The DSAM Board of Directors invites members to attend the annual General Membership Meeting. The event will be held at the Valley Plaza Resort, 5217 Bay City Road, Midland, Michigan (1-800-825-2700 / www.valleyplazaresort.com.)
The weekend begins with an evening hospitality reception on Friday, October 18th. Food and snacks will be furnished. The General Membership Meeting will be held in the Commodore Room commencing at 9:00 a.m. inside the Great Hall Conference Center. A continental breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. in the Commodore Room for those attending the meeting. Lunch will be served from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (View Meeting Agenda.)
RSVP – to assure that we have the proper amount of food available, please let us know if you plan to attend. Reply no later than October 11th, please.
During the weekend of October 18, 2013, the Valley Plaza Resort celebrates Halloween. There are children (or grandchildren as the case may now be) events scheduled for that entire weekend with Trick or Treating (costume preferred) taking place on Saturday night in the Resort’s large Recreational Vehicle Park. In addition to the Halloween events, the Resort property offers a two screen movie theater, large bowling alley with bar and casual restaurant, putt-putt golf, two swimming pools, a gymnasium and more. (Go to www.valleyplazaresort.com for more information.)
A team of Kent County Sheriff's Deputies who saved a family from a burning building say they relied on their training, instinct and each other.
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March 7-8, 2013
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Detroit, March 7-8, 2013. This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.
MCOLES 302 Funding approval pending. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies are encouraged to attend.
Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.
Tuition is $425 and includes all materials: workbook and accompanying 420MB resource CD that's packed full of tools and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.
Complete event details including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration are available here.
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More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.
DSAM’s 2013 Charity Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 21st at The Eldorado Golf Course in Cadillac, Michigan. This year’s event will benefit the Special Olympics Michigan.
Speaker Bolger Signals Possible “Right to Work” Discussions
Issues likely to be discussed in the remaining weeks of the 96th Legislature include reforms to Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), Personal Property Tax repeal, and “Right to Work” legislation that could affect collective bargaining. (read more)
Calhoun County Deputy Tim Howell responded to the scene of a possible vehicle accident at about 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24th. He arrived on scene to find the vehicle, a minivan, on fire. As he approached to see if anyone was inside, the minivan exploded…(link to video/article)
From your team at Governmental Consultant Services Inc:
The 2012 General Election has come and gone! At long last we know the makeup of the United States Presidency, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the Michigan House. Also of significant impact in Michigan are the results of the six ballot proposals and the composition of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Results and analysis can be found on our webpage. We will continue to provide updates and content throughout the day.
Please contact us with any questions or to discuss the outcome!
The Deputy Sheriffs Association of Michigan announced Thursday that it is endorsing Proposal 12-2, which would enshrine the right to collective bargaining in the Constitution and block any law infringing upon that right.
“Deputy sheriffs know what it takes to keep our streets safe and that is why we must protect the right to collectively bargain,” said association President Matthew VanLiere in a statement. “As first responders, we negotiate for the training, equipment and manpower needed to reduce crime and handle emergency situations. That is why we support Proposal 2.”
Inmates Come to Officer’s Aid
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (September 14, 2012) -- A female Kent County Jail corrections officer has bruises, cuts and is "extremely traumatized" after an overnight attack by an inmate that was disrupted by other inmates. The inmates -- who were accidentally released from their cells during the fight -- actually alerted other jail staff and likely prevented the officer from further injury, Kent County sheriff's authorities said. Kent County Sheriff Larry Stelma this afternoon said the jail was never in any danger of being breached, mostly because a series of zoned security levels.
Judge Resentences Guard-Saving Inmate
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD, September 24, 2012) - A Kent County man was supposed to go to prison for running from police. Instead, that sentence was reduced to time served as a reward for stopping an attack on a Kent County corrections officer.