Thursday, September 13, 2018

In the Community September 14, 2018

  

In the Community, September 14, 2018*

*The next "In the Community" will be September 28

A Weekly Listing of Diversity and Multicultural Events

From the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony: 
"Diversity, Unity, and Justice Are at the Heart of ACEH"

ACEH was founded in Holland in 1999 and is committed to justice, equal opportunity, cross-cultural understanding, and appreciation for diversity. Members work together to make West Michigan a place where all people are welcomed and respected. "In the Community" is also on the ACEH website www.harmonvalliance.org Check us out under Groups on Facebook, at ACEH ­Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony.

Dear Readers of "In the Community": Will You Join Us?

Many of you are already members of the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony, and you are deeply appreciated.  Our current fiscal year is Oct 1, 2018, to Sept 30, 2019.  If your membership is up for renewal, we will contact you by email.

 We're asking others of you who read, use, forward, or otherwise benefit from this weekly email to become new members of ACEH.  Your dues will help pay for "In the Community," our monthly Newsletter, educational programs, partnerships with other groups, outreach and advocacy, and two annual community social events.

 It's easy to join!  Here's how:

--You can join at our website www.harmonyalliance.org.  Click on Membership at the top of the website and follow the prompts.  (We do not share your membership application information with any other organizations.)

 --Or you can write a check to ACEH, c/o Treasurer Al Minert, Box 3007, Holland, MI 49422-3007;

--Or you can join at any ACEH program or social event.

  Dues are $20 per year for an individual ($35, two years); $30 per year for a couple or family ($50, two years); $40 for a nonprofit; and $75 for a business.  In lieu of (or in addition to) paying dues, you may join as a service member, volunteering for the group.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization. 

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 TONIGHT, Fri, Sept 14, 7:30 pm: "Tres Vidas."  Chamber music theatre work by Core Ensemble (cello, piano, percussion), with Jenyvette Vegas performing as legendary Latin American women Frida Kahlo, Rufina Amaya, Alfonsina Storni.  Includes songs from Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina; vocal and instrumental pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Osvaldo Golijov.  Free.  At Hope College DeWitt Main Theatre, Columbia Ave at 11th St, Holland.

 Sat, Sept 15, 11 am to 3 pm: RecoveryFest on the LakeShore.  Free, family-friendly event "celebrating the positive impact of recovery" from addictions and substance abuse.  Games, activities, food.  (616) 494-5545.  Email hollandrecoveryfests@gmali.com  At Centennial Park, downtown Holland.

 Mon, Sept 17, 6:30 pm:  Town Hall: "The Impact of Mental Health on Families:  Coming Up for Air."  Speakers and guests on role of family members, role of community, how do you know when and how to act.  Note: CPR training (suicide prevention) offered free from 5 pm to 6 pm; preregister for training at (616) 334-8894.  Sponsored by Ottawa County, North Ottawa Community Health Center; Grand Haven Area Public Schools.  At Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven.

 Mon, Sept 17, 6:30 pm:  Film, "Harvest of Empire," based on book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonz├ílez about "role U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering wave of migration transforming our nation's cultural and economic landscape."  Free.  Hosted by Holland International Relations Commission.  At Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland.

 Tues, Sept 18, 7 pm: "Choose the Path of Peace": Observance of the International Day of Peace, hosted by Lakeshore Women for Peace and 14 churches and organizations, including ACEH.  Speaker Kyle Kooyers and four panelists will explore everyday choices people can make on the path of peace.  At Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland.

 Wed, Sept 19, 4 pm:  Film, "What Happens to a Dream Deferred" as part of national Hispanic Heritage Month.  A documentary about 2 MSU graduate students with DACA status; the director and cast members will be present for a Q&A session.  Free.  Presented by Hope College Center for Diversity and Inclusion, with Tulipanes, LAUP, and Hope's Latino Student Organization.  At Bultman Student Center, Schaap Auditorium, 141 East 12th St, Holland.

 Wed, Sept 19 – Sun, Sept 23: 2018 Tulipanes celebrating Latino culture with films, dance, discussions.  Organized by Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP).  Various times and locations in Holland.  http://laup.org/tulipanes/

 Fri, Sept 21, 5:30 pm to 10 pm; Sat, Sept 22, 10 am to 10 pm:  Grand Rapids African American Art and Music Festival.  Free, family-friendly event of local art, live performances, outdoor market, and food that reflects the African American community. (616) 458-4226.  At Calder Plaza, 351 Ottawa Ave, NW. Grand Rapids.

 Fri, Sept 21, 7 pm, support group; 8 pm, program: PLFAG meeting to view segment of 1977 documentary "Word Is Out"; gay and lesbian people of various lifestyles, races, ages, backgrounds tell stories of their lives.  Gender SAFE meets 6 to 7 pm.  At Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave, Holland.

 Tues, Sept 25, 9:30-10:30 am:  Homelessness among LGBTQ youth in West Michigan, and recommendations for solutions.  Sponsored by GVSU and several area agencies.  Free, but register at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/arbcir/event/793034/  At GVSU Loosemore Auditorium, 401 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids.

 Tues, Sept 25, 6 pm: Interfaith Community Dinner.  Conversation with people from various faith traditions.  Hosted by Holland Interfaith Allies.  $8, payable at door, for Thai vegetarian meal.  Space is limited; register at https://eventbrite.com/e/interfaith-community-dinner-tickets-48947846326  At Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St, Holland.

 Tues, Sept 25, 6:15-7 pm, social time; 7 pm program: "French-U.S. Relations: A Beneficial History and a Hopeful Future," with Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France in Chicago.  $10.  Hosted by World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.  At Calvin College Commons Annex Lecture Hall, 1835 Knollcrest Circle, SE, Grand Rapids.  (Use Covenant Fine Arts Center parking lot.)

 Tues, Oct 2, 6:30 pm:  Initiatives on Your 2018 Ballot.  Discussion of proposals on November 6 statewide ballot; featured speaker Judy Karandjeff, president of the League of Women Voters of Michigan.  Hosted by League of Women Voters of Holland and Hope College Vox Populi, At Maas Center, 264 Columbia Ave, Holland.

 Thurs, Oct 4, 8:30 am:  12th Annual Lakeshore Friends of Fair Housing Breakfast.  Keynote speaker Bob Schwemm of University of Kentucky College of Law, discussing notable fair housing cases and the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.  Free but registration required at www.fhcwm.org  At Baker Lofts, 217 East 24th St (24th and Lincoln), Holland.

  

Jobs and Job Fairs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:  www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 Gentex Corporation:  Open interviews for production team members, every Wednesday 7 am to 4 pm, 58 East Riley, Zeeland.  www.gentex.com/careers

 West Michigan Works!  www.westmiworks.org  Serves employers and job-seekers in 7 counties.

 Allegan County:  www.allegancounty.org  Program manager (community development), 30-32 hrs/wk. Deputy drain commissioner/engineer.

 Arbor Circle:  www.arborcircle.org/employment  Clinical manager, Newaygo County. Peer recovery coach, Allegan County. Insurance authorizations specialist, Kent County.

 Beyond Our Barriers:  https://www.bob4mi.com/   Clearinghouse helping individuals with disabilities connect with potential employers.

 Center for Women in Transition:  http://www.cwitmi.org/about-cwit/job-opportunities/    On-call shelter assistants (2-3).

 Community Action House:  www.communityactionhouse.org

 Evergreen Commons:  www.evergreencommons.org/join-our-team

 Fennville Public Schools:   www.fennville.org and click on District.

 Global Concepts Enterprise, Inc.:  Assemblers and material handlers, quality auditor, assembly supervisor, product/project engineer.   Email resume to HR@globalconcepts.com or apply in person at 785 Waverly Court, Holland.

 Good Samaritan Ministries:  https://www.goodsamministries.com/getinvolved/jobs  Executive director.  Faith in Youth AmeriCorps members, full- and part-time.

 City of Grand Rapids:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids  Website for City of Grand Rapids jobs: www.grcity.us  Library assistant, part-time.  Police records clerk.  Office assistant III

 Grand Rapids Community College:  www.grcc.edu/humanresources/jobs

 Grand Valley State University:  https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm

 City of Holland:    https://mi-holland.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/Jobs.aspx    Clerical assistant, intermediate, part-time. Customer service representative, part-time (20.5 hrs/wk). Heavy equipment operator.  School crossing guard (Police department). Youth soccer referee.  Lead mechanic.  Election inspector, deadline Nov 1.  Police officer. Police cadet.  Reserve police officer.  Part-paid firefighter.  General recreation aide. Seasonal general maintenance.  Applications open until Dec 31.

 Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers

 Herman Mller, Inc:  www.hermanmiller.com  Click on About Us, scroll to Careers

 Holland Area Arts Council:  www.hollandarts.org/careers-and-internships.html

 Holland Charter Township:  www.hct.holland.mi.us  Code enforcement officer, full-time.

 Holland Civic Center Place:  Food & beverage director.  Business manager.  Sales & marketing manager. Send resume to bwiggins@venuworks.com

 Holland Hospital:   www.hollandhospital.org and click on Careers.

 Holland Public Schools:  www.hpsJOBS.com  Certified positions: elementary bilingual teachers, occupational therapist, secondary special education teachers.  Middle school accompanist, Virtual Tech High School lab assistant, various preK-12 instructional assistants, substitute teachers and classroom assistants.  Bus drivers.  Before- and after-school/lunch supervisors.

 Hope College:   www.hope.edu/employment/staff Coordinator for Step Up program mentoring "underrepresented middle school students for academic success and personal potential."  Part-time, mostly regular office hours & late afternoons, some evening or weekend hours.  Degree in education, social work, or related field.  Spanish fluency preferred.

 Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance:  http://lakeshorenonprofits.org/programs-and-services/nonprofit-job-postings.  Job openings at local nonprofits.

 State of Michigan:   Job openings throughout the state.  Listings can be sorted by location, job types, etc.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan

 MOKA (Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Allegan):  Provides various supports to developmentally disabled persons in these counties.   Full-time and part-time positions, all shifts.   www.moka.org/careers

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:   www.oaisd.org/jobs   Printing/graphic arts paraprofessional. Literacy coach. Behavior technician. Automotive technology instructor.  Building & grounds manager.  Parent liaison.  Paraprofessional/electrical program.

 Ottawa County:  https://www.miottawa.org

 Plascore:    www.plascore.com/careers  or email resume to careers@plascore.com. 615 N. Fairview Rd, Zeeland 49464  Production positions.  Engineers.  SAP business specialist and process expert.  Accounting manager.  Accounts payable coordinator.  Associate buyer.

 Primera Plastics:   www.primera-inc.com

 Thermotron:    www.thermotron.com/hiring Electrical, product tester, refrigeration, welding.

 Trendway:  www.trendway.com  Order management specialist, part-time.  Distribution technicians.  On-call truck driver.  Engineering support configuration specialist.  1st and 2nd shifts available.

 West Ottawa Public Schools:   www.westottawa.net/jobs/

 City of Zeeland:  www.ci/zeeland.mi.us/jobs  Deputy assessor.

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs or call (616) 748-3011.

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Saturday, September 01, 2018

In the Community August 31, 2018


In the Community, August 31, 2018

A Weekly Listing of Diversity and Multicultural Events

From the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony: 
"Diversity, Unity, and Justice Are at the Heart of ACEH"

ACEH was founded in Holland in 1999 and is committed to justice, equal opportunity, cross-cultural understanding, and appreciation for diversity. Members work together to make West Michigan a place where all people are welcomed and respected. "In the Community" is also on the ACEH website www.harmonvalliance.org Check us out under Groups on Facebook, at ACEH ­Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony.

"In the Community" will not be published next week, but will return September 14.

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 Thurs, Sept 6, 5:15 pm reception, 6 pm program: "Mexico-US Relations: A Storied Past and a Hopeful Future."  Presentation by Fernando Gonzalez Saiffe, Michigan Consul General for Mexico.  Hosted by Holland International Relations Commission.  At Holland City Hall, 270 South River, Holland.

 Sat, Sept 8, 10 am to 9 pm; Sun, Sept 9, 10 am to 4 pm:  57th annual Grand Valley American Indian Pow Wow.  Family-friendly event.  Authentic American Indian food, crafts, entertainment.  At Riverside Park, Grand Rapids.

 Wed, Sept 12, 7:30 pm:  Concert by "Choro das 3."  Family-based Brazilian band of three sisters and their father on a variety of instruments; its main style is Choro music, which emerged in Brazil in the 19th century and is described in U.S. terms as "the New Orleans jazz of Brazil."  Free.  At Miller Center for Musical Arts, 221 Columbia, Holland.

 Fri, Sept 14, 7:30 pm: "Tres Vidas."  Chamber music theatre work by Core Ensemble (cello, piano, percussion), with Jenyvette Vegas performing as legendary Latin American women Frida Kahlo, Rufina Amaya, Alfonsina Storni.  Includes songs from Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina; vocal and instrumental pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Osvaldo Golijov.  Free.  At Hope College DeWitt Main Theatre, Columbia Ave at 11th St, Holland.

 Sat, Sept 15, 11 am to 3 pm: RecoveryFest on the LakeShore.  Free, family-friendly event "celebrating the positive impact of recovery" from addictions and substance abuse.  Games, activities, food.  (616) 494-5545.  Email hollandrecoveryfests@gmali.com  At Centennial Park, downtown Holland.

 Mon, Sept 17, 6:30 pm:  Town Hall: "The Impact of Mental Health on Families:  Coming Up for Air."  Speakers and guests on role of family members, role of community, how do you know when and how to act.  Note: CPR training (suicide prevention) offered free from 5 pm to 6 pm; preregister for the training at (616) 334-8894.  Sponsored by Ottawa County, North Ottawa Community Health Center; Grand Haven Area Public Schools.  At Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven.

 Mon, Sept 17, 6:30 pm:  Film, "Harvest of Empire," based on book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonz├ílez about "the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation's cultural and economic landscape."  Free.  Hosted by Holland International Relations Commission.  At Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland.

 Tues, Sept 18, 7 pm: "Choose the Path of Peace": Observance of the International Day of Peace, hosted by Lakeshore Women for Peace and 14 churches and organizations, including ACEH.  Speaker Kyle Kooyers and four panelists will explore everyday choices people can make on the path of peace.  At Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland.

 Wed, Sept 19 – Sun, Sept 23: 2018 Tulipanes celebrating Latino culture with films, dance, discussions.  Organized by Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP).  Various times and locations in Holland.  http://laup.org/tulipanes/

 Fri, Sept 21, 5:30 pm to 10 pm; Sat, Sept 22, 10 am to 10 pm:  Grand Rapids African American Art and Music Festival.  Free, family-friendly event of local art, live performances, outdoor market, and food that reflects the African American community. (616) 458-4226.  At Calder Plaza, 351 Ottawa Ave, NW. Grand Rapids.

 Tues, Sept 25, 6 pm: Interfaith Community Dinner.  Conversation with people from various faith traditions.  Hosted by Holland Interfaith Allies.  $8, payable at door, for Thai vegetarian meal.  Space is limited; register at https://eventbrite.com/e/interfaith-community-dinner-tickets-48947846326  At Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St, Holland.

 Tues, Sept 25, 6:15-7 pm, social time; 7 pm program: "French-U.S. Relations: A Beneficial History and a Hopeful Future," with Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France in Chicago.  $10.  Hosted by World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.  At Calvin College Commons Annex Lecture Hall, 1835 Knollcrest Circle, SE, Grand Rapids.  (Use Covenant Fine Arts Center parking lot)

 Community Opportunities

Reciprocal Language Partnership:  Classes for English speakers who wish to learn Spanish and Spanish speakers who want to learn English: Basic levels 1 and 2 and intermediate classes (depending on sufficient numbers of students).  Classes begin September 11. All prospective students must attend an information meeting (listed below), at Eagle's Wings Church, 635 Riley St, Holland. 

---Tues, Sept 4: 6:15 to 7:15 pm for native English speakers; 7:15 to 8:15 pm for native Spanish speakers.  For questions or additional information, contact rachel@laaewc.org

 

 Financial Future Fall Workshop:  Free workshop for residents of Allegan and Ottawa counties, 5 Wednesdays starting Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 pm.  Covers developing a spending plan, credit, debt reduction, savings, consumer protection, insurance, long-term financial planning.  (616) 392-2368 or email education@communityactionhouse.org  Sponsored by Community Action House. At Macatawa Resource Center, 665 136th Ave, Holland.

 Exhibit

"Beyond the Border Wall: The Migrant Quilt Project."  Fourteen pieces by artists, quilt-makers, and activists "to express compassion for migrants from Mexico and Central America who died in the southern Arizona deserts on their way to create better lives for themselves and their families."  Traveling exhibit, on display until Sept 14.  www.loutitlibrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 214.  At Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven.

Jobs and Job Fairs

Holland Sentinel employment ads:  www.hollandsentinel.jobs

 Gentex Corporation:  Open interviews for production team members, every Wednesday 7 am to 4 pm, 58 East Riley, Zeeland.  www.gentex.com/careers

 West Michigan Works!  www.westmiworks.org  Serves employers and job-seekers in 7 counties.

 Allegan County:  www.allegancounty.org  Program manager (community development), 30-32 hrs/wk. Deputy drain commissioner/engineer.

Arbor Circle:  www.arborcircle.org/employment  Clinical manager, Newaygo County. Peer recovery coach, Allegan County. Insurance authorizations specialist, Kent County.

 Beyond Our Barriers:  https://www.bob4mi.com/   Clearinghouse helping individuals with disabilities connect with potential employers.

 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Holland.   www.bgch.org/employment   Homework assistant, part-time 2:30-5:30 pm, M-F.  Health & PE coordinator.   Program coordinator, part-time, 2:30 -7 pm, M-Th.  Elementary program assistant, 3-6 pm, M-F. 

 Center for Women in Transition:  http://www.cwitmi.org/about-cwit/job-opportunities/   -call shelter assistants (2-3).

 Community Action House:  www.communityactionhouse.org

 Evergreen Commons:  www.evergreencommons.org/join-our-team

 Fennville Public Schools:   www.fennville.org and click on District.

 Global Concepts Enterprise, Inc.:  Assemblers and material handlers, quality auditor, assembly supervisor, product/project engineer.   Email resume to HR@globalconcepts.com or apply in person at 785 Waverly Court, Holland.

 Good Samaritan Ministries:  https://www.goodsamministries.com/getinvolved/jobs  Executive director.  Faith in Youth AmeriCorps members, full- and part-time.

 City of Grand Rapids:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids  Website for City of Grand Rapids jobs: www.grcity.us  Library assistant, part-time.  Police records clerk.  Office assistant III

 Grand Rapids Community College:  www.grcc.edu/humanresources/jobs

 Grand Valley State University:  https://gvsu.edu/jobs/htm

 City of Holland:    https://mi-holland.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/Jobs.aspx    Clerical assistant, intermediate, part-time. Customer service representative, part-time (20.5 hrs/wk). Heavy equipment operator.  School crossing guard (Police department). Youth soccer referee.  Lead mechanic.  Election inspector, deadline Nov 1.  Police officer. Police cadet.  Reserve police officer.  Part-paid firefighter.  General recreation aide. Seasonal general maintenance.  Applications open until Dec 31.

 Haworth:  www.Haworth.com/Careers

 Herman Mller, Inc:  www.hermanmiller.com  Click on About Us, scroll to Careers

Holland Area Arts Council:  www.hollandarts.org/careers-and-internships.html

 Holland Charter Township:  www.hct.holland.mi.us  Code enforcement officer, full-time.

 Holland Civic Center Place:  Food & beverage director.  Business manager.  Sales & marketing manager. Send resume to bwiggins@venuworks.com

 Holland Hospital:   www.hollandhospital.org and click on Careers.

 Holland Public Schools:  www.hpsJOBS.com  Certified positions: elementary bilingual teachers, occupational therapist, secondary special education teachers.  Middle school accompanist, Virtual Tech High School lab assistant, various preK-12 instructional assistants, substitute teachers and classroom assistants.  Bus drivers.  Before- and after-school/lunch supervisors.

 Hope College:   www.hope.edu/employment/staff

 Lake Michigan College:     www.lakemichigancollege.edu/hr or call (269) 927-8132.  All applicants must apply online.  Finite math instructor, part-time, Allegan Tech Center.  Developmental math instructor, part-time, South Haven campus.  At Benton Harbor campus: College admissions counselor/life coach, Start to Finish program.  STEM tutor-science, part-time.  Maintenance technician, part-time.  Academic programs coordinator, Upward Bound.  Banner ERP manager.

 Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance:  http://lakeshorenonprofits.org/programs-and-services/nonprofit-job-postings.  Job openings at local nonprofits.

State of Michigan:   Job openings throughout the state.  Listings can be sorted by location, job types, etc.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan

 MOKA (Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Allegan):  Provides various supports to developmentally disabled persons in these counties.   Full-time and part-time positions, all shifts.   www.moka.org/careers

 Ottawa Area Intermediate School District:   www.oaisd.org/jobs   Printing/graphic arts paraprofessional. Literacy coach. Behavior technician. Automotive technology instructor.  Building & grounds manager.  Parent liaison.  Paraprofessional/electrical program.

 Ottawa County:  https://www.miottawa.org

 Ottawa United Way:  https://www.ottawaunitedway.org/employment  Campaign associate, full-time; administrative assistant, part-time.

 Plascore:    www.plascore.com/careers  or email resume to careers@plascore.com. 615 N. Fairview Rd, Zeeland 49464  Production positions.  Engineers.  SAP business specialist and process expert.  Accounting manager.  Accounts payable coordinator.  Associate buyer.

 Primera Plastics:   www.primera-inc.com

 Thermotron:    www.thermotron.com/hiring Electrical, product tester, refrigeration, welding.

 Trendway:  www.trendway.com  Order management specialist, part-time.  Distribution technicians.  On-call truck driver.  Engineering support configuration specialist.  1st and 2nd shifts available.

West Ottawa Public Schools:   www.westottawa.net/jobs/

 City of Zeeland:  www.ci/zeeland.mi.us/jobs  Deputy assessor.

 Zeeland Public Schools:   www.zps.org/jobs or call (616) 748-3011.

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Dear Readers of "In the Community,"

Many of you are financial supporters of the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony, and you are deeply appreciated.  We're asking if others of you who read, use, forward, or otherwise benefit from this weekly email will also become members of ACEH.  Your dues are needed to help pay for "In the Community," our monthly Newsletter, educational programs, partnerships with other groups, outreach and advocacy, and community social events twice a year.

It's easy to join!  Here's how:

--You can join at our website http://www.harmonyalliance.org/ via PayPal;

--Or you can write a check to ACEH, c/o Treasurer Al Minert, Box 3007, Holland, MI 49422-3007;

--Or you can join at any ACEH program or social event.

 Dues are $20 per year for an individual ($35, two years); $30 per year for a couple or family ($50, two years); $40 for a nonprofit; and $75 for a business.  In lieu of (or in addition to) paying dues, you may join as a service member, volunteering for the group.  ACEH is a 501c3 organization.