17Oct State Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: Oct. 7, 2018 Categories: News,Vaupel News I want to thank Sam Champagne, House policy committee advisor of the House Health Policy Committee, for his service in assisting with legislation. Sam Champagne was presented a tribute for his work and dedication to the Michigan House. He is leaving for a position in the private sector, and we wish him well on his new endeavor.***I recently participated in the Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce Power Lunch where I served on a panel to discuss legislation and public policy issues trending locally, statewide and nationally. Congressmen Mike Bishop, state Senator Joe Hune and state Rep. Lana Theis also attended the event. National and state issues were discussed with active audience questions. It was a great opportunity to meet with local residents and discuss community updates.***This week, I was invited by Lake Trust Credit Union to help with gardening maintenance for LACASA. LACASA helps hundreds of people by protecting and empowering victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. I want to thank the Lake Trust employees for their work to help assist LACASA for several hours by completing the needed garden weeding and mulching. Having dedicated volunteers help local businesses keeps the community together.***On Tuesday, I attended the Howell Chamber of Commerce Good Morning Livingston breakfast where presentations were made by several Fowlerville businesses. The speakers shared projects they are working on, and what residents can look forward to with recent expansion plans and responsibilities their businesses face.***Please join me for my October office hours on Friday, October 19 at the following times and locations:· 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;· 4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and· 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.I look forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts!***If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to HankVaupel@house.mi.gov. We are happy to hear from you!***PHOTO INFORMATION: (left to right) State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., state Rep. Hank Vaupel, Sam Champagne, and Speaker of the House Tom Leonard presented a tribute to Sam Champagne for his work at the Michigan House of Representatives.