08 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Honorary chairs of Chefs for Shelterhouse named

By the Midland Daily News

Paul and Kim White will serve as honorary chairpersons for Chefs for Shelterhouse, the annual spring fundraiser for the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Shelterhouse) of Midland and Gladwin Counties. The event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, the Midland Center for the Arts.

“We’ve come to understand there is a total lack of discrimination when it comes to abuse,” said Paul White in a press release. “It doesn’t discriminate against any economic, racial, religious, educational or other group. Shelterhouse provides compassionate care, support, and help for everyone.”

Paul White is a third generation dry cleaner and president of Roth Cleaners, Inc. who began working in the industry at age 12. After attending Central Michigan University, Paul joined Roth Cleaners in 1979, working alongside his father. In 1985, he moved to Lansing and pursued a sales career in another industry, and returned to the region to purchase the family business in 1992.

He is a graduate of the Great Lakes Bay Region Leadership Institute and Leadership Midland, and is a member of the Rotary Club, Midland Area Chamber of Commerce and Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is a home-bound minister and Eucharistic minister at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Midland and has been a Mobile Meals delivery volunteer in Bay City since 1992. He continues to serve on the board of the Arc of Michigan and on the Community Bank Board for Chemical Bank.

Kim White grew up in Holt and earned a bachelor’s degree from Davenport University in Grand Rapids. She went on to work for both the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Today, her primary responsibilities are managing a her household and volunteering in the community, at church and at the schools. She leads a Cub Scout Pack of 72 boys at Plymouth Elementary school, and is a regular volunteer at Plymouth, Northeast Middle School and Midland High School. In addition, she serves the Arc of Midland on its “Everyone in Education” committee. For Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kim teaches Faith Formation and Youth Ministry, and is a home-bound minister and Eucharistic minister. Also, dhe teaches a variety of seminars for the Lake Huron Area Council of Boy Scouts.

In April 2010, the Whites and their four sons received the “Heart of the Community Award” from the United Way of Midland County.

Each year, the Chefs for Shelterhouse event raises funds to provide programs and services for Shelterhouse clients for the next 12 months. Local area chefs prepare their signature dishes, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts for the event. The Annual Healing the Hurt Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions in addressing the issues of domestic and sexual violence in our community. The award is jointly sponsored by MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland and Shelterhouse.

Tickets for the event are $50 are available from any Shelterhouse board member and at the following locations: Chemical Bank (all Midland locations), Roth Cleaners (all Midland and Bay City locations), Ieuter Insurance Group, Re/Max of Midland and Village Green.

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