June 16

Guardian Charity Awards to recognise small charities

first_img Tagged with: Awards  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 June 2011 | News Guardian Charity Awards to recognise small charities Entries are now invited to The Guardian Charity Awards 2011 which are designed to recognise small to medium-sized UK social welfare charities that can demonstrate excellence and achievement in what they do.The winning charities will each receive £6,000 prize money, plus one year free NCVO membership, a tailored package of support from the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) that includes mentoring, expert advice and training, and a media package from the Media Trust.To enter the awards, which have been running for 19 years, charities must have been registered in the UK for more than two years and have an annual income of between £5,000 and £1.5 million.Jane Asher, awards judge and the president of the National Autistic Society, said: “I’ve always been particularly impressed by the Guardian Charity Awards for focusing on smaller, more vulnerable charities, and this year the influence of the awards will be more crucial than ever.”The closing date for entries is 15 July 2011.www.guardian.co.uk/charity-awards About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

April 20

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana cancels fall flights

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Photo Supplied/Honor Flight) Honor Flight Northeast Indiana has cancelled two flights scheduled for September and October.Those flights were originally set for spring of this year until they were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.This comes after the board for the Honor Flight Network ordered all Honor Flights scheduled for the rest of 2020 to be postponed until 2021.“The safety of our veterans has always been and will continue to be the number one priority for Honor Flight,” said HFNEI President Dennis Covert. “Our veterans are among the most vulnerable of the population as it relates to serious complications and death from COVID-19 and, as a result of this, it is just not prudent for Honor Flight to risk the health and safety of those we seek to honor at this juncture.”Veterans and guardians who were set to go on the April 29, 2020 Honor Flight will be automatically re-scheduled for the next year on April 28. Those scheduled for the flight on May 20 of this year will be automatically moved to next year’s flight on May 26.More changes are possible. For more information, go to their website. Pinterest By Caleb Hatch – June 14, 2020 0 275 Google+ Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Honor Flight Northeast Indiana cancels fall flights Twitter Previous articleRep. Banks pushing bill to get schools open by SeptemberNext articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana Mobile food distributions for the week ahead Caleb Hatchlast_img read more

September 17

Spirit of Troy performs at parade in China

first_imgThe Trojan Marching Band performed in the Macau Chinese New Year’s Parade for the Year of the Monkey on Wednesday, making them the first American group to be invited to the event and the only college band in attendance.The annual parade performed along Macau’s waterfront featured over one thousand performers from eight different countries, with televised broadcasts reaching more than 1 million viewers internationally. In addition to the parade, the Spirit of Troy performed at the historic Ruins of St. Paul, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.For junior and trumpet section leader, Emily Moneymaker, the ability to travel both domestically and internationally is one of the many benefits of the TMB.“I’ve gone on over 20 trips with the band and have had so many amazing and unique opportunities thanks to my involvement in the TMB that would never have been possible otherwise,” Moneymaker said. “The TMB is truly a life changing group, and I’m so thankful for all of the incredible memories I’ve made with the group.”Senior and former trombone section leader Roger Brown also appreciates the many opportunities the TMB has provided him.“This is my first international trip with the TMB, and my second international trip in general. I am extremely grateful to participate in this event,” Brown said. “I’ve been on over a dozen domestic trips with the band, many of them to places that weren’t originally on my travel radar, [such as] Macau.”For many members of the TMB, the trip was an opportunity to meet individuals from all over the world, including Spain, Portugal, Japan, Korea, France and Malaysia. For junior computer science (games) major and crash cymbals player Robyn To, a major highlight of the trip was the cultural exchange.“We [had a] practice from 4:30 p.m. to midnight with all the groups performing in the parade and it was awesome to meet so many people from different cultures,” To said.Whenever the group travels abroad, they accept their roles as ambassadors for USC. For fifth-year senior and drum major Chase Wagoner, representing USC abroad evokes feelings of privilege and pride.“I take pride in the TMB’s role as ambassadors to the rest of the world,” Wagoner said. “For the parade, we’re performing ‘Fight On!’ and a few of our rock charts … [which] are great representations of the band and act as cultural exchange between the band and our audience.”The group was also able to enjoy the city of Macau during their week-long visit. With extravagant shopping malls and an abundance of casinos, Brown relished taking in the local flavor and culture of Macau.“We had a number of free nights to explore [and we] looked around some of the casinos, ate Chinese and Portuguese food, saw popular sights and participated in other cultural activities,” Brown said. “On our free day, many of us took a ferry to Hong Kong to explore there too.”While traveling and enjoying international cultures is a unique experience, many band members’ true love for the TMB stems from a different source.“Travel is a fantastic part of the TMB … my favorite part is the passion and camaraderie,” Wagoner said. “Being part of a 300-strong group yelling their hearts out for our defense or singing our fight song beats any other experience I’ve ever had.”last_img read more