Our chapter of The Awesome Foundation wouldn't be where we are today without the support we've had from the community.
Of course, we wouldn't be anywhere if people didn't submit their awesome ideas for consideration each and every month. So to anyone and everyone who's ever done so in the past, or will do in the future, we thank you.
Every person who attends our Pitch Nights helps us further the cause of awesomeness in the universe as well, as we're able to help promote and expose some of the great ideas that pass through our doors every month. Connections have been made, and many projects have gotten one step closer to completion, even if they didn't win our monthly prize.
We also wouldn't be anywhere without all of our wonderful volunteers. Our volunteers help to run our monthly events or help keep things going behind-the-scenes so that we can continue to spread awesome in Calgary.
None of us get paid for what we do. In fact, our AF-Calgary Trustees pay out of their own pockets to help fund our monthly gift. We're entirely self-funded, and we wouldn't have been able to fund $23,000 in awesome projects during the last couple of years without the support of those who are willing to take the ultimate step and donate financially to our monthly micro-grants.
No, we do it because we love what we do, we love Calgary, and we all have a sincere desire to try to help others make the city as awesome as it can be, in whatever way they choose to do so.
As we say farewell to year two and greet year three here at Awesome Calgary, a number of our full-time Trustees have or will be finishing up their terms in the next little while, so we're looking for people who might be interested in helping us to continue to fund awesomeness in the city as full-time Trustees of Awesome. In fact, we would love it if we had enough Trustees to start funding more than one prize a month.
We're also debuting something new at this month's Second Anniversary event. Starting next week, every month we'll have a limited number of Guest Trustee slots available. Guest Trustees have the same voting rights as full-time Trustees (i.e. they get to help narrow down the monthly short lists, and get to vote on the winner at Pitch Night), but without the full time financial commitment. It's designed to give those who are thinking about becoming full-time Trustees an opportunity to try it out, or for those who've indicated in the past that they wish to make a one-time financial contribution to help keep things going.
Finally, we're always on the lookout for good volunteers too in a variety of areas and skill sets. Social Media, logistics, communications, you name it. In fact, some of the best positions are the ones we've never thought of, so if you're the type of person who feels like they have something to contribute to our awesome movement, then we want to hear from you.
In other words, if you have a passion for helping others achieve their potential, then you're the type of person we're looking for! So help us kick off Year Three here at Awesome Calgary with a BANG and join our team as a Trustee or Volunteer.
If you're interested in learning more about our Trustee or Volunteer opportunities, or wish to be a Guest Trustee at our Second Anniversary event, fill out this super simple application form and one of our Ninjas of Awesome will get back to you.
And in the meantime, feel free to check out our Second Anniversary Bash happening next Thursday, April 25 at the Endeavor Arts & Events Space. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 6:30 p.m. and everyone's invited.
Thanks Calgary for two really awesome years, and here's looking to Year Three!