Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Upcoming Events....


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2009 Kick Off Party! NOVEMBER 17th, 6:00 at INLAND CHEVROLET in the showroom!!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

2008 & 2009 updates!!

It's been a long time since I've posted a bulletin for this site.

But wanted to update you all!

2008 Hemet Relay For Life was a HUGE success! We made goal! Whooo Hooo! It was $51,000K and we made just over that, but we made it and that's all that matters! Last week we had our Wrap Up party and it was great seeing everyone again!

2009 is underway and has been turned over to Miss Marcia. Don't coun't me out though, cause I'm still going to be your 'communications chair'! The committee will be hearing from me as Marcia's liaison!!! Aren't you/they lucky!

What we do know is a date has been set for April of 2009 for our next Relay and the theme is SUPERHERO'S!!! How fun!!!

Be on the lookout for more info here!!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Our new Relay Team!!!

The Few. The Proud. The Marines.

I am so proud of this picture. These guys not only fighting this battle in Iraq to make our world safer, but battleing this war against cancer too! Bill (8th from the left) was on my team last year and was dissappointed he wouldn't be able to participate this year because of his tour of duty in Iraq. So we sent the Relay to him. We sent a box of shirts, a banner and some other items for them to enjoy. And look at this picture!! I'm setting up their team on our website this week as soon as I get all the guys names. I'll post a link on here to their website so anyone who wants to support these guys can. If they could bring in just $100 that would be so cool. I know I'll be donating to them! It'll be an honor to. Enjoy!!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Team Captain Meeting Place has Changed!!!

Thank you About Fitness for loaning us your facility to have our Team Captain meetings. We'll get you on the T-Shirt!
Our new location is:
Valley Wide Recreation Center
44175 Acacia Ave
Hemet, CA 92544

Across from the Sheriffs Dept. on Acacia & Fairview.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Our Christmas Parade!

Thanks to everyone that came out and participated in our Christmas Parade. It was SO cold and windy and although not everyone showed up (and I don't blame them at all), it was a great turnout! These Survivors are the best. They hung in there, had a great time and didn't complain once. I did all the complaining! Ha! Ha!

It was a crazy morning! The rain caused us to not be able to decorate the night before. And even though our float didn't win, it came together beautifully and we had a great time!

Our Driver, Dave, from Clark's Towing was a lot of fun. He went above and beyond helping us decorate even though he had been up all night pulling cars out of flood waters. As we were going down Florida Ave. on our parade path, he honked the horn and everyone was cheering.

It was FUN! Thanks to everyone who came!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Our newest Co-Chair: Ethan Carroll!

Ethan Carroll

Born on November 15th
Weighing in at 9lbs 12.3 oz
20" in length

Cheryl, Ethan, Richard and big brother Brennon are doing very well!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tastefully Simple for a Great Cause!!!

All Tastefully Simple orders made on my website from now until the end of December...100% of my profits will go to the American Cancer Society's- Hemet's 6th Annual Relay For Life.
Tastefully Simple is fantastic food that is so easy to make. There are some great holiday gifts sets too that come in great containers and are already gift wrapped for you. They're also shipped directly to your recipient. How great is that. So support the cause!!! Thanks!
Here's the link:

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Relay University

The Hemet Gang!
Carmie, Lori, Deb, Donna, Amy, Rosa, Dan & Ron
Melissa, Martha, Stephanie & Michelle
Cheryl & Julie
Shake that 'Junk in the Trunk' Martha!!!

Was great. Had a great time with you guys that went! I hope you all learned a lot about Relay For Life and what it is we do. Go spread the word on what a great organization this is!

Thanks again to those of you who went and took the time away from your family to be there!

Here's a few pictures...a couple are a bit blurry...but they're ok!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Christmas Parade & More....

I've got the paperwork for the parade. Waiting on one small piece of info then I'll turn it in with the application fee. We'll have the trailer to decorate the night before, so let's start thinking of a theme.
Relay U is Saturday. Looking forward to that. Everyone who is going is going to learn so much about Relay from what I understand. This is my first year also, so hopefully I'll retain what I learn and be able to put it to good use.
Interested Party is coming as is our 2008 Kick Off Party. Looking forward to that. We've got good 'ol Randy Houston coming as our Survivor Speaker. I just got a Gospel Choir to sing 'Amazing Grace' during the Luminaria ceremony. I've got a couple of tear jerking shows to show everyone...last a total of 20 minutes. Went and confirmed all the details with Donna and Cheryl today at Datillo's. It's going to be great.
See those of you who are going to Relay U this weekend!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

2008 Kick Off Party Scheduled!!!

October 29, 2007
Datillo's Italian Restaurant

Pizza, Salad, Bread & Beverages
will be served!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

A new Relayer has joined our group!!!

Mikayla Danielle Granger. 6lbs. 7oz. 18"

Kelly Granger, team captain of Dan the Man has welcomed a new baby girl! Congratulations Kelly!!! We can't wait to see her strolling around the track!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I got us on the calendar to get our banner put up across Florida and Kirby for 2 weeks prior to our Relay. I also have the banners in at 'Ink-redibles' having the dates changed.
The paperwork is coming in the mail next week to fill out so that we can have a float in the parade this year. So let's start thinking of some fun ways to get us noticed!

Monday, September 10, 2007

First Team Captain Meeting

Our first TC Meeting went really well. We had Team Captains & Co-Captains show up from 6 of our teams. That's much better than our attempt at a meeting last month. A few things we went over...
-Turning in Commitment Forms asap!
-When filling out the scannable forms...make sure it's in BLACK pen and in CAPITAL Letters! Very important. However, we are going online in mid-November and this will take most if not all of the paperwork out of the registration process.
It was a pleasure seeing some of you all again and I'm looking forward to our Relay!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Me & Rusty Wallace! Too Cool!!!!

How appropriate for our Nascar Themed Relay!

This was cool, I met Rusty Wallace at the Ontario Airport. I sat right behind him on the plane. Along with John Andretti and Larry McRenolds!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Relay University

October 6th at Cal State San Bernardino. Let's all meet up at the new Starbucks on Esplande and Sanderson at 7:00am and carpool up. Registration and sign in start at 8:00 with breakfast. The actual training will start at promptly 9:00 am! I'd love it if we got some shoe polish and wrote fun stuff on our car windows for the trip up. It'll be fun!
Remember, even though you have RSVP'd at with me, you still need to register to be there. Go here to do that:
What a fun day we will all have!!!

Friday, August 10, 2007


Today I have sent out a letter to California Speedway requesting donation of memorabilia to decorate our track. How nice would it be to turn our track into a mini California Speedway? That would just be icing on the cake. So keep your fingers crossed that they accept our request. They have so many requests each year that they just can't do them all which is very understandable. But it certainly never hurts to ask anyway.
I'm looking forward to our next Committee Meeting and our next Team Captain Meeting in September!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Team Captain Meeting Schedule

Where: About Fitness (shopping center on Florida & Meridian, between Mission Grove Realty & Domino's)
Time: 7:15-8:15 pm
Sept. 10
Oct. 8
Nov. 12
Jan. 7
Feb. 11
March: TBD

I know the times are late, but it's only once a month and the facility is good. We can all bear with it for a good cause! :-)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

2008 Leadership Conference

(L-R: Tony Colver (Victorville Co-Chair), Cynthia Runge (Border Sierra), Jackie Mitchell (Area Mgr. Border Sierra), Myself, Margie Scott (Roubideaux Event Chair), (Bottom) Cari Gordon (Moreno Valley Event Chair)

Well I just got back from the conference in Irvine yesterday! Wow!!! I learned so much that I can bring back to all of you for our Relay. I was given a lot of really good ideas to use and implement. I'm so excited to get started! I thought I'd share a picture with you that we took on our way out yesterday.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Committee Meeting Schedule

Riverside Sheriff's Dept. Community Conference Room
43950 Acacia Ave.
Hemet, CA. 92544
(East end of town across from Valley Wide)

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Dates: (First Wednesday of the month)
September 5
October 3
November 7
January 2
February 6
March 5, 12, 19, 26

Friday, June 29, 2007

Teams, Teams, Teams!!!

Teams: That's how we'll reach our goal! The more teams our Relay has, the more money that will be brought in. We have yet to set team goals and fundraising goals but that doesn't mean we can't start recruiting teams. So for every team or person who brings in a new team they will get an incentive in the way of spirit bucks. $5000 'Team Recruitment' spirit bucks for every NEW team brought in! And which ever team or person has the most Team Recruitment bucks come Relay day, will recieve a prize at closing ceremonies and/or the Wrap Up Party! (The teams have to register, fundraise and show up on Relay day).

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

We have a Theme!!!!!

"There is no finish line until we find a cure!" I am so happy I got such a great response to this theme! I wasn't quite sure how it would go...but as guys rock! I'm glad there is so many racing fans out there!
Let's get to work!!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Upcoming Meetings...

October 18-Hemet Interested Party Meeting (Arroyo Fairways/6:30-8:30)
October 29-Relay Kick Off Party (Datillo's Restaurant/6:30-8:30)
November 2/3-Relay Summit in Los Angeles (Julie)
November 8-Online Training (Stephanie) in Fountain Valley, CA.
December 1- Christmas in the Park (Gibbel Park-Set up on Nov. 30 at 2 pm.)
January 12-Team Developement Meeting (TBD)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Committee Positions...

Positions we have:
Event Chair: Julie Pizzitola
Co-Chair: Cheryl Carroll
Logistics: Marcia Conrad
Team Development: Donna Purvis
*Team Retention: Melissa Lawhorn
*Team Relationship: Saundra Beaty
Survivorship: Kristina Lindholm
*Survivorship Co-Chair: Martha Baca
Entertainment/PR: Ron Hedman
*Entertainment/PR Co-Chair: Kristina Lindholm
Kids Corner: Martha Baca
Sponsorship: Christy Raway
Online Chair-Stephanie Bowden
Luminaria-Bonnie Little
Mission Delivery-Lori Skendrovich
Registration: Michelle Alves & Sylvan Learning Center
Accounting: Melissa Bergman

If you know of someone who is interested in joining our committee, please have them email me at: or call me at the contact information above!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Ready, Set, GO!!!

Mark your calendars: Relay is March 29-30th!!!
We're on the move!!!

As Bob the Builder would say:
Can we do it???