Tucson Community service thread.. any ideas we get .. post them here and we can discuss

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  1. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    I have several thoughts.. but right now I will open the thread to anyone that has any ideas... and kudos for ya'll thinking of the thread
  2. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    got this post from the CR thread just now..
    contest for Hurricane Katrina donations.. still not official.. but should be soon I would think.

    I have already turned in our tallies.. incidentally.. did it yesterday..however.. we can always add to it.

    as of the moment I believe we are running in second place against Al,NM but we can still get ahead of them if we come up with another idea and get it running rather quickly.. I am all for it if we can get input and run with it.


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  3. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    the only thing not really solid right now is the dates.. though I do not think.. or would at least hope they would not count out our tally because we had it before the official contest got under way.
  4. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    Cool! Even if we don;t win i think we couldn't have had it better! The event was awesome and one of the most fun things I'v done in awhile.

    I wish I had some stuff to donate for an auction! I thin that is a great idea, and quick and easy to put together. Otherwise we can do this again, but the DSG would probably be a bit aprehensive about coming down so soon, and I see they have a couple of events slated for themselves anyways.
  5. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    I also have an event idea, but it would not be a fundraiser. Y daughter has PKU, it is a genetic disorder where she cannot process one small part of protien and convert it ito an amino acid necessary for brain development. Which means she has tod rink a shake and watch what she eats, and test her bloo for the rest of her life but she will develop normally. She goes to the CRS, Childrens Rescource Clinic behind TMC every week (the appointments will get fewer as she gets older). THis is oneof the best clinics int he world for children with disorders, and they always have a huge holiday party for their patients, would you be interested in setting up a Star Wars character visit? I could easily run it by the director. We have direct contact wit her because we created our own non profit organization and support group for parents and children with PKU. Let me know!
  6. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    I think that would be very great to go to a clinic if they would have us.. also to entertain kids at TCC is on the list. I have a few new ideas. I am emailing Andy Taylor.. soon as he emails me back on this I will let ya'll know.
  7. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    does anyone know of a place we might be able to get an old car that doesn't run and has no hope of being saved.. we could investigate a place willing to hold a "car bash" (take a sledgehammer to the car for $2 a hit) It is a great stress reliever and a lot of fun as well... would take some doing.. but I am curious if anyone here in the group knows of a place to get the car. I am going to investigate this idea further.. we wouldn't need costumes for an event like this.. though it might be fun to have a few photos of a Star Wars character releasing some inner angst.
  8. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    We can jsut call some junk yards and see if they would be willing to donate one, but we would have to front the towing costs.

    Cat, want to see if Andy wants to combine the Suncoast line up with his remote? Or does he want to do something earlier in the day?
  9. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    I sent andy an email yesterday.. or day before.. can't remember from groggyness... just woke up... but he said he will be able to let me know if or what.. I would assume that would be fairly soon.. at least sometime this coming week.

    I figure we might could solicite someone to donate towing costs if we paint their name on the car.. and anyone else that gives the car.. or anything to do with the car. otherwise.. hopefully someone will reduce the cost since it is for charity.
  10. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Hmmmmm, my first thought is insurance and where? I'm just thinking what if someone hits the car and a piece comes off and hurts them?

    Leave it to me to think of the worst :p
  11. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    Thats a totally valid concerd Jada, what I have seen done, s having them sign a waiver, and well posted waiver guidlines before they start.

    Well, the official word int he red cross is shutting down here by Sunday, oh well it was an awesome set up.
  12. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, have them sign a completely "Hold Harmless" waiver, etc.

    Another fun thing is a China smash. You get old plates and such and build a containment area and let people throw plates against a wall and break them.

    Of course, safety glasses are a must.

    Oh and um, don't use Corelle, it shatters into too many shards . . . not that I know . . . . personally . . . [face_worried]
  13. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    hmmm..... I know all about corelle.. I've broken more than my fair share of it... esp... the ugly white with gold squigly's on it. O:)

    yes.. at my Red Cross training they said the TCC would be shut down by 5pm sunday the latest. They do not know the next move.. they said there is still much to be done as far as Katrina goes.. but we were not picked as a primary sight to hold evacuee's. A friend of mine from work has had her boyfriend leave for Atlanta on a fire team..He was a dropper in Arizona.. but quit a year ago due to the last big fires messing up his lungs.. but he was still oncall.. and won't be back for four to twelve weeks. He has no clue if he will wind up in ground zero or not.. but they are keeping them till they know.
  14. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    This is more of a worldwide community post.. not an idea.. but I thought the uniquness of it beared posting the URL for. It is to support Breast Cancer Research. I think I am going to get one of these.. nice and unique for the female fan that supports Cancer Research.

    fightforthecure lapel pin
  15. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    Hey Cathie can yo call me when yo get a chance? I have a request for our assistance at a disabled childrens clinic. Also, I cant find the news footage on either tape yo gave me, I have gone through them twice.
  16. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    How about "Find the Jawa a date?"
  17. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    I think you are making sure we know your in the market again.
  18. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    No, I was kidding, not like I sugested the single people get dressed up in costume and you "raffle" us off for charity.
  19. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    oh hey.. great idea.. I would like to raffle off a Jawa in a G string.. and donate the proceeds to getting us a vaccum table ;)
  20. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    Ummm, no. Not something I want to see let alone anyone else, trust me.
    Besides I may be "single" but I'm really not looking, not like I'd have the time, that really not fair to someone else. IMHO
  21. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    when your ready let us know.. not that I know anyone at the moment.. but you never know.
  22. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    I will bring our thank you letter from the red cross for everyone to see.. then hand it off to Dustin for putting in the scrapbook. Might also take that to wal mart for them to see as evidence of what we have been up too.. any chance anyone can bring some halloween photos early enough for me to show those to him as well.
  23. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    Any news Cat on the library thing?
  24. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    nope.. but she said it might take a few weeks.. then again.. it has been five weeks.. I will call her.
  25. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    Ya know, we can always "drum up" support of those animal rescue people (ya know the ones with fuzzy furry things in cages taken from the pound, last change to get adoopted before they get the big sleep) by standing around in costume in and around the local Pet stores that host the rescue animal people. My sister does that (resuce animals before they get put down, trying to find them homes before its "too late") in GA. Something I've always wanted to do.

    Just a thought, U all know I have a soft spot for animals.
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