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This week we were excited to have a full studio with three wonderful guests! Audrey Slade with Young Issaquah Professionals, part of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, joined us to announce this month’s Cash Mob business. The Cash Mob program selects one business per month to “infuse with cash” and give devoted attention to. This month’s business is Sisters Antiques in Issaquah! Join Audrey and Kim Wednesday, May 23rd from 4-7pm to show support to this amazing business! Sisters Antiques: 615 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA.


We spent the rest of the hour talking with Kerry Beymer and Helene Wenting from Encompass in North Bend. Encompass offers a nationally accredited preschool, parenting classes, summer camps, and much more to children and families. Kerry teaches Parenting Counts classes at Swedish Hospital in Issaquah. These classes are free and there is childcare provided to those who need it. The next class is May 21st, so log on to www.encompassnw.org to register today! Helene told us about Sip Fest happening May 18th from 6:30-9:30pm at Pickering Barn in Issaquah, where parents over twenty-one can taste wine, beer, and food while enjoying a relaxing night off. We also learned a little about One Voice which will be taking place June 2nd. More details about all of these events and the wonderful programs Encompass has to offer can be found on their website, www.encompassnw.org.


This week we were joined by Kim Estes with Savvy Parents Safe Kids. She told us all about Mamacon and Momprom which are taking place in Bellevue on May 18th and 19th. For more details about these events, visit www.mamacon.com or email kim@mamacon.net with any questions you have. We also discussed child safety tips in honor of summer vacation and its rapid approach. Visit www.savvyparentssafekids.com for more info or email kim@savvyparentssafekids.com .

We also introduced our new segment: Working to Live! If you have a personal or work issue you’d like advice on, email your situation to Lindsay@workforceevolution.com and it may get discussed on air!


Tina Paniel and Megan Lehman of First Book - Seattle joined us to talk about their new program.  For more information: www.firstbook.org/seattle   to read more about the program: first-book-seattle.blogspot.org   email at: seattle@firstbook.org

Join them: Date: Saturday May 19th, 2012
 Location: Elliot Bay Book Company (in Capitol Hill on 10th between Pike and Pine), downstairs reading room
 Time: 11am to 3pm (drop by anytime, stay for one story or six)
 Free and open to the public - kids especially welcome!

First Book-Seattle and Elliott Bay Book Company will be co-sponsoring "What Was Your First Book?", a lively Read-A-Thon of local community members taking turns reading aloud the very first children's book they each fell in love with. Our featured readers will include author Sherman Alexie, a Seattle Monorail driver, Seattle Police officers, Seattle Fire Department, Rat City Rollergirls, an Overlake High School student, an Air Force fighter pilot, a Seattle Public Librarian, and others!!
We'll also have a silent auction of beloved kids' books inscribed by Mayor Mike McGinn, Senator Patty Murray, local authors, and other local celebrities, as well as a raffle of gift baskets for kids, sports lovers, spa lovers, and cooks.
Our goal with this Read-A-Thon is to give six new books to every child in twenty Title 1 classrooms in King County. You can give six new books to one child for $15; an entire classroom of 22 children will receive six new books for $330. Each featured readers is raising pledge donations to help us meet our goal. Will you make a pledge donation on behalf of one of our readers?



Gazala Uradnik of GFS Fund Deveopment talked about thinking like a sales rep to fundraise!  Email Gazala at: gazala@gfsfund.com


Jane Kuechle is an independent consultant to non-profit organizations and to individuals who want to make a difference. She assists non-profit groups and organizations with their growth and development in the areas of board support, fundraising, communications, and online visibility. Jane also is available to help individuals create positive change through philanthropic investments.



What a TREAT we had today to talk with a working actress about her one woman show, "Zelda".  We learned the amazing story of Flapper, Zelda Fitzgerald, who was married to F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Denise gave us a beautiful performance from the play!   Please help support the local (traveling) arts!  Please help support her goal to take her show to Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Donate at http://www.indiegogo.com/zelda-by-william-luce.   She only needs 120 people to donate $20 to take this there and live her dream!  This is an amazing story!



We had the most wonderful visit with Rabbi Olivier Ben-Haim about Resillience Circles - A method of bringing the community together to solve a common set of problems, by leveraging the intrinsic values in each other.  This was a wonerfully deep conversation with a very deep man!   We also talked about the Jewish tradition and meditation.  It was a wonderful lesson in something I never understood before.

Resillience Circles:  http://localcircles.org/

Bet Alef Meditative Synagouge:  http://www.betalef.org/


Joy Stephens from O2Joy Ent. stopped by and we had a great chat about non-profit boards, finances and fundraising!  Joy has a workshop coming up:  http://www.o2joyent.com/


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