Invitation - Friends of Highland Recreation Area Annual Meeting

Hello FOHRA Supporter,

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We want to personally invite you to join us in a couple of weeks for our Friends of Highland Recreation Area 2019 Annual Meeting and Social. This year we’re having our meeting at the White Lake Township Community Hall at 7500 Highland Road in White Lake on Wednesday, November 6. Bring guests if you want too - we enjoy meeting new people!

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and soft beverages start at 6:30 pm. Our meeting starts at 7:00 pm and runs to about 8:45 pm. We’ll be showing video and photo presentations reviewing our activities in the last year, and we have a special guest who will speak about the Edible Trails initiative in Michigan.

Please join us if you can. Good times with good people! We’d love to have ya.

 

WHO: You… and Your Guests are Welcome

WHAT: Friends of Highland Recreation Area Annual Meeting and Social

Complimentary Food and Beverages, Friends and Family, Presentations of 2019 FOHRA Highland State Rec Area Activities, The “Edible Trails” program, and More

WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 6:30 pm until about 8:45 pm

WHERE: White Lake Township Community Building, 7500 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI 48386

WHY: Because it’ll be a great time, and we’d love to have ya there!

DRESS: “Nice Casual”

 

If you can attend, please let me us know how many folks will be in your party as this will help us plan seating and food. Email: fohravolunteer@gmail.com

or Call: (248) 494-8919

Sincerely,

The Members of FOHRA


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John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.

FOHRA Annual Dinner Meeting w/Guest Speaker November 8

PURCHASE YOUR ANNUAL MEETING DINNER TICKETS AT OUR WEBSITE

PURCHASE YOUR ANNUAL MEETING DINNER TICKETS AT OUR WEBSITE

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE

Friends of Highland Recreation Area, 10th Anniversary Annual Dinner Meeting
6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 8, 2017
$25.00 Per Person
 

Bakers of Milford

2025 S. Milford Road, Milford, MI 48381 

$25.00 per Ticket. Dinner Buffet and Guest Speaker

$25.00 per Ticket. Dinner Buffet and Guest Speaker

The Board of Directors of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) would like to welcome its Members and the public to our 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting. The yearly event showcases FOHRA’s volunteer activity at Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s former Haven Hill estate within the Highland State Recreation Area. Dinner will be served and guests will be charged $25.00 to attend. Tickets Available on Our Website. Please reserve before 11/1/17.


2017 Meeting Highlights

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Guest Speaker Mr. Russel Doré automotive historian will present, “The Dodge Brothers, Their Company and Their Lives”, a one hour speaking engagement with visuals. Learn how these machinists went from being parts suppliers to creating an automobile company which at one time was second only to the Ford Motor Company. “FOHRA: Ten Years at Haven Hill” – Jay Fitzgerald, FOHRA Secretary. A photographic and video journey of the Friends group and their work over the years at Highland State

CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND BUY YOUR TICKETS

CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND BUY YOUR TICKETS

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FOHRA is committed to supporting Michigan’s Highland State Recreation Area by assisting and promoting interpretive, scientific, historical, and educational visitor services.
 

John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.

Haven Hill Efforts Told at the RAM Center for MDNR and Other Friends Groups

FOHRA members attended a two day conference at the Ralph A. MacMullan MDNR conference center in Roscommon this weekend. The yearly gathering of MDNR staff and Friends Group Members is a great exchange of ideas and information, and a "meet and greet" of others with similar interests and programs at other State Parks throughout Michigan. Miguel Rodriguez, MDNR Friends Group Coordinator, arranged and then MC'd the weekend gathering.

Friends Group's presentations included updates of special efforts and programs at Bay City State Recreation Area, Maybury State Park, Island Lake Recreation Area, Grand Haven State Park, and our own Highland State Recreation Area.

Various members of the MDNR staff presented subjects such as Understanding the Parks General Management Plans, Considering ADA Requirements for your state park projects, Parks and Rec Programming and How Friends Can Help, Oak Wilt Losses and Treatment Programs, new MDNR Website Features, a new Event Request process, and more. Patricia Berry of the U of M Fund Development Office gave everyone tips great on fundraising.

FOHRA members presented the history of the volunteer efforts at Highland Recreation Area's Haven Hill Estate for those in attendance that were not familiar with the park and our historic programs. The bulk of the presentation content included the many and varied Friends of Highland Recreation Area events that the group holds to encourage new memberships and participation from the general public. The presentation was well received by all in attendance. 

John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.

MDNR to Host Public Meeting Jan. 26 on Highland Recreation Area Phase 2 Draft Management Plan

MDNR Article on the FOHRA Blog... Click on the image below for more info...

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host an open house Thursday, Jan. 26, to solicit public input on Highland Recreation Area's draft phase 2 general management plan. The open house will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Highland Township Hall Auditorium, 205 N. John St. in Highland. 

MDNR Website Article.

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_54559_10402-401674--RSS,00.html

John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.