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MiSGMP Community Service April - June 2018

Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes

Katie Paauwe


Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes got its start in several downtown Kalamazoo congregations in the early 1980’s. A group of individuals recognized that their neighbors were struggling to put food on the table so they took up the charge to fill the food gap. What they didn’t know at the time is that their initiative to lend a hand would have a profound impact on our community. Today, those efforts have grown into an organization that, while no longer religiously affiliated, welcomes people of all faiths. With help from people of all beliefs and backgrounds, we provide an average of 700 people with groceries each day. Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes is a 'Food Bank Plus.' This means that we acquire food through donations and our pennies-on-the-pound purchasing power, and distribute food at 73 distribution sites throughout Kalamazoo County via our five food programs.  Cite:

Knowledge Quest

June 20, 2018
10:45 AM to 3:00 PM
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Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center
One Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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MiSGMP invites you to the inaugural KNOWLEDGE QUEST!

Join your fellow members in Frankenmuth for a day of hands on exploration of knowledge and a little friendly competition along the way.


Where:            Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center

                        One Covered Bridge Lane

                        Frankenmuth, MI 48734


When:             Wednesday 6/20/2018

10:45 am–11:15 am – Registration/Networking

11:15 am–12:30 pm – Brunch and Education Session

                        12:30 pm–  2:30 pm – Knowledge Quest

                        2:30 pm–  3:00 pm – Awards


Why:               This event replaces Road Rally.                                                                                                        Get ready for some SUPER FUN KNOWLEDGE QUEST-ING!


ATTIRE:         Casual and Comfy Shoes


Education Scope:

Ethics: Is there Really a Grey Area?


Presenter: Laurie A. Nickson, CMP, Specialist, Office of Great Start, MI Dept. of Education; Director of Professional Programs, MI Association for the Education of Young Children; President, MiSGMP

Following an overview of the definition of ethics, explore the SGMP Code of Ethics which are guidelines for professional conduct and compliance. Learn how issues of ethics can derail even the best of intentions and irreparably harm one’s reputation, personally and professionally. Understand that what some think is OK or expected practice may indeed be ethically questionable. Finally, listen to a panel of planners and suppliers share their perspectives and stories about ethical issues faced specific to the meeting industry.


Core Competency: Ethics



$0.00 Planner (Member Planner or Non Member Planner)

$125.00 Supplier 1/2 Team Sponsor (includes 1 Supplier Registration AND 1 Planner Registration)

$200.00 Supplier Full Team Sponsor (includes 2 Supplier Registrations AND 2 Planner Registrations)

$0.00 Non Member PLANNER ONLY