I recently read a book entitled “Raving Fans” by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles.  The premise of this book is that you do not just want satisfied customers but you want “Raving Fans.”  Corrine Gettel has been a raving fan of Village to Village Intl. since I first met her about a year ago.  She came to a fundraiser that we had in Detroit, then planned her own fundraiser in Grand Rapids, helped make blankets for the children who Village to Village Intl. has helped, and then helped her sister with another fundraiser in Birmingham, AL.  So with no further ado, I am excited to introduce to you, our newest board member, Corrine Gettel.  
From L to R; Corrine, her brother Graham, & her sister Erin
 Whether enjoying her new hobby, paddle boarding, or relaxing in a sailboat with her family, Corinne Gettel, makes time to enjoy Lake Michigan.  Corinne grew up in Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, and currently lives in East Grand Rapids.  During the day she works with elementary students at Northpointe Christian School, providing them with extra help in math and reading.  Watching the classic movie Steel Magnolias while eating Chipotle would be considered a relaxing weekend alternative.  For many years, Corinne has had a desire to help children, which led her to Hope College where she received her degree in Learning Disabilities.  Now her love for children brings her to the board of Village to Village Intl.  In the past few years she has become more familiar and passionate about the importance and beauty of adoption.  She embraces the philosophy of Village to Village Intl. and desires to help adopting families raise funds for this expensive process.  
“Adoption is the greatest gift we have all been given, and since I am not in a place to adopt at present, I am excited and thankful to partner in this way.” – Corinne