Board Member Rick Kleven, Secretary/Governance:Our board of directors is taking a very strong strategic focus as we move ahead with our plans for 2009 and beyond. A high priority will be to hire an executive director to help us solve what we all agree is a critical
need-fundraising, including the launch of a capital campaign. We're thrilled to have found an expert to help us with our executive director search, Wendy Seyb, who brings us a wealth of human resources experience and enthusiasm. Wendy is generously helping us on a pro bono basis.
In addition, we are actively recruiting talented and dedicated individuals who can help by joining our board or in other expert advisory capacities. It is gratifying for all of us on the board to see our compelling mission providing us with introductions to so many remarkable people. While our work is exciting, the challenges of building a new organization are tremendous- we're so thankful to those who continue to work tirelessly to help us achieve our goals and give, even in these times of economic uncertainty. Our board is very optimistic about our plans, and is focused on making sure we take the necessary steps so that we can bring this much-needed special mission to the Twin Cities.
Rick Kleven is Vice President, Government Affairs Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. You can reach him through: info@GildasClubTwinCities.org
|Registration Now Open for Gilda's Club Twin Cities Second Annual Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit |
Monday, July 27, 2009
WhereMinneapolis Golf Club2001 Flag Ave. SouthSt Louis Park, MN 55426Phone: 952.544.4471
- 18 holes, cart and lunch
- Silent auction
- Dinner and entertainment hosted by celebrity emcees Brian "B.T." Turner, Cities97 and John Sweeney, Brave New Workshop
- Comedy performance by the Brave New Workshop Theatre
11:30 Registration and lunch buffet
1:00 Shotgun start
5:30 Cocktails and silent auction
6:30 Dinner and comedy
Tickets to the evening social events are available for non-golfers.
Don't miss this fun filled event - click here to register
|Great Opportunities are Available for |
Volunteers at the Golf Benefit
Planning for the Second Annual Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit is well underway, and the committee is thrilled to see how it is shaping up! In order to make this event a success, and raise critical funds, we need an army of volunteers for various positions. There are opportunities throughout the day of the event, but also there are many opportunities for volunteers to help with various tasks leading up to the event.
Don't Miss the All Hands Meeting May 18th
volunteers, friends, supporters or anyone interested in learning more
is invited to join us for our "state of the union" All Hands meeting.
We'll share how we are strategizing within the current economy, and
plans for outreach and fundraising for 2009 and beyond:
Please join us Monday, May 18 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the United Properties building at 494 and France Avenue in Edina
- Jenni Lilledahl, Board Chair, will give a review of plans for 2009.
- Kathi Pitra, will give us an overview and plans for the Ambassador Program.
- Eva Stevens, Vice Chair and Clubhouse, will cover Clubhouse considerations in a challenging economy.
- Janet Kinzler, Director at Large,
will cover the July 27th Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit and
volunteer opportunities that you can sign up for during the meeting.
United Properties, 3500 Building -- (signage also says: Northland Executive Office Center)
3500 West American Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55431
Second Floor (follow signs)
RSVP by May 15th at: email@example.com
You Can Make a Difference|
|It was Gilda Radner's dream to provide a homelike environment where people with cancer, their families and friends could gather
for free, emotional and social support. Here's how you can help make
this dream a reality.
Make a personal donation: Every dollar given will bring us closer to opening our doors. To make a donation:
Volunteer: We have many exciting and rewarding things for you to do. To sign up go to: http://www.gildasclubtwincities.org/volunteer.php.
Some photos graciously contributed by Gilda's Clubs across North America.
| Race for the Cure Update:|
|Sunday, May 10, 2009 Race for the Cure: |
It's not too late to sign-up as an individual!
Team registration ended April 18th. However, you can still register as an individual and walk with the GCTC Team.
Please register on the Susan G. Komen website: http://www.komenminnesota.org
After you register on the Komen site, please email GCTC Komen Race Volunteer Coordinator, Ellen Sunshine firstname.lastname@example.org, so she can keep you informed
of where the GCTC Team will meet on race day.
|Welcome, New Volunteer |
|GCTC Ambassador Program|
|The Board of Directors announced Kathi Pitra as the GCTC Ambassador
Program Chair. In her role, Kathi will develop and launch the GCTC
Ambassador Program, a program that trains and certifies individuals to
become official GCTC spokespersons. GCTC Ambassadors will speak with
other associations, clubs, and businesses in an effort to build
awareness, while generating contributions and soliciting volunteers.
By building an emotional connection with audiences these speakers can
add significant value, as Kathi explains, "the most passionate and
effective speakers are those who can skillfully relay their story of
how cancer has impacted their lives." Kathi is actively seeking
individuals who are interested in speaking engagements; please contact
her at: email@example.com|
|New Time for Yoga|
|GCTC Yoga Class at the |
Center for Happiness
Starting on Sunday, May 3rd, the yoga class will move to a new time on Sunday evenings from 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Thank you to Erika Peterson and the Center for Happiness for continuing to sponsor the GCTC Kundalini Yoga class for anyone living with cancer and their family members or friends.
|Meetings and events
|MN Cancer Alliance Business meeting:
Gilda's Club Twin Cities is a member of the Minnesota Cancer Alliance.
The Alliance invites members to its 2009 Business Meeting Tuesday, June
16, 2009, from
1 to 5 p.m. in the Twin Cities. During this half-day
meeting, attendees will learn about current Alliance initiatives and
plans for the coalition's future, including:
· Project "Team Work" plan presentations
· 2009-2011 implementation activities discussion
· Operational committee
reports (evaluation, membership and finance)
members are invited to attend.To learn more about the
Alliance go to: http://www.mncanceralliance.org/ to register for the meeting, contact Elizabeth Moe at
(651) 201-3608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2009 Twin Cities Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk: Join the Gilda's Girls team on
August 21 - 23 for the 3- Day walk. Visit: http://www.the3day.org
for more details on the event, support one of our walkers, or join the
team. The more the merrier! For more information contact Pam Blomgren
at: email@example.com or