Thursday, May 14, 2009

Smile and Dial a great success

Thank you to our volunteers for "Smile and Dial"
We had a very successful fundraiser to raise money. The volunteers called local Realtors and their brokers to contribute. We are still receiving checks from people who have committed to donate, so not all the numbers are in but will update as soon as we gather all the information.

Our dialers were:

Committee chair - Mary Kent - Five Star Real Estate
Mary Mishler - MLM Realty LLC
JoAnn Hatfield - Greenridge Realty
Patricia Caston - Title company
Linda Pell - Keller Williams realty
Michelle Gordon - Keller Williams realty
Susan Pastoor - Metropolitan Title
Ed vogt - Audu Real Estate INC.
Jason Jenkins - Metlife Home Loans
Greg clausen - Metlife Home Loans

Monday, May 4, 2009

Up and running for 2009!

What a great community we have here in Grand Rapids! I have to admit with I was a little worried with all the news reports that 2009 will be the toughest year that we would have a hard time getting this ball rolling for 2009. However we are blessed with great Landscaping companies that are participating this year. Many have returned for a 2nd year and we also have some new Landscapers.

We will have at least 10 – 12 yards for 2009 and will be drawing name May 7th.

Also on May 7th we will be have a “smile and dial” campaign, to seek out donations from the community. Many who contributed last year are giving this year as well!

It is time to either get you application in for your yard to be submitted for the random drawing or phone/mail in your donation!

The new sponsor list will be published for 2009 after May 7th on the F.L.O.W. website.

Spring is in the air in Michigan, so get with FLOW and help make our neighborhoods bloom!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Press coverage September 2008

Good morning my fellow WCR members and readers! I wanted to share with you an article on this project we have been working on all year!

We are celebrating our first years success on September 27th! It has been a very busy this year getting this project up and running..........but we did it and we are proud!

Our local Chapter made the on line news paper, and we have claims from other media that they will cover as I share with you the 1st of many (I hope)!

There is a post of mine currently featured on active rain that refers to the Habitat home that our local chapter participated in............. this was funded through this foundation and labor came from WCR members.

Our local chapter is making a difference in our committy..................I am very proud to be be a member of WCR and connected with such wonderful woman!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Who our landscapers are for 2008

Our Landscapers:

Signature Outdoor Concepts - Jason Haywood

Wabeke Lawn Service and Snowplowing, Inc. - Mike Wabeke

River's Edge Property Management - Lynn Beukema

D.J.'s Lawn Service, Inc. - D.J. Vander Slik Jr.

Wildwood, Inc. - Justin Heyboer

Harder and Warner Nursery - Erma Warner -

Fix My Yard - Steve Sanders - (no website) (616) 299-7014

Kloosterman Landscaping, Inc. - Bob Kloosterman

JLH Landscaping - Justin Hickman

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A BIG thank you to my senior volunteers!

Collating and book making was the plan for the day yesterday. ICCF who has partnered with us for the F.L.O.W. foundation, called in their senior volunteers. We had fun and they worked hard to get it all done. I got to learn how to use a binding machine! The books look great.........Mary Mishler made the lay out and Brendan O'Driscoll printed the pages for us. Which has been wonderful, as everything needed to get this foundation up and running has been donated! So thus far............every penny donated has been used for the foundation. Not ONE admin cost as of yet!
This foundation was meant to be a community project and it really has turned out that way. People from all over have pitched in to help!
I so enjoy all the new people I get to meet. Here is a pic of my senior volunteers hard at work:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

F.L.O.W. Garden Party and Garden Tickets - Ready for your order!

We are excited! September 27, 2008 will be the Garden Tour and Garden Party to celebrate F.L.O.W.'s first years success!

Yes, we have a commitment for 10 yards to be transformed..........and a great party planned! For those of you that have been to a WCR party, you know we can throw a great party!

Here are the details:
Garden Tour Saturday September 27th, 10am till 4pm
Garden Tour books with maps of the homes cost $10.00

Garden Party - Saturday 27th 5pm - 8pm Tickets Cost 20.00 Ticket price includes:
Entrance to Garden Party at Republic on South Division

(Rockwell's and Republic NEW Restaurant)
Vallet Parking
Door Prizes
Auction Art (book mark this blog, as will be adding pics of the art to be auctioned) All local artist!
Meet our Sponsors and Landscapers
A fun time had by all!

Buy both - Garden Tour Book and a Garden Party ticket at a reduced price of $25.00

To order your tickets please e-mail Dannielle Rowland -