May 2018 Program

May 2, 2018   12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn
Travel Ireland with speaker Eileen Grunstra.  Her presentation features images from Dublin down to Cork, over to Killarney, up to Derry, and the magnificent Antrim Coast.  She will also talk about her experiences interacting with the wonderful people she met on Emerald Isle.

To make or cancel reservations, call or email Martha Roldan: 616.607.9205, keltyroldan@msn.com

Simply pay the $11.00 luncheon fee at the door.  Reservations are due by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon. Please note: Counterpart is charged for each luncheon plate ordered. Once you make a reservation, payment for your meal is due even if you cannot attend the luncheon.

The Center for Women in Transition (CWIT) will be collecting gently used summer clothes and accessories for the Summer Clothing Drive. CWIT will have a van at the entrance to the Holiday Inn to collect your donations from 11:30 to noon.  Receipts are available on request. Clean out your closets and put those little-worn outfits and accessories to good use.  At CWIT, women can visit the “Wardrobe for Work” and are assisted in selecting several outfits that can be worn for interviews and work attire. CWIT is also in need of personal care products and gently used towels.

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April 2018 Program

April 4, 2018   12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn
Ireland boasts the oldest surviving codified law system in Europe. Counterpart member Kerry FitzGerald — Celtic scholar and librarian — will talk about the brehon laws, which governed Irish civilization for a thousand years, from the arrival of the Gaels in Ireland (700 BC) until the English Penal Laws were enacted in 1695. In a land without a central authority, the laws are noted for being remarkably standard across the island, as well as progressive, particularly in their treatment of women. This will be a great lead-in to our May program — a tour of Ireland with another Counterpart member, Eileen Grunstra!

Reservations are required for the lunch meeting at the Spring Lake Holiday Inn, and are due no later than the Monday prior to the luncheon. Guests are welcome. To make or cancel reservations, email Martha Roldan at keltyroldan@msn.com or call her at (616) 607-9205. The $11.00 luncheon fee is due at the door and includes meal, dessert, beverage, and gratuity. Please note that Counterpart is charged for each lunch ordered, so if you have a reservation, payment is due even if you cannot attend.

The program will start at 12:30. Public wishing to attend only the program are welcome at no charge.

Counterpart is a local women’s organization whose mission is networking, broadening knowledge of our world, and providing support for local women and children.

March 2018 Program

March 7, 2018   12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn

Our speaker is Susan Howell-Stuk, Executive Director of Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging, located in Grand Haven. She will explain the organization’s commitment to nurture the enormous potential in the older adult’s physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social self. Also participating will be Jessie Riley, the Wellness Director, who will explain the types of wellness programs that are available at the Center.

Reservations are required for the lunch meeting at the Spring Lake Holiday Inn, and are due no later than noon February 5 (the Monday prior to the luncheon). Guests are welcome. To make or cancel reservations, email Martha Roldan at keltyroldan@msn.com or call her at (616) 607-9205. The $11.00 luncheon fee is due at the door and includes meal, dessert, beverage, and gratuity. Please note that Counterpart is charged for each lunch ordered, so if you have a reservation, payment is due even if you cannot attend.

The program will start at 12:30. Public wishing to attend only the program are welcome at no charge.

Counterpart is a local women’s organization whose mission is networking, broadening knowledge of our world, and providing support for local women and children.

February 2018 Program

February 7, 2018   12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn

Retired Judge Ed Post will present a photography program on Adventures in Nature. This program features images from the natural world and the interesting stories told by the plants, animals, and landscapes depicted. Ed became a serious photographer 30 years ago; and since that time he has worked and studied to hone his skills in photography, concentrating mainly on landscape and nature photography.

Reservations are required for the lunch meeting at the Spring Lake Holiday Inn, and are due no later than noon February 5 (the Monday prior to the luncheon). Guests are welcome. To make or cancel reservations, email Martha Roldan at keltyroldan@msn.com or call her at (616) 607-9205. The $11.00 luncheon fee is due at the door and includes meal, dessert, beverage, and gratuity. Please note that Counterpart is charged for each lunch ordered, so if you have a reservation, payment is due even if you cannot attend.

The program will start at 12:30. Public wishing to attend only the program are welcome at no charge.

Counterpart will also be collecting paper products for The People Center pantry, including paper towels, tissue, feminine products, and other household needs.

Counterpart is a local women’s organization whose mission is networking, broadening knowledge of our world, and providing support for local women and children.

January 2018 Program

January 3, 2018   12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn

Jeanette Weiden of the Local History and Genealogy Department at Loutit District Library in Grand Haven will share with us stories of “wicked” Grand Haven, including tales of mysterious crimes, and the murderers, miscreants, and other dubious characters who were all part of Grand Haven’s exciting past.

To make or cancel reservations, call or email Martha Roldan: 616.607.9205, keltyroldan@msn.com

Simply pay the $11.00 luncheon fee at the door.  Reservations are due by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon.  Please note: Counterpart is charged for each luncheon plate ordered. Once you make a reservation, payment for your meal is due even if you cannot attend the luncheon.

Public wishing to attend only the program are welcome at no charge. The program will start after lunch at approximately 12:30 pm.

Also…in January and February, we will be collecting paper products for The
People Center – toilet paper, paper towels, feminine products and other
things which cannot be bought with food stamps. Travel-size toiletries can be
brought to any Counterpart meeting for donation to the Center for Women in Transition.

December 2017 Program

December 6, 2017            12:00 pm                 Spring Lake Holiday Inn

Music, music, music!  Time to get into the spirit of the season with the Grand Haven High School Chorale! Because of their schedule, the program will begin at noon, with lunch to follow, so please plan to arrive accordingly.

To make or cancel reservations, call or email Martha Roldan: 616.607.9205, keltyroldan@msn.com

Simply pay the $11.00 luncheon fee at the door.  Reservations are due by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon.  Please note: Counterpart is charged for each luncheon plate ordered. Once you make a reservation, payment for your meal is due even if you cannot attend the luncheon.

November 2017 Program

November 1, 2017   12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn

Shark Tank winner Brad Boyink will speak at Counterpart’s November 1 program. His story takes an unexpected turn after the big win on the TV show, when the design for his product line was hijacked.

To make or cancel reservations, call or email Martha Roldan: 616.607.9205, keltyroldan@msn.com

Simply pay the $11.00 luncheon fee at the door.  Reservations are due by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon.  Please note: Counterpart is charged for each luncheon plate ordered. Once you make a reservation, payment for your meal is due even if you cannot attend the luncheon.

Public wishing to attend only the program are welcome at no charge. The program will start after lunch at approximately 12:30 pm.

October 2017 Program

October 4, 2017   12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn

Sarah Lewakowski will talk to us about TCM Counseling services. This year marks their 40th Anniversary in the Tri-Cities. She’ll update us on local mental health stats and provide suicide prevention resources. For more information about TCM, click here.

To make or cancel reservations, call or email Martha Roldan: 616.607.9205, keltyroldan@msn.com

Simply pay the $11.00 luncheon fee at the door.  Reservations are due by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon.  Please note: Counterpart is charged for each luncheon plate ordered. Once you make a reservation, payment for your meal is due even if you cannot attend the luncheon.

In addition, The Center for Women in Transition (CWIT) will be collecting gently used fall/winter clothes and accessories for the Winter Clothing Drive. CWIT will have a van at the entrance to the Holiday Inn to collect your donations from 11:30 to noon.  Receipts are available on request. Clean out your closets and put those little-worn outfits and accessories to good use.  At CWIT, women can visit the “Wardrobe for Work” and are assisted in selecting several outfits that can be worn for interviews and work attire. CWIT is also in need of personal care products and gently used towels.

September 2017 Program

September 6, 2017   12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn

September’s program will be given by our own Counterpart member, Jennifer Sunderlin. Jennifer is the founder and president of Graceland Farms Foundation.  She founded Graceland Farms Foundation to help Lakeshore area schools get the training and resources they need in order to educate children with special needs. Area teachers have the opportunity to earn a Graceland Farms Foundation scholarship to the National Downs Syndrome Conference each year. There are additional phases of the foundation to be rolled out in the future. Currently, Graceland Farms Foundation serves Ottawa, Muskegon, and Kent Counties.

To make or cancel reservations, call or email Martha Roldan: 616.607.9205, keltyroldan@msn.com

Simply pay the $11.00 luncheon fee at the door.  Reservations are due by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon.  Please note: Counterpart is charged for each luncheon plate ordered. Once you make a reservation, payment for your meal is due even if you cannot attend the luncheon.

August 2017 Program

August 2, 2017   12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn

Jim VanTol, co-chair of Battle on the Boardwalk with Aaron Smaka (head coach Grand Haven Volleyball), will speak to Counterpart about the fundraising volleyball tournament planned for Waterfront Stadium on Friday, August 25. The event sponsors a scholarship for volleyball players, funds a middle school B team, allowing additional athletes to play, covers the costs of the courts and nets for the event at the waterfront and covers additional volleyball program costs.

To make or cancel reservations, call or email Martha Roldan: 616.607.9205, keltyroldan@msn.com

Simply pay the $11.00 luncheon fee at the door.  Reservations are due by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon.  Please note: Counterpart is charged for each luncheon plate ordered. Once you make a reservation, payment for your meal is due even if you cannot attend the luncheon.