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School YearKey Clubs
Year AroundAktion Club
School YearSchool Reading Program
Fall/SpringTall In The Saddle
WeeklyDeliver lunch left-overs to Open Door
HolidaysFlag Project
School YearPicture Parent Program, Eastlawn School
June 4 Fun Zone Renovation, 12:30p
June 12,13painting at Eagle Village

Flag Project Form
BRAVO Level 2 Forms
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View photo collage of Kiwassee members
View pictures of 2013 Crop Walk

Committee Mid-Term reports was the agenda for the April 15 meeting. At our April 8 meeting, President Gordon Rogers presented the results of a Club Excellence Survey taken last November. Discussions were held on possible improvements. Susan Putnam, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region, explained some of the projects of her organization at our April 1 meeting. Also, the Kiwassee Foundation presented some checks to Longview Child Development Center, West Midland Family Center, Railway Family Center, and the FUN ZONE renovation project.

Fun Zone Renovation Jack Telfer, Editor of the Midland Daily News, spoke at the March 25 meeting on the changes that have been occurring in news reporting over the years. At the March 18 meeting, Misty Janks, Executive Director of the North Midland Family Center, talked about the activities of the Center. The FUN ZONE renovation project was the program for the March 11 meeting. Speakers were Sharon Mortenson of Midland Community Foundation, Karen Murphy of Midland Parks and Recreation, and the Volunteer Coordinator of the project, Stacey Urbani, of West Midland Family Center. Sarah Tisdale, Director of Community Affairs of the City of Midland, talked about recent developments in Downtown Midland and the City Center at our March 4 meeting.

Beverlee Wenzel, Executive Director, The Rock Youth Center, told about the programs of the Center at our February 25 meeting. Fund raising was the topic of the February 18 meeting. We had reports on our latest Candy & Nuts Sales and Travel & Adventure Series projects. Our February 11 meeting was our annual Valentine's party. At our February 4 meeting, Kathy Dolan told about the development of the Express Yourself Artshop at Creative 360.

Millage renewal At our January 28 meeting, the Midland County Revenue Enhancement Millage Renewal that is on the ballot on February 25 was the prime topic in a talk by Michael Sharrow, Superintendent of Midland Public Schools. Shannyn Caldwell, a radio host for Family Life Radio, talked about the station and her experiences in working with it at our January 21 meeting. At our January 14 meeting, Jennifer Heronema, President & CEO of the The Legacy Center For Community Success told about programs of the Center for fighting substance abuse among young people. Member Carol Rumba, Volunteer Outreach Coordinator of Senior Services, told about some of the activities of the organization at our January 7 meeting.

April 12Adopt-a-Highway,
April 2Painting project at North Midland Family Center
March 15Kids Against Hunger packaging, Dow High School
March 8 Walk for Warmth, Midland Center For The Arts
National HolidaysFlag Project
School YearSchool Reading Program
School YearAktion Club, Key clubs

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