Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Detroit Tigers Need You!

Please see the letter below which shows volunteer opportunities for the World Series. How exciting!!!

Greetings Volunteers,

As we prepare for the World Series, we need volunteer support on Saturday, 10/27, Sunday, 10/28 and Monday, 10/29. Available volunteers are required to assist on all 3 days. Please see complete details below and let me know your availability.

Responses are needed by 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 25th.

Dates TimesSaturday, 10/27, Sunday, 10/28
and Monday, 10/29

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Volunteers are required to assist on all 3 days

There are 100 volunteer positions available.

Volunteers are needed to help distribute the following items to Detroit Tiger fans throughout the downtown Detroit area:

30,000 Detroit Tiger Buttons

30,000 Restaurant & Nightlife Guides

20,000 Orange and Blue Beads with Detroit Sports Commission Medallion

10,000 DET Sports Bumper Stickers
Your most important role is to serve as a friendly face and welcome people to downtown Detroit.
Answer questions when you can and feel free to point out local eateries, bars and nightspots. Use your own experiences as a guide and point out your favorite to our visitors. You can also use our Restaurant & Nightlife Guide as a reference.

Volunteers will check-in at the DMCVB office building (211 W. Fort Street, Detroit, 48226) at 5:00 p.m. on each day. Items will be picked up from the 1st floor of the building. Once you’ve received your items to distribute, you’ll be assigned to a particular location at that time. All locations are in the immediate downtown Detroit area (accessible via People Mover). Most locations are outdoors.

Volunteers will receive a Detroit Tigers sweatshirt and should wear khaki pants and comfortable shoes. Please dress in layers due to possible inclement weather.

Volunteers are on their own for parking. We suggest parking away from Comerica Park and taking the People Mover to our building for check-in. Our building is located on the corner of Fort & Washington Blvd. (diagonal from Cobo Center). We are centrally located between the Cobo Center People Mover Stop and the Fort/Cass People Mover Stop.

Policies and Procedures
Please note, as indicated above, volunteers are required to commit to all 3 days (Oct. 27-29, 2012). Due to the cost of the sweatshirts, we are required to obtain a debit/credit card number from each volunteer, in case there are no-shows.

If you are interested in volunteering all 3 days (Oct. 27-29) from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
please email the following information to my attention at

Volunteer Name

Cell Phone Number

Email Address

Sweatshirt Size

(You may want to upsize since you’ll be dressed in layers. The sweatshirt should be worn as your outer garment).

Thank you in advance for your support. We want this to be the best experience ever for Detroit Tiger fans!

Yolanda Michaux

313-202-1852 office

313-549-6488 cell

RACER Trust Update

The meeting with RACER Trust was a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the General Motors environmental clean up efforts and ask questions regarding the redevelopment plans.  I was happy to see the level of excitement around this project as well as the regional focus on improving our community. Lansing Township Officials were joined by leaders from the City of Lansing, LEAP, Lansing School Board and City Council.

I am pleased that RACER Trust is committed to ensuring that potential investors understand our culture and will come in as community partners. We are still discussing redevelopment plans for the area and expect to have additional community discussions. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Free Cervical Cancer Screening

Alliance Obstetrics and Gynecology is conducting free cervical cancer screenings on Saturday October 20,2012 from 9am-12pm for uninsured women in Ingham and Clinton Counties. The testing will be at their East Lansing office located at 1560 Turf Lane.

 According to the Center for Disease control, cervical cancer is is the easiest female cancer to prevent, with regular screening tests and follow-up. To register please call Alliance Ob-Gyn at (517)853-2330


Last Day to Register to Vote

Today is the last day to register to vote.  This election is too important to miss. If you still need to register, please visit the Township clerk's office at 3209 West Michigan Avenue (517-485-4063) or your local Secretary of State Branch.  I have listed the addresses below for your reference*

Branch Name
3315 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
            (888) 767-6424      
5827 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
            (888) 767-6424      

* Addresses can be found at

Board Meeting Update

On Tuesday September 25, 2012, we discussed several items on the agenda and received an update from RACER Trust on the Westside GM grounds redevelopment.  I took a site walk of the property before the board meeting. The township has been very proactive in working with the trust and sees great potential for future development once the cleanup is complete. Residents are encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting with RACER Trust to learn more about the project and ask questions.  The meeting is Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Sexton High School Cafeteria. For more information, please email me at