Free Money! WWC now accepting scholarship applications!

ATTENTION WESTACRES 2022 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES:

The Westacres Women’s Club is offering four scholarships to this year’s graduating Seniors.

Three scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement together with extra-curricular and volunteer activities. Winners will be determined by their answers to the application questions and their grade transcripts.  The fourth scholarship — the Carol Ford Arts scholarship — will be awarded to a Westacres student who has exhibited proficiency in any area of fine arts (which includes architecture, design, graphic arts, painting, photography, sculpture) or performing arts, and plans to pursue further studies in these areas. 

Here is how to apply:

1.  Contact Sandy Tominna by text/call 734-748-0823 or email Sandraswish@gmail.com.
2.  Sandy will email you an application.
3.  Return completed application with transcripts by May 31, 2022.
4.  Scholarships will be awarded middle of June.

Good luck to all our Westacres high school Seniors! You’ve already made us all proud!!

Meet at the Beach!

Beach Clean-Up: This Saturday, May 7th at 8:30 a.m.

Our 2022 Beach Clean-Up day is this coming Saturday, May 7th, with a rain day of May 8th.

We welcome all able-bodied men, women and children to join us at the beach at 8:30 a.m. for assignments. As in year’s past, we’ll be setting up picnic tables and grills, installing the water slides, buoys and raft, trimming shrubbery, planting flowers, laying mulch and various of jobs suitable for all ages. Our goal is to bring one of our most favorite and utilized neighborhood assets back to life for the season.

Beach Setup

All residents who have paid their dues for 2022 can stop by and exchange their Beach Tags for 2022 bands. We are conserving resources and recycling previous years’ bands, which you’ll note have been cleaned, sanitized and are good as new.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Rob Wolski – Beach Chair
Beach@westacres1936.org

Westacres Rummage Sale!

Come One, Come All – to the Westacres Rummage Sale!

Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Westacres Rummage Sale began as a tradition in the 1950s and is no less popular today. Neighbors from throughout the Association drop off their goods at the Clubhouse the week before, while volunteers work diligently to organize the donations and display items for maximum appeal. Funds from this annual event go to support family-friendly social activities and student scholarships for those in the neighborhood.

This year’s sale takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 28 through 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westacres Clubhouse, 3700 Westacres Drive in West Bloomfield.

Clothing, furniture, housewares, books, TOYS, baby gear, purses, shoes, and lawncare items are always plentiful, in addition to sporting equipment for all ages.

Reminder, Saturday is Bag Day. Each Bag is $5 and you’re welcome to leave with whatever items will fit within your bag!

Neighbors may drop off their donations:

  • Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Volunteers to set up and work the sale are always welcome. Those interested in volunteering can contact Lori Hunt, event chair, or click on the Sign-Up Genius set through email.

We hope to see you there!!

Commerce Path Clean Up – THIS SATURDAY!!

Join your neighbors and friends this Saturday, April 9, at 9 a.m. to make Westacres shine!

The winter winds and general neglect have taken a toll on the path in front of Westacres, along Commerce Road between Harold and Cedarbank, leaving it scattered with garbage and overgrowth. We want to change that.

We’ll be meeting at the main entrance island at 9 a.m. sharp. Bring gloves, protective eyewear, garbage bags and Energy. The amount of ground that needs to be covered is rather large. We need 25-30 adults to help out. Given the proximity to Commerce Road, please don’t bring children as working along the Road can be dangerous. 

As we fill garbage bags, we will also need a pickup truck or two and some golf carts/ gators to transport garbage cans/ full garbage bags down to the beach Dumpster. 

Many hands make light work. We encourage everyone to come out and help make Westacres shine!

John Moran
President@Westacres1936.org

Westacres Credit Union Annual Meeting and Luncheon

The Westacres Credit Union Annual Meeting/Luncheon is fast approaching. If you’ve never been, you’ll find a short business meeting, delicious food and socializing with neighbors and members of our unique community Credit Union.

This year’s event is Sunday, April 24th at Noon at Gino’s, 1999 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor. The cost for the luncheon is $15. This event is for Credit Union members. If you are not yet a member, you can become one for $5.25 – a $5 deposit and a 25-cent membership fee.

You can make your reservation by calling the Credit Union at 248-363-4376 or stop down Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m., Thursday afternoons from 2-5 p.m., or Saturdays from 9 a.m. – Noon. The deadline to reserve your spot is April 16th.

A bit of history…

The Westacres Credit Union is a state-chartered credit union serving residents of the Westacres Community in West Bloomfield, Mich.

From its early beginnings, Westacres has been dedicated to helping its neighbors. This philosophy has given birth to many good ideas, not the least of which is our credit union.

On October 30, 1936, twelve residents joined together to form the Credit Union as a Michigan Corporation. In November of that year, the State of Michigan approved the charter. The first loan of $25 was used to buy groceries and coal. For the next eight and a half decades, the Credit Union tradition of helping residents live more comfortable lives has continued in much the same vein.

To be a member, one must have some affiliation with Westacres subdivision. For example, a member must be a resident of Westacres, an employee of the Credit Union, members of the immediate families of the above or a unit of the Westacres Community Association. Its membership spans the globe, with members living as far away as Alaska, the Bahamas, Asia and in Europe.

When the Credit Union was formed in 1936, its offices were in the Cedarbank Clubhouse. Subsequently, it moved to its long-term home at 7242 Buckthorn and in 1991, the Credit Union moved into its very own offices next to the Clubhouse.

Each year the Credit Union has an annual meeting of the shareholders to report operation, progress and plans. At this meeting, directors and officers are elected as well.

While some things have changed over the years at the Credit Union, some have not. They have been using the same stapler for at least 50 years. It still costs only a 25-cent fee and a $5 deposit to open an account. It’s hours of operation have been the same for decades. Kids in the neighborhood can still walk or ride their bikes to do their banking.

If you’re not yet a member, please consider joining the Westacres Credit Union!

Welcome to Westacres1936.org !

In our quest to continually improve communication within our unique community, we’ve relaunched Westacres1936.org.

This site is designed to be a resource to new and current Westacres residents, potential home owners and Westacres ‘alumni’. While the Westacres Weekly remains our community’s primary form for communication, this site will house evergreen information and highlight the people, events and assets that make Westacres unique.

The site is ‘a work in progress’ so be sure to check back regularly for updates. If you have edits, comments or suggestions, please reach out to westacres1936@gmail.com for response.

Special thanks to Tom Auterman and Doug Benoit for supplying the amazing site photography and Roger Slykhouse for assisting with hosting.

Cindy Kamerad, Winterberry