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school from the heart update by Lynda Welte - Chair, International Community Development Programs The School from the Heart fundraising initiative with UNICEF benefited from a generous donation with a request immediately fulfilled. Michael Schneider, SIPCO Publications, wrote a check, on the spot, to purchase/fund a complete School-ina-Box while visiting the NEWH, Inc. booth at HD Boutique, Miami. There he had the opportunity to meet Nicole Brown, Deputy Director, Corporate Partnerships & Alliances f r o m U N I C E F. Michael pledged further support of the proJeff Steffens (CEO) and gram to Dean Gordon (VP of L y n d a Operations) of Northeast Welte, Textiles. C h a i r, International Community Development Programs and Zina Zimmerman, NEWH Vice President for Public Relations, by agreeing to cover the School from the Heart fundraising efforts at hospitality industry events. The donation ensures that eighty children can receive emergency relief education in a disaster area. His example clearly shows that the personal requests are the ones that are making a difference in the attempt to fund the $50K commitment to UNICEF. NEWH/South Florida and UK Chapter Support School from the Heart On Thursday, September 15, fundraising chairs, Dawn Starling and Stacey Berman along with Chapter President, Cindy Guthrie made key introductions about School from the Heart at their yearly fundraising event, Bubble Bash during HD Boutique, for their Scholarship and Education Fund. They had enough “heart” to raise funds for the School from the Heart program. The key guest speaker for the evening was Nicole Brown, Deputy Director, Partnerships & Alliances, US Fund for UNICEF, who spoke about the important program and alliance with NEWH. Zina Zimmerman, NEWH, Inc. VP Public Relations and Lynda Welte, Chair, International Community Development Programs, explained their roles as liaisons to UNICEF and the link to NEWH membership and the hospitality industry at large. Jeanne Varney, NEWH, Inc. President 2005 and Jillian Van Dresser, NEWH, Inc. Past President, publicly recognized two companies who have become the leaders in the NEWH/UNICEF initiative through their pledges. They invited both companies to share a few words regarding their pledges to the event attendees. Harvey Nuddelman, President of Fabricut/S.Harris, made his original $5,000 commitment this spring and presented a check for $2,500 for the first installment. He expressed his ongoing commitment and challenged fellow industry leaders to match his initiative Jeff Steffens, CEO of Northeast Textiles, Inc. and Dean Gordon, Vice President of Operations also announced their challenge for funds matching. Dean gave a very poignant address and asked that industry members match the cost of a cup of “designer coffee or water” and send in their check to NE Textiles in care of School from the Heart and they would match the donations dollar for dollar with an estimated $5,000 NE, Textile pledge. A spontaneous “giving from the heart” furthered the spirit of the evening as attendees turned to one Jillian VanDresser with Jeff Steffens (CEO), and Dean Gordon (VP of Operations) of Northeast Textiles. another and donated at their tables with a collection counted, to date, at $3,868. Support for the School from the Heart campaign grows with fundraising success by NEWH, Inc. United Kingdom Chapter. At a trade show booth generously provided at Decorex and under the leadership of chapter president, Minda Dowling, the faithful raised £1,650 pounds sterling or $2,970.00 US. Decorex was held September 25-28, 2005 at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3. For more information please contact: Zina Zimmerman, VP Marketing, NEWH, Inc.; Lynda Welte, Chair, International Community Development Programs; and Michael Schneider, Director of Sales & Marketing, Sipco Publications. 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - November 2005

NEWH - November 2005
Letter from the President
Hospitality News
Learning from Las Vegas, Exposing the Masters
Concept Hotels
Hospitality Industry Finds Friend in IRS
Mof Mof – Minimum of Fuss, Maximum of Flavor
Bubble Bash a Great Success!!
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
NEWH Welcomes New Corporate Partner NLP Industries
School from the Heart Update
Coming Events

NEWH - November 2005