February President’s Letter
The 2023 Directory is being included with this month’s Newsletter. The Directory includes significant information about our members and our Club. Please take a moment to review your information. See page 46 in the Directory for a tear-out form and mailing instructions to notify the Club of any changes. You are encouraged to support our sponsors and be sure to let them know you saw their ad, influencing your decision to patronize their establishment. Sponsors placed ads totaling $8,000 in the 2023 Directory, the equivalent of eight full pages!
I would like to put some perspective on where our revenues come from. In the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, 34% came from sponsorships, 17% came from voluntary payment of dues by life members, and 14% from member contributions. The remaining 35% came from dues paid by non-life members. The names of life members who have voluntarily paid their dues and members who have made contributions were published last month. Additional dues and contributions received this past month are on page 3. If you wish to pay or contribute before the full list is published in next month’s newsletter, it’s not too late. Mail your check with a notation in the memo section to Treasurer, Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe, The War Memorial, 32 Lake-shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms.
Now, for more great news, since last month’s Newsletter, eight new members have joined: Bill Wayland, David Hohfeldt, Greg Hahn, John Swegles, John Krausman, Lee Stevens, Dale Ehresman and Kurt Fish. Pages 13 and 14 of the Directory lists all new members, including their interests, sponsor, and military service.
The Club is rich in traditions. We will continue to face challenges as opportunities and respect traditions while surviving and flourishing.