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There were two agenda items for our July 22 meeting: an Introduction to our 2014-2015 Travel & Adventure Series and a report by our Audit Committee. Tom Wood, Trauma Program Manager of MidMichigan Health spoke about the health system's trauma center at our July 15 meeting. Our July 8 meeting was our annual Pinecrest Picnic. Brian Jackson, Director of Director of Donor Relations & Special Initiatives for the Saginaw Community Foundation spoke about the functioning of his organization at our July 1 meeting. Jen Coleman, coordinator of the Tri-City Kids' Triathlon talked about their upcoming event of July 19. Member Martha Briggs showed slides of our participation in the Fun Zone Renovation.

Kimberly Clark, Director of Early Child and Family Services for the Midland County Educational Service Agency spoke about the Longview Early Childhood Center, the Great Start Collaborative, and the many services for pre-school services in Midland at our June 24 meeting. Our June 17 meeting was our annual cookout at Emerson Park. Member Martha Briggs reviewed the Kiwanis International Youth Protection Guidelines at our June 10 meeting. Our June 3 meeting was a Membership Roundup. Members Ray Senesac, Heather McLaughlin, Doug Snoddy, and Jim Rajewski talked about Kiwassee activities and what membership in the organization has meant to them.

Dare Some of the efforts of the Midland Police Department to make Midland a safer place for children was the subject matter for the May 27 meeting. The DARE program to keep kids of drugs was one of the topics Community Relations Officer Dan Keeler talked about. Ed Haycock, the new Managing Director of the Dow Gardens gave a synopis of the history and programs of the Gardens at our May 20 meeting. Our annual Pig Auction was our May 13 meeting. It was held at the Salvation Army and netted $443. Bradley Kaye, Director of Planning & Community for the City of Midland. talked about some of the new developments in the City at our May 6 meeting.

At the April 29 meeting, Mellisa Barnard, Director of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, presented slides showing some of the youth activities of the library and of the results of recent remodeling at the library. An open house celebrating the new look of the library will be Sunday, May 18, 2-5pm. Give Local Midland On April 22, Sharon Mortenson and Ben Tierney of the Midland Area Community Foundation told us about the Give Local Midland day on May 6. 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.



RECENT VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
July 19Tri-City Kids Triathlon, Dow High
June 12,13painting at Eagle Village
June 7,8Summer Art Fair balloon booth
June 4 Fun Zone Renovation
May 26Memorial Day Parade
May 17Midland Blooms
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 YearKey clubs
Fall/SpringTall In The Saddle
Year aroundAktion Club

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7/22/2014