FOHRA Annual Dinner Meeting w/Guest Speaker November 8

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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

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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.

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.

You're Invited! Annual Meeting Wednesday Night

Friends of Highland Recreation Area Annual Meeting Wednesday

2016 Annual Meeting, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday, November 2


Huron Valley Council for the Arts Building
205 West Livingston Road, Highland, MI 48357 (248) 889-8660

The Board of Directors of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) would like to welcome its Members and the public to the 2016 FOHRA Annual Meeting and Social. Our yearly event showcases FOHRA’s volunteer activity at Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s former Haven Hill estate within the Highland State Recreation Area.

2016 Meeting Highlights
Guest Speaker Mr. Mark Campbell of the Henry Ford Heritage Association will be presenting
“The Impact of Henry Ford”. FOHRA member Jay Fitzgerald will give a special presentation about the Ford Model A automobile as an introduction to a special award for the Livingston A’s driving club. 

•    6:30 – 7:00 pm: Sign-In and Social
Guestbook Sign-In. Enjoy visiting with FOHRA members and seeing some informative Haven Hill exhibits. Appetizers, desserts, and light beverages will be served.

•    7:00 – 7:15 pm: Welcome: FOHRA Annual Business Meeting
2016 Good Evening & Welcome, Required Votes - FOHRA President; -  Dick Russell

•    7:15 – 7:35 pm “The Impact of Henry Ford”: A Presentation by Mr. Mark Campbell of the Henry Ford Heritage Association. Come and enjoy Mark’s presentation about the impact of Henry Ford on people of the world.

•    7:35 – 7:45 pm: Special Presentation: Pettibone Creek Questers – The Pettibone Creek Questers will make a special presentation at the Annual Meeting

•    7:45 – 8:00 pm: Presentation: “The Model A Ford Automobile” – Jay Fitzgerald. A history of the Model A and Edsel’s role in its development and production.

•    8:00 – 8:15 pm: Special Presentation: The FOHRA Presidents Award and Special Gift to the Livingston A’s

•    8:15 – 8:30 pm:  Overview of Future Programs – Dick Russell
FOHRA Focus for late fall 2016 and 2017 future.

•    8:30 pm: Adjournment

•    8:30 - 8:45 pm: Light Refreshments and Desserts Among “Friends”

FOHRA is committed to supporting the 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.

Highland State Recreation Area - 2016 Annual Meeting of FOHRA - You're Invited!

The 2016 Friends of Highland Recreation Area Annual Meeting

and Social will be held on Wednesday, November 2, at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA) building in Highland.  Appetizers and light beverages will be served during a social at 6:30 pm. The formal meeting and presentations start at 7:00 pm. An 8:30 pm adjournment will be followed by complimentary desserts and beverages.

2016 Meeting Highlights
 

Guest Speaker Mr. Mark Campbell of the Henry Ford Heritage Association will be presenting
“The Impact of Henry Ford” for your interest and enjoyment. FOHRA President Mr. Dick Russell will MC the evening and give an annual Friends group update, and member Jay Fitzgerald will give a presentation about the Ford Model A automobile as an introduction to a special award for the Livingston A’s driving club.

Come by yourself or bring friends and family members to the HVCA at 205 West Livingston Road, Highland to enjoy appetizers and light beverages and a wonderful evening of presentations from the Friends of Highland Recreation Area and their Special Guests!

 

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 Monthly Meetings 2009

Monthly meetings of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area continue in 2009 on the first Wednesday of every month. That'll be January 7, February 4, and March 4 for the first quarter.  Open to the interested public. NOTE: The January FOHRA meeting is being held at the Proud Lake Recreation Area River Hawk Annex building on Wixom Road due to a scheduling conflict with the White Lake facility.

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Meetings are held at the White Lake Community Hall on M-59 (Highland Rd.) across from the Township offices next to the fire department.

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Come on out and support the Highland Recreation Area!

FOHRA Members Speak at Milford, Michigan Historical Society Meeting

Chris Arble and Jay Fitzgerald gave a presentation about the "Past, Present, and Future" of the Highland Recreation Area's Haven Hill complex this last Thursday, September 11, 2008 at the Milford Methodist Church.  A moment of silence was held in memory of those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center prior to the evening's formalities.

Chris and Jay presented a DVD with very interesting and dynamic background information about the history of Edsel Ford's retreat, as well as a slideshow of the Highland Recreation Area's natural beauty and historic structures. A question and answer period followed the presentation.

The Milford Historical Society members were terrific hosts, featuring their famous "Best Pot Luck in Town".

You can be assured that the FOHRA and the Milford Historical Society now have a relationship that will be enjoyable and beneficial in the years to come!