Time off - When my severance began on July 1st, Mary and I agreed that I would take the month of July off. Well, here it is the second to last day of the month and I can't believe it is already over. Even though I wasn't actively looking for my next career, I do have a few irons in the fire. Nothing concrete at this point, but it is nice to know that in this economy, I am at least able to find some potential career opportunities.
In the mean time I have been keeping myself busy helping a friend set-up the social media aspects (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) of a new business venture. So far I've really enjoyed it and more details will be forthcoming.
Some time away - We have been promising Brad we would take a family trip before school started. I've been looking around and gathering ideas but nothing is set yet. Regardless of the destination, it will be good to get away for a few days.
In September I will be traveling to Washington, DC for a Prostate Cancer event. The basic premise of the event is the opportunity for myself and others to encourage our State's members of Congress to further support Prostate Caner research funding. It's an event I have tried to go to in the past but it has never fit into my schedule, I'm very excited about this opportunity!
Later in September there are two events that involve FLHW and Golf. One is a customer appreciation event for a local financial services company and FLHW is the benefactor. Though this is their first year, it has the potential to become an annual event and I am enjoying helping them plan the day and certainly appreciate the fact that FLHW was selected to benefit.
2010 FLHW Golf Tournament - Just in case you haven't heard, the date of our 6th annual golf tournament is Friday, September 24th. There are more details on the website about sponsorships, or if you are ready, you can pay for a player, a team or sponsorship ~ yes, right on the website: http://www.flhw.org/2010-events.html
We are always looking for sponsors and donations for the raffle. Please let me know if you have any interest or business contacts for either. We really do appreciate it! A few businesses have already stepped up and after some recent publicity on television and on the radio, I have several leads that I will to follow up on. This year we are thinking about selling the tournament hats we have made ever year. If you are interested, please send me a note. I should have a definite answer on the color, style, etc. in the next few weeks. I will add the ability to order from the FLHW website.
As we have in years past, we are sure to attract a full field of players weeks in advance. It's an exciting day and always a great opportunity for us to catch up with friends and family, as well as to make many new friends through this journey.