We’re the Kenowa AMBUCS.
Our goal is to inspire mobility
& independence in the
West Michigan community.
Most of us knows someone — a relative, a neighbor, a friend or acquaintance, or possibly even our self — with physical or other challenges. And, some of these challenges may have prevented them from participating fully in our community. Kenowa AMBUCS was started in the 1950’s with the goal of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with others to make a difference.
We donate custom-designed tricycles called AmTrykes to people of all ages so they can gain added independence. We provide mobi-mats to local communities with shorelines so wheelchairs and walkers can reach the water. We add playground equipment to allow those with disabilities to participate with their friends. And, since we realize that physical therapists and speech therapists are a big support system, we provide scholarships to therapy students. To meet these needs, we have two main fundraising efforts… the Memorial Day Parade & Race and the Denim & Diamonds banquet.
We’re not your typical business club. We build long and lasting friendships within our group while we help those in our community build stronger friendships as well. Our members enjoy getting together for a monthly luncheon as well as an after-work drink. For some of us, sarcasm is a 2nd language. We laugh at ourselves and each other and it’s not out of character for someone to even heckle a presenter.
Want to learn more? We’d love to buy you lunch or an adult beverage. Our lunch meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, from Noon – 1pm at Sunnybrook County Club in Grandville. Our after-work get-together restaurants change each month, so reach out via our Contact Us page. Either way, please come and check us out.
Successful people do what unsuccessful people are simply unwilling to do.– Jesse Doe