Rotary Club of Ann Arbor West
Have a beer, change the world!
We are evening club, comprised of professionals who prefer to meet in the evenings, over a beer. We meet because we have a keen interest in meeting interesting people in a community of more than a million Rotarians world-wide and in helping make this world a better place.
We meet in our local clubs to share fellowship, friendship and conviviality, as well as to share the synergy of bright, motivated professionals collaborating their best ideas in a fusion of horizons to better humanity.
Helping educate children is a good way to prevent growth of poverty. A child, who has vocational education, manages to get out of poverty, creates the path that others can take. They become role models, and get the incentive to pay-it-forward.
Cathy Franklin: President
Bryon Harvey: President Elect
Raj Bazaj: President 2014-2015, Charter Member, Secretary
Vineet Katial: President 2013-2014, Community and Event Chair, Charter Member
Bob Overhiser: President 2012-2013, Rotary Chair, Charter Member *Rotarian of the Year Award
*Veteran of the Year 2013, President Elect Nominee
Michelle Webster: Program Chair, Charter Member
Umesh Verma, MD: Health Chair, Charter Member
Bruce Dunbar: Fundraising Chair, Charter Member *Rotarian of the Year Award 2013
Phil Zepeda: Membership Chair
Naresh Gunartnam, MD: Charter Member
Ashutosh Agarwal: Charter Member
Julie Dunbar: Charter Member *Rotarian of the Year Award
Melissa Wild: Charter Member
Asim Alavi: Member
Sofia Franciscus: Member
Thomas Gerigk: Member
Michigan Supreme Court Justice, Bridget Mary McCormack
Mayor John Hieftje: Honorary Member
Mandy Grewal, Pittsfield Township Supervisor: Honorary Member
Vishal Gupta, MD: Charter Member
Hitender Gurm, MD: Charter Member
Tracy Van den Berg: Member
Shawn Obi, MD: Charter Member
Alind Sahay: Charter Member
Sarena Shivers, PHD: Projects Chair, Charter Member
Sandy Bazaj: Charter Member
Vaishali Katial, MD: Health Chair, Charter Member
Project Hope RISING
RI (Rotary International) in S (Sri Lanka) and IN (India) for Girl (G) education.
Most non-profits always look for money to sustain its operations. However, the resources that we are looking to save have unlimited potential. We want to provide the skills of the future for orphans and the neglected youth globally.
This project provides local girls training to be the front end project and service personnel, and the youth in India and Srilanka to be back-end support teams. These teams will work with various Charitable institutions and provide web, email and service support for a nominal fee that would sustain their organizations.
This is modelled after the typical outsourcing model that is used by global organizations today. However, our goal is to have these organizations make money to sustain themselves.
Our plan is to change the world and nothing short would do!
As Confucius said..
"If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for hundred years, educate children."