Speaker Availability

FADD speakers are available to present & discuss Distracted Driving with all groups including but not limited to: College &High Schools, Civic, Social, Senior & Religious groups.

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.

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

3/21/16 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

10/16/19 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

ACTIVITIES 2017

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
Activities 2016

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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