I an currently involved with the following:
THE COMMUNICATORS CLUB
We just wrapped up a successful 2017-2018 season, culminating with the Annual Meeting, which was held at The Grill on the Hill in Worcester, MA. CherylAnn Gengel, of Be Like Brit gave an inspiring update on this organization’s work in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake that hit the nation in January, 2010.
I was on the Planning Committee for this meeting, and wrote the press releases for this event. You can view what I wrote in the link below, or on my “Blurbs” page.
I am also excited to announce that I have been appointed to serve on TCC’s Board for the 2018-2019 season. I look forward to working with my colleagues to re-position TCC for future growth.
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.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Fitchburg Military Band. There will be a special concert on Saturday, July 14 at Crocker Field, to be held in conjunction with the Moving Vietnam Wall – The Wall That Heals. The concert takes place at 5:00 PM, and will feature a special piece, composed by David Shaffer, to mark the 150th Anniversary. Mr. Shaffer will be on hand to personally conduct his composition.
This year, the Coggshall Park concerts will be held on July 22 & 29. Both these concerts will start at 2:00 PM.
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:
NEW ENGLAND FITCHBURG LUPUS WALK
Even though this volunteer venture is on hiatus, I would like to continue to spread awareness of this disease, which currently afflicts our Walk Organizer (and my former boss) Sue Myrick, so a cure can be found in our lifetime.
The New England Fitchburg Lupus Walk, is an offshoot of the original Boston Walk Team, “Sue’s Sweeties Against Lupus”, Over the past several years, this team has raised 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
Each year, the LRA descends on Capitol Hill to speak with Legislators, to promote several funding bills aimed at increasing Lupus Research and Public Awareness. Our Walk Organizer, Sue Myrick represented us in Washington in March, 2017. 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. Their efforts have been successful, as funding has been included in the annual budget process in the form of grants to LRA (and like organizations), as well as research and development with the CDC.
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-413-0656.