Thursday, January 21, 2010

Kent County Municipal Clerks Meet

The Kent County Clerks Association conducted their January meeting at the Alpine Township Center. Clerks from various Kent County municipalities gathered together to learn, share, discuss upcoming election procedures etc.

Clerks fromKent County townships, towns, cities were in attendance

From left to right, Association Treasurer Scott Harvey, Plainfield Twp; President Jean Wahlfield, Alpine Twp; Secretary Sarah Bydalek, Walker, and Kent County Elections Director Susan deSteiguer.

Comstock Park Rotary Celebrates its 58th Birthday

It was approximately 58 years ago that Comstock Park Rotary was chartered. 92 year old charter member Martin Buth was on hand at the weekly Rotary meeting to help celebrate the event and he shared some interesting history with the members in attendance. One interesting note is that Congressman Gerald R Ford attended several of the meetings of the Comstock Park Chapter. The chapter raised its first funds through the sale of fruitcakes.

Martin Buth reminiscing about the old days

Former Alpine Township Supervisor, Clerk, and Trustee Sharon Steffens was on hand at the Thursday Rotary meeting. Sharon will soon be celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary with husband John Steffens.

Not to be outdone by the Rotary, the Comstock Park Lions met Tuesday night. Seen are guest speakers Stanley Hone (left) and John Phipps who made a presentation on the Sightseers Radio Network, whose motto is "Changing Print to Voice" . It is a program created for people who are blind, visually impaired or physically unable to hold or read print material.

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