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Giving Hope - Bubbly Bingo and Bling event update

Giving Hope - Bubbly Bingo and Bling event update

Giving Hope; Women’s Giving Circle

Vol.17 3rd edition

Hello Members and Friends! I am overwhelmed with gratitude as I write to you today! I want to express my most sincere thanks to everyone who attended our Bubbly, Bingo and Bling event supporting MOD Market on March 22!

We had 72 ladies register to attend and join us in our efforts to continue to “Give Hope” to this wondeful organization! The night was filled with fun: shopping, sipping and socializing! And what a treat for all of us to see our Giving Hope; Women’s Giving Circle Grant funds put into action in the soap making shop!! The MOD Market shop made almost $2,000 in sales that evening and there were additional donations made through Pass the Purse! If you missed the opportunity to donate during all the fun, the link to make a donation through Pass the Purse will remain active until Friday, March 31st.

We were also honored to welcome 3 new members to the Circle: Carole Allard, Jackie Jossey and Janet Brady. We are so glad you are part of our community of women philantropists!! If any other of you are interested in joining Giving Hope; Women’s Giving Circle or would just like more information, you may use the second code below to become a member or get better acquainted with our organization and mission!!

Planning ahead- we invite you to save the date for our next big event: A Red, White, Blue and YOU inside Summer Social picnic – June 14th at Spoons in Canton! Our event special guest speaker will be Retired Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone and GH;WGC will be accepting Pass the Purse donations to support a Women’s Veterans program. Please watch for additional details coming by invitation in May!

Lastly, many Thanks to our Special Events Committee- Raeann Neil Chairwoman, for their tremendous efforts in coordinating our Bubbly, Bingo and Bling event- Red, White, Blue and You is sure to be as much fun!!

My sincere thanks again and very best wishes for warmer and many happy days this Spring!!

Linda Demmer

Giving Hope; Women’s Giving Circle Advisory Board Chairwoman

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Westland Community Charity Golf Outing

Westland Community Charity Golf Outing

Westland Community Foundation in partnership with Westland Chamber of Commerce is hosting it's 1st charity Golf outing on 18th May 2023 at beautiful Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center.
 
Thank you to following sponsors for supporting the event and helping our community thrive.
 
Westland Community Foundation is focused on Enhancing Westland's civic, educational, and cultural communities and has granted over $1,000,000 in funds (includes matching funds) to various projects and non profit organizations.
 
If you wish to learn more about Westland community foundation and support please visit the link below and make donations to Westland Community Fund.
 

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31st  Annual Jack Demmer Golf Outing

31st Annual Jack Demmer Golf Outing

Mark your Calendar for 31st Annual Jack Demmer Golf Outing
 
Canton Community Foundation will host its annual golf outing on June 7th 2023.
 
And once again this year we will partner with the Canton Police to provide funding to the Canton Police Benevolence Fund.
 
This fund supports not only the families of fallen and injured officers, but it also provides scholarships to local students and provides aid to local families struggling with basic human needs.
 
Wednesday, June 7th 2023
Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center
Golden Fox
9:00 SHOTGUN START
Registration starts at 8:00
 
 

Chief Sponsor - $5000 - SOLD OUT!

• Presenting sponsor recognition in all advertising
• 8 golfers & 8 dinner banquet tickets
• Company logo printed on all promotional materials
• Reserved table with signage at dinner banquet
• Full-page color ad in program
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• GPS hole sponsor
 
Lieutenant Sponsor - $3000
 
• 8 golfers & 8 dinner banquet tickets
• Reserved table with signage at dinner banquet
• Half-page color ad in program
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• GPS hole sponsor
• Premier logo positioning on all materials
 
Sergeant Sponsor - $1500
 
• 4 golfers & 4 dinner banquet tickets
• 1/2-page color ad in program
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• GPS hole sponsor
• Logo on materials
 
Golfers' Gift Sponsor - $1500
 
• Name/logo on gift
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• Full-page color ad in program
• Recognition at awards dinner
• Reduced price on golf foursome -$600 ($200 savings)
 
Dinner Banquet Sponsor - $1500
 
• Signage on table centerpieces
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• 1/2-page color ad in program
• Recognition at awards dinner
 
Lunch Sponsor - $750 - SOLD OUT
 
• Signage on tables
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• 1/2-page color ad in program
• Recognition at awards dinner
 
Breakfast Bar Sponsor - $500
 
• Signage on table/at bar
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• 1/3-page ad in program
• Recognition at awards dinner
 
Master Blaster Sponsor - $500 - SOLD OUT!
 
• Signage at hole
• 1/2-page color ad in program
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• Recognition at awards dinner
 
Paddy Wagon Sponsor - $500 - ONLY ONE LEFT!
 
• Signage on the beverage cart (sponsor provide)
• 1/2-page color ad in program
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• Recognition at awards dinner
 
Contests* - $500 - ONLY FOUR LEFT!
 
• Signage at contest location
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• Listing in program
• Recognition at banquet
 
50/50 Sponsor - $500 - SOLD OUT!
 
• Company name/logo on 50/50 tickets
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• Listing in program
• Recognition at awards dinner
 
Raffle Sponsor - $300 - ONLY TWO AVAILABLE
 
• Signage in raffle area
• Listing in program
• Recognition at awards dinner
 
"Cooler of Cheer" Sponsor - $400 - SOLD OUT!
 
• Signage on cooler
• Name/logo on raffle ticket
• Listing in program
• Recognition at awards dinner
 
GPS Hole Sponsor - $150
 
• Advertisement on GPS as cart approaches hole
• Option to provide item for swag bag
• Listing in program
 
Golf Only - $800 (foursome)/ $250 (individual)
 

• Continental breakfast
• Lunch at the turn
• Open bar on course
• Awards dinner
• Giveaways

 

 
 
 
 
 
Westland Community Foundation Golf Outing

Westland Community Foundation Golf Outing

Westland Community Foundation in partnership with Westland Chamber of Commerce present 

1st Annual

C h a r i t y
GOLF  OUTING

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center 8768 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth 48170

9:00 SHOTGUN START Registration starts at 8:00

The proceeds from the outing will benefit the Westland Community Foundation and Westland Chamber of Commerce.

Westland Community Foundation is focused on Enhancing Westland's civic, educational, and cultural communities and has granted over $1,000,000 in funds (includes matching funds) to organizations such as:

  • Family Resource Center Empty Bowls Program to feed the needy
  • Lincoln-Jefferson School Health Clinic which provides basic health services to underprivileged students and their families
  • Respite Relief who provides short-term care to families of autistic adults and children
  • Wayne Westland Salvation Army summer camp program, food bank and toys at Christmas time
  • Westland Community Foundation scholarship program for Westland students with a financial need
  • Inspire Theatre which provides culture to the young and adults in the community
  • John Glenn High School Planetarium renovations

By supporting the Golf Outing, you are supporting our community! 

 Click Here to learn more about 1st charity golf outing and about how you can Sponsor this event.

Register Here to Golf with us on May 18th at Fox Hills Golf  & Banquet Center.

Call Beth at the Foundation office - 734-495-1200 or Kiersten at the Chamber office - 734-326-7222 to register or for more information.

March Lunch & Learn - Healthy Yard Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Watershed with Annette DeMaria, P.E. PMP

March Lunch & Learn - Healthy Yard Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Watershed with Annette DeMaria, P.E. PMP

For residents of Plymouth, Canton, and Westland, we are part of the Rouge River watershed. The Rouge River watershed encompasses 48 communities throughout SE Michigan serving 1.35 million people. It’s a critical regional resource for recreational opportunities, wildlife habitats, and even drinking water.

We are connected to the Rouge watershed through our storm water runoff and storm drain systems. Things we do at our homes and yards drain directly into the watershed. Practicing healthy habits in your yard helps filter pollutants before they reach the watershed.


As spring approaches, Annette DeMaria, Executive Director of the Alliance of Rouge Communities, will provide tips for homeowners to keep a beautiful yard while reducing their impact on the watershed. Topics to be discussed include alternatives to household chemicals, the use of fertilizers and pesticides, and proper disposal of pet waste.

We hope you will join us for this free Lunch and Learn event at the Plymouth District Library on March 15th at 11:30 am.

 About our Speaker:


Healthy yard Annette DeMariaMs. Annette DeMaria, P.E., PMP is a principal engineer with 25 years of experience at Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc., and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Alliance of Rouge Communities (ARC).

Ms. DeMaria’s entire career has focused on the restoration of the Rouge River watershed. Her experience includes municipal storm water permitting, green storm water management, water quality monitoring, beach sanitary surveys and project         management. She oversees municipal storm water permit compliance for more than 20 Michigan communities.

Ms. DeMaria is a registered Professional Engineer (MI) and a certified Project Management Professional.

 

 

DETAILS:
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 • Plymouth District Library (223 Main St., Plymouth)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
FREE (however, registration is required)
Register here online or contact Beth Meade at 734-495-1200.

 

 

Civility Project - Lunch & Learn Update

Civility Project - Lunch & Learn Update

Detroit journalists Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson founded The Civility Project in 2020 to bring people with opposing viewpoints together and teach them the tools to have civil conversations, explore civic discourse without animosity, and learn how to listen productively.
The last decade has been one of the most politically and emotionally divisive in American history. Confrontation happens when civility breaks down, and it’s more important than ever for Americans to be able work through disagreements in a respectful, productive manner.
 
On February 7th at  Westland City Hall, The Civility Project discussed tools to stay civil in these times of discord and extreme opinions. Thank you to all who attended.

The Civility Project was presented by Westland Community Foundation , part of Local Impact Alliance.

Here are pictures from the event, video of the conversation is now available available on the website of https://localimpactalliance.org/.

Click to watch

The Civility Project - Lunch & Learn

The Civility Project - Lunch & Learn

 

 

WLIA footerelcome to the winter line up of Lunch & Learns.

We invite you to bring your lunch and feed your mind!          

 

 

 The Civility Project - Lunch & Learn  

with Nolan Finley & Stephen Henderson

 

 civility projectAmericans are at their best when they can talk with one another, disagree, even argue — but agree to keep the dialogue going. Unfortunately, too many people today feel like they can’t do that. Instead they avoid speaking to people with whom they disagree. The Civility Project is changing that. Civility is defined as “formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech.” It’s a process of treating one another — regardless of different opinions, perspectives or political leanings — with respect and kindness. It’s about listening to another viewpoint, even if you don’t agree with it, searching for the humanity behind a perspective or stance. If you’ve never had the opportunity to attend a Civility Project session (or even if you have), we hope that you will plan now to join us for this amazing experience with these two giants of Michigan journalism. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

• Agree to disagree

• Learn to listen to other sides

• Engage in civil conversation

• Use what you hear too challenge or affirm your own views

• Build respect for each other’s humanity

• Stay curious

 

DETAILS:

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 — Westland City Hall Ballroom, 36300 Warren Rd., Westland, 48185 11:30-1:00

FREE (however, registration is required)

Contact Beth Meade at 734-495-1200 to register

Register Here

 

About Our Hosts:

Celebrated journalists Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson have been longtime friends, despite their different perspectives on pretty much everything. The one thing they agree on is the importance of their friendship — which includes a healthy does of disagreement and mutual respect.

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Nolan Finley began his newspaper career as a copy boy at The Detroit News while a senior in college. After a brief stint with the Jackson Citizen Patriot, Finley returned to The News as a reporter. In 2000, he was named Editorial Page Editor, where he directs the expression of the newspaper’s editorial position. He is also the co-host of One Detroit on PBS. In 2012 Finley was inducted in the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.

 

 

Hendersonn Stephen Henderson is an American journalist who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and the 2014 National Association of Black Journalists “Journalist of the Year” award while writing for the Detroit Free Press. Since 2015, Henderson has hosted Detroit Today on WDET. In 2020, he founded BridgeDetroit, where he serves as Executive Editor.

 

 

How High School Students Are Filling the Local News Void - Lunch & Learn

How High School Students Are Filling the Local News Void - Lunch & Learn

Local news coverage, particularly at smaller local newspapers, is in the midst of a long financial crisis. As local news coverage has declined precipitously due to consolidation, declining budgets, and shrinking news staffs, communities like Canton, Plymouth, and Westland are not receiving the local media coverage they have in the past.

Plymouth-Canton's Educational Park student-run public station, WDSP-FM, 88.1 the Park, is working to fill that void. The high school students at 88.1 the Park have made a renewed investment in local news and community profiles with the goal of becoming the local media source for the community.
 
Join us on January 18th to learn more about how this student-led radio station is successfully filling the local news gap.
 
This is a FREE event, but we ask that you register so that we have enough seating
 
Details:

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
 
Where: Canton Administration Building - First Floor Board Room
1150 Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48187
 
Cost: FREE (but we do ask that you register so we have enough seating)
Please bring your lunch or something to nibble on.
 
Register Here
 
About Speakers
 
  Anuya Shetty is currently a junior at Canton High School. She serves as the News Director for WSDP, 88.1 the Park.
 
Avneet Pandher is a Salem High School Junior. She currently serves as the Public Affairs Director at WSDP. 
 
Together, these two amazing young women co-host the K-Poppin' Show which spotlights the latest K-Pop music from artists. Both Anuya and Avneet joined the team at WSDP as freshmen.
 
 
 
Bill Keith has been the Station Manager at 88.1 the Park since October 1991. Under his leadership. WSDP was named "High School Station of the Year" 11 of the past 21 years. The station has also been a four-time national finalist for "Non-Commercial Station of the Year." You might also run into Bill on the weekends at Livonia's Trinity House Theatre where he volunteers as a board member and the concert coordinator for the listening room.
 
A graduate of Canton High School, John Kreger is the P-CCS Assistant Station Manager at 88.1 the Park and helps lead the station's news and sports programming. John is also the color commentator for Detroit City FC, play-by-play host for MSU volleyball and broadcasts high school games for the MHSAA Network.
  
 
 
How to Prevent Elder Fraud - Lunch & Learn

How to Prevent Elder Fraud - Lunch & Learn

Thank you to Pam Sargent and Kristin La Forest of Community Financial Credit Union for speaking on How to prevent Elder Fraud as part of December Lunch & Learn.
 
Elder fraud is on the rise and has resulted in over a billion dollars in losses in 2021. The attendees learned about scams targeting older adults, what to do if you are a victim of fraud, and how best to protect yourself and your loved ones.
 
The event took place at the Canton Township administration building on 12-14-22, 11:30-1:00 pm.
 
Next in the series of Lunch & Learn:
• January: How Public Radio Is Filling the Local News Gap - January 18th
• February: The Civility Project - February 7th
• March: Healthy Yard Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Watershed - March 15th
 
 
If you have questions, call 734-495-1200 or log into https://localimpactalliance.org/
 
 Here are some pictures from the event.
If you were not able to attend, a recording of the discussion can be watched below
 
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