February 2, 2015

Big News!!  We’ve changed the meeting date of the February Board of Directors meeting to TUESDAY, February 24th.  We are doing this so that we will visit our brand new.  We changed the date since the legislators aren’t in session on Mondays.   Here is our schedule:

9:15 am:      Meet at MSMS Headquarters, 120 W Saginaw, E. Lansing
9:20 am:      Briefing by Steve and others about the issues
9:40 am:      Carpool to the Capital
10 am:         Get to Know the Legislature Day begins
Noon or so:  Lunch and brief MSMSA Board meeting near the Capital
1 pm:           Get to Know the Legislature Day continues
3-3:30 pm:   adjourn  (if you need to leave earlier, we understand)

All Alliance members are invited to attend.  Legislators like to see their constituents.

One of the benefits of belonging to MSMSA is that each county can receive a $250 health promotions grant for any health project done during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  In addition, this fiscal year only, each county can receive an (up to) $500 grant for an Immunization related project.  Grants must be approved by the Executive Committee so the sooner you apply the sooner you receive the funds.  The Executive Committee meets right before the next Board meeting onTUESDAY, February 24th.  Send your grant application (found under the County Alliances tab) by email (nancyjkf@yahoo.com) or fax (616-335-5060) to me by February 23rd.

If you haven’t done so, mark your calendar for The Annual Session to be held May 1 and 2 at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids.  We will be meeting at the same time MSMS is meeting so be sure to bring your spouse. Every state dues paying member of the Alliance is invited and encouraged to attend the Annual Session May 1 and 2.  This is your opportunity to influence the future path of your organization!!

Keep on walking, er skiing?

Nancy