WMAC Newsletter - July 2017
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Happy Summer West Michigan!
2017-18 WMAC Board Applications
With the August terms wrapping up, the current WMAC executive board is tying up the loose ends and are ready for a new group of interested AmeriCorps leaders. View the descriptions below and/or email for more infomation
Adios 2016-17 WMAC Board 
Hannah Hilborn, Megan Lendman, Anna Lindner, Claira Freeman, Nic Bush, Emmeline Scwartz
Tip of the Month

Looking to rent? Here are some website specific to the Greater Grand Rapids Area -


Looking for an alterative housing experience in Grand Rapids, check out these income based, art residency, and co-op housing options in the area.


Check out these Facebook groups for selling and buying all things house!


A Personal Tip-

Use Uhaul for moving, you can get a trailer or a big truck for about 25$ a day and if you can find a few people to go in on it with you, then it's a very good deal.


Also, if you have lived with a lot of people or in the same place for a few years in a freestanding house, just rent your own dumpster versus bagging all the trash up and transferring it yourself. has the best reveiws on Google.



WMAC Events This Month
Beer & Board Games
Sunday, July 23rd
Final 2016-17 Executive Board Event!
This Sunday, July 23rd, join us for the last Beer & Board Games of the year! As always, bring any games you wish to play. Remember that pints are all $2 off, outside food is welcome, and the kicker- WMAC will buy appetizers for everyone! Feel free to invite any friends as well, especially new AmeriCorps members. If you're an AmeriCorps member for the coming year and interested in networking with the WMAC Board, bonus :)
Getting to Know AmeriCorps Picnic
Thursday, August 31st
During the August transition of terms ending and new terms beginning, WMAC and West Michigan AmeriCorps State program directors are teaming up to host a picnic to celebrate AmeriCorps members dedication to service at a Grand Rapids park. Information to come about which park in the very near future. Follow this Facebook event to keep up to date on the developments of this fun summer event!
What We're Reading!
“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” –Chinese Proverb
Rhonda Byrne

Explore your true calling with this step-by-step map by the author of the popular book (and movie) "The Secret."


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Neil Degrasse Tyson


AmeriCorps members tend to be pressed for time, but maybe you could learn astrophysics on the go?

Love Real Food
Kathryne Taylor

It's the time of year for farmer's markets and fresh veggies! Get inspired with this colorful vegetarian recipe book..




What We're Listening To
"Where words fail, music speaks." - Hans Christian Andersen
The Aces

Reminiscent of 70's "feel good" vibes, put a little girl power in our summer tunes.


Black Honey

Female-led vocals with rockin' strong guitar... check out Black Honey for your next highway adventure, cross country run, or summer joy ride. 



Get weird with some unique post-punk jams.

Get Inspired
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelou
Looking to Get Involved?

If you're not on our social media - It's never too late!

Find events & resources, ask us questions, invite friends!
We're here to support you on your AmeriCorps journey.

Let's Ameri-Do This!
Newsletter created by: Megan Lendman - Executive Board Chair 2016-17

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