Our guest speaker was club member Eric Ladwig. He provided an inspiring talk on how he blends civic engagement with his successful business practices. Some of the projects he worked on were backpack giveaways to the financially vulnerable that he worked on with then-Mayor Dennis Wright. He also discussed the book giveaway with a local author (Erica Robertson) and book signing of her book The Adventures of a Little Black Detroit Girl at Clarenceville High School. There was a wide-open Q&A session where the topic of expanding child care so more people could resume working post-pandemic drew much of the attention.
Mike Ladwig informed the attendees that the painting of the Methodist Childrens Home Society is back on schedule, and the club is awaiting confirmation of a date to begin the project.
John Clay provided us with a detailed report on the Sleep in Heavenly Peace bed building project. It was determined that there is a date conflict with the bed building event this year and our Methodist Home painting project. We will attempt to have Wendall Gramlich, chapter president of the bed building group address our group to see if we have an interest in participating in future events.
We voted to give the Happy Bucks to a club member to use for helping others in the community, each time the balance reaches $50. They will then report back to the club to share where the money was used.