Monday, November 9, 2009
Donna Bellina commits another year to the Retiree Connection
AmeriCorps VISTA Donna Bellina has committed another year to her position through Yavapai College Division of Life Long Learning. "I'm happy to be working with such great staff, and not only working towards giving my project The Retiree Connection sustainability but connecting to the non-profits to give them the support they need in this challenging economic climate." Donna works under the guidance of Dennis Garvey, the Dean of Life Long Learning and is looking forward to new successes and challenges in the upcoming year. "This is a wonderful project. You change someone's life every time you volunteer, it changes your perspective as to what community is really about."
ABC 15 News Showcases Prescott As A Top Small City For Business And Careers
Click on the link below to view our featured video on ABC News out of Phoenix. It just keeps getting better.
Retiree Connection "Water Smart" Commercials Are Aired
The Retiree Connection would like to thank Rick Derman and Clark Engle who were an integral part in 12 radio spots that are airing on KAHM. Clark Engle collaborated with Donna Bellina to supply the voice talent. Rick Derman did a great job writing some upbeat commercials about the "Water Smart" Program that were informative and represented the voice of the Retiree Connection. Check out more information about the Water Smarts program at www.prescott-az.gov
Travel Discounts for Volunteers and Educators!
This promotion, which we just found out about on the Jauntsetter blog, is being offered by Sage Hospitality as a way to support volunteerism. They're only giving out a limited number of completely free hotel stays, but the 50% discounts will run through March 2010, so you have plenty of time to plan your getaway.
Sage also offers a deal for active and retired teachers and school administrators! Educators can get a 50% discount on rooms at all the company's hotels, up until December 30, 2009.
I love the idea behind these promotions. There are already plenty of rewards out there for those who travel frequently or have certain corporate affiliations. Now, people are getting rewarded for choosing to volunteer (anywhere!) or work in schools.
Disneyland and Disney World are planning to get in on the action too, starting in January 2010, when they'll offer free days at its theme parks after completing certain volunteer projects.