Meeting

You Are Invited!

Tweet-Up! #orctup1

Volunteer Meeting and
First Ever Ozarks Red Cross Tweet-Up
(St. Paddy’s Theme Dinner)


Thursday, 17 March 5:30-7:00pm (Central)


Springfield Office
1545 N West ByPass (at Division)


RSVP to socialmedia@redcross-ozarks.org


TentativeAgenda:


5:00pm Lobby Doors Open / Volunteer Applications Available / Slide Show
5:15pm Set- up for Dinner … Side Dishes & Desserts welcome but not required.
5:30pm Dinner (St. Paddy Day Theme – Corned Beef , Cabbage & Potatoes )
5:35pm Wear a St. Paddy’s Day HAT to enter drawing for $10 gift certificate
5:45pm Formal Welcome and Introductions by Debi Meeds , just back from a national conference of chapter CEOs, and Chris Harmon, Director of Emergency Services, who will share comments and answer questions about current disaster response events.


6:00pm PROGRAM


This month’ s program is dedicated to Disaster Public Affairs – getting information to the public during a disaster and working with the press to protect the privacy of clients and tell the Red Cross story . The advent of social media gives us additional tools and additional challenges . A concurrent Tweet-Up during the meeting will help illustrate some of the issues and will kick off our Disaster Public Affairs Volunteer Recruitment Drive.



Joplin DAT Cpt Kandi Dunn visits
 with the press after Oxford Apt Fire.





Yours truly, Perry Elkins, recently returned from training with the National Red Cross Public Affairs Team, will lead the discussions and I will help answer questions. My stories will include Coast Guard Cutters and Blimps.

Tweet-Up will be led by Marie Colby (@MarieNCGH), Disaster Public Affairs Lead for the Joplin Office, and will run concurrently 5:30-7:00pm. Hashtag will be: #orctup1

Additional information in the Press Release.

Door Prizes.


We hope to have the store open.


Families and friends welcome. Join us!


Please RSVP to either:


socialmedia@redcross-ozarks.org


…or on our FaceBook Page.



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