Welcome to Michigan Week!

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The 51st Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week
Community Awards Breakfast
Friday, May 12, 2023, 7:00 A.M. at TBD

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 MOTOWN 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, non-profit organization.  West Bloomfield Youth Assistance, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the fiscal sponsor for the Breakfast.

2022 Sponsors:   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

View the 2020 MICHIGAN WEEK PROGRAM BOOK (Click Here) 2021 can be viewed when available

You can become a sponsor for 2023 starting now until Friday, April 21, 2023, by clicking on the box to your right “Become A Sponsor”.

You can register for the Breakfast starting Friday, March 10, 2023, until Friday, April 21, 2023.  Click on “Register Here” to your right and purchase through PayPal.  Remember to indicate the names of the people you are registering, or what group you would like to be seated with in your response e-mail from PayPal.  Registration is TBD a person.  You may also mail a check made out to West Bloomfield Youth Assistance, to P.O. Box 704, Union Lake, MI 48387-0704.  Note Michigan Week Breakfast in Memo line along with the names of the people you are registering and/or the group you would like to be seated with at the Breakfast.

Don Weeks—Founder of Michigan Week

don-weeks“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

S.Gretchko3x5Dr. 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).