Thank you to all the volunteers who showed up to work at the Centerville Post Office. We promised 20 volunteers and we did it! It was a HARD job and we had to hustle like crazy between 2:30 and 5:00 when the majority of the mail trucks came pulling in! Sadly, that was the same time the pizza came!
Here is our 1st shift!
Wayne Childs (Home Depot NE)
Wayne Childs' Child Elizabeth
Patricia and Suna Beshay
Stephanie Hussey (James Hussey Flooring)
Joe Wade (Cranes and Heavy Rigging)
Mike and Debbie Wheeler (Mike's Pest Solution)
Joe McMullians (McMullians Lawn Care)
and Ellen Hicks (sorry, I did not get a photo of you)
Here are some more action shots:
WE BROKE LOTS OF BAGS!!
OUR GOAL.......FILL THIS TRUCK UP
...AND WE DID!
AGAIN......THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING OUT AND SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY!
TIN ROCKED MONDAY NIGHT!!!
We had a FULL HOUSE at Wahoo Seafood Grill!
The meeting officially ended at midnight!
The "meeting after the meeting" stayed in the meeting room until they started vacuuming the room.
Then it moved to the hallway until they started turning off the lights.
Finally it moved to the front porch as they started locking the doors!
Jim Croteau from 2nd Harvest of the Big Bend and Merrilee White at the
"Meeting BEFORE the meeting"!
I can ONLY imagine the stories that were being told in this circle!
Jesse Cook, PROberta (Home Depot NW), Wayne Childs (Home Depot NE), Jake Dobert (Regional Construction) and Jim "Seminole" Perry (Air Control Heating and Cooling).
Part of our wonderful volunteer staff - we could not do it without them!
Thank you - Cortlyn, Bianca, and Quinton (standing) AND Buck (not in photo)
Buck Savage (wonderful volunteer) and Wayne Childs (Home Depot NE)
Wayne from Home Depot NE with a great deal on a drill set!
Lots of networking!
Cortlyn's shirt says it all........
Jim Croteau, Merrilee and Larry White, and Mr. Perry (Air Control)
Meeting before the meeting!
Nate Trombetti and Hannah Albro from Secured Investment Lending
(One of our Platinum Vendors)
We had a FULL house and had to keep running out to get more chairs!
Thank you Wahoo Seafood Grill for such a wonderful meeting room and
Jack Rivers and Sandra Perry from Southern Financial Insurance Group...another proud sponsor/vendor of TIN
TOTALLY SURPRISED WINNER!!!
Jesse Cook of Triple R Renovations (another proud TIN Vendor/Sponsor) donated 4 $25.00 gift certificates to Wahoo Seafood Grill for us to give out as door prizes. No one knew that we were keeping track of #10, 20, 30, and 40th person to enter the room. Lucky winners were Vicky Schroeder, George English, Darrell Wills, and Mike Poplin.
Darrell Wills get his $25.00 gift certificate.
Why did Jesse Cook donate $100s worth of Wahoo Seafood Grill gift certificates to our members??
He added up how much EXTRA business he had received from TIN in the last 2 months and was shocked to see it was well over $42,000.00!
A HAPPY VENDOR!
He isn't the ONLY happy vendor either!
Merrilee and Larry White
The wheelchair and Back porch at the Ronald McDonald house are complete! Here are some of the pictures:
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday January 16th. City Commissioner Curtis Richardson and RMH Executive Director Kathy Anderson cut the ribbon.
Big pile of supplies!
The demo of the old back porch/landing
Buck at work!
Tim Hall in DEMO mode!
We made short work of the demo and filled the trailer full!
Then before the rebuild started, we had to move supplies closer. The concrete was 80lbs a bag. The ladies gladly followed Mark's orders that we could not carry bags of concrete - especially Amber who might weigh as much as the bag itself!
Mike Poplin moving lumber to the staging area!
The ladies didn't mind carrying lumber to the staging area!
Wayne Childs from Home Depot hard at work digging holes!
LOTS OF HOLES had to be dug! Roberto Diaz from Home Depot
Aaron Milner (Johnson and Milner Engineering) digging more holes
George Johnson (Johnson and Milner Engineering) and his son at work. Also in picture Amber Wormsley and Buck Savage (leaning on the shovel).
Jake Dobert explains it to Ben Dobert
Then 2 TV stations showed up and filmed us!
Amber Wormsley hard at work!
Even Bianca got into the building process
George Johnson and Aaron Milner of Johnson and Milner, Inc. Structural and Civil Engineering threw a great Christmas party for all their clients and business partners. Great band and wonderful food!
Mark and Sons (Pete and Ben)
Thank you to everyone who donated food items Tuesday night at the meeting! We collected 116 pounds of food!
Mark and I met with Jim Croteau, the Interim Chief Executive Officer and delivered the food.
Afterwards Jim gave us a tour of the facility.
It is a huge warehouse with coolers and freezers!
BRRRRRRR! It is -4 degrees in here! Grocery stores freeze their meat before its sell by date and then donated the items to 2nd Harvest.
2nd Harvest has to fundraise $1.7 million dollars to be able to distribute 1 million pounds a food a year. The food goes to faith based food clinic and other social programs.
They provide 700 backpacks of food weekly for children. These bags of food cost $5.40 per child and are distributed to children who have been identified by their teachers as not having enough food during the weekends.
They also provide backpacks of food for senior citizens. Sadly, they had to stop because they did not have enough money to buy the food to fill the packs. Luckily some churches stepped in and raised $40,000 to provide meals.
Their website is www.fightinghunger.org.
Mark and I are hoping people will join us in 2016 and volunteer to sort and pack food one morning.
"Seminole Jim" (Air Control Heating and Cooling) invited Mark and myself to join him, his wife Judy, and their next door neighbor at the University Club for a networking event.
It was a wonderful event - lots and lots of delicious food and interesting people. The views were incredible!
Mark and "Seminole Jim" Perry
"Seminole Jim", Judy Perry, and their adorable Scottish neighbor
What a view!
A bird's eye view of the construction
We really enjoyed getting to know Mr. Perry and his wife Judy while taking in the views from the University Club. Thanks Mr. Perry!
We had a great turnout at the November meeting!
We raised $45.00 for Ronald McDonald House thanks to Home Depot for bringing great give aways such as coolers and fans! Plus everyone who bought tickets!
Thank you to the Smiths who brought their PA system so everyone could hear!
They also won a prize from Home Depot and RMH raffle.
Benjamin H. Pingree, MPA, Executive Vice President of Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County Inc. was our guest speaker
During the problem solving session, we had great audience participation especially from our Sponsor Ingolf.
Be sure to join us for our next meeting in December!
Tuesday, December 8th!
On October 8th, Mark Dobert and Camille Mueller attended the Mortgage Broker's Association Happy Hour at the Edison in Cascade Park looking for a premiere mortgage broker to provide services for all of our members.
Also involved in the steeple repair is our sponsor Antoney Manning of Regional Construction Services. He did the refurbishing job on the base and the steeple.
Call or Text us
Camille - 850-692-9449
Mark - 850-792-5963