Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tuesday Networking and Fun (November 18, 2008) Recap

Go Directly to the November 2008 Events Calendar.

Okay, I know the economy is no joke right now. And many people are scouting out new career opportunities, including trying out some entrepreneurial ventures in order to get through these unpredictable times. What does every job seeker/ new business owner need right now? A Socializing Networking experience, and River City Professionals provides such an opportunity and introduces thousands of St. Louis Young Professionals to new venues each month.

This month RCP partnered with Ronald McDonald House and collected a caddy full of toys! Sauce magazine sponsored the event and the delicious food proves they had a hand in it. And a special nod to David who really took care of us all night. Great Night. See you next month
The load of goodies collected for the kiddies.

We then headed over the Schlafly’s Tap Room to celebrate Tom Schlafly’s 60th Birthday. Lots of fun and beer…and Tom even passed out gifts – his very sturdy pilsner glasses. How did I hear about this party? NPR – yes, our very own KWMU 90.7 announced it (because Tom is such a great supporter of public radio) and invited everyone out. Membership has its privileges, and honestly if you 30 or older and you don't know about NPR you need to be throttled. Enjoy the pictures.

Happy Birthday Tom!
Live Band & Dancing

City of St. Louis Honors Tom

His table of gifts

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday Night Fever (November 15, 2008) Recap

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The evening started light – a quick visit to Art St. Louis – one of the newer Art Galleries in the City located at 555 Washington, next door to the Convention Center. It is a lover-ly space. It was the Reception (Kick-off) of its newest Exhibit - Art St. Louis XXIV, The Exhibition. Very nice.

Then the Gotta Be There –Should Have Been There Event of the Fall – ZOOTINI
This is the other Young Zoo Friends’ flagship event. And this year’s them – Stayin’ Alive. Disco was indeed alive and well in the Living World.

Shake Your Booty!

We flashed the Metromix Flashers!

Party on!

DJ Andrew

Just more great people and fun times!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Friday Night in the City (November 14, 2008) Recap

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The weather was icky, but the night was live!
Jack Daniel’s Art Beats + Lyrics was off the Hook! Live break dancing, DJing, drumming, e’ry thang as it is said here in the Lou. I’ll let the pics speak for themselves.

I recorded a few mini-videos of Break Dancing and Live Band Performances. Here's a taste. More uploaded on my youtube channel.

Also, State Rep Elect Tishaura O. Jones enjoyed “A Nite of Jazz”. Looked like a great turn-out and very nice people in the house.
But TOJ’s event ended at 9 and we all headed back to the Moto Museum to cap off the night.

I hate if you missed it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Connect With...A Purpose Recap

Go Directly to the November 2008 Events Calendar.The Connect With...month end with service. On Saturday, November 1, twenty volunteers from a number of local professional and social networking groups met on Pine Street to get dirty. The service project benefited, Stray Rescue - a local no-kill stray animal rehabilitation and service organization.

Thanks to the $1 million award from Zootoo, Stray Rescue was able to get this great and huge building. And we were all there to help with the landscaping. We pulled weedy vines, manicured the ivy -which was growing everywhere and going away, trimmed bushes, and took down a very nice juniper tree I was admiring. We swept the side walks of debris and fallen leaves. Upon departure, we we good and sweaty, but we got it all done...and under schedule, too.


At the end we learned more about Stray Rescue and their upcoming plans. If all goes well, then they should be able to move into this building the first of the year (2009). The demolition was recently completed and now construction proper can begin. This facility is a gazillion times larger than the existing ones in Lafayette Square or on Manchester. I got a chance to look over the plans -- it's gonna be nice: Dog Kennels as well as Cat Kennels (they don't have them now), an obedience training area, a nice lobby, and a Veterinary clinic area. I didn't get a chance to ask, but I hope that clinic will be open to private clients as well. It would be a great way to generate revenue for the organization and having a Downtown area Vet would be great for all of the pet owners in the City.

Later..the After-set, sponsored in part by Ray Hill's American Pilsner. Hats off to Dave, Scott, and Pamela for their preparation efforts for the BBQ after the service event. The BBQ was hosted on the patio of the Blu CitySpaces Condiminiums Downtown St. Louis. Good eats and great company. I am so glad I'm connected.

The commemorative Zootoo Shelter Makeover Crew T-shirt.