Thursday, April 24, 2008
Summer 2008 Big Give Begins!
The phone list has begun, and the group is goin!!
Last night's meeting was great! We had an awesome group of girls who were able to turn out, and we are off to an amazing start.
A quick update. There is no meeting next week, the next meeting will be May 7th. We are going to try and stay consistent with the Wednesdays. I will write after each meeting with an update and brief recap, and I will write the Monday before the scheduled meeting with the place and address of the meeting to come.
We were able to discuss our goals and challenges of this summer's meeting and we will define most of them when we meet next. For those of you who weren't here, the inspiration for this summer's group was from Oprah's Big Give. This show created an impact nation wide of learning how to give big of yourself and to your community. We are going to pick one candidate that we will put efforts towards changing their life this summer, and move forward with a huge vision in doing that...we also are going to leave each meeting with one personal challenge...this weeks challenge is to change one light bulb in each of our homes to a new energy saving bulb. Sounds silly, but its all about doing it.
Attached is the start of the phone/email list. I will update it as we go. For those that were not able to attend, we can't wait to have you with us. Please, if you would like to stop receiving emails regarding the meeting, reply to me here and let me know. Also, if you are interested, please try and attend as many meetings as possible to stay committed and to be supportive.
For the girls that were able to attend last nights meeting, thanks for your energy and the personal challenge suggestions, they were great. Again, if you have any suggestions toward the candidate base please send them to me before Sunday. This will give me the time to interview and follow up. Also, feel free to call me and discuss if that works better!
**Phone list is not attached here, this blog is meant to trace the steps and feelings of the growth of the group**
At this meeting, meeting # 1, sweet gal named Dede attended, most of us had never met her, and suggested we journal our thoughts and feelings surrounding this summer's give. Until now that was in discussion, and this blog is my attempt to bring that idea to fruition!