2 FUNdraisers in One Week

Tomorrow I am winging my way to Orlando , Florida to attend the Soroptimist International of the Americas Convention and represent the BEST CLUB EVER but, before I leave, I just wanted to tell you about the 2 FUNdraisers we had this week!  FYI…don’t worry if you missed out because, we will be repeating both during the course of our 2016-2017 year!

The first FUNraiser was held this past Wednesday, July 13, at The Longboard Restaurant & Pub in downtown Huntington Beach.  New co-owners, Mike & Katrina Goldberg, are the BEST!  They gave back 20% of our respective tabs (food & beverages) to our club.ann lee margie charlie carol fred at THE LONGBOARD

15 people that we knew attended: Rachel & her family, Carol & Fred, Margie & Charlie, Anne & Lee, Heather, Georgette, Terry, Maureen, Lorraine (SIHB supporter) & her husband, Doug, and my friend, Mary.  I found out later that a few friends of Lee’s who were sitting in the bar also participated. rachel and family at longboard


georgette heather terry mary maureen lorraine at the longboard

And the best news about The Longboard FUNdraiser was that we will be doing it again on October 13, during LOBSTERFEST!!!!!

20160713_191209Maureen started her Lobsterfest early with a lobster roll in honor of her friend from back east.

Then, just when you thought it couldn’t get any more FUN, we had a “Clean Out Your Closet” donation drive on Saturday, July 16, in conjunction with Savers in Fountain Valley.

Donations came from all over: members, Sally, a former “adopted” mom and Live Your Dream honoree and people who live in the same building as new member, Michele.

We racked up over 500 pounds of clothes and over 200 lbs of hard goods (books, lamps, a Hello Kitty TV & more).

Our stuff!
Our stuff!

Missed this one….Don’t worry! Save your stuff….I know we will have another “Clean Out Your Closet” during the spring of 2017!

Both of these events were successful and well worth it.  Just think of it, we kicked off our 2016-2017 FUNdraising, and we haven’t even had a meeting yet!

The transportation team gets a big check from Savers!
The transportation team gets a big check from Savers!

Thank you to all who supported these two events and  some very special “shout outs”:  to Janet who created two amazing flyers for us, to Katrina & Mike Goldberg for their generosity and to Debi and her team at Savers for making our drop off completely painless!

Just a note about Savers…All of us were so impressed.  Every Savers store has a Community Donation Center benefitting a nonprofit organization in your community like the Epilepsy Foundation of America, which the Fountain Valley store supports. They also do their part for Planet Earth by giving goods a second life instead of one in a landfill. Last year alone, Savers re-purposed over 650 million pounds of goods – that’s the weight of over 100,000 elephants!  We all agreed….Support Savers!

Stay tuned after I return from Orlando with my convention report!





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