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|School Year||Key Clubs|
|Year Around||Aktion Club|
|School Year||School Reading Program||School Year||Picture Parent Program, Eastlawn School|
|Fall/Spring||Tall In The Saddle|
|Weekly||Deliver lunch left-overs to Open Door|
|Pre-Christmas||Salvation Army Bell Ringing|
|May 4+||West Midland Family Center bridge construction|
|May 30, 9:30am||Memorial Day Parade|
|June 16,17, 8:30am||painting at Eagle Village|
Member Kathy Allen, Executive Director of Personal Assistant Options, spoke about the mission of her organization at our May 24 meeting. A variety of items were on the agenda for the May 17 meeting. Two special fund contributions were made. There was an update on the bridge project at West Midland Family Center. There were presentations on Midland's participation in the America In Bloom project and a project by Center State Theatre on Hometown Anonymous - the presentation of unique experiences by locals on immigration. Our May 10 meeting was our annual Pig Auction held at the local Salvation Army. Jim Rajewski served as Pig Master. City Manager Jon Lynch presented Midland 101, an update on the City of Midland, at our May 3 meeting. The presentation can be viewed on YouTube or pdf.
At the April 26 meeting, presentations were made on four special projects up for consideration for special funding this year. Members will vote on two of them at the next meeting. Some of the problems facing youth if marijuana were legalized were discussed by Michelle Beeck and Jennifer Jarosiewicz of The Legacy Center for Community Success at our April 19 meeting. Members of the Dow High Key Club showed medals they won at the last Michigan conference. Our April 12 meeting featured Carol Rumba, Director of Creative 360. She spoke about their Express Yourself Artshop program. Chair Larry McCoy gave an update of the work of the News and Publicity Committee at our April 5 meeting.
Lynn Pottenger, Chair of ACT (Agape Community Transformation) Uganda, spoke about the work of her organization at
our March 29 meeting.
Our March 22 meeting had two topics:
One was plans for our this year's Flag Project. This year in addition to having flags on individual properties, we are also having
a "mass planting" on City property along Jerome Street where Highway M20 enters downtown Midland.
The other topic was the announcement of our annual
At our February 23 meeting, Michelle Bahr, Director of Special Education of the Midland County Educational Services Agency told about the special education services her agency oversees. Beverlee Wenzel, Executive Director of The Rock talked about the current activities of her organization at our February 16 meeting. The February 9 meeting was our annual Valentine Party. The Midland High School Meistersingers led by Jennifer Breneman provided entertainment. A review of our Travel and Adventure and Nuts and Candy fundraisers was the main topic of our February 2 meeting. We also had a chance to hear Lauren Davis, a former singles champ and a current participant in the Dow Corning Tennis Classic, talk about some of her experiences.
The mission of For A Brighter Tomorrow
was the topic for the January 26 meeting.
Co-founder Lori Wood was the speaker.
A review of the activities of Senior Services
was the program for the January 19 meeting.
Speaker was Tina Podboy Laughner, Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager.
The Whispering Pines housing community for underprivileged was the topic of the
January 12 meeting.
Associate Pastor of New Life Vineyard Church
and Gail Crosby, Licensing and Volunteer Director of West Midland Family Center
spoke about the efforts of a group called Friends of Whispering Pines.
The program for the January 5 meeting
was about the Midland County Juvenile Care Center.
Michele Bell, Midland County Director of Court Services and Program Development, and
Diana LaRue, Midland County Day Treatment Supervisor,
spoke of their duties and the many services created to meet the needs of the youth aged 12-17 in the juvenile care system.
|RECENT VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES|
|May 21||Midland Blooms|
|May||West Midland Family Center bridge construction|
|April 11-13||House of Mercy flooring|
|March 31||New Hope Village cleanup|
|March 5||Walk for Warmth|
|Nov 21||Santa Parade|
|October 4||Crop Walk||October 3||Adopt-a-Highway||October 2||Diaper Alliance|
|August 29||Kids Against Hunger packaging|
|July 18||Tri-City Kids Triathlon, Dow High|
|June 25,26||painting at Eagle Village|
|June 12-14||Playground construction West Midland Family Center|
|May 25||Memorial Day Parade|
|March 25||Trinity Lutheran Blood Drive|
|March 21||Walk for Warmth|
|March 14||Kids Against Hunger packaging,|
|March 2-4,24||Flooring Project, North Midland Family Center|
|National Holidays||Flag Project|
|School Year||School Reading Program|
|School Year||Key clubs|
|Fall/Spring||Tall In The Saddle|
|Christmas Season||Salvation Army Bell Ringing|
|Year around||Aktion Club|