2019 - 2020 season

01/17/2020

Special EDITION Luncheon With GOVERNOR Gretchen Whitmer

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Banquet Rooms @ SVSU

Event Details

01/17/2020

Special EDITION Luncheon With GOVERNOR Gretchen Whitmer

Presentation Description:  Governor Whitmer will be presenting a Lansing update as she provides a preview of her "State of the State" address. 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is a lifelong Michigander. She is a lawyer, an educator, former prosecutor, State Representative, and Senator. She was the first woman to lead a Senate caucus. But the most important title she boasts is MOM. Inspired by her family, she’s devoted her life to building a stronger Michigan for everyone. 


Governor Whitmer was elected to the House of Representatives in 2000 and elected to the Michigan State Senate in 2006, where she served as the Senate Democratic Leader. In the 2018 gubernatorial election, Governor Whitmer won all 83 counties in the primary and won the general election with 53 percent of the vote. Since taking her oath of office, she has put together the most diverse cabinet in our state’s history. She has signed executive directives to clean up our drinking water, end discrimination in state government based on sexual orientation and gender identity, secure equal pay for equal work, and expand opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses.


Governor Whitmer is committed to solving the problems Michiganders face every day. That means ensuring every Michigander has an excellent public education and a path to a good-paying job, every community has clean, safe drinking water, and everyone can drive to work or drop their kids at school safely, without blowing a tire or cracking a windshield.

Governor Whitmer and her husband Marc Mallory live in Lansing with her two daughters, Sherry and Sydney. Her three stepsons, Alex, Mason, and Winston, all live in Michigan as well. Governor Whitmer earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Michigan State University. Born and raised in Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer is honored to serve as Governor of Michigan.

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Banquet Rooms @ SVSU

01/27/2020

LUNCHEON WITH JOHN GALLAGHER

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Banquet Rooms @ SVSU

Event Details

01/27/2020

LUNCHEON WITH JOHN GALLAGHER

Presentation Description: Speaking and having discussion about Detroit's resurgence, as well as about his two books, "Reimagining Detroit" and "Revolution Detroit" 


 John Gallagher is a veteran journalist and author whose book, “Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City,” was named by the Huffington Post as among the best social and political books of 2010.   John was born in New York City and joined the Detroit Free Press in 1987 to cover urban and economic redevelopment efforts in Detroit and Michigan, a post which he still holds. He is a 2017 inductee into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. 



11:30AM - 1:00PM

Banquet Rooms @ SVSU

02/24/2020

TBD

11:30AM - 1:00PM

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02/24/2020

TBD

11:30AM - 1:00PM

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03/30/2020

TBD

11:30AM - 1:00PM

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03/30/2020

TBD

11:30AM - 1:00PM

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04/27/2020

TBD

11:30AM - 1:00PM

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04/27/2020

TBD

11:30AM - 1:00PM

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All luncheons are held at SVSU in Banquet Room A, unless otherwise noted. We ask all members to check-in at registration for each luncheon.  Cancellations made within 10 business days prior to the event may receive a refund.   Does not apply to seasonal lunch passes. Payment is due at time of reservation. Invoices are available upon request and are net 30 days. Membership is non-transferable and no substitutions. As a member of this organization, you agree that your photo or likeness can be used in social media posts, the GLBEC website or marketing materials. If, you prefer not to have your image used please email glbecorg@gmail.com three days prior to the event.

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