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British Red Cross launches cold mailing to recruit regular donors

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Howard Lake | 30 January 2004 | News The British Red Cross is launching a hard-hitting direct marketing campaign targeted at cold prospects in order to secure regular donations.Currently the Red Cross has around 100,000 regular givers and the mailing is part of a strategy to grow this figure significantly over the next two years.The ‘Look into these Eyes’ campaign, created by WWAV Rapp Collins West, is targeted at prospects over 35 years. It features a case study of ‘Evie’, a young girl from Zambia who has seen her mother forced to choose between feeding her or her sister, and has witnessed her brother and sister die of sickness and malnutrition. Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis British Red Cross launches cold mailing to recruit regular donorscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The mail-out demonstrates the impossible decisions forced on many people throughout the world in order to survive. It then highlights the ease with which potential donors might spend £2 per month without thinking, when the same amount would make a huge difference to someone like Evie.The focus of the mailing is the eyes: it asks the reader to “look in her eyes and tell her that they need £2 more than she does.”Charlotte Tams, Campaigns Executive, British Red Cross said: “The mailing is very powerful and forces the prospective supporter to look at their own needs in comparison with those in dire situations. It is the most emotive regular giving pack the Red Cross has launched in recent years with strong visuals and copy. We expect it to be highly successful in eliciting regular gifts from the public.”The mail-out will be tested on 5 February 2004 both as a regular giving and cash ask. It will reach 41,000 prospects across the UK.last_img read more

Recession changing the structure of the fundraising profession

first_imgSalariesOverall, most fundraising salaries are reported to have remained static over the past year. However, as charities have been forced to shift strategy as levels of individual donations fall, there has been an increasing demand for highly skilled fundraisers in streams such as major donor and corporate fundraising and at Director level, with the result that salaries in these specific areas are increasing.BenefitsOur survey suggests that there is a discrepancy between the benefits that staff would like and those benefits that employers are providing. There appears to be general apathy towards pensions (which may well reflect a societal issue) and continues to be great interest in flexible working policies.Alex Brooks-Johnson is an ex-Director of Fundraising and has recently joined TPP’s Senior Appointments Team after 12 years in the voluntary sector. He says:“The results of this survey show how important it is for not for profit organisations to start investing in personal development plans for their staff. Apart from the fact that they are a very effective motivational tool, they also have a positive impact on staff retention, making your fundraisers feel valued. Investing time, effort and money into the careers of your fundraisers now will help decrease staff turnover and bring down future recruitment costs, and ensure that the most talented people stay in the sector, and most importantly increase income.”Paul Marvell, Director of Learning for the Institute of Fundraising says:“The conclusions from the TPP survey reinforce the need for formalized training and development of fundraisers throughout their career advocated by the Institute of Fundraising. The IoF Academy offers qualifications and training for all fundraisers of all levels. For further information call our Academy Team on 0207 840 1020 or email us on [email protected]”Full results of the survey plus a salary calculator are available at:http://www.tpp.co.uk/fundraising-survey-2010Note to editorsTPP Not for Profit has over 14 years of experience of providing a wide range of specialist recruitment services to organisations in the third and not for profit sectors.TPP has eight distinct divisions: Fundraising & Development; HR, Learning & Development; Senior Appointments; Marketing & Communications; Office & Specialist Support; Finance, & Accountancy; Medical & Social Care and Education & Training – covering a wide range of roles at all levels – both temporary and permanent.For further information please contact Natalie Ponting (Marketing Manager) on 020 7198 6180 or [email protected] more information on TPP Not for Profit, visit www.tpp.co.ukFollow TPP Not for Profit on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TPPNotforProfit The recession has had a profound effect on employment within the fundraising sector, according to the findings of TPP Not for Profit’s Fundraising Recruitment Survey 2010. Measures introduced over the past year, as not for profit organisations have been forced to cut costs, could also lead to increased staff turnover and shortages of experienced and qualified employees in the future.The survey was compiled with the support of the Institute of Fundraising using responses from almost 400 fundraising professionals, together with data from over 600 fundraising vacancies in more than 200 not for profit organisations placed with TPP Not for Profit in 2010.Key findings from the survey results are:Entry-level Roles DisappearingThe number of paid entry-level roles is decreasing as more of the Assistant/Coordinator duties are taken on by unpaid interns and volunteers, as many non profit organisations attempt to cut costs. This, in turn, means that Officer and Executive positions are now more commonly the entry points to a paid fundraising career and this seems to have had a negative effect on salaries for these jobs.Lack of Training in the ProfessionStaff training and development is one of the most commonly mentioned requirements for our candidates. Our survey shows that there is an apparent lack of training in the sector, particularly for management, as non-profits often struggle to justify training costs when budgets are tight. Could this be costing non-profit organisations in the long run by demoralising fundraising staff and increasing turnover? And what about the impact on the sector in the future? Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Research / statistics  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 8 December 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Recession changing the structure of the fundraising professionlast_img read more

Access Group to match every penny staff raise for National Deaf Children’s Society

first_img  315 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Access Group to match every penny staff raise for National Deaf Children’s Society AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Access Group corporate corporate fundraising “I want to say a huge thank you to everyone at The Access Group for choosing us as their Charity of the Year, and for taking part in so many incredible fundraising activities for us. You’re all absolute stars – but I’d like to single out Adam, Kayleigh and little Henry for special praise because they really championed our cause and shared their story so passionately.”Chris Bayne, CEO of The Access Group, added:“I am incredibly proud of our commitment to our Charity of the Year initiative. The efforts made by everyone at Access in previous years to raise funds and awareness are extraordinary, and I’m sure this year will be even bigger and better. The fact there is such a personal connection within our Access family to the National Deaf Children’s Society will only strengthen our determination.” Main image: Adam, Kayleigh, and Henry Freeman.   314 total views,  2 views today The Access Group has pledged to match every penny its staff raise this year for its latest charity partner the National Deaf Children’s Society.The Access Group, which last year raised £280,000 for the medical research charity DEBRA, is creating a range of activities and challenges for its 2,000 UK staff to take part in over the next twelve months.It has already planned a wide variety of fundraising events across the company’s 30-plus regional offices, ranging from bake sales, wine tastings, cinema nights and golf days to physical challenges such as football tournaments, mountain climbs, bike rides, triathlons, marathons and ‘tough mudders’.The Access Group also plans to donate its expertise in business software solutions to the National Deaf Children’s Society on a pro bono basis. In return, the charity has agreed to deliver deaf awareness and British Sign Language workshops to the company’s staff.The National Deaf Children’s Society became the company’s charity partner after staff members Adam and Kayleigh Freeman, who work at The Access Group’s Sheffield office, nominated them. Their one year old son, Henry, was born profoundly deaf and the couple made an emotional video about the challenges they and Henry faced, which convinced the company to choose the charity.Kayleigh and Adam are receiving ongoing support from the National Deaf Children’s Society and are already raising money for the charity’s work with Adam completing the London Triathlon in July, raising over £3,600.Adam Freeman said:“The National Deaf Children’s Society were there for us when our world fell apart after Henry was diagnosed as deaf at only a couple of weeks old. The education and emotional support they continue to give us is something we never take for granted.“We nominated the National Deaf Children’s Society for our Charity of the Year to allow us to raise valuable funds so that other families like ours can get the support and education they need.”Rachel Clark, who supports corporate partnerships at the National Deaf Children’s Society, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 9 January 2020 | Newslast_img read more

Details Emerging on the U.S. and China Phase One Agreement

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Details Emerging on the U.S. and China Phase One Agreement Details Emerging on the U.S. and China Phase One Agreement SHARE Both China and the U.S. officials confirmed on Friday that they’ve reached a “Phase One” agreement.Emerging details show the agreement includes some tariff relief, increased agricultural purchases, as well as structural changes to intellectual property and technology issues. However, a CNBC report says some details of the partial accord between the world’s two largest economies remain cloudy.As Chinese officials briefed reporters of some details on Friday morning, President Trump also announced some of the terms of what he called an “amazing deal.”The U.S. does plan to eliminate tariffs on multiple Chinese goods in stages, which was a priority for Chinese negotiators. Details on when that would take place weren’t announced. Trump announced that the U.S. would cancel its next round of tariffs on Chinese goods that were scheduled to go into effect over the weekend.Via Twitter, Trump announced the White House will leave 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion in imports in place, while also cutting existing duties on another $120 billion in goods.Beijing will increase its agricultural purchases from the U.S. by a significant amount, though Chinese officials didn’t say by how much. Politico says some of the details include China giving up its restrictions on growth hormones for beef and easing an approval process for genetically modified crops. Previous articleSec. Perdue Expects Third Tranche Of MFP PaymentsNext articleUSDA to Make $550 Million Available for Rural Broadband Internet Infrastructure NAFB News Service By NAFB News Service – Dec 15, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Patterson happy with how football has handled COVID-19

first_imgLinkedin Facebook ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Post + posts Gary Patterson addresses the media. (Cristian ArguetaSoto/Staff Photographer) Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter Previous articleOfficials hopeful after COVID-19 cases dropNext articleGame on: Students can play intramural sports Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printAfter 19 years as the head coach of TCU football, Gary Patterson still faces new challenges. Perhaps one of his biggest to date has been the coronavirus pandemic, which changed the way he has to approach the game and put his 20th season at the helm of the Horned Frogs in jeopardy.The last two months, specifically, have been a roller coaster for TCU football. Summer roadblocksThey began official practice in July, facing new guidelines like face coverings for coaches, individual water bottles and frequent sanitation. Then, the Frogs held their breath as conferences voted in early August on whether to move on with fall sports. Read more: Big 12 to continue with fall athletics After the Big 12 voted to continue with the football season, TCU announced quarterback Max Duggan would be out indefinitely due to a heart condition revealed by a COVID-19 test.When Patterson met with the media on Monday, he was unwilling to give an update on Duggan’s medical condition, but he said Duggan had a real chance to return for a portion of the 2020 season.Despite the roadblocks, Patterson said he likes what he has seen from the Horned Frogs on and off the field with 10 days until kickoff. He commended the team for doing a good job following the university’s health and safety protocols. “That’s really a positive for the university–the way they’ve handled this and the way they’ve done things,” Patterson said. “It’s taken an army to get down to what we need to try to get done. It’s truly been amazing. My hats go off to our kids.”Patterson also praised the team for working hard in the “Texas heat” to prepare for the season. He said the team will test the day before games, meaning players lower on the depth chart need to be ready if a starter tests positive.New faces on offense With Duggan out, Georgia transfer Matthew Downing is the expected starter at quarterback. Downing joined the Frogs in 2019 after redshirting at Georgia the year before. He has thrown just 10 passes in his collegiate career, completing eight of them for 88 yards.“He’s not an eighth-grader. He’s a college quarterback,” Patterson said of Downing’s ability to get comfortable with the first team. “He was a quarterback at Georgia before he came here, so you have a competitor. You have a really smart kid.” Before the first game, Patterson hopes to tighten up the support around Downing, primarily via the receiving core and offensive line.“It’s really not Downing. It’s making sure all our wide receivers get on the same page,” Patterson said. “Offensive line–you’ve got a younger offensive football team.”First-years Quentin Johnson, Blair Conwright and Savion Williams and Nebraska transfer JD Spielman highlight a group of new TCU receivers as the Frogs try to replace Jalen Reagor, who was taken in the first round of the NFL Draft last spring. Wallow eyed as defensive leader On the defensive side of things, Patterson will rely on linebacker Garrett Wallow for his leadership and dynamic play making. Garett Wallow swats down a pass attempt by Oklahoma in 2018. (Cristian ArguetaSoto/Staff Photographer)“There’s still Garrett Wallow, and then everyone else needs to raise their level,” Patterson said of his linebacker core. “His leadership, his knowledge of the game, of how we play and what we do [will be important].”Wallow led the Big 12 with 125 tackles in 2019.Wallow could be joined by LSU transfer and former five-star recruit Marcel Brooks. But the Horned Frogs are still waiting to hear back from the NCAA on the status of his eligibility waiver. TCU kicks off its season Friday, Sept. 11 against SMU at 8 p.m. The game will be aired on Fox Sports 1.“We’ve got two weeks left to get ourselves where we need to get to and what we need to do,” Patterson said. “We’ve shown signs of a chance to be really good, and then there’s days [where it’s] not, which is pretty normal.” Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Mujtaba Salmat arrested

first_img March 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mujtaba Salmat arrested News Organisation The authorities arrested Mujtaba Salmat, a member of the Bahraini Photography Association, who had been covering the demonstrations in Pearl Square and had posted photos of them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/people/Mujtaba-Salmat/1538112094?sk=photos). He was released on 27 April. center_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Survey: Americans’ Attitude Mixed Toward Housing, Economy

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Consumer Confidence Employment Home Prices Jobs New York Federal Reserve Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Consumer Confidence Employment Home Prices Jobs New York Federal Reserve 2015-01-12 Tory Barringer Home / Daily Dose / Survey: Americans’ Attitude Mixed Toward Housing, Economy The New York Federal Reserve’s year-end Survey of Consumer Expectations showed little change between November and December, though there was a slight dropoff in Americans’ financial expectations, according to results released Monday.Consumers’ median earnings growth expectations were 2.5 percent for the year ahead in December, the New York Fed revealed. While that marks a step back from November’s reading of 2.7 percent, it’s still the second-highest reading since the start of that measure in July 2013.For all 2014, median growth expectations came in at 2.3 percent, weighed down by a trough in confidence in the spring.Median household income growth expectations also dipped but remained near their high at a rounded-off 2.9 percent.While wage projections were down slightly, job market confidence improved, boosted by strong employment reports through much of the year. According to the New York Fed, consumers last month said the average perceived probability of losing their job was 14.5 percent, down nearly a percentage point from November and the lowest level since July 2013. Improvements were seen across all education groups.Meanwhile, the average probability of bouncing back into a job within three months of being fired was 51 percent, also up close to a percentage point and turning around a four-month decline.The results mirror the latest National Housing Survey results released last week by Fannie Mae. In that survey, Fannie Mae found 41 percent of respondents believe the country is on the right track economically, though a rising share reported declining household incomes.As in the Fannie Mae survey, housing attitudes were mixed in the New York Fed’s poll. Looking at the year ahead, the median home price change expectation was 3.6 percent in December, down from November’s 3.7 percent and the 2014 average of 3.85 percent.On the other hand, respondents were more optimistic about their chances of getting a loan. Compared to a year ago, 23 percent of Americans in the New York Fed’s survey said credit is more available, an improvement from November. By this time next year, 24 percent expect credit to be at least slightly easier to obtain, up from 20 percent in November.  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Survey: Americans’ Attitude Mixed Toward Housing, Economy Share Save January 12, 2015 743 Views center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Recent HAMP Loan Mods Re-Defaulting At Higher Rates Next: Former HUD Employee Receives Prison Sentence for Defrauding Government of $843K About Author: Tory Barringer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Distressed Properties Contribute to Low Average Market Time

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Distressed Properties Contribute to Low Average Market Time Subscribe The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their May Existing Home Sales Index on Tuesday showing that, even though inventory saw a slight uptick compared to April, it is still low, and median home prices continue to rise. Seasonally adjusted, there were 5.62 million existing homes for sale, which is a 1.1 percent increase from last month, a 2.7 percent increase from last year, and the third highest amount year-over-year. May reported a total housing inventory of 1.96 million homes, up 2.1 percent from last month but down 8.4 percent since last year—this marks the 24th consecutive month that inventory has fallen year-over-year. If the pace of sale remains constant, unsold inventory will dry up in 4.2 months. Consequently, unadjusted median sale prices have hit a new high, at $252,800, beating the previous record of $247,000 that was set in June of 2016. That’s a 5.8 percent increase in comparison to this time last year, which saw an unadjusted median sale price of $238,900.Low inventory is also responsible for a reduction in the average time homes sat on the market, which, in May, was 27 days—the lowest recorded since NAR began compiling existing home sales in May 2011. A month ago, the average time was 29 days, and a year ago, the average time was 32 days. While non-distressed homes sold the quickest at three days shy of a month, foreclosure sales averaged 48 days on the market and short sales averaged 94 days. Distressed sales, in total, accounted for 5 percent of sales in May. The past month also marked a record-setting 55 percent of all houses on the market sold in less than a month. So, who’s buying? NAR accounts that 33 percent of the market are first-time homebuyers, which is down from April’s amount of 34 percent, but up from a year prior, which was 30 percent.  How long will this trend last? Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, doesn’t believe it will last long. “Home prices keep chugging along at a pace that is not sustainable in the long run. Current demand levels indicate sales should be stronger, but it’s clear some would-be buyers are having to delay or postpone their home search because low supply is leading to worsening affordability conditions.”The next monthly NAR Existing Home Sales Index will be released on July 24. distressed properties Existing Home Sales Report Foreclosure NAR National Association of Realtors 2017-06-21 Staff Writer Share Save June 21, 2017 1,773 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Distressed Properties Contribute to Low Average Market Time Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac Announces Second Seasoned Loan Transaction Next: VRM Mortgage Services Receives 10-Year VA Contract Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: distressed properties Existing Home Sales Report Foreclosure NAR National Association of Realtors Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Postlast_img read more

“Disappointing” response to PSNI Bloody Sunday investigation appeal

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry “Disappointing” response to PSNI Bloody Sunday investigation appeal Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The renewed PSNI investigation into the events of Bloody Sunday has run into difficulties, with what’s been described as a ‘disappointing’ response to an appeal for witnesses who gave evidence to the Saville Inquiry to come forward.More than 1,000 witnesses, consisting of local people and former soldiers, are being asked to make statements as part of the criminal investigation, but police say a public appeal and advertising campaign last month has had a limited response.Detectives are seeking to make contact with and re-interview any former soldiers and civilians who gave evidence to the Saville Inquiry or who may have information about the events of 30 January 1972 in which 13 people died and a similar number were injured.They say it is necessary to re-interview witnesses because police are precluded from using Saville testimony in a criminal investigation.The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison, who admits the response to the original appeal for witnesses to talk to us has been disappointing. “If we are to make progress”, he said today “we need witness statements”.He added that if people don’t come forward, it will further delay what is a lengthy and complicated process.A PSNI statement today says police want to assure all who engage with the investigation team that all matters will be treated in the strictest confidence, and it is their intention to conduct these inquiries as quickly as possible.The statement concludesPolice Service is determined to conduct a thorough, professional and effective investigation.* Civilians and former soldiers are asked to contact the investigation team on 028 9025 9593 or by email to [email protected] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSoldier appears in court on explosives charges following Burnfoot incidentNext articleDeputy Pringle calls on Justice Minister Alan Shatter to resign News Highland Pinterest Twitter Newscenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – February 20, 2014 Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Colvin to retire from Troy Library

first_img Published 8:07 pm Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Teresa Colvin will officially retire from the Troy Public Library on June 1, 2021. She was honored with an informal retirement reception at the library and co-workers and friends shared both her happiness on the occasion of beginning a new chapter in her life and also the sadness that comes with closing a meaningful chapter in life.“After 26 years serving as the children’s librarian for the City of Troy Public Library, how do I say goodbye,” Colvin said. “It is bittersweet.” Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Contributed PhotoFor 26 years, the Troy Public Library has been a part of Teresa Colvin’s life. On June 1, 2021, she will retire from the place that holds, and will continue to hold, a very special place in her life. Colvin said she will not be a stranger to the library. Her love of books and learning and the friendships she has fostered there will keep her going back. Skip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…center_img Colvin said being the children’s librarian at Troy was a dream come true.“It was an opportunity to combine my love for children, my love of books and libraries and a town that I love,” she said. “What could have been better than that?”Colvin has seen many changes in the public library over more than a quarter century. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “I remember using the old wooden card catalogs,” she said. “I remember signing checkout cards and having a separate room just for all the reference books.  We have moved fast-forward into the 21st century with online catalogs, computers, checkouts and reference databases.”Colvin said she is very blessed to have worked at the Troy Public Library and feels that she is leaving a part of herself behind.“Having had some input into the design of our children’s section of the new library was an honor,” she said. “One of the programs closest to my heart is the tutoring program. I hope that it will be a lasting legacy and continue to benefit the children of Troy and Pike County.”Walking out the door of a place that has meant so much for so many years will not be easy for Colvin. Colvin to retire from Troy Library Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. You Might Like Plans for PCHS sports complex underway The Pike County Board of Education’s plans for a Pike County High School Athletic Complex were set in motion at… read more By The Penny Hoarder And, she admits her eyes will be misty and that she might shed a few tears for the bitter-sweetness of it all.“But, I will cherish all the happy memories of the hundreds of children and their families that I have helped in different ways at our library,” she said. “I will also cherish the memories of those who have participated in storytimes and in the summer reading program. These memories will always remain in my heart.”Colvin expressed heartfelt appreciation to library director, William White, the library board and the staff over the years and to the many patrons of all ages that she has known through their associations at the library. “And, a special ‘thank you’ to the City of Troy for giving me the opportunity to be the children’s librarian,” Colvin said.“I have 26 years of wonderful memories. I will continue to support the Troy Public Library and hold to the friendships that I have made here. I’m looking forward to my retirement and the opportunities that it will bring but I will always cherish these years at the library.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Articlelast_img read more