2019 Schedule


Friday, October 18 Mission Point Resort

Our thanks to Mission Point Resort for hosting our opening evening.
(Tickets available for $40.00 for Friday night only)

6:00 PM– Registration and Welcome Reception at Mission Point Cypress Room Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres during this meet and greet time with the other weekend participants.


6:45 PM – Opening Remarks- Liz Ware, Mission Point Resort

7:00 PM – Keynote Speaker Stacie Zotkovich

Former Mrs. Michigan, Stacie Zotkovich is a motivational speaker and life coach who uses her amazing optimism and passion for positivity to help others change their behaviors to promote a sense of purpose and excellence in their lives.

As a wife of 15 years, mother of two and working professional, Stacie is a multifaceted individual who still finds time to achieve her goals - adding to her long list of completed races, she crossed the finish line for the Chicago and New York City Marathon. Stacie enjoys sharing her personal experiences with the power of believing and goal setting at a higher level of communication through seminars, in schools, in the workplace and at public speaking engagements. Her goal is to reveal that we are all alike and united by similar struggles and circumstances.

Saturday: October 20

(All Events at Community Hall)

(Tickets available for $40.00 for Saturday only)

8:00 AM – Gentle Flow Yoga with Alexa Miller 
Mission Point Resort Sound Stage - Above the Lake Side Salon Building at MPR

8:00 AM – Walk and Talk by island local Liz Burt. 
Meet at Community Hall


9:30 AM – Registration
Coffee and Muffins provided  


10:00-11:00 AM – Diana Bitner MD, NCMP, FACOG

We are very pleased this year to welcome Dr. Diana Bitner to share on Menopausal medicine, women’s health and cancer survivorship. Diana was named the 2015 Menopause Practitioner of the Year in 2015 and will present information relative to women of all ages. She is the author of “I Want to Age like That!” and will provide health related medical advice for keeping your health as you age. This sessions will bring you knowledge and answers to female health related questions in everyday language you can understand. 


“The small intimate setting encouraged an opportunity to ask questions I wanted answers to.”

Jean Crouch 2018

11:00-2:00 PM – Lunch, Shopping, or Spa.  
Free time to dine, explore or relax on Mackinac Island.

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2:00-3:00 PM – Workshop by Tara Ondusky, TJOCoaching llc

Tara Ondusky walks alongside women in mid-life who aren’t getting what they expect out of life, discover what they really want, and create a plan to go after it, so that they can once again live out their dreams!

As a successful corporate project and program manager, Tara loves helping teams see and define the path that leads them to creative and successful outcomes.  As a coach, this is her mission!  To help people see their individual paths and take the necessary steps to live their authentic empowering dreams… successfully and best of all created by you!

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Come spend an hour with me to dream! We’ll talk about your dreams and your vision for them. Not sure if you remember your dreams or you want to recalibrate? Great! We’ll talk about that too! Finally, we’ll spend some time on your approach to those dreams and if you have more opportunity in that approach. You’ll walk away with some new perspective and maybe some new steps to achieving your dreams! I can’t wait to see you!

4:00-5:00 PM –  Cooking with Chef Mike Strickler

Culinary Chef at Gordon Foods. 

Mike has over 15 years of leadership experience as a Certified executive chef within independent restaurants, colleges and universities.  He has been employed with Gordon Food Service for 6 years.  A a culinary specialist his core scope of responsibilities include, ground level food trend research, menu gap analysis and increasing operational efficiencies with in the kitchen.

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4:45 PM – Gift Basket Raffle Drawings



5:00 PM – Conclusion of the Weekend