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The Michigan Yoopers is a social club in The Villages, Florida.

A Yooper refers to anyone with a connection with Michigan's Upper Peninsula.Anyone with a connection to Michigan's Upper Penninsula is welcome to join.  Remember to bring your Villages ID or guest pass to the meeting.

We meet monthly, except in the summer, to get together.

We usually meet at the Savannah Center in the Rhett Butler room on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm to 8:50 pm.  

 We hope to see you on March 8 for our next meeting. It will be a potluck and games/cards that you bring to the meeting.

Thanks to all who participated in our “Annual Pasty Dinner” at the February meeting.  As usual the pasties were delicious and filling, and the wonderful variety of desserts provided by members topped off the meal.  

Our next meeting will be on March 8, 2017 at the Savannah Center, Rhett Butler room at 6:oo pm.  The dinner will be pot luck. We are asking members with last names A – H to bring a main dish serving  8 -10 persons, members with last names I – P to bring a salad serving  8-10 persons, and members with last names Q – Z to bring a dessert serving  8-10 persons.  The club will furnish coffee, tea, etc.  BYOB if you wish.  The evening’s entertainment will be cards, board games, etc. provided by you the members.  We highly encourage you to bring your cards and favorite games to play with your fellow yoopers, and also to stay and socialize for the evening.  Please RSVP by using the response form at the web site www.michiganyoopers.info/rsvp.html to register your response.  Any questions call Don Junak (Kennie is out of town) at 352-751-6283, or by email at dcjunak@gmail.com.

Also, thanks to Della Davey a “Yooper Golf Scramble” has been set up.  It will be at Baseline Golf Course.  The date is April 26, 2017.  It will be a shotgun start at 8:00 am.  The cost will be $20 per person.  Della is in need of people to help with this event, so please volunteer if you can.  You can talk to her at the meeting.  A minimum of 24 players are needed.  There will be sign up sheets at the meeting.  This also has to be a pre-paid event.

Keep your calendar clear for our annual picnic coming up in April.  We will hold it at Paradise Recreation again since the location worked well last year.  It is a wonderful way to end the Spring portion of our Yooper Club meeting schedule calendar.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Anyone with a connection to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, past or present, is welcome to join our club.  Annual dues in 2017 are being raised to $10.00 per person.  For more information, contact Kennie at 386 428-2436.

Club Officers 

President:Kennie Turpening

Vice President:Dennis Luoto

Secretary:Don Junak

Treasurer: Della Davey

Member at Large: Bill Holm

Website:Bruce Mitchell 


Michigan Yoopers Club  The Villages, FL   2017