Nights like tonight remind of why I love to do what I do. I drove home with a smile on my face and excitement in my heart. Tonight was the launch of ourKemptville Apprentice. We had full teams at the table, media in the seats and lots of great ideas bouncing around the room.
If you’ve ever been in the theater at the North Grenville Municipal Center you might be able to picture this…we had three tables at the front of the room each covered in a black tablecloth with the a sign designating each table for each of the charities. As everyone arrived they were greeted by Kristina, my newest event planner, then were sent to meet with Rachel where they checked in and got their name tags. Once everyone arrived we showed them a really great little video Rachel created for us to introduce our event. Codi Jeffreys, our Donald Trump, couldn’t be there tonight but we had a video of her introducing the event and Rachel added in all of our sponsors and the charities’ logos and had some great music and footage from around town. After the video, Kristina, Rachel and I introduced ourselves and talked abit about our charities. We then started to draw the names to form the teams…the part everyone had been waiting for. The representatives from each of the charities stood at their tables and greeted their members as their names were called. I can’t tell you for sure who is on the other teams (I’ll leave that for Kristina and Rachel to tell you) but on my team I have Chris Drozda from Keller Williams Real Estate, Rachela Brisindi from Stella and Dot, Shelley Mitchell from To Be Continued Consignment Store and Catheren Fachnie, a North Grenville resident.
The teams broke into their discussions. Our team, Big Brothers Big Sisters, was the first one to announce their event date. We’ve locked in on February 24th. I am not quite ready to tell you the details but let’s just say you need to clear your calendar for that weekend…that’s right, the entire weekend…you might want to start looking for a babysitter too…for the weekend. 🙂
The Salvation Army was able to announce their date as well, they have booked the 25th of February. The Big Sky Ranch Team has not yet announced their date.
We will keep everyone up to date on everything we have planned. You will be able to follow us here on our blog, on our Facebook page and we have also created event pages for The Kemptville Apprentice as a whole and the each charity event as well. Big Brothers Big Sisters event page can be found here. The Salvation Army here. And I will direct you to Big Sky Ranch’s event page as soon as they confirm a date with me. Be sure to follow along and watch how the events grow from an idea into a money making reality.
Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.