The President's Message

Posted by Barbara Horcha on Jun 19, 2019
June is halfway through, and summer begins on Friday. We'll see. . . Thursday is the Mystery Dinner, and we are meeting up at Carolyn Boegner's club house at 5:45P.M. If you need directions, you can reach her at (810) 955.2205. Also, a reminder that dues are due by the 30th of this month. I officially began my tenure as president on June 6 at our Business Meeting. Thank you to all who attended. It is truly an honor to serve you, and Carolyn B. made the transition easy.
 
Our hope for media coverage at the meeting where we awarded grant checks to representatives from FIM, Boys' and Girls" Club, Voices for Children and MSD did not happen then, but I was pleasantly surprised to see articles in the Grand Blanc View and Burton View last week ( June 13, 2019 ) recognizing us and the groups that received funding from us. Since I was still dithering about how to do a press release, it appears that the grant recipients went ahead and did so. Great coverage for all of us.
 
Barb Rumbel and I drove to Grand Rapids on the 12th to have dinner with our new International Executive Director Nancy Fitzpatrick and representatives from the grand Rapids and Iosco County Clubs along with us,
Great dinner and discussion about Quota and our International Convention next July in Grand Rapids. Nancy said that our group photo is posted on the International Facebook page; it's already on ours. I saw a few familiar faces from Regional Meetings, but Barb Rumbel knew everyone, including the International exec.
 
At our June meeting, in addition to awarding our grant money, we set a planning meeting for Monday, August 5th at 5:30. Carolyn Stubbs is hosting us, and it will be a potluck meeting; so, think about a dish to pass. The focus of this meeting is to plan creatively for the future and address how we want to move forward as a club.
 
Finally, our September Program Meeting will be a celebration of 75 years as a club. Our October Program Meeting will be another celebration: 40 years of membership for Carolyn Stubbs and Barb Rumbel. Amazing!
 
Summer Birthdays:
June 14  Sherry Murphy
June 29  Barb Rumbel
July 4     Barb Horcha
August 13  Carolyn Stubbs
August 19  Deb Cherry
 
Yours in Quota,
Varb Horcha