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E-Splash May 2012 - Water For People
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Illinois Section AWWA - E-Splash -  May 2012

Water For People
Edna Sugden, Chair

Nooks, Kindles, coffee makers, and, um purses? That is right, boys and girls. Seems like the donors are not just thinking of sporting items anymore! What a variety of items we had this year for the auction! Sporting tickets are always very popular items; but we also received gift cards, gift baskets, chocolates, and even some homemade wine! We are grateful for ALL of the donations. Thank you to each and every one who contributed with either a gift or a bid. As always, Barbara Waddell did a tremendous job at coordinating everything. We would not have the success that we do with her. Proceeds from this year's silent auction going directly to the Water for People fund were $3,552.

We also received a $2,000 check from South Suburban Water Works Association. Thank you again for your annual donation. We wouldn't be able to meet our target each year without your generous support. And last, but certainly not least, the 50/50 raffle was successful again this year raising $1,369 for WFP on Tuesday and $920 on Wednesday totaling a whopping $2,289 - great proceeds to Water for People and to our lucky winners.

Thank you to all who gave of their time and especially their money. The Committee really appreciates the efforts of Barb Waddell and Andy Kieser with the silent auction. Thanks Barb and Andy for all you do for Water for People. As for the "Raffle Crew", a big thanks to Andrea Putz, Candace Scholz, Michelle Hoepner, Marla Braun, Kristin Rehg, Dave Bird, Chris Drey, Wayne Snedden, Aaron Horbovetz, John Van Arsdel, Randy Lusk and Todd Schaefer. Thanks guys for all your help. Volunteer efforts along with the funds generated go a long way in helping thousands of people achieve clean and safe water.

Tony Szabo of National Wash Authority dba Midwest Mobile Washers, LLC  Ph. 800-804-7517 also donated a 2300 psig power washer for the WFP Committee to raffle off. We will be looking for a creative way to offer this item. Thanks again, Tony. This was a very generous donation from your Company.

Our Committee has been busy working on planning events for this year. Some ideas are a summer baseball day at the park, another Ravinia outing, bartending for Charity at Irish Oaks in Wrigleyville, and a reception/meet and greet in Chicago. We are looking for other committees that we can partner with. If you are associated with any type of a club or organization and you'd like the exposure of inviting the WFP crew to join, we can certainly find ways to create an event together. We are also willing to give presentations at your facility or via phone conference.

Thank you again for a great conference and please stay tuned for what exciting plans we have this summer.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments please share with me at

Our committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:30 pm via phone conference 1-800-791-2345 x 39942. Please join us on the call.


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