Saturday, March 16, 2013

Comstock Park Rotary Sponsors Alpine Township Leadership Breakfast

Saturday morning the Comstock Park Rotary sponsored the third Alpine Township Leadership Breakfast.  Local leaders from schools, churches, local government, business and service organizations were invited for breakfast at Family of Christ Lutheran Church to get insight into their community and and help set direction for the future.  Included in the audience were 17 members of the Kenowa Hills High School Interact Club as well as 3 students from Comstock Park High School.
Those providing updates included Rotarian Sharon Steffens,  State Representative Rob VerHeulen, State Senator Mark Jansen, Alpine Township Supervisor Alex Arends, Superintendents Ethan Ebenstein from Comstock Park Public Schools and Ethan Ebenstein from Kenowa Hills Public School.  Ethan Ebenstein also provided the audience with some eye opening statistical data revealing that poverty does exist in our community and how some of this is addressed by various service organization. He also shared information about Comstock Park Community Outreach.  John Weiss, executive director of Grand Valley Metro Council wrapped up the meeting with the help of Alpine Township's Planning Director Sue Becker and solicited comments from the audience. 

Alex Arends, Missi McPherson, Ethan Ebenstein
Given special recognition by the Rotary were Randy Perrin, for his vision  and entrepreneurial spirit,  Dan Clark for his vision and commitment addressing many of the social issues in the community, and Missi McPherson, Educational Support Services at Comstock Park Public Schools, for her dedication and devotion contributing to the betterment  of the Alpine Township/Comstock Park Community.   

Representative Rob VehHeulen and Senator Mark Jansen

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