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Wednesday, December 7th we were at the beautiful ballroom at McKay Tower. This year the theme was "A Who-liday Ball in Who-ville". Attire ranged from business to formal wear and bright colors were highly encouraged. Dinner was provided by Kangaroo Kitchen. Even the grinch himself was in attendance! It was a wonderful and memorable evening.
Events & Education Committee
-Plan all programs and events per WCR guidelines
-Communicate with venue and organize all details including food, seating, technology, etc
-Communicate with speakers for booking, content, help prepare for presentation
-Work with treasurer for budgets and payments
-Create program Powerpoint presentations
-Communicate closely with financial and marketing
WCR teamed up with YPN! The Young Professionals Network had been busy planning their annual event EMERGE! The mixer will took place from 2:00-4:00pm immediately following EMERGE! This mixer was the biggest and baddest of the year.
For the October breakfast program, we welcomed Robin Weller and Kristine Roskiewics with Premier Designs Inc. Premier Designs believes their purpose is to enrich every life they touch. They provide people a way to find identity, achievement and success. These ladies tackled the subjects of what to wear and when, covering both men and women. Proper attire and accessories help give you confidence. Confidence provides many advantages in life and helps you become more successful.
At the September breakfast program we heard an update from Jeff Olsen, the Director of Development for 616. As Director of Development, Jeff oversees the entire construction process through the point of stabilization. Before the shovel hits the ground, he is working in the hind ground with city officials and associated neighborhoods, collaborating on design, zoning, and other project specific details. Jeff makes sure that the 616 noble purpose is carried out through the highest and best use of each and every one of their projects. It was exciting to hear about 616 Developments progress and what new projects may be on the horizon.
It is time to start thinking about 2017 and electing officers for our local WCR chapter. The window for submitting an application is now through September 21, 2016. The Nominating Committee will review the applications and compile the slate of officers. We will vote at our October 13th monthly Breakfast meeting and announce our new 2017 officers at that time. If you ever wanted to begin a leadership path that could take you to a national leadership level , now is the time. Remember our theme to "Fulfill your dream in 2016" is real. Benefits of being part of leadership include experience, recognition, and credibility. There are also educational benefits and covered travel expenses. Start now, fill out the application and send it to our Nominations Committee Chairperson, Shelley Frody email@example.com.
The 19th Annual Golf Outing took place at the beautiful Thornapple River Golf Club. The weather showed us a nice relief from the heat. It was a great day of golf, food, networking, and fun! A big thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, and attendees.
REALTORS across the United States increasingly operate within multi-cultural business environments which are strikingly diverse. The course was designed to equip REALTORS with an understanding of how to increase their Cultural Intelligence and leverage the unique benefits which can be obtained through being culturally proficient. It was a pleasure to hear Lola Audu (WCR Western Michigan President 2013) speak on the subject.
The Winning Minds Group offers corporate training packages inclusive of on-site presentations, new hire training, and individualized coaching and consulting for high level executive and leadership teams. Their Mission is Simple…helping people to reach new levels of personal and professional success. Their philosophy is built upon a foundation of excellence based on belief, attitude and competence in helping others to realize their true potential and life purpose. Matt De La Cruz, CEO & Founder of The Winning Minds Group and Certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach with the John Maxwell Team passionately deliver awe-inspiring, high level training sessions that are sure to keep an audience captivated. Thanks to everyone who came out to listen to Matt's message.
Thanks to all who joined us for breakfast and conversation with marine, businessman, and former Ambassador Peter Secchia. Ambassador Secchia served in the US Marine Corps. He graduated with a degree in Economics from Michigan State University and holds honorary doctorate degrees from several universities including his alma mater. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Universal Forest Products, Inc. and Chairman of River City Food Company. Honored in 1994 as Michigan’s Master Entrepreneur of the Year, Ambassador Secchia was recognized as the state’s outstanding self-made businessman. In 1995, the Economic Club of West Michigan named him “Businessman of the Year.” It was a treat to hear some of his insight.