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Upcoming Events

Mid-Michigan Graduation
October 22 - Thursday
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Mid-Michigan Graduation
February 18 - Thursday
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Mid-Michigan Graduation
April 21 - Thursday
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Mid-Michigan Graduation
May 12 - Thursday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Mid-Michigan Graduation
May 13 - Friday
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

2015-16 CHESS Membership Forms:

Member Application - Early bird rates through June 15, 2015. 
Volunteer Service Slip - All renewing members fill out and return with application.
**When accessing any form online, download the pdf first before you print it.  It will not print correctly if you don't.**
 

NOTE Regarding Monday Memo and Classifieds...
If you are not receiving the MM or Classifieds please check your SPAM filters as SPAM laws must have changed again.  You can also check your Promotions mailbox if you have Gmail.  If you still are not receiving them, please put the CHESS email addresses in your address book.  If you STILL are not receiving anything after that, please notify us.

 

CHESS Dad and Kid's Bike Ride - Saturday, August 29
Hey Dad, if you think ice cream and hot summer days go well together, then let's meet up at Crego Park and enjoy them together.   Load up the bikes, kids, and water bottles and join in the fun of an afternoon of bike riding to an ice cream shop.  Meet at Crego Park at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 29th and we'll ride about 4 miles to the MSU dairy store and enjoy delicious ice cream, then ride back the same 4 miles.  This ride is open to CHESS dads and their kids...while the moms enjoy an afternoon to themselves...or with babies/youngsters who may not be able to ride eight miles.  Most of the ride will be on the river trail, and we'll ride at a nice, slow comfortable pace.  Don't forget to bring along cash for ice cream!  Here's a link to the dairy store so you can see their ice cream menu and prices http://dairystore.msu.edu.  If you have any questions please contact Chris Hundt.  Hope to see you there!  No ride if it's raining.

 

CHESS Back To School Picnic - Tuesday, September 1

It is that time of the year again for the CHESS Back to School Picnic!

The Back to School Picnic will be held at Hawk Island in Lansing on Tuesday, September 1st from 6:00 -8:00 p.m.  Please come and join us for great food, games, and fellowship!

We will providing hot dogs, hamburgers, lemonade & water, along with all of the fixings for brownie ice cream sundaes!  

What to Bring...
$1.00 per person entry fee, along with one large dish to pass per family.

Join us for games too!
Ultimate Frisbee, Sand Volleyball, Water Balloon Volleyball, Bean Bag Toss, and Sand Toys for the little ones!

This year we will also be collecting donated items for Operation Christmas Child!  Suggested donation items include: small toys, school supplies, hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc...), hard candy, coloring books, and items that small enough to be packed into a shoebox!  Please join us in helping spread God's love and the Good News of Jesus Christ to needy children throughout the world!

RSVP to Monica by August 23rd so we can ensure the proper amount of food needed!

This is a great opportunity to connect with other CHESS families!  We pray that you will be able to join us for this event!  Also, if you are able to help out in anyway for this event, we are looking for additional people to assist in helping out with games, greeting, grilling, and food & ice cream prep.  Please prayfully consider if you can assist in any of these areas!

 

CHESS Dads and Sons Canoe Trip - RSVP By August 31

Hey Dad, looking for some adventure with your son(s)?  How about enjoying a 2-3 hour canoe or kayak ride down the beautiful Grand River?  Get your spot reserved soon as there are limited number of canoes and kayaks available.

Where:   Burchfield Park, 881 Grovenburg Road, Holt
Date:      Saturday, Sept 19th
Time:     10:00 am until roughly 2:30 pm
Cost:      $22/canoe or kayak, $3-5 to enter Burchfield (unless you have an Ingham County Park pass), and a side item to share at lunch when we return to the park!
RSVP:    By August 31st
Contact:  Chris Hundt

Details:   Canoes hold one adult and up to two children and Kayaks are either one or two person.  Children 13 and under must be with an adult and children 14-17 must be accompanied in the boat or in an adjacent boat by an adult 18 or older.  Have your own canoe or kayak?  Great, for $5 the park will transport it for you from Burchfield Park to the drop off launch location.  Once we paddle back the park, we’ll enjoy lunch together (hot dogs and the side items you bring).  Please RSVP by August 31st by emailing Chris and sending payment for your canoe or kayak rental (or $5/each for transport of your own) either by sending a check (made out to CHESS) to Chris Hundt, or paying by pay pal.  When emailing your RSVP to Chris, please specify the number of adults/kids and whether you prefer a canoe or kayak.  Once we reserve our spot with Burchfield Park they do NOT give refunds, except in the case of stormy weather.

 

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