This week we held our Club Assembly. The following items were discussed:
Giving Committee - Larry Stephens informed us that two grant requests were approved by the committee; 1) Livonia Public Schools Foundation, and 2) Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church for their Christmas blessing bags project. Two additional requests are “pending” awaiting the requesters addressing our group during a meeting; 1) Source of Universal Love (S.O.U.L.), and 2) Wheels on Meals Ypsilanti. Both groups will be addressing us in the near future.
We received a warm thank you note from St. Mary’s Community Outreach.
There was a discussion about our club becoming active in helping early teen girls from poorer nations stay in school and not drop out of school because of embarrassment from starting their menstruation cycle. This led to a discussion of the possibility of wring a grant request to purchase some sewing machines that could be sent to Ecuador so Ecuadorians could make their own sanitary menstruation for the pre-teen young ladies.
This led to a discussion of forming a grant writing committee with an emphasis on writing international grants. Once the committee is formed, Mike Ladwig will reach out to PDG Rick Caron, an expert on grant writing, to address the committee.
We will be sending up to six club members to help with the Detroit Red Wing Alumni vs Livonia All Stars hockey game on Jan. 29, located at the Eddie Edgar ice arena. The proceeds of which will donated to a local Livonia charity.
For a Feb. project, we will be procuring additional info about a Tim Tebow night for a local fund raising event.
We discussed possible outside meetings for spring. Some locations are; 1) Living and learning Enrichment Center, 2) Clarenceville Food Pantry, and 3) Roush Auto Hall of Fame.