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Fundraising Luncheon for SafeChild & 6th Annual Dorcas Thanksgiving Breakfast

During the past 24-hours, I have had the pleasure of attending fundraising events for two really amazing organizations.  Yesterday, November 8th, I was a guest of my friend, Virginia Anthony, at the SafeChild Annual Fundraising Luncheon.   The event was held at the Raleigh Downtown Marriott and there was 504 people at the luncheon!

Virginia and Becca at SafeChild

SafeChild is an amazing organization that was started 25 years ago with a mission of preventing child abuse and building stronger families.  Two different families shared their personal testimonials of how SafeChild has positively impacted their lives over the years.  Each table featured a centerpiece of a handmade blanket that will be given to a child who is being treated and cared for by the loving volunteers at SafeChild.

Blankets for kids at SafeChild

 

6th Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast for Dorcas Ministires

Today, November 9th, I attended the Dorcas Ministries 6th Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast, held at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.

Dorcas Thanksgiving Breakfast

I think I have attended this event for at least 5 of the past 6 years and some of those years I have served as a Table Captain.  This year I attended as a guest of Nancy Seymour of Atlantic Tire.  Dorcas is one of my favorite organizations in Cary and the room was packed FULL this morning!  Dorcas serves those in our community who are facing a crisis and the personal testimonials shared this morning were very powerful and heartbreaking all at the same time.

Judy, Nancy and Becca

We are so thankful to have Dorcas here in Cary and for all the help they provide.  It is exciting to know that Dorcas Ministries will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary next year!  They have some cool events planned in 2018 to celebrate, so stay tuned for more!

Alison, Stephany and Becca

 

I LOVE the month of November!  We celebrate 2 very special birthdays in our house…Trent turns 11 years old today and Mark turns 8 years old on Sunday!  Thank you to My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex for providing me with a beautiful selection of fall dresses for the month of November!  They have their Winter Clothing Exchange today from 10:30am-5:30pm!  Stop by to see them and tell them you read Beccasblog.com for a special discount for my readers!

 

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Thanksgiving Breakfast and Spaghetti for Lunch!

Dorcas Thanksgiving Breakfast

Dorcas Thanksgiving Breakfast

On Thursday morning I had the pleasure of being a Table Captain for the 2013 Thanksgiving Breakfast for Dorcas Ministries.  I’ve been involved with Dorcas Ministries for many years and I love what they stand for and really admire their mission and work in the Cary area.  As a Table Captain, I was asked to invite 9 other people to join me for the breakfast at Prestonwood Country Club.  I reached to Rotary friends, business referral partners and other networking friends.  I was so proud of my table, everyone I invited showed up and were VERY generous during the YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE part of the program!  Thanks to Tia, Susan, Christy, Tammy, Elizabeth, Kevin, Baxter, Don and Louis for joining me!  Here is a picture of me with Susan and Christy after the breakfast. 

Spaghetti for Rotary

Spaghetti for Rotary

Yesterday afternoon Alicia and I went over to the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church to pick up food from the Cary-Page Rotary Club.  They were hosting their Annual Spaghetti Fundraiser.  This is one of their club’s biggest fundraisers that benefits Read & Feed and many other local non-profits.  Thanks to Cary Page Rotary Club member, Mark Wainwright, for reaching out to me about a Sponsorship from Smith & Smith, CPA.  We were a Bronze Sponsor and received 10 spaghetti meals.  YUMMY!  Cam’s family came in for the spaghetti lunch and we had a great time getting the to-go meals and eating at the office together.

 Thanks to My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Cary and downtown Apex for dressing me in the lovely gray-sweater dress (don’t you just love that bow!?!?) and the pink vintage jacket, a very Jackie O look to me!  Stop by there to shop, tell them you read Beccasblog.com and get 10% off your purchase!  Happy weekend!

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information  http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Fighting Hunger Around the World

World Food Day delivery

World Food Day delivery

Today, October 16th, is World Food Day, a global movement to help end hunger.  This year marks the 32nd Annual World Food Day and is focusing on sustainable food systems for those who are hungry around the world.  Scott Rossi, a dear friend of mine, client of Smith & Smith, CPA and a fellow Cary-Kildaire Rotarian reminded me last week about World Food Day.  We didn’t have much time to put a food drive together, but we did it anyway and our Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club came through BIG TIME (just like they always do!)  We did a 1-day food drive, I sent an email out about 3-hours before the weekly meeting and we managed to collect two large boxes of food!  I delivered that food to Docras Ministries just a few hours ago, today, Wednesday, October 16, 2013…the 32nd Annual World Food Day!  And I was proudly wearing my Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club polo shirt.  What can YOU do today to help fight hunger around the world…but also in your community?

   

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A Hunting We Will Go…on the 3rd Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt!

 

Cary Scavenger Hunt 2012

This year marked the 3rd Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt, presented by CaryCitizen.com and hosted by Waverly PlaceSmith & Smith, CPA was proud to be a Silver Sponsor  for the Cary Scavenger Hunt and Blake, Becca and Trent represented a Family Team during the race.  This was our first time participating in the race, so our initial strategy was to just go, compete and have a good time.  Well…our competitive edge quickly kicked in and we really gave it our all to try to win.  Did we come out as winnners…keep reading to find out! 

 

Looking for clues!

The event was awesome, there were 62 teams, broken into two different categories: Adult Teams and Family Teams, and had around 250 participants!  We met up at Waverly Place on Saturday morning at 9:30am to get checked-in, change into our scavenger hunt t-shirts and hear the final rules/announcements.  Our team name was “Trent-Tastic”, guess who that it was named after?  There were 62 clues in the book that included both group photo answers and write-in answers for places, art, events, and locations all around Cary.  We were released at 10am with our Club Books and off we went and were required to be back at 1:30pm or else face a 50points per minute penalty! YIKES!  We had a great time, Blake was our driver, I was the clue book navigator and Trent was along for the photos and fun.  We traveled all over Cary during the next 3.5 hours and I was actually quite impressed with how much I knew about Cary and how much we LEARENED about Cary!  Some of my favorite pictures are below.  And did we win…no, we came close though but we REALLY had fun and we look forward to participating & sponsoring in the years to come!  Thank you CaryCitizen.com for a totally amazing time on the Cary Scavenger Hunt!

Look at all those sponsors!

 

Hurrican's Grill Menus and Lifesaver Clue #30

 

Group Photo at Tajuana Flats Clue #14

 

Group Photo with Lulu the pup at PCMedEvac Clue #3

 

Dorcus Ministries Clue #34

 

Hot Dog Man Ashworth Drug Clue #16

 

Cary's Veteran Freedom Park Clue #23

 

Door prize Winner from JustNeem

 

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The Cary Chamber hosted their final Business of Women meeting for the 2011-year this past week.  Delancy Carroll, Vice President of the Cary Chamber, was excited to tell us that the Business of Women was going into their 10th year of luncheons!  So exciting! 

Dorcas Shop in Cary

And following the traditions of years past, the speaker for December was from a local charitable organization (in the spirit of giving!).  Dorcas Ministries was the presenter and the topic was “Honoring Our Past, and Building Our Future”.  The ladies from Dorcas, Deirdre Jersey, Capital Campaign Fundraising Chair and Jill Wissing, Crisis Ministry Manager, gave a very informative but moving talk about Dorcas Ministries.  Jill shared some really special stories during the lunch about individuals and families who have been helped by Dorcas.  Dorcas Shop recently moved to a much larger space in Cary and had their Grand Opening on October 1st
Volunteers working the Dorcas Shop Donation dock

I stopped by Dorcas Shop after the luncheon and delivered a large box of toys & other items at their donation center.  The two volunteers that helped unload my car were so friendly.  This is a wonderful place to volunteer if you are looking for an opportunity to serve our community.  Deirdre mentioned the quote during the presentation “Think GLOBALLY, but act LOCALY” and volunteering with Doras is a prime example of making that into a reality!  I was pleased to have my friend, Beth Dehghan, Owner of Village Cleaners, attend the luncheon with me. Some of the other fabulous ladies that we met at the luncheon included: Pat Richardson, Director of Community Relations for Galloway Ridge in Pittsboro, NC, Tracey Gritz, Owner of The Efficient Office, Christy Carver, Owner of Bella Bridesmaids, and the mother/daughter team of Print 2 Promote Sara Adcox and Brittany Brinkley

 I am so pleased to share this ECU Christmas card that was put together by my lovely mother, Marsha Fleenor and her co-worker, Millicent Thomas.  Marsha and Millicent are part of the staff for the Office of Continuing Studies at East Carolina University.   They sent this card/picture via email to over 200 of their co-workers/friends.  I LOVE it!  Marsha and Millicent are big supporters of my blog, so this is a fun opportunity for me to give a shout-out back to them!  Don’t you just love the big wreath they are holding up!?!  So festive!  And I love my mom so much, she’s my best friend!!  If you are thinking about returning to school to complete an undergraduate degree or if you would like to earn a graduate degree online, the contact email address is Options@ecu.edu  Degree programs online that are offered through ECU make it possible for working adults to complete their degrees without returning to the classroom.  What are you waiting for….GO FOR IT!   

 It’s FRIDAY!!!!  Happy weekend!!!!!!!

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