to be drawn on May 25, 2003 at 8:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Hall
Island Rural Health Center
Island Fire Department
ON DISPLAY AT MCDONOUGH'S MARKET
MAY BE PURCHASED AT:
ISLAND RURAL HEALTH CENTER
If you are not going to be on the island, you can still purchase
tickets by sending your check or money order, payable to the Beaver Island
Rural Health Center, to the Guild in care of Connie Wojan; 26765 Donegal
Bay Road; Beaver Island, Michigan 49782 or Judi Meister; 1128 Protar Lane;
Beaver Island, Michigan 49782 along with (and this is extremely important):
LEADERSHIP RETREAT 2003
AND ADVOCACY FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE NEEDS
Saturday, May 10, 2003
Beaver Island leaders gather to:1) Share accomplishments since April 2002; 2) Agree on priority issues
that affect most organizations for 2003-04; and, 3) Build skills to effectively
advocate at the local and state level so key officials hear our voices before
they make decisions that affect this community.
3 – 5 priority issues that transcend all organizations.
on which 2 – 3 will be the focal issues for 2003-04.
participants learn tools and techniques for advocacy and lobbying that will
increase their effectiveness for the specific causes they espouse.
leadership group as a whole agrees to work jointly to advocate locally and
at the state level for the top 2 – 3 goals.
an advocacy game plan to use before and during the BeaverIslandLansing reception in May.
next steps and assignments.
Sponsors: BI Chamber of
Commerce, BI Historical Society, BI Partnership Project
Refreshments: Continental breakfast (Coffee, tea, fruit, pastries)
·Resource Table available
for displaying informational materials
·Meet and greet
·Review agenda and ground
rules for the retreat
Organizational Accomplishments for 2002/03; Priority issues for 2003/04
·One representative from
each organization has 3 minutes to present their report
·Record priority issues
Small groups break out and identify 2 – 3 issues that affect all
·During break, consolidate
Vote to prioritize issues for Advocacy and Lobbying in 2003 – 04
Skill building:Advocacy and
Lobbying at the local and state level
·Basic concepts, tools and
·Why advocacy is considered
a “core competency” for communities of every size, as well as for grassroots
leaders at every level
·Learn the names and
interests of key department officials and legislators in the new Granholm
·How can BeaverIsland maximize existing resources to cultivate and inform those who and/or
influence local and state decisions?
·What can we do on our own?When do we need professional help?
Draft a game plan for the BeaverIslandLansing Reception in May
·Agree on what we want to
accomplish to help address priority issues
·Identify volunteers to make
AMVETS POST 46
INVITE YOU TO
THE 2ND ANNUAL
SATURDAY, APRIL 19
BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Bring your baskets or bags
sixth grade and under
Citizen of the Year
April 12th marked the 2nd Annual Beaver Island Citizen of the
Year Banquet at the Shamrock Bar/Restaurant sponsored by the Chamber of
Commerce. Just as the cocktail hour was to start the pagers went off which
depleted the crowd somewhat as firemen and EMS folks headed out for a brush fire
on the Old Fox Lake Road. Luckily it was handled in a timely manner and
all returned just in time to order their dinner of choice: prime rib or stuffed
breast of chicken. Following the dinner, Steve West made the introductions
and paved the way for Vice-President, Bill Thomas who announced this years'
The award honors the individual, couple, organization or
business that has made a significant contribution to making Beaver Island a
better place to live, work or visit. The winners of the 2002 Citizen of
the Year was EMS of Beaver Island. Congratulations, EMS! You all
certainly deserve this award for all that you do. The hours spent with
continuing education, being on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and for
the kindness and professionalism that you show.
Left to right: Bill McDonough, Tim McDonough, Christie
VanLooy, Joe Timsak, Michelle LaFreniere, Roye Meis, Ken Bruland, Gerald
LaFreniere, Bill Thomas, and Joe Moore
Following the presentation of the award, Donna Stampfler of the
West Michigan Tourist Association gave the audience a slide show of the Great
On the afternoon of April 14th, the Beaver Island ambulance
could be seen parked at Dan Higdon's dock in town where part of the basic EMT
class was practicing their water rescue training. Keep in mind that the
ice isn't out of the harbor yet so it was a wee bit chilly.
This was part of the basic EMT study of environmental
emergencies which include hypothermia, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and near
drowning. Instructor Joe Moore prefers to use the hands-on approach and
show them what are water rescue techniques --- throw, tow, row, and only then go
---- using the Boy Scout "Be Prepared" slogan--- instead of just
talking about it. This makes the class a lot more fun for the students and
the teacher when you can do a practice session with students "doing"
instead of "listening", and Mr. Moore thinks they retain the
Students include Joannie Adams, Danielle Cary, Cindy Cushman,
Forrest Powers, Kristen Russell*, Ken Bruland, and Karen Whitecraft*.
Helpers with this event were Christie VanLooy, Mike Russell and Tim McDonough.
Here's a few scenes from the water rescue class today:
While the islanders truly appreciate all these lessons we
certainly hope that none of them will ever have to be implemented but if
necessary these students will know what to do and more importantly, the correct
way to do it.
* Neither Kristen nor Karen were able to attend this special
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