Sorry for the long silence on the blog. The blogger may have gotten a little to busy for her own good.
What's new with the Worcester chapter?
First, congratulations to Mari Sayama who has stepped into the role of Assistant Executive Director! Mari joined the chapter about a year and a half ago. In October 2009, she stepped into the position of Director of Community Resource Development. During the next year, she ensured all our Community Resource materials were kept up to date on a regular basis. Mari is now managing the chapter budget and financing.
I would also like to wish Brian Finley, Grant Research Writer, a very heartful farewell. Brian spent the last year developing our Grants process. He also provided valuable input on other plans and processes we implemented over the last year. Brian will be missed. We wish him well in his future endeavors.
Plans for a New Outreach Drop-in Center Location
The chapter is also currently establishing a new location for our Outreach Drop-in Center. We would like to thank our previous location - Wesley United Methodist Church - for providing us with free space and amazing accomodations from September 2009 to December 2010. Why the change? We are in search of a location that will be more central to the youth with which we work. Right now, as we build up our volunteer base and budget, we plan to collaborate with another not-for-profit organization.
Recap: Ralph's Diner Stands Up For Kids Benefit Event
The chapter held our second fundraising event on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Thank you to Ally Trull who organized this event for the chapter. We would also like to thank the following entertainers and sponsors that participated in the event:
- First and foremost, Ralph's Diner for providing us with space, sound, and making this event possible!
- The amazing hosts, Nick Davis and Alex Charalambides (check out their weekly Monday gig at Ralph's - The Dirty Gerund Show)
- The Hip Swayers (Band)
- The Hotel Year (Band)
- Speaker for the Dead (Band)
- North Showcase Cinema (Raffle Prize)
- Jillian's of Worcester (Raffle Prize)
Stay tuned into the blog. We'll be posting info about the upcoming 3rd Annual 24 Hours on the Street Event and other chapter activities.