Thursday, February 19, 2009

February 19th Meeting Recap

Hi Friends!

I would like to thank everyone that came out to the meeting tonight. Our team is taking shape and we have some really good ideas. Here are some important highlights:

1) We are working on the FFL tee shirt design for 2009. It will not have FFL on it so that we can sell some on site. I will email a picture out when we finalize everything. Thank you to Angie and Stephanie for taking this on. We will let you know how much they cost as soon as we can. These shirts are optional but most team members chose to get one to wear the night of Relay.

2) The silent auction is on Monday March 16th from 6-8 pm at Piedmont Church off Piedmont road and Canton road in Marietta. Food will be provided and there will be a free will donation to get in the door. We need items to be donated so please try and find something to contribute. The more items we have to bid on, the more money that comes in to Cobb Relay. Our team gets credit for whatever items we bring in...any questions please ask.

3)The Spring Garage Sale will be the 17th & 18th of April at the Homer House. We have our luminary decorating team meeting that week, so please bring any items you have to the Homer House that night or some time before the 15th. This is usually one of our biggest fundraisers. Please make sure that the items are in fairly good condition. A good once over with a rag will help me tremendously with pricing and organizing all of the items to make sure the sale goes as smoothly as possible.

4) This year, in order to receive a tee shirt from Cobb Relay, you must raise at least $100. They are still doing the $1,000 club shirts if you are able to raise that much individually. Other incentives are available starting st $250 or you can forgo a prize with the money saved going back to Relay.

5) Cobb Relay as a raffle this year for a credit of $30,000 towards a new or used car from Hayes automotive. Tickets are $5 each and I have those if you would like to sell them. Please let me know and I will get them to you. This is a GREAT way to meet your $100 goal--take them to work, the gym or your church.

6) For on site this year we will again be doing Papa John's pizza and cold drinks. I will try to get Monster to sponsor us as well. We will have our "Keeping Track" beads and we are going to try a couple new things. First is butterfly headbands and second is butterfly pens. These may be used as give aways for the kids walk portion of our on site fund raising.

7) There are three options this year for tribute items. In Honor or In Memory of those who have fought cancer, of all ages. A-Traditional White Luminary bags for a donation of $10 each. B-Sponsor a Butterfly for the Butterfly Release for $25 and also receive a gold luminary to personalize for the Luminary Ceremony. C-A Candle Sponsorship to be lit at the main stage during the Luminary Ceremony for $100. Loved one's picture will be displayed on an LED screen during the Luminary Ceremony.This is a great opportunity to raise money for your goal as well as CELEBRATE and REMEMBER those who have fought so hard against this awful disease.

As most of you know, we have had a matching donor for the past few years. As a team we are entirely grateful for every penny we have received to go towards Relay. This year we are on our own so we need to work extra hard to Fight Back. I usually set our team goal at half what we did the year before in case we had no matching. This year I would REALLY love it if we could raise $18,000---in 5 years we have raised $182,000 in the fight against cancer, I would love to see FFL go above $200,000. Not bad for a few friends and family members!!

Thank you all for your commitment to Fight Back! See you at the Silent Auction on the 16th of March or the next Friends for LIFE meeting on the 15th of April. As always, please call or email with any questions, comments or concerns.

Tracey, Christie and Stephanie

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