Week of 5.22.17

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Older Persons Commission Charity Gala

The 15th annual fundraiser for Rochester’s Older Persons Commission’s Meals on Wheels program attracted 375 ($150 ticket) to the Royal Park Hotel to party in a Monte Carlo mode. Chance-takers could bid on jewelry from Aurum Designs, pick their own prize in a chance raffle of 13 packages and, after dinner while Frank Sinatra tribute singer Mark Randisi entertained, play casino games and turn their winnings into raffle tickets. WXYZ’s Dave LewAllen emceed the dinner program in which 96-year old Erv Bauer, a Meals on Wheels recipient since his wife died three years ago, admitted, “I can’t even boil water.”  He called the program “a real treasure” because ....” the drivers (greet you) with a smile...and are someone to talk to every day...we really appreciate you sponsors...thank you kindly.”
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oakland confidential

June 2017

DUMBING IT DOWN: State Rep. Mike McCready (R-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) has introduced a legislative proposal to reduce the number of members of the state House of Representatives from 110 to 76, or about one-third. "We currently have three House members for every three state Senate seats," McCready said, noting there are 38 state Senate members. Each state ...more»
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Birmingham looking for volunteers

02/03/2017 - Birmingham city officials have announced openings on several boards and committees, representing a wide range of opportunities and interests.

Whether your area of interest is art, history, television and cablecasting, architecture, storm water and sewer operations, or transportation, there is an opportunity for residents to make a difference and participate in the community.

Some of the committees meet once a month; others twice a month; and others, as needed.

The Advisory Parking Committee is seeking two members, one of which is building owner, the other a restaurant owner.

The Architectural Review Board is looking for one member who is a resident and a licensed Michigan architect.

The cablecasting board is seeking one regular member and one alternate.

The Historic District Study committee needs three regular members.

The Multi-Modal Transportation Board has openings for two alternate members.

The Storm Water Utility Appeals Board has vacancies for three regular members and two alternates.

The Triangle District Corridor Improvement Authority is seeking one regular member.

Requirements for each board or committee, as well as how to apply, can be found at the city clerk's office or on the city's website.

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