Speaker Date Topic
Monday Speakers: Maria Woloson & Geri Rinschler Mar 04, 2024 12:00 PM
League of Women Voters - Oakland Area

Maria Woloson (League President) and Geri Rinchler (3rd VP, Community Engagement) are representatives of the League of Women Voters, Oakland Area. Their presentation will cover information about the voting proposals approved in the 2022 Michigan election. 

The League of Women Voters Oakland Area serves 60 communities and 27 school districts in Oakland County, Michigan. It is one of two local Leagues in Oakland County. The other is the League of Women Voters Troy Area. T

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

 

 

 

Monday Meeting Speaker: Nina Ignaczak Mar 11, 2024 12:00 PM
Planet Detroit
Planet Detroit

Nina Misuraca Ignaczak is an award-winning Metro Detroit-based editor, journalist and documentary filmmaker. She is the founder, publisher, and editor of Planet Detroit, a digital media startup with a mission to produce quality climate, equity, health and environment journalism in the public interest that centers grassroots voices, holds power accountable, spotlights solutions + serves the community.

Since its inception in 2019, Planet Detroit has won awards and recognition from the Society for Professional Journalists Detroit, the Institute for Nonprofit News, and LION Publishers.

Before her career in journalism, she worked in urban planning in local government and nonprofit sectors. She has a Master of Science in Natural Resource Ecology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Monday Meeting Speaker: Kelly Stubbe Mar 18, 2024 12:00 PM
Birmingham YMCA
Birmingham YMCA

Join us for a presentation by Kelly Stubbe who has been the Executive Director of the Birmingham YMCA since July 2022. She will share an update on our local Y's actviities, recent successes, and future plans. 

Kelly Stubbe serves as an Executive Director within the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and advances the Y's mission through effective operations, ongoing staff and volunteer development, and community collaboration. She has been with the Y Movement since 2011 and started her journey as so many do, a Day Camp Counselor!  Kelly is also a board member for our Birmingham Rotary Club. 

 

Monday Speaker: Bill Proctor Mar 25, 2024 12:00 PM
Presentation topic coming soon

Information on Mr. Proctor's presenation and background will be shared soon! 

Monday Meeting Speaker: Ron Zimmerman Apr 01, 2024 12:00 PM
Rank MI Vote
Rank MI Vote

Rank MI Vote is a Michigan-based volunteer-run, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to educating the Michigan public about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), and placing before voters electoral reforms that increase the range of choices on the ballot while producing fairer outcomes.

Ron Zimmerman is a board member of Rank MI Vote. 

Monday Speaker: Jeffrey Imerman Apr 08, 2024 12:00 PM
Presentation topic coming soon
Presentation topic coming soon

Jeffrey Imerman has a diverse background and passionate committment to his community. He is the co-founder of CLOZTALK and is a board member of Imerman Angels, an organization founded by his brother. 

Monday Speaker: A. Harvey Bell, IV Apr 15, 2024 12:00 PM
"Our Journey to a Pleasant Future Vision"
"Our Journey to a Pleasant Future Vision"

Professor Bell has been a resident of Birmingham for a little over 76 years and he and his wife have lived on Pleasant Street in Birmingham for 49 years. 

Academic Career at University of Michigan: A Harvey Bell, IV is one of the College’s first Professor of Engineering Practice and also serves as the Co-director of the Multidisciplinary Design Program. He comes back to college after a 39 year career in the automotive industry with General Motors. During his career with General Motors some of his significant positions were: Chief Engineering, 2.5 Liter Engine, Vehicle Chief Engineer, 4th Generation Camaro and Firebird, Executive Director, Advanced Vehicle Development Center for North America. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and undertook undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Michigan-Dearborn.

 

Monday Speaker: Mark Mals Apr 22, 2024 12:00 PM
Mercy Education Project
Mercy Education Project

Mark Mals is the Executive Director, Mercy Education Project – Detroit. 

 

Through studying philosophy and art history at Michigan State University, Mark Mals discovered truth and beauty. Through numerous volunteer opportunities within the city of Detroit, while earning an M.Div. from Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Mark was exposed to the suffering and humanity in the world. Through years of teaching theology and philosophy at Detroit Loyola High School and the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, Mark encountered the potential in others. Through his family, and all others he encounters, Mark realizes that treating others with kindness, compassion, and love is just a better way to live. Following many years of tutoring young girls at Mercy Education Project (MEP) in southwest Detroit, Mark found his way to becoming MEP’s executive director in 2021. Mark is passionate about helping women and girls live in a world immersed in equality and equity, just as intended.

Monday Speaker: Linda Kozianowski Apr 29, 2024 12:00 PM
Easterseals MORC
Easterseals MORC

Linda Kozianowski is the Director of Development for Easterseals MORC. She is dedicated to spreading the word about Easterseals MORC and what the organizaiton does. Linda values every opporutnity to educate the community about the individuals served by Easterseals MORC.  Even if you do not need the services of Easterseals MORC you may know someone who does, and that is what drives her mission.  

The mission of Easterseals MORC is to lead the way to 100% equity, inclusion, and access for people with disabilities, families, and communities. We value individuals for their different talents, backgrounds, identities, cultures, experiences,  and abilities, and are committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that encourages and values diversity where respect, appreciation, equality, and inclusion are core values. 

Easterseals assists more than one million children and adults with disabilities and their families annually through a nationwide network of more than 450 service sites. Each center provides top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the particular community it serves.

No Meeting - Memorial Day Holiday May 27, 2024
Meeting Canceled for Holiday