Veep Rogalski chaired our club meeting today in the absence of an under-the-weather President Beth Pastoor. Kate Marfia spoke to us in her capacity of sales rep for Williamson Employment Services, a Woman’s Business Enterprise with Michigan offices in Kentwood and St. Joseph. Williamson’s motto is “placing people first” and she is currently seeing businesses eager to do business. She and her firm help these companies with recruitment and employment services in many categories excluding construction, trucking and certain health occupations.
As a bonus, Marty also gave us his take on the recent Michigan Supreme Court answers to questions raised by a federal district court regarding the Constitutional and statutory limits of the Governor’s authority to issue emergency executive orders in reaction to the COVID pandemic. Those answers, based on the doctrine of governmental separation of powers, declared such authority to have ended on April 30 following an extension granted and a subsequent extension denied by the State legislature.
D & D “Light”
With the Denim & Diamonds event postponed to February 19, 2021, the Kenowa and Walker clubs held a smaller event last Friday, October 16, at Lake Michigan Sports Bar & Grill in Standale. Attendees enjoyed a cash bar and appetizers, music, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Beth can make a full report upon her return but has preliminarily estimated the clubs will receive approximately $2,000 for their mission from event proceeds.
September Board Meeting
The Board met via Zoom on September 22. Highlights included approval of an AmTryke for a cognitively impaired 14-year-old referred by a therapist at Pinegrove Learning Center. The Center allowed the student to borrow the bike over the summer and riding it became a much-loved and physically and socially beneficial daily activity. With that bike now back at the Center, this new standard AmTryke will be for the student’s permanent use at home.
Other Board action included accepting Amish Chhabra as a new member and approving three gift card prizes for a club promotion to stimulate the invitation of guests and signing up new members.
Chapter Board: The next Board meeting will be at noon on Tuesday, October 27 (location or by means to be announced).
Memorial Day Parade/Race Committee: Next year’s event date is Monday, May 24, 2021. Meetings will resume in January.
Medical Equipment Loans: Refer any medical equipment loan contacts to the Family Network of Wyoming, 1029 44th Street SW, Wyoming (616) 885-9919 www.familynow.us
Big Hat Days: The first club meeting of September, December, March and June are Big Hat Days (BHD). Big Hatters, please wear your Stetsons to the club meeting on those dates. Next BHD is December 1.
Fun Fact (Supreme Edition): According to encyclopedia.com, the Supremes (Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard) were the first girl group signed by Motown Records. They scored twelve #1 hits.
Quote of the Day: “It takes a long time to be a diva. I mean, you gotta work at it.”- Diana Ross
Oct 27: Chapter Board Meeting. (Noon. Location TBD or Zoom.)
Nov 3: Chapter Meeting (Noon @ Sunnybrook). Georgetown Update from Dan & Rod
Nov 17: Chapter Meeting (Noon @ Sunnybrook). Lelea Boutwell, Indian Trails/IKUS