February 2014 EPWA Meeting: Self Defense

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Vineland Center


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Don't forget your items for our Food Pantry Drive. Please bring non-perishable food to the January, February, and March meetings.

Registration is closed
Meeting Chairwoman: Lesa Phillips

Self Defense

Deputy Kelly Laesch, Crime Prevention Coordinator,
Berrien County Sheriff's Department

Tuesday, February 11

5:30p.m. Networking
6:00p.m. Dinner & Meeting

Reservations Due by February 6

Speaker Topic & Biography
Deputy Kelly Laesch is a Central Michigan University graduate with a double major in Criminal Justice and Family Studies. Her desire to work in law enforcement began in college where she became a student officer for the campus police. Deputy Laesch returned to Berrien County, Michigan where she became a member of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, as a Deputy Sheriff.

Deputy Laesch has been a part of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department for twelve years. She was hired as a Corrections Officer, and then attended Kellogg Community College to obtain her MCOLES certification. Deputy Laesch has served on the County Road Patrol and Narcotics Unit. She has been in her current position as Crime Prevention Coordinator for the last three years.

Throughout her years of service for the Sheriff’s Department she has realized the Crime Prevention Coordinator position has tightly aligned with her educational and career focus. Through the crime prevention position Deputy Laesch has expanded her experiences by working collaberatively with local service agencies, schools and community leaders. She continues to strive for innovative and preventative ways to assist all citizens in Berrien County.

We are also doing a Food Pantry Drive.  Please bring non-perishable food to the January, February, and March meetings.  Click this link for more information:  EPWA Food Pantry Drive

Vineland Center
1155 Vineland Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085


(From St. Joseph) WASHINGTON AVE, south, turn left onto VINELAND RD - go 0.3 mi. The Vineland Center will be on your left.

Meal Cost
$25 (Members and Visitors)**
**Late reservations or payment at door will incur extra $10 fee.

Buffet Dinner:  Raspberry Chicken with Rice, Vegetarian Tortellini, Salad, Rolls, water, and coffee. 
You may bring your own adult beverage. Cash bar not available.

Questions? Reach Jo Ann Bertrand by email at epwami@yahoo.com.

If paying by mail, please remember that you still need to make your reservation on the EPWA website.

Send payment to: EPWA c/o Jo Ann Bertrand
902 Eagle Point Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085

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