FADD speakers are available to present & discuss Distracted Driving with all groups including but not limited to: Colleges &High Schools, Civic, Social, Senior & Religious groups. Virtual group meetings available at this time. Call 269-323-9578
2021 Activites & Presentations
7/20/21 Attended virtual Governor’s Advisory Group (GTSAC) meeting on Distracted Driving.
7/10/21 Major FADD display at 9th annual DM Car Show at Gilmore Car Museum; about 500 cars displayed; Attendees offered opportunity to “Take Pledge Not To Text While Driving.”
5/1/21 Attend MBCA Cub meeting at Hayes Mercedes dealership
4/29/21 Virtual presentation & discussion Portage YMCA
4/22/21 ZOOM meeting DeutscheMarques Board to plan July meeting
4/20/21 GTSAC Distracted Driving Action Team virtual meeting-April DD month.
3/1/21-Virtual presentation & discussion with MIchigan Porsche Club.
2/18/21- Attended virtual meeting Governor’s Transportation Safety Action Committee (GTSAC). Discussed status of “Hands Free” Bill. April Nat”l Distracted Driver Month;Operation Ghost Rider to be again implemented. DD Awareness program radio, Billboards for 2021.
1/12/21-Virtual presentation to MBCA
2020 Activities & Presentations
9/11/20 Virtual Presentation Distracted Driving-DeutscheMarques Board
7/16/20 Radio Interview WMUK
6/13/20 FADD Update to MBCA Board
5/25/20 Provided short, specific Power Point presentation for virtual meetings on “Safe Summer Driving” for use by teachers to students at the 3 Kalamazoo High Schools
5/19/20 Virtual meeting Nkenge Bergan, Director of Student Services, Kalamazoo Public Schools. We will develop Virtual Safe Driving program for teachers to use with selected student groups. I will be invited participant.
2/14/20 Presentation/discussion OLLI-WMU
2/12/20 Talk & discussion Emerita (retired Professors), WMU
2/11/20 Meeting on Distracted Driving with Portage City Mgr.Joseph La Margo, Deputy City Mgr. Adam Herringa, Police Chief Nicholas Armold re;cooperative activities
2/7/20 Did Studio video recording on “How To Maintain Driving Fitness As We Age.”
2/5/20 Presentation to both Sophomore & Senior classes at Hackett Catholic Prep HS
1/16/20 MBCA Board Meeting
1/17/20 attended End-of-Year Traffic Safety Legal Update and Overview of Michigan’s Current Marijuana Laws
1/20/20 Meeting with state rep. Brandt Iden re; Distracted Driving legislation
2019 Activities & Presentations
1/17/19 Fundraising meeting One Place-Kalamazoo
2/13/19 TV Interview with Aaron Jordan WLNSLN News -Lansing
2/19/19- 3 presentations EFE Law Enforcement Program-Kalamazoo Police Dept/KRESA at Kalamazoo Valley Community College
2/26-7/19- 4 class presentations Loy Norrix High School
3/22/19 Met with Linda Fetch, Director Teen & Senior Driving Programs MI State Police
4/17/19 Attended Think Fast Initiative for Juniors/Seniors Portage Northern H.S.
5/8/19 Presentation to Portage Rotary Club
5/29/19 Senior Health & Fitness Day Exhibit at Kalamazoo YMCA
6/5/19 Presentation to Kalamazoo Kiwanis Club
6/11/19 Presented FADD Appreciation certificate to Isaac Moss Loy Norrix H.S. for completing project Operation Teen Driver. Isaac secured 25 peers to sign NO TEXTING PLEDGE while driving. Award presentation covered by TV station WWMT & played that night on TV.
6/17/19 Presented FADD Appreciation certificate to Samantha Collison Schoolcraft H.S. for completing Operation Teen Driver–secured 25 peers to sign No Texting Pledge.
6/24/19 Presentation & discussion with 3rd year medical clerks at WMU Medical School
6/29/19 Served as volunteer instructor Teen Street Survival program at Tire Rack South Bend; each teen has personal coach for an entire day-2 classroom & 2 track sessions. Largest Teen Defensive Driving program in USA.
7/6/19 FADD Exhibit at 8th annual Deutsche Marques Car Show at Gilmore Car Museum. In addition to display, we conducted silent auction of donated Snap-On tools. About 400 cars participated.. Largest German Car Show in country
7/8/19 Presentation to senior driver group- OLLI/WMU
10/15/19 Participated as member in Governor’s Distracted Driving Committee meeting with MI State Police-Lansing
10/17/19 Met with police officer Brannon Pierman at Portage Northern H.S. to discuss implementation of Operation Teen Driver at school.
10/24/19 Gave 2 health classes distracted driving presentation Loy Norrix H.S.
10/29/19 2 more presentations & discussions with classes at Loy Norrix.
10/30/19 Presentation to Kalamazoo AMBUCS members
11/6/19 Presentation/discussion Youth Advancement Academy
11/20/19 Presentation to local group, ASIS -national security organization
12/13/19 Visit to Portage Northern HS re; Winter Driving Tips
2018 Activities & Presentations
1/10/18 Update to MBCA Board
1/11/18 Meeting with VP Kalamazoo Community Foundation
1/17/18 Meeting with OLLI staff re; 2018 programs
1/19/18 Discussion with Portage City Manager & Police Chief-re;FADD activities & city support
2/2/18 Meeting Nurse Trauma Group-Bronson Hospital
3/5/18 Presentation-Youth Advisory Board Both Portage High Schools
3/21/18 Presentation to 3rd year Surgical Clerks WMed School
3/29/18 Talk to Kalamazoo Optimist Club
4/18/18 Attend One Place session on producing videos to promote message
6/16/18 Discussions at-MBCA Car & Coffee-Sweetwaters Plainwell
7/7/18 Display & Silent Auction at Gilmore Car Museum-
7/16/18 WMU-OLLI Course on Distracted Driving & How to Maintain Driving Fitness As We Age.
8/4/18 Display and Presentation at Hayes/MBCA Fun Concours car show
9/17/18 Meeting with MI State Trooper Fitzpatrick to initiate cooperative Operation Teen Program
9/26/18 Radio Interview with Scotty Bud Melvin WZUU
10/16/18 Meeting with Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission- MI State Police-Lansing
12/6/18 Meeting with Kalamazoo HS Principals re; Operation Teen Driver
12/10/18 Presentation at Crossroads Village to Senior drivers
12/14/18 Display Hackett Catholic High School
1/25/17 Met with Richard White, Portage Police Chief re; joint projects
2/4/17 Essay on Texting Virus appears on MLive
2/10/17 Presentation to Ambassador student group at Phoenix H.S.
2/21/17 Presentation to ASIS –SW MI (Corporate Security Specialists)
6/7/17 Presentation/discussion 3rd year class-WMU Medical School
7/8/17 Display at Gilmore Car Museum
8/12/17 Display & presentation at Hayes Dealership Kalamazoo
8/30/17 Presentation & discussion to 3rd year (surgical) WMU Medical School
9/27/17 Met with Steve Kiefer, GM Senior VP re; Distracted Driving
10/11/17 Met with Portage Police Chief, Nick Armold to set up partnership to confront distracted driving
10/13/17 Presentation to Sunrise Kiwanis Club
10/20/17 Interview-Lori Moore Show, WWMT CW7
11/4/17 Presentation at MBCA Holiday Party
11/6/17 Presentation/Discussion WMU Osher Lifetime learning Institute
11/15/17 Presentation/discussion with last section,surgical clerks at WMU Med School
12/10/17 Presentation at Congregation of Moses-Kalamazoo
Recent presentations 11/11/16 to 5 classes at Kalamazoo Central High School.
11/12/16 – Western MI Section, Mercedes Benz Club of America
11/13/16 Interview WWMT Channel 3- Jessica Harthorn
11/13/16 Live Interview on WWMT-TV + recording for later news shows
12/14/16 Presentation to Kalamazoo Kiwanis Club
12/27/16 Interview-Lori Moore Show CW7
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