Workshop for nonprofits set
MARQUETTE — “Building a Philanthropic Board” will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
A free workshop designed for nonprofit boards, CEOs, executive directors, staff and volunteers providing insight into how to effectively build a philanthropic board and organization which is sponsored by Peter White Library and Pence Consulting.
Carole J. Pence will present this two-hour workshop that explores the basic roles and responsibilities of boards and staff, an introduction to major gift fundraising, looking at research provided by Giving USA and why raising money is a team effort between boards, staff and volunteers.
The workshop will be held in the Peter White Public Library Community Room at 217 N. Front St.
For more information contact Carole Pence at 228-2972 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary seeks grant proposals
MARQUETTE — Grants are available through the Marquette Breakfast Rotary Club to benefit projects and causes that support Marquette area youth.
The deadline to submit a proposal to the club for its 2017 fund distribution is Feb. 17.
Past projects and causes supported by Marquette Breakfast Rotary include after-school programs, youth recreation, art, and science programs, youth scholarships, and programs assisting troubled youth or youth with special needs. Grants typically range in size from $200 – $2,000.
The club’s contributions committee will evaluate the proposals, and awards will be made by the club’s board following review of the committee’s recommendations.
Grants are made possible by Marquette Breakfast Rotary’s major annual fundraiser, the Land & Sea Benefit Dinner and Auction (a/k/a The Fish Boil), held the fourth Saturday in June at Frazier’s Lake Superior Yacht Yard.
Grant applications may be submitted online from the “Contact” section of the club’s website, www.mqtbreakfastrotary.com, or printed and mailed to the club at P.O. Box 266, Marquette, Michigan 49855.
ServSafe class to be offered
NEGAUNEE — The Michigan State University Extension will be offering a ServSafe class in Negaunee to educate the Food Service Managers about food safety practices.
Training classes are taught by MSU Extension educators who are certified instructors and exam proctors through the National Restaurant Association.
ServSafe is a Food Protection Manager Certification Examination accredited by the American National Standards Institute-Conference for Food Protection. Since 2010, state law mandates that every food establishment in Michigan must employ a minimum of one certified manager.
Studies have found that the presence of a certified food protection manager means higher compliance levels with food safety practices and behaviors than in facilities lacking a certified manager.
Offered through Michigan State University Extension, ServSafe is for anyone that works in the food industry, but especially recommended for managers and other food service leaders. Participants will learn how to prevent foodborne illness and how to train employees about the latest food safety concerns.
The course prepares participants to successfully pass the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam. Topics include safe food provision, forms of contamination, the safe food handler, the flow of food, food safety management systems, safe facilities and pest management, and cleaning and sanitizing.
The upcoming ServSafe class will be from 9 a.m. to 5;30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Marquette County Service Center Conference Room, 184 U.S. 41 East, Negaunee. To register, contact Beth Waitrovich at 906-774-0363 or register online at msue.anr.msu.edu and click on events to search for Marquette County ServSafe classes. Pre-registration and purchase of the ServSafe 6th edition book is necessary to attend the class.
More than 5 million food service professionals have used and been certified through ServSafe.
Dance at Ishpeming VFW planned
ISHPEMING — Ishpeming VFW Post 4573, 310 Bank St., will host a dance from 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 28.
The Richie Yurkovich Band will be playing a variety of music. Cost is $8 at the door. Refreshments and a meal will be available for purchase.
All are welcome. For more information, call 486-4856.