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August 2009
In This Issue
President's Message
One-Day Educational Session
Membership Roster: Don't Be Left Out!
Website Password Changing

 President's Message

 President -- Karol Pokley, CAVS

Karol PokleyYour new MCDVS Board met recently for the annual board retreat.  Some individuals assumed a different position on the board, while others stepped onto the board for the first time. 
An important outcome of our retreat was establishing the following overall goals for '09-'10:
  • To develop a scholarship program to offset expenses for conference attendance.
  • To market the expertise of our own MCDVS members for outreach, increasing membership, and increasing attendance at regional meetings.
  • To research benchmarking on a national level to compare ourselves with other states.
  • To establish our own MCDVS group email address.
I look forward to working with our enthusiastic board to accomplish these goals. Stay tuned as I continue to update you on our progress! 
 One-Day Educational Session
 Education Chairs -- Julie Elliot and Jacquie Karr-Zlotnicki 
Mark your calendars!  Join us for a free one-day educational conference on Tuesday, September 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at MHA Headquarters (6215 W St. Joseph Highway, Lansing).  Lunch is included, compliments of MHA.
Linda Fites, Manager of Volunteer Services at Lakeland Regional Health System, will present  "How to Get Your Staff to OWN Their Volunteers" and "Proper Care and Handling of Volunteers."  Kathy Zaguroli, Manager of Volunteer Services at St. John's Hospital will speak on "Creative Volunteer Programming."
Also included on the agenda will be ample networking, a general membership meeting, and a healthcare legislative update from MHA.
We hope that you'll be able to attend this great free educational opportunity.  Please R.S.V.P. to Jacquie Karr-Zlotnicki by Wednesday, September 16, at (616) 340-4629 or via e-mail at
 Membership Roster: Don't Be Left Out!
 Membership -- Kathy Daly
The membership roster information is being proofed.  There are still members who have not renewed their membership for one reason or another.  I will be contacting these people this week.  Please contact me if: 
  • You have not received a membership application
  • You had any changes in your information since submitting your application
  • You know of someone who should receive an invitation to join our organization
The DEADLINE to be included in the 2009-2010 MCDVS Membership Roster is Friday, August 28.  I can be reached at or (231) 728-4711.  
Be sure to let me know if your contact information has changed recently.
 Website Password Changing on Sept. 1
 Website Chair -- Rachel Rosas 
Please note that on Tuesday, September 1, the password to log into the "Members Only" section of will be changing.  The new password will be kjp09.  The username will remain mcdvs.
Website Quick Links
*Please note: user ID (mcdvs) and password (cab08) are required to log into these sections of the website.  See article for new password as of September 1st.
Upcoming Events
MCDVS Educational Session
Tuesday, September 22
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
MHA Headquarters
6215 W. St. Joseph Highway 
Lansing, MI
RSVP to Jacquie Karr-Zlotnicki at (616) 340-4629 or 
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,