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June PCC Calendar of Virtual Events

Please plan on attending one or several of the many engaging PCC virtual events being hosted by PCCs nationwide throughout the month, and don’t forget your participation in the national webinars being hosted by the PCC Advisory Council and National PCC Program Office count towards next year’s PCC Premier Certificate award qualifications. Stay engaged, Get Connected and Grow.

To join us, simply click on the link(s) listed below for the meeting(s) you are interested in attending and register today!   You can find the most up-to-date PCC 2021 Virtual Event information listed on PostalPro. Click the PostalPro link: https://postalpro.usps.com/node/9573 to access details for PCC events that can be attended online nationwide.

We look forward to seeing you there.  Let Detroit know how you enjoyed any of the presentations you atteneded.   Email us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 JUNE   2021 PCC Virtual Event Calendar

 June 8, 2021

“Embracing Digital and Print” – presented by Jim Lombard, Universal Mailing.
Greater New Jersey PCC – Atlantic Area
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST 
Register to attend:  http://www.gnjpcc.com/
 
ROI on Informed Delivery – presented by Dave Lewis
Providence PCC – Atlantic Area
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST 
Register to attend: https://usps.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIscuirrT0rG4GN2BRns5R6dKrfOqjKfZk
 
20th Annual Long Island PCC Golf Outing – Wind Watch Golf & Country Club
Long Island PCC – Atlantic Area
11:00 AM EST  Registration
Register to attend:  http://www.longislandpcc.com/
 
Seamless
Tampa Bay Suncoast PCC – Southern Area
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Register to attend: 
https://usps.zoomgov.com/j/1619729895?pwd=dzgwQzU3YWc5WTZwdFhjeUdhMlg3QT09
 
 
June 9, 2021
“USPS 10-Year Plan & Reorganization Changes” at the Deerwood Country Club
Northeast Florida PCC – Southern Area
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM EST 
Register to attend:  https://northeastflpcc.starchapter.com/meet-reg1.php?mi=7531&id=25
 
Tax Information Seminar  – guest speaker Judith Keith-Wynn, Choice Bookkeeping Inc.
Nevada-Sierra PCC –  WestPac Area
11:00 AM – 12:30 AM PST    In-Person Networking 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Register to attend:  https://www.nevadapcc.org/nevada-sierra-tax-information-rsvp-form.html
 
 
June 10, 2021
“Dirty Data Workshop” – presented by Kristi Kanitz, GM, Flagship Software Ltd.
Greater Baltimore  PCC – Atlantic Area
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST 
Register to attend: www.greaterbaltimorepcc.org
 
“History of the Pony Express & The 2021 Re-Ride from Old Sacramento to Missouri” –  keynote speaker Rich Tatum, National Pony Express Association
Sacramento PCC  – WestPac Area
Central Missouri PCC – Central Area
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST 
Link to attend:
https://usps.zoomgov.com/j/1602932157?pwd=dWNSSUxEcVNabmM0K2xLcHhnNGs0UT09
Password: 218409
 
The Future of Direct Mail is Here:  Direct Mail Retargeting for ROI –  keynote speaker Erika Switzer, Chief Revenue Officer, DirectMail2.0
PCCAC and National PCC Program Office
2:00 PM – 3:00 AM EST 
Link to attend:
https://usps.zoomgov.com/j/1605304200?pwd=eEVsaEkwSlUrclFWYjRvQTdFVU5Odz09
Password: 891389
  
June 15, 2021
TBD
Greater Triad and Greater Triangle Area PCC – Atlantic Area
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST 
Register to attend:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
June 16, 2021
Donald J. Tornatore Memorial Golf Tournament – Forest Park Golf Club
Greater St. Louis PCC – Central Area
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST 
Register to attend:  https://pcc-stlouis.org/meetinginfo.php?id=153&ts=1617718537
 
 
5th Annual South Jersey PCC Golf Outing – Avalon Gold Club
South Jersey PCC – Atlantic Area
11:00 AM EST  Registration
Register to attend:  http://www.snjpcc.com
 
Folded Self Mailerspresented by Glen Swyers, The IMAGINE Group, and Rob Hanks, Suttle-Straus, Inc.
Central Missouri PCC – Central Area
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST 
Link to attend:
https://usps.zoomgov.com/j/1610004703?pwd=SUlSNitqcm1uYlQ5Witkb3JiSWhxUT09
Password: 619387
 
 June 17, 2021
Good Business and Seamless Acceptance: Are You Ready?
Chicago PCC – Central Area
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CST 
Register to attend: https://www.chicagopcc.com/
 
Small Business Seminar – SBA Supplier
PCCAC and National PCC Program Office
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST 
Link to attend:  https://usps.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_zGT4UxyzQIG-rvc4yXVArA
  
June 22, 2021
USPS Returns – presented by Will Ulrich, Midwest Direct
Central Ohio (Columbus) PCC – Central Area
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Register to attend: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
USPS National Preparedness
PCCAC and National PCC Program Office
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST 
Link to attend:
https://usps.zoomgov.com/j/1612720283?pwd=dGlwWEtnQVlybFd2U09ER1pyZjdpZz09
Password: 005066
 
Twin Cities PCC 1st Annual Golf Tournament – The Links at Northfork, Ramsey MN – Pre-Registration is required by June 16th.
Twin Cities PCC – Central Area
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST
Register to attend: 
https://www.twincitiespcc.org/upcoming-events/2021/6/22/save-the-date-pcc-1st-annual-golf-tournament
  
June 23, 2021
Building Better Leadership Skills
Tampa Bay Suncoast PCC – Southern Area
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Register to attend: 
https://usps.zoomgov.com/j/1600319014?pwd=eFIyQ3dFWE1heHBPSFdkNVR4aEMvdz09
  
June 24, 2021
The Intelligent Mail Barcode – A Powerful Tool for Better Mail Management presented by Judy Kalus, Product Specialist, Pitney Bowes
Florida 1 District PCCs  –  Big Bend, Gainesville-Ocala, Panhandle, Panama City Area, and Northeast FL PCCs  –  Southern Area
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Link to attend:
https://usps.zoomgov.com/j/1611739360?pwd=Z2c5Y1FPYjFtc0Y5WFBmZUpFYWJpZz09
 
Non-Profit – presented by Paul Byers, USPS, Mailing Standard Specialist
Arizona Desert Skies and Albuquerque PCCs  –  WestPac Area
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Register to attend: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
USPS Promotions Update
PCCAC and National PCC Program Office
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST 
Link to attend:
https://usps.zoomgov.com/j/1618623267?pwd=b1FSdmZaZWY2YlJYa3Q3ZndVZldHQT09
Password: 999999
  
“Get Connected and Grow”
 
Postal Customer Council Advisory Committee (PCCAC), Communications and Marketing Sub-Committee

Detroit PCC Winners of the March 2021 PCC Spotlight Award!

PCC Spotlight Mar2021   

 Detroit PCC  (Detroit MI)

Congratulations to the Detroit PCC for being chosen as the March 2021 PCC “Spotlight”.  You can learn more about their PCC below.

 Detroit PCC (Detroit, MI)

 Date founded: 1994

Members: Approximately 300 active members that covers all of Southeastern Michigan

Awards:

  • PCC Innovation of the Year Award – Gold Level 2020
  • PCC Membership Program Excellence Award – Silver Level 2020
  • PCC Innovation of the Year- Bronze Award on 2017
  • PCC Premier Certificate Award - Gold Level Winners since 2012  
  • PCC Premier Platinum Award Winners since 2016

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Detroit PCC has remained actively engaged communicating with their membership via email, phone and zoom virtual webinars.  Although they had to postpone their large in-person events; the annual Golf outing, plant tour, Coney Dog Buffet, and Holiday Gala in 2020, the Detroit PCC continued their success by hosting various virtual events such as a Political Mail Campaign, National PCC Day, and “Training Elves to Help Santa” which stimulated membership participation with the USPS Operation Santa program. 

The Detroit PCC kicked off 2021 by hosting an annual Rate Change webinar in January and a Seamless Acceptance Overview in March.  They have also been focusing on the planning of an “Essential Worker Thank You” banner program.  Throughout the month of March, this program supported by District Manager, Rick Moreton will honor and thank employees at the Detroit Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC), the Pontiac Metroplex, and the Allen Park Network Distribution Center (NDC) for their unwavering commitment of providing the best possible service to our customers.  An ongoing effort, this program will continue honoring employees at local delivery Post Offices throughout the year.  The Detroit PCC also conducts a “Stamp of the Month” program promoting education and stamp sales which also helps increase postal revenue, and in April, they will host their annual Political Mail Educational webinar.

With the CDC guidelines for social distancing in mind, the Detroit PCC is optimistically planning a return to in-person social events beginning with “Detroit Tiger Day” and their annual golf outing which is in collaboration with the Advertising Production Club of Detroit.  Both events are set for August 2021.

In addition, they are working on future Marketing and Manufacturing events in collaboration with Oakland University.  They also look forward to supporting the NALC 2021 Food Drive.

The Detroit PCC is currently led by:

  • Postal Co Chair – Donald Dombrow Jr., Detroit, MI Postmaster (A)
  • Industry Co Chair – Paul Brotz, ColorPoint Print
  • Postal Administrator–Tracy Bonaparte, USPS, Customer Relations Coordinator
  • Treasurer – Bob Munoz, Pitney Bowes Pre-Sort Services
  • Michigan 1 District Manager – Richard Moreton
  • Central Area Marketing Manager – Michael McInturf
  • Committee Chairs:
  • Patrick Bresser – Industry Executive Board Member
  • Kevin Yost – Industry Executive Board Member
  • LaDonna Smith – USPS, Customer Relations Coordinator
  • Carol Zarek – USPS, Customer Relations Coordinator
  • Dushon Sims – USPS, Manager Business Mail Entry
  • Patricia Bridgeforth – USPS District Mgr. Marketing,
  • Daniel Lesperance – USPS, District Mgr. Retail
  • Lisa Riebel – USPS, District Mgr. Consumer & Industry
  • Lisa Mitchell – USPS, HQ, Sales Liaison

Some “fun facts” about the Detroit Area that you may not know are:

  1. Detroit is home to “Vernors” the oldest surviving ginger ale brand in the U.S.
  2. Detroit has the second largest theatre district in the U.S.
  3. Martin Luther King Jr’s infamous "I Have A Dream" speech was delivered during the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.  However, some of the speech is similar to his speech he gave in Detroit following the city's Walk to Freedom March during the Civil Rights Movement on June 23,1963.
  4. Points of interest in the Art-Center are the Detroit Science Center, the Charles Wright Museum of African American History (which is home to the world's largest African American culture exhibit), Detroit Public Library, and the College for Creative Studies.
  5. Birthplace of Motown Records in the 50’s, and Techno in the 80’s.

For more information on the Detroit PCC please visit their website at: https://www.detroitpcc.com/about/about-us

Detroit PCC Celebrates Essential Postal Employees

thank you bannerThe Detroit Postal Customer Council is thanking Detroit District employees throughout the Metro Detroit Area for their commitment coming to work every day. Paul Brotz, Owner, Colorpoint Print, comments: We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Detroit District Postal Workers for their services during these unprecedented times. The mail is an essential part of the infrastructure of this country and we are proud to present the banner to post offices to show our appreciation for their tireless service.

Employees truly appreciate being recognized by our business customers.
Every day the clerks and carriers deliver the mail and products that keep America moving.
The Detroit PCC presents a 4’ X 8’ banner and is displayed outside the employee and customer parking lots for all to see how much they are appreciated.

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Southfield Post Office - July 21, 2020 

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College Park Station - July 23, 2020

 

Livonia Post Office - August 5, 2020 

Seven Oak Station -  August 7, 2020  

Westland Canton Post Office - August 11, 2020 

 

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Brightmoor Station - November 24, 2020


PCC: Celebrates Detroit Processing Plants  

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Detroit GWY Processing & Districution Center   March 12, 2021   

 

   Michigan Metroplex  Pontiac   March 24, 2021       

 

National Distribution Center   Allen Park   April 2021 

Detroit PCC Celebrates Essential Postal Workers

USPS National and Michigan News

News from USPS National and USPS Great Lakes Area.
06/10/2021 14:26
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service provided new service performance data today for the week of May 29 through June 4, 2021. During the seven-day period, First-Class Mail and Periodicals experienced positive improvement in service delivery, while Marketing Mail saw a slight decline. Notably, First-Class Mail service performance reached nearly 90 percent during the weekly reporting period.
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06/10/2021 10:23
Mail carriers have been attacked by a dog more than 5,800 times last year across the nation. For local Flint area mail carriers, one bite is one too many. Mail carriers often have stories of dog bites, attacks and near misses to share.
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06/10/2021 10:22
Mail carriers have been attacked by a dog more than 5,800 times last year across the nation. For local Detroit area mail carriers, one bite is one too many. Mail carriers often have stories of dog bites, attacks and near misses to share.
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06/10/2021 09:03
WASHINGTON, DC — More than 5,800 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2020. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the general public.
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06/03/2021 15:13
WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service announced today improved deliveries of First-Class Mail, Marketing Mail and Periodicals since the second quarter as its operations continue to recover from challenges experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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06/03/2021 10:51
WASHINGTON DC — The U.S. Postal Service issued the Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII stamp today. This commemorative Forever stamp honors the second-generation Japanese Americans, also known as nisei, that formed one of the most distinguished American fighting units of World War II: the all-Japanese American 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, whose motto was “Go for Broke.”
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06/02/2021 16:37
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service recognized Postal Customer Councils (PCCs) throughout the nation for their outstanding achievement and innovation during the unique challenges of the past year. Winners of the 2021 PCC Leadership awards were announced during a virtual event held yesterday.
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05/28/2021 14:45
DETROIT, MI — Detroit Area Post Offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021, in observance of Memorial Day.
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05/27/2021 16:06
DETROIT, MI — Are you interested in employment with the U.S. Postal Service? USPS is hosting two Informational Job Fairs.
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05/17/2021 13:51
DETROIT, MI — The U.S. Postal Service is asking all homeowners throughout the Detroit area to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, May 16–22, says District Manager Richard Moreton, Michigan 1 District.
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