Archive for November, 2011
We were scheduled to take our third SECC group photo on Thursday, Nov. 10, but we’ve postponed it until next week. The memorial service for School of Medicine faculty member Dr. Stephen Hodson (victim of a tragic auto accident last week) is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. Our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues; we want to be sure people are able to pay their respects.
The new date for the photo is:
Monday, Nov. 14, 2011
11:30 to 11:40 a.m.
(Please arrive a little early; we will take the photo close to 11:30)
Green Space at the University Plaza Parking Garage, above fountain (see map)
If you believe in the power of our people, and support the SECC and the good work it makes possible, COME STAND WITH US.
We’ll be taking a second group photo on the east end of the University Plaza Garage at 11:30 on Friday, Nov. 4. It will only take 10 minutes at most, and we’re hoping people will stop by on their way to lunch or the Field House. The photo will be used on the home page of the SECC site and in other communication, part of an animation (you’ll be able to watch the SECC effort grow, with more people in the shot each time).
I’m always impressed and a little excited at the start of each year’s campaign, to watch the thermometer start its skyward climb. We had a great first 24 hours after Dr. Callender’s letter went out, getting close to $50K. It’s a great beginning and compares well with past years. The challenge is to keep the “needle” moving; usually giving during the campaign follows an inverted bell curve, with lots of activity at the beginning and a flurry again at the end, with a drop in the middle. I’m usually one of those coming in toward the end, but this year plan to do it earlier. With some holidays and a lot of work stacked up, the sooner I get it done the better. Hope you’ll follow my lead.