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First Legacy CCU – New Account Drive

P8perglass Jewelry/Beads and The Vine Event Planning is co-hosting a “New Account Drive” during the entire month of September at First Legacy Community Credit Union in Salisbury, NC. We’re encouraging the local Salisbury/Rowan County African American community to “bank black”. This is a movement taking place across the United States signifying a shift towards economic empowerment at a local community level. Our hopes is that this is the beginning of greater things to come towards building a stronger community. First Legacy Community Credit Union website link: http://www.firstlegacyccu.org/   Photo Credit: CreateHER Stock

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RSVP…Put Some Respeck On It! 

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RSVP stands for the French phrase, répondez, s’il vous plaît, which means please reply. I recently did a Facebook Live broadcast about RSVP and received much feedback from viewers. There seems to be a lack of respect for RSVP in our society. As an event planner, I know first hand the fallout of when event guest don’t honor RSVP and treat it as optional. I personally feel like it’s just a matter of most people not understanding what’s fully involved in planning an event and need to be educated or brush up on guest etiquette. So, here’s a quick Event Planning 101 overview for event guest.

1. Event Purpose – Most great events don’t happen spontaneously; most start with an idea or purpose. The host must design an event that incorporates the ultimate purpose whether it’s to celebrate, honor, or educate. An effective event design must be developed around the idea that creates a memorable experience for all guests. 

2. Event Location – Location is key in hosting the perfect event. There’s research involved and site tours that must be taken of top choices. The event host must be able to transform the location into an environment that lends to an unforgettable guest experience.

3. Pre Event – Every event needs a way of notifying guest about the occasion whether it’s through invitations or an online event page. Some events requires that host actively promote event to create a buzz that encourage guest to attend. Other events may also include getting event sponsors and vendors.

4. Day of Event – The host must make sure everyone and everything that’s a part of the event is in place and on time. Proper pre-planning will minimize mishaps on event day. A good host will work the room to ensure everyone has what they need and are having a great time. At end of event there must be a breakdown and cleanup of what ever props/setups and equipment used at event. 

5. Post Event – The most important part of event planning is evaluating the event; being open and honest about what went well and what didn’t. The host must also send thank you responses to guests, vendors, sponsors, and anyone else who was involved in making the event a success. It’s also helpful for the host to get feedback from those who participated in event as well. 

I hope this gives you a better understanding of what’s ALL involved in planning an event. As you can see a great host puts a lot of heart and soul into creating a memorable event for their guest. So, the next time you get an RSVP invitation don’t take it lightly. It’s an invitation to enjoy the fruits of someone’s labor who consider you special enough to share the event experience with!

Tonya Cross – The Vine Events Visionary 

Tectonic Impact of Conversation

img_5973Below is a Facebook post shared by one of our Peace Circle community partners Pastor Anthony Smith of Mission House. We felt like our readers would enjoy it!

In a world full of injustice we rightfully long for change now. Not just any kind of change but big change. When I consider this need for big change I think about natural occurrences that represent big changes to the landscape of our world. Like tsunamis and earthquakes. Natural events like these alter our world in profound ways.

But…

Before there are tsunamis and earthquakes there are the unseen subtle shifts in tectonic plates under the ocean. Seemingly insignificant and unnoticed.

So it is with the community transformation that we long for. We long for the big changes that will turn things around. And we often undervalue the small seemingly insignificant tectonic shifts and movement needed to create the big change.

This is how I see ‪#‎PeaceCircle‬. Peace Circle is tectonic movement. It is the calling forth of meaningful, challenging, and hospitable dialogue that helps create the Big Change we want to see in the world. No tectonic shift no tsunamis nor earthquakes.

Tsunamis and earthquakes don’t just happen!

This is a hard sell in a world of instant gratification. But what must be remembered is that patient conversation after conversation seeds of deep transformation are being sown in our community.

I really want you to consider being a part of this tectonic movement called Peace Circle convened by our lead organizer Tonya Cross of The Vine Events.

It’s easy to make light of and undervalue conversation among fellow community members. But history teaches us that major social change was started by such conversations.

See you at this upcoming Peace Circle!

#PeaceCircle ‪#‎TheVineEvents‬ ‪#‎MeanMugCoffee‬ ‪#‎ArmyOfLove

Pastor Anthony Smith

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**We host Peace Circle every first Tuesday at 6:30pm EST at Mean Mug Coffee, Salisbury, NC.**

Peace Circle – What’s Your Role In The Village? 

Peace CircleThe Vine Events has partnered with other local businesses and organizations to create the Peace Circle. The Peace Circle is held every first Tuesday of the month at Mean Mug Coffee, 1024 S. Fulton Street, Salisbury, NC at 6:30pm. The Peace Circle creates a safe space for open and honest dialogue about social divides within our community.

We’re hosting parent/child workshop sessions this September that address how systemic racism, discrimination, and stereotypes impacts our community. The workshop facilitator will be Carla Marlin Smith; a Parent Engagement Specialist with Chapel Hill-Carboro City Schools. The workshops are for 7th-10th grade (12-15 years old) youth.

Our first workshop kick offs TUESDAY, September 15th at 6:30pm at Center for Faith and the Arts! Because limited space is available, please register at our Eventbrite Page to attend. See below for workshop sessions agenda.

What’s Your Role In The Village?
Center for Faith and the Arts
207 W. Harrison St
Salisbury, NC 28144
(Located behind/below Haven Lutheran Church)

Workshop I: Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm
Subject: What’s Your Role In The Village?
Audience: Community Members/Parents (Maximum Participants 30)

Workshop II: Saturday, September 19th 9am – 1pm
Subject: Stereotypes and Art Project
Audience: Youth of Color 7th – 10th grade (12-15 years old – Maximum Participants 20). Parents need to participate in Workshop I.

Panel Discussion/Gallery Walk: Tuesday, September 22nd 6:30pm
Subject: Importance of Counternarratives
Audience: Community Members/Parents/Youth Workshop Participants

**We’re asking for donations from the community to supply art supplies and lunch for youth and travel expenses. Click here to support. Thanks!**

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Our specialty is informative events such as, Q&A parties, screening dialogues, interpersonal workshops, and community forums. We offer both face-to-face and online event designs. Contact us today for a “free” consultation for your next meeting/event.

Upcoming Event – Peace Circle

How might peacemaking look in Salisbury/Rowan County? Covene with your neighbors on Tuesday, July 7th at 6:30pm at Mean Mugg Coffee, 1024 S. Fulton Street, Salisbury NC for dialogue and resolution.

*We’re collaborating with other local businesses and organizations for Peace Circle Event*

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Our specialty is informative events such as, Q&A parties, screening dialogues, interpersonal workshops, and community forums. We offer both face-to-face and online event designs. Contact us today for a “free” consultation for your next meeting/event.

May – Mental Health Month: Changing the Way We Think About Mental Health

Mental Health Month 2015 – Changing the Way We Think About Mental Health. Infograph Source MHA (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net)

 It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind. ― Steve Maraboli 

May is Mental Health Month. We will have daily post on our social network pages about obtaining and maintaining a healthy state of mind. For more information about Mental Health Month visit Mental Health America.

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Our specialty is informative events such as, Q&A parties, screening dialogues, interpersonal workshops, and community forums. We offer both face-to-face and online event designs. Contact us today for a “free” consultation for your next meeting/event.

Upcoming Event – Comeback Dad Screening

We’re hosting a screening of UPtv film Comeback Dad on Saturday, May 23rd at Dorsett Chapel United Church, 1280 Hollywood Drive, Spencer NC  from 4-6pm! Mark your calendars and join us. 

  

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Our specialty is informative events such as, Q&A parties, screening dialogues, interpersonal workshops, and community forums. We offer both face-to-face and online event designs. Contact us today for a “free” consultation for your next meeting/event.