Welcome Consumers Energy and CMS Energy retirees! We created this site for you, with useful information about benefits and programs designed for you to get the most out of your retirement. You’ll find news about fellow retirees, ways you can make a difference by volunteering in your community and information on programs such as the Forerunners.

The Forerunners

This dynamic organization represents the interests of all retirees by providing fellowship, support, information and resources. We offer scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are grandchildren or step-grandchildren of fully active, dues-paying members of the Forerunners. If you’re up for a bit of socializing, you might enjoy our annual golf outing and reunion gathering. You may want to check out the discounts on products and services, too.

Contact us

To learn more about the Forerunners, call us at 517-788-1221. Or email us at retiree@consumersenergy.com

Vonda Belanger President 248-761-2470 vondaleigh@msn.com
Sam Lalomia Vice President 517-784-9043 slalomia@ameritech.net
Nancy Miller Secretary 517-764-4213 nancylou.miller@comcast.net 
Kathy Gabriel Treasurer 517-783-5072 kathleengabrier@att.net 
Rhoda Tinkham Past President 517-628-9740 rmtinkham@gmail.com
Adrian: Adrianites Alan Morgenthaler 517-265-7539
Alma: Grey Power Bob Divelbiss 989-833-2403 
Arizonia: Sun Runners John Ralph 623-935-9722 
Battle Creek: Kilowatt Kreekers Margaret Skinner/Moody 269-967-2263 
Flint/Owosso/Lapeer: Easterners Tom Bollman 810-444-9054
Florida: Independents Bill Romoser 863-666-8021 
Grand Rapids/Hastings/Greenville: Livewires Frank Zimmerman 616-656-1147 
Jackson: Jacksonians Tom Heikkinen 517-782-5281 
Kalamazoo/Hastings/Allegan: Southwest Energy Stars Vacant N/A 
Lansing: Capitaliers Sue Garland 517-543-9488 
Livonia/Howell: Blue Flames Sue Breckenridge 734-453-2251 
Monroe County: Southeasterners Clarence Schwartz 734-847-1516 
Muskegon: Lakesiders Vacant N/A 
Royal Oak/Pontiac: Pioneers Phyllis Leo 586-677-9235 
Saginaw/Bay City/Midland: Wonderwatts Len Bobick 989-893-2418
Tawas: Northeastern Lights Lee Lockman 989-362-7003 
Traverse City: Northwesters Robert Gluszewski 231-313-8334 

To join, fill out a member information form. Or contact us to learn more about becoming a Forerunner.

Do you have general questions or comments on how we can make this site better?
Email us at retiree@consumersenergy.com


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