WMNLA 2016-17 Calendar

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 George Lessens, Chief Meteorologist WZZM Channel 13 Weather,Past and Present Weather Trends including WZZM’s Long Range Forecast”. @ Grand Haven Community Center

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Amy Frankmann, Executive Director MNLA, “Updates within the Green Industry” @ Grand Haven Community Center

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Rick Vuyst, Flowerland Garden Centers, “”Mow-tivational…..a good swift kick in the plants” @ Hope College

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Rick Lohman, Business Coach, Trainer, Speaker; Woohooing.com. ”Is Your Chemistry Right for the Results You Want To Generate?” @ Hope College

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan State Police; “Green Industry Updates “ at Michigan Wood Fibers, 9426 Henry St, Zeeland, MI (Lunch provided by Michigan Wood Fibers)

All meeting eligible for CPIG Credit
Meeting time 11:30 a.m. at The Grand Haven Community Center (October & November), 421 Columbus, Grand Haven, Michigan or Hope College. (December & January)
Cost: $15.00 person,
Employee special: Send 3-4th employee eats free

17th Annual WMNLA Scholarship Golf Outing

The 17th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser was a big success for the WMNLA Scholarship Fund with 68 golfers participating. It was a great day for golf, the Grand Haven Golf Club hosted an excellent outing and the camaraderie was good fun.

Awarded first place was the Landscape Design team of Jeremy Bakker, Mitch Bosma, Bob Stirling and Brian Kintigh. Longest putt was won by Tom Czerniak, closest to the pin by Ryan Weesies and Mike Teunis. Ann Van Doeselaar won the longest drive along with Bill O’Connell. Congratulations to all teams for supporting the WMNLA Scholarship funds!
WMNLA is grateful for the generous support from Event Sponsors: Eco Green Supply and Forever Green Sod. Our lunch was sponsored by Landscape Design Services. Over 35 businesses, both members and friends of WMNLA, supported the event and the scholarship & horticulture education grant fund through hole sponsorships, cash prizes, and raffle gifts. Some of the great prizes included a two night stay at Grand Traverse Resort, Michigan State Basketball tickets, craft beer baskets, wine baskets Yeti coolers and more.
Thank you to Mike Teunis of BFG Supply Co. for chairing this year’s event. He did a great job! We appreciate everyone’s support!
WMNLA is very fortunate to be able to award a $1500 scholarship for 2016/17 from the WMNLA Scholarship fund to Rachel Grinwis, a student at Michigan State University.

Event Sponsors:
Eco Green Supply
Forever Green Sod
Lunch Sponsor:
Landscape Design Services

Hole Sponsors:

Bartlett Tree Experts
BFG Supply
Blue Ridge Nursery & Landscaping
Bosch’s Landscape & Lawn Specialties
Double L Enterprise
Dykstra Landscape Services
Evergreen Acres
Hope College
Integrity Landscape Mgt.
Jacobsen-Great Lakes
Jonker’s Gardens
Mellema Nursery
Michigan Nursery & Landscape
Association
Michigan Turf & Ornamentals
Michigan Wood Fibers, LLC
Seavers Lawn Service
Van’s Pines

Prize Contributors
Boyink Plant Solutions
Colonial Golf Club
Grand Haven Golf Club
Grand Valley State University
Tony Hamilton
Allison Jesky
Ken Stanton
Landsharks, Saugatuck, MI
Michigan Wood Fibers
Old Boys Brew Pub
Pure Michigan
Wallinwood Spring Golf Course
Simpson Nurseries (FL/TN)

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WMNLA 17th Annual Golf Outing

17th Annual WMNLA
Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser
Friday, September 23rd
Grand Haven Golf Club
1700 Lincoln St, Grand Haven, Mi 49417
Sign-In at 10:00 a.m.
Shotgun Start at 11:00 a.m. Dinner at 5:00 p.m.

This year’s Event Sponsors are Eco Green Supply of Wyoming and Forever Green Sod of Fremont. Sponsorships are also available for the first time for lunch and dinner, as well as hole sponsors.
There will be a lot of great golf, a good time, and all supporting a wonderful cause!
Open to all WMNLA members, employees, friends, customers, vendors, & family. Bring the sales team! Bring a new member! You can sign up individually or as teams of 2, 3 or 4. We’ll partner individuals to make foursomes.
$75 Per Person – Includes Hot Dog Lunch, Chicken and pulled pork dinner, 18 holes of golf, power cart, and an all-round great time. Advance Registration Required by September 16th.
Dinner includes a cook-out after the tournament of chicken and pulled pork. Spouses and non golfers welcome to “dinner only” for $25
Cash bar available.
To donate prizes for the raffle (golf shirts, golf outings, restaurants, etc) Contact Mike Teunis at (616) 366-2916 or mike.teunis@bfgsupply.com,

Sponsorship Levels are available. All sponsors will receive recognition int the Golf Outing Program, a company sign at the golf course, in the WMNLA newsletter and website, and in the Michigan Landscape magazine. Dinner sponsors are $350, lunch $250 and Hole sponsorships are available for $50.

WMNLA 17th Annual GOLF OUTING REGISTRATION FORM

Little Hawks Discovery Preschool: WMNLA Horticulture Education Grant Award Recipient

Little Hawks Discovery Preschool at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland has been awarded a $500 grant from the WMNLA Horticulture Education Fund. Little Hawk’s Preschoolers spend half of everyday outside as a part of their curriculum. Little Hawks currently has 56 students, with more than half on tuition assistance. This grant will help fund a greenhouse at the school that will help teach students where plants come from and give them self-confidence in caring for living things. It will also help increase students’ curiosity and appreciation for the outdoors.

Little Hawks Discovery Preschool is located at: 5678 143rd Ave., Holland, MI. www.littlehawks.org.
For WMNLA Horticulture Education Grant applications, go to www.wmnla.com and click on the .scholarship tab.

Welcome to WMNLA

WMNLA is a “green industry” non-profit organization whose members are West Michigan landscape designers and contractors, landscape management companies, wholesale nurseries and retail centers.

WMNLA Members are dedicated to:

  • Professionalism and integrity in all business practices.
  • Promoting the general welfare and prosperity of all association members.
  • Encouraging environmental responsibility and public trust.
  • Increasing awareness of this industry’s contribution to the quality of life.
  • Providing workmanship, service and materials of the highest quality at a fair price.