A Message from the MACC Membership Committee
|Currently the Chamber has 75 members, of which 1/3rd
are enjoying the second year of their two-year discounted membership, 44 are
renewing members and six are brand new to our Chamber! All of these members have joined in their preferred
category as a business, individual/family or non-profit entity. Although we encourage joining before April 15th,
we continue to receive applications and many are also responding with support
for Country Days and the Hot Air Balloon Festival. If you have not yet submitted your
application for membership please do so; we are hoping to exceed our roster of
118 members last year, and no one will be turned away! ~Carole Porretta, Membership Chairperson
SAVE THE DATE - 3RD WEDNESDAY in MAY
|The next MACC General Membership meeting will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, May 16th, beginning at 12:30pm. One of our long time members has graciously offered to host the meeting at the beautiful McLaren Cancer Institute located at 1295 Barry Drive, Lapeer, MI. The meeting will be conducted in the Community Room and a $5 donation would be appreciated. The menu for lunch is rolled sandwiches, a variety of salads, cookies
and brownie, coffee and water. The Director of McLaren's Wound
and Hyperbaric Center will join us and talk about the center
and offer a tour to anyone interested. Please RSVP by May 14th if interested in attending to email@example.com or 810-678-MACC.|
Children Helping Seniors
|The staff at Metacare Inc. would like to thank all the local businesses that supported Metacare Inc.'s charity event on May 6 themed around children helping seniors! The Talent Contest was open to children within the community between the ages of 2-16. This contest gave local children a chance to showcase their talents in front of their families as well as bring joy to the residents at Metacare Inc. Three of the residents were thrilled to portray their role as "judges." Talents ranged from singing and piano playing to a very young musician! The top 3 winners received gift certificates from the Historic White Horse Inn. |
However, ALL participants were winners and left with a goodie bag of items provided by our sponsors - Celebration of the Horse, Community Insurance Center, Historic White Horse Inn, Ice Mountain Figure Skating Club, Lapeer District Library – Metamora Branch, Metamora Chamber of Commerce, Pistachio’s Deli & Scoops, PNC Bank, Spinal Solutions Chiropractic & Wellness Center, The Village Taxidermist.
The cost to participate was a new or slightly used stuffed animal for "Stuffed Animals for Emergencies" organization. This organization is dedicated to helping children within our own communities who could use the comfort during traumatic and emotional situations. It is a free way that communities can work together to help others as well as helping our planet by recycling stuffed animals that are in wonderful condition and shouldn't be thrown away. "All donations received go directly to children in need...your items are never sold!"
If you were unable to attend the charity event but interested in taking part, you are welcome to drop off a stuffed animal to
the facility during the week of May 6th between the hours of
Lots of Fun Happenings in our Neighboring Community
|"Bring your Buns Downtown" to Oxford on May 17-20 in celebration of their Backyards Burgers event! Fun for the whole family - best burger contest, DIY projects, kids activities, carnival, live entertainment and more!|
Oxford Chamber of Commerce 38th Annual Golf Outing on June 22nd. If interested, you have until June 15th to get the early bird rate so there is still time to get your registration form in, however, the Chamber will need to know who will be playing as team/individual so they can send an update to the golf committee. Please contact Holly at the Oxford C of C via phone 248-628-0410 for more golfing details!
|The Marguerite deAngeli Branch of the Lapeer District Library does! The library will be offering a free presentation on Backyard Beekeeping on Monday, May 21, 2012 from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. There are an estimated 200,000 beekeepers in the United States; most are hobbyists with less than 25 hives. Beekeepers tend to enjoy animals, plants and be curious about nature and living organisms in general. The benefit of harvesting fresh honey from your own hive makes beekeeping a rewarding hobby.|
Richard Leonard from the Michigan Beekeepers Association has been keeping bees for over 35 years. He began his first beehive as a swarm at age 15, shortly after he started working for a local beekeeper. He currently keeps over 30 hives in the Lapeer area. Mr. Leonard will be sharing his expertise on beginning backyard beekeeping with attendees.
To register for this informational program please call (810) 664-6971. For more information about this or other upcoming library events please visit www.library.lapeer.org.
Murphy 's Drive for Education!
|Murphy Elementary School is hosting their annual Drive for Education 2012 GOLF SCRAMBLE. This exciting event is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, at the Metamora Golf & Country Club. Registration begins at 7:30am and Shotgun Start at 8:00am. Register Your Team Today! Click here for more details!|
Gallery 194 is offering an Advanced Acrylic Painting Workshop with...
...Jacquie Piechowski beginning June 8, 2012. This workshop is for painters that want a fresh approach to painting with acrylics on varied scales in a small, intimate group of adult artists at her studio. The workshop will be a week of intensive painting sessions.
The emphasis will be on incorporating a freer approach to beginning a painting and then building on that initial color field. Several finished paintings should be possible at week’s end. The studio sessions will utilize the woodland and wetland landscapes at Aspen Creek Studio.
Cost is $110 for 6 sessions. The class will meet at Gallery 194 Friday, June 8 and begin the studio portion the week of June 11th at Aspen Creek Studio in North Branch from 10am to 2pm each day.
Call Gallery 194 at 810-245-4223, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop into the gallery during gallery hours Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 6pm to register. Gallery 194 is located on the corner of Court and West Nepessing streets in downtown Lapeer next to the historic Pix Theater.