MCDVS Newsletter MastHead
July 2009
In This Issue
President's Message
Providing Resources
Membership Corner
Upcoming Events

 President's Message

 President -- Karol Pokley, CAVS

Karol PokleyLately, I have thought about all that I have learned from MCDVS over the years.  As a result of the variety of topics presented at conferences, I have enhanced my communication and customer service skills, acquired better time management skills, and learned invaluable presentation tips.  I have also learned how to manage and lead different groups of people.
Not only have I applied these techniques to my work life but have also applied these to my personal life. My daughter got married this month. In planning the wedding, I became increasingly aware of the skills learned that I applied to this planning process.  I was able to organize the event just as I would an annual volunteer luncheon or fund-raising event.
I am thankful that MCDVS gave me the opportunity to grow in this way. The next time you may be second-guessing the worth of attending a conference, you may want to re-evaluate how it can be applied  professionally and personally. MCDVS is well worth the time, effort and expense!
 Providing Resources
 Resources/Marketing/PR -- Nancy Babcock, CAVS 
In today's economic climate, it is important for us as Volunteer Managers to know the value our programs bring to each of our organizations.  To be successful in that mission, we need the tools, resources and outreach to help guide our path.  As Resource/PR/Marketing Chair, I look forward to helping provide information and community outreach to enhance awareness of MCDVS, ensuring our organization's resource tools are maintained and current, and continuing to work to build professionalism in the field of Volunteer Management.  
 Membership Corner
 Membership -- Kathy Daly
I look forward to serving as your Membership Chairperson.  Thank you Cindi, for mentoring me! 
.  If your membership dues are not received by Monday, August 24, your name and contact information will not appear in our annual membership directory. 
For only $60 per year, you receive access to our website, regional meetings, educational conferences/events, monthly newsletters...AND a vast amount of knowledge and experience from our membership who are happy to share with others. 
I look forward to working with all of you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call me at (231) 728-4711 or e-mail me at
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Upcoming Events
MCDVS Educational Event
Tuesday, September 22
10:00 a.m. 
MHA Headquarters
6215 W. St. Joseph Highway 
Lansing, MI
RSVP to Jacquie Karr-Zlotnicki at (616) 340-4629 or Jacquie_Karr-Zlotnicki@hollandhomeorg 
Look for more information on this one-day educational opportunity to be sent out next month. 
Your 2009 - 2010 MCDVS Board
 Karol Pokley,
Ron Yonkoski,

Julie Elliott,
Education Chair
Jacquie Karr-Zlotnicki,
Education Co-Chair 

Kathy Daly,

Penny Brown,

Debi Schroeder,
Professional Development

Nancy Babcock, PR/Resources

Rachel Rosas,