News for November 2010
Partners Volunteers – A BIG THANK YOU goes to all our volunteers. You have made an enormous contribution to the Center for the Performing Arts at The Pavilion. This season our volunteers successfully staffed 32 contemporary events, 10 symphony and ballet performances and 8 additional events such as graduations. In addition, we staffed 6 educational outreach programs including Musical Scores, Fine Arts Education Day, Children’s Festival and Music in Motion. Partners raised lots of money with our 12th Annual Wine Dinner, KISS Pre-concert Fundraiser and Swing for the Arts Golf Tournament. You all were out in record numbers for the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival and represented The Pavilion at a number of community events. We appreciate our volunteers who are willing to help wherever you are needed whether is making flying saucers before the symphony or welcoming buses full of excited children or enjoying a warm summer evening during Buzzfest. You are awesome!
13th Annual Partners Wine Dinner – It is time again for us to begin planning our Annual Wine Dinner & Auction which will be scheduled for March, 2011. The dinner is an annual event that raises money for Partners Fine Arts Scholarships and The Pavilion’s educational programs. The first planning meeting will be held on Monday, November 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the Woodforest Bank Club at The Pavilion. The event will be chaired by Chardelle Adelson with Randy Lowry & Sol Sachs serving as co-chairmen. Please contact Chardelle at [email protected] if you are interested in participating on the committee.
Nominating Committee – The Partners nominating committee is now taking nominations for those interested in serving on the Partners Board of Directors. Any Partner in good standing is eligible for nomination. New directors are elected in February at the annual meeting and serve a two-year term from March 1, 2011 thru February 28, 2013. The regular scheduled Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at noon. Pease forward the name and contact information for your nominee to the nominating committee chairman, Cindy Notarainni, at [email protected] by November 20th.
Children’s Festival is right around the corner! Thanks to all who have already volunteered. The school days were awesome! We still need help for Sunday, November 14 from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. If you can help, please sign up online or contact Charlotte Weschler at [email protected].
End of Season / Volunteer Recognition Party – The social committee did a great job planning the end of season party for our volunteers. Thanks to Leslie Williams, Debra Dozier and their committee for recognizing our volunteers and thanking them is such a special way! Partners give special thanks to Rodney Anderson of Crescent Moon Wine Bar for being our gracious host and Stan G for his awesome musical entertainment!
Special Thanks to Event Volunteer Chairman and PALS – This year our volunteers were treated to the leadership of an awesome event volunteer chairman. Vicki Huebler has the amazing ability to see the best way to serve our guests and motivates us all to be better volunteers. Special thanks go to Vicki and our Partners PALS – Scott Babcock, Matt & Debra Dozier, Tina Dunne, Sarah Epley, Grady Ferry, Mark & Angela Gott, Karen Listak, Tom Rafferty, Sydney Mark, Myron Murphy, Mike & Shelly O’Neil, Deborah Stofcheck and Leslie Williams.
Live from the Woodlands, It’s Saturday Night! – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will host Saturday Night Live with musical guests, The Blues Brothers featuring Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel. The gala benefits the Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Additional details are available by visiting www.woodlandscenter.org and clicking on the Saturday Night Live icon. For reservations contact Christine Scully at 281-210-1102 or email [email protected].
Audi Raffle – Audi will be raffling off a 2011 black A5 convertible to benefit The Pavilion’s gala. The cost of each raffle ticket is $100 and only 750 tickets will be sold. The tickets will be offered for sale at each Live Nation concert beginning in September and will remain on sale through February 26, 2011. Partners’ event volunteers are invited to sell raffle tickets. One event credit will be awarded for each concert worked. If you enjoy selling raffle tickets and wish to participate, please contact Charlotte Weschler at [email protected].
Event Volunteer Incentives- The Partners Board of Directors approved the following incentives for the 2010 season. Volunteers who meet the eight event requirement will receive this season’s volunteer pin. Those who work above the requirement will receive a Partners logo hat for nine events, a 2011 club pass for ten events, and four 2011 lawn chair coupons for those working fifteen or more events. (Those qualifying for the hat will receive a hat only the first season they qualify). The club pass and lawn chair coupons may only be used by Partners serving as an event volunteer during the 2011 season.
Hours Worked - This season volunteers will periodically receive an update listing the number of shows and hours worked. Please check the update against your own records for any discrepancy. If you are having trouble signing up for your events, please Contact Charlotte Weschler, [email protected] for assistance.
The Pavilion Buzz - Sign up to receive The Pavilion Buzz, your link to the nerve center of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of The Pavilion! This periodical source of information will give you insight about “Hot” topics and events at The Pavilion. To join, visit www.woodlandscenter.org.
Again, thank you for your loyalty and dedication to The Pavilion and Partners looks forward to your continued support in 2010.