Kenowa Courier – 3/19/19

Thanks to all those who came out today.  Our topic was the club’s annual Memorial Day 5K Race and Parade and Kelli walked us through preparations on both components.  On the race, we heard that the web link is live and we are taking early (discounted) applications through March 31. After that date, the full $30 registration applies.   A race shirt change was well-received by the group – this year we will be going with a “camo” pattern for adult racers that includes the Ambuc logo rather than the generic racer logo we have used for the past several years.  Our charity partners will still get color-specific shirts for their groups. Andrea reported that other details such as port-o-lets rentals, Family Fare arrangements, minor supplies via McDonald’s, coordination with the bank, etc. are in place.  

Parade issues addressed included comped registrations for non-profit veteran’s group entries, use of flags/banners, provision of Ambuc information to WCET Public Access TV (which covers the parade) and some matters specific to one particular sponsor.

All members are encouraged to save time on Memorial Day morning (May 27) to lend a hand.  Family members are very welcome.  

Batter Up

The club has gotten confirmation from the Grandville Little League of our 2019 sponsorship.  Our contribution will outfit a “Challenger” Division (children with disabilities) team, put an Ambuc logo on a fence banner and allow us to host an end of season picnic dinner for the group.  The 7-week season starts the first week of May. Play ball!

Little Slugger

Congratulations to Kenowa member and now 3-time grandparents Doug and Janna Postma who made a short trip to North Carolina this weekend to meet granddaughter Ryinn Joy Postma (8 pounds and 10 ounces) and welcome her to the family.  


Chapter Miscellaneous

Midstates Regional Conference:  April 5-6 in Frankenmuth.  The club will pay the registration and hotel cost for up to 2 club members so, if you wish to attend, please notify President Hodge. 

Denim & Diamonds Committee:  The 2019 event will be held on Friday, October 11 from 6-11p at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville.  Contact Beth at 446-7026 or for more details, to sign up as an event sponsor or to donate silent auction items.

Chapter Board:   The next Board meeting is noon on Tuesday, March 26 in the conference room at Grandville City Hall, 3195 Wilson Ave SW.  All are welcome.  

Medical Equipment Loans:  Refer any medical equipment loan contacts to the Family Network of Wyoming, 1029 44th Street SW, Wyoming  (616) 885-9919

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 June 4.

Fun Fact:  According to the Perkins School for the Blind, people who are blind are often lucky in love — 65% of Americans who are blind are married or live with a partner and only 16.5% have divorced.   

Quote of the Day: “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”  —  Mark Twain  


March 26: Chapter Board Meeting.  Noon @ Grandville City Hall (Lunch = B. Pastoor)

April 2: Chapter Meeting (Noon @ Sunnybrook).  Speaker = TBA.  

April 5-6: Ambucs Midstates Spring Regional Conference @ Frankenmuth 

April 16: Chapter Meeting (Noon @ Sunnybrook).  

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