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									Leadership Troy Member Organizations News
Boys & Girls Club of Troy
March 4 PNC Bank Taste of Troy— at the San Marino Club from 1 to 4 pm. Where
can you find the best food in the world? At this year's PNC Taste of Troy which features
A World of Flavors. The afternoon will include entertainment, live and silent auctions
and food and beverages from more than 30 Troy restaurants. Want Italian? Crave
Mexican? Love Indian? Gotta get some Gaelic? Hankering for some ribs and prime
beef? Advance tickets sell for $40 and can be ordered by calling the Boys & Girls Club
of Troy at 248.689.1687. Tickets purchased at the event are $50. This is the #1
fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Troy and proceeds go to the Club’s Youth
Development programs which impact more than 1200 kids.

Annual Membership Fees (After School Program): $50.00 per child
* A limited number of scholarships for Club membership and services are available, on
a financial need basis, for children who reside in Troy and neighboring communities that
are not served by other Boys & Girls Clubs.
* Please note all program and membership fees are nonrefundable
* All prospective new members and their parent/guardian must attend a new
member orientation before attending the Club. Orientations are held most
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Please call the office to confirm the date you would like to

Power Hour: Need a quiet place to do your homework? Come to power hour and get
help with all those tough questions. Offered daily after school at the club.
Club Tech: Club Tech’s Digital Arts Suite teaches members how to create computer-
generated art. Members will progress through Web Tech, Design Tech, Photo Tech,
Movie Tech and Music Tech.
Flag Football: There will be a league for Cadet and Juniors. Day and time to be
Torch Club: Join the Torch Club and make a difference in the community. Members
will elect their own officers and decide on a club or community service project.
Positive Sprouts: Learn about health eating and gardening.
Teen Program:
Keystone: Leadership group in which teen members elect their own board and plan
club and community service projects.
Late Night for Teens: Normally from 7-11PM. Current schedule February 3 and 17,
March 2 and 16.

Volunteer Opportunities: If you are interested in volunteering, please fax your resume
to Danielle Numerosi, Program Director, at 248-689-3238.

Emerald Lakes Homeowner’s Association
No update

Leadership Troy
Leadership Troy is a 501.c4 not for profit organization. Since 1993, Leadership Troy
has been serving as Troy's Community Connection by keeping community
organizations informed of what each is doing in Troy and individuals aware of volunteer
opportunities. It has implemented Troy Futures Report ideas like Ethni-City and the
North Woodward Community Foundation. Leadership Troy has conducted many Public
Forums touching on a variety of topics. Leadership Troy has also organized the annual
Troy Community Awards Banquet where the Distinguished Citizen Award, the Business
Community Appreciation Award, the Spirit of America Award and Community
Organizations Volunteers of the Year are honored.

Leadership Troy membership is open to individuals, community organizations and
businesses. Come to a meeting to learn more.

February 22 General Meeting at 7:00 PM at the Troy Public Library
March 28 Public Forum on Education Future for Troy School District at 7:00 PM at
the Troy Public Library. Presentation by Troy School District Superintendent Dr.
Barbara Fowler.

North Woodward Community Foundation
March 19 Troy Family Daze Festival Meeting
     Zion Christian Church at 6:00 PM. Volunteers are needed to work on the 2012
     Festival. Specifically chairpersons are needed for Operations, New Car Auto
     Show, Children’s Craft Show and Children’s Entertainment. Proceeds will be
     used to fund grants for community organizations. For more information or to
     volunteer call the Foundation office at 248-740-7600 or visit the Festival Web
     Site at

Other Volunteer Opportunities: To volunteer call the Foundation office at 248-740-
    Senior Home Assistance Repair Program (SHARP): Volunteers are needed
      to make basic home repairs for seniors and persons with disabilities. The
      program is currently in Auburn Hills, Clawson, Madison Heights and Troy.
    Blessings in a Backpack: Volunteers are always welcome to assist with
      packing food that provides meals for the weekend for qualified children. The
      following school districts are sending backpacks home each week; Avondale,
      Clarkston, Clawson, Royal Oak, South Redford, Waterford and Wyandotte
      School Districts. Packing takes approximately one hour. If you would like to
      volunteer call 248-528-1060.

Troy Chamber of Commerce
February 7 After-Hours Networking at Bahama Breeze 539 E. Big Beaver Rd. (bet.

Livernois and Rochester Rd., north side) 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
$10.00 for Troy Chamber Members Only. Appetizers included/Cash bar Ask about our
buy five, get one free deal!
Contact 248-641-8151 or
Cancel by Jan 31, 2012 for refund, please

February 10 Every Door Direct Mail Retail--Free and Open to the Public, Troy
Chamber office 4555 Investment Dr., Ste. 300
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
FREE for Troy Chamber Members
FREE for Non-Members
248-641-8151 or

Part of Choose Troy Friday Forums
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Direct Mail Retail (EDDM™ Retail) service from USPS® is an efficient and affordable
way to reach every customer in these areas.
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•Streamlines your process to get your information into the hands of your customers

The United States Postal Service will deliver your marketing message to every business
and residential mailbox within 1/2 mile, 3/4 mile, 1 mile of your location. This
presentation will focus on the use of direct mail to help the business community
increase its client/customer base--no permits, no fees, no mailing lists and only 14.2
cents per piece in postage.

Feb 16, 2012 Member Orientation and Coffee Mingle at Troy Chamber office, lower
level training room 4555 Investment Dr. (in Michigan Schools and Government Credit
Union bldg.) 8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
FREE for Troy Chamber Members
FREE for Non-Members
Call 248-641-8151 or e-mail:

Networking: 8:45-9 a.m.
Introductions and small groups to learn about member benefits: 9-10 a.m.
Networking/business card exchange: 10-10:30 a.m.
Stop in for part of it or stick around until the end. All Chamber members are welcome.
Learn about benefits included in your membership and ideas on how you can plug in!
Find out more about: Social Media, Free Announcements in ePublications, Networking
Events, Business Referral Groups & Committees, Speaking Opportunities and more!
Bring plenty of business cards for networking. Get to know fellow Chamber members
over a cup of coffee & a side order of great conversation.

February 29 Networking Puzzle Membership Luncheon at Shield's Restaurant Bar
Pizzeria 1476 W. Maple (west of Crooks Rd.) 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

$19.00 for Troy Chamber Members
$29.00 for Non-Members
An additional $5 will be charged to those registering on the day of the event.
Call 248-641-8151 or e-mail:
Cancel by Feb 22, 2012 for refund, please

Did you know that you have an extra day for networking in 2012? Make the most of it--
attend this event on February 29th! This is a structured networking luncheon. Upon
registering, each attendee will be asked to submit one “interesting” fact about
him/herself that will be used in a custom crossword puzzle at the event. Participants will
then meet everyone and complete the puzzle. In past years, we learned: who was a
college cheerleader, who plays in a rock band, whose child competed in the Olympics,
who enjoys gourmet cooking and much more.

March 6 March After-Hours Networking at Bailey's Sports Grille, 1965 W. Maple Rd.
(bet. Crooks and Coolidge) 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
$10.00 for Troy Chamber Members
$25.00 for Non-Members
248-641-8151 or
Cancel by Feb 28, 2012 for refund, please

Appetizers included/Cash bar
You won't need the luck of the Irish to make great connections at this networking event.
Non-members: The Chamber invites you to take this rare opportunity to try out one of its
casual, after-hours programs. (These are usually members only!)
Members: The Chamber encourages you to mix and mingle with fellow members while
welcoming prospective members who just may be perfect customers for you.

Troy Community Coalition
Kroger Shoppers: The Troy Community Coalition can earn funds when you shop at
Kroger with your Kroger Plus Card. Your purchases will begin earning rewards for the
Coalition within 7-10 business days of registering your Kroger Plus Card. Go to to sign up online.
Volunteer for the following activities:
Adult Pledge
Members of Teens Taking Action, the National Youth Leadership Academy, obtain
signatures from hundreds of adults who pledge to act as responsible role models and
not abuse alcohol during the holiday season.
Advisory Board
Comprised of business and community leaders, the advisory board provides invaluable
advice, time and direction to the Coalition. Meetings take place two times a year.
Celebrity Night Dinner
The Annual Dinner is the single largest fundraising event supporting substance abuse
prevention in Troy. Many businesses generously sponsor tables at the event and join
together in support of the Coalition’s mission.

Choose Wisely
Presented jointly by the Coalition and Troy Police Department, this classroom program
for 4th graders, teach responsible decision-making and behavior.
DUSO (Developing Understanding of Self and Others) the Dolphin Preschool
Puppet Presentation
This program targets preschoolers and young parents and focuses on healthy bodies
and healthy choices.
Driver’s Education
Coalition staff and Troy Police Department provide information to driver’s education
classes reinforcing the importance of zero tolerance laws in Michigan.
Faith Community Breakfast
Faith, business and community leaders come together at this annual May event to
promote an understanding and awareness of cultural diversity in Troy.
Incredible Kid Recognition
Children between the ages of 5 -12 are nominated by friends, family or neighbors for
inspiring others and turning their challenges into victories. Meritor generously sponsors
this event.
Martin Luther King Day Celebration
The Coalition provides support to the committee that hosts a special celebration at
Athens High School to honor the memory of Martin Luther King and to reflect on his
message of unity and peace.
National Association of Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)
The Coalition works on an on-going basis to support NACOA programs.
Parents Who Host Lose The Most
This is an annual campaign during Prom and Graduation season, conducted in
partnership with 14 other Oakland Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions and the
Oakland County Health Department. The public awareness campaign is designed to
educate parents about the dangers and legal consequences of serving alcohol to teens.
The Coalition’s electronic newsletter reaches subscribers in Troy on a quarterly basis. It
contains information on recent developments in substance abuse prevention and
current Coalition prevention programs and activities.
Spring Break Troy Style
Local businesses, restaurants and organizations offer special programs and discounts
to middle school and high school students in Troy to promote a safe and fun Spring
Synar Compliance Check
Teens and Troy Coalition staff conduct a compliance check of Troy retail outlets to
determine whether they are selling tobacco products to underage youth.
Tar Wars Tobacco Prevention
In collaboration with the Coalition and the Troy Schools, Troy Beaumont doctors present
this anti-tobacco program to fifth grade students.
Teens Taking Action (National Youth Leadership Academy)
A high school program that trains youth to be leaders and take initiatives on substance
abuse prevention with their peer group. Leadership training includes a course on Sean
Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”. The teens meet on a regular basis and

often go to other high schools to train their peers on the 7 Habits.
Tobacco Prevention
The Coalition offers training and materials to help prevent teens and adults from
smoking and offers a series of classes to help smokers quit smoking.
Troy Community Coalition Summer Camp
The neighborhood problem-solving partnership with the Troy Police Department
features positive adult role models, skill building techniques, substance abuse
prevention education and recreational activities for at-risk youth. This program has
been an important resource for Troy families.

Troy Community Lions Club
Activities throughout the year help us to support numerous charities such as: Leader
Dogs for the Blind, Lions Bear Lake Camp for physically challenged youth, Lions
Hearing Center, Michigan Eye Bank and more.

Membership: Troy Community Lions is a club for both men and women. We participate
in service, civic, and social activities. We have a wonderful group of people, and we are
always looking for active volunteers who would like to have a positive impact in the

Come to a meeting/activity and bring a friend along, too. E-Mail
for more information.
February 14 General Meeting at 6:45 PM at the Troy Community Center
February 18 Manna Meals 6:15AM-Noon Downtown Detroit
February 28 General Meeting at 6:45 PM at TBD
March 13 General Meeting at 6:45 PM at the Troy Community Center
March 27 General Meeting at 6:45 PM at TBD

Recycle used Eyeglasses: Troy Community Lions has placed collection boxes for
used eyeglasses and hearing aids at the Troy Community Center in the north lobby
entrance, at the Troy Public Library, and at Henry Ford OptimEyes on John R (near
Oakland Mall)

Troy Newcomers
February 23 Luncheon at Filippa’s Wine Barrel, 45125 Mound Rd at M-59, Utica
11:30 - meet to socialize 12 noon - lunch is served
Our speaker will be Rasha Bazari, MD, who will be speaking about women’s heart
health. Dr. Bazari is from Beaumont’s Ministrelli Women’s Heart Center. Her specialty is
cardiovascular medicine.
Menu: Choice of three entrees 1. Broiled Salmon - topped with wilted spinach and
roasted red peppers, with rice pilaf; 2. Lemon Chicken - sautéed chicken breast, fresh
spinach and artichokes in a white wine lemon sauce, with rice pilaf; or 3.Mediterranean
Pasta - olives, sundried tomatoes, fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, pesto infused olive
oil, toasted pine nuts, and feta cheese over angel hair pasta
All meals include a Michigan Salad, fresh bread and choice of coffee, tea or pop.

Cost: $22.00 Reservation Deadline: February 16
Mail your reservation check, made out to “Troy Newcomers Club” to: Amy Brown 267
Stalwart Dr. Troy, MI 48098

Senior Baking New members or anyone else interested, we provide nine cakes per
month for Senior Birthday Parties at the Troy Community Center, and the Cambridge
North Nursing Home in Clawson. Cakes can be home made or store bought, no
experience or expertise necessary. Our efforts are really appreciated by the Seniors
and the staff. Contact Terry Slater to volunteer, 248 879 7321.

Membership: We would love to help get you started in our organization.
Service: Donations throughout the year for a local charity selected by club members;
sponsoring a South Oakland Shelter Dinner; supporting a local family with donations of
food, household supplies and holiday giving; and volunteering with Troy senior citizens
and local nursing homes.
Social: Luncheons, coffees, wine tasting, games night, cards, bridge and other fun
Sports: Bowling, golf leagues and ski club
Children: Toddler outings, playgroups and seasonal parties.
Contact our Membership Secretary, Martha Brosseau or send an e-mail to for more information.

Troy Women's Association
General Membership Meeting You are invited to attend one of our monthly meetings
to see if TWA is right for you.

February 7 at 7PM at the Troy Community Center
March 6 at 7PM at the Troy Community Center

April 15 The Troy Women’s Association Scholarships Awarded to graduating senior
girls or women returning to school who have demonstrated community service or have a
financial need. A special scholarship, the Donna Smith Scholarship, will be awarded to
a deserving woman or graduating senior who has demonstrated community service
experience and is pursuing a degree in business or accounting.
Applications will be accepted until April 15 with scholarships awarded in May.
Applications can be emailed to or mailed to Troy
Women's Association, P.O. Box 1545, Troy MI 48099

Troy Women’s Donation Projects 
 Throughout the year, we donate money, time
and energy to support our community in a variety of ways. 

Adopt-a-Family: Adopt a needy family in Troy using community referrals.

Andy Stindt Scholarship Fund: Assist with events to raise funds for music

Animal Project: Support for animal projects with hands-on or financial contribution.

Baby Basics of Troy Ministry: Offer time and financial assistance to the working poor.

Baldwin Center: Provide monetary assistance to feed, clothe, educate and empower the
Boys & Girls Club of Troy: Sponsor children and programs in this organization.
Camp Casey: Contribute funds for horse camp for children with cancer.
Common Ground: Purchase items that directly benefit residents of this program.

Detroit Zoo Society: Gather items for enrichment.

Friends of the Troy Public Library: Serve the needs of the local library.

Gilda’s Club: Provide food and/or manpower for an annual event.

Gillary Foundation: Donate to place heart defibrillators in public schools.

Haven: Monthly cleaning and purchase requested items.

High School Project (Athens, Troy, Niles): Allocate funds to serve Troy High

Judson Berry Home: Give a monetary donation or support as requested.

Lighthouse: Help out or give a monetary donation to assist people with various

Middle School Project: Allocate funds to serve Troy’s middle schools.

Operation Kid Equip: Provide free school supplies to students from low income

Project Night Night: Help homeless children.

Project Linus: Participate in the making of blankets or provide funds to the local group
involved in this project.
Senior Citizen Project: Brighten holidays for needy or homebound senior citizens.

South Oakland Shelter: Provide an evening meal for homeless, working people in this
temporary shelter program.

Special Needs Projects: Provide services to children and adults with special needs.

Support the Troops: Send packages to soldiers overseas.

Troy Community Coalition: Aid the coalition working to prevent drug and alcohol

Troy People Concerned: Assist Troy residents deemed in-need by TPC.

E-Mail for more information.

Troy Youth Assistance
Parenting with Boundaries When To Say Yes and When To Say No
This class will help you. For Parents of Children of All Ages
Recognize the boundary issues underlying behavior problems Set healthy boundaries
and establish appropriate consequences Get out of the parenting traps: nagging, over
control, doormat Stop using anger to discipline Keep entitlement from growing Create
the environment to grow self-control Apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting
Six- week Program on Monday evenings: 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. – Instructional time
8:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Optional: Question & Answer session with instructor
              February 27 Power-Respect
              March 5 Motivation-Evaluation
              March 19 Pro-Activity-Gratitude
              March 26 Activity-Honesty
Registration Required. Payable in advance to Troy Youth Assistance or at the door

Babysitting for children up to age 12 available. $5.00/family per session.
Presenter: Larry M. Cranston, a certified Parenting Instructor
At Stone Haven Free Methodist Church 1349 W. Wattles Rd. between Crooks and
Coolidge. Questions?: Call 248-823-5095
Mail or Drop off Registration: Troy Youth Assistance 4420 Livernois Troy, MI 48098

February 17 YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARDS PROGRAM Nomination Deadline
Troy Youth Assistance in partnership with The Rotary Club of Troy will acknowledge
and celebrate Troy Youth who make exemplary, voluntary contributions to the Troy
Community at the 40th Annual Youth Recognition Awards Program on May 2, 2012 at
Athens High School.
 The nominees must be school-age Troy residents and may be
nominated for recognition in one of the following categories. Criteria for each category is
defined and included with the nomination form.
• Exceptional Service to others
• Achievement by an individual who has overcome personal challenges and/or set an
      example for others
• Heroism /outstanding humanitarian act
• Exceptional service by an individual within a club or organization
• Exceptional service by a club or organization
Go to for nomination form.

WE WELCOME NEW VOLUNTEERS! Volunteers are needed in many areas within
Troy Youth Assistance. A little of your time can make a BIG difference!
Check out these opportunities:
 mentor a young person
 plan Family Education programs
 organize, contact, and select applicants for Camp Skill Building Scholarships
 work with youth as they participate in their community
 recruit and orient new volunteers
 help in public relations and marketing efforts
 help with fund raising activities
 assist with the Youth Recognition program
 photograph events
 assist with publicity
 help with mailing and copying

For more information, please call the TYA office at: (248) 823-5095 or you can fax us at:
(248) 823-5240


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