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The next meeting of the NMEPC will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019.   There will be a panel discussion on the topic of Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults. The speakers will be J.Dee. Brooks, Midland County Prosecutor; Charlie Schwedler, Executive Director of Midland Senior Services; and Paul McDonald, Community Relations Officer for the Midland Police Department.  This program will be a panel discussion to look at the scope of the problem concerning financial exploitation of vulnerable adults, the role of adult protective services and law enforcement, as well as community resources offered for vulnerable adults and their family members (including legal services and the Vulnerable Adult Network).  The laws on this issue will be examined, as well as the role professional advisors have as they work with their clients.

On February 28, 2019, the speaker will be Attorney Joseph Buttiglieri, from the firm of Kemp, Klein, Umphrey, Endelman & May P.C. in Troy, Michigan.  He will present a program entitled, "The Pitfalls of Serving As a Trustee." 

These meetings will be held at the Great Hall in MIdland, with the satellite location at Isabella Bank in Mt. Pleasant also available.  A luncheon buffet will be served at noon, with the program beginning at 12:30 and concluding at 1:30 p.m.

The date, time and location of the Spring Reception and Annual Meeting has yet to be determined and will depend upon 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, Dow Diamond in Midland for a Great Lakes Loons game, and at the Midland Center for the Arts. It is generally held in mid-May and 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 very few minutes are devoted to the Annual Meeting portion of the evening.

The Council is currently comprised of about 105 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. 

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.