SVGD November Events

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

SVGD November Volunteer Events

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

SVGD Volunteers:

Our new SVGD web site is functional.  If you have not already logged on you can do so at www.svgd.org .  The first time you use the site you need to use your Email address as you sign up name and password.  Once you are on the site you can change your password by editing your account.

This is the first newsletter from our new web site.  I have two new events to announce:  The Heart of Dixie Fantasy Ball benefiting the Adoption Exchange and the Phone Bank benefiting Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel 6).  Details for both are below.

                                           

 Kayla Okafor 

SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator
drckayla@aol.com



New Events:

1. The Heart of Dixie Fantasy Ball benefiting The Adoption Exchange, Sat. Nov. 17, 4-11PM, 8 Volunteers are needed to assist with the computerized bidding for the Silent Auction.  Volunteers will be trained. This elegant Downtown black-tie event features dinner and the auction followed by dancing to blues singer & pianist Marcia Ball.  Volunteers will receive dinner.  The Adoption Exchange recruits families for children who are in foster care.

2.  Phone Bank for Rocky Mtn PBS (Channel 6), Wed., Nov 28, 5-7PM, 6 volunteers are needed to assist with the "live" auction. Volunteers will be trained.  Please let your Event Captain know if you can't make it right at 5PM.  Dinner will be served.  We always enjoy our time at Channel 6 helping Public Television and have assisted them for six years.


To sign Up for either of the above two events please go to www.svgd.org .



Quick Links...
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Contact Information
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Organization:  director@svgd.org  

Events:   event@svgd.org

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SVGD Oct/Nov Volunteer Events

Friday, October 19, 2012
SVGD Volunteers:

We have a great group of upcoming events!  I'm sure you will find something you like!

We still could use 4 volunteers this Friday evening at the Harvest Moon Wine & Chocolate Festival benefiting Spina Bifida!  Please sign up if you are able!!!

3 volunteers are still needed for the Corn Maze benefiting the Botanic Gardens the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 27th.

We have a great social opportunity where we have purchased a block of tickets for the Starz Denver Film Fest on Friday evening, November 2nd.  Please see details below and purchase your tickets soon as they will go quickly!

Also, we have a new event- The Signature Chefs Auction benefiting the March of Dimes!  This elegant event is coming up next week on the 25th so we'd appreciate you signing up quickly for this one.

                                             

 Kayla Okafor 

SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator
drckayla@aol.com


UPDATE ON WEB SITE:  We should be back online in a few days.  Please continue to register with me until I send out a notice that the site is operating correctly.


DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN SVGD?  While our web site is down new members do not have a site on which to sign up.  Normally we get about 12 new members per month.  If you know someone who would like to join SVGD please have them contact svgdmembership@gmail.com.  Someone will contact them so they can join and get involved.


REGISTERING FOR EVENTS:  Please remember to give me your first name, last name, and a contact phone number when you register for any of the New or Existing Events below.  This process of registering without our web site is working but I do need to have all your information (include your phone number) since it is not being generated by our system.  Thanks for your assistance with this info. so I don't have to do as many Emails as I get all the registrations organized.

SOCIAL EVENT

Please join us for a night of laughter at the Starz Denver Film Fest,
Fri., Nov. 2, 7PM, Downtown. We have purchased a group of tickets to the movie "Not That Funny" which is really pretty funny!  The price is $12 for SVGD members.  You can bring friends!  The price for them is $14.  When you sign up please let us know how many member tickets & how many guest tickets you are purchasing.

Don't believe the title: Not That Funny is pretty funny. In director/screenwriter Lauralee Farrer's romantic comedy, Prince Charming is a nerd. Although he tells his friends he is "alone but not lonely," Stefan Lane (Tony Hale of Arrested Development) eats Chinese food out of the box, putters around his widowed landlady Toogey's house, and lives a pretty solitary small-town life. When Toogey's beautiful, high-powered granddaughter, Haley, blows into town on the arm of her sleazy Russian boss, she turns Stefan's serious world on its head. He can't take his eyes off her. 


Dissatisfied with her stressful life and her jerk of a boyfriend, Haley decides to spend time with Toogey at the family homestead and reclaim happy childhood memories. When Stefan overhears her say all she really wants in a man is someone to make her laugh, he decides then and there to become a comedian. There's just one problem: he's not that funny. Stefan does some Internet research and finds an off-color stand-up comic named Norm Getz, who seems to have women fawning over him. In one of the film's funniest scenes, Stefan stalks Getz, knocks on his door, and begs for humor tips. Meanwhile, Haley, who seems more and more content to be back home, watches Stefan carefully and finds him to be the same solid, reliable type as her beloved grandfather. 


New Event:

1.Signature Chefs Auction, Thurs. Oct. 25, 5PM (or as soon after as you can make it) until 10PM. 6 volunteers are needed. 
They will host 20 of the area's top chefs in a Downtown Denver hotel.  The goal is to raise $200,000 in support of the March of Dimes mission.  As a volunteer you will be able to sample items from Denver's top chefs and bid on silent/live auction items if you like.  This year's event will have a "bigtop" theme, incorporating adult circus decor and entertainment.  We will assist with the auctions, food etc.  This is an elegant cocktail/dressy event.



 Existing Events:  
 
  
1.  Harvest Moon Wine & Chocolate Festival benefiting the Spina Bifida Assn., Fri., Oct. 19th, Arrive 5-5:30PM til 10:45PM, 4 volunteers are still needed to help with set up, silent & live auction, and tear down.  The event is at the beautiful Hudson Gardens. There will be a wall of wines, gourmet chocolates,appetizers, and a chocolate therapist.  Guests will be in a tucked away log cabin nestled within the 30-acre botanical gardens along the bank of the South Platte River.  Channel 4's Meteorologist & Reporter, Dave Aguilera will host the event. 


2.  Corn Maze benefiting Denver Botanic Gardens, Sat. Oct. 27th, TIME CHANGE TO 3:30-6:15PM
3 volunteers are still needed to assist at this fun event which is located in SW Littleton.  Volunteers will help as wristband checkers, with trivia handout, and as pillow jump attendants.
The winding pathways will have a fruits-and-vegetables-theme this fall, designed to pay tribute to Denver Botanic Gardens' Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) program. Wind your way through acres of corn, view the design from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges that overlook the giant Corn Maze, and watch the delight as younger children find their way through a special free McDonald's Mini-Maze designed just for them. Hayrides and pony rides will be available. An array of food vendors will offer some of your favorite fall foods, including freshly squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, hotdogs and kettle corn. New this year: The Haunted Maze!


Quick Links...
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Contact Information
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Organization/Membership:  director@svgd.org  

Events:   drckayla@aol.com  

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SVGD Sept./Oct. Volunteer Events

Thursday, September 20, 2012
SVGD Volunteers:
    Wow!  I've got 9 events in this newsletter!  Please sign up for the times you are available as we really do need your assistance.
     We have four existing events which are coming up shortly.  We really need volunteers yet for the Colorado Horsecare FoodBank and the Rocky Mtn. Feline Rescue events.  Please sign up for the "Hay Bales & Horse Tales" and the Oktoberfest if you are available.  A few openings still exist for next weekend's "Moments for Mutss" and one volunteer is still needed for the Epilepsy Walk.
      The five new events are:  "Breasts of Colorado", "Heather Ridge Golf Tournament", the Pumpkin Fest, the Great American Beer Festival, and the Run the Rocks event. 
      See you soon!!

                                             

 Kayla Okafor 

SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator
drckayla@aol.com


UPDATE ON WEB SITE:  We are working on our new web site.  It will take awhile to get it online as we are testing our site and making changes to make it function the way we need it to so it is as useful and convenient as possible.  I'll keep you posted.


DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN SVGD?  While our web site is down new members do not have a site on which to sign up.  Normally we get about 12 new members per month.  If you know someone who would like to join SVGD please have them contact svgdmembership@gmail.com.  Someone will contact them so they can join and get involved.


REGISTERING FOR EVENTS:  Please remember to give me your first name, last name, and a contact phone number when you register for any of the New or Existing Events below.  This process of registering without our web site is working but I do need to have all your information since it is not being generated by our system.  Thanks for your assistance with this info. so I don't have to do as many Emails as I get all the registrations organized.

New Events:  

1."Breasts of Colorado" benefiting Sense of Security, Wed. Oct. 3, 5-10PM, 6 volunteers are needed to help with registration, door prize redemption, as ushers & greeters and with the tear down.  This is a large event located near Hampden/Sante Fe.  Sense of Security provides financial support for breast cancer patients.


2.   Heather Ridge Golf Tournament benefiting Sense of Security, Sat. Oct. 6, 8AM-2PM. 6 volunteers are neededto help with set up, registration, photos on the course, and door prizes.  This is the month for the big fundraisers for breast cancer.  


3.  Pumpkin Fest benefiting the Denver Botanical Gardens, Sat. Oct. 13, 12:30-4:30PM, 6 volunteers are needed to be cashiers and craft area assistants at this fun event in the Chatfield area.


4.  Great American Beer Fest benefiting the Colorado Brewers Association,                               
Sat. Oct. 13, 5-10PM, 8 volunteers are needed
to help at the Merchandise booth where they sell the brewery Tshirts etc.  Volunteers will have an opportunity to sample the beers on breaks for this popular Downtown event which sold out in 40 minutes!


5.  "Run the Rocks" benefiting the American Lung Assn., Sun. Oct. 14, 7AM-Noon, 6-8 volunteers are needed to help with registration, at water stations, with gear check-in and as course marshalls at this event which is held at beautiful Red Rocks.



Existing Events:  

 
1. "Moments for Mutts" benefiting Misha May, Sat. Sept.22, 8AM-1PM3 Volunteers are still needed to help with set up, food, silent auction, and take down.  This event will be held in a beautiful mansion in the Golden area.  Lunch will be provided to volunteers.  Misha May rescues & rehabilitates dogs. They save dogs from euthanasia & foster them for as long as it takes to find a home.


2. Epilepsy Walk benefiting the Chelsea Hutchinson Foundation,
Sun. Sept.23, 7-10:30AM, 1 Volunteer is still neededto help with registration and keeping food stocked.  The event will be held in Littleton.  The Chelsea Hutchinson Foundation helps individuals, particularly children & young adults, who have epilepsy.  The main focus is to raise funds to provide grants for trained seizure-response dogs.  There will be a lot of wonderful service dogs and entertainment/activities so the volunteers should have a lot of fun.


3. "Hay Bales & Horse Tales" benefiting Colorado Horsecare Foodbank, Sat. Sept. 29, 5PM til approx 10PM, 4 volunteers are still needed to assist with parking directing, beverage booth, the auction, and the tear down.  This event is at a scenic ranch in the Evergreen area so carpooling is available.  We assisted them last year. They were so impressed with our volunteers that they "booked" us again almost a year in advance.  This is a fun and worthwhile experience.  The Colorado Horsecare Foodbank provides assistance to horse owners who are struggling to feed and keep their horses.  With the present economy and the drought which has impacted hay prices this is a much needed service.

4. Oktoberfest benefiting Rocky Mtn. Feline Rescue, Sun. Sept. 30, 8:45AM-2PM, 4 volunteers are still needed to help run a beer booth for the LoDo festival.  Rocky Mtn. Feline Rescue is a needed no kill non profit which is presently experiencing financial difficulties.  They are working 9 shifts at the Oktoberfest in order to raise money to keep their organization operational.  Our help is greatly needed!  Plus Oktoberfest is a great time!  The Bronco game starts right after our shift ends so this would be an opportunity to watch the game in LoDo if you desire after our shift.