Email Updates August 4, 2019
WeGP Annual Picnic is this Week!
Come join us Saturday, August 10 at Patterson Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (Essex at Three Mile Drive in Grosse Pointe Park)
FOOD! FUN! GIANT JENGA! AND MORE!
It's time for the annual WeGP Picnic, where we get together, eat some food, drink some drinks, play some games, and enjoy each others' company.
ALL are welcome- you don't need to live in Grosse Pointe Park to attend. Bring your friends, your neighbors, and remember: this place has a great playground and a splash pad, so your kids are welcome too. There will also be a suggestion box, so bring your suggestions.
We'll bring the burgers and dogs (with veggie options, of course), and will have water and lemonade. You bring yourself and your favorite dish to pass (not just chips, please) and any fancy drink you might need. Note: Park rules prohibit glass drinking bottles in the park.
Click on WeGP-Picnic to let us know if you are coming.
If you are willing to volunteer for set-up and/or clean-up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us which shift your prefer.
If you missed your chance at the Pride March, we will have lawn signs and pride flags available for purchase.
Meet Candidate for GPP City Council!
Come out and meet WeGP member and Grosse Pointe Park resident, Aimee Fluit and bring your friends! There will be a cash bar, free snacks, foosball, pinball, and an opportunity to talk with Aimee in a relaxed atmosphere about her GPP City Council candidacy. Cover charge is $25 per person to support the campaign. No cash, please. Aimee will be at O'Flaherty's (15119 Charlevoix, GPP) from 5:00 to 8:00PM this Wednesday, August 7. For more information and to buy tickets in advance: Forward With Fluitt
America You Kill Me
A feature documentary about gay rights warrior -- and Grosse Pointe South Alumnus -- Jeffrey Montgomery, and the ongoing struggle for equality in the Midwest. While this film centers on an individual, it intends to raise awareness of other leaders who, like Montgomery, made sacrifices and fought hard to create a better world than the one they found.
WeGP is supporting fundraising to complete this film to help share this important story of a grass-roots organization and how far it has come. Our very own Pride March by WeGP is evidence of that!
WeGP is matching donated funds up to $1,000 through August 13, 2019. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar until our goal or the deadline is reached. We are almost at the half-way mark to our goal;please don't put off your donation!
To make a donation, learn more about this movement and to see a brief clip of the film already in production click on: we-gp.org
Hearing on Profeta Recall Petition This Week
'GP/HW Says No Recall for GPPSS School Board' invites you to join them in showing your support for Christopher Profeta. The hearing will be at the Wayne County Election Commission this Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. in Conference Room 705 of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Detroit, Michigan, 48226. The recall language will be reviewed. Brief public statements are allowed at the hearing. Plan to arrive early to park, and consider carpooling. For more information: NO RECALL
Civic Engagement Opportunities
City Council Meeting, City of Grosse Pointe
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Farms
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Park
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Shores
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Woods
Grosse Pointe School Board Meetings
Notes: 1. Check each City's website for agendas, live streaming/video options and calendar changes. 2.The School Board meets twice monthly.
Other Groups of Interest
GPPSS Parents for Unity in Diversity
League of Women Voters of Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe - Harper Woods NAACP Branch
WeGP Environmental Task Force