Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hello January!!

Candy sales begin in January so we will spend most of our time selling...

Meeting for Monday Jan 4th is cancelled

Art Workshop Saturday Jan 9th 1:30 to 3:00 at Summer Studios in Torrance, 10 dollars per kid/adult

No meeting Monday Jan 11

Candy Sale Kick off event Tuesday Jan 12 6-7:30 pm (location TBA) 6pm

We will be sending out emails regarding candy sale pick ups, candy sales officially start Friday Jan 15th and end on Valentines day Feb 15th.

No meeting Monday Jan 18th

Meeting Monday Jan 25, Amber will host

Keep checking back for updates!! **** note: date changed for the candy sale kick off *****

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Year!!

(images from our new kinder group christmas party... hoping we can combine ours next year)

I am so excited that this is Camp Fire's 100th year Birthday!! I am hoping to do several projects that reflect this special year, stay tuned for that. I am canceling the next meeting Jan 4th, Jessica will be hosting a meeting in the spring on a Saturday. We will do a walk around the Nature Center (to fulfill a requirement for our special outdoor progression patch) and visit the SPCA. I have to work on the 4th so it worked out better just to cancel it.

Candy Sales are fast approaching, January and February will be chock full of store sales, so be ready! Our goal this year is for everyone to EASILY selling their minimum and of course you are welcome to sell more. Emily is striving to keep in the 120 club, a goal that i would love to see everyone accomplish. Remember, the Long Beach council gets 100 percent of the profits we generate and we will get a nice bonus check if we sell a lot. LASTLY, there is one group that is very competitive and i would LOVE to give them a run for their money. last year they really smeared everyone that first weekend of sales, so if you are interested in setting up a strategy to really knock our sales out of the park that first weekend, let me know. i will post more details on specific dates for January events soon. i would love to hear from you if you want to be more aggressive with candy sales this year. i think we can do it!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Potential Lunatics

The Yule Ball was great fun! Thank you Amber and Brenda for coming, we all really enjoyed the show. I am so excited for all of you to meet this creative family. Next year we will try to coordinate some kind of event that can showcase their talent. Anyone up for a party at their house???

:) See everyone at the christmas party tomorrow night.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Handmade Christmas meeting

Next meeting is our christmas party, don't forget to make your gift. it can be edible, painted, sewn, glittered, glued.... anything you can think of! have fun!

Hope to see some of you on Saturday night (yule ball) and also, let me know if you are coming to the Art Workshop in January (if you haven't already)


Monday, December 7, 2009


upcoming info on the Yule Ball this Saturday: this is the letter i received from Cecille (Emma and Isaac's mom)

The Yule Ball Celebration is a secular, holiday event/ toy drive for the Long Beach Women's Shelter, the homeless and underserved kids in Long Beach. This is the second time we will have participated in this event. We also attend church there. It's held in the Parish Hall@ St. Luke's Episcopal Church. There will be free food and games and crafts. Isaac and Emma are also in a homeschool jazz/rock group with 9 other kids. That group will also have a short performance there that evening. They are really good too.
It's a fun evening. Last year we decorated with paper snowflakes hanging from the ceiling and lighted trees and lit candles. It was really pretty. It's inspired by the scene in Harry Potter at their Yule Ball with the open ceiling and the snow coming in. It had that magical feel.

The info is: Dec12, 6-9 pm. St. Luke's Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall, 525 E. 7th St., Long Beach 90813 It's a big, beautiful 100 year old church. Parking is in the back and on the side of the church.

We 're asking people to donate an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl. Or a Target gift card for $10 or more. The cards will be used to get the toys for whatever age group or sex needs to be filled in after all the donations are in. Last year, (through The Yule Ball and boxes placed around the community) we collected 200 toys and there were still kids that had to be turned away.

It's a wonderful church that does many good things for the community. Amount the many programs that they have is a shower and food program for the homeless all year. They always need new or old, in good condition, men's clothes, in particular. So if your husbands or fathers are cleaning out their closets, or shopping and you can buy an extra bag of socks or underwear, please think of this program.

hope you can make it!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Belmont Shore Parade 2009

the parade is THIS Saturday Dec 5 at 7:00 PM. Please meet at 155 Quincy avenue no later than 6:15 PM

Wear dark pants, white sweatshirt, turtleneck, sweater etc under your vest. Uniforms are mandatory.
I have a bag of santa hats, if you have one already, please bring it, extras are always good.

Everyone must sign a permission slip, anne marie and susie are in charge so make sure you touch base with them early. We need to hand them in that night (anne has the forms).

remember it is crowded so get there early. Remember to eat dinner but don't fill up on too much drink and USE THE RESTROOM before lining up. the bathroom facilities are not convenient.

See you this Saturday!!