Where Volunteers are MVPs
The 51st Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week
Community Awards Breakfast
Friday, May 12, 2023
5725 Walnut Lake Road
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED OUR EFFORTS TO BRING TO THE COMMUNITY ANOTHER MEMORABLE GREATER WEST BLOOMFIELD EVENT. A SPECIAL THANKS TO CIVIC CENTER TV AND MICHIGAN DIGITAL FOR GIVING US THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR THOSE SO DESERVING.
Greater West Bloomfield volunteers give their time, talent, and personal resources on a daily basis without regard for recognition or promotion. We invite you to help us celebrate and recognize these individuals and organizations that serve our community year-round.
The Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Committee is a non-partisan, is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Become a sponsor for the Michigan Week Breakfast! Click on the box to the right for more details. Sponsorship deadline is Friday, April 21, 2023.
Register for the Awards Breakfast beginning Friday, March 10, until Friday, April 21, 2023. Click on “Register Here” to your right and purchase through PayPal. Indicate the names of the people you are registering, or what group you wish to be seated with in your response email from PayPal. Registration is $30 per person. Checks made out to Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week, Inc., can be mailed to P.O. Box 704, Union Lake, MI 48387-0704. Note Michigan Week Breakfast in Memo line. Include the name(s) of the guest(s) you are registering and/or the group you would like to be seated with at the breakfast.
What stories of selfless service will help shine a bright light on the mission and vision of your organization, as expressed through the effort of volunteers? You are invited to submit nominations for awards to be presented at the 2023 Michigan Week Community Awards Celebration on Friday, May 12, 2023.
Ken and Deb Macon; Optimist Club of West Bloomfield; Marcia Gershenson; Mari Manoogian; Chaldean Community Foundation; Robert and Carol Hack; Walled Lake Consolidated Schools; Diana Mohyi; Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society; Rotary Club of West Bloomfield; Steve and Lisa Kaplan; Lisa Brown; Jack Freed
Don Weeks—Founder of Michigan Week
“Don Weeks, a former State of Michigan Economic Development Director, launched the tradition of “Michigan Week” on May 2, 1954. Mr. Weeks’ vision was to bring the business, labor, government and education communities under one banner to promote Michigan. The idea: an annual “Michigan Week” to allow residents to beat their drums for their state.”
Dr. Seymour Gretchko—Former Superintendent of West Bloomfield School District
Dr. Seymour Gretchko was the beloved Superintendent of West Bloomfield School District from 1983-2002 and sadly passed away on March 19, 2002 at age 71. To honor him, one of our communities’ great heroes, the Michigan Week Committee instituted the Dr. Seymour Gretchko Youth Advocate Award.
The focus: A prestigious award that would honor and model the principles and values embraced by Dr. Seymour Gretchko (popularly known as Sy).