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Committee Formation

The Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium Board has formed the following committees. We are now asking all those who would like to volunteer their time and effort to join one or more of our committees. We will accomplish great things working together!

Please respond to President Vance Patrick:  jpatrick127831mi@comcast.net
Or by phone: 313 717 2017

to be placed on the committees.


Finance Committee

Responsible for budget preparation and recommendations

Business plan


Develop membership program

Create and maintain database of donors and members

Publish newsletter for membership

Coordinate volunteers

Marketing/Public Relations


Media and press releases

Corporate image


Plan events

Adopt-a-fish/tank program

Grant writing

Corporate grants and donations

Aquarium Operations/Capital Improvements

Interface with contractors

Aquarium start-up costs

Yearly operations


Develop educational programs

Interface with schools and other groups

Maintain archives

Historical designation