Sunday, February 10, 2019

CANCELLED: Mon Feb 11th Meeting Due to Weather


Dear Monica,

I just got a message that school has been cancelled for Monday. I live in Bothell and it has started to snow again. They are not predicting that this snow will be that much but it is the one on Monday afternoon that has me more concerned.

I would rather have everyone home safe and sound just in case it snows again or the roads freeze over. Our meeting on Monday Feb 11th is CANCELLED.

I will refund or reschedule our spotlight tables. Please join us for the next one on Feb 25th and let's hope the weather cooperates with us!

~Monica~

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

December Monthly Newsletter - IMPORTANT CHANGES!!


Heart to Heart Meeting Reminders for the month of December

HEART TO HEART MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

For December 2018
Hi Monica, 

I need to send this out a little early because I will be on my way to Tahiti in a few days. I will not be at our next meeting on Dec 10th but Kim and Heather will be running the meeting. You ladies are the best! 
There are some big changes going on right now. Some of you already read about them on our Facebook Group or heard about it at our last meeting. Most of the changes will be good in the long run but it means there is lots going on. Bottom line is ... I have to stop losing money on this group or it will cease to exist. I don't make a lot of money from this group but I have to make some money to make it worth the effort I put into it.
Right now, the loss of money is mostly due to the fact that not enough people are paying the membership dues. Membership dues is down by about $400 compared to last year and this is about the amount of money I am losing. Also, the website costs more money than I had budgeted but I have money in reserve to cover this so I am less worried about that cost. The increase in dues last June should cover the cost of most of the website. However, both of these items have instigated changes that I need to make with our group.
I am not increasing the cost of dues until a year has past since the last increase. I get about 60% of the dues payments in March/April so I haven't seen a huge benefit since I increased the dues in June of last year. 
Please keep reading for more details of the changes below. I even have some new perks available with our website too! If you have any questions, please let me know!
~Monica~

Saturday, November 10, 2018

November Monthly Newsletter


Heart to Heart Meeting Reminders for the month of November

HEART TO HEART MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

For November 2018
Hi Monica, 


October was a busy month as I was traveling to Italy and I also had our annual travel conference as well. I only had to travel to Kirkland for that conference which is nice for a change. I am home for a little while and then I am off to Tahiti in early December! I am really excited for this one even though my schedule is CRAZY full as it will complete my Tahiti Specialist Certification. If you are jealous of my travel, don't be! Take a look at my full schedule and note that during my 7-night stay I will be touring 14 different hotels and staying in 6 different hotels. I am exhausted just thinking about it!
Also, I just got home from the 4th Annual Inspired Wisely Women's Award Ceremony so I want to congratulate Stephanie Larsen for being selected as Heart to Heart's Most Inspiring Woman of 2018! It was a huge honor to present her the award. She now stands among Kathy Miller and Kim Pelham for being stand out women in our organization. You all had some great nominations this year and I have the pleasure of selecting who YOU think deserves to win. 
Anywhere But Here Travel discontinued the Las Vegas trip drawing at the end of October. I will be selecting a winner shortly and sending it in for approval. I also have posted a new perk for our group which will be outlined below. Check it out! 
Don't forget that we still have a meeting on Monday Nov 12th even though it is Veteran's Day. We have regular meetings on Nov 26th and Dec 10th but no meeting on Dec 24th for obvious reasons. Our holiday party will be held on Monday Jan 14th so make sure to get ready for our White Elephant Gift Exchange!

~Monica~

Thursday, October 25, 2018

(Late) October Monthly Newsletter


Heart to Heart Meeting Reminders for the month of November

HEART TO HEART MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

For November 2018
Hi Monica, 


So, sending this out on a monthly basis will be a challenge for me but I accept that challenge! I am going to send this one out early since I didn't do one for October and I have some important information to share. 
First, Anywhere But Here Travel is discontinuing their Las Vegas trip drawing at the end of October. I am giving EVERYONE one last chance to enter to win and then I will select a winner in early November. Stay tuned for something new to replace this perk. 
Second, have you nominated a member of our group to be our Most Inspiring Woman of 2018? I choose the winner based on the nominees but YOU MUST fill out the form to nominate someone. Also, save the date for Friday Nov 9th and attend the Award Ceremony with several networking groups in the area. You get a nice meal and lots of great networking too. I would love to fill our table! Please buy your ticket and let me know if you are attending. 
Last, we have decided to move our Holiday Party to January so it will take place on the 2nd Monday in January (1/14/19) so keep that in mind. It will be the perfect chance for you to re-gift things you didn't like at Christmas. ;) 
~Monica~

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September Monthly Newsletter


Heart to Heart Meeting Reminders for the month of September

HEART TO HEART MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

For September 2018
Hi Monica, 


Welcome to September! Kids are going back to school and the weather will start to change as well. Today it still feels like summer so I am okay with the nice weather. Here is the recent news (that I can remember) for our group. See you soon at one of our meetings!
We have a speaker at our next meeting on Sept 10th so please RSVP so we can have an accurate headcount. It is very helpful to RSVP to any meeting you are planning on attending. 
Let me know how you feel about these newsletters on a monthly basis. I might have to start keeping a list of things I want to talk about every month as I tend to forget what we discussed at each meeting when I only do this once a month. 
At our last meeting, we discussed a plan for our holiday party which we normally hold on the 2nd Monday in December and we skip the 4th Monday in December for the holiday. I will be in Tahiti on Dec 10th so I wanted to move the party to another meeting day. Someone had a brilliant idea to push it out to the 2nd Monday in January instead of November so that is what we will do! We have our calendar open until the end of November so keep an eye out for the holiday party in January!

~Monica~