30, 2019 – Michael Cox, Ann Arbor Chief of Police
President William introduced Ann Arbor’s new chief of police, Michael Cox.

Newsletter, September 23, 2019 – Washtenaw County Update. President Hampton introduced today’s speaker, Michelle Deatrick.

Newsletter, September 16, 2019 – Foundations Preschool of Washtenaw County. Dan Burroughs introduced us to today’s special guest, Sandy Williams, Executive Director and Director of Development for Foundations Preschool.

Newsletter, September 9, 2019 – United Way of Washtenaw County. Dale Leslie introduced today’s guest, Pam Smith, President and CEO of the Washtenaw County United Way.

Newsletter, September 3, 2019 – Michigan’s Jim Brandstatter. Jim Careintroduced Jim Brandstatter who spoke on UM Football.

Newsletter, August 26, 2019 – Jan Dowling, Coach, UM Women’s Golf Team, introduced by George Gillian.

Newsletter, August 19, 2019 – Elizabeth Nelson, City Council person representing Ward 4 spoke with us on civic engagement and communication, introduced by Mary Schwartz .

Newsletter, August 12, 2019 –  The Nature Conservancy, Doug Pearsall, Senior Conservation Scientist from The Nature Conservancy, introduced by President Elect Dan Dever.

Newsletter, August 5, 2019 – Lost Voices, Saving lives, One Song at a Time; Kathie Wilder introduced Mike Ball, the founder of “Lost Voices, Saving lives, one song at a time.”

Newsletter, July 29, 2019 – Legacy Land Conservancy, Evan LeRoy introduced today’s speaker Diana Kern, Executive Director of Legacy Land Conservancy.

Newsletter, July 22, 2019 – Ann Arbor Mayor, Christopher Taylor, was introduced by President William.

Newsletter, July 15, 2019 – Street Art: Chalk Edition,. Chalk Artist David Zinn introduced us to his crazy world of “anamorphic pareidolia”, introduced by Evan LeRoy.

Newsletter, July 8, 2019 – Polycystic Kidney Disease, Dale Leslie introduced Kim and Mike Ahrens who are Coordinators of the Detroit Chapter of the PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Foundation.

Newsletter, July 1, 2019 – Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra, Bill Hayes, Music Director and Conductor, and Verna Hayes, President and Administrator, of the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra, introduced by Evan LeRoy.

Newsletter, June24, 2019 – Great Lakes Rising! Speaker Andrew Gronewold, Associate Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, introduced by Kathie Wilder.

Newsletter, June17, 2019 -Mr. Toyman, Garry Donner who grew up in Coldwater and attended the U of M where he majored in math and physics, told us about designing toys for a living. He was introduced by Evan LeRoy.

Newsletter, June10, 2019 – The Boy Scouts. Evan LeRoy introduced Dr. Timothy Johnson, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UM Medical School, who is the President of the Southern Shores Field Service Council for the Boy Scouts of America.

Newsletter, June 3, 2019 – The miRcore Program. Huron HS graduating senior and MIT rising freshman Bhuvna Murthy, introduced by Charlie Phibbs.

Newsletter, May 28, 2019 – Member Recognition, Hixson Awards 3, with Larry French.

Newsletter, May 20, 2019 – Financial Literacy, speaker Mark Munzenberger, the Financial Education Specialist at both the University of Michigan and at Eastern Michigan University Credit Unions, introduced by Deb Jones.

Newsletter, May 13, 2019 – The Dexter Area Historical Society, speaker Beverly Hill, introduced by Max Ziegler.

Newsletter, May 6, 2019 – The Breakfast for Saint Andrews, speaker Jim Cain, introduced by Peter Schork.

Newsletter, April 29, 2019 – U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation, Ryan LaFontaine, Owner of the LaFontaine Automotive Group (LAG), introduced by Doug Ziesmer.

Newsletter, April 22, 2019 – Children’s Literacy Network, Betsy Durant and Cindy Saper of Children’s Literacy Network, introduced by Evan and Lucy LeRoy.

Newsletter, April 15, 2019 – Red Cross, Gerry Abejuro, introduced by Gordon Beeman.

Newsletter, April 8, 2019 – Scio Township Update – Jack Knowles, Supervisor and Bryce Kelley, Township Manager, introduced by Doug Ziesmer.

Newsletter, April 1, 2019 – Chasing tornadoes in a rental car – What could go wrong? Perry Samson, Arthur Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric Science, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at U-M, introduced by Kathie Wilder.

Newsletter, March 25, 2019 – Member Recognition, Hixson Awards 2, Bob Gray for Bob Carr.

Newsletter, March 18, 2019 – Our speaker from St. Thomas School was unable to attend due to a medical emergency.

Newsletter, March 11, 2019 – Pott Farms, Robbin Pott, who is a lawyer and former researcher from the University of Michigan Law School and Ford School of Public Policy. She is helping those who face challenges in finding and sustaining employment. Introduced by Evan LeRoy.

Newsletter, March 4, 2019 – Women’s History Month and the Girl Scouts, Janice Amin, from the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, introduced by President William.

Newsletter, February 25, 2019 – Brain Fitness at 50 and Beyond, Barbara Bowman, MPA, NTP, a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Health Coach, introduced by Deb Jones.

Newsletter, February 18, 2019 – Fire Safety, City of Ann Arbor Fire Chief, Mike Kennedy, introduced by Charlie Phibbs.

Newsletter, February 11, 2019 – Peace Neighborhood Center, Bonnie Billups, Executive Director, introduced by Susan Smith.

Newsletter, February 4, 2019– Dr. Larry Lee Rowley spoke about the importance of Black History Month, introduced by President William.

Newsletter, January 28, 2019– Meeting cancelled due to weather.

Newsletter, January 21, 2019–Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Rev. Mashod A. Evans, Sr., Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor, introduced by President William Hampton.

Newsletter, January 14, 2019–Preemie Pals, a Kiwanis Young Children Priority One Project, presented by Nancy Memmer and introduced by Larry French.

Newsletter, January 7, 2019–Volunteer and Honors Recognition Program, hosted by Jerry Brown and Max Ziegler.

Newsletter, January 1, 2019, Special Edition