I hope you and your family are continuing to do well during this difficult time. As you may recall, the Hundred Club of Genesee, Shiawasee and Lapeer Counties postponed our June meeting to September. The Club benefits public servants and their families. After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel this event. From a health and safety perspective, we have decided this is the best decision at this time. The current pandemic brings with it many difficult decisions, especially in terms of large gatherings.

We are extremely hopeful that we will have a dinner meeting in January. We will also be postponing the Heroes’ Recognition until our next meeting. We strongly believe these heroes deserve to be recognized for their brave efforts especially this past year. We look forward to acknowledging them in a room filled with warmth and admiration.

We have also recently issued several safety grants to Lapeer County agencies for the 2020 year totaling nearly $6,000. This year, safety grants went to the City of Lapeer, Metamora Township and Dryden Township Police departments. We believed our departments needed these safety grant funds now more than ever. We appreciate all of our public safety departments’ hard work during these uncertain times. We also appreciate all first responders and their personal sacrifices as they continue to serve and protect.

We are extremely grateful for your support as we get through this difficult time together. We look forward to the future; continuing to meet our goals of helping our local public safety departments bridge the gap between adequate funding and safety equipment requests.

We hope to see everyone happy and healthy in January 2021 for a fantastic dinner. If you haven’t joined the Hundred Club yet, I would graciously request that you consider doing so. Please visit www.100clubofgsl.org for more information.

—Judge Byron Konschuh,
board member of the Hundred Club of Genesee, Shiawasee and Lapeer Counties