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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
"A Newsletter to Embrace Life and to Encourage both singles and couples Spiritually, Physically, and Mentally to be Active which brings Good Health"
Volume: 6 Issue: 47 April 20, 2009

" May the Lord bless you and protect you; may the Lords face radiate with joy because of you; may He be gracious to you, show you His favour, and give you His peace;"
Numbers 6:24-26

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This week we are introducing our new coupon program. The coupons that we are presenting this week are at the end of the newsletter. We hope that you will find them beneficial and money saving. You can print the last pages and present them to the sponsors or you can click on any of the coupons and we will present a form that will allow us to mail a copy of the coupon to you.

Charley in the News

Charley The Singing Hot Dog man received some very good press. His mustard was featured in Kate Lawson's column in the Detroit News on April 16, 2009 . You can see a copy here

Would you like to help??

On May 7, 2009 at noon we are planning an event at Shain Park in Birmingham in conjuction with the "National Day of Prayer". If you would like to help contact Peggy Jo at

9 ways to get happy in the next 30 minutes

In the next half hour, tackle as many of the following suggestions as possible. Not only will these tasks themselves increase your happiness, but the mere fact that you've achieved some concrete goals will boost your mood.
Jay Gosney
Jay Gosney

1. Raise your activity level to pump up your energy. If you're on the phone, stand up and pace. Walk to a coworker's office instead of sending an e-mail. Put more energy into your voice. Take a brisk 10-minute walk. Even better...

2. Take a walk outside. Research suggests that light stimulates brain chemicals that improve mood. For an extra boost, get your sunlight first thing in the morning. Find the best walking workout for your exercise style.

3. Reach out. Send an e-mail to a friend you haven't seen in a while, or reach out to someone new. Having close bonds with other people is one of the most important keys to happiness. When you act in a friendly way, not only will others feel more friendly toward you, but you'll also strengthen your feelings of friendliness for other people.

4. Rid yourself of a nagging task. Deal with that insurance problem, purchase something you need, or make that long-postponed appointment with the dentist. Crossing an irksome chore off your to-do list will give you a rush of elation.

5. Create a more serene environment. Outer order contributes to inner peace, so spend some time organizing bills and tackling the piles in the kitchen. A large stack of little tasks can feel overwhelming, but often just a few minutes of work can make a sizable dent. Set the timer for 10 minutes and see what you can do. In that time, take a quick look around the house and see how to get organized using everyday items.

6. Do a good deed. Introduce two people by e-mail, take a minute to pass along useful information, or deliver some gratifying praise. In fact, you can also...

7. Save someone's life. Sign up to be an organ donor, and remember to tell your family about your decision. Do good, feel good―it really works!

8. Act happy. Fake it 'til you feel it. Research shows that even an artificially induced smile boosts your mood. And if you're smiling, other people will perceive you as being friendlier and more approachable. There's no need to walk around in a constant state of worry. After all, what's the worst that can happen if you bounce a check or leave wet clothes in the dryer?

9. Learn something new. Think of a subject that you wish you knew more about and spend 15 minutes on the Internet reading about it, or go to a bookstore and buy a book about it. But be honest! Pick a topic that really interests you, not something you think you "should" or "need to" learn about

This Week's Now Famous Person

Paula Ortago

Paula Ortago is now famous for appearing in the "Got Mustard Campaign" Paula is also famous for being the Golf Chairperson for this year for the Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club.She is also one of the finest waltz partners to ever take lessons at the Troy Dance Studio.

So when you see or contact her be sure to tell her you've seenher in the "Got Mustard" campaign. You can see the other hundreds of people by clicking on the underlined words above.

So many people have volunteered to participate that we have found it necessary to change the way the slide show runs so that people can browse rather than wait to see their photo with the "digital mustard" on their upper lip. One can replace the phrase in the section box with their first name and deleting any other text in the box. Then only the slides that contain that name are displayed.

If you had your photo taken and can't find it in the slide show please send us an email. If you would like to send a photo to be included, send it to We will supply the "digital mustard".

Congratulations Paula!!

Almost like the "Around the World Race !!


Start with the famous Port Huron to Mackinac Race Fleet on Saturday morning..

The first leg of the race finishes at Harbor Beach. Saturday night. On Sunday morning the race will start again and the second leg will finish at Harrisville. The third leg will finish at Presque Isle and the final will be at Rogers City..

Tell all of you sailor friends about this event. pass it on. this is something new .

Skippers, call Bob Cowles (313-822-0996) even if you are just remotely interested. Leave a message with your phone number and/or your email address

He is not asking for any money at this time. He just wants to know who is interested.

Original Information Here.

The Latest Information is Here.


Gas Pump

Check out where to get Low Gas Prices

This is still getting many people to click each week so we are keeping it in. Let us know if you think it is worth while.

This is a website that will find the best prices in your area.



" I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he can look up into the heavens and say there is no God."
Abraham Lincoln

Mon. Apr. 20 Events

charleys wide ad

Entertainment Tickets Ad

Monday Night Dancers

MON 2009-04-20
Singles and Couples Dance Lessons 6:30, Dance Party 7:30-10:30. No dance partner needed. Lessons $5, Dance Party $6. Snacks included. Big Band, Latin, Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Polka. Contact 313-295-1134
Starts at 7:30 PM..Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C. 23663 Park St., Dearborn, MI.
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Capuchin Pizza Day Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Mon 2009-04-20
Buddy's Pizza Day 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Enjoy all the pizza and salad at any of the Buddy's locations and support the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. $15.00 for adults good for dine in or carry out. A group will be meeting in Warren at 12:45 $10 for senior until
Starts at 12:45 PM..Location:

Buddy's Pizza

8100 Old 13 Mile Road Warren, MI 586-574-9200 Corner of Van Dyke

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" O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress."<
Isaiah 33:2

Tue. Apr. 21 Events

Success Institute

An evening of powerful revelation and transformation, as we share God's word for your success
Teaching by the well known motivational speakers Doug Firebaugh and his wife Jodi.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois Troy, MI 248-524-3181
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

David Sedaris [comedy] Bravissimo

TUE 2009-04-21
David Sedaris [comedy] All of the details are here
From to ..Location: Detroit Opera House. 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226 313-237-3270
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Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day

Paris Market Ad

Dance Classes Various Dances

TUE 2009-04-21
Learn beginning & intermediate East Coast Swing, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Blue Rose & the Stationary Cha-Cha To name only a few! Colette Simerson A well established instructor Teaching dance classes in the area You do not need a partner Married or single you are welcome
Starts at 6:30 PM. Price is $10.Location: Barnstormers Entertainment Complex. 9411 E. M-36, Whitmore Lake, MI. .
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Divorce Recovery Bethany South Oakland County

TUE 2009-04-21
Divorce Recovery Tuesday Night Drop-in Contact Carol 248-390-7771
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: St Columban's Church. 1775 Melton, Birmingham, MI 48009 .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Carol Spellman

Dry Land Sailing Lessons Sailing Singles

TUE 2009-04-21
Sailing Theory & Sail Trim Contact Eric Johnson 586-707-2084
From 7:00 PM to . Price is .Location: Royal Oak Elks Club. 2401 East Fourth St., Royal Oak, MI 48067 I-75 Southbound Service Drive and Fourth St.
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Wed. Apr. 22 Events

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Royal Oak Computer Club

WED 2009-04-22
Weekly Meeting
Starts at 12:30 PM. Price is $1.Location: Leo Mahany/Harold Meininger Senior Community Center. 3500 Marais , Royal Oak, MI. (248)246-3900 . North of 13 Mile Rd, just south of Lexington Blvd, east of Crooks Rd
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Dance Party and Lessons All Star Dance Parties

WED 2009-04-22
Dance lesson is from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Professional teacher Grace Mills Lesson only $10.00, Lesson and dance $14.00, Dance only $10.00, First time guests get in FREE. Non-smoking environment.
Starts at 7:00 pm..Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 E.Maple Road, Troy, MI. 48083 (248) 689-3636 This is not the Polish-American Club.
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" Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen."
Isaiah 32:3

Thu. Apr. 23 Events

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Successfully Single Social Club

THU 2009-04-23
Happy Hour Mixer. Indulge in an assortment of Loccino's favorite hors d'oeuvres. Then hear an inspirational presentation from keynote speaker, Michael Palazzolo on The Secret behind The Secret. Ice breakers, door prizes & more! $18.00 per person. Cash Bar. Reservations required. Space is limited. Make reservations at:
From 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM..Location: Loccino Italian Grill & Bar. 5600 Crooks Rd, Troy, MI. .
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Inforum- A Professional Women's Alliance

THU 2009-04-23
Twenty-two of the most influential and successful business women in West Michigan will be honored by Inforum and have the opportunity to help advance the careers of future leaders through an evening of intimate networking on Thursday, April 23, 5:30-8 p.m. at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. All of the details are here
From 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM..Location: Townsend Hotel. 100 Townsend, Birmingham, MI (248) 642-7900
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First ever at the Manor Various Dances

THU 2009-04-23
Hot & Cold Hors D'ouevres Top 40 Dj,ballroom,line dancing,and all others upon request. NO Jeans & NO Tennis Shoes. Come out on a weekday and have some fun dancing the night away.Contact: Jean 248-890-6304 or
From 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Price is $8.Location: Joy Manor. 28999 Joy Road, Westland, MI. 3 Blocks East Of Middlebelt Behind The Oak Center Plaza.
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Dry Land Sailing Lessons Sailing Singles

THU 2009-04-23
Knot Tying- Marlinspike Contact: Eric Johnson 586-707-2084
From 7:00 PM to . Price is .Location: Royal Oak Elks Club. 2401 East Fourth St., Royal Oak, MI 48067 I-75 Southbound Service Drive and Fourth St.
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Ballroom Dancing Fairlane Ballroom Dance Club

THU 2009-04-23
BALLROOM DANCING to live music on beautiful oak floor. All ages welcome - single or married. Dance and make new friends. Coffee, tea and snacks
Starts at 8:00 PM. Member Price is $6 and guest price is $7.Location: Monsignor Hunt Knights of Columbus Hall. 7080 Garling Street, Dearborn Heights, MI. 48127 734-516-0500 Take Warren to south on Garling (first traffic light east of Outer Drive).
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Ann Arbor Ski Club

THU 2009-04-23
Club Meeting and Dance. Need not be a member. Informational meeting. Refreshments and DJ after. .
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: Chapel Hill Condominiums Clubhouse ( 3350 Green Road , Ann Arbor , MI 48105 north of Plymouth Road )
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THU 2009-04-23
Join Jody Haddad & Jay Noonchester every Thursday. The bosco seamlessly meshes hi-brow design aesthetics with the Detroit's down-home heart. The lounge's mix of casual and hip is reflected in every element, from its tree-lined, Brazilian walnut courtyard to its groundbreaking musical selection. Those familiar with the lounge know of its unique charm and have found a home in the bosco. Others are welcome to join the family. Journey to the amazing patio and let mood take you over.
Starts at 9:00 PM..Location: Bosco Lounge. 22930 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI. web http:// .
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Weekly Dance Five Star Connection

THU 2009-04-23
Dance lessons 8-8:30pm,open dance immediately following. Appetizers 2nd and 4th Thursdays.Dressy attire please. Ages 45+. Members $5, guests $9. More information at, a family organization
Starts at 8:00 pm. Member Price is $5 and guest price is $9.Location: Rivercrest Hall. 900 W Avon Road, Rochester MI. Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois.
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Fri. Apr. 24 Events

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Theater at Wayne State Uiniversity Bonnstelle Theater

Week end of 2009-04-24
All of the details are here
From to ..Location: Bonstelle Theater. 3424 Woodward, Detroit, MI. .
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Pub & Grub GM Ski Club

FRI 2009-04-24
From the best pint outside of Dublin to a cozy meal by the fireplace. Traditional Irish food and live music six nights a week. Shepherds pie, Irish stew, sandwiches and salads. Irish breakfast on Sundays. Meet at 6:30 - 7:00. Contact: Brian 248-626-6192 ________________________________________
From 6:30 PM to . Price is Menu/Cash Bar.Location: Dick O'Dow's. 160 W. Maple, Birmingham, MI 48009 248-642-1135
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Metropolitan Single Professionals

Fri 2009-04-24
Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking
From 8:00 pm to 1:00 am. Member Price is $6.00 and guest price is $12.Location: Club Venetion Banquet Center. 29310 John R, Madison Heights, Mi. North of 12 mile. for directions only 248-399-6788
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" Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing."
Bill Cosby

Sat. Apr. 25 Events

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Great Lakes Yacht Club Commodore's Ball Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

SAT 2009-04-25
Commodore's Ball
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Not available
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Bethany East

SAT 2009-04-25
Monthly DANCE Cost for the dance is $12.00 which includes refreshments, snacks, beer, wine, pop, and coffee. Contact: Loretta (586) 264-0284 or Connie (586) 354-4949. .
Starts at 8:00 PM. Price is $12.Location: Sterling Chateau. 38500 Ryan Road, MI. (Holy Ghost Orthodox Church)Just South of seventeen Mile Road. .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Barbara Millitello


SAT 2009-04-25
Ballroom Dancing to a live band singles, couples, All Welcome Dress Code: Ladies- Date Style clothes, Gentlemen- Jackets and ties. Dance instructions from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Saturday. Cost $6
Starts at 8:30 PM. Member Price is $5.00 and guest price is $6.00.Location: Livonia Civic Center. 15218 Farmington Rd., Livonia, MI. South of File Mile Road. contact Joe 248-968-5197.
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Friends of Belle Isle

SAT 2009-04-25
Spring Clean up (Rain date is May 2, 2009 call 313-331-7760 for details)WEAR GLOVES AND BOOTS OTHER ITEMS WILL BE SUPPLIED For further information contact:FOBI office (313) 331-7760
From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM..Location: Belle Isle Park Casino. Detroit, MI. .
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" But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days."
2 Timothy 3:1

Sun. Apr. 26 Events

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Glen Clark Teaches Swing Amber House

SUN 2009-04-26
Glen Clark will Teach Swing at 4:00 PM and Bill Scheff will teach Hustle at 3:00 PM. Open Dance from 5:00 til 8:00 PM all for one price $10.00
Starts at 3:00 PM..Location: Amber House. 7012 9 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48091 586 754-3434 web Email .
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Feather Bowling Somerset Ski & Golf Club

Reserve by 2009-04-22. SUN 2009-04-26
The game is played with a disk like object that resembles a fat Frisbee. You roll it down a grooved dirt lane that has a feather at each end. The team that gets their disk closest to the feather wins points. There are 2 dirt lanes. Each lane has 1 team at each end with 6 people on a team. 24 can play at one time and then we rotate. While one set of 24 are playing the other 24 are eating and drinking. This changes every 20 minutes.
From 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Member Price is $24 Cash Bar and guest price is $27 Cash Bar.Location: Cadieux Cafe. 4300 Cadieux, Detroit, MI Between Warren & Mack - Take I94 to the Cadieux exit, go East (turn left). It is approximately 1 mile or so down the road on the left.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Judy Benn

Argentine Dance on Sunday Milonga Del Domingo

SUN 2009-04-26
Argentine Tango Lesson available 6-7PM $5.00.Milongas Vals, (argentine style Waltz's), Argentine Tango Singles and couples welcome.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is $8.Location: Dance Scene. 25333 VanDyke, Centerline, MI. 48015 586-757-6300 .
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Lessons and Dance All Star Dance Parties

SUN 2009-04-26
Dance lesson is from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with professional teacher, Pam Preczewski, from DanceSport Academy of Michigan. Dance Party from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Beginner to Intermediate. Lesson only, $10.00, Lesson and dance $14.00, Dance only $10.00. First time guests get in FREE. No partner needed. Non-smoking environment. (248) 689-3636 for more information.
Starts at 3:00 PM ..Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 E.Maple Road, Troy, MI. 48083 (248) 689-3636 This is not the Polish-American Club.
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U of M Ballroom Dance Club

SUN 2009-04-26
Dance lessons. 5-6pm Fox Trot, 6-7pm Rhumba, 7-8pm Waltz, 8-10 Open Dance. Members-only, we welcome newcomers to try us on for size $3 one evening $25 semester, $50 per year, More information on web site.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Michigan Union. S. State & S. University Ann Arbor, MI
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Future Events:

Note:only events that require advance notice or a great deal of planning are listed here. Listing all of the future events would require a great amount of space in this newsletter. Look for next weeks events in the next issue.

Stepin Out Singles

SAT 2009-05-02
Singles Dance. $10 includes Chips and pretzels. Cash Bar. Proper attire No Jeans or tennis shoes.DJ for the evening "T.J." the DJ Call Connie 586-354-4949 or Pat 586-739-6885
From 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM..Location: Knights of Columbus Hall. 6177 Chicago Road, Warren, MI. Between Van Dyke and Mound.
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National Day of Prayer

THU 2009-05-07
The National Day of Prayer and also that it is sponsored by the Congress of the United States, the President of the United States, and the Governor of Michigan.

What happens at our event in Shain Park? First, it should be noted that we have been conducting this observance for over five years and have been blessed with good weather. The format is as follows: We gather about 11:45 AM, introduce ourselves to each other, and place red white and blue NDP balloons around the park to let people know where we are assembling. (When we are done, the balloons are given to the many children playing on the swings and slides.) Each year there are new people, but dont be surprised if you see many familiar faces. At noon we form a circle and someone is designated to read the national prayer. Then each of is given the opportunity to speak or not. Ordinarily, people pray for our country, our leaders, our communities, etc. We can say a prayer or just give our thoughts in regard to the event.

It is a short observance lifting up our nation and your participation is important. If you can't make it, think of us at noon and maybe read the national prayer that follows. Feel free to tell your friends and also remember that all are invited regardless of religious affiliation.

Shain Park is located in downtown Birmingham across from the Community Center and is abounded by Merrill, Bates, Henrietta and Martin Streets. If you need any other information please send an email to
From 11:45 AM to ..Location: Shain Park. Birmingham, MI. 48009 Betweewn Bates and Hennrietta and bordered by Merrill on the South and Martin on the North.
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Mother's Day Tribute Music, Variety Dance Band

SUN 2009-05-10
Walt Wise All-Star Revue. The music of Billy Joel Featuring "Kooj" as Boots Randolph and Captain Fantastic as Elton John. Reservations required. $29 covers meal, Tip and show. Early Buffer 2-3 pm Show 4-6 pm Meal includes prime pasta marinara, Roast sirloin, marinated chicken, redskin potatoes and green beans.
From to . Price is $29.Location: Black River Country Club. 3300 Country Club Drive, Port Huron, MI. 810-982-9595 .
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Flying Scot Program Sailing Singles

Reserve by 2009-05-15. TUE 2009-05-19
Orientation for new students to hands-on sailing instruction conducted on Anchor Bay. Regular Tuesday or Thursday classes lasts 10 weeks starting last week of May. Contact Onita Fitz at 248-852-9698 for more information.
From 6:30 PM to . Member Price is $240 and guest price is $295.Location: North Star Sail Club. 32041 S River Rd, Harrison Township, Mi. 48045 (586) 463-2192
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ASGA Golf Trip Memoral Day 2009 American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan

Reserve by 2009-04-25. Week end of 2009-05-23
ASGA Southeast Michigan Chapter Memorial Day Weekend Golf Outing Two Nites Lodging 3 1/2 Rounds of golf (minimum), 2 breakfasts, B-B-Q dinner on Saturday nite all included in the price. Limited to the first 24 people to respond with a $100.00 deposit (Put Memorial Day on memo line) to Ron Nomura 17454 Cedar Lake Circle, Northville, MI 48168, 248-255-2040,
From to . Member Price is $195 and guest price is $205.Location: Marsh Ridge Golf Course & Resort. 4815 Old US Highway 27 S, Gaylord, MI. 49735 800-743-7529 web .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Ron Nomura

Power Golf Inforum- A Professional Women's Alliance

MON 2009-06-08
Introducing Inforum POWER Golf! Designed to fit these difficult times when many people are concerned about participating in any golf event, this is NOT your typical golf outing.

This is an entirely new event designed to positively impact professional women in Michigan while addressing new time constraints and the optics of being on a golf course when colleagues are being laid off.

POWER Golf is not just about the's about learning how to use golf to make contacts, build relationships, and develop new business resources.

POWER Golf will bring together some of the most POWERful executive leaders in Southeast Michigan for an afternoon of nine holes at Pine Lake Country Club in Orchard Lake.

Not a golfer? Enroll in the golf clinic or consider one of several highly visible sponsorship packages listed in the brochure. Or just plan to join us for a fantastic networking dinner! All of the details are here
From 2:00 PM to ..Location: Pine Lake Country Club. 3300 Pine Lake Rd, Orchard Lake, MI. 48324 (248) 682-1300 web .
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Golf and Casino American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan

Reserve by 2009-04-26. Week end of 2009-06-19
Mount Pleasant Golf and Casino Weekend All of the details are here
From to . Price is $215.Location: Mount Pleasant.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Ron Nomura

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