On November 1, 2012, the Wayne Region held its Member Mixer at Wah-hoo in Detroit. In addition to the traditional socializing, the attendees were invited to join the Wayne Region’s 2013 Team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Thanks to all who came out for this great event!
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, on October 18, 2012 the Wayne Region partnered with the Wayne County Family Bar in sponsoring a Lunch-n-Learn. The topic was the new Wayne County Solution Oriented Domestic Violence Prevention Court, and speakers included Legal Director, Katie Strickfaden and Glenda Cook from YWCA Interim House. In conjunction with that event and the Region’s theme of “Do One Thing”, it hosted a dinner at the YWCA Interim House for victims of domestic violence on November 4th. The Wayne Region thanks its volunteers for making both events a huge success.
The 4th Annual bench bar Culinary Challenge for charities was held on a beautiful June 14 evening at the home of Court of Appeals Judge Kirsten Frank Kelly. The event raised over $16,000 for three charities: Alternatives for Girls, Crossroads for Youth and the WLAM Foundation's scholarship fund. Over 200 people attended.
Although the event is not an official WLAM event, it is well supported by WLAM members, on the committee, and in attendance.
Thank you all who attended, donated, volunteered for, otherwise supported and/or enjoyed the evening.
See the attached Annual Report for a summary of Wayne Region's activities from May 2010 - April 2011. This report was submitted to the State Board of WLAM and copies were available to members at the Annual Meeting Lunch on May 12. We currently have 140 members, an almost 40% increase from a year ago and only 10 below Allison's goal of 150 for this year!
We swore in the new Board, presented WLAM banners to new judicial WLAM members from the Wayne Circuit Court, Hon. Megan Maher Brennan, Hon. Charlene Elder and Hon. Connie Kelley, and listened to words of wisdom from WLAM member and State Bar President-Elect Julie Fershtman on "Learning to Lead". All this happened on May 12 at Andiamo Riverfront @ the Wayne Region's annual meeting lunch.
See the photos.
2011 - 2012 Board
President Jeri Parkin
Vice President Nichole Hunter
Recording Secretary Julie Pfitzenmaier Cotant
Corresponding Secretary Hayley Rohn-Dave
Treasurer Tenicia Vanzant
State Board Regional Representative Melissa Perkins
Immediate Past President Allison Bach