|Posted on October 11, 2012 at 9:55 AM||comments (1)|
Respite Care shares joy and happiness with families and children in Northern Colorado.
Respite Care, Inc. of Fort Collins, Colorado is is a nonprofit organization in Larimer County that provides short-term care for children with developmental disabilities, giving respite to parents and enhancing the quality of life for the entire family. Respite Care believes that a child with a disability is a child first and his or her challenges are secondary.
Today, Respite Care provides programs and services for over 130 families in Larimer County and delivers more than 49,000 hours of care annually. We provide before and after school care, enhancement programs, overnight, vacation and crisis care up to 14-days for families in need.
Each year respite care has an annual fundraiser in November. This year is their 30th annual Respite Care Holiday Ball. Come support this great organization.
WIN A FREE CAR!
Purchase your raffle tickets to win a 2012 Honda Civic LX provided by Markley Motors. Car Raffle will be held at nine o’clock in the evening
To purchase raffle tickets visit:
Please Join Us!
Saturday the seventeenth of November two thousand twelve
at six o’clock in the evening
Embassy Suites Loveland | Grand Ballroom
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, Colorado 80538
Individual: $150 | Couple: $300 |
For tickets please register at:
or call 970.207.9435
Respite care shows Otterocity in bringing joy to others. Keep up the great work!
|Posted on June 26, 2012 at 12:40 AM||comments (1)|
Name: Jim Davidson
Organization: Speaking of Adventure
What do you do? “Since 2004, I share adventurous life lessons through speaking and writing to small and large businesses, associations, and conferences.”
How did you come about it? “I was a Technology Trainer for fifteen years. I had people asking me about climbing which led to speaking and sharing my lessons. I did this on a small scale, on demand. After a few years I went full time."
How do you bring joy to others? “I bring stories, photos, and videos of worldwide climbs sharing land and beauty that most don’t get to see in person. I want to bring hope and encouragement to be resilient through tough times."
What is the happiest day of your life? “Time spent in the mountains and outside with my family. Summit time with my climbing buddies.”
First impression . . . Otterocity what does it mean to you? “Originally I thought of otters in the physical sense. Then I thought about their character—they love life and are spunky! I smile thinking about their enthusiastic energy.”
Jim, thank you for the great Otterview! You definitely bring a joyful spirit to all you do!
Jim Davidson's Book
ABOUT THE LEDGE -
In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood triumphantly atop Washington’s Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives as passionate young mountaineers. Instead, their conquest gave way to catastrophe when a cave-in plunged them deep inside a glacial crevasse—the pitch-black, ice-walled hell that every climber’s nightmares are made of.
An avid adventurer from an early age, Davidson was already a seasoned climber at the time of the Rainier ascent, fully aware of the risks and hopelessly in love with the challenge. But in the blur of a harrowing free fall,
he suddenly found himself challenged by nature’s grandeur at its most unforgiving. Trapped on a narrow, unstable frozen ledge, deep below daylight and high above a yawning chasm, he would desperately battle crumbling ice and snow that threatened to bury him alive, while struggling in vain to save his fatally injured companion. And finally, with little equipment, no partner, and rapidly dwindling hope, he would have to make a fateful choice—between the certainty of a slow, lonely death or the seeming impossibility of climbing for his life.
At once a heart-stopping adventure story, a heartfelt memoir of friendship, and a stirring meditation on fleeting mortality and immutable nature, The Ledge chronicles one man’s transforming odyssey from the dizzying heights of elation and awe to the punishing depths of grief and hard-won wisdom. This book’s visceral, lyrical prose sings the praises of the physical world’s wonders, while searching the souls of those willing, for better or worse, to fully embrace it.
Jim - Keep climbing with Otterocity!
|Posted on June 22, 2012 at 12:50 PM||comments (0)|
Smart Work, Teamwork, Unconditional Love, and Perseverance are some of the Otter qualities I write about in my book, and many qualities displayed by the High Park Fire crew and victims of the fire, near Fort Collins, Colorado. The American Red Cross, the fire fighters, and volunteers have shown their Otterocity in response to this disaster. As a local Fort Collins resident and author I pledge to donate $1 of my royalties for every Otterocity! and Otterocity! Field Guide book sold, now through August 31, 2012, to the American Red Cross Northern Colorado Chapter to continue their disaster relief campaigns.
Buy, Read, Donate!
If you would like to donate additional monies,
click on the link below:
|Posted on November 26, 2011 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
Name : Kim Lang
Organization/s: Canyon Concert Ballet & Dance Center / High Performance Dance Theatr
What do you do? “I am the Executive Director of Canyon Concert Ballet and Dance Center. I am in charge of the studio, classes, staff and management. I also am in charge of marketing and fundraising. I am also the owner/operator and Artistic Director of High Performance Dance Theatre."
Wow, you wear many hats. "Yes I do."
Canyon Concert Ballet (CCB) & Dance Center is a 501 (c) (3) non profit arts organization that provides the community with quality instruction and performance in a variety of dance forms with ballet as the core. CCB is in its 30th year of performing the Fort Collins Nutcracker at the Lincoln Center.
High Performance Dance Theatre (HPDT) has a strong background of performing in Northern Colorado. Performing since 1996, HPDT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization. Our mission is to combine dance and modern technology to provide high quality training and productions, while increasing the community’s knowledge of the arts. We present two evening length shows as well as performing at local benefit concerts and special events throughout the year. Many collaborations between musicians, visual artists, choreographers and other dancers help HPDT to bring successful and innovative performances to our community. HPDT also facilitates dance residencies in the public school districts around Colorado. This unique interactive experience brings dance instruction and education to thousands of children of all ages who might otherwise lack valuable exposure to the performing arts.
Under the artistic direction of Kim Lang, HPDT has produced over 36 full stage productions, 20 residencies, and performed at numerous other venues. HPDT is proud to be based in Fort Collins with opportunities to perform throughout Colorado.
How did you come about doing this? “I have a degree in dance. Since 1992 I taught and choreographed for Canyon Concert Bballet and Dance Center. For a while I was the Administrative Assistant. I left for a bit and came back as the Admin Assistant and Bookkeeper. When the Artistic Director left I assumed those duties and eventually I became the Executive director of Canyon Concert Ballet.”
How do you bring joy to others? “I teach kids to dance and provide a good community for them to dance in. I hope it brings them joy. Also, I enjoy passing on my appreciation of dance to others.”
What is the happiest day of your life? “When my daughter, Mikayla was born.”
First impression . . . Otterocity. What does that mean to you? “Silly. Playful.”
Thank you Kim, for the wonderful Otterview. Keep bringing joy to others through dance, you do a great job!
|Posted on November 10, 2011 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
Respite Care, Inc. of Fort Collins, Colorado provides short-term care for children with developmental disabilities, giving respite to parents enhancing the quality of life for the entire family.
Since my first introduction to Respite Care, in 1996, I have taken several tours of the Respite Care facility and experienced the work that their staff does on a daily basis. Their workers are always up-beat, friendly, supportive and full of joy. They make a safe, fun, and interactive environment for the children that stay there.
I have seen many smiles on the children's faces and relief on their Parents faces knowing their child is in a safe place while they get a short break. I know that Respite Care believes in brining a joyful spirit to the children, and parents they serve.
Being a non-profit agency, Respite Care has an annual Holiday Ball with a raffle and a silent auction. All proceeds go towards annual operating expenses. Each year, at the ball, they raffle off a new vehicle as well as other large prizes. Raffle tickets are only $20 each.
Respite Care invites you to an evening of celebration and elegance . . .
Saturday, November 19, 2011
6:00p – 12:30a
Embassy Suites Loveland – Grand Ballroom
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538
Silver Corporate: $2,500 (preferred seating for 10)
To reserve your spot, or purchase raffle tickets
please contact Respite Care at (970) 207-9435
RESPITE CARE SHARES OTTEROCITY