Indivisible Update

Good Morning Indivisibles,
It’s hard to believe but it is time to register for November’s Indivisible Meeting.  It will be held on Saturday, November 13 at 10:00 on Zoom.  We are pleased to host Marc Wills, supervisor of autism and ACES services for NorthED (FKA TBAISD).  The title of his presentation is “ACES, Adverse Childhood Experience Study and outcomes for later life”.  He will discuss the relationship of health risk behavior and disease in adulthood to the breadth of exposure to childhood emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, and household dysfunction during childhood.  After all our discussions with the BOC about the benefits of early childhood programs, this presentation is especially meaningful.  Please join us by registering at the link below.

Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkduurpjMtHdfg_kSzUI6aQkyD8EziH5GIAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We need to continue to support the Benzie Leelanau District Health Department in all it is doing to keep us safe and healthy.  This week the board of the Health Department of Northwest Michigan which encompasses the counties of Charlevoix, Emmet, Antrim and Otsego and has the same health officer and medical director as the BLDHD, held a vote to fire their Health Officer, Lisa Peacock and contemplated the same vote for their Medical Director, Joshua Meyerson.  The vote failed 5-3 but it is apparent that there are still many out to remove her, most especially for the school mask mandate she imposed.  The article below explains the vote.  The next meeting of the BLDHD is on Wednesday, November 17 at 2:00 at the Benzie Resource Center, 6051 Frankfort Highway, Suite 800, Benzonia, Michigan 49616.  If you can, try to attend to support the work of the BLDHD. https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/attempt-to-terminate-contract-for-health-officer-who-issued-mask-mandate-fails
Update on the Bunek recall.  Commissioner Bunek challenged the decision of the Election Commission to accept the the language of the recall petition.  We are waiting for the Circuit Court to schedule a hearing on the challenge.  In the meantime, we need to keep the pressure on and continue to have letters in the Enterprise about the recall.  So, if you haven’t written a letter to the Enterprise in the last month, please do so.  You were such great letter writers supporting the early childhood millage.  We need to keep the ink flowing.  
The next executive board meeting for the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be this Tuesday, November 9, beginning at 9:00 at the Government Center.  The agenda and epacket are available at  https://www.leelanau.gov/downloads/11092021_executive_board_pkt_opt.pdf.  On pages 16-36 is the work plan and budget for the Parenting Communities for FY2022 and starting on page 143 is the draft for the job description for the new Finance Director and on page 146 the draft for the job description of the Human Resources Director.  If you wish to live stream the meeting you can do so at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNQTgIgcTedF2qB8floC1GQ?view_as=subscriber.  If you wish to make public comment you must do so in person or email your comments for all the commissioners to read to clerk@leelanau.gov and request that they be posted on the meeting website as well.  
It looks like one more good fall weekend to do all those outside jobs before real winter starts.  Hope you enjoy the weekend and the beautiful color which will be gone before we know it.  Hope to see you next Saturday.
Jill

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