3/26/16 OEC-MSP

Thanks to Doug for running a well organized Senior OEC event at Bittersweet.  We have 5 new seniors.

Congrats to Don Smith, new Certified patroller

3/26/2017 Business Meeting

Business meeting on 3/21/17 minutes have been uploaded.  See Business -> Meetings

Next Meeting is scheduled for Saturday May 6, 2017 at the Evergreen Resort in Cadillac, MI.  Meeting at 2:00pm, banquet follows

OEC-MSP Clinic

There has been a change in the location for the Senior Final.   Because of the unusual weather this year we will need to move the Senior Final to Bittersweet.  Bittersweet is still open and will be open next weekend.  The location is 600 River Road in Otsego Michigan.  All graders, patients and volunteers should be at Bittersweet between 7:30–8:00 am to sign in.  At 8:00 am we will start the meeting for the event.  All patients, graders and other volunteers should meet in the BS cafeteria.  All candidates will be meeting in the Bar for their orientation.  This change just took place so please be patient.  

Doug Haase STC 269-207-2247

3/21/2017 – Region Meeting

Please plan on attending our Region Meeting on March 21st at Brann’s Steak House on Division Street in Grand Rapids.  Our meeting starts at 6:30 PM but come early if you can and enjoy dinner.

2/6/2017 – OEC-MSP Dates

Clinic and Final dates for OEC-MSP:

The clinic is scheduled for February 19 and the final is scheduled for March 19. Both of these events are to held at Timber Ridge. The Start Time for the Clinic( Feb. 19th) is:  sign in at 7:30am to 8:00am; calibration and set scenarios 8:00am to 9:30am. Any questions should be directed to Doug Haase who can be reached at, cell# 269-207-2247 or office# 269-664-6474.

1/18/2017 – Awards

Know someone who deserves an award?  Think about it.

All award nominations need to be to Rog Brands by March 1st.  Look under:  Business -> Awards link for more or info or Call Rog Brands.

1/17/2017 – Calendar

BUSY time of year – please check the calendar for events in your area.  Women’s clinic, Region meeting, Senior training events – to name a few.

Get involved!

1/17/17 – Region Director

The deadline approaches—-Thursday, January 26th is the deadline for nominations for Region Director!  As you know, Chip is not running for a second term as Western Michigan’s Region Director.  His will be tough shoes to fill….so we need some good folks to step up and toss their hats into the ring!

This is a ‘Division Election’ so the nomination form is on the Central Division website and needs to be submitted to the Division Election Coordinator, Ken Meldahl (an easy task to complete, as you can access the form from the home page of the website, then fill out and submit the form right from there).

Link to Central Division HERE

Please make sure everyone in your patrol knows about the election and the nomination deadline. I encourage you to consider running for this position and/or to encourage some of that talent around you to do so.  We’re a strong Region, thanks in large part to the strength of our leadership. Let’s maintain our status!

Remember:
Nominations for Region Director are due to Ken Meldahl by January 26th.
Nomination Form is on (and can be completed and sent from) the home page of the Central Division web site at www.nspcentral.org.

Thanks!
Pat Livingston