The Regularly Scheduled Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, Inc. will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 4:00 P.M., at the offices of the organization, 2804 Benzie Highway, Benzonia, MI 49616.
The meeting will elect a slate of five (5) Directors for the coming year to fill vacancies occasioned by term limited Directors and existing vacant positions. The slate of nominees to be proposed by the Nominating Committee is as follows: Alan Luedtke, Sally Dutton, Rev. Patty Higgins, Molly Harrison three (3) year terms, Julie Tebo two (2) and Lynne Bekkering, one (1) year term. Nominations may also be made from the floor.
The meeting may also conduct any other business which may come before it.
Following the election of Directors and any other business which may come before the meeting, the meetingshall be adjourned and the new Board of Directors shall then immediately convene for the purpose of electing officers, appointing committees and conducting all other business at a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors.
Join us for our annual Dining Extravaganza, the 2019 BACN/Bacon Cookoff! Thirteen area chefs will vie for your small-plate vote for best appetizer, entree and dessert. Back by popular demand will also be the slate of silent auction adventure items. Check back for updates, and follow the event on Facebook!
Have you 8 minutes? Please watch this video sharing about three people connected to BACN, and its impact on their lives.
Warm for a Night is a program that sets aside donations made by area hoteliers (donating the equivalent of the cost of a night’s stay at their establishment) to help Neighbors who struggle paying the utility bills that can accrue over our harsh winters. We appreciate the generosity of these local businesses in helping keep our year-round residents warm and safe. Do you own or manage a hotel and would like to participate? For more information, contact Kelly Ottinger, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 231-882-9544, ext. 227. Donations to Warm for a Night may also be made on this website through the Donations Page (designate the program in the notes area), or mailed to Warm For a Night, c/o BACN, P.O. Box 93, Benzonia, MI 49616.
We love donations! Here is what we can accept:
Due to current space constraints, we are now only able to accept donations of quality clothing, linens (sheets, towels, blankets) and basic kitchen items such as dishes, cutlery, pots and pans. When donations are brought to us we will need to check that they meet the following criteria:
- Is the clothing appropriate for the current season?
- Is the fabric in good conditions? (looking for fabric not stained, faded, pilled or ripped)
- Is the garment in good repair? (not torn, missing buttons, etc.)
- Have the garments been washed and are ready to hang on racks? (We do not have the capability for washing or ironing)
Please be patient with us as we narrow our focus. BACN’s hallmark of service is dignity and respect, and for now, we only have the ability to accept clothing that our Neighbors will be able to wear with the same sense of pride as we do our own clothing, and basic kitchen needs. Thank you for your understanding!