Monday, February 14, 2011

Fw: SSSNA E-Blast 2/14 - Meeting Tomorrow 2/15, Soup Contest this Saturday

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From: South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association <>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 07:10:32 -0500
To: South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association<>
Subject: SSSNA E-Blast 2/14 - Meeting Tomorrow 2/15, Soup Contest this Saturday

2/15 - SSSNA General Meeting -  
The next meeting of the SSSNA is February 15 at 7:00 PM.  The rescheduled program from our January meeting includes Dr Lindenbaum from UPMC Urgent care Center,  Zone 3 Police, and Councilman Bruce Kraus.  The meeting is held in the main lounge of St Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave. in the south Side Slopes.
2/19 South Side Soup Contest - Volunteers Needed
See below for a message from Jennifer Jeffers, Committee Chair for the Soup Contest:
The Seventh Annual South Side Soup Contest will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, from noon to 3pm. 
Last year's event far exceeded expectations, raising over $20,000 and more than 1,000 canned food items for The Brashear Association Food Pantry.  This is a wonderful event that showcases the South Side neighborhood and a great opportunity for South Side residents and local business owners to work together for a good cause. 
A large event such as this takes a lot of time and energy, which is why we're reaching out for volunteer support.  Right now, we're specifically in need of Soup Captains.  The Soup Captain acts as the onsite manager at each of the soup stops overseeing volunteers, checking in contest attendees, and monitoring soup and other supplies.  In addition, the Soup Caption will be the direct point of contact for the event management staff.  The Soup Captain must be present at the retail location for the duration of the event and are integral to the management and success of the event.
Below is a link to WQED OnDemand, who did a feature on last year's event.  The short video provides further information about the contest and the Brashear Association's Food Pantry.
If you're interested in being a Soup Captain this year, please contact me.  There will be a Soup Captain Orientation meeting on Wednesday, February 16th at 6pm at the Brashear Association, where we will go into further detail.  If you aren't able to be a Soup Captain but would still like to volunteer, please let me know.  We have many duties available for our volunteers.  Any time that can be offered is greatly appreciated! 
For more information about the South Side Soup Contest, please visit
Thank you for your time,
Jennifer Jeffers
Committee Chairperson
Thank you for being a part of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association - Neighbors working together to make the Slopes a more livable, beautiful, and safe community.  The SSSNA hopes to keep the community informed about upcoming events, news in the Slopes, and volunteer opportunities through this E-Blast.  If you do not wish to receive this E-Blast, reply to this email and you will be removed. Feel free to forward to any neighbors you think may be interested.

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