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.

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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.

July 2017 Program

July 5, 2017   12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn

Robert W. Siegel, Jr. is the author of Learn to Lead with Love: A Field Guide to Building a Team with Heart. Siegel has over 30 years experience in leadership as a teacher, coach, principal, and adjunct professor. Bob desires to lead others in a positive way while employing lots of humor in his daily interactions.

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.

June 2017 Program

June 7, 2017   12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn

Counterpart’s June 7 meeting will feature the announcement of the 2017 Distinguished Woman of the Year, as well as the summer clothing drive for the Center for Women in Transition (CWIT). Members are encouraged to invite their mothers and/or daughters to this meeting.

The Woman of the Year award recognizes the volunteer service and leadership of one special woman in our community. Nominees must volunteer at a policy-making level, show outstanding achievement in their professions, maintain high personal and professional ethics, and reside in the Tri-Cities area.

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.

May 2017 Program

May 3, 2017    12:00 pm   Spring Lake Holiday Inn

Janet Hasselbring will tell us about the Tri-Cities Area Imagination Library (T.A.I.L.), affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides quality, age-appropriate books, FREE, every month to children, birth to age 5, living in the Grand Haven or Spring Lake area school districts. The books are mailed directly from the Dolly Parton Foundation to the children’s homes as gifts, sent with dignity and respect. The early childhood literacy program is designed to inspire and nurture a love of reading in children by establishing a bond with their family and friends — a crucial component of literacy.

Reservations are required for the lunch meeting at the Spring Lake Holiday Inn, and are due no later than noon May 1 (the Monday prior to the luncheon). Guests are welcome. To make or cancel reservations, email Martha Roldan: 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.

Public wishing to hear the program without attending the luncheon are welcome to attend at no cost and should arrive by 12:30.