October 6 and 7, 2011: Michigan Fraternal DaysDate: October 06, 2011 - October 07, 2011
Time: All Day Event
WHEREAS, for more than a century, fraternal benefit societies in the United States have demonstrated their commitment to community enrichment activities and charitable services, as well as the importance of unity and brotherhood; and,
WHEREAS, in Michigan, more than 435,000 citizens serve as members of the Michigan Fraternal Congress and the Michigan Fraternal Insurance Counselors; and,
WHEREAS, these members and other fraternal societies regularly volunteer their time to improve Michigan's environment and to assist fellow citizens in need; and,
WHEREAS, we recognize the members of these non-profit organizations for their leadership and commitment to charitable organizations and communities throughout Michigan;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, 2011 Michigan Fraternal Days.