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Serving Our HIV/AIDS Community Since 1985 July/August 2010 Vol. 20, Issue 3 RED RIBBON RIDE The eighth annual Minnesota Red Ribbon Ride will take place SERVICE Importance of Service Quality of Service Average Rating (1-5)* Average Rating (1-5)* July 15-18. The Aliveness Project is one of eight benefiting AIDS service organizations, including African American AIDS Task Meal Program 4.7 4.9 Force, Clare Housing, Hope House of St. Croix Valley, Minnesota Integrative Therapies 4.3 4.6 AIDS Project, One Heartland, Park House, Rural AIDS Action Food Shelf 4.0 4.4 Network. Last year's Ride raised $484,000 and this year’s goal Social Gatherings 3.9 4.3 is $500,000. Free Ticket Program 3.8 4.2 Team Aliveness has 9 riders and 4 crew members: Sean Divine, Workshops 3.7 4.3 Andy Ernst, Walter Gies, Monte Jarvis, Charlie Jordan, Joe Holiday Baskets 3.7 4.5 Larson (crew), Deb Malmon, Tedd Richardson (crew), Bonnie Case Management 3.3 4.2 Sainio (crew), Terry Sainio, Stephanie Shaw (crew), Barbara Pet Clinics 3.2 4.3 Smith and Glade Woolstenhulme. To make a pledge to support one or more of these committed volunteers, go Computers / Internet 3.2 4.2 to www.redribbonride.org (click on “Make A Donation” and Library 3.0 3.6 then search for a team or participant) or use the form on page 5. One of our members made the following comment: Help us show our gratitude to this year’s riders and crew by “I was impressed when I first came to The Aliveness attending the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, July 18 at 1:30 pm Project. I had never seen another organization do what at the State Capitol Mall steps. Come and cheer them on the final we do here. It made me want to give back.” leg of their 300-mile journey! HIV SUMMER PICNIC MEMBER SURVEY I hope you can join us for our annual summer picnic Last month, we conducted a survey of members. Below is a on Friday, August 6, from noon to 3 p.m. at the summary of responses, including the average rating of Minnehaha Park Wabun Shelter (see page 3 for importance and quality of each major service we provide more details.) We invite members, volunteers (1 = Low, 5 = High). Overall, most of our programs had a high and their families to share a fun-filled rating and many members expressed a lot of gratitude for the afternoon in the sun! services offered by The Aliveness Project. It was good to what a positive impact through these programs. We will use this Joe Larson information for making plans for the future. Executive Director 2 The Aliveness Project’s 25th Anniversary October 22, 2010 at The Women’s Club of Minneapolis. 6 Dining Out for Life Restaurants Dine at these restaurants throughout the year to say thanks. 11 Annual Membership Meeting Report Increased number of members served in 2009. THE ALIVENESS PROJECT’S 25th ANNIVERSARY! Since its inception in 1985, The Aliveness Project has been tirelessly serving the HIV/AIDS community. Now it’s 2010 and it is our 25th anniversary and a time to celebrate the great accomplishments we have achieved over the past years and look ahead to our new building and all that is still to be done. Twenty-five years ago, people living with HIV/AIDS began by meeting in church basements and living rooms to share and ponder the questions, “how can we remain alive?” In 2009, The Aliveness Project served nearly 1,600 members (one in four of all HIV+ people identified in Minnesota) through its various programs: food shelf, integrative therapies, holiday baskets, hot meals, medical case management and so much more. Come celebrate with us as we look both at our past and ahead to our future. A gala will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010 at The Women’s Club. It will be a wonderful evening of hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, silent auction, program and dancing. More in our next newsletter! THE ALIVENESS PROJECT Board of Directors Roger Moore Saundra Johnson Michael Oian Health & Wellness Program Coordinator Daniel Cashman MAC President Joe Larson Deb Cohen Executive Director Vice President Darin Olson Michael Petska Tim Marburger Max Fallek Director of Fundraising & Special Events Jeffrey Farnsworth Otis Reeves James Mattson Brennan Hannon Derrick Review Food Shelf Assistant Randy Hornstine Tedd Richardson Esther Mendez President Vice President Kitchen Assistant Joe Larson Scott Schlaffman Frank Mlakar Secretary Kitchen Assistant Brian LaMere Secretary Greg Speak Darin Olson Michael Oian Scott Wik Health & Wellness Peer Educator MAC President Stephanie Shaw Barbara Satin Staff Office Manager Scott Schlaffman Dan Capelli Lee Silverstein Food Shelf Director Robert Shaw Accountant Sean Divine Monica Travis Barbara Smith Director of Food Services Director of Volunteer Services David Welper Hanna Dorn Cathy VanValkenburgh Receptionist Membership Services Program Assistant Membership Advisory Committee Dan Gerard Kenneth Adams Joseph Behr Cook Walter Gies The Aliveline is a bi-monthly publication of The Aliveness Project, Inc. Pam Benson HIV Case Manager The Aliveness Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Daniel Cashman Jennifer Gunderson founded in 1985 as a membership organization for individuals Gaming Coordinator Tom Genty living with HIV/AIDS. This newsletter may report on Donovan Harmel experimental and other therapies; however, The Aliveness Jeff Guckeen Kitchen Assistant Project does not recommend any particular therapy. Miles Hamlin Johnny Herda-Anzaldo Please consult with your medical provider before trying Kristi Holthus Director of Membership Services any new treatment. Views and opinions expressed in this Linda Marie Leah Johnson publication are those of the contributing authors and are Grant Writer not necessarily those of The Aliveness Project. 2 612-824-LIFE (5433) The Aliveline COMMUNITY PICNIC Hey everyone, it is that time again. The annual HIV+ Community Picnic will Minnehaha Regional Park be on Friday, August 6 from 12 noon until 3:00. The event will take place Group Picnic Facilities in our usual location Minnehaha Falls, Wabun Shelter A. Members are www.MinneapolisParks.org welcome to bring family and friends. Just call the front desk to let us Legend 41st Ave S 47th Ave S 45th Ave S know you plan to attend and how many guests you will bring. Picnic Shelter R d. Permit Required Picnic Shelter 46th Street E iver First Come First Serve st R 46th Ave S Picnic Area 44th Ave We The location is great. It has a shaded area for eating and is close to the Permit Required 43rd Ave S 42nd Ave S Picnic Area First Come First Serve building that has changing rooms and restrooms. It is also right next to a Mi n P Free Parking S water play area with fountains and jet sprays that are a refreshing way for neh P P Paid Parking Ford aha Par the kids or adults to cool off. I recommend that children bring swimsuits. P kw ay Playground Ave Public Restroom There will be bingo with tons of prizes, water balloons, and kick ball. Of vd #2 Disc Golf Bl Deer Pen Area course, we will have tons of good food and beverages. So, plan to be at aha Wading Pool Pkwy wad rey Na Volleyball df the picnic. It should be a great time. Remember that The Aliveness Project o Wabun Picnic G P Mississippi River will be closed that day. Picnic B A kwy aha P i eh M nn Bandshell Lower Glen Area Area Area TWINS GAME Longfellow Minnehaha Sea Pavillion Salt House 46th Ave. #1 P H F P iaw #1 - Open M.- ., Reservable Fri.-Sun. On June 10, we had a lottery and gave away 50 tickets to a Twins game. On at ha P P D C Longfellow Av Sunday, June 13, 25 lucky members and their guests attended the Twins vs Minnehaha G e S. Gardens Falls M Atlanta Braves game. What a great way to spend a Sunday. We want to thank in E ne ha the Twins Community Fund and Twins players for their generous donation. ek P ha Minnehaha Cre P Pa Parking only after 5 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends. rk YOGA CLASS D r. P Minnesota Veteran's Home I hope everyone has heard that we are having free Yoga classes at The Aliveness Project. The first class took place Monday, June 14. The classes are Mondays and Thursdays from 5:10 pm until 6:00 pm. Classes run through July. There will not be a class on Monday, July 5. The Aliveness Project is join us for a day of fun in the sun... closed that day. Sign up at the front desk if you want to attend. You do not HI V + Com m uni t y Pi cnic have to attend the first class to join. You can join any of the classes. Libby Weibel will instruct the first class and another Yoga instructor will monitor and adjust people during the class. A group of instructors will alternate teaching S I T E: Wabun Sheltar A, Minnehaha Falls Area and observing each class. DAT E: Friday August 6 2010 HAIR CUT CLINIC We had a Hair Cut Clinic on Monday, June 21 at The Aliveness Project. A group of cosmetologists donated their time by giving haircuts from 11:00 to T I M E: 12:00pm - 3:00pm 3:00. We want to thank the hairdressers for their generosity and the wonderful day they gave to us. The cosmetologists were: Ashley Schneider, Becky Food served from 12 - 2 Sturges and Tammy Angrinson from Shear Art Hair Studio, Macy Topp and Jess Pratt from Pixie Salon, Nathan Granados from Great Clips and Heidi Family and Friends welcome to attend! Govednik from Salon on the Edge. Members lined up at the door of the big If you drive, some parking is free and some is metered. If you room to get haircuts. Everyone really had a great time and members left that day with some great looking hairstyles. Look for photos and a follow up article are taking a bus to the event, you can call the MTC Bus Co. at in our next newsletter. 612.373.3333 to find out the most efficient route for you to take. Johnny Herda-Anzaldo - Director of Membership Services YOGA CLASS We are excited to announce that free yoga will be provided to members, staff and volunteers at the Aliveness Project June 15th through July 29th! The instructors consist of 13 ladies that are about to complete their Yoga Teacher Training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. No yoga experience is necessary - the instructors will break down and adapt the poses for all levels. The yoga taught will be a gentle Hatha practice that focuses on DATES Monday June 15th - Thursday July 29th stretching, breathing and centering. Three instructors (no class July 5th) will be present at all classes so there will be people to help guide participants and answer questions. TIME Monday and Thursday evenings 5:10 - 6:00pm Come for Yoga, Stay for Dinner! We are honored as a community of soon to be yoga YOU NEED Doctor's permission for mild exercise. instructors to share our yoga practice with your community! Come visit us and see what yoga is all about! PLEASE BRING A yoga mat and towel if you have one. (Limited mats will be provided.) Libby Weibel The Aliveline www.aliveness.org 3 FOOD SHELF NEWS Happy Summer everybody! There are always a lot of fun things to do in June, like The Aliveness Project’s Food Drive held at The Wedge Whole Foods Co-op on Franklin and Lyndale. We are always very grateful to all the people at the Wedge for hosting our food drives and all the support they give us. At the time of this writing, I don’t have any numbers to report, but will in our next newsletter. I get a lot of questions about dates on food items. If you get something that seems to be outdated, here’s a bit of information. How long can you keep canned foods? Store commercially and other shelf stable products in a cool dry place. Never put them above the stove, under the sink, in a damp garage or basement, or any place exposed to high or low temperature extremes. Store high acid foods such as tomatoes and other fruit up to 18 months; low acid foods such as meat and vegetables, 2 to 5 years. Canned meat and poultry will keep at its best It's promising to be a busy summer in Health & Wellness at quality 2 to 5 years, if the can remains in good condition Aliveness. Trying to quit smoking has become one of the and has been stored in a cool, clean, dry place. most trying endeavors facing our members. To assist with this challenge, Health & Wellness is proud to present a While extremely rare, a toxin produced by Clostridium series of informational sessions detailing the nuts and bolts botulinum is the worst danger in canned goods. Never of the available major smoking cessation programs. These use food from containers that show possible “botulism” sessions will be held throughout the summer in the warnings: leaking, bulging, cracked jars or jars with loose afternoon and again in the evening to accommodate all or bulging lids; canned foods with a foul odor, or any members who wish to attend. Dates and times will be container that spurts liquid when opening. Don’t even taste announced. Keep an eye out for flyers. such food! Even a minuscule amount of botulinum can be deadly. This summer will see the beginning of the much-requested Women's Group. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, Can linings might discolor or corrode when metal reacts June 19th at noon. Members are invited and encouraged with high-acid foods such as tomatoes or pineapple. As to come earlier (11 AM) for a brunch. July 17th and August long as the can is in good shape, the contents should be 21st are the remaining summer dates for this group. safe to eat, although the taste, texture and nutrition value Upcoming Fall Health & Wellness programming will include of the food can diminish over time. workshops on aging, long-term survivor issues, clinical Home canned foods should be used within a year. You can trials, movie nights and, of course, an educational dinner keep peanut butter safe in the pantry for 6-9 months co-sponsored by Bio-Script pharmacy. (unopened) and 2-3 months (opened). Darin Olson (Peer Health Educator) and I are looking That’s all for now so thanks and keep those tall handle forward to working together with you to ensure that we all bags coming and stay healthy! stay as healthy as we can be -- in mind, body and soul. Dan Capelli - Food Shelf Director Saundra Johnson - Health & Wellness Coordinator The Red Ribbon Ride is almost upon us. Team Aliveness has been busy training for the long ride ahead. We will be leaving the Mall of America at 6:30 AM, July 15 after a short Opening Ceremony. We invite you to come see us off or cheer us in at the State Capitol, Sunday, July 18, 1:30 PM. It’s always nice to get support from people we know and love. Another way to support Team Aliveness is to make a donation. We have team donor forms at The Aliveness Project or you can go to www.redribbonride.org and make a donation online. Click on “Make a Donation”, search for Team Aliveness and select a rider who hasn’t achieved the $1,500 minimum amount. Any donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting Team Aliveness! Sean Divine - Director of Food Services 4 612-824-LIFE (5433) The Aliveline The Aliveline www.aliveness.org 5 VOLUNTEER NEWS Oh summer, my favorite season. During summer I try to walk to work more and I find it gives me good time to think. Sometimes my thoughts float to thinking about what we accomplish together as The Aliveness Project Community, and I have to admit that I’m pleased. I think you should be too, as the work our volunteers do is incredible. In fact, I think it is time to be a bit boastful about our good work. remember to visit these great friends of the Aliveness Project and let them Our annual report as published in May noted that know that you are eating there because they do dining out for life. nearly 1,100 of you helped in 2009, giving 31,000 128 Café Falafel King Pizza Lucé - Uptown hours. Kudos to all of you! Also, a tremendous 318 Café Fat Lorenzo's Pizza Lucé - Duluth thanks to the students who have just finished 42nd Avenue Station The Favor Café Pizza Lucé - Downtown Mpls their spring semester with us, and a welcoming 8th Street Grill FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar POP! Restaurant A25 : Anemoni Sushi + Sake Bar Fireroast Mountain Café POP!! Restaurant round of applause too for the students who are Afton House Inn First Course The Port of Red Wing ( St. James Hotel ) joining us for the summer. Please see the al Vento Fujiya Japanese The Purple Onion Café accompanying biographies for our new interns. Amici Pizza & Bistro Fusion The Q Kindness Café Angelo's Italian Restaurant Galactic Pizza Rail Station Bar & Grill Anodyne Coffeehouse Gay 90's Rainbow Chinese Restaurant This summer has our Volunteer Program busy At Sara's Table/Chester Creek Café, Duluth Ginger Hop Restaurant Red Stag Supperclub with food drives and the Twin Cities GLBT Pride Azia Restaurant Grand Café Restaurant Aura Festival, the Red Ribbon Ride, the annual picnic, Bambu Great Waters Brewing Company Rinata preparations for our 25th anniversary this B.A.N.K. Henry's Café Roat Osha Bar Abilene The Herkimer Pub and Brewery Rudolphs Bar-B-Que autumn, and of course that ubiquitous upcoming Barbette Highland Café & Bakery Rustica Bakery end-of-the-year extravaganza: Holiday Baskets! Beaujo's Wine Bar & Bistro Himalayan The Saloon Birchwood Café Hot Plate Sanctuary Black Dog Café & Wine Bar The Independent Santorini It’s true. Holiday Baskets is just around the bend. Black Forest Inn It's Greek to Me Sapor Café/Bar It may be 82 degrees outside and we are walking Boca Chica Restaurant Jakeeno's Pizza & Pasta Sawatdee & Zushiya of Maple Grove around in flip-flops now, but The Aliveness Project The Bulldog Lowertown Jitters Coffee & Tea House, Duluth Sawatdee St. Paul is already looking for volunteers and donations to The Bulldog Uptown Joe's Garage Restaurant Sawatdee Thai Restaurant help with our annual Holiday Basket Program. Buona Sera Kafé 421 Senor Wong The Butcher Block Bar & Restaurant Khyber Pass Café Solera What do we need in preparation this autumn? C.C. Club La Belle Crepe Sontes, Rochester Mostly two things: boxes painted in winter holiday Café Ena Lake Avenue Café, Duluth Spill The Wine themes by school kids or other groups (adults Café Twenty-Eight Lone Spur Grill & Bar Spoonriver welcome, too!), and in invitation for us to speak Carmelo's Ristorante Loring Kitchen & Bar St. Clair Broiler at your place of worship, business, or social club Charlie's at the Water Street Inn Luna Rossa Trattoria & Wine Bar St. Martin's Table Chiang Mai Thai LUSH Food Bar Stella's Fish Cafe who may be interested in adopting some Holiday Chianti Grill, Burnsville Manny's Tortas Supatra's Thai Cuisine Baskets. Please contact us soon so we may get Chianti Grill, Roseville Maverick's Wood Grill Tanpopo Noodle Shop on your calendar. Certainly donations of new Chin Dian May Day Café Tickles Food & Bar winter clothing, gift cards, games, DVD’s, or music Christos Greek Restaurant, Minnetonka Maynard's Restaurant Tiger Sushi 2 for various ages and interests are also welcome. Christos Union Depot Place McCoy's Public House Toast Wine Bar & Cafe Citizen Cafe Midori's Floating World Café Tootie's On Lowry We are also looking for volunteers to assist with Colossal Café Minneapolis Eagle Town Talk Diner donation solicitation. Leadership and internship Common Roots Cafe Modern Café Trattoria da Vinci positions to help with the program are available. The Craftsman Moose and Sadie's Trotter's Café Cupcake moto-i Sake Brewery Restaurant Tryg's Cuppa Java Coffee and Deli Muffuletta Café Tum Rup Thai Whether you walk, bike, or paddle through our Curran's Restaurant Napa Valley Grille The Uptown Diner great Minnesota outdoors this summer, I hope The Dakota New Scenic Café, Duluth Va Bene Berarducci's Caffe, Duluth you’ll take some time to revel in the loveliness Dunn Bros Coffee, Roseville Ngon Vietnamese Bistro The Veranda, Red Wing around you. Allow summer to be boastful in her Ecopolitan Nic's on Nicollet Victor's 1959 Café Eden Avenue Grill OM Vina Restaurant beauty. Revel too in the words of a woman who El Mesón Pagoda W.A. Frost understood the meaning of the work you do, El Nuevo Rodeo Pancho Villa's Grill Wilde Roast Café even when it seems difficult to see the beauty of El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant Papa's Restaurant and Deli Yum! the greater picture: Elsie's Piccolo Zeitgeist Arts Café, Duluth Erte & The Peacock Lounge Pizza Lucé - St. Paul continued on page 7... Everest on Grand Pizza Lucé - Seward/University 6 612-824-LIFE (5433) The Aliveline What I do, you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can do small things, with great love, And together we can do something wonderful. EUNICE ~ Mother Teresa ~ A special thanks to my uncle, Fr. Jim Travis M.M., a devoted volunteer, for introducing me to her wise words, and for inspiring my work in our HIV/AIDS community. Monica Travis - Director of Volunteer Services My name is Eunice Opare, an intern with THE ALIVENESS PROJECT. I am currently a student from University of MOHAMED Minnesota pursuing a Masters degree in Public Health. As an intern, I will assist The Aliveness Project in assessing its service evaluation; including the review and development Hi my name is Mohamed Abdikarin, one of the new interns of goals, objectives, activities, outcomes, indicators of here at The Aliveness Project through the Step-Up program. success, and data collection and analysis. I’m going to be in my senior year of high school. I’m doing a lot of things over this summer, including interning I have always being interested in the population based here at The Aliveness Project. Also, I’ll be going on a trip health practice and infectious diseases, hence my interest to Washington DC through 4-H, taking summer classes in HIV/AIDS. The disease is a major scourge in my native at South High School, and participating in regular sports country and Africa as a whole. As an African born activities like football or basketball tournaments. immigrant, it was always painful to see the stigma that HIV/AIDS patients have to live within their African Society. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya. I came to America at the age of seven. Although English isn’t my first language I I have always marveled at the gross misinformation feel like it’s my strongest language. Growing up the propagated against HIV/AIDS patients. HIV/AIDS is a youngest in a family of four, it wasn’t hard to get attention. But, over the years my mom and dad divorced and each preventable disease, and can be controlled with adequate remarried. I now have 2 step-brothers and a step-sister health education, basic public health practices and policies. on my dad’s side, and a step-brother on my mom’s side, so it’s kind of hard to get the attention that I used to. But, It is very interesting to know that there are organizations over the years I grew to love having younger siblings. like The Aliveness Project that care about HIV/AIDS patients. I am impressed about the wonderful work done I’m a Volunteer Program Assistant at The Aliveness Project. at The Aliveness Project and proud to have the chance to Here at The Aliveness Project I’m going to be researching be a part of such a wonderful organization. I look forward PTO days at local corporations, working in the kitchen to learning from staff, members, and volunteers. and food shelf, working with Monica and Tim on various events, and working at the Food Drive, the Red Ribbon I believe that my personal goals and aspiration are in Ride, and Twin Cities Pride. synergy with THE ALIVENESS PROJECT. The Aliveline www.aliveness.org 7 THANK YOU DONORS! Thanks to everyone who gave financial and in-kind gifts between April 26, 2010 and June 16, 2010 ORGANIZATIONS Meghan Doll Photography Angela Amundson Keri Bergeson Susan Byellin Russell Cowles, Jr 318 Café Minneapolis Eagle Joel Amundson Beth Bergman & Judith L. Cahalan Dan W. Crackel 8th Street Grill Minneapolis Musical Theatre Don Doberstein & Dawn Bjerkelund Tiffany M. Calderon Bailey G. Craft Abbott Laboratories Minnesota Monthly Bobby Andress Jackie Bergman-O'Brien Douglas A. Caldwell Fred Crea & Lisa Ledin Afton House Inn Minnesota Theatres Joan Ellison & Patricia Roth Amy Bergquist & Erik Larson Gerald F. Cangemi Aaron Crenshaw al Vento The Heights Theatre Terri L. Anders Megan Bergseth Patricia Canney Renee M. Crichlow Alexandra House Minnesota Twins Baseball Club Robert K. Anderson & Mary J. Berkeley Ronda Capher & Ron G. Cripe Anodyne Coffeehouse Twins Community Fund John D. Schmidt Sharon Berlin Kelly Applegate Danny Crisafulli moto-i Marilyn Anderson Spensley Karen & Ed Bernal Chris S. Capistran At Sara's Table Andrea Crumrine Chester Creek Café Muffuletta Café David L Anderson Anna Beronski & Ron Caplinger Nicole Crust Auction Masters Napa Valley Grille Georgia Anderson Meghan Davitt Alicia Cappi George & Janet Cruys Azia Restaurant & New Scenic Café Krista Anderson Lance P. Berwald Mike Cardinal & Kevin Sjostrom Kristine M. Curtain The Caterpillar Lounge Ngon Vietnamese Bistro Lee & Sheila Anderson Brad Betten Sally & Terra Carey Patti J. Cwodzinski B.A.N.K. Northwestern Health Marna Anderson Rex J Beyer & Nick Meyer Janelle Carle Sciences University Barbara J. Dacy Barbette Sara Anderson Dennis J. Bidwell & Jenny Carle OM Eric Zander Melanie Daggett Bartelt Acupuncture Sharon Anderson Jill D. Carlson & Pagoda James J. Biederman Greg Dahl and Wellness, Inc Spencer Anderson Rhonda L. 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The Theme of the Report was “impac+”, the same as the Capitol Campaign. Some of the major points Joe Next, we had a record number of ambassadors serving this covered were: year….nearly 350 ambassadors serving in the various restaurants. Many ambassadors chose to do more than one meal shift • 1,572 individual members were served by the Aliveness which helped us cover nearly all 504 meal times. In addition, Project in 2009 which is 1 out of 4 people living with they raised over $47,000 (up over $11,000). Thank you to the HIV/AIDS in Minnesota. ambassadors who made such a difference on that day and • 47% of those we serve are people of color. to Monica Travis (Director of Volunteer Services). • 72% of our members have incomes below the Federal Thirdly, at the writing of this article with 31 restaurants still to Poverty Level. pay, we have brought in $150,747.00 and our 2010 goal was The membership then were introduced to the candidates $130,000. This will be such a HUGE help for our budget. seeking election to the Membership Advisory Committee Dining Out for Life usually brings in about 14% of our total (MAC). budget. This is fantastic!! Thank you diners for your strong appetite to help The Aliveness Project! The MAC had invited the Board Members up for re-election to be at the Annual Meeting. Those present also introduced I also want to thank Sven Sundgaard again his invaluable themselves to the members. help and spending the entire day of Dining Out running to 26 All 19 of the MAC members on the ballot were elected, as restaurants, taking pictures, signing autographs and just were all six of the Board candidates. being a really neat person. It was a pleasure to ride with you all day! Scott Schlaffman, the Gaming Manager, gave a summary of the past five years of our Charitable Gaming Operations. Scott I also want to thank our sponsors this year for their very reported that $49,000 was donated to the General Operating important contributions to the success of this one day event: Fund and $10,000 has been donated to the Capitol Campaign. Abbott Laboratories, City Pages (Presenting Sponsor), Clear We had an excellent turnout and I thank everyone who Channel Outdoor, Metromix powered by KARE 11, Lavender attended. It’s wonderful to have such great enthusiasm as we Magazine (Presenting Sponsor), Meghan Doll Studios, celebrate our 25th year and look forward to moving into our Minnesota Monthly, Northwestern Health Sciences University, new home. Open Table, KS95, RE/MAX Results, ROR Tax Professionals Michael Oian - MAC President LLC, Taurus Moon Graphic Designs, Tibotec, Ticket Works, Twin Cities Dining Guide, Wallace Carlson Printing and Yelp! Want to help in some way next year? 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