Email Updates January 22,2020 Amended Version
This Weekend: Prep for 2020 Political Action
There is so much work to be done to move our country towards racial, social and economic justice. To do that we need engagement and mobilization like never before. Join WeGP and the Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods and East Side Dems to learn the nuts and bolts of canvassing and find out about opportunities all year to engage.
ALL are welcome. You don’t have to be a precinct delegate or have any experience. Bonus- meet new people, build more community and enjoy donuts and coffee!
What: Precinct Delegate and Volunteer Training
When: Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10am-12pm
Where: Grosse Pointe Public Library, Woods Branch, 20680 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Next Week: GP Parents for Unity in Diversity
Grosse Pointe Parents for Unity and Diversity maintain ongoing conversations and training related to enhancing and increasing the diversity of the Grosse Pointe Schools and community. All parents, guardians and family members of Grosse Pointe School System students are welcome to attend their meetings.
What: January Meeting
When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Library
Where: Mason Elementary School, 1640 Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
To RSVP or for further details including child care arrangements click: Unity In Diversity
The Motor City Mitten Mission
"Thousands of Detroiters are homeless and living on the street. The Motor City Mitten Mission is dedicated to helping the homeless, the needy, the sick and those striving for a better way of life while educating, partnering and collaborating with a number of other organizations, schools, churches, clubs and businesses. We do what we do because it’s the right thing to do!"
In February, WeGP will be collaborating with the Mission to set aside a day during Winter Break to prepare and distribute food for the homeless. Watch this newsletter for details on how you can participate/contribute.
In the meantime, click to learn more about the Mission .
11 Things you Really Should Stop Recycling
Wild Minimalist was started by a married couple who are "passionate about living a minimal, zero waste lifestyle and helping others do the same". Below are listed the 11 items along with suggestions for how to accomplish them. You can read the details at their website's ZERO WASTE BLOG
1. Plastic Bags *
2. Pizza Boxes
3. Gift Wrap
4. Small Metal Bits
6. Food Residue
7. Broken Crockery
9. Shredded Paper
10. Coffee Cups
11. Paperboard Boxes
* a) The Motor City Mission mentioned above makes outdoor sleeping mats for homeless people from soft plastics as it is an excellent insulator from the cold. b) Many Amazon Prime articles are shipped in soft plastic envelopes. These envelopes should be re-cycled at your super market with other soft plastic bags.
Coming in February
As noted above, watch for our newsletter announcement of Winter Break food assistance for the homeless. Additionally, we will be reporting details of the "Empty Bowls" project events, where potters and other artists donate their work to be sold at modest prices with proceeds going to Gleaners to reduce food insufficiency.
Ongoing Civic Engagement Opportunities
City Council Meeting, City of Grosse Pointe
Public meetings of the City Council of the City of Grosse Pointe are held generally the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 17147 Maumee Avenue, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230. Please see the event calendar for specific meeting dates.
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Farms
Regular Meetings of the City Council of Grosse Pointe Farms are held at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall, 90 Kerby Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236. Please see the event calendar for specific meeting dates.
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Park
Meetings of the City Council of Grosse Pointe Park are held on the second or fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the 4th level of the Municipal Office Complex, 15115 E. Jefferson Avenue, unless otherwise rescheduled. Please see the event calendar for specific meeting dates.
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Shores
Meetings of the City Council of Grosse Pointe Shores are typically held on the third Monday of the month beginning at 7:00pm at the City Offices, 795 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236. Please see the event calendar for specific meeting dates.
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Woods
Meetings of the City Council of Grosse Pointe Woods are held at 7:00pm the third Monday of the month at 20025 Mack Plaza, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236. Please see the event calendar for specific meeting dates.
Grosse Pointe School Board Meetings
The School Board meets twice a month on the second and fourth Mondays at 7:00pm in the Brownell Multipurpose Room, 260 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. Please see the event calendar for specific meeting dates.
Note: Check each City's website for agendas, live streaming/video options and calendar changes.
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