Thursday, March 10, 2016

Latest and Greatest

Greetings friends! So what's new? Well, today we donated items to the Worcester East DCF office for the Easter baskets for children. I am part of the Worcester East DCF Area Advisory board- it's made of community members who help support DCF. I've been on the board for the past few years and last year became Chairperson. It's a nice group of people who are very dedicated and I am happy to be a part of it. The board, with help from the Worcester West office, does almost 100 Easter baskets which are given to children in need. We've donated items for the past number of years. This year, we donated stuffed animals, puzzles and crayons. Here is a photo with Kelly, the area director.
Our high heel dash is coming along great. Our site is now live! You can check it out at:
I bought the domain name and it links directly to our the race registration page which I set up through Red Podium. It took a bit of time to get it all looking good, but I am happy with the results. It looks good and is simple to use. Our designer, Marie, found an awesome image for the event flyer. I can't wait until she has it done, so I can share it with everyone. It's one of those images, that when you see it for the first time, you just know that's the one to use.

Well, that's all for tonight. I know this is a short post, but I'm getting tired and feel like I can't remember all the things that I have to talk about! Until next time friends...

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Welcome March!

Greetings friends! March is already here- what a change from last year when we had 8 feet of snow on the ground! So what's new? Well, things are chugging along. Here is a photo from our donation this week to Boston PD. It's one of my favorite departments that we donate to. It's one of the largest and they are always enthusiastic about having more items for children.
I've been working a lot on our high heel dash. One of our sponsors and participants from the Date Auction, Melanie, a Boston area Realtor, is helping with the event planning. We met on Tuesday to brainstorm and discuss things that needed to be done. It's great to have an extra person to discuss the event with and get their feedback. She suggested buying a domain exclusively for the event, which was a good idea. The event site will be: It's super easy to remember and will have the registration info linked directlny to it. I'm still working on the participant registration page. It's been needing some tweaking and I'm also waiting for our board lawyer to draw up the waiver form that participants need to sign. I spoke with Assembly Row on Tuesday to go over some more details. I'm speaking with them again tomorrow to finalize a few things. Our designer is working on our event flyer. The goal is to have the event go live next week so that we can start promoting it and selling tickets. We are going to do an early bird ticket in order to get people to sign up early. The goal is to get 200 people signed up. I think that is reasonable. This is a new ineevent for me, so there are a lot of things to figure out in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly. It is going to be great- you can't imagine how much I am looking forward to it.

In other event news- Sofft Shoes is returning as a sponsor for the Date Auction! The bachelors with the 10 highest bids will each come with a $150 Sofft Shoes gift card for the winning lady. It is an awesome partnership and helps drive the bids up. I am so happy to have their support.

Well, that's the latest for tonight. I have a bunch of work things to catch up on- starting with emails. Until next time friends...