Thursday, August 28, 2008

Coldwell Banker Cares' Spirit of Home Video

“Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares strives to build close, sustainable relationships with its non-profit partners. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares is committed to providing financial support and in-kind resources to housing-related causes in the communities where Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England is present. Financial assistance is achieved through the production of successful and fun events as well as annual gift drives”

Just before I left for Calgary to attend the Toastmasters 2008 Convention I received an email request from Scott Inman from THE HOME for Little Wanderers asking if I would be “willing to work with The Home and Coldwell Banker Residential Cares to be on the tribute video that would be shooting in September” for the 2008 “Spirit of Home” Awards Gala. YES - OF COURSE I WILL!!

Yesterday I got an another invite from Scott asking if I would like to attend the 2008 Spirit of Home Awards Gala event (along with a guest of my choice!) and sit at The Home’s table on Friday November 14, 2008 at the Boston Harbor hotel. YES - OF COURSE I WILL!!

Now being a Toastmaster, an emerging speaker, a former resident and a client of THE HOME I did offer to speak at the event - but that will really depend on the meeting planner and time on the agenda. I am not sure who I will invite but November 14th is also Sabrina’s 11th Birthday and of course I am planning her birthday bash that weekend!

I am thrilled to be able to give back to THE HOME, an organization that has done so much to shape my life and continues to shape other people’s lives!

What do YOU do when YOU are invited to events that YOU can give back to? Do you have YOUR keynote speech ready, or YOU “pocket five”? What ways are YOU giving back in YOUR community to help the people and organizations that need YOU?

The Home’s "Annual Toy Drive" is gearing up for its 2008 the holiday season to benefit many children and families – want to learn how YOU can help?


INVITE to Spirit of The Home Gala -

“On behalf of the Spirit of Home Committee, I am pleased to announce that tickets for the 4th annual Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Spirit of Home Awards Gala in Massachusetts are now available for sale on-line on the Coldwell Banker Cares Event page.

“The evening will include a cocktail reception overlooking Boston Harbor at the 5-Star Boston Harbor Hotel, a wonderful meal by award winning Executive Chef Daniel Bruce, incredible auction items to benefit three deserving housing related charities, and an opportunity to network with industry leaders”.

“This year we will honor Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Philip Mangano, a pioneer in ending homelessness for individuals and families. We hope you will join us”!

WOW after I posted this I googled Mr. Philip Mangano - who was nominated as one on TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People - peek at these links to see how he HELPS others!




1: a festive celebration; especially : a public entertainment marking a special occasion2capitalized : a medium-sized apple with crisp yellowish-white sweet flesh and a red skin or a golden skin with red striping
— gala adjective



Gala \Ga"la\, n. [F. gala show, pomp, fr. It. gala finery, gala; of German origin. See Gallant.]

Pomp, show, or festivity. --Macaulay.
Gala day, a day of mirth and festivity; a holiday.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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• Gala is a cultivar of apple with a mild and sweet flavor. (apple)

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• GALA (Gay and Lesbian Acceptance) is a non-profit Missouri corporation that is an association of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons and their family and friends that are connected with the Community of Christ. (Gay and Lesbian Acceptance)

• Pomp, show, or festivity

• A swimming contest is often called a swimming gala.

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