Luncheon Programs

Richard Hodgson Charlevoix State Bank

Charlevoix State Bank CEO was the speaker at our January 17th meeting. He spoke about the banks history and the advantages of a locally owned bank. He also spoke about banking regulations.¬†Laws designed for banks large and small put extra staffing on a smaller bank that a larger bank can more easily absorb. Never the…

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Sheriff Chuck Vondra

Chuck Vondra took over the duties as sheriff of Charlevoix County at the first of the year and we were pleased to have him as our guest at our January 17th meeting. Sheriff Vondra continues to be very active in drug enforcement activities as he did previous to election to his new job. He also…

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Wayne Schmidt State Senator

37th District State Senator Wayne Shmidt was our speaker. He spoke about his history in politics and the current state of the political climate in Lansing. He is optimistic that conditions in the State are improving. He believes that state funding for public education will become more equitable in the future. He answered a large…

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