Domestic Abuse Project Update

We received this urgent notice from our friends at Domestic Abuse Project.  Because of our close association it made sense for us to help let people know. Please make sure you call the police if you encounter these people at your door.


DAP has learned of a rash of door-to-door solicitations in Minneapolis naming “Domestic Violence Project” as the fundraising organization. In one situation a donor wrote a check for $10 and her bank statement later showed the check had been altered and cashed in for $70. Often the solicitors are children.

DAP (Domestic Abuse Project) does NOT go by Domestic Violence Project nor does our organization engage in door-to-door fundraising at any time. If you receive any suspicious fundraising requests claiming DAP as a beneficiary please contact Sonia Palmer at spalmer@mndap.org or 612.874.7063 x217.

Most of us have the gift of human compassion and unfortunately at times this can be taken advantage of, especially during holidays. Some scammers try to fool people by using names that are very similar to those of well-known charities. Please don’t let this unfortunate reality close your heart or your wallet. DAP, and other organizations, need your support and your willingness to help those in need inspires us and keeps our mission alive.

As you can imagine, support is so critical to DAP at this time. We are seeing a 16% increase in women seeking help in advocacy and a 26% increase in requests for our therapy program. This stretches an already lean staff and you already know about roof problem…

Secure online donations can be made anytime at www.GiveMN.org or sent directly to:
DAP
204 West Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Happy Holidays MSP Flight Attendants

From: IF MSP BASE
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 1:39 PM
To: Crew FA Base MSP
Subject: Holiday Wishes/MSP Base Update

MSP Flight Attendants
On behalf of the MSP In-Flight Team, we would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season. Your commitment, dedication and holiday spirit emulates compassion for our customers and each other.

We are fortunate to be a part of this team and thank you for the generosity and kindness that you display to those who celebrate life one day at a time. You have gone out of your way to take care of each other and have donated your gifts and talents to improve the quality of life for flight attendants who are loved by many.

Whether you joined us for the Tee Simmons and Heidi Andersen event or earlier this month for Rick Linde and Ricky Thornton, the level of support was amazing. We offer a special thanks to Richard Moody for planning and coordinating each event which has made a difference in the lives of so many people. We have a unique base comprised of flight attendants who genuinely care about each other. Please know that we appreciate everything you do.

In 2009, we exceeded the Pink Boutique goal with a special thanks to Pat May, Richard Moody and everyone who donated their time and merchandise. In addition, we raised several thousand dollars for the Beacon Foundation and Delta Care Fund that we will continue to support in 2010. In 2010 our goal is to: (1) continue to support each other (2) maintain the family atmosphere (3) ensure MSP is a great place to work (4) finish the integration (5) win the JD Power award.

We look forward to seeing you at the following upcoming events:

Farewell to Penny Greene, Barb Stumm, Lin Moilan
You are invited to join us January 7, 2010 at 5:00pm at Woolley’s, Airport Embassy Suites for a proper send-off. Light refreshments will be served.

Farewell to Kris Pearson and Antoinette (Toni) Corral
Also at Woolley’s you will have the opportunity to bid farewell to Kris Pearson, Duty Manager Crew Scheduling, and Toni Corral, Central Administration Coordinator.
Please RSVP to Janet Jorgenson at (612) 726-3383 by Wednesday, January 6, 2010.

Ricky Thornton FUNraiser
Please mark your calendars for January 12, 2010, 5-10pm, Major’s Sports Café, 8301 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN. There will be over 50 gifts items to raffle, live performances and complimentary refreshments. Contact Pat Schullo for additional details: (patschullo@yahoo.com)

On behalf of the MSP Team, we wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

Looking 4 A Vacation Somewhere Warm?

costarica

Richard’s friend Ron is looking for people to rent his condo in Playas Del Coco near Costa Rica.

It’s a BRAND NEW 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo that is only one block to the beach and one block to the main street where there are many restaurants, bars and shops to visit.

Interested?  Visit www.crcondo.webs.com for more information. Thanks for looking.

Dec. 19th – Thomasina’s Hot Chocolate 4 Christmas

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IamMoody cannot recommend Thomasina enough. When she sings you will be moved to your inner core.

Thomasina is excited to be a part of the Twin Cities new jazz scene, and has quickly become one of the premier vocalists on stages both local and abroad, known for her unique vocality and symbiotic relationship with fellow musicians. she has been on local singing and acting stages for the past 15 years, cultivating her talents through mentorships and friendships of some of the twin cities most beloved artists.

Thomasina’s Cashew Brittle, also available for sale at the show.

She has quickly become one of the premier vocalists on stages both local and abroad.

Known for her unique vocality and symbiotic relationship with fellow musicians. she has been on local singing and acting stages for the past 15 years, cultivating her talents through mentorships and friendships of some of the twin cities most beloved artists.

Thomasina’s Cashew Brittle, also available for sale at the show.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009
Time: 3 and 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15. Available at www.thomasinaproductions.com or by calling 612-281-5320 or 612-267-1934. Tickets will also be available at the door. General admission seating.

Look 4 Faatemah On Season 3 Shear Genius

faatemahOur dear friend and rockstar hair stylist Faatemah Ampey made it official.  She will be one of the contestants in Season 3 of Bravo TV’s hit reality show Shear Genius.

We know she is fierce.  Faatemah was the recent winner of the 2009 Fashion Forward award at the North American Hairstyling AwardsTo see a trailer for the upcoming season and learn more about the show visit the Bravo Blog link below.

www.bravotv.com/blogs/the-dish/shear-genius-returns