Category Archive: SECC Fun Stuff

Dec 04

Long way to go and a short time to get there

The end is in sight. The campaign wraps up on Dec. 7, and we’re just about $75,000 short of our goal. True, the last days usually see some pretty strong participation; people are busy and most of us are deadline driven. Yes, we have a great track record of meeting our goal, and Dean Watson has been working as hard …

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Dec 02

We hear it works with horseshoes


Drew you in with the upside down banner? Here’s the logic: We all know this year’s theme is “Lucky 13.” The dollars have been SLOW in coming this first day of the last week of the campaign, a little like Karo syrup on a cold morning, headed for a pecan pie (that many of us …

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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 15

Cue the confetti: We’re past the halfway mark

Health System Flash report

It’s Nov. 15, the campaign’s midway point in time, and we are just past the halfway mark toward our goal of $500,000. There’s some nice ying-yang to that, good balance. We had a nice boost from the Health System. EVP & CEO Donna Sollenberger sent out a great message to her troops. In it she mentions Typhoon Haiyan and the …

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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 13

And the winners are…

Pleasure Pier Gift Card

We always like to do an “early bird” drawing to encourage participation and get a great start on the campaign. This year was no exception. We had five gift cards worth $50 each, to the Galveston Island Pleasure Pier (or any other Landry’s property). We used a random number tool to choose names from the 1042 employees who …

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Nov 01

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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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