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Spring 2015 Edition of Journeys in Review now available
POSTED: May 18, 2015
Check out the latest edition of Journeys in Review, Journeys in Community Living's quarterly newsletter. Featured in our spring edition are details about our upcoming Annual Celebration & Silent Auction, along with a question and answer session with Journeys' new financial director, Jim Robert.
You'll also find an update from Journeys Executive Director Betty McNeely on the transition towards community-based services from facility-based. She explains some exciting things happening now with Journeys vocational program setup.
The last few months also have unfortunately been full of heartache here at Journeys, as three of our individuals have passed away. All three of these individuals are memorialized in both the print and digital editions of the newsletter this month.
On page 3 we say thank you to several groups and individuals who recently helped make Journeys and its residential program a better place for the individuals we serve. Several groups visited homes in Journeys' programs during the United Way's 2015 Days of Action!
As always, page 4 is loaded with staff anniversaries. So what are you waiting for? Click here now to start reading the lastest newsletter!
2015 Annual Celebration and Silent Auction set for June 11
POSTED: March 20, 2015 UPDATED: May 18, 2015
MURFREESBORO — Tables and tickets for our 2015 Annual Celebration and Silent Auction are continuing to sell quickly! If you haven't already bought your ticket or a table for this year's event then do so now, as time and space is running out!
This year's celebration will once again benefit the more than 120 individuals served by Journeys in Community Living on a daily basis.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Old Fort Parkway will once again serve as the location of the silent auction and awards show, which is aimed at honoring those who have played a role in helping individuals with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams of a normal life!
The event is scheduled to be held 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel and a full-service all-you-can-eat appetizer buffet will be available, along with free wine!
One person served by Journeys will also receive an award for the strides he or she has made over the past year towards independence. Several other honorees will also be awarded at this year's event.
An internal panel at Journeys is still working to determine who this year's award winners will be, but if you have a suggestion, email email@example.com.
Journeys in Community Living Development Coordinator Mark Bell said he is expecting this year's event to build even more on last year's successes.
"This event is entering it's fourth year and has really picked up traction over the past couple of years, becoming established as one of the area's premier silent auction fundraisers," he said. "I really expect us to come very close to having a sell-out event this year, and I know that the crew we have out there hunting down auction items is the absolute best in the area. They will bring back some real treasures for people to bid on this year."
Bell said he and his staff of volunteer fundraisers learned a lot last year about what makes an event successful. He and the staff are also taking advice from those who attended last year about ways to make things better.
"We are definitely going to streamline things," he said. "Faster auction checkout. Access to your seats as soon as you arrive. A more condensed awards program. These are all things we've heard about from others last year and we are addressing them head-on, as we want our guests to be as comfortable as possible."
Tickets and tables for this year's event can be purchased by visiting THE EVENTS SECTION of our Web site; by visiting Journeys in person at 1130 Haley Rd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Mon. - Fri. between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pay with cash or check; or by mailing a check, along with a list of guest names to Attn: Mark Bell/Development, 1130 Haley Rd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Cost of tickets can be found by clicking here.**
**Those paying in person and by mail can avoid convenience fees associated with purchasing tickets online this year through Eventbrite. Eventbrite receives those convenience fees, not Journeys.
Items featured in 2014 Annual Celebration & Silent Auction
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(July 28, 2014)
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