The Wolverine Key - Fall 2019

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LETTERS

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DISTRICT PROJECT

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DISTRICT BOARD

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FALL RALLY

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SUMMER BOARD REVIEW

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CLUB SPOTLIGHT

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KEY CLUB PARTNERS

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e x e c u t i v e BO bo EXECUTIVE Hey Mighty Michigan Key Clubbers! It’s been a very busy summer for the District Board, including myself. I was able to visit San Francisco, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Ann Arbor, and more! From the Governor’s Training to the International Convention of Key Club. As District Governor, I am responsible for representing our district on the International Council, monitoring the Lieutenant Governors and Committee Chairs, visiting clubs and attending events, and implementing new incentives for clubs to turn in reports on time. As well as my respective duties, I am currently planning the 2nd Annual Charity Fashion Gala with our District Treasurer and the University of Michigan - Dearborn Circle K. As a District Board, we have filled four vacant Lieutenant Governor positions, and have been working towards establishing relationships with clubs that have not been involved with the district previously. Personally, I have been trying to revamp the way the district board operates. There is A LOT of ambition in store for the Michigan District of Key Club this year, and I am VERY excited for you to see it implemented!

Hey Mighty Michigan Key Clubbers! Are you ready for the school year to kick off? I definitely am. One of my favorite things about the beginning of the school year is football games. Hot chocolate, supporting your school team and hanging with friends? I think yes!! Not only do I love football games but also, Key Club meetings, service projects and socials kick off. Meeting freshman and networking with students to join Key Club is a crucial part of having a successful service year. How you can go about doing these things: 1. Post flyers in cafe, library, student lounges 2. Make announcements for upcoming meetings on the PA 3. Invite non Key Club members to service projects Be inviting, friendly and enthusiastic!

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o a r d LETTERS letters OARD Hey, Michigan Key Clubbers! It’s River Pease, your 2019-2020 District Editor. Can you believe that Fall Rally is right around the corner? This service year is flying by! I want to thank you for taking the time to read this issue of The Wolverine Key. It shows your dedication to the District and Key Club as a whole. This issue has lots of helpful information, so make sure to read carefully! As Editor, these past few months I have redesigned the District Website, hosted a training call for club Editors and Webmasters, and I have been working as a policman on District Board Newsletters.As always, if you ever have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Hello, Key Clubbers of the Mighty Michigan District! You may not know me, so let me introduce myself. My name is Preston Parana, and I am your District Secretary for the 2019-2020 service year. I’m going to be entering my senior year of high school at P-CEP in the mighty Division 11, and I LOVE to serve others. Key Club is my home and my family all in one. I want to stimulate the success of clubs by providing club secretaries with the necessary tools to succeed. As District Secretary, I am responsible for organizing and filing all of the reports/minutes of the district and club boards. On top of this, I will be developing a district directory derived from your club’s ERF. I’m super excited for what the future holds for the district! I’m so proud to be serving you all and I’m going to give it all I’ve got by providing extensive videos and advanced resources! Stay tuned for my extra secretary updates to hear some vital changes and necessary information, and if you have any questions, be sure to contact me through my email or phone number and I’d be glad to help you with anything you need. Thanks!

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THE DISTRIC and our favorite flavor of icecr ELYANA HUSSAIN DISTRICT GOVERNOR KEY CLUB MEMORY:

On March 10th, 2017, David Tran gave a speech that promoted the Key Leader weekend. He discussed the ways the weekend changed him, but there was just something about that speech that inspired me to want to accomplish more in Key Club, beyond the club level.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Mango

PRESTON PARANA DISTRICT SECRETARY KEY CLUB MEMORY:

On September 12th, 2017, it was the first general Key Club meeting of the year and my first ever. That’s when I saw Elyana, club secretary at the time, racing to get tables down for members. I asked her if she needed a hand, and I’m so glad I did because I never would have been able to be where I am today as a leader and as a person.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

NADIA NASIR DISTRICT TREASURER KEY CLUB MEMORY:

I went to a PCEP Key Club chipotle fundraiser in 2018 with Dearborn Key Club and Fordson Key Club.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Mint Chocolate Chip

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CT BOARD ream, plus Key Club memories RIVER PEASE DISTRICT EDITOR KEY CLUB MEMORY:

I remember when I first heard about District Board. I was at Key Leader, and thought it sounded interesting so I submitted an application. Over a year later, I’m now on the executive board!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR:

Superman or Chocolate Peanut Butter

JORDAN WHITE LTG DIVISION ONE KEY CLUB MEMORY:

My favorite Key Club memory is when my home club sang Christmas Carols for salvation army outside of Walmart. We were all frozen to the bone but thankfully we had hot chocolate. I’ll never forget singing “Jingle Bells” at the top of my lungs while my toes & ears were numb!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Peanut Butter Moose Tracks

CONNIE FLUHARTY LTG DIVISION TWO KEY CLUB MEMORY:

During my second year of Key Club, I introduced my international friend to Key Club, and he loved it.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Michigan Pot Hole

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EMMA REID LTG DIVISION THREE / LTG CO-CHAIR KEY CLUB MEMORY:

One of my favorite Key Club memories is when I went to my first Fall Rally as a freshmen. At the time I had no idea how big Key Club was.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate

ETHAN HANCE LTG DIVISION FOUR KEY CLUB MEMORY:

It was at Fall Rally that I got a much clearer idea of what Key Club was as a whole, while socializing and serving with members from all over Michigan. That trip wasn’t only a motivation to continue serving, but also my inspiration to become a Lt. Governor!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Mint Chocolate Chip

MADISON GORETSKI LTG DIVISION SIX KEY CLUB MEMORY:

I remember dancing at SLC. It was my first wide scale key club event and I was welcomed by such positive energy.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate

YASH GAUTAMv LTG DIVISION SEVEN KEY CLUB MEMORY:

I remember packing food for KCAH with my friends and meeting new people at the same time.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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HANNAH BOGNER LTG DIVISION EIGHT KEY CLUB MEMORY:

I went to SLC with my home club’s Secretary, Katie, we made many friends and made many lifelong memories.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Vanilla

CHEYENNE TIMMERMAN LTG DIVISION NINE KEY CLUB MEMORY:

During SLC on the last night, my club orders pizza. This year we ordered $40 worth.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Butter Pecan

OLIVIA BRADLEE LTG DIVISION TEN KEY CLUB MEMORY:

I loved dancing at SLC.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Cake Batter

PRISHA GUHA LTG DIVISION ELEVEN KEY CLUB MEMORY:

A memorable time I had through Key Club was at the 2019 Kiwanis Key Leader Event. It was an inspiring and interactive weekend where I learned about servant leadership and made amazing new friends too.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate Chip Cookie Doughv

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CONNOR WENCEL LTG DIVISION TWELVE KEY CLUB MEMORY:

I remember going on a supply run and ending up in a pond (it was mid-fall. so temperatures weren’t pleasant).

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate Banana

EMILY HOYUMPA LTG DIVISION SIXTEEN / LTG CO-CHAIR KEY CLUB MEMORY:

My favorite Key Club memory is when I helped my school host an inter club to make puffy paint socks for kids in hospitals.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Cookies and Cream

ANTHONY MENDOZA-ALFARO EVENTS CO-CHAIR KEY CLUB MEMORY:

One of my favorite key club memories was getting to attend Key Leader and being around students who were passionate about helping their community through service, just like me.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Mint Chocolate Chip

ISHAAN GUPTA EVENTS CO-CHAIR KEY CLUB MEMORY:

I once found a whole car door while cleaning up a highway.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate Chip Pistachio

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RANEEM BEYDOUN MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CHAIR KEY CLUB MEMORY:

I remember getting to throw a water balloon at the District Governor during P-CEP Key Club’s Summer picnic.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Peanut Butter Bash with Sprinkles

HAYDAR HASSAN PROJECTS CHAIR KEY CLUB MEMORY:

About 2 years ago when I was volunteering at the Disabled Dance and a sweet old lady in wheel chair came up to me and told me that the dance is the highlight of her month.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Cookie Dough

REBECCA GALLOWAY KIWANIS FAMILY RELATIONS CHAIR KEY CLUB MEMORY:

When I first attended SLC, I learned how big and impactful Key Club is.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Anything Dairy-Free

SUHITHA KOTALA NEW CLUB BUILDING CHAIR KEY CLUB MEMORY:

A great memory would probably be working the local Fall Festival parking structure with Prisha last year. We were jamming to music while directing the traffic, and afterward we went on some rides and had cupcakes!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR:

OR BOTH LENGTH AND CLARITY

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SUMMER BOARD

review

This year’s Summer Board was both enjoyable and tiring, as I’m sure my fellow District Board members can attest to. We discussed so much in so little time (well, in one 13 hour day of meetings). From SLC and Fall Rally themes to Committee time, I can safely say that we learned a lot. The meeting was August 10th at the Michigan District of Kiwanis Office in Mason, Michigan. Be sure to check out the August and September newsletters of the District Board members for more information! Sincerely, District Editor

River Pease

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Saline High School DIVISION ELEVEN

On July 23rd, Saline High School’s Key Club participated in some summer volunteering! They spent their day in Detroit with the organization, Summer in the City. Summer in the City is dedicated to making Detroit a better place. They offer volunteers the opportunity to paint murals around the city, garden, or hang out with kids. Saline’s Key Club played soccer, read, went to the park, and made arts and crafts with the children attending Summer in the City’s summer camp. That week at Summer in the City was “career week,” so during arts and crafts the kids made buttons that said what they wanted to be when they grew up. What an amazing opportunity and great way to make memories! Special thanks to Summer in the City for having Saline’s Key Club. Pictured (left-right): Grace Guerard, Erin O’Neill, Madison Sonnenday, and Sophie Shepps.

CLUB SPOTLIGHT

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“Have a donation box set up at your meeting, assembly, or a football game and donate the money raised to a environmental group or social group. This money can then go toward tree plantation, well building, ocean/lake clean up, etc.”

“There is a great way to limit food waste step by step in our community. One of the ways that we are embracing this service year is composting, and we have put it in our kits and are also about to release a composting manual. Take a look at the manual because there is much to know about composting itself.”

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“Every two months, the project committee releases a Kit and inside the kit there are service ideas related to our project. You can take one of our service ideas and hold one at your club. For example, park cleanup, recycle decorations, and much more. Our Kits are always a useful resource.”

“We all know recycling is fundamental to help our environment grow and nurture. So, go start a recycling club where you can place recycling bins around your school and community. You can empty them out every week and sort the items out because some items are not recyclable. Look out during the service year for a potential manual.”

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Fall Rally The Servin’ Seventies Disco the day away at this year’s Seventies themed Fall Rally! Join us November 9, 2019.

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OUR TRUSTEE Hello! My name is Hannah Povroznik. I am honored to be your 2019-2020 International Trustee. I am from the West Virginia District, and I have the privilege of serving the mighty CNH KIWIN’S, Michigan, and Nebraska-Iowa Districts. Nearly three years ago, I attended my first Key Club meeting. My journey began similar to many of you: as a clubber. My sophomore year I ran for club treasurer. Although the position was uncontested, I was stoked to win! Through a food insecurity program, Boxing It Up to Give Thanks, I found my passion and decided to run for Lieutenant Governor 3B. I like to say that my path was a blessed one. The inspiring people, the challenges, and the friendships filled me with a spirit of joy and molded me into a leader I would have never known a few years ago. My wish for you is to search for your passion with perseverance! Let nothing stand in your way. You are stronger than you know! The role of an International Trustee is unique in that the job description is simply serving you! I am here to be your liaison between your governor and the International Board, a guru of all things Key Club, and most importantly your friend. In addition to visiting your district throughout the year, I also serve on an International Committee called Member and District Resources. In this committee, we will be focusing on developing a Membership Toolkit which will be a shared Google Folder of Key Club resources for all district officers to utilize. We will also be revising the application process for Distinguished and Outstanding Office Awards and creating a Membership Guidebook. I am incredibly excited to be serving alongside you! I am confident that this term will be a unique and memorable year of growth, friendships, and memories. I am looking forward to meeting you all soon! Yours in Friendship and Service,

Hannah

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Nickelodeon Up With People Thirst Project US Army Landscape Structures Squads Abroad Kiwanis Gives Online

Nickelodeon joined the Kiwanis gamily as a 2014 Vision Partner of Kiwanis International with a focus on its Big Helps Initiative, which addresses issues in service, education, the environment, and health.

Up with People strives to develop a sense of social responsibility in their participants through hands on community service. Service projects are integrated into each city visited during the semester. By volunteering to meet the specific needs of each community, participants develop insight into how different cultures address social and political challenges.

Thirst Project hopes to educate the next generation by arming students with information about how they can be a part of social change, make a difference and encourage others to join in the effort. The U.S. Army empowers tomorrow’s leaders by offering advanced schooling for today’s top careers. Not only that, programs like the Reserve Officer Training Corps and March2Success. com allow students to go to college Landscape Structures (LSI) has joined Kiwanis International as a vision partner to bring play to communities across the globe. LSI is proud to provide high-quality commercial playground equipment and planning consultation Squads Abroad is a program of Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS), the world’s leading expert in international volunteering. Since 1995, CCS has empowered more than 35,000 volunteers to improve child health and educational outcomes around the world. This program is powered by Access Development, a team-friendly crowdfunding platform just for Key Club. It specializes in helping your club achieve its fundraising goals through a convenient turnkey, online fundraising service. Kiwanis Gives Online not only creates and manages your entire campaign(s), but also provides a reward to anyone making a dona-


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Key Club participates with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by sponsoring fundraising events. Key Club members also participate in service projects at their local children’s hospital.

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e e t t i m m o C New Club Building “The New Club Building Committee has been up to a lot this summer! We released our committee kit in mid-July, and another one is in the works. Apart from that, we’ve maintained contact with over 5 schools interested in starting a Key Club, all of which are at various stages of progress. I’m excited to say that I was able to meet the Presidents of the Troy High and International Academy East Key Clubs at their sponsoring Kiwanis Club meeting, and they’re expecting to send in an application to charter in the next few months! As the school year kicks off, I’m sure we’ll be busier than ever with new clubs and helping them gain momentum, maybe even working with others, such as the Membership Development Committee. We can’t wait for what’s in store!”

Membership Development “The Membership Development Committee has spent this Summer working on great things for Key Clubbers. First, we started Monday Membership Tips on our Instagram (@Mikeymemdev). After that, we made our Summer Newsletter, which discusses many topics such as fundraising ideas and Freshman orientation. Next, we created a Google Form for members around the Michigan district to deliver feedback to us. A wide variety of questions has been placed in this form to address any concerns you may have. Following this, we created flyers for Key Clubs to place around their school in order to advertise. Lastly, we developed a recruitment training packet to train club officers how to recruit members.”

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s e t a d p eU Projects “The sun is out, school is out, and the weather is just beautiful but that doesn’t stop the project committee from getting down to work. This summer the project committee has been busy with our kits which are filled with helpful information and can be found on our Instagram and website. We are also working on our organization directory that is filled with organization that embrace our project and you can look for that on October 1st. If you haven’t yet, go look at our instgram tv series project tv. We have one episode out and other one coming soon so keep a look out. Last but not least, the committee has been working on composting to limit food waste. You can find out more about composting in our kits and also in the composting manual coming out first week of September. So you can see that we keep ourselves busy.”

Kiwanis Family Relations

“The Kiwanis Family Relations Committee has been working hard to give clubs new ideas and ways to get involved. We believe all Key Clubs should see how beneficial working with the K-Family is. Our first kit provided an overview of all the branches to let Key Clubbers know what exactly the Kiwanis Family is. Clubs should make sure they add their K-Family events to their MRFs each month because there will be awards at Fall Rally and SLC! Be sure to look out for our monthly contests that give clubs the chance to win great prizes just from working with the Kiwanis Family. We have many ideas in the works to implement once school is back in session, and we will be releasing another kit soon as well!”

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Sell Concessions At School Football Games

- As the school year is approaching, the High School Football season starts! An easy way to make money is to sell concessions at the games. Not all schools will allow this, in order to make it happen, contact your school administration! - Have Key Club members each bring in one item to sell, it could be pop cans, candy bars, chips and etc. If everyone brings something in voluntarily, it will increase your profit margins as you aren’t spending money on buying the products. You could even give service hours for the amount of items brought in. - Make posters for prices, and create a schedule for shifts. Depending on how long the sporting event is, divide the hours into shifts that Key Clubbers can sign up for. - Profit margin: Anywhere from $10-$500, depending on how big the event is. - The Homecoming football game is usually the biggest and busiest, shoot to set up concessions at that one!

Guess the Weight

- “Guess the weight of a pumpkin” fundraiser is a festive but easy fundraiser. - Buy a pumpkin, from literally anywhere. Lots of markets have really good deals and you can get one for as cheap as $3. Buy a bigger one as it would be harder to guess the weight. - Set up a table during lunches and have students pay to guess the weight of the pumpkin! Have a table set up for a week, or two. Guesses are unlimited. - Rules: They cannot lift the pumpkin, only look! - The cost of each guess should be about $0.25. Themore affordable price, the more participation. But be sure that you’re making a profit. - The prize: Usually a gift card to Starbucks or a fast food place is durable. - MAKE SURE THAT YOU MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THE GIFT CARD COSTS OR YOU’RE LOSING MONEY! - Profit margin: $5 - $100

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Hot Chocolate

- This is self-explanatory, sell hot chocolate before school and during lunch. - Some schools will not allow this, talk to your administration. - Create festive posters and sell each cup for $1. - You can get festive and add whipped cream, sprinkles and toppings, charge for extras. - Boil water in a tea machine (usually someone has one laying around at home).

Haunted House

- Turn your school hallways into a haunted house and have community members, students and neighbors come get spooked for a small entry fee! - This will take anywhere from 1-3 months to plan. A few days a week, gather students to create the hallway decorations. - Themes: This isn’t necessary, but would make the haunter house more organized. For example, if the theme is mad scientist, the halls would have electric chairs, scientists experimenting on people and etc. - Businesses: Contact local businesses to donate items such as wood, cardboard, paint and etc. - Have students dress in character, use fake blood, makeup and etc. - Publicize: Hang posters around the school, post flyers on social media sites and advertise at elementary and middle schools. - Concessions: This is optional, but can make good money. Set up a table with snacks and drinks that people can purchase while waiting in line. To minimize money spent, have each person bring in an item. - Profit Margin: $100-$3,000. People will pay for a good scare, make it worth their money!

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contact us

District Governor Elyana Hussain 248.692.3582 governor@mikeyclub.org

District Secretary Preston Parana 734.394.8373 secretary@mikeyclub.org

District Treasurer Nadia Nasir 734.686.8302 treasurer@mikeyclub.org

District Editor River Pease 231.675.0585 editor@mikeyclub.org

LTG Co-Chair Emma Reid 989.506.5477 emmaltgchair@mikeyclub.org

LTG Co-Chair Emily Hoyumpa 586.556.6684 emilyltgchair@mikeyclub.org

LTG Division One Jordan White 231.420.3521 ltgdiv1@mikeyclub.org

LTG Division Two Connie Fluharty 989.657.4097 ltgdiv2@mikeyclub.org

LTG Division Three Emma Reid 989.506.5477 ltgdiv3@mikeyclub.org

LTG Division Four Ethan Hance 616.368.4774 ltgdiv4@mikeyclub.org

LTG Division Six Madison Goretski 810.356.1292 ltgdiv6@mikeyclub.org

LTG Division Seven Yash Gautam 269.605.3169 ltgdi71@mikeyclub.org

LTG Division Eight Hannah Bogner 269.985.3198 ltgdiv8@mikeyclub.org

LTG Division Nine Cheyenne Timmerman 517.306.3207 ltgdiv9@mikeyclub.org

LTG Division Ten Olivia Bradlee 734.709.7754 ltgdiv10@mikeyclub.org

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LTG Division Eleven Prisha Guha 734.892.4056 ltgdiv11@mikeyclub.org

LTG Division Twelve Connor Wencel 313.815.7570 ltgdiv12@mikeyclub.org

LTG Division Sixteen Emily Hoyumpa 586.556.6684 ltgdiv16@mikeyclub.org

New Club Building Chair Suhitha Kotala 734.845.2550 newclub@mikeyclub.org

Membership Development Chair Raneem Beydoun 313.319.4409 membership@mikeyclub.org

Projects Chair Haydar Hassan 313.657.2910 projects@mikeyclub.org

Kiwanis Family Relations Chair Rebecca Galloway 517.398.5340 kfamily@mikeyclub.org

Events Co-Chair Ishaan Gupta 269.985.8656 ishaanevents@mikeyclub.org

Events Co-Chair Anthony Mendoza-Alfaro 313.971.2130 anthonyevents@mikeyclub.org

Distract Administrator Audrey Salesberry 269.277.4638 administrator@mikeyclub.org

Assistant Distract Administrator Alysia Rollins 734.709.7754 asstadministrator@mikeyclub.org

Zone Advisor John Knapp 989.464.7464 john.knapp.b0zh@statefarm.com

Zone Advisor Lisa Lambright 517.605.3105 lisa.lambright@comcast.net

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