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ECEC
Albert B. Buday Civic Center
3869 W. Jefferson Ave.
Ecorse, MI 48229
 
Call us at:
(313) 407-6332
 
Email us at:
ecorseevents@gmail.com
 
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Ecorse Community Events Calendar - Sneak Peek!  

Simply click on a date or click on the "Community Calendar" tab for a full calendar, weather and map!

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Contact us! 

ECEC is seeking coordinators (volunteer) for artwork, such as painting, photography, or sculpture, that appeals primarily to the visual sense and typically exists in permanent form. Also, seeking crafters to create programs/classes in pottery, carpentry, and sewing, etc.

We would love to hear from you! Please call/text: (313) 407-6332 or email us at: ecorseevents@gmail.com

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2022 Community Meetings - Ongoing 

Ecorse Public Library Board

2nd Monday of the month from

6:00 - 7:00 pm in person at City Hall.  Masks are required!

Meeting dates:

January 10

February 14

March 14

April 11

May 9

June 13

July 11

August 8

September 12

October 10

November 14

December 12

Ecorse Historical Society

3rd Saturday of the month from

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at the:

Albert B. Buday Civic Center

3869 W. Jefferson Ave. 

Conference Room B

Ecorse, MI  48229

Info: (313) 386-2520 Ext. 4

Meeting dates:

January 15

February 19

March 19

April 16

May 21

June 18

July 16

August 20

September 17

October 15

November 19

December 17

Ecorse Community Events Committee

3rd Thursday of the month from

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the:

Albert B. Buday Civic Center

3869 W. Jefferson Ave.

Conference Room B

Ecorse, MI  48229

Info: (313) 407-6332

STATUS: on hiatus due to COVID-19

Ecorse City Council

Every other Tuesday from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Meetings are in person, masks are required!

You can watch council meetings LIVE by clicking on the City of Ecorse website at:  Ecorse, MI - Watch City Council Live (ecorsemi.gov)

Meeting dates:

January 11 & 25

February 8 & 22

March 8 & 22

April 5 & 19 

May 3, 17 & 31

June 14 & 28

July 12 & 26

August 9 & 23

September 6 & 20

October 4 & 18

November 1, 15 & 29

December 13 & 27

Attending your local community board meeting may not sound like the most invigorating use of your free time, but there are advantages to showing up.  You have a voice!

GET INVOLVED!

 

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Ecorse Community Events Committee to sponsor and host community events, projects, activities, programs, and public improvements. These events are to be family friendly and of mutual interest to the visitors and residents of the City of Ecorse which strengthens the town by fostering community involvement and spirit.

The Ecorse Community Events Committee is a 100% volunteer organization. For more information on how you can get involved in our community, email us at info@ecorseevents.com

Overview


The Ecorse Community Events Committee was established for the purpose of scheduling, planning, organizing, and overseeing community events that are open to the enjoyment of all village residents and the general public. The committee is currently composed of 5 members who are residents of, or own a business in the city. The committee has been sanctioned by Mayor Lamar Tidwell and Council. We welcome nonresident participation. 
 

Duties

 

  • The Ecorse Community Events Committee has the following duties:

  • To schedule, plan, and organize events that will be open to the enjoyment of all city residents and the general public

  • To raise funds through a variety of means to include sponsorship, solicitations of donations, sales, and raffles conducted in accordance with City of Ecorse ordinances

  • To coordinate the use of City of Ecorse parks and their amenities

 

Events

Click on the "Community Calendar" at the top of the page and see what's happening around town.  If you have ideas to share, you're always welcome to attend our meetings on the first and third Thursday of the month!

 

Donate


To make a donation to the Ecorse Community Events Committee, you can contact the Treasurer or send a check to the Ecorse Community Events Committee. We value your support and welcome your contributions!

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15 Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering That Will Inspire You

Did you know that we, as a society, value volunteers so much that we even put a monetary value on their time?  Our volunteer work may be more valuable than our regular work!  The benefits of volunteering are countless. But there are social, emotional, physical, and professional perks.  Here are fifteen proven benefits of volunteering.  Maybe one of them will convince you to get off the couch and out the door to engage with your community.

1. Volunteering Builds Community

According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, you strengthen your community and your social network when you volunteer.  You make connections with the people you are helping, and you cultivate friendships with other volunteers.

2. Ends Loneliness

The Campaign to End Loneliness says that close to 45 percent of people in the US admit to feeling   lonely.  Loneliness and social isolation are two of the most severe epidemics in the world today. The simplest way to reverse this. Volunteer!

3. Increases Socializing

Socially, the benefits of volunteering show up quickly and have long-term effects. Social interaction improves mental and physical health.  The benefits of consistent socializing include better brain function and lower risk for depression and anxiety.  

4. Builds Bonds, Creates Friends

Volunteering creates stronger bonds between friends, family, and coworkers. People build closer relationships, better connections, and to people when they work together.  If you feel the need for deeper connections with other people, try volunteering. 

5. Develops Emotional Stability

Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and low self-esteem, have all been helped by volunteering. They feel more connected to others. They have an increased sense of purpose. Connection and meaning translate to decreased symptoms and improved social function.

6. Improves Self-Esteem

When teens or young adults volunteer, they develop self-esteem, confidence, and feelings of self-worth. Consider the advantages of volunteering for teens and young adults with social anxiety, and depression. Volunteering could be life-changing and lifesaving.

7. Helps Those Most Affected by Mental Illness

Volunteering can also help prisoners who make up the largest demographic of mental illness in North America.  It is estimated that 37 percent of inmates in the U.S. have some form of mental illness.

Programs like Paws for Life allow incarcerated individuals to train shelter dogs. It is evident to prison officials that inmates become calmer when they work with the dogs. They seem more committed to their rehabilitation too.  Similar programs help war veterans recover from PTSD when they volunteer at animal shelters.  Volunteering reduces stress and improves well-being. Volunteering gives people the tools they need to be happier, healthier, and well-rounded individuals. It also keeps us young.

8. Promotes Longevity

It has been reported that people who volunteer over 100 hours a year are some of the healthiest people in the U.S.

9. Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s

 People who volunteer may be at lower risk of dementia.   Social interaction can help delay or prevent Alzheimer’s, and volunteering can be a fantastic way to do that.

10. Leads to Graceful Aging

Older volunteers benefit the most from getting out of the house, engaging with others, and moving physically. Purpose and collaboration result in mental health improvements and a better outlook on life.

Studies indicate that senior volunteers experience the most physical benefit from their service, possibly because being active and engaged leads to more happiness.

11. Burns That Stubborn Belly Fat

We live a more sedentary lifestyle than ever before. There are risks associated with less daily movement. When we volunteer, even if it is not a physically demanding project, we still get up and get moving.

Volunteers live longer and are more likely to take care of themselves in general.  Volunteering saves lives, both the lives of the people you help and yours. 

12. Improves School and College Experience

For school-aged kids, volunteering builds social skills and develops awareness. High school students volunteer to boost their college applications, and college students volunteer to improve their job search post-graduation.

13. Provides Better Job Prospects

Millennials are some of the most civic-minded and socially aware employees. They choose jobs that reflect their values and then continue to donate their money, time, and skills.  According to AmeriCorps, 28.2 percent of Millennials share their talents with charitable causes, but their volunteer hours also make them competitive in the job market.  Other generations are finding that civic mindedness has become an asset in the workplace.  Employers overwhelmingly look favorably on job applicants who have volunteered.

14. Develops Corporate Communities

One of the most significant trends in the volunteer world today is corporate philanthropy. More big-name companies than ever support local and national programs financially. They create employee volunteer programs to help their philanthropic efforts and to retain employees. Companies encourage employees to commit a certain number of hours every year to service programs.

15. Volunteering Adds Fun to Your Years

Volunteering and freely giving your time, energy, and resources to people and causes around the world can create change on a global scale.  However, the best part, and often overlooked is that volunteering is just plain fun.

If you are ready to make friends, improve your mental and physical health, and maybe develop new skills along the way, start volunteering. You can change your life and the lives of others when you do. Don’t overlook the benefits of volunteering. Embrace them!

We're working on a farmers' market!  Stay tuned for updates!

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WE NEED YOU!

Please go to the menu at the top of the page, click on the "Volunteer" tab and submit your form TODAY!