Thanks to Ozzie Williams, who pulled together another successful bowl-a-thon. Branch 434
raised $5,406. for 2008. Way to go Branch 434 and friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dianne Kuhl won the 50/50 drawing and donated the entire $115.00 back to MDA. For a total of
$230.00. Thank you Dianne!
Marv Ford won the grand prize, an I-Pod shuffle. The grand prize tickets were given to fund
raisers who raised $200.00 or more.
The MDA committee will be meeting soon to smooth out some details for next years Bowl-A-Thon.
Thanks to: Ozzie Williams, Jane Grant, Dana Howe, Dianne Kuhl, Bill Dawson, Kevin Harden, Joanne Pawlick,
Mike Hainline, Brian McAttamy and Tom Pendleton for your hard work the night of the Bowl-A-Thon.
A special thanks to Bruce Strait who delayed his vacation plans a day to be at the Bowl-A-Thon to count all
of that money!!
The MDA Committee for Branch 434 will be looking into other fund raisers for 2009. If you are interested
in being on the committee come to the general membership meeting and let us know!
NALC Branch 434 Picnic
The branch picnic will be September 7, 2008 at Independence Lake park in Whitmore Lake.
Remember to bring your $$ for a MDA 50/50 drawing!
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING
Thank you to Dianne Kuhl for setting up the bell ringing for the past few years. Dianne
spends the entire evening running buckets and bells around town, then rings bells on two different nights in Ann Arbor
The totals for 2007 were:
Nickels Arcade $152.77
Bello Vino $ 48.50
and $458.33 Thanks to Tom Scibor who rang bells several times in Chelsea through out the holiday season.
Our Branch has trouble filling the 12 one hour spaces for bell ringing. Please
donate one hour of your time this year to ring bells!
Due to the low number of bell ringers we will only have two areas to cover in 2008, Dianne will choose the
areas by the number of participates at a location over the past couple of years.
The Salvation Army not only helps people during disasters, but also houses veterans for up to
two years, helps the homeless, including mothers and their children, and performs many other services in our
The Salvation Army needs volunteers. Last year The Salvation Army had to
pay people to ring the bells. The money used to pay the bell ringers is taken from the money raised to help people in
Letter Carriers have alway been involved in community service. With the state that our country
has been in the past few years our help is needed more than ever. Please give an hour of your time, this is an
easy way to help those less fortunate in our communities.