I will be sending out more information on the October Region Board meeting shortly, including a preliminary agenda and related info. Our original calendar called for the meeting to be Tuesday, October 10. There is a Section 2 OEC Midterm that evening, and I would like to see if we can reschedule to the following week (Tuesday, October 17) in order to be sure we do not pull any help from that event. (Several staff/board members are typically help at the midterm). If this is going to be a hardship, let me know. This will be an important meeting as we will review the budgets for upcoming year and will also introduce some new faces. Since the distribution is quite large, I will ask for a reply if you have an issue with this change. Please let me know ASAP so we can make the arrangements with Brann’s either way.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.