October 2009 EPWA Meeting : Pets Enhancing Your Life

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2009
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mutterly Love

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Meeting Chairperson: Hella Gram

Pets Enhancing Your Life

Speakers:
Jill Svoboda, Director Humane Society of SW Michigan
Victoria Williams, part owner Mutterly Love St. Joseph, MI


Speaker’s Topic: 
Our evening will include discussions on how volunteering with animals benefits you, the animal, and the community.  Learn about the many opportunities available to volunteer with animals, and see another new business in Michigan’s great southwest.  Volunteering truly will become a “way of life” for you, too.

Speaker’s Biography: 
Jill Svoboda recognized her niche for management while working her way through Western Michigan University, graduating with a BS in Education.  After graduation, she taught school at Benton Harbor Public Schools and Benton Harbor Charter School.  In 2008, she became director of the SW Michigan Humane Society.  Her accomplishments include re-establishing the non-profit from nearly closing its doors, to a structure debt-free, and successful animal rescue and adoption organization.

Victoria Marie (Grerencser) Williams was born in Benton Harbor, MI and spent her childhood on a fruit farm in Millburg, MI.  Victoria always knew her life was going to involve animals.  At the age of 7, she knew she was going to be a dog trainer, but took several detours to finally arrive at her goal.  Victoria’s accomplishments include an honorable discharge from the US Air Force, and sole owner of “Twin Cities Animal Grooming,” which she started in 1978.  In 2009, she left the business to open her life long dream Mutterly Love with her new partner, Rhonda Hummel.

October Meeting Location:  Mutterly Love
200 Kerth Street St Joseph, MI 49085  Phone 269-983-6888

Directions:  From Downtown St. Joseph- take Red Arrow South, turn left on Hawthorn Ave., left on Leroy, and business is on the corner of Kerth and Leroy Street.

Classic Catering                                                                      Meal Cost     $17.00 
Classic Catering will be providing an Italian Buffet, including bow tie or gimelli pasta with either marinara or pesto cream sauce, and either Herb Roasted Chicken Breast Chardonnay or Roasted Vegetables.  All meals include Caesar salad with homemade croutons and Parmesan cheese, Tuscany blend vegetables, garlic bread, dessert bars, coffee, tax, and gratuity.  Please note that there is no cash bar available.  However, members may bring their own bottle of wine or adult beverage of choice.

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