Northeast Guidance Center’s 55th annual meeting and board induction was held Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Past and current volunteers of the Assistance League to NEGC were the honored guests. Welcoming remarks were given by Chair Peggy Trewn, followed with an invocation by Pastor Karen Gray Sheffield, New Galilee Baptist Church. Sherry McRill, President & CEO of NEGC, opened the celebration by recounting NEGC’s 2017-18 accomplishments. The Annual Meeting was called to order with the induction of a new board member, passing of the gavel and approval of the 2018-2020 Board Executive Committee Slate of Officers. Karen Dumas acted as Mistress of Ceremony. A Proclamation from the City of Detroit and a Resolution from the County of Wayne Michigan were read by Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen. Special awards were presented, as listed below. The program closed with remarks from Sherry McRill and a benediction given by Pastor Alton Reid, True Light Missionary. Dinner was followed by dancing to the music of Nick Kuhl and the Gang.
2018-2020 BOARD OFFICERS Stephanie Brady, Chair
Michele Reid, Vice Chair
Michael Mattei, Secretary
Michael Breen, Treasurer
Dianne Bostic Robinson, Member at Large 2018-2019 DIRECTORS Jeff Burmeister
Oreese Collins, Jr.
Henry Conerway, Jr.
Timothy J. Grajewski
Karen Gray Sheffield
Curtis D. Smith
Wayne W. Bradley, Sr., Director Emeritus
Peggy Trewn, Immediate Past Chair
Eli Z. Rubin Service Award waspresented to the Assistance League to the Northeast Guidance Center
Joseph Young, Sr. Leadership Award was presented to Kevin Fischer, CEO, NAMI Michigan
Barbara Wicking Knight Philanthropy Award was presented to Anne Harpe, Vice President & Community Consultant, PNC Bank and Gina Coleman, Vice President/Client & Community Relations Director, PNC Foundation
Child, Youth & Family Services ASPIRE Program Consumer of the Year – JuWan Buchanan presented by Sarita Witherspoon
Child, Youth & Family Services Consumer of the Year – Zion Williams and the Williams-Steward Family presented by Glendoria Colson
Adult Services Consumer of the Year, Assertive Community Treatment – Keith Dixon presented by Melissa Miller
President’s Award 2018 presented by Sherry McRill to Sharon Common, Fund Development Officer