Wayne Update June 2018

May’s member of the Month was Kate Brink Harrison.  Congratulations to Kate!  You can read more about her below.

On April 21st we hosted two health and wellness events.  One was located at Pure Barre in Plymouth and the other was located Detroit Yoga Lab.  Afterwards, all participants were invited to go out for brunch, socializing, networking.

At the end of April, several members of our board had the chance to attend the WLAM Centennial Gala and Board Meeting.  Everyone had a blast and we all looked great!

Finishing up our 2017-2018 year, we held our Regional Annual Meeting on May 17, 2018 at the Detroit Athletic Club.  The theme for our panel of speakers was Learning to Lead: A discussion on strengthening communities by supporting and inspiring our children.  Our panelists included  Amanda (Amy) Good,  M.S.W., Chief Executive Officer and Director of Alternatives for Girls; Professor Dana Thompson, a clinical professor of law at University of Michigan Law School and founding Director of the law school’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic; Steven Benson, an English teacher from Mumford High School in the Detroit Public School System; Judge Mariam Saad Bazzi, from the Third Circuit Court; and our panel moderator, Jerome Crawford, Associate General Counsel of Horizon Global Corporation.  We had more than 30 people attend and take part in the discussion with questions from the audience.  The takeaway from the evening was that an individual does not become a leader based upon a title which was bestowed upon them, but instead based upon their integrity, willingness to listen and learn, and ability to “call in” instead of “call out” during difficult situations.

2018-19 Board of Directors: 

  • Genevieve Delonis, President
  • Alexandria Casperson, Vice President
  • Santana Knight Schneider, Recording Secretary
  • Abril Valdes, Corresponding Secretary
  • Kirsten Silwanowicz, Treasurer
  • Grace Trueman, Immediate Past President
  • Kathleen (Kathy) Corpus, Director at Large-Membership
  • Deborah Pospiech, Director at Large-Finance
  • Amanda Marler (Tourangeau), Regional Representative

Watch for emails this summer about the annual planning meeting open to everyone as well as Legal Libations with dates and times TBD!