Current Community Service Project

 
 

The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2019/2020 is excited to announce our community service project: Leadership by the Book

This year we are partnering with the Cadillac Wexford Public Library and the class of 2019/2020 needs your support. Our goal is to raise $30,500.00 for the purchase of updated mobile and modern furniture. The library strives to provide a comfortable and friendly environment but their seating is aging rapidly. This new equipment will help to provide residents with a safe and welcoming physical place to meet and interact with others or to sit quietly and read.  

In 2018, the Cadillac branch welcomed over 85,000 visitors. People of all ages came to browse books, use the free internet, make copies, attend meetings, enjoy programs, meet for playdates, connect with friends or to just utilize one of the last public spaces that does not require money to use. This kind of usage is something to celebrate!  But it does create a lot of wear and tear on the furniture. 

It is due to their dedication to our community’s wellness and education that we have chosen to partner with the Cadillac Wexford Public Library.

Community Service Project Request

 
 

Cadillac Leadership, a program of the Chamber will begins its class in September of each year. The Leadership program is designed to create leadership skill development and provide participants with a better understanding of the Cadillac area, its resources and challenges. The class of, on average, twenty adults will take part in monthly class sessions, numerous site visits and complete a community service project to benefit the greater Cadillac area. Are you or your employees aware of an organization that may have a service project suggestion for our new Leadership class? The goal of the project is to identify a community want or need and come to a consensus on how to work through the process to complete the project within 9 months (Sept. – May). The project presents an opportunity for the participants to work as a team, on committees, practice in project development skills while providing a direct benefit to enhance our area This is an opportunity to submit in writing, including cost, service project recommendations. Please be specific in what is required of the group, and the extent of your involvement as their community partner. The Leadership class will review all submissions. Selection will be based on the criteria of the Cadillac Leadership service project guidelines with final approval of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

All entries must be submitted by 5:00 pm, on Friday in August 28th, 2020, to Cadillac Leadership, 222 Lake Street, Cadillac, MI 49601.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Katelyn DeKam at 231-775-9776 or email leadership@cadillac.org.

Past Community Service Projects

 
 

Project activities have given CLS participants an opportunity to practice and enhance their leadership skills. They have formed lasting friendships and expanded their community networks. They also get a better understanding of community needs and share a sense of accomplishment for a job well done.

We are always looking to update our website. If you have any pictures or information from past projects, please feel free to contact us at newsletter@cadillac.org.

1992

Community Partner: Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce

Project: Relocation packets

1993

Community Partner: City of Cadillac

Project: Cadillac welcoming signs

1994

Community Partners: Council on Aging, Community Mental Health, Mercy Hospital, Lakeview Lutheran Manor & Autumnwood of McBain Day Break

Project: Adult Day Care Center

1995

Community Partner: Michigan Dept. of Transportation

Project: Highway clean up

1996

Community Partner: Cadillac Teen Center

Project: Chaperoned dance

1997

Community Partner: Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce

Project: Spirit of Community Award

1998

Community Partner: Cadillac Leadership Program

Project: Extensive re-development of existing leadership program

1999

Community Partner: Jaycees

Project: “Kenwood Community Playground”

2000

Community Partner: American Heart Association

Project: “Jump Start Your Heart” defibrillators for local emergency vehicles

Class Members: Elain Collier, Dave Embertson, Wayne Fox, Tina Gehrke, Karen Guiney, Carlton Kohler, Cindy Long, Brian Lydick, Carol Morgan, Christie Norman, Elizabeth Schweitzer, Matt Seward, Deborah Thompson, Lionel Weedon, Jon Wennstrom, Tracy Winkle, Will VanderPol

2001

Community Partner: Wexford County

Project: “The Wex Floor…and More!”

Class Members: Tom Aldrich, Kristen Anderson, Theresa Dimmick, Carol Donahue, Scott Farley, Katrina Griswold, Traci Hall, Julie Keller, Corey Kohler, Jim MacKenzie, Emily Potvin, Diane Seehase, Julie VanAlst 

2002

Community Partner: CASA/City of Cadillac

Project: “Field of Dreams” Bridge Project

Class Members: Mona Alpers, Amy Bilyea, Kristin Bonney, Cristen Brandsma, Dave Champion, James Charles, Chad Denike, Charity England, Jeff Hawke, Tracey Kanouse, Rick Marczak, Pete Suminski, Donna Weaver

2003

Community Partner: Wexford Co. Habitat for Humanity

Project: “Nehemiah II” Reading Book Project for second grade students

Class Members: Gary Anderson, Suzie Brannam, Carolyn Brooks, Colleen Buckley, Deb Christie, Patty Clous, Alan Cooper, Mike Finstrom, Jennifer Gaffke, Shelley Hurrell, Bobbi Jo Jacobson, Linda Kent, Brandy Loveless, Mary MacEachern, Tim Martin, Tim McNalley, Hollie Olson, Mary Rosser, Lois Stryzynski, Jeannine Taylor, Kevin Venhuizen, Christy Wennstrom

2004

Community Partner: OASIS/Family Resource Center

Project: Project “Warm Welcome” building improvements to the women’s shelter

Class Members: Jerry Adams, Paul Gaffke, Sara Garrod, Kristi Goebel, Brent Haskin, Karen Karpicke, Kathy Kimmel, Peter Lanc, Teresa Langworthy, Melissa Mcpherson, Krista Miller, Bill Mitchell, Ginger Ranguette, Sue Conradson, Holly Schonert, MaryJo Shivlie, Julie Snider, Nichole Young

2005

Community Partner: Cadillac Area Public Schools

Project: Cooley School “I Can” Project, renovations to the student center and enhancements to the entryway and gymnasium

Class Members: Shari Ault, Heather Brannam, Jon Catlin, Judy Catto, Josh Eling, Bonnie, Forbes, Sara Hoffman, Tammy Kangas, Pam Klifman, Peg Lutz, Katie McLaughlin, Rick Odette, Bruce Pfeiffer, Bethany Piziks, Sheila Richardson, Valerie Shultz, Tony Silveri, Nancy Tanner, Nat Wayman

2006

Community Partner: Northern Lakes Community Mental Health

Project: Club Cadillac “Hope for the Future” enhance, update & redesign the training area and improve the Lobby/Library area

Class Members: Joanne Bear, David Cox, Barb Depew, Bob Hunt, Ginny Johnson, Mike Kelso, Stephanie Kline, Vicki Long, Brooks Lucas, Penny MacEachern, Carol Nelson, Leslie Nowlin, Lindsay Rumohr, Christiane Sanburn, Mark Sanburn, Shannon Smith, Jackie Soltman, Scott Tanner, Kari Wineland

2007

Community Partner: Cadillac Area Public Schools

Project: Camp Torenta…Another 100 Years. Construction of a new cabin

Class Members: Iwalani Baker, Sandy Blevins, Patrick Bunting, Clare Colwell, Nancy Culp, Sharon Dagon, Jeffrey Dietlin, Carla Filkins, Elizabeth Hanson, David Holland, Amanda Johnston, Robert Lockhart, Ruth Mitchell, Donna Molnar, Lorie Moriarty, Charlotte Nisbet, Janeen Russell, Charles Schwarz, Chris Sodergren, Vincent Tembreull

2008

Community Partner: New Hope Shelter Organization

Project: Renovation of a transitional home for families

Class Members: Tom Armstrong, Tammy Arrand, Corey Christensen, Christy Church, Heather Corner, Wayne Crawford, Julie Dyer, Ryan Ellis, Leigh Gifford, Joanna Hoenshell, Sara Keinath, Tom King, Luther Lovell, Kristin McKinley, Dave Miller, Lori Murton, Laura Sawyer, Steve Selewski, Nancy Tanner, Andy Ulrich, Tera Veddler, Rob Wing

2009

Community Partner: United Way of Wexford County

Project: Wexford County “Get Connected” bringing 2-1-1 to our area

Class Members: Lisa Bannon, Rob Best, Chad Brunink, Chris Crawley, Joe Davy, Shelly Davy, Deb Garvon, Marielle Hill, Andy Holtgrieve, Nick Kassuba, Lia Krantz, Heather Martinson, Julie McAllister, Michelle Payne, Sandy Smith, Mark Snider, Jason Stahl, Tim Town, Rob Tuck, Marcia Wieringa

2010

Community Partner: Cadillac Area Public Schools

Project: CAPS Quest Initiative

Class Members: Lisa Bannon, Rob Best, Chad Brunink, Chris Crawley, Joe Davy, Shelly Davy, Deb Garvon, Marielle Hill, Andy Holtgrieve, Nick Kassuba, Lia Krantz, Heather Martinson, Julie McAllister, Michelle Payne, Sandy Smith, Mark Snider, Jason Stahl, Tim Town, Rob Tuck, Marcia Wieringa

2011

Community Partner: City of Cadillac

Project: “Cadillac Leadership Pride” Lakeside Pavilion at Kenwood Park

Class Members: Kris Barcey, Daniella Bell, Alan Belville, Katrina Bontekoe, Tina Champion, Ann Clous, Michelle R. DeView, Cody Dick, Michelle Geiger, Andrea Herman, Danielle Kline, Scott Leesch, Karl Marcusse, Nick Nowlin, Bill Panasiewicz, Heather Peterson, Brian Scwiegl, Annie Shetler, Dan Smith, Kelly Smith, Ken Tyrer, Shannon Lee Welihan, Dana Ray Willis

2012

Community Partner: After 26 Project

Project: “Building Hope” The After 26 Patio Project

Class Members: Cheri Bechtel, Brian Bejcek, Jason Black, Kayla D. Bodary, Paul Booth, Jackie Bottomly, Julie Boss, Tracy Coe, Peg Devereaux, Lindsey Evans, Kyle Farmer, Cindy Frohmader, Lauren Heilman, Jeff Kassien, Jodi Keeler, Deb Maxey, Mike Morin, Zach Nimeth, Niki Schultz, Janine Skunda, Darcy Tacoma

2013

Community Partner: Wexford County Council on Aging

Project: “DayBreak…The Next Generation” New roofing, windows and siding to the home and detached garage

Class Members: Mark Ashley, Rae Berwald, Adam Cooley, Steve Drabik, Josh Hesselink, Laura Hoisington, Meghan Howell, Jeff Jennette, Jenni Johnson, Jon Johnson, Laura Johnson, Serena Johnson, Kara Kosloski, Tac Lee, Buster McClure, Dan Miller, Jennifer Neff, Danielle Nordhof, Brian Priddle, Katelyn Richard, DeAnn Schneider, Kelli Schutte, Eric Seguin

2014

Community Partner: City of Cadillac

Project: “Lakefront Play Project” Construction of an ADA compliant play structure to be placed along the Keith McKellop Walkway

Class Members: Jojo Allen, Bob Badner, Matt Boersma, LeAnne Bush, Kendra Dolorfino, Cassandra Drys, Eric Gildner, Karie Hankins, Darin Kearns, Carl Kielbasa, Stefanie LaRoque, BobbiJo McNeilly, Jamie Mielke-Mitchell, Michelle Norton, Joshua Patrick, Craig Peters, Kerry Porter, Bill Rickard, Jason Roderick, Jerry Roth, Jenifer Smith, Becky Voelker

2015

Community Partner: Stehouwer Free Clinic

Project: “Stehouwer Free Clinic Improvement and Awareness Project” Supplied the entire clinic with new medical equipment

Class Members: Eric Allen, Josh Bailey, Doug Barnes, Kathy Cress, Max Davidson, Lucas Dent, Sarah Dodde, Jennifer Downey, Kelly Duncan, Matt Engels, Brian Kelsey, Brittany Kielbasa, Helen M. Kiomento, Joni Krolczyk, Tammy McLeod, Shaina O’Dwyer, Sam Phelps, Judy Schulze, Edward Shaw, Tracy Sherman, Dean Smallegan, Patrick Spalding, David Stearns, Gary Weisheim

2016

Community Partner: City of Cadillac

Project: Cadillac Splash! A new splash pad in the Cadillac Commons downtown development

Class Members: Kaycee Barber, Chris Blessing, Jeff Durga, Samantha A. Fent, Michael Henderson, Travis Hepfner, Monica Malcomnson, Sarah Moeller, Courtney Mulder, Mike Mullins, Jason Owens, Sindi Powell, Jake Punelli, Tim Rigling, Devin Sharp, Shaina Squires, Eric VanHaitsma

2017

Community Partner: Friends of Mitchell State Park

Project: Launch Cadillac! Kayak and canoe docking system located on Lake Cadillac at the Wm. Mitchell State Park

Class Members: Chris Ball, Holly Barber, Robert Benson (Pastor), Brittany Brunink, Katie Deller, John Gatewood, Kevin Graham, Josh Hayes, MaryAnne Macintosh, Lindsay Majors, Jonathan Meeks, Craig McCarthy, Kelly Rhodes, Jimmy Rollo, Jacquie Sabo, Scott Slavin, Shannen Smith, Brad Soules, Caren Straight, Teal Vanderhoef

2018

Community Partner: NMMBA

Project: “Cadillac Pathway Pavilion Project” Construction of a new pavilion at the Cadillac pathway trail head

Class Members: Chris Ball, Holly Barber, Robert Benson (Pastor), Brittany Brunink, Katie Deller, John Gatewood, Kevin Graham, Josh Hayes, MaryAnne Macintosh, Lindsay Majors, Jonathan Meeks, Craig McCarthy, Kelly Rhodes, Jimmy Rollo, Jacquie Sabo, Scott Slavin, Shannen Smith, Brad Soules, Caren Straight, Teal Vanderhoef

 

2019

Community Partner: Footliters

Project: “Leadership in the Spotlight” A portable theater which included a state, sound equipment, and an enclosed trailer

Class Members: Kevin Baker, Michael Bush, Betsy Campbell, Tom Carrington, Joshua Fenner, Katie Frier, Ryan Harris, Eli Hoffert, Chris Kennard, Jarret Nelson, Allison Peters, Deb Rozeveld, Rebecca Salm, Andrea Thompson, Kristopher Toy, Tracy Logan-Walker

 

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