Week of 6.26.17

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Suite Dreams Project Hats Off Luncheon

From the first sip of pink bubbly (in a split with a pink straw) to the Hat Crawl guests’ exit with huge, hot pink balloons, the 16th annual Hats Off Luncheon was a dreamy, Sweet/Suite Sixteen production. During the reception the sold-out crowd (400 @ $150, $200-patron) oohed and aahed each others’ hats and bought all of the 1,000 chance auction raffle tickets. The luncheon program emceed by Rhonda Walker had highlights. Ali MacManus, a songwriter/singer who was born prematurely with multiple birth defects and has survived 11 major surgeries, got a standing ovation when she sang her composition “Breaking Free.”
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oakland confidential

July 2017

GET WELL SOON: We know others will join us in wishing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson a speedy recovery after back surgery on June 1 in the green mountain state of North Carolina. Word is he had a pretty aggressive surgery to help him get out of the wheelchair he was finding himself bound to more and more, and one Republican said that he is already feeling better. Patterson was seriously ...more»
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"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth"

~ Muhammad Ali

It is often difficult to measure the "economic value that non-profits add to our society, simply because the end product of our organizational processes are not tangible products or services, but rather intangible outcomes such as behavioral changes, reduced rates, or improved results of some sort. However, there is true economic value that we add to our society, and, to mankind."...more>
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Summer for Our Children at The Community House

"The building blocks of self-esteem are belonging, learning and contributing. Camps offer unique opportunities for children to succeed in these three vital areas, and even beyond home and school" – Michael Popkin, Ph.D

Since The Community House was established nearly a century ago, children's classes, programs and services at The Community House have been at the center of our mission, purpose and vision. Our founders envisioned The Community House to be a place where young people from our community and surrounding region would gather for comraderie, learning and enrichment....more>
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