Upcoming Programs

Date & TimeFocusProgram
January 23, 7:00 amGeneralThe meeting will feature a conversation with Home Builders Association CEO Bob Filka and Owner of Mayberry Homes Bob Schroeder. The conversation will focus on how revitalization affects a community as well as what makes a community attractive for investors to develop.

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February 27, 7:00 amHealth & WellnessThis meeting will feature a presentation by four panelists involved in various ways with programs addressing the health and wellness needs of youth in Charlotte.

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March 27, 7:00 amBasic NeedsThis month the meeting will focus on basic needs in the community. Panelists include Denise Cornelius, executive director of Housing Services Mid-Michigan, and Kalli Dempsey, a social worker at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital.

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April 24, 7:00 amNeighborhoods and CommunityApril's focus on neighborhoods and communities will involve attendees in a discussion about neighborhood infrastructure: streets, sidewalks and parks. Ellen Dreps will be discussing the Safe Routes to Schools initiative currently underway while Amy Gilson will be providing updates on planning for improvements to streets and parks.

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May 22, 7:00 amEconomyWhile there are many projects and initiatives underway, the strategic conversations of CanDo! panels are “one level up” from any one project or program. At this month’s meeting, we will discuss what is happening in Charlotte, what has been accomplished in the past and what opportunities await our community in the future. Panel speakers include Lisa Barna, Executive Director of CharlotteRising; Adam Cummins, Community Assistance Team for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Rachel Elsinga, Economic Development Program Manager for the Tri County Planning Commission.

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June 26, 5:30 p.m.Story TellersCanDo! Summer Storytellers returns for a third year. For additional information about his program, click here
July 24, 5:30 pmEnvironmentIn July, CanDo! turns its attention to the environment and celebrates the contribution that agriculture makes to a sustainable local economy. A panel of four speakers representing different approaches to farming will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience with attendees.

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August 28, 7:00 amArts and CultureJoin your neighbors for a fun evening in Charlotte's new pocket park.
September 26, 7:00 5amEducationGreat local initiatives connecting students to future careers will be featured.
October 234, 6:00 pmCharlotte SoupCharlotte Soup returns for a third year. Dream up a project and compete for a mini-grant to fund it.
November 27, 7:00 amVisioning SessionCanDo!’s general meeting each November is devoted to developing a vision for the community and the organization for the coming year. Attendees this year are invited to share their thoughts and ideas regarding our CanDo! Pillars and Committees. We will develop a Vision as it relates to CanDo!’s Youth, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Philanthropy Pillars as well as CanDo!’s Step by Step and Marketing Committees.

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