I an currently involved with the following:
I recently participated in a focus group that is being conducted by the Community Health Network for North Central Mass (CHNA 9), hosted by the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, which runs the weekly Gardner Job Seekers Group. Called the North Central Mass Community Health Improvement Plan 2020, this group discussed ways to improve public transportation to area businesses and health care centers. We narrowed our discussion down to a 25-30 mile radius, which encompasses Worcester, Ayer/Devens/Littleton/Concord, and Lowell.
FITCHBURG MILITARY BAND
I am the Publicity Coordinator for this most prestigious band, posting announcements of upcoming events to local and social media. I also hand out the programs during their concerts.
For more about what this band is all about, here is a letter I wrote to the Music Performance Trust Fund, in New York, on behalf of the band:
FOODIES OF NEW ENGLAND
I am interning with “Foodies of New England”, an award winning magazine and TV show featuring New England cuisine. My current role is that of Content Creator and Subscriptions Manager. I am posting updates to the website, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. I am also involved with managing the subscription database (currently averaging around 100), and sending out the latest magazine issues (which are published three times a year). I hope you will subscribe, and indulge in all the yummy recipes and great restaurant getaways that Foodies has to offer. Check it all out at:
Foodies Website – www.foodiesofnewengland.com
Facebook page – www.facebook.com/FoodiesofNewEngland
NEW ENGLAND FITCHBURG LUPUS WALK
I am also Publicity Coordinator for the New England Fitchburg Lupus Walk, organized by “Sue’s Sweeties Against Lupus”, a local team that raises funds for the Lupus Research Alliance, which dedicates all of its monies toward Lupus Research.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, affecting over 1.5 million people in the US, primarily in women, African-Americans, and Latinos. There is no cure. LRA is the primary fundraising and research organization for this disease, where 100% of all monies raised goes toward Lupus Research.
LUPUS ADVOCACY IN WASHINGTON
The LRA recently descended on Capitol Hill to speak with Legislators, to promote several funding bills aimed at increasing Lupus Research and Public Awareness. Our Walk was proud to have our fearless leader, Sue Myrick represent us in Washington for the 2-day event. She, and her colleagues (affectionately known as “Lupies”) learned about the various bills going through the House and Senate, then spoke with legislators from their respective home states to promote these bills, and educate them on this disease.
6TH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND FITCHBURG LUPUS WALK
The 6th Annual New England Fitchburg Lupus Walk is looking for a new venue to hold this annual event. Please watch this page, as well as our Facebook page for further updates on this.
For more info on our Lupus events, as well as the link to donate to ALR, go to www.Facebook.com/NewEnglandLupusMallWalk
Or you can contact Sue Myrick at email@example.com or call 978-413-0656.
THE GOOD-WIL INITIATIVE
While I no longer volunteer for this organization, due a shift in its direction, I am proud to say that this shift was partially a result of the seed I planted in this group to go this route. I would like to share with you what this group does:
The Good-Wil Initiative’s main outreach project is “Wil Darcangelo and the Tribe”, which aims to give at-risk inner city youth hands-on experience in music and the arts.
ABOUT THE TRIBE
Wil Darcangelo & the Tribe, the “world’s first social enterprise rock band”, is a project of Fitchburg High School’s after school arts program, Tribe Music & Arts Mentorship Project of Fitchburg, MA. – cultivating empowerment through creative achievement. Social enterprise models differ from traditional nonprofits by sharing part of their profits with a cause or mission. 1/3 of all proceeds from the sales of Tribe’s music, books and art product line will be reinvested in their local community in the forms of business grants, scholarships, community programs and social enterprise venture capital. The Tribe in the process of releasing its debut album “Strange Among the Different” as well as a full line of band merchandise and various media products.
DR. NELL RAE NAIDETH, O. D.
As the former Bookkeeper for this practice, I am announcing that she, and her associate, Dr. Zane F. Dubour, O. D., have merged their practice with another local eye practice. Thank you both for your service to the community, and best of luck in your future endeavors.