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AUGUST, 2011 Volume 3 CSI Co-op Support & Development Services

ELECTION TIME Editor, Reporter & Congress

ANNUAL RALLY PICNIC

Coordinator SANDRA PULLIAM

Photos on page 4

BOARD OF DIRECTORS All of the properties in the CSI network are planning and campaigning for their candidates in their states. Michigan is unique because we have more delegates on the Board than the other state.

VOTE

THIS MONTHS HIGHLIGHTS

It’s that time of year again and we are excited about the new candidates running for a position on the Board of Directors. The rally picnic was held on July 29th at Willow Metro Park. Activities were planned for all to have a good time. Music was provided by “Honey Drippers” and shade was available for those who cannot withstand long periods in the sun.

ANNUAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON

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VOTING TIMELINES AND EVENTS

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BALLOTS

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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ANTI BULLYING POLICY

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CANDIDATES and PHOTO GALLERY

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September 10, 2011: Deadline for mailing Ballots.

RALLY PICNIC PHOTOS

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September 27, 2011: Winners announced at the Annual Luncheon.

Entertainment was non-stop and

TIMELINES August 19, 2011-Ballots mailed to members of CSI CO-OP.

we had a great time dancing and chatting with our Co-op neighbors. Michigan houses the most members and we have “two” (2) positions available. We have more representatives on the Board of Directors because our membership numbers are much higher in Michigan than any other of the member states. The weather was perfect for the picnic and the food was absolutely wonderful. To our new members, be sure to sign up for next years rally and picnic and have a good time with us.!

BALLOTS Ballots for our Board of Directors will be in the mail this month. The Election Committee will be stuffing ballot envelopes on August 19th. We are encouraging all members to exercise their right to vote for the candidate of your choice. Flyers will be posted after August 19th for a “BALLOT MAILING DATE” . This is the day your Congress Rep will be handing out tickets for all those who mail their ballots. An Ice Cream Social is being planned for those who mail ballots and receive tickets.

TICKETS TO THE ANNUAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON Tickets are available now for our annual meeting and luncheon. Sandra Pulliam ( your Congress Coordinator will be approaching members for purchasing tickets. The cost this year will be $9.00 for members and $17.00 for invited guests. Members can bring a guest or two if they like.

Be sure to reserve as many tickets as you need. Tickets will be available for all members and their guests.

WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP EACH OTHER


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“ANTI-BULLYING” IS NOW A CSI BOARD POLICY

THE ENTERTAINMENT CORNER AT LABELLE TOWERS 

BINGO AND BLUES: Sponsored by Ms. Shamayim Harris,

CSI Support & Development Services has included Anti-Bullying campaign to it’s policy. The wording will be: “Bullying includes comments or conduct intended to intimidate, humiliate, isolate people in a way that causes physical or emotional distress. This behavior is demoralizing and counter-productive to our cooperative management system and will not be tolerated in any CSI Support & Development Services’ co-op. Therefore, the following shall apply:

candidate for the Highland Park City Council. 

ARTS AND CRAFTS has started again. Listen for the announcements over the P.A. system for ties and dates.

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DEARBORN CARD CLUB: July 22, 2011-at LaBelle Towers

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RALLY PICNIC: July, 29, 2011

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James Edwards, President of LaBelle Towers, is our candidate for the CSI Board of Directors. James is a good choice because of his willingness to help anyone at LaBelle Towers. As a B.O.D member he will take his social skills into this position with him.

HIGHLAND PARK ELECTIONS

BOARD MEETINGS We are looking to increase our numbers at the Board Meetings held each month. This is a good way to learn about the business end of the Co-op. See your board members in action and join the meetings.

LaBelle is confident that we have a good choice in Mr. Edwards. He spoke at the Rally/ Picnic with his position on CSI policy and the state of Co-ops. Congratulations, Mr. Edwards, for having the “right stuff”. SEE YOU THERE!

LOCAL EVENTS FOR LBT 

GARAGE SALE August 5th and 6th, 2011

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As a result, this policy is being added the House Rules for all CSI properties. This action has been taken to avoid some of the problems surfacing in our buildings.

DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU.

ANNUAL MEETING:

August 2, 2011 

Physical aggression, including, but not limited to, hitting, kicking, pushing, choking, and punching shall result in eviction.

Remember the Golden Rule:

LBT PRESIDENT JAMES EDWARDS, CANDIDATE FOR THE B.O.D.

Sept. 27, 2011 

Verbal aggression, including but not limited to, threatening, taunting, harassment, stalking, starting rumors, and hate speech could result in disciplinary action, up to and including eviction.

LABELLE TOWERS LUAU Sept. 24th, 2011 (Saturday)

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Board Meeting (at LBT)July 11, 2011

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Education Meeting-To be announced

Education Chairs Meeting July 22, 2011

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Floor Reps TrainingJuly 15, 2011.

Rally Picnic and Rally: July 29, 2011

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Seniors Ball: Sept. 24th, 2011

Picnic-Sponsored by Reggie Grimmett July 3, 2011

GARAGE SALE LaBelle Towers hosted a Neighborhood Garage Sale here at the building. Refreshments and door prizes were available and tables rentals were $5.00 each. Sign up to reserve a space for your items. Look forward to seeing you next year. It was a total success!


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LABELLE PHOTO GALLERY CANDIDATES FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Labelle Poster Winners

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) sponsored their annual poster contest with their traditional anti-drug message. The message was “I can do anything I believe” with a sub theme of “Become a Superstar”. Co-op member MARION DANIELS won 1st place and received $1,000 for LaBelle’s house funds. JAMES JONES took 3rd place. We also had 4 Honorable Mentions to Elnora White, Marion May, Pamela Williams and Gloria Jean Beatty. LaBelle Towers Co-op and CSI Support & Development Services are proud of all members who took the time to submit posters for this contest. CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS. EDUCATION The Education Committee is on recess until November, 2011. Flyers will be posted on the floor bulletin boards for the next Education Meeting. HAVE A GOOD AND SAFE SUMMER


CSI CO-OP RALLY PICNIC, 2011


LaBelle Towers August, 2011 Newsletter