Category Archive: Behind the Scenes

Nov 25

A dark day has dawned…or has it?

We are out of tumblers. Or, at least we are out of tumblers that have not been spoken for. The state campaign sent us a supply of insulated drinking tumblers; we were making them available to anyone who made a pledge of $20 or more, while our supply held out. The magic number was 1320; we have run out of …

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Nov 22

Three cheers for our 100% areas

I’ve always been impressed by 100%. Our department has a relatively small  (about 20) group of pretty positive, engaged and socially conscious people, and I can’t remember any time in recent history we’ve risen very much above 70%. Even with the best intentions, people are out, schedules get crossed, competing needs or priorities take precedent. Glitches happen. So when I …

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Nov 22

When things don’t go according to plan

Getting this message from outside our network? We're working on a fix.

Who has time for anything, right? I write this as I’m scarfing down a ziplock bag of leftover cereal, which will likely serve as my lunch today. Our days are all busy. So I know many of us like to do certain things, like review the SECC, on our own terms and time, when we can casually peruse our …

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Nov 14

The tumblers are in the mail

SECC Tumblers

If you are one of the first few hundred folks who made a pledge of $20 or more, our lovely new tumbler is on its way to you now, along with our enduring gratitude. Many thanks to Mail Services for their help with delivery, and to Becky Trout and Diana Davison for labeling and packaging. It’s a great reminder …

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Nov 04

It takes a village

SECC Planners

Dean Watson, our 2013 campaign chair, has always been very generous with crediting and thanking those working with her on the SECC. To put together a successful campaign takes a pretty serious team effort. Fortunately, the SECC community of volunteers is big, strong and committed. Most of them are totally behind the scenes, quick to step …

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Oct 31

Soggy start to campaign doesn’t dampen enthusiasm

SECC agency fair

OK, so it rained. A bunch. Mostly during the agency fair and kickoff. There was popcorn to spare, Halloween sugar cookies by the bucketload. But do you know what was totally awesome? Even in the middle of the torrential downpour, almost every agency came. Monica Olson’s great launch video was ready. And people attended and engaged. Not hordes, …

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Oct 30

I’ll never get jaded about this

Here’s a secret for our blog readers: the campaign kicks off tomorrow, but it’s already live. We usually like to get it running early to be sure we’ve tested and worked out any bugs. And, as has happened in the past, as soon as the site goes live, there are people who jump online and …

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Oct 29

AND here we go…

2013 SECC campaign, we’re excited about you being here. We have a great team together this year, led by VP for Education and Nursing Dean, Dr. Pam Watson. She’s a proven SECC veteran, and those of us who worked with her in 2005 are looking forward to doing it again. We have some new members on the team, joining forces …

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