Welcome to the web site of the Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council.

The next meeting of the NMEPC will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Great Hall, in Valley Plaza, 5121 Bay City Road, Midland, Michigan.  A satellite location is also available at Isabella Bank, 139 East Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  A buffet luncheon will be served at 12:00 noon.  The program will begin at 12:30 and conclude at 1:30 p.m. The speaker is Leanne VanBeek, of Left Lane Consulting, LLC.  Her presentation is titled "How to Better Communicate With Your Clients and Colleagues."  The highlights of her program will be (1) Identifying Communication Styles; (2) Reflective Listening to Connect with Your Clients; and (3) Effective confrontation. 

The Spring Reception and Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Midland Center for the Arts in the Saints or Sinners Lounge, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  This is a casual, social event with no planned program.  Spouses and guests may be invited at no additional charge.  The goal of the event is to mingle with colleagues and guests in a social setting.  A brief business meeting will be called to order at 4:45 p.m.  The proposed new Board members will be presented for approval by the membership, and the slate of officers for the 2018-19 program year will be announced.  An hors d'oeuvres buffet will be served, together with soft drinks and water.  A cash bar will also be available.  Weather permitting, there will be outside seating, as well.

 

The Council is currently comprised of about 120 members from five disciplines:  CPAs, attorneys, financial service professionals, trust officers and development officers.  Meetings are scheduled to be held on the last Thursday of September, October, January, February and April, unless some flexibility is required to accommodate a speaker. These business meetings begin with a buffet luncheon at noon, with the presentation beginning at 12:30 and concluding by 1:30 p.m.  There is also a Spring Reception and Annual Meeting sometime in May, which is designed to be an evening social occasion to which spouses and guests are invited at no charge. A very few minutes are devoted to the Annual Meeting portion of the evening.  The date and location of the May meeting will vary depending on the availability of the venue selected. Past Spring Receptions have been held at Whiting Forest in Midland, Bucks Run Golf Club in Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw Valley State University, and Dow Diamond in Midland for a Great Lakes Loons game.

If you would like to join the Council, please click here to find a printable application form that can be filled in and returned to us.  Our mailing address is:  NMEPC, P.O. Box 2598, Midland, MI 48641-2598.  Dues for the 2015-16 program year are $125 and include all lunches and programs.  A first-time guest may attend a meeting at no charge to learn more about the Council.   

If you have any questions, please contact us at admin@nmepc.org.  Thank you.