It’s time to TweetUp for the FOOD Bank, enjoy some Preseason Cheer with colleagues, friends, fellow-business owners, and people you would like to meet in person face-to-face (but have never met), and it’s time to take online, offline … at the 4th Comox Valley TweetUp!
( #TweetUpCV on Twitter is the hashtag )
A big Thank You to Michael Fountain of Discovery Community College for partnering with me, and for being the host location for this FREE community event, and for providing refreshments.
We’ve only had a few TweetUps in the Comox Valley, so … What do you DO at a TweetUp? Watch for my next blog post, which will be announced on Twitter via @brendajohima but in a nutshell, we get together, we mingle, and build relationships in a new way ( for those in business, you know the term “sell without selling” ) having used Twitter. This isn’t your “usual” networking event … you won’t be flogged with business cards and brochures, sales and marketing and “elevator pitches” …
** We will have a BIG Screen with live tweeting from the event … and if you are new to Twitter, please attend anyway! There will be lots of “seasoned pros” to show you a few Twitter tips. **
There are things that the Comox Valley Food Bank does not purchase and really need. Here’s what you can could do to help at the TweetUp! :
** If you are in need yourself, or can’t/don’t choose to donate anything, that is TOTALLY fine, nobody will know. Please just come to the TweetUp! anyway … We (and I) want you there. It’s all about community, conversation, taking online, offline … and FUN.**
- If you wish to donate money, a cheque can be made out to “ Comox Valley Food Bank Society ” and I will make sure it is delivered along with any food donations we receive.
- Please bring non-perishable food items, and I will personally deliver them to the FOOD Bank after the event. And as you can see from the list, it’s not just food they need:
Here’s a list of items that the Comox Valley FOOD Bank gave me when I asked how we could help last year, for the 2010 TweetUp for the Food Bank (and for the Homeless) and yes, some ideas of what they still need for 2011 :
- Peanut butter
- Pork and Beans
- Shampoos and Soaps
- Boxes of raisins or other healthy food choices for children’s lunch boxes
- Juice boxes (the healthy sugar-free ones) for children’s lunch boxes
And … whatever else YOU can think of that would help out at this time of year. For food, choose the healthy options if you can 🙂
** Please join us at the TweetUp (FREE community event) and sign up via the link below, so that we have an idea of numbers for refreshments :
Date: Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Venue: Discovery Community College (Courtenay Campus)
Where: 1025 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay (upstairs)
Cost: FREE community event, although we encourage you to please bring a donation for the local Comox Valley FOOD Bank
Twitter Hashtag: #TweetUpCV
Your Hosts: Brenda Johima and Michael Fountain