News Release: Tucson’s Birthday Ambassadors Orientation set for July 23
Contact: Linda Ray
TUCSON’S BIRTHDAY AMBASSADORS SPREAD THE FUN
July 23 Orientation Set for Tucson’s Birthday Volunteers
Tucsonans who love their town and want to spread the
word about its month-long August birthday celebration are invited to
attend an orientation from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 23 for
Tucson’s Birthday Ambassadors.
The meeting, to be held at the Martha Cooper Branch Library, 1377
North Catalina Ave., will feature a 20-minute capsule history of
Tucson by historian Ken Scoville, donuts from the 75-year-old LeCave’s
Bakery and coffee from Ike’s.
Birthday Ambassadors attend their choice Tucson’s Birthday events to
help promote all the other events in the Birthday month. They’re
encouraged to text, Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, Yelp, photograph,
videotape and blog about events they attend. They also serve as a
street team to promote events to their friends and neighbors, and to
encourage people to visit tucsonsbirthday.org for more information.
In 2010, more than 40 Ambassadors participated, some attending more
than 20 events.
Besides enthusiasm for learning more about our city’s history,
cultural diversity and natural wonders, Ambassadors require a cell
phone, an e-mail address, a computer and a comfortable relationship
with their technology. An additional training session is available on
Reservations are required via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone interested in attending is urged to first familiarize
themselves with the information available on the Tucson’s Birthday
website at http://www.tucsonsbirthday.org.
Tucson’s month-long birthday celebration was conceived in 2006 by Cele
Peterson. The month celebrates the contributions of many cultures and
interests, as well as the environmental features and institutions that
have made Tucson a unique community. Tucson’s Birthday Planners is a
501(c)3 corporation, registered in the State of Arizona. Its Board
members are President and Executive Director Linda Ray, Chairman Hon.
Richard Elías, Secretary Dave Fisher and at-large members Hon. Regina
Romero, Ray Davies, Lance Laber, Tom Prezelski, Art Pesqueira and Pete
Tucson’s birthday is coming up on August 20, but events are held throughout Tucson during the entire month of August. Log onto that website to find out what’s happening every day. I attended several fun events last summer and blogged about them as well.