METRO EAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS
CHARITY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
April 21, 2011

The regular meeting of the CHARITY COMMITTEE of the METRO EAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Chairperson Crystal Gracz at 9:10 a.m. on April 21, 2011 at Motor City Co-op Credit Union.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Crystal Gracz, Gail Hernalsteen, Antoinette Funke, Becky Reini, Julie Swidwinski, Jessica Johnson, Kathi Sitek, Mandy Lathrop, Aaron Smith, Jenny Bulgrien, and Ronnie Johnson.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED: None

GUEST PRESENT:    Katrina Studvent, LLMSW – Manager Breast Cancer Special Programs & Co-Chair, Komen Detroit Race for the Cure.

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES: 

Motion made by Gail Hernalsteen and supported by Ronnie Johnson to approve the minutes of February 10, 2011 meeting as is.  Motion carried.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:  No updates or information to report from the Executive Committee.

OLD BUSINESS:
Turning Point – Antoinette Funke, Crystal Gracz, Julie Swidwinski and Gail Hernalsteen volunteered at Second Hand Rose on March 24, 2011. Turning Point was very grateful for the help and donations provided by the chapter. We look forward to assisting them again in the future. 

March of Dimes – Gail Hernalsteen is the lead and contact for March of Dimes. Jenny Bulgrien is in charge of the Port Huron check point, and Jessica Johnson will help assist. Ronnie Johnson  is in charge of the Detroit’s check point and Kathi Sitek will help assist. The walk will be on May 1, 2011. Two thousand giveaway bags were assembled for the Detroit location and a future date will be set to assemble the bags for Metro Beach. Funds will be collected from March 1st until April 30th and checks should be mailed to Gail by May 6, 2011 to:
   
Motor City Co-op Credit Union
C/O Gail Hernalsteen
37321 Garfield
Clinton Township, MI  48036

NEW BUSINESS:  

Race for the Cure – Kathy Sitek is the lead for the Race for the Cure. This event will take place on May 21, 2011 and funds will be collected from May 1st until June 30th . All checks will be mailed to Kathy the first week of July.

ABD Federal CU
C/O Kathy Sitek
27850 Mound Road
Warren, MI  48092

Katrina Studvent is our representative from the Race for the Cure and passed out flyers and informative information about the race. She shared a life experience with us and it helped us get a better understanding of what the Race for the Cure represents. She will be emailing Kathy a sign that we can use for the branches and she will forward that to all of us. Those interested in participating at the event should contact Kathi Sitek. 

An event is also being hosted at Bar Louie (Partridge Creek location) on Friday, May 13 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. called “Pink Martini Night”.  Proceeds including a 50/50 raffle will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

ELECTIONS:
None to be reported. 

NEXT MEETING:
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Detroit Metropolitan Credit Union at 9:00 a.m.

ADJOURNMENT: 
Motion was made by Aaron Smith and supported by Kathy Sitek to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 a.m.  Motion carried.

______________________________             _________________________________
 Crystal Gracz, Chairperson                                  Antoinette Funke, Secretary

 

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