St. Regis Hotel
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Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 6-9pm
Tickets Now Available! Purchase tickets to the dinner online or by mail for $75 each of you RSVP before April 17, $90 after that date. You can also buy an entire table of 8 tickets for $600. Tickets include the hors d’oeuvres reception, silent auction, three course dinner, wine, and the awards show. Cash bar available. Please select your entree preference when you purchase your tickets. Sponsor Our Event A wide range of Sponsorship Packages are available; review our packages here. To Sponsor our event online, visit our secure site here. Donate to Our Silent Auction Be a part of our exciting Silent Auction at the Event! Items valued at $50+ will be recognized in the program, at the event, and on TRU’s website. Auction items valued at $500 or more will receive special recognition. More information available here. Volunteer Our Fundraiser Event Committee consists of a set of teams to make the best use of volunteer time and talent. Right now, we are recruiting for the following teams: SPONSORSHIP TEAM: This is an essential top priority team, as this is where most of our funds are raised. These critical team members must be comfortable calling businesses for donations. INVITATIONS & TICKET SALES TEAM: This team will sell tickets and recruit people to attend to the Awards dinner. Join this team to help fill the room with fabulous transit supporters and friends! SILENT AUCTION TEAM: This team will solicit items from local business and institutions for the silent auction at the Awards dinner. This team will put donated items into packages to be auctioned to the highest bidders at the Awards dinner, with all the proceeds donated to TRU. VOLUNTEER & OTHER: This team assists a diverse range of tasks; stuffing envelopes, distributing Save the Date cards, welcoming attendees to the Awards Ceremony venue, among many other essential tasks. This team allows for the maximum flexibility as most tasks require a commitment of only one or two days at a time. Sign up now to be a part of this engaging event! CHECK BACK SOON FOR UPDATES, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, AND MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED!
Friday, July 11, 2014 from noon-1:30pm
Twelve families are fighting to save their homes in the Gratiot McDougall development located on Detroit’s east side. Peter Barclae, the failed Oakland County developer who pledged to sell them their homes when they moved in, now refuses to honor that obligation after taking tens of thousands of dollars in payment. Instead, he seeks to evict the families as “tenants.” He rejects their offers to buy the homes and refuses to repair the many defects caused by shoddy construction. As part of the federal government’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Barclae built the homes near Eastern Market and was contracted to sell them to the Detroit families who took occupancy. He now refuses to honor that contract and is trying to sell the homes to Midas Development Corporation, a Singapore company which has tried to market the homes to Asian and American investors as rental properties— to be managed by Midas. A recent mass picket and rally at Midas’ Pontiac offices convinced the company to take the homes off its web site! The families are fighting in court to stop Barclae’s arrogant breach of contract. They want to buy their homes and save the neighborhood from the blight that will surely follow if they are evicted. Keep the Gratiot McDougall Families in their homes! Stop Blight Before It Happens! Join Us: Friday, July 11th, at Noon @ the St. Regis Hotel parking lot that Peter Barclae owns (NW corner of Woodward Ave. & West Grand Blvd.) We will rally and leaflet his customers, business associates and the general public to demand that Peter Barclae honor his contracts with the Gratiot McDougall families. *********************************** What else can you do? Call Peter Barclae at 248-561-5546 and demand he honor his contracts and sell to the Gratiot McDougall families. Let him know his actions are destructive to individual’s lives and communities. Detroit will not be bullied! ****************************************** Detroit Eviction Defense has open meetings every Thursday, 6pm, at Old St. John’s Church, 2120 Russell, near Eastern Market. Bring your concerns and ideas. For more information, go to detroitevictiondefense.org. Call 313-429-5009
Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 5:30-8pm
Please join us for a wonderful evening supporting TRU's advocacy and celebrating the best of Detroit transit people, projects and possibilities! Join us in recognizing the many amazing people and companies who have dedicated extraordinary energy and creativity to improve public transit in Greater Detroit.