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May 2003
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The Plan for Furnishing the New Health Center

Notice to Voters: Important School Finance Issue

Chamber’s 2003 Citizen of the Year Banquet

James Kenwabakisee Cuts His Own Channel

Beaver Island Wildlife Club News

Patrick Cull, by Gosh

Michigan Townships Association

Coyotes on the Ice

Here comes... the Acacia

On This Date

My Grandfather’s Farm

Skip Duhamel: Our World-class Totem Pole Carver

News from the Townships

The EMS in Action

Charlevoix County Commissioners

Results ... from the Egg Lake Seven

The Way it Was: the Famine in Arranmore

BIBCO Press Release

Leadership Retreat to focus on challenges

Arts & Culture Grant Update

Carrie Podgorski makes Deans List

Local Poet Melissa Bailey wins Prize

17th Annual Beaver Island Talent Show

Native American and Crooked Tree teachers visit Lighthouse School

AmVets raise ribbons and flags for Beaver Island

One Hundred Years Ago

Paradise Bay Dive Shop comes to ... Paradise Bay

Come See “The Vile Veterinarian” - May 2nd 2003

Cindy Turns a Page

Weather or Not

Edgar B. Speer Refloated

Ronald Haggard 1977 - 2000

Lester Gallagher 1918 - 2002

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Leadership Retreat to focus on challenges

On Saturday, May 10th, the Beaver Island Leadership Retreat will be held at the Peaine Township Hall, from 9:00 a.m. Until 1:00 p.m. The topic will be, “Lobbying and Advocacy for Current and Future Needs.”

The purpose is three-fold: to share accomplishments since last year; to agree on priority issues that affect most organizations for next year; and to develop the skills we need to make our voices heard by key officials–before they make decisions that will affect this community.

There are six desired outcomes: to identify some priority issues; to agree on which of them to focus on in the next year; to teach individuals better advocacy and lobbying techniques to increase their effectiveness; to agree how to work together to advocate both locally and at the state level; to draft an advocacy game plan to use before and during the Beaver Island/Lansing reception; and to identify the next steps and assignments.

Those who come should bring a written list of their organization’s accomplishments to present to the group. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:30.

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