Frederik Meijer Garden Tour of Ongoing Construction – UPDATED Schedule

Frederik Meijer Gardens Tour of Ongoing Construction has been pushed back to Thursday, April 29th at 7:00 PM. Given the COVID-19 situation, the Gardens has been experiencing a high volume (butterflies are blooming exhibit and ancillary activities) of guest traffic now that many restrictions have been modified/lifted. The Garden’s staff priority is to accommodate those needs first and foremost for this month and well into April.

Their normal hours of operation is 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM in April. So why 7:00 PM for our tour? They’ll be able to accommodate our members without distractions. And because all construction activities cease by then, we’ll be able to go to the various construction sites throughout the Gardens  rather than  view from afar. This tour is expected to be both an indoor one and an outdoor one. The weather could only expect to be more pleasant.

We apologize for any confusion or disappointments this may have caused. Notwithstanding, all who planned on attending this week, we hope to see you all for the rescheduled event. You don’t want to miss it. Registration information will be emailed out in the next few weeks.

Dr. Eric Van Fleet

Dr. Eric L. Van Fleet, age 74, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

He was born on August 7, 1946, in San Diego, CA, to Charles L. & Mary I. (Elliston) Van Fleet.

Donations can be directed to the Dr. Eric L. Van Fleet Occupational Safety and Health Endowed Scholarship. https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm?fundId=33814

In recognition of his achievements and commitment to Grand Valley State University, the university created an endowment scholarship to honor Dr. Eric Van Fleet, who led the OSH program for 17 years. Dr. Van Fleet guided our program through its formative years and helped put it on the path to distinction. He was instrumental in helping our OSH program achieve ISHM recognition and was widely recognized for his contributions to our field.

West Michigan Chapter Trivia Contest

The chapter member with the highest number of correct answers will win a $50 gift card. 2nd place wins a $25.00 gift card; and 3rd place will wins two ASSP face masks. Last submissions accepted on April 30, 2021. Executive Committee members are encouraged to participate but ineligible to win any prizes. Okay, an appreciation card, “Thanks for Playing!”

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