Posts Tagged ‘LOH’
Awe is the tone. You’re pretty lucky when you get to explore Great Things.
When The Masses Mobilize
Our ski club hosts a fund raising auction annually and as one small cog in the machine, there is the unique view from the inside that makes me take breath in pause.
It was conceived by dedicated volunteers, coordinated by dedicated volunteers & orchestrated by dedicated volunteers.
The mass cooperation & shared vision are inspiring! With no special training, but through learning from year to year, the plans have been honed, details all accounted for, crews mobilized in advance and careful preparations minded.
- * Meetings: Committees, sub-committees, systems
- * Delegation: Work crews, item collection, floor crew
- * Coordination: Groups, locations, training, processing
<– To the left is my favorite donation item ever. My mother-in-law baked & baked & baked (I was a small contributor of gingerbread cookies, biscotti & shortbread).
It was the only item of it’s kind with 420 cookies & 7 loaves! & at last glance was commanding over $150! Soul Sight Services donated a Good Vibrations CD Set, but this basket donation was *Way Better! Thanks Mom!
The evolution of this event began as a pub event and maybe raised $20,000… upgraded to an art gallery for a few years that upped the ante… and expanded to it’s current version including 550 attendees & over $110,000 in auction item donations.
I’ve been witness to this evolution and am impressed by every aspect of it. It is truly Great.
Not being privy to the finer points, but being close enough to know the level of attention to detail that it has to take to create such an amazing Gala only increases my Awe. www.skinasa.org
What have You been a part of that was Truly Great?
The Mobile Office is Everywhere
Remember when I mentioned that my oldest son was getting his Snow Park Certification? Well, he had to get to the hill early and so I did the first pre-record for the Spirit & Energy series in a parking lot in Banff, Alberta on Feb 16.
Someone caught this pic of my son flying along in the background, doing a 360. It was a couple of weeks prior to his course, but you get the idea.
There was a time in my life when I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t fly. That doesn’t seem to bother him.
The next Story of Hope that is set to be posted in Layers of Health is slightly delayed. It is a fantastic story that hopefully will come in a .pdf format and was previously published. We are just awaiting copyright permissions for reprint of this inspiring story. Stay tuned…
27 Jan 10
Inspiring Listener Stories
I have the fortune to be able to meet some incredible people.
You would expect that the speakers for the LOH series have amazing stories, but what has struck me from the beginning is how the listeners reach out and gather together to uplift each other in a spirit of sharing and community.
For several months, I was figuring out how to support and encourage this reaching out and
finally settled on a special page where an audio interview could be posted for free for anyone who wished to listen in. With that, came the thought about a complete site re-design, but one step at a time!
Here I am balancing family and work with my mobile office. It was here at a hotel at Nakiska that I recorded this first inspiring interview after which I dashed up to the top of a alpine ski course to see my youngest son race.
16 Jan 09