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Watch what 20 hours of learning did for his Ukulele skills!

Watch what 20 hours of learning did for his Ukulele skills!

It takes 20 hours… to learn something new!

We all have to admit that when it comes to being a parent we could do better.  No matter how hard we try, we always seem to fall short of what we perceive to be the perfect parent.  Some actually make being the perfect parent their ultimate goal, while others seem to have a very lackluster attitude.  Lets start by saying that, no one is or will ever be the perfect parent, but we all can do better.

 

Josh Kaufman in his Teds talk shares about how long it takes to get good at something.  Research shows it takes about 10,000 hours to become a professional at something, but Kaufman demonstrates with his Ukulele it only takes 20 hours of practice to learn something new. The first step he uses is to learn fast is break down a skill into small parts.  If you practice the small things first you can then improve quickly.

 

As an athlete trains for a sport in order to do their best, parents need to realize that training and practice will help us to do our best.  As I share these five things, identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. While continuing to keep up the strengths, make changes in areas that are weak. Here are five things we can do that will help us be a better parent.

 

WE NEED TO PRACTICE THESE small parts TO BE GREAT PARENTS

 

  1. SPEND ONE ON ONE TIME WITH OUR CHILD/CHILDREN

One of a child’s greatest needs is for us to instill in them value and worth and one of the best ways is by spending one on one time with them.  Take him or her out to eat, go bowling, bike riding, shopping or whatever they may enjoy. No matter how simple an activity, the time spent will be priceless.  Dr. Kyle D. Pruett says, “The small intimacies that are unique to the way we parent a particular child at a particular time of life – theirs and ours – are more likely to appear during one-on-one time”  in his article,  The Value of Spending One-On-One Time With Your Children.

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  1. SHOW OUR CHILDREN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Loving our child is something we most likely don’t need to be told to do. But agape or unconditional love is more than positive words, hugs or gifts we give to them. At times our love could be based upon our child’s behavior, performance and responses to us as parents. For example: If our child responds in a cooperative way with a positive attitude, then we naturally respond with love and praise. Unconditional love is not based upon our child’s behavior or performance. If a child refuses to do what we ask or they do it with an inappropriate attitude, they may need to be disciplined, but with the reassurance that you do it out of love for them.  Herb Scribner also points out that unconditional love helps our child’s mental well-being and physical health in his report, Five benefits of showing your child unconditional love.

 

  1. BE PATIENT

God says in Proverbs 19:11 “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.” Realize that our children are not perfect and will never be perfect. They are a work in progress and are learning day by day. They gain experience through trial and error and that means we as the parent need to be patient with them and allow them to fail. As we examine our child’s effort, more than likely, they are doing their best to succeed and to please us. Our response to their failures and short falls with patience will allow them to feel secure and give them the courage to try again. Our children need to learn patience says Abby King. “It’s unrealistic to expect children to be perfectly patient. However, it is important that they have the capacity to be reasonably patient. Our children need to build their tolerance to accept delay.” The Importance of Practicing Patience

 

  1. SHOW RESPECT

This is something we may not think of because being a parent allows us the right to expect respect from our children. They do need to, however, learn to respect other adults; and as a parent, we have the opportunity to teach them how to gain the respect of others and to gain respect for us by showing them respect. The most effective way to teach kids respectful behavior is to model it yourself, says Victoria Kindle Hodson, co-author of the book Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids. Remember that your children deserve respect as much as you do.  If you show them and others respect, then your child will mimic that behavior.   Dr. Charles Sophy gives four good ways for you to teach your children respect. R. E. S. P. E. C. T.: Four Tips For Teaching Your Child Respect

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  1. PRAY WITH AND FOR CHILDREN DAILY

Setting time apart each day for us to pray with and for our children is the best thing we can do as a parent. They will not only learn the value of prayer, but they will hear us taking their requests and needs to God. This, in turn, shows them how much we love and care for them, instilling value into their lives. God, in return, will bless our life and our children’s lives. “How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, who seek Him with all their heart.” Psalms 119:2

 

There are many other things that could be added to this list, but these are areas where many parents are failing.  No one will ever become the perfect parent, but we can strive to be better because our children deserve it and God expects it.

 

The Quakerdale Team

 

We wonder if you have any examples or stories you could share about any of these topics.  Please let us know if this was helpful.

Building Structure for Children

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Structure is very important in the lives of children and families.  In an interesting TEDS talk by General Colin Powell  he talks about the importance of structure

A building needs a frame like a child needs daily routines and structure

A building needs a frame like a child needs daily routines and structure

for children and young adults.  General Powell talks about how structure changed his life and how it makes a difference for young people.  It is interesting to hear how the words of the General’s parents molded him and set him on the road to success and happiness.  Parents can set the framework of the child for their future just like a building’s walls and roof are first set in place by the underlying framework.

The Center For Parenting Education says when you provide structure, children:

  • feel a sense of safety that rules will be in place when they can’t control their own impulses – you will be there to stop them, guide them, and be in-charge of their well-being.
  • learn to tolerate a reasonable amount of frustration and disappointment when they don’t always get their own way.
  • discover that the world does not revolve totally around them.  As a result, they becomeless egocentric.
  • learn responsible behavior and that they are capable of doing things.
  • learn from their mistakes.
  • gain experience making decisions.
  • become more self-sufficient and capable as they learn the skills to become independent.
  • internalize your rules and values.

 

One of Quakerdale’s programs serves girls ages 16 1/2 to 18 transitioning to independence.   We work on life skills to help these young ladies to success on their own.  We agree with General Powell that structure is important in children’s lives no matter what age.  We want to introduce you to the structure that we use which can also give your family success.  Not everything works with every family, but you can take what works for you and leave the rest.

Daily Schedule or Routine

The first type of structure we use is a daily schedule or routine.  We want to allow the girls personal time because they need to practice self governance.  A good routine lowers stress and provides time for preparation and reflection and in general improves mental well-being.   With routine we provide clear expectations that things need to get done.   There are certain times to be up in the morning, eat breakfast and on the bus for school.  We have planned exercise, study and free times.  Young people need to be able to manage themselves, but it doesn’t happen unless we provide them structure.  They must learn to recognize if they are behind schedule.  A lack of structure and routine results in wasted time and failure to accomplish goals.  We all know what it is like to realize at the end of the day we didn’t get the things done we needed to do.

Concerning the daily routine one regular problem young people have today is getting enough rest.  We cannot make someone sleep, but it is important that we teach the value of rest because it can have an effect on all areas of their life.  We do require them to have time that is scheduled for bedtime and they need to put their phone, computer or iPod away so they can rest.  There is a lot of research about the problems that can arise from lack of rest and relaxation, so structure is a big deal!  This article says sleep is food for your brain and children must feed their brains with rest if they are to be at their best.

You noticed we have exercise time.  It is important to keep active and have some variety in physicality.  Going to the gym seems to be one of the favorites.  Endorphins have been referred to as the “Happy Hormone” because they have the characteristics of Morphine.  Physical activity causes this chemical to be created and released in our brain.  Endorphins improve our mood and block pain inside our brains so it is important to make time for exercise in the daily routine.

Often, following a daily routine and providing structure can be difficult especially when life gets hectic and distractions occur.  One of the most important things to do when the routine gets off is to observe and talk about it.  “Wow, that was a big thing we just went through and now we need to get back on our routine.”  It is an important skill to learn how to move through life’s problems and distractions and then return to the daily routine.

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Three tips we use to provide structure

 

  1. Creating a monthly calendar . At the beginning of each month, every child gets a calendar outlining the activities for the month which includes times to volunteer, Church activities, grocery shopping, meetings, and personal things. Plannning ahead takes time but it relieves a lot of stress and sets children up for success.  This is such an important part for children learning to structure themselves.
  2. Enforcing rules with consistency. We have rules established within the cottage and do our best to ensure we consistently carry them out. This provides healthy structure for children to know what is expected and what will happen. When caregivers enforce the rules we are modeling for our children to hold high standards for themselves.
  3. Building strong communication between youth and adults. Remember how we acknowledged getting off schedule because of a big thing? As caregivers, we communicate daily about what has happened so everyone is informed in the cottage. The youth are also encouraged to contribute their thoughts and opinions regarding their day to day routines and challenges.   We encourage families to use mealtimes for these activities.  As a matter of fact there is a movement called the Family Dinner Project esteeming the value of eating meals together.  You will be surprised at some of the data they have about this interesting topic.  Eating meals are something everyone does and to miss the opportunity to be together by watching television or looking at a smart phone is a missed opportunity.  No text will ever take the place of a face to face conversation.

Remember have fun with your children but keep a structure that works for your family.  You’ll see your children blossom when they have structure in their lives and you’ll position them with skills for lifelong success and happiness.

If you have any insights to add to this discussion please share with us!  If you have any questions please share.  If this is valuable let us know in the comments.

This could be more important than teaching your kids to drive!

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The last six months or so, Quakerdale developed a research team to help families learn about internet safety and cyber safety. As a matter of fact, universities and colleges are now beginning new cyber security programs to chase hackers and digital bandits.  We have been learning about the trends and facts about internet safety and e safety!   We talked to professionals and sifted through the information to find what is real and what is not.

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Findlaw.com Survey of Parents

I want to give you a taste of what we have found.
One thing that many parents don’t realize are the dangers of the internet for their kids…. AND they don’t know the dangers that exist for them as parents either!

Sure, there are viruses out there that clog up the operations of your computer and ways people even steal your identity, but there is a lot worse than that!

It seems that many of us have become numb or we just don’t know what dangers exist out there on the internet.   We don’t know what it takes to stay safe online.  Many of us live in a world of complacency.

girl-is-a-victim-of-abductionHere are just a few of the internet dangers we found happening:

  • Children who develop lifelong fears and sexual addictions because they were exposed to violence and perverse sexual material
  • Parents in legal and financial trouble due to choices made by their children on the internet and social media
  • Teens abducted after finding an internet friend (predator in disguise)
  • Children who learn illegal skills like bomb making or computer hacking
  • Children hurting themselves or hurt by others by cyber bullying
  • Just playing games on the Xbox or watching Netflix can be hazardous according  to a Forbes tech article.

Parents and children who are on the internet need to be alert to these dangers and make sure they institute the right safeguards.  There are two types of safeguards:

1)       Software programs that you must install on your computer, phone or tablet. (This is called cyber security.)

2)      Parental and child readiness and awareness.  (This is the real key to cyber security).

You see it isn’t enough to just download a software protection program and consider everything safe.  The easy part is to find a cyber security program to keep viruses and malware away.  Everyone does it already.  Real internet safety requires user awareness where parents and children understand the dangers and have the ability to move through and around these dangers.   It starts at a young age with gradually increasing levels of exposure and freedom.  It requires an intentional plan orchestrated by the parents.

We found nothing substitutes for training and education.  Nobody can do it for you and no one magically becomes ready for the dangers of the internet.  Just like buying a person a car does not prepare them for driving on the roads.

Each of us must prepare for and be ready for the dangers and we need our kids ready too! The responsibilities of learning these things and protecting our families cannot be delegated to a program, school teachers, classmates or anyone else.  In this article we find that even baby monitors can bring people into your home without your permission.  It is a little hard to believe that a stranger could be talking to your baby and taking pictures of them in their crib, but technology and internet safety needs are real and growing.

After reading that article about the baby monitor, you might want to completely disconnect from the internet, but that really isn’t the answer  either.  The internet is how our world works and trying to isolate from it has its own dangers too.  Kids need to learn about it properly because their livelihood will likely utilize the internet.  There are  great things the internet brings!  We now live in an internet culture!

To protect your children, you must learn for your children’s safety, and your own.  Internet safety is not restricted to your computer.  Our phones and tablets are computers too, and don’t forget anything that is hooked up to the internet is an internet security threat – just like the baby monitor, video games or even your wifi thermostat for your heater.  It is your job to protect yourself, and your family.

We use a term called developmental readiness for preparing children for the internet culture.  Your child has to be developmentally ready.  Developmental readiness is individual to the child. Your child might be developmentally ready at 8 years of age to have a half hour of unsupervised internet time, where my child may still not be ready at the age of 13!

Parents have to be aware of the internet dangers and then be able to figure out when their child is ready for more freedom and responsibility on the internet or social media.  You must make sure your child is safe and ready to be on the internet or social media or they can get caught in illegal behavior, Internet dangers, cyber bullying and other internet dangers.

We have more to share on this, but we are curious to hear from you.

What are you doing to protect your home and children from cyber risks?  What can you share with our community about cyber bullying or other internet dangers?  What questions do you have on this topic? How have you learned about internet safety?  Please share.

If you value this information instead of just liking it be sure to share it with your friends.!

The Quakerdale Team

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We had a great time at the Carroll Country Club celebrating the results of our first-ever Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAM. If you missed the festivities, don’t worry. We have posted video footage and created a couple picture albums on Google+ just for you.

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2015 Winter Classic Pro-Am Raises $13,480

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December 21, 2015

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Daniel L. Smith
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Quakerdale

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Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAM Raises $13,480

(New Providence, Iowa) – The 2015 Quakerdale Winter Classic Pro-AM Golf Tournament was successful in raising $13,480 for Quakerdale and its ministries.  The online, cyber,year-end fundraiser was held Monday, December 7 through Saturday, December 12. The event was hosted by Carroll Country Club in Carroll, Iowa.

161 people participated in the event: 142 from Iowa, 18 from other states within the US, and one international. The event was designed to expand awareness of Quakerdale and its 11 ministries. The event hashtag, #QWC2015, reached more than 71,000 Twitter accounts and  left 392,000 impressions. Web traffic increased by a factor of 23 times and page views by 34 times.

Former Quakerdale resident, Nicole Carpentier spoke at the closing award desert on December 17th. For full details …

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Official Results: 17 Teams with 161 Participants Raise $13,480

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

 

On behalf of the Quakerdale Board of Trustees, I want to thank everyone who had a part in making the 2015 Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAM a great success.

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IMG_0612Many hands were involved in making this event a reality.  I would like to acknowledge those whose hard work contributed to the success of the first-ever cyber golf tournament.

When the Development Council decided to close the Manning Golf Outing, they also recommended that we replace it with an alternative fundraising effort. Their first suggestion was to use a more traditional fundraising letter until something else could be created. I created that letter and submitted it to our Executive Director, Rob Talbot. After reading it, one of his first comments was, “Isn’t there something we can do that is closer to actually playing golf than just a letter?”

A concept team was formed, and what you all experienced this past week was a result of their work.

Concept Team:

  • Beth Nederhoff
  • Dave Holm
  • Barb Sanders
  • Ryan Keller
  • Rachel Faircloth (summer intern)

Technology Team:

  • Dave Schwechel (Database Design)
  • Beth Nederhoff (Data entry)
  • Micah Thompson, Thompson Designs (Website design, Social media accounts, and all forms used throughout the tournament)
  • Freelancer.com – ExactPrecsions (Table Templates)

Video & Graphic Arts

  • Jason Kinney (Training video production)
  • Freelancer.com – Hempsta (Course tour video editing, Bulgaria)
  • Freelancer.com – InfinityAdvert (Participant Certificate Design, India. Each participant will receive a personalized numbered certificate similar to the one displayed to the right.)

Our Host and Course Sponsor – Carroll Country Club

  • Course Professional – Nick Schon
  • General manager, Jeremy Rierson

Suppliers

Quakerdale Board and Executive Director, Rob Talbot

  • Willingness to innovate
  • Support throughout the event
  • Board Chair, Wes Blanchard

Hole Sponsors: Holes 1-9 were hosted by our business partners and holes 10-18 by our ministry partners. Hole 19, extended play from midnight Saturday to midnight Wednesday was hosted by Quakerdale. This year’s business partners were:

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

Trophy2.1Tournament competition was divided into 5 categories:

A point system was developed to determine the champion in each category. Points were awarded as follows:

  • For each dollar raised – 1 point
  • For each member on a team – 100 points
  • For each stroke a team’s score was below par – 100 points
ProChampions

Three Star Bargain Bay

Professional Team Tournament Champion

  • Three businesses participated
  • Three Star Bargain Bay
    • Golfed at a 2 under, 282
    • Had 6 members
    • Raised $200
    • For a total of 1,000 points
AmateurChampion

Dan & Suzie Smith Family – Andy Smith

Amateur Team Tournament Champion

  • The Dan & Suzie Smith Family
    • Golfed at a 1 under, 283
    • Had 17 members
    • Raised $875
    • For a total of 2,675 points
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Jim & Deb Auen

Individual Tournament Champion

  • Jim & Deb Auen
    • Golfed at a 12 under, 59
    • Had 1 member
    • Raised $1,000
    • For a total of 2,300 points
5050Champion

Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends, Wes Blanchard

50-50 Partner Tournament Champion

  • Teams in this category were participating on behalf of Quakerdale and a second charity.
  • ½ of all funds raised will be divided between two ministries
  • Our tournament champion for 50-50 Partners is the Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends
    • Golfed at a 14 under, 267
    • Had 10 member
    • Raised $1,000 ($500 for Quakerdale, and $500 for Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends)
    • For a total of 3,700 points
MinistryChampion

Manning Campus, Jim Auen Accepting

Ministry Partner Tournament Champion

  • Teams in this category represent the 11 different ministries supported by Quakerdale
  • In 2014, these programs delivered more than 3,000 services to people in 60+ Iowa counties, and 5 other states.
  • 90% of the funds raised go directly toward the underwriting of each ministry
    • Hope4Healing finished with 350 points
    • Marriage Conference finished with 600 points
    • Family Services finished with 680 points
    • Wolfe Ranch finished with 960 points
    • Promise Academy finished with 1,360 points
    • Waterloo Campus finished with 2,950 points
    • Mobile Camp finished with 3,350 points
    • Eagle Basketball finished with 3,730 points
    • Van Orman House finished with 4,000 points
    • And Quakerdale finished with 5,685 points
  • Our tournament champion for Ministry Partners is Manning Campus
    • They golfed at a 27 under 257
    • Had 23 member
    • Raised $4,340
    • For a total of 9,340 points

CHECK PRESENTATIONS

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Marriage Conference

Marriage Conference

  • had 4 members, who
  • raised $75
  • 1 extra member joined after the checks were written. That brings their donation total to $100.

 

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Family Services

Family Services

  • had 6 members, who
  • raised $80

 

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Wolfe Ranch

Wolfe Ranch

  • had 8 members, who
  • raised $160

 

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Promise Academy

Promise Academy

  • had 5 members, who
  • Raised $560

 

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Mobile Camp

Mobile Camp

  • had 9 members, who
  • raised $650

 

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo Campus

  • had 5 members, who
  • raised $750

 

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Eagle Basketball

Eagle Basketball

  • had 15 members, who
  • raised $780
  • Eldora Hy-Vee was a Professional Team partner

 

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Hope4Healing

Hope4Healing

  • had 29 members, who
  • raised $925
  • They had 2 Professional Teams, Aplington Artworks & Three Star Bargain Bay, and one Amateur Team, Dan & Suzie Smith Family, as partners

 

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Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends

Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends

  • had 8 members, who
  • raised $925
  • They were raising funds on behalf of Quakerdale and the Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends. Two additional members joined after the check was written, bringing their total donations to $1,000.

 

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Van Orman House

Van Orman House

  • had 14 members, who
  • raised $350
  • Two additional members joined after the check was written, bringing their total donations to $1,400.

 

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Quakerdale

Quakerdale

  • had a tournament record 35 members, who
  • raised $2,210
  • They had Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends as a 50-50 Partner.

 

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Manning Campus

The final check goes to Manning Campus

  • They had 24 members, who
  • raised a tournament record $5,340
  • They had Jim & Deb Auen as an Individual Partner.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The total dollars raised comes to $13,480

As great as that number is, here is what is even more impressive:

  • We had 161 participants – compared to 15 foursomes (60 golfers) that would have participated in the Manning Golf Outing. These golfers would have been exclusively from the Manning/Carroll area. This event dramatically expanded the demographic reach.
  • The Winter Classic had:
    • 142 participants from all across Iowa,
    • 18 participants from other states within the US, and
    • One International participant.
  • TweetReport

    #QWC2015 Twitter Report

    Exposure on Social Media

    • 392,065 impressions on Twitter reached 71,402 accounts.
    • That’s an average of 5+ opportunities for each person to learn about Quakerdale and one of our ministries.
  • Website Traffic
    • The week of November 9-14
      • we had 37 Users, explore 135 pages on our web sites
    • The week of December 7-12
      • we had 864 Users, explore 4,615 pages on those same sites
    • that’s 23 times the Users and 34 times the page views.

This event was a huge success – Thank you for making it happen!

What will 2016 look like?

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Closing Award Dessert — TONIGHT!!

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Thursday, December 17th

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7:00 to 9:00 PM

Admission is free

What will happen?

  • Tournament trophies awarded
  • Donation checks presented
  • Special Speaker, Nicole Carpentier will give an update on how Quakerdale helped shape her life today.

I hope you can join us. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Jeremy and tell him how many will be in your party so he can plan for enough desserts.

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And the winner is …

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The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The 85th Academy Awards®

It’s February 22nd, 2015. The entertainment world has gathered at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California to see who the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science will award the Oscar for best … Throughout the night, someone will step to center stage with an envelope in their hand. In it contains the name of the winner. A rehearsed dialogue ensues. Finally, we hear these words, “And the winner is …” Who will it be? The name is announced and the crowd erupts with applause and cheers. “Yes,” we say when our choice is announced, “they finally got this one right.”

BRENTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Nate Sanders displays the collection of Oscar statuettes that his auction company will sell online to the highest bidder on February 24, 2012 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)

… and the winner is Youth and Families.

This week, “The winner is …” the youth, families and communities of Iowa. In 2014, Quakerdale delivered more than 3,000 services to people in need all across Iowa and several other states. That is what we do. We provide the opportunity for a better tomorrow. And we couldn’t do it without you. With every dollar given today, one more person will be able to get the help they need to improve their life ,,, and you made that possible. Thank you for what you are about to do today.

Together…

… we are…

… #MakingADifference!

“And the winner is …”

As always, if you have a question or concern, send me an email using my link, or post a comment below.

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Golf Pro Shop: 712-792-1255 – golfshop@carrollcountryclub.com

Day 5, Tournament Wrap Up

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December 11 Totals

By themselves, the numbers could seem disappointing. But with this being our inaugural event, they meerly set the bar for the next year. With only 5 new subscriptions since December 6th, that is one area in which we can improve. Another important number is the Dollars/Member Ratio; $77.62. Thank you, everyone, for your generosity. Tomorrow, let’s see if we can get subscriptions to match or exceed members. Keep the Drive Alive!

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Tournament Charities and Quakerdale Ministries (11/17/2015):

Quakerdale Newsletter
Quakerdale – Mobile Camp, Newsletter
Quakerdale– Manning Campus, Newsletter
Quakerdale – Marriage Retreats, Newsletter
Quakerdale – Hope4Healing, Newsletter
Quakerdale– Waterloo Campus, Newsletter
Quakerdale – Promise Academy, Newsletter
Quakerdale – Eagle Basketball, Newsletter
Quakerdale – Family Services, Newsletter
Quakerdale – Van Orman House, Newsletter
Quakerdale – Wolfe Ranch, Newsletter

Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends, Newsletter


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Today and tomorrow are the final 2 days of live tournament play. To date the 17 teams have:

Recruited 139 Members

and raised just under $11,000

WOW! That is FANTASTIC!

Thank you everyone for your participation. As tournament director, I have set the following goals for the final 2 days:

  • 1,500 total members
  • 1,100 new ministry subscriptions
  • $22,000 total dollars raised

If each team was able to recruit 50 new members each day for the next 2 days, and if each of those new members donate the minimum of $10 to join and subscribed to the team ministry newsletter. We will reach those goals.

So, spread the word and extend an invitation to everyone you know,

“Will you join me in supporting my team and their charity with a $10 gift and subscribe to their ministry newsletter?”

I will keep you posted on our progress after each hole has concluded play. So, if you haven’t subscribed to the tournament newsletter yet, now is your chance. The link is right below me.

As always, if you have a question or concern, send me an email using my link, or post a comment below.

Dan Smith – Tournament Director … Email_1 (Thumb)


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