2017 Newsletters

Newsletter December 18, 2017 – Jane Talcott introduced today’s program: Volunteer Recognition Day—What a Gift You Are!

Newsletter December 11, 2017 – Deb Jones introduced today’s speaker, Virginia Davis from Main Street Travel of Dexter.

Newsletter December 4, 2017 – Dr. David E. Cole, founder and Chairman of AutoHarvest, introduced by Dale Leslie.

Newsletter November 27, 2017 – HALL OF HONOR Installations, Past President Lynne Lande , ceremony chair.

Newsletter November 20, 2017 – Summer Reading Program, Dexter Public Schools, creative principal, Craig McCalla and educator, Ryan Bruder, introduced by Julanne Williams.

Newsletter November 13, 2017 – Cliff Sheldon emceed the installation of three members into the club’s Hall of Honor: Richard Benedek, Robert Carr and Ann Mattson.

Newsletter November 6, 2017 – Jerry Robbins traced the history of local bands dating back to the Civil War. Introduced by Claire Dahl.

Newsletter October 30, 2017 – Margaret Krasnoff served as Master of Ceremonies to recognize five Honorary Kiwanians.

Newsletter October 23, 2017 – Sheriff Jerry Clayton on the Opioid Crisis and Trish Cortes, Director of Washtenaw Community Mental Health.

Newsletter October 16, 2017 – Presentation given by Bill Robb’s daughter, Karen Renee Robb, who is the founder of Frame Drum Wisdom.

Newsletter October 9, 2017 – Guillain-Barre Syndrome–Today’s program was introduced by Patricia Buhrer as it was none other than her beloved son, John Buhrer, here all the way from Zurich, Switzerland to talk about his experience with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Newsletter October 2, 2017 – New Deal–Crossing the Border–Frank Castria, Community Relations Oficer, Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship & Immigration Services.

Newsletter September 25, 2017 – Last meeting of Kiwanis Year 2016-17. Installation of new officers and Board members.

Newsletter September 18, 2017 – Jessica Hitt, the Humane Education Coordinator for the Humane Society of Huron Valley (the Society).

Newsletter September 11, 2017 – UofM Law Professor David Moran, co-founder of the Michigan Innocence Clinic (the Clinic).

Newsletter September 5, 2017 – Barbara Niess- May, Executive Director of SafeHouse Center.

Newsletter August 28, 2017 – President-elect Gretchen Preston presented information on the move to Kiwanis Center West.

Newsletter August 21, 2017 – Bob Hynes, Executive Director, from the Yankee Air Museum.

Newsletter August 14, 2017 – Beth Adams, Director of Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels.

Newsletter August 7, 2017 – Marianne D’Angelo who—with assists from Mary Stewart, Sandy Rabidoux, and Amy Price— brought us up to date on our furniture Flippin’ Project.

Newsletter July 31, 2017 – Dick Benedek moderated the presentations of four Hixson Awards.

Newsletter July 24, 2017 – President Alan reviewed and shared information affecting the business operations of the Club and Foundation.

Newsletter July 17, 2017 – President Alan Burg introduced today’s speaker, member Jane Talcott. Jane is the Executive Director of the Washtenaw Camp Placement Association (WCPA).

Newsletter July 10, 2017 – Gary Elling introduced Kirsten Elling, PhD, Associate Director for Operations and Counseling Program at the University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women.

Newsletter July 3, 2017 – Dale Leslie introduced John Kinzinger, coordinator of the Veterans’ Honor Guard of Washtenaw County.

Newsletter June 26, 2017 – Ray Argyle introduced two speakers from our neighbor the Ann Arbor Y, Carolyn Wild, Director of Mission Advancement and Taylor Tinkham, Assistant Director of Health Management and Group Exercise.

Newsletter June 19, 2017 – The Women’s Center – John Kidle introduced Alice Liao, Communications Coordinator of The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan, and his daughter-in-law Katie Kidle who is on staff at The Women’s Center.

Newsletter June 12, 2017 – Past President Ann Mattson introduced Susan Beckett, founder of Groundcover News, and Kevin Spangler, a former Groundcover News vendor who is the founder and co-owner of Boober Tours.

Newsletter June 5, 2017 – Ann Arbor Art Fair/Summer Festival Past President Peter Schork introduced Maureen Riley, Executive Director of the Original Ann Arbor Art Fair, and Amy Nesbitt, Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

Newsletter May 29, 2017 – Claire Dahl provided a great historical background on “Rosie, the Riveter” and their role in building B-24 Liberator Bombers at the Willow Run assembly line in the early 1940s.

Newsletter May  22, 2017 – Addiction in Washtenaw County – Ashton K. Marr told us about how we are addressing addiction in Washtenaw County. She was introduced by Dan Burroughs.

Newsletter May 15, 2017 – Mike Dabbs introduced our Speaker: John Cormach. John serves as president of the Eisenhower Center

Newsletter May 8, 2017 – U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, an Update Kathie Wilder introduced our speaker, Frank Castria, Community Relations Officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Newsletter May 1, 2017 – Ann Arbor Kiwanis Annual Scholarship Awards

Newsletter April 24, 2017 – President Alan’s Board Notes, Bill Tasch, Don Kossick, and Bill Hallock’s review of K-Family Leadership activities, and Dr. Jeanice Swift’s presentation on the Sinking Fund Millage on May 2 for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Circle K’s past President, Kathleen Hurley’s summary of 2016-17 Circle K Activities and Accomplishments.

Newsletter April 17, 2017 – Ken Fischer’s  “Reflections on Retirement” from the University Musical Society after a 30-year career. Introduced by Dale Leslie.

Newsletter April 10, 2017 – “Total Wellness” – Deb Jones introduced Demond Johnson and Amanda Colwell of A2 Fitness Professionals

Newsletter April 3, 2017 – Evan LeRoy introduced today’s speakers, Rosie Morrison and Erin Kelly, from the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor

Newsletter March 27, 2017 – “Spirit Matters: The Experience of Attending to Spirituality in Psychother-apy.” Bob Gray introduced our speaker, club member, Dr. Marianne D’Angelo.

Newsletter March 20, 2017 – The Diversity of Avalon Housing Sally Lamkin introduced our speaker, Ashley Brooke, from Avalon Housing.

Newsletter March 13, 2017 – Larry French, Past President and Trustee of the Kiwanis Foundation of Michigan, introduced our speaker, Daniel Fischer, Director of Child and Family Life at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Newsletter March 6, 2017 – City Administrator Howard Lazarus and Ann Arbor Fire Department Chief, Larry Collins. Chief Collins spoke about the mission and scope of services of the Ann Arbor Fire Department.

Newsletter February 27, 2017 – City of Ann Arbor, City Administrator Howard Lazarus and Environmental Coordinator Matthew Naud. Their topic was the 1, 4 dioxane groundwater plume that has been spreading under a large portion of Ann Arbor.

Click here for a link to a video of the presentation.

Newsletter February 20, 2017 – McKenna Thayer, Drum Major of the University of Michigan’s Marching Band.

Newsletter February 13, 2017 – Dr. James Gruber, Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan Dearborn – Love and Marriage in the 21st Century

Newsletter February 6, 207 – Jon Gendreau, The Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Ann Arbor and the Kiwanis Voucher Program

Newsletter January 30, 2017 – Jeff Pike presents The Older Driver

Newsletter January 23, 2017 – President Alan’s Report, Lynne Lande’s Membership Growth and Education Committee Report

Newsletter January 16, 2017 – Dr. Heather Neff

Newsletter January 9, 2017 – Gordon Beeman and Youth Protection Guidelines

Newsletter January 3, 2017 -Maggie Madagame Sing-Along