October 5, 2018: Michigan Fraternal Day

WHEREAS, the Michigan Fraternal Alliance and the Michigan Fraternal Insurance Counselors are nonprofit organizations of more than  435,000 people who believe in the power of fraternalism to address society’s most pressing needs; and,

WHEREAS, through a commitment to volunteerism and public service shared by its members, the Michigan Fraternal Alliance and the Michigan Fraternal Insurance Counselors work on behalf of the people in Michigan by sponsoring community enrichment activities and programs and by assisting many charitable organizations; and,

WHEREAS, the members of the Michigan Fraternal Alliance and the Michigan Fraternal Insurance Counselors unite Michigan’s many diverse fraternal societies by volunteering their time to improve the environment as well as help the homeless, illiterate, homebound, shut-ins and seniors in their communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 5, 2018 as Michigan Fraternal Day.