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I was prompted to recall a time when I felt gut-wrenching nervousness.  And as I start to gear up for the 3rd (!) Kamloops Timeraiser it is easy to recall such a situation.

When I heard about the Timeraiser – an event created by Framework in Toronto 11 years ago – I thought to myself: ‘this has to come Kamloops’.  After pursuing the Timeraiser organization for over a year to bring their event to Kamloops, they eventually decided they wouldn’t bring here – but I could host it myself.  Awesome – I love hosting parties, but for this particular event I needed money and support.

chequeSo after socializing the idea and finding support, the day actually came when my first sponsor, NRI Distribution, sent me a $5000 sponsorship cheque.

Fear, disbelief, apprehension, insecurity – all welled up inside me.  Are they crazy putting this much faith in me to pull this off?  Can I pull this off?  What I do next?  How do I pay him back if I screw up?  Eek!

But whenever I am under pressure – life becomes clearer…  Just focus on the next step.  I can’t say I felt optimistic or that the fear disappeared, but I knew that if I just kept doing the right steps one after the other I would get the job done.

And I did!  And at some point in the following weeks I started to get excited knowing it would work out.  Those feelings of fear changed to pride, gratitude, excitement, enthusiasm and relief!

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You can find all the info you need about this SnM Party here or on the Facebook invite; and if you are super hip you can follow the hashtag #SnMKuromi on Twitter.

SnM T-Shirt - Crock of ShirtWe have Crock of Shirt designed shirts for sale this year!  Which is great, but even better – you can order your shirt (size & colour) at the party before 8pm and they will be delivered to the SnM party at 10pm!!  Impulse purchases are the best 🙂   T-shirts are $25 and come in red, grey, black & pink.  A portion of the t-shirt sales will go to the Rob Horne Scholarship.

 

Link to the Propositions Pool $5 per entry, you can enter as many times as you like – even if you can’t attend the party.   All entry fees go to the Rob Horne Scholarship.

Shotski!!

Shotski!

July 20th at the Kuromi Residence
Pool & keg open at noon
Dinner at 6pm
Kids welcome until 8pm

We are going to play a few games you may not have heard of – like Björrsbie and Neglin – and we will be setting up a virtual video link to parties in Iceland, and possibly in France & Fiji, to get us all together again.  The favorites will be back as well, including the money wheel and the fear-factor milkshake.

Crack the keg at noon and it goes until…   Kids welcome until 8pm and bring your bathing suit.

Dinner is BBQ chicken legs, whole carrots and celery, baby potatoes on a stick, fresh buns & dessert squares.  In the Viking spirit eating only with your hands is encouraged – but there will be some plates & cutlery available for the faint of heart.

$25 entrance fee gets you in.
$15 for dinner.  RSVP to september@kuromi.ca by Wed. July 17th at 5pm

Skál

SnM

(September ‘n Mike)

Shot-ski for 10!

On August 18th the 9th annual SnM (September ‘n Mike – get your mind out of the gutter) took place.  All the invites said 10th annual – but I was a little enthusiastic.  Mike and I have been together for 10 years – but this was actually only the 9th year we had a big annual party.

Anyway- what you all really want to know is how the party went.  It was extremely entertaining – there was a little vomit, some lovin’ , a friend all the way from San Fransisco, a lot of spaghetti, some amazing wine, a guest in a wheelchair wearing his speedo, good friends – old and new,  and a shotski with 10 people on it (2 skis long attached end to end).

We raised $500 for the Rob Horne Memorial Scholarship Fund – not bad for a backyard keg party.

Here are the results of the Fundraising Questionnaire: http://socialfire.ca/documents/2012Questionnaire-RESULTS.pd – which was won by Stu Wymer, he only got one wrong – it helps that he was willing to wear a speedo all night.

And, just a quick aside – if you are interested in helping another friend of ours and buying some amazing artwork (September’s art will be there) – check out the Silent Auction for Janet Whitehead this Saturday, Sept 1st, evening at the Art We Are.

A quick thank you to a bunch of people who helped us host the SnM party this year: Todd, Chris, Andrina, Brock, Trudy, Orion, Holly, Sal (and Cam), Ian, Andrea, Matt, Kelly and everyone who attended.

Until next year, or maybe next week, thanks for the great times everyone.

 

Helping my coach and friend, Janet Whitehead,  be happy and successful through her chemotherapy regime.

The 5 Why’s.

Visit the website, donate, volunteer or send vibes of healing and happiness.

It is that time of year again!  Come out for the entertainment, the company, the food and the beverages.  This year we are doing an Italian theme – spaghetti dinner and a wine & cheese room.  As always, the more merrier!

Cosa (what)
2012 SnM Festa – That’s Amore

Che (who)
Anyone – and their friends and kids (over 19 after 8pm please)

Quando (when)
Saturday, August 18th.
Keg and pool open at 12 noon; Dinner 6:30pm; Vino e fromaggio 8 – 9:30pm

Dove (where)
Kuromi household – 391 Rachel Pl

Quanto (how)
RSVP for dinner by Aug 11th. If you aren’t eating – no rsvp required.
Admittance (includes beverages): $30
Dinner: $15
Vino e fromaggio: $15

All proceeds will be donated to the Rob Horne Memorial Scholarship at TRU.

As is tradition, and our most successful fundraisers over the years, you can fill out a ‘fundraising questionnaire’.  This year you can use PayPal to purchase your entry – so anyone can partake, especially those who can’t attend or are out of town.

Entry is $5 per questionnaire and you can enter as many times as you like.  Email your responses to me before Aug 18th, or bring it to the party.   Click on a link below or I can email you the word doc when I receive a PayPal payment notification.  Make sure you enter a multiple of $5 in the amount field.

To download a printable version of the Questionnaire: http://www.socialfire.ca/documents/Questionnaire.pdf
Or fill it in online: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=RkRQurqk0ZEpHhLAaWFtGg

See you on Aug 18th and thanks for supporting our friend Rob Horne.

Good times!

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