Hello members new and old!
Your Red Shoe Board members have been working hard behind the scenes, making changes and plans to improve our communication and organization. We’ve heard from many of you that you signed up, but don’t know why nor feel like you are really apart of anything. This letter and the newsletters and social media posts to follow will hopefully correct that.
This will be a longish letter, there’s a lot to cover. If you just want bullets there’s a summary at the bottom.
State of the Organization
There have been MANY changes to the board in the past few months, so let’s start at the top and reintroduce us to you.
Hello, I’m, Alicia, your brand new Board President. I’ve started on the board as the marketing chair and created the website, logo and our social streams. Now, as your president, I hope to facilitate communications and guide the organization to become a major fundraising and awareness arm for the Ronald McDonald House.
Pierce Cannon, Vice President. Second in command, Pierce in addition to backing up my roll, is responsible for coordinating sponsors.
Gretchen Pearce, Public Relations. Gretchen is new to the board. She has taken on the task of creating and coordinating our larger events like Wine and Fries and the upcoming Games and Grubb.
Lauren Mullins, Social Media. Lauren is also new. She manages the social media accounts and event calendars on the website.
Mitchell Palles, Volunteer and Membership. Mitchell rounds out the new board members. He will be sending out newsletters, welcome letters and reminders of events. He is also in charge of volunteer coordination for Red Shoe events.
Ryan Gibson, Member at Large. Ryan could possibly be called a new board member, but he’s been with us for a while. He works with Pierce to seek new sponsors and network.
Maria Danello, Board Emeritus. Maria began on the board as president and guided us through our first two years. She responsible for helping me transition into my new role and support the board by helping with membership and sponosors.
Meghan Carr, House Liaison. Megan, an original member, now works for the House. That means she keeps us up to date on the needs and events that the House has upcoming and lets us know where we can help.
You may notice in that list we are missing a Secretary and Treasurer. Because we are still a small organization, we are combining the two positions. All that said, if you’d like to join the Board or know someone who would make a good Secretary/Treasurer email us at RedShoeSocietyCE@gmail.com
Social Media and Contact Info:
We want to hear from you. Here are all the ways you can reach us:
Find us! Follow us! Share us! Help us spread the word about us!
Up Coming Events:
By now you all know about Beer Guys and Cigars. You may not know WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Right after Beer Guys and Cigars we have Games and Grub. We don't need as many volunteers for this event, but you should come by to play games, meet the families you are helping, and even tour the house. You’ll even get a chance to meet Willow! Look at that face! Don't you want to meet that face?
Willow is the House's new therapy dog. You should meet her.
Then the BIG EVENT: Wine and Fries. This year the annual event Wine and Fries will be hosted by us, the Red Shoe Society. We will need volunteers soon, but right now we really need SPONSORS. If you or your company would like to sponsor this fantastic event by donating an auction item or with a monetary donation email us at RedShoeSocietyCE@gmail.com
How you can help the RMHC
Wish List Wednesday
On this weeks, Wish List Wednesday, the House is asking for donations of disposable plates, bowls and napkins. You can order items directly to the house on amazon here: http://ow.ly/3w6tZ5. Follow the house on Facebook and get weekly updates of the needed items.
Family Meal Program
The house is also looking for groups to make meals in the Family Meal Program. If you can help by cooking or catering a meal, please call Liz at 350-7641. The FAMILY MEAL PROGRAM provides a much-needed support service to the house’s children and families who often don’t have the time, funds, or energy to prepare a healthy, home-cooked meal after a long day at the hospital.
They also just need daily volunteers to help assisting families in the Family Rooms. You can call (912) 350-7641 or email email@example.com.
One Last Thing
We are the Red Shoe Society, because we wear Red shoes. Not just any Red shoes; we wear Red Chuck Tailors and we wear them no matter the formality of the event we are presenting. Of course they seem strange with a suit or little black dress, but that’s part of the plan! When people ask you what possessed you to wear tennis shoes to an event like this, you can tell them all about the Red Shoe Society and how great the Ronald McDonald house is.
Now, I also know, Chucks are expensive, so knock-offs are acceptable. There’s also a new outlet in Pooler that may have them on sale. (I found a pair for $14.00.)
I write all this to say wear your red shoes! Let people know you are apart of some thing great!
Thanks for reading,
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Expect newsletters monthly.
- Wine and Fries needs sponsors; email us firstname.lastname@example.org
- Searching for a Secretary/ Treasure; email us email@example.com
- Beer Guys and Cigars needs Volunteers; Meghan Carr 912-667-0910
- Games and Grub Night at the House; check the Facebook page
- Board Member changes: check the website redshoesocietyce.com
- House is looking for volunteers: call (912) 350-7641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wear your red shoes!