Dear People of Action, 

Please plan to join us this Monday, April 10th at 5:30 PM to hear about the health of the Huron River from our friends Andrea Paine and Melina Pakey-Rodriguez of the Huron Valley Watershed Council. The Huron River is the reason settlers 200 years ago established Ypsilanti where it is. What things are impacting the water quality of our river and what can be done about it? What do recent studies on PFAS in Southeast Michigan rivers tell us about the Huron? How important is freshwater biodiversity to our river? What progress has been made towards Lake Erie phosphorus reduction? Why are native plants beneficial and non-natives harmful to our watershed? How can we boost climate resiliency and protect clean water? These are some of the questions to be addressed. Don't miss it! We meet, as always, at the township Aubrees, 2122 Whittaker Road in the VIP Room. Bring a friend for this interesting talk!

At our monthly Club Assembly last week, we continued planning for our upcoming events. Please put these important dates on your calendar now:

April 22, 9AM-NOON, Riverside Arts Center spring clean up

May 22, 5:30 PM Scholarship Awards Dinner

May 29, walk/ride in the Memorial Day Procession.  Assemble at 8AM for a 9AM start

June 3, 9AM-NOON, Riverside Arts Center flower planting and clean up

June 24, NOON to 5PM, 3 Museum Bi-Centennial extravaganza topped by an ice cream social

July 4, time TBD, walk/ride in the Independence Day Parade

July 15, 9AM-NOON, Riverside Arts Center weeding and clean up

September 30, 9AM-NOON, Riverside Arts Center fall clean up

There were 2 pin fines collected and $8 donated in Lucky Bucks, for the good of the order. Thanks to all who attended and volunteered to help in various ways! This is the way Clubs get tasks – large and small – done.

In Rotary Service, 
Cheryl Farmer