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ANN ARBOR CITY CLUB COMMITTEES
Chair: Kathy Kelley
Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday, 10 a.m.
The mission of the Art Committee is two-fold: 1) To maintain, exhibit and/or store the works of art that are part of the Club’s permanent collection, deciding on placement and when and where items will be moved and 2) to manage temporary exhibits in the Club’s art gallery on the lower level. The committee meets regularly (though not always monthly). The other big event for the Art Committee is the Club’s annual Flea Market. To raise money for our Art Fund, we sell “art” that has been donated to the Club but is not to become part of our permanent collection. Volunteers are always needed for set-up, cashiering and takedown.
Chair: Patricia Austin
Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday, 1 p.m.
The Bylaws Committee oversees the Club’s documents which include the Articles of Incorporation; Bylaws; Members’ Rules, Policies, and Procedures; and Standing Rules. Knowledge of the Club’s traditions and basic parliamentary procedure are helpful, but not a requirement.
Chair: Jeanne Hernandez
Meeting Time: 2nd Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.
This committee coordinates the charitable activities of the Club, including recommending recipients of the Club’s annual charitable contribution. Members of this committee also coordinate the services of the Club’s “Angels” – members who have agreed to volunteer to help local non-profits once or twice a year.
Chair: Beverly Flynn
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday, 1 p.m.
The Dining Activities Committee plans meal-focused activities to attract members and boost Club revenues. These activities include themed lunches, dinners and holiday events involving special decorations and/or entertainment to bring people together to eat, drink and socialize.
Chair: Mary Ann Pierce
Meeting Time: 3rd Wednesday, 10 a.m. (March through November)
The beautiful gardens at the City Club are planned and cared for by members of the Grounds Committee. The “Grounders” have a specific garden area or two to tend, but all collaborate and share the responsibility for the upkeep of all gardens, including the kitchen/herb garden and the rain gardens. Caring for the gardens means planning, planting (including bulbs), augmenting the soil, seeing that mulching is done, and striving to keep wildlife away and weeds at bay.
Grounds has three fundraisers: the May flower sale of annuals and some perennials divided from Club plants or home gardens, the Greens Market for the holidays, and engraved commemorative/memorial bricks for purchase and placement in the Club pergola area and walkways.
If you enjoy gardening, don’t mind getting your hands dirty, and like to make a part of the world beautiful, join us.
Chair: Sharon O’Toole
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday, 10 a.m.
The Membership Committee’s primary charge is building a sense of community by recruiting and mentoring new members and ensuring that current members are appreciated and connected. The Committee plans welcome events for new members and arranges an annual appreciation event for current members. You are welcome to attend a meeting to see what we do!
Chair: Robert Gray
Meeting Time: 3rd Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.
This Committee is responsible for maintaining our historical building inside and out and the parking lot,
walkways, garage and carriage house apartment. While most of the “hands-on” tasks are taken care of by staff and outside contractors, the Committee needs to develop a maintenance plan and budget, keep an eye out for developing problems, respond to emergencies, determine priorities and then follow up.
PROGRAMS AND CLASSES
Chair: Linda Atkins
Meeting Time: 3rd Monday, 10 a.m.
Programs and Classes is an active, working committee that provides the Club with enrichment activities for members and the public. The committee plans and develops classes, travelogues and Signature Groups.
Classes are taught by members and outside instructors. Our classes have included Fraud, Dog Enrichment, Decluttering & Organizing, Origami, Apps We Love and cooking classes taught by the City Club Chef.
Travelogues are presented throughout the year by Members.
Signature Groups are defined by members who share a common interest and wish to meet on a regular basis. The City Club has over 20 Signature Groups. The groups typically meet monthly with a facilitator. Examples of the Club’s Signature Groups are: Apple Lovers, Genealogy, Great Discussions, History Club, Play Reading, Social Bridge and Traveler’s Club.
The committee also organizes two Open Houses a year- one in January for winter classes and one in September for fall classes. The Open Houses are open to the public and focus on providing information and gathering sign-ups. All classes have both a member fee and a non-member fee. The Open House offers appetizers, a cash wine bar, and an optional dinner afterwards in the Club dining room.
Chair: Yvonne Abdoo
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday, 4:30 p.m.
This Committee develops strategies to meet short and long-term goals of the Club and presents recommendations for achieving them.
WAYS AND MEANS
Chair: Barbara Kramer
Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday, 10:15 a.m.
This Committee’s primary purpose is to ensure the success of the Arts and Crafts Festival and the Flea Market, two important revenue generating activities hosted by the Club. The committee may initiate new revenue generating events, and/or enhance existing events.