2013 Calendar of Events
Detroit Edison Alliance of Retirees (DEAR) annual meeting
Ukrainian Cultural Center, 26601 Ryan Road, Warren, Mich.
To RSVP, contact Bob Barrette, 313.882.6128; Charlie Mahoney, 248.474.0905 or Frank Torre, 586.228.1757.
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Reconnect with or meet new retirees by joining a retiree club or booking a trip. Check out the list of upcoming retiree events and travel opportunities.
Ann Arbor District Detroit Edison retirees club
Meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday in May and Oct. at the American Legion Hall, Dexter, MI. $15 per person for lunch. For more information, call Christine Martin, 734.668.6622.
Belle River Athletic Association
For a schedule of the association’s social functions, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Roxanne O' Dell, Belle River Power Plant, 4505 King Road, China, MI 48054.
Blue Flame Retiree Club
Meets at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Local 223 Union Hall, 15160 Commerce Drive North, Dearborn, MI 48120. For more information, call Paty Kozlowski, 586.775.2063, or visit the club website.
Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Plymouth Elks Club. Social time is 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. For more information, call Bill Carter, 734.358.1449.
Conners Creek Retiree Group
Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Roses Family Restaurant, 31301 Harper in St. Clair Shores. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. and social time follows. For information, call Paul Pica, 586.775.2708.
Detroit Edison Alliance of Retirees (DEAR)
Represents DTE Energy retirees by working to maintain retirement provisions covered under respective retirement plans. The DEAR board of directors, chaired by Bob Tompkins, meets quarterly with DTE Energy management to address questions and issues related to the maintenance of retiree benefits. To keep retirees informed, DEAR mails a quarterly newsletter and hosts an annual meeting in May. If you don’t currently receive the DEAR newsletter, but would like to, send a postcard with your U.S. Mail or e-mail address to: DEAR c/o Charlie Mahoney, 18633 Williams Ct., Livonia, MI 48152. For more information, visit the DEAR Web site.
DECO Retirees Breakfast Club
Meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Rams Horn restaurant, 16250 Fort St. (between Eureka and Pennsylvania Roads) in Southgate. For more information, call Harry Gibbs, 734.281.3862.
Detroit Edison Retired Engineers
Meets on the third Thursday of the month at The Masters restaurant, 1775 East 13 Mile Rd.(at Dequindre), Madison Heights. For more information, call Chet Kus, 586.268.0814, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Purchasing/Supply Chain Breakfast Club
Meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Mykonos Coney Island, 22905 Van Born in Taylor. For more information, call Bob Foresta, 734.285.1242, e-mail: email@example.com.
Monroe Area DECO Retirees Breakfast Club
Meets at 8:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Bobby’s Kitchen, corner of S. Monroe/Dixie and Dunbar, Monroe, MI. They also meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the International Café, 1440 N. Dixie Hwy. in Monroe. All retirees, active employees and guests are welcome. For more information, call Dave Whitwam, 734.241.5373.
Northern Flames Retirees Club
Meets twice a year (spring and fall). For information about the club, or to sign up for the spring outing, contact Don Kolkiewicz, 989.366.5017.
Oakland Division employees
Meet at noon the second Tuesday of the month at Peabody's, Hunter Blvd. & Maple (15 Mile), Birmingham, MI. For more information, call Warren Matice, 248.644.6712.
The Golden Age Retirees Club of Western Michigan
Meets at 10 a.m. every third Thursday of the month at the Fire Mountain restaurant, 3725 Alpine NW, Grand Rapids, MI. The meeting includes a speaker, and lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. For more information, call David Langenbach, 616.457.9843.
Underground Lines Retirees and spouses
Meets for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on the first Monday of each month at Michelle's Restaurant, 31720 Van Dyke (between 13 & 14 Mile Rd., Warren, MI). The group also meets for lunch on the third Wednesday of the month at the Old Country Inn, 35543 Gratiot (at 15 Mile Rd.) in Clinton Township, MI. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Frank Torre, 586.228.1757.
Aug. 3 - 15th annual UWUA Local 223 Gas Division and DTE Energy Birdie For Warmth event at Riverview Highlands Golf Course, in Riverview, Mich.
Riverview Highlands is located at 15015 Sibley Road. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. All proceeds support The Heat and Warmth Fund. The cost per golfer is $125 per person, which includes a continental breakfast, golf, cart, prizes and lunch. Deadline for registration and payment is July 17. For complete details, see the flier.
As a result of our sponsorship with the Detroit Tigers, employees and retirees are being offered a discount toward the purchase of Upper Box tickets for various games.
These tickets are available at an exclusive price of $22 per ticket. This offer is not available to the general public. To take advantage of this offer, retirees must fill out and submit the form via fax to 313.471.2599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retirees, family and friends can now order tickets at discounted price to see the play "Ernie" - by Mitch Albom, at the City Theatre, located inside Hockeytown Cafe.
Mitch Albom's play, dedicated to the late and beloved Hall of Fame Detroit Tiger announcer, Ernie Harwell, will renew its engagement just one block from Comerica Park, offering fans another season to remember "The Voice of Summer." Last year, the play had more than 75 sold-out performances in its premiere run. Order tickets here.
Take a family getaway to see the West Michigan Whitecaps, Class A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.
Regardless of where you live, retirees, family members and friends can support the West Michigan Whitecaps minor league baseball team by purchasing discount tickets. Show your retiree I.D. at the box office and get 2-for-1 reserved seats, limit 6 tickets. Retirees can also take advantage of discount rates at two hotels close to Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the Whitecaps:
- Holiday Inn Express North, 358 River Ridge Dr NW, Walker, MI. Phone, 616.647.4100. When making reservations refer to the "Fifth Third Ballpark Rate."
- Comfort Inn & Suites, 350 Dodge Street, Comstock Park, MI. Phone, 616.785.7899. When making reservations refer to the "DTE Energy rate" of $84.