Can I just start by saying that I thought our Captain’s Kickoff 2011 was a huge success?! Thanks to all that attended and all that made it possible. For those of you unfamiliar with our Captain’s Kickoff celebration, it is basically a time where we get all of our construction and volunteer captains together to thank them for the work that they have done for RTSF in the past as well as get everyone excited about our upcoming Rebuilding Day!
Some captains have been working with RTSF for many many years and as an AmeriCorps member who has only been involved with the organization for the past 6 months, it is always a pleasure to get together with some of our “lifers” to pick their brains and ask for advice about what success looks like for a Rebuilding Day Project. I’m pleased as punch to be able to be in contact with people who have such a passion about the work that we do here at RTSF, that they have volunteered with us for decades!
All in all, it was a fantastic night full of great people, food, and music. And I sincerely hope that everyone is as excited about our upcoming Rebuilding Day as I am!
P.S. I would also like to give a special shout-out to our great volunteers from Swords to Ploughshares that helped up coordinate everything, as well as my project team from Wells Fargo! Who will be working hard with me for the next couple months to pull off energy efficiency upgrades in seven homes in the OMI (our target neighborhood) on Rebuilding Day! Also thanks to Michelle at Light Rider Images for taking all these great photos! You can see the rest of the set here.