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Ken Kelsey

Profile Updated: April 6, 2018
Ken Kelsey
Ken Kelsey

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Residing In:
Northville, MI USA
Spouse/Partner - wedding date:
Children:
Janice (Erickson), born 1964, husband Alan
Janice has been working in our business for over 30 years More…selling promotional products in Livonia, MI

Karen (Henry) born 1965, husband Rod
Karen is retired from teaching, lives in Dexter, MI.
Websites:
Current Occupation:
Promotional Excellence Counselor at KelseyPromo
Did you graduate in January or June?

June '59

Grandchildren:

Camille [Karen] born 1991
Alexander [Karen] born 1993
Cami lives in Canton and is a event planner for Zingerman's Catering in Ann Arbor. Alex is a professional ballroom dancer working as an instructor in Los Angeles
Alicia [Janice] born 1998
Andrew [Janice] born 2001
Alicia and Andrew live in Livonia (ten min away) and we see them a few times a week including at church on Sunday.

About My Career:

KelseyPromo dba of XtremePromotions, Creating promotional excellence with branded marketing solutions since 1972 -- OK... I sell fun and useful stuff with your logo :-) -- we had offices in Livonia from 1973 to 2002, now we work out of our home in Farmington Hills, MI.

Technology Chairman - Promotional Products Association International 2008-2010;

Vice Chairman/Board Member - Promotional Products Association International 1995-1999

Promotional Products Association International Committee Member (chairman twice) on over 9 committees - Active member 1975 to present

Michigan Promotional Professional Association (MiPPA) - President 3 years, Board Member, Committee Member

Inducted into the MiPPA Hall of Fame (one of first three inducees) - September 2009.

President (7 years), Board Member Livonia Symphony Orchestra

Honorary Board Member, Livonia Symphony Orchestra since 2007

Livonia Chamber of Commerce, active member since 1973 (board member13 years). Now an Ambassador for the chamber

Michigan Chapter - MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Founding President 1979-81

Redford Jaycees, President 1968-69, board member, chairman of many committees 1961 - 1971

Livonia Jaycees, board member, chairman of many committees 1964 - 1977

PTA president - Clay School Livonia, mid 60's

Redford Memories:

Barbara and I started dating in 1957 (was it was because I had a car?).

The Barbie doll came out in 1959 but WE WERE the ORIGINAL Ken and Barbie. :-)

Education after Redford:

Attended nine years of night school at DIT (Detroit Institute of Technology) BBA in Management and Marketing

CAS (Certified Advertising Specialist) Promotional Products Industry Certification

MAS (Master Advertising Specialist) Advanced Promotional Products Industry Certification, (was one of the first 50 in the 80's, less than 1000 have earned this certification).

Family/Travels/Events:

I have traveled to 48 states (missing Nebraska and Alaska), Most of Western Europe (over 20 times), East Berlin (before the wall came down), most island in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Caracas Venezuela, Aruba, Hong Kong, Macao, Beijing China (1986), and many places in Mexico. Finally, Canada has been the place I have traveled to the most over the past 50 years, still only 20 minutes away.

States/Countries:

I have only have lived in Michigan...
Ferndale (born in this house on Farmdale near Eight Mile Road and Livernois)
Detroit (two homes, Beechdale near Wyoming and Plymouth -- South Kane near Schoolcraft and Telegraph)
Redford Township (first married home on Woodworth near Grand River Ave)
Livonia (two homes, Grennada near Schoolcraft and Newburgh -- Levan between 5 and 6 Mile Roads)
Farmington Hills since 1986 (with a Northville Address on Silken Glen Drive NW corner of Lujon near Eight Mile Road and I-275)

Do you spend part of the year at another address?

We travel 6 or 7 weeks a year. One week in January to Las Vegas for our annual trade show. One week in the spring for our annual sales meeting, Savannah, San Antonio, and St Louis and Kansas City recently.

We have timeshares (Hilton Head Island, SC and Orlando, FL) which gives us time in them or trading for another location around the world. We have used them for Paris and London both twice, Aruba and many places in the US.

What grade school did you go to?

Parker Elementary on Elmira St near Plymouth Road. (Mackenzie High feeder school).

After 8th grade graduation from Parker, we moved in the summer of 1955 and I started at Redford that fall as a freshman not knowing anyone.

Did you attend any of our 50th Reunion Weekend Events September 25 - 26 - 27, 2009?

I attended the Friday Night Reception at the Embassy Suites Hotel
I attended the Saturday Night Banquet at the Embassy Suites Hotel
I attended the Sunday Morning Breakfast at the Embassy Suites Hotel
I attended the Harding Elementary School Event at Scotty's Fish & Chips
I attended the Holcomb Elementary School Event at the Embassy Suites Hotel
I attended the Edison Elementary School Event at the Embassy Suites Hotel
I attended the Burt Elementary School Event at the Embassy Suites Hotel
I attended the McKinney Elementary School Event at the Embassy Suites Hotel
I attended the Redford Reunion Golf Outing
I attended the Parshallville Cider Mill Outing
I attended the Lunch at Doc’s Sports Retreat
I attended the Reception for Coach Waha

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Happy Birthday Ken. You do so much for us. Please know how much it is appreciated.

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Happy Birthday Pat... here's to many many more for all of us!

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Happy Birthday Jim!

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Posted on: Apr 06, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Here is a link to the Redford HS 2018 Lunch Cruise Photo & Video Album.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QF6PyBraR6i5VhGD3

Copy and paste the link into your browser to see the Album

Thank you Ned Liddle for the 4 hour cruise on your 84' yacht. Thanks for the great lunch also.

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Happy Birthday Ned... looking forward to seeing you in a couple months.

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Posted on: Aug 29, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Happy Birthday Chris... missing you at lunch!

Aug 25, 2017 at 3:18 PM

Happy Birthday Ken. Sorry to have missed so many French Dip Lunches. Now that Ardie's new job as Education Specialist for LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) is located in Tucson, I'll be missing even more. The LSST is being built in Chile and will become operational in several years. Enjoy the way you have been keeping up contacts in this RHS59 website.

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Posted on: Jul 11, 2017 at 12:24 AM

Happy Birthday Jim, here's to many many more! Just got back from Florida... sorry I'm a few days late.

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Happy, Happy Birthday G... make it a great one and here's to many many more!!!

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Happy Birthday Chris. Here's to many many more!

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I sell promotional products made from 100% US grown corn. www.CornPlasticStore.com.

See all my niche websites www.XtremePromotions.com
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:18 PM
Barbara and I with our granddaughter Cami on her 22nd birthday.
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The Original Ken and Barbi (Barbara, my wife since 1962). Photo was taken in 1958... one year before Barbi Dolls came out (we started dating in 1957). The Ken Doll came out in 1961.

Soooo... that makes us The Original Ken and Barbi!
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Barbara J. Kelsey (Listerman) Redford class of 1960

We were married on April 28, 1962
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