Next Meeting: The next KVCC meeting will be a dinner meeting, scheduled for February 24th. Please keep in mind that the location of the meeting will be the Pinz Bowling Center, locate at 700 N. Lafayette St., South Lyon. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM. A business meeting will held March 10th at 6:30 PM at the Lyon Twp. Library located at 27005 Milford Rd. Projects:
Civitan Youth Entrepreneurs Committee: Elijah met with Nick of the DDA and Nick’s concern was that the youth initiative could be seen as competing with the Farmer’s Market. It was suggested that we combine efforts with the Farmer’s Market. KVCC could co-market with them. Cheryl has attempted to see if we could obtain liability insurance through International, however no response has been received. If there is no response by this week, the club will go with another insurance.
Growth Committee Proposal: It was decided at the last meeting to have a discussion on growth within our meetings rather than a separate committee. Elijah led the group through an exercise where everyone wrote an anonymous statement on what they wanted the KVCC to be. Most of the statements had a common theme of being more active in the community which might also be an opportunity to interest more community members to join our club. There was also conversation about how many successful groups have a very dynamic and informational web site. Elijah mentioned the Plymouth Canton web site which has lots of event pictures and newsletters on it. Another idea discussed was to have a “Member Spotlight” section in the newsletter. This would result in members knowing more about each other and if we put newsletters on the web site, members would see more about us personally and perhaps know someone in the club which might incent people to join as well. We decided to do a “Desert Angels” package party where we invite the community to participate in packing boxes for troops overseas. Anyone with connections to local businesses that they could reach out for donations would be appreciated.
Health & Wellness Project Grant: Thad has taken the lead on this and applied for a grant from South Lyon to fund an initiative titled “Inspired Movement Project”. The project is to promote physical activity by implementing Digital Play Spaces that inspire participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities to interact or play with objects projected on a wall or floor using their hands or feet. KVCC would provide a play spot to South Lyon Community Schools at no cost to the district.
North Central District Spring Meeting: Registration form for the North Central District Spring Meeting, to be held on April 22nd to 24th at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Benton Harbor. Rooms must be booked by March 12th to guarantee the room rate of $99 + tax and fees. Registration is $55 and meal costs $40. Please see Theresa for a registration for or for more information.
Charity Poker: The next Charity Poker event will be March 24-27, 2022 at Vision Lanes in Westland. Phil will be sending a “Sign-Up Genius” for volunteers to schedule time. There is a big concern that we will not have enough volunteers to staff the event. This would put our club in a bad light and jeopardize future events. The Charity Poker events are a major fundraising source for KVCC. We would not find another such opportunity to generate funds if this falls through. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT OR TWO! After the March charity poker. The next scheduled charity poker will be on May 19-22, 2022.
South Lyon Creek Clean-up: Club members interested in participating in this community event can register to volunteer on the creek clean-up web site.
Adopt-A-Highway: The highway clean-up is scheduled for April; however available dates have not been published on the city web site. Once information is available, Diana will pass it on to club members.
Camp Civitan: Camp Civitan will be held June 9-12, 2022. Cheryl was pleased to report that there was only a small increase in cost per camper for 2022. The increase went from $157- 168/camper. Cheryl brought Michigan raffle tickets for members to sell or buy. This is a major fundraiser for Camp Civitan. Plan on purchasing tickets at the next meeting and taking tickets to sell to friends and family.
Focus Hope: The next box packing event is scheduled for October 8th.
Thank You Civitans!
Your support has delivered hope to many families that need it.
Civitans play such a huge role in the lives of many.
Just think of how many more families we could help by just by telling everyone you know about CIVITAN.
Invite them to join you in reaching out a helping hand to someone in need.
---- Vivian VanVliet
Club Member’s Birthday’s: February: 02/20: Theresa Furget MARCH: 03/12: Hal Hultman
APRIL: 04/20: Karissa Canfield 04/26: Susan Roberts