| Clubhouse Circle Founding Members are Building
  a NEW Community of Support   
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Michelle Silverman

Executive Director 

In 2010 we launched the first giving circle for Gilda's Club Twin Cities, the Clubhouse Circle.  


As I reflected on the generous support of our founding Clubhouse Circle members, I Googled "giving circles" and was inspired by their power and purpose: passionate individuals joining together to make life better in their communities. That is exactly what our Clubhouse Circle members are doing in this community; they are joining together to make life better for everyone impacted by cancer.

I gratefully thank all of our generous supporters and welcome our inaugural members of the
Gilda's Club Twin Cities Clubhouse Circle



| Let's Have Breakfast Together to Imagine a Place

   Where No One Faces Cancer Alone


Please join us for an Imagine a Place Fundraising Breakfast to benefit Gilda's Club Twin Cities on May 3, 2011 at The Metropolitan and experience the hope, healing and humor behind our red door.  


Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Time: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast and program: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Place: The Metropolitan, 5418 Wayzata Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55416  

Please RSVP: by April 1, 2011


Please let us know if you can attend this FREE breakfast. While a fundraiser, there is no minimum or maximum gift expected. To register 



If you are interested in hosting a table and inviting your friends and colleagues, please contact Laurie.Walker@GildasClubTwinCities.org


Join the Twin Cities community and help make Gilda's Club a reality.  

Volunteer Appreciation

On January 26th the Gilda's Club Twin Cities volunteers were celebrated

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for their enthusiastic commitment, generosity and shared vision to open a clubhouse in the Twin Cities. It was a fantastic party thanks to event coordinators and planners Carrie Puterbaugh, Laurie Walker, Michelle Silverman and Glenda Hawkins.

Volunteers are usually on the working, giving and serving end of an event, and this night they were the stars. After a great dinner and social hour, Carrie and Laurie were front and center with a very exciting program.

To see photos, GCTC year- in- review video and more



| "In Her Own Words" Beth Killion

Like everyone associated with Gilda's Club, I come to my affiliation with a story. And again, like so many, it is unfortunately a story of loss, but a story nonetheless that reminds me of how special Gilda's Clubs are in the lives of those living with cancer.


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Beth Killion,  

Scott Mitchell

Years ago I lived in Chicago, fresh out of grad school, having the time of my life in my twenties. I fell in love with a young man named Scott Mitchell. Scott was an outstanding competitive wrestler in college and ran marathons at a blistering pace. He was the picture of health and vitality.  READ MORE>  







| A Place to Go When Your World 
   Turns Upside Down


As the year begins, I reflect on my journey with Gilda's Club Twin

Cities and ask that you join us as we work to open

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  Jenni Lilledahl 

  Board Chair

our clubhouse in 2011. To begin, stop and think of a PLACE in your life where you feel most at home; the place where you can be yourself, where you feel connected with people who respect and love you for who you are.


For me, my college was one of those places. When I walked into the student center at Augsburg, I always felt at home, connected to other people and supported in my work.  READ MORE>  

| Save the Date


Imagine a Place Breakfast 

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2011  

Where: The Metropolitan


May Day Déjà Vu

When: May 7, 2011

Where: Chanhassen MN 


Fourth Annual Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit
When: Monday, July 25, 2011
Where: Minneapolis Golf Club


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March 2011 ISSUE
Clubhouse Circle Founding Members
Imagine a Place FREE Breakfast
Volunteer Appreciation
In Her Own Words Beth Killion
When Your World Turns Upside Down
Clubhouse Circle
GCTC Wish List
Clubhouse Circle

A special Invitation to Join the Clubhouse Circle.

For a limited time, you can become a founding member of the Gilda's Club Twin Cities Clubhouse Circle with a minimum gift of $1,000.  

Once the doors open the circle is complete, and this opportunity closes. When you join the Clubhouse Circle, you have the comfort of knowing you helped start a Gilda's Club in the Twin Cities.

Become a founding member CLICK HERE>  


Find Out What Happens Behind the Red Door  


You mention Gilda's Club Twin Cities in conversation and someone asks, "What is Gilda's Club?" Starting in April, you will have an opportunity to invite your questioning family, friends and colleagues to take a peek Behind the Red Door and learn about Gilda's Club Twin Cities. And you will probably learn a few new things too.


These sessions will last about 45 minutes and will include a "virtual tour" of our future clubhouse and innovative support offerings based on the successful research-proven Gilda's Club program used for 20-plus years.  



The following Items are needed at the GCTC administrative office: 

TV with DVD
Desktop computer (2009 or newer)
Laptop (2009 or newer)
Bottled Water
Reams of white 8x10 computer paper
Self-stick notes and flags

Packaged snacks (ie: chips, granola bars, candy)
Tea bags

Disposable coffee cups

Flip chart paper, regular and self-stick

Have something to contribute? Please call
612-227-2147 or




Tracy Dimond

Cynthia Frances

Marti Briest



Jim Picha

Majorie Hoffman 

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