Speakers

Mike Ritter Charlevoix Schools Superintendent

Charlevoix Public Schools superintendent Mike Ritter spoke about the process that went into the decisions to reduce the number of facilities that the school system owns. The decision was precipitated by continued decreasing enrollment in the Charlevoix school system. Voters will be voting in November on a proposal that would close the current elementary school and update…

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Paula Brown Brave hearts Estate

Paula Brown and her husband are the caretakers at Brave Hearts Estate a 238-acre ranch that was donated to Operation Injured Soldiers by a patriot and generous supporter of our injured veterans. Located in the northwestern corner of Michigan, Brave Hearts Estate is nestled just outside the city of Pellston. Veterans & their families can enjoy…

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Scott MacKenzie Director Charlevoix Area Humane Society

The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 no kill animal shelter.  The shelter has been in operation since 1974 and they rely almost exclusively on donations and fundraisers. Scott MacKenzie is executive director and driving force behind most of the creative fundraising events held by the organization. More information can be found at…

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