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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My first post of 2011 and Oregon Team meeting details

Happy 2011!
 I will be sure to post while I'm away!
I am so excited to be heading off to Salt Lake City (by way of Las Vegas to visit my upline, Karen Morris) for Team Builders with 60 other top Directors and the Close To My Heart corporate leaders.  I will be away from my office from January 10th - 20th. 

I'd like to start the year off with a Shout-out to:

Wanda Riley, who has added Mary Ritter to her team!  Congratulations to both of you and welcome Mary!  I hope you will be able to attend one of our team meetings in Salem.

Speaking of team meetings, below is the information for our upcoming 1st Quarter Oregon meeting.  The art swap is open to anyone regardless if you attend.  If you'd like to participate, simply mail me your  cards with a self addressed stamped envelope and I'll mail your swaps back to you.

1ST QUARTER OREGON TEAM MEETING:
Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, January 29th
Time:   10:30 - 3:30 or whenever we get done! - Bring a lunch or snack 
Place: Call the hotel if you need directions. 
Phoenix Inn Salem North location  
The address is off I-5 at Market St NE
1590 Weston Ct NE 
Salem OR  97301 
Phone # 1-888-239-9593

ALL 1ST-5TH  DOWNLINE ARE INVITED  First come first served so RSVP to reserve your place today!

RSVP by Tuesday, January 25th - Watch for future updates to the "Bring List"

The art swap theme will be anything NEW – Make 6.  Use any product from the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book marked “NEW” as well as our core product line of Inks and Cardstocks to create a card (minimum size 4x4), layout or other project.

So far for the Create and Takes you will need to order:
X7131A Sophia Level 1 kit
X7131C Sophia Level 2 My Stickease
Z1310 My Creations Board Book

Please bring:
Adhesive
Paper Trimmer

For the business portion, I will be covering the information from Business Builders

A special thank you to:
Lynn Christopher
Kari Palmer (something from Magic)
and Kathy Smelcer.  You have signed up to do a create and take projects.  Please let me know if you are still able to do this and email me a photo and bring list for your project as soon as possible.  If you are unable get the info out to me by Sunday when I leave, do a reply to all on this email so everyone gets the list.

 Creative Tidbit:
An update to the "recipe" for the spray pen is to use 70% rubbing alcohol instead of water.  It dries faster especially here in the Northwest with our high humidity.

Business Tip:
from Team member Lisa Sargent of Newcastle, Washington:

I thought, and thought, and wondered, what could I tell Naomi that she didn't already know?  Well, I can't say that you didn't already know this, but when I discovered it, I was excited.  GOAL: I wanted to improve my margins/keep more of my money.

I used to take credit cards regularly, even from my club members.  Now I reward them for "good behavior"...paying by check or cash.  Once I discovered that, I thought, I should expand that to reward other desirable behaviors.  I give little door prize tickets to everyone for doing certain things:

-Pay by check or cash (improves my margins by 3.5%!!!!!!!)
-Bring a friend/be the friend
-Bring your own adhesive (I was getting complaints about the glue stick/Tombows.  I still have glue sticks available, just don't go through them as quickly)
-Carpool
-Round Up and donate to Operation Smile
-Bring something for show-n-tell that you made with your CTMH goodies

During the holidays I also added "bring something for the food bank."

Prizes are sometimes a pack of handmade cards, Club Connections Rewards, little things I've made, extra supplies...

Quote of the week:

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."

William James

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