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Next Rivertown Meeting-Thursday July 16th–Cruising on the Detroit River–Sailing for Scholarships–Diamond Belle –Anchors Away!!!

Rivertown Detroit Association Meeting Thursday July 16th 5PM-7:30 PM

Sailing for Scholarships for University Prep Science & Math High School—Diamond Belle Detroit River Cruise–5PM-7:30PM. Foot of Joseph Campau—$20/ticket in Advance–Contact Constance Bailey at 1-313-213-8063 or Chip Rohde at 1-313-259-1010

Everyone is welcome to join us!!!!!!!

Crusing on the Detroit River!!!!!

LOCATION: Diamond Jack Boat Dock at the foot of Joseph Campau and the Detroit River across from the Rattlesnake Club. Park on Atwater or for $5.00 you can park next to the Diamond Belle. Anchors Away!!!! Promptly at 5:30PM!!! Don’t miss the boat!!! We sail rain or shine–plenty of indoor space.

We will have food from a number of the area restaurants, but please bring your favorite dish for all to share if you like.

Weather Forecast—Sunny & Warm!!!!!!!


  • 5PM-5:30PM–Board the Diamond Belle, meet & greet!!!!!!
  • 5:30PM Sharp–Anchors Away and Welcome by the crew of the good ship Diamond Belle. Don’t miss the boat!!!!!!
  • Guided tour of the Detroit and Windsor skylines describing points of interest as we go along. Under the Belle Isle Bridge we go!!!!!
  • Next Meeting—Thursday August 20th—US House Representative Brenda Lawrence–Location–Andrews on the Corner Restaurant.
  • Past meetings–see Memories tab for photos on our website www.rivertowndetroit.org

Rivertown Detroit Association-focused on improving living and working in Rivertown
Detroit. Membership–Work in Rivertown/Live in Rivertown area/Friend of Rivertown
Detroit. No cost to be a member—just looking for your time, talent and interest in
supporting and improving Rivertown Detroit.

Committees–Finance ( Ronnie Johnson–Diversified Members Credit Union),Advertising & PR Communications/e-newsletter (Bill Brey, Detroit Chamber of Commerce), Technology (Michael Rohde), Welcome–(Connie Bailey, Prime Time Travel), Scholarship–(Constance Bailey–Primetime Travel), Safety & Security (Duncan Eady–East Jefferson Inc.) Garden Club (Chair–Barb Hayes, Detroit Garden Center),History & Heritage (Charlie Lauhoff, Lauhoff & Corp.),Economic Development (Greg Williams, FRG Consultants), Arts Committee( Chair-Kristine Diven, District VII Gallery & Creative Space), Detroit Police Department (Captain Kyra Hope), Jefferson Ave./Streetscape(Chair-Josh Elling, East Jefferson, Inc.),Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Liaison(Chair–Michele Marine), Downtown Detroit Partnership Laison (Chair–Maryann Marantette Listman), Health & Wellness (Dr. Suzette Olaker-Copeland, MD, Loretta Davis, Institute for Population Health), Government Relations (Sher Smith), Rivertown Chaplain—Brother Denis Weber, SJ–Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Real Estate (Chair-Sandra Dixon, Quality Service Real Estate), Transportation (Shanelle Jackson, Regional  Transit Authority) and others.

  • Rivertown Detroit Association coordinates efforts with the the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Downtown Detroit Partnership, REAL, Jefferson East, Inc. ,Detroit Police Department Riverfront plus Community and Police Committee, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Detroit Fire Department and Friends of the Detroit River.

US Customs and Border Protection Operation Riverwatch 1-800-537-3220–Report any suspicious activity

Thank you to Walgreen’s, CVS, WGPR  for the “Welcome to Rivertown Detroit”on your electronic signs–we are getting the word out.


  • 2015
  • Thursday July 16th—5th Annual Sailing For Scholarships–Anchors Away!!!!!!!!!!
  • Thursday August 20th—US Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, 14th District Congressional Update. Location—Andrews On The Corner Restaurant
  • Thursday September 17th—Orleans Landing Update and Other DEGC Developments around Rivertown—Location –the new Bridge Restaurant on East Jefferson by the Belle Isle Bridge
  • Thursday October 15th–Oktoberfest!!!! Atwater Block Brewery
  • Thursday, December 17th–2nd Annual “Adapt A Firehouse” Meeting. Walt’s Spirits and So Much More!!–The Cheers of Rivertown Detroit!!



Detroit RiverFront Conservancy—Some Dates To Remember for Fun in Rivertown See www.detroitriverfront.org for more details

  • Fifth Third Bank-–Official Bank of Rivertown Detroit. Contact Vice President Juliana Perry at the Rivertown Detroit Branch for your banking needs 1-313-567-5348.
  • Centurion Services-Official Carpet & Textile Services for Rivertown-See ad on this site.
  • Eastside Colts–Official Football Team of Rivertown–Sponsored by the Capuchin Soup Kitchen (www.cskdetroit.org)
  • The Vestry-Official Mens’ Clothier since 2011 in the heart of Rivertown-Chene Square-www.the vestrystore.com 1-313-567-4700
  • Roberts Riverwalk Hotel-Official Hotel of Rivertown Detroit–ask about the special Rivertown Detroit rates–Sunday-through Thursday–1000 River Place–see advertisement on this website for reservations.
    • Arthur J. Rohde & Co.–Official Office Suite Rental Company of Rivertown Detroit–Large suites to virtual offices. Conference room available. Right next to the IHOP and across the street from Staples. See advertisement this page.
    • Diversified Mambers Credit Union–Official Credit Union of Rivertown Detroit-See their advertisement on our website “We Believe In You”  www.dmcu.com
    • “Chip” Gibson Painting—-Official Rivertown Detroit painter–residential and commercial—see his advertisement on our website.
    • Robinson Furniture—Official Furniture store of Rivertown Detroit–see their advertisement on our website. “You Have An Uncle In The Furniture Business”
    • Royal Transportation–Official transportation company of Rivertown Detroit–www.royalbus.com or 1-313-331-8700. “Experience The Royal Treatment”
    • Harbortown Market--Official market of Rivertown–3472 E. Jefferson Ave. 1-313-259-9400/www.facebook.com/harbortownmarket–Your location for Holiday shopping–Fresh produce and meats, excellent selection of wines,



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