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October Muses: Success for the Big 10 Alliance

October 2, 2010

Ten for Ten in 2010

These last few days I have been musing over the experience of the last 5 months.  Always in the foremost of my mind is a strategy to create win win situations. Getting all the pieces to fit requires evaluating what works and what doesn’t. The one thing interesting to me is that generally I’m able to come up with a plan and move forward in the direction of realizing the goal. In the past when I took this approach there were not so many people involved in the outcome.

The intention of the Studio Earth Initiative now is to engage the community in the process of this creative social enterprise. Everyone’s efforts in helping to achieve the goal are necessary. I’m not alone anymore. I am teamed with a number of local nonprofits to assist them with a source of funding that is sustainable and consistent. I am also teamed with a group of dedicated partners in the Big 10 Alliance that gives us the collective strength we need to win these grants – allowing us to carry out our plans of having a positive impact on our communities. True grassroots efforts are the hands spinning this wheel of fortune; fortunes of opportunities in a challenged world where you the voters are being given a chance to support the altruistic visions of some really great causes. All you have to do is vote!

That is my musing. Somehow, the Pepsi prize, the $50K grant that we have been competing for has slipped from our grasp yet one more time, and I hope for the last time. While there are so many elements to this contest for funding that seem unfair, the one redeemer that keeps Studio 33 participating is the collective effort of others all doing great things to enrich communities all across America. It makes sense to me that I have found a place amongst this group The Big 10 Alliance – and this month it will be 10 for 10, or even better yet, all of our group including our soft partners. It will be a win for us all because everyone took a little bit of time each day to vote.

Everyone is being asked to make a contribution of time to support our Alliance. Voting for all ten partners is like casting 10 votes for Studio 33. We could not be in a winning position without them. Our request is simply a few moments out of your day, every day, to vote. Now while that seems like a lot to ask in a very busy world, consider for a moment the widespread impact this will have on many communities across America.

  • Studio 33 will make a $50K grant replenish itself, year after year.  Text vote 100505 to Pepsi @ 73774
  • Skip Program, our long time partner in Pepsi will enable every child in their community access to their dream of playing sports.  Text vote 100847 to 73774
  • Casting for Recovery  will provide hope and healing retreats for women breast cancer survivors.  Text vote 101715 to 73774
  • Associates of Redlands Bowl will bring free quality performing arts to the community.  Text vote 102320 to 73774
  • Buss Fitness will open a free community health and wellness facility.  Text vote 100585 to 73774
  • TwHistory for Social media, will create virtual reenactments via Twitter.  Text vote  102066 to 73774
  • Lynn Munter for Avalon will develop programming and curriculum for a free multi-arts school.  Text vote 102340 to 73774
  • Tilden will construct a safe, modern city playground in rural Tilden, Nebraska.  Text vote 100507 to 73774
  • Tualatin Elementary will run an after school arts program at Tualatin Elementary in Oregon.  Text vote 100321 to 73774
  • St Joseph School will provide teachers with computers which will benefit their students.  Text vote 100242 to 73774

And our soft allies supporting our causes:

  • Strong women organizing outrageous projects (SWOOP) will build wheelchair ramps for people in need. This is an organization that has done so many other incredible things over the last 14 years!  Text vote 102191 to 73774
  • Healthy Habits Nutrition empowering healthier choices: text 100214 to 73774
  • Mokena School District bringing back extracurricular programs in Mokena, Il. Text 100518 to 73774
  • The Gateway Playhouse creating access for patrons with disabilities.  Text 102255 to 73774
  • Read To Me providing books to low-income newborn babies in hospitals.  Text 102348 to 73774
  • RAINN expanding live online help for victims of sexual violence. Text 102552 to 73774
  • Unity Project: Launch 1,000 youth service projects in America
  • 87 Plays: Help save the youth sports programs in Las Vegas
  • POP!: Open POP! Performing Arts Outreach Camp for underserved kids
  • World Virtual School:  Create World Virtual School to provide free courses to global students

Friends, this is by far the easiest no-cost way to help shape communities across America. Only a number of mouse clicks away, your  10 votes cast daily all 3 ways possible will help us make the difference you want to see in the world. But we need your commitment to voting daily and sharing this with others to encourage support to make it happen. Please remember to vote on weekends too!  If you need a reminder please send us an email and we will put you on our list of people to remind.  Send email to studio33earth@gmail.com.

Try our new link for 3x voting http://big10alliance.org/

This link will take you to a page where you sign in and have the ability to toggle into facebook to vote after voting the list of projects in Pepsi – while also giving you all text numbers if you have unlimited text messaging and would like to text your votes as well. We have tried to make voting fun and simple for everyone that has been supporting us.

Thank you all – I speak for the Big 10 when I say this. So that would be THANK YOU! by the power of TEN!

Diannah Beauregard

Studio33jewelry.com

http://www.refresheverything.com/creativefundingthroughart

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1490041551

https://twitter.com/studio33earth

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The Big September 10 and the Last 10 Days

September 20, 2010

If there was ever a time in Pepsi Refresh to be proactive, it is now. Studio 33 and all partners in the Big September 10 Alliance are counting on everyone to step up to the plate and participate in the winning process. We cannot do this without you. This creative social enterprise, Studio Earth, is all about community as we proceed to bridge the worlds of art and social needs.

I am speaking to my community, to all of the friends and supporters of Studio 33 and the Studio Earth Initiative. I am speaking especially to all of the nonprofit organizations that Studio 33 has partnered with in this plan to raise tens of thousands of dollars annually for our community. We will all win by receiving this grant. Each of the organizations that are a part of phase one of this journey will benefit – not just this once, but continually. And it doesn’t stop there.

Everyone is being asked to make a contribution of time to support this project. The request is simply a few moments out of your day, every day, to vote. Now while that seems like a lot to ask in a very busy world, consider for a moment the widespread impact this will have on a community. We will make a $50K grant replenish itself, year after year. But we need your unwavering support to make it happen. Our team, the  Big September 10 needs your unwavering support.

The Studio Earth Initiative began with a plan to assist local and regional non-profits in fund-raising, while supporting the vital arts community right here in Haywood County. Partnerships have formed out of the efforts of art related fund-raising events. This avenue opened into yet another community with bigger opportunities.

Along the way our project became part of a group of people making a difference for thousands all across the country.

So far this group of dedicated people has helped to raise Pepsi monies for 14 worthy causes, with more to come every month for at least the next year. And one of those causes must be our own which gives everyone an opportunity to participate creatively in widespread social change. It’s time for everyone to vote vote vote. It is time to enlist your networks full force to support our efforts.

Become part of the most influential organization in this new cybergrant industry by taking a few minutes a day to vote and tell your friends to do the same. This is now and this is very important. You are making a difference. Every day  just by voting.

There are 3 ways to VOTE and all votes count!

  1. Pepsi Refresh for Studio33 & The BIG-S10
  2. Facebook http://bit.ly/studio33FB
  3. Txt message your votes:

Send text messages to Pepsi @ 737-74

  • 100505 for Studio 33
  • 100847 for Skip Program
  • 100843 for POP! Arts
  • 100511 for Got Bragging Rights
  • 101377 for Foundation of Fitness
  • 102340 for Lynn Munter for Avalon
  • 100216 for Kids’ Co-Op
  • 102048 for REVHS
  • 102320 for Redlands Bowl
  • 100506 for P.A.W.S. of Michigan

For complete list of projects mission statements please see blog https://studio33diannah.wordpress.com/

For a list of nonprofit organizations aligned with the Studio Earth Initiative, visit the website: http://www.studio33jewelry.com/studioearth/index.html

To vote using the Facebook app: Once you’re logged in and at the Facebook app, copy and paste the entire search string (in green) into the FB appsearch window to find and vote for all our partners.

coppola munter Diannah got.brag karrie skip.program Redlands.bowl paws.michigan massimiano kids.coop

Thank you everyone for believing in our efforts to impact our communities in positive ways, by supporting us with your daily votes!


Sharing and Growing the Vision

September 9, 2010

Positioning 10 Great Projects to Make Positive Change In America

We have reached out into our personal communities and you have heard our call to support our causes. All 10 of them. We are the Big September 10, (bit.ly/big-S10) and we have joined together in purpose with our strength and intentions to win some of Pepsi’s money. For those who still don’t know, Pepsi is giving away their Superbowl advertising dollars to community minded people with great ideas of impacting communities in positive ways. 32 grants are given each month, totaling 20 million annually. You get to vote on the winners! Everyone gets to vote, from your computer and your cell phone!

We are asking everyone to take the little bit of time each day to exercise your ability to vote every way you can. We appreciate that. If you are not voting – please consider to support us all so that all 10 in our coalition can take these grants and do something really good in our communities. 9 out of 10 are in winning spots, let’s get POP Arts into position and we’ll all be there!

This is what Studio 33 will do with the $50k:

Complete Phase one of the Studio Earth Signature Series that assists 11 local charities with an annual revenue stream. For details of our project, visit our Page, http://www.refresheverything.com/creativefundingthroughart

This is just the beginning of a much bigger vision for the Studio Earth Initiative. I’d like to share that vision with you now, but first, here are the 3 ways you can vote to support the charitable mission that reflects a true, creative social enterprise – potentially supporting the community with a consistent and sustainable revenue stream.

There are 3 ways to VOTE and all votes count!
  1. Txt message 100505 to 737-74 (for Studio 33 and listed below all 10 if you have unlimited texting).
  2. Facebook http://bit.ly/studio33FB
  3. Pepsi Refresh for Studio33 & The BIG-S10

STUDIO 33: Text 100505 to 73774

SKIP PROGRAM: Text 100847 to 73774

POP!: Text 100843 to 73774

GOT BRAGGING RIGHTS: Text 100511 to 73774

LAY A FOUNDATION OF FITNESS: Text 101377 to 73774

LYNN MUNTER FOR AVALON: Text 102340 to 73774

KIDS’ CO-OP: Text 100216 to 73774

REVHS: Text 102048 to 73774

REDLANDS BOWL: Text 102320 to 73774

P.A.W.S. OF MICHIGAN: Text 100506 to 73774

For complete list of projects mission statements please see blog https://studio33diannah.wordpress.com/

Once  Phase One of  Studio Earth is complete:

We move on to phase two, in 2011 we will start on the next 11 pieces that support regional and national charitable causes that need critical funding assistance. These organizations can be sisters to the organizations already being supported, so that the process of development can and should go rather quickly and smoothly. It’s mostly about the marketing strategies that will be used to implement this. Moving on to the next phase in 2012, phase 3 will then support international organizations. Our vision for Studio Earth is global my friends. We want to see the end of all suffering in the world and this is our attempt to do our part to make the world a better place.

Now while we are developing phase 3, we are also planning on incorporating all craft mediums to expand our market while supporting local artists and craftspersons. That is where the Studio Earth Production Center comes in and what we are really working towards. When I had this vision (many years ago), I was being guided to get started by making a difference in my own back yard, which I think I’ve done at least in some small way with Studio 33. My community knows I am sincere in my efforts to support community. The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce gave me an award in 2006  for $10,000, when Studio 33 began. I’ve put that money to good use and have grown my business to now support this vision. I have many followers. You are all voting for Studio 33 and hopefully our partners too, so that this vision will one day be realized.

It is appropriate now to say, that the Studio Earth Production Center seeks to nurture the partnership that is has with Haywood Community College, (HCC) and their Professional Crafts Curriculums. Here the Studio Earth Production Center then becomes a landing pad for the students graduating from these programs, which by the way, are internationally known and highly regarded for the quality of education that is given. These paid internships will be available to graduating students who seek to stay in Haywood County to further develop their skills. When I graduated from the program in 1987, I waited on tables for a long enough time to purchase necessary tools and equipment. I did what I had to, but honestly, would have jumped at an opportunity like the one that exists in our vision. Now, as HCC begins construction on the new Fine Art and Craft Education Center, it is a confirmation that the vision of Studio Earth may be realized, and the visionary in me is both excited and inspired. What is more exciting is that we have found national partners to join in with – to seek grants to help us realize our goals. All we are asking for from those of you reading this, is for you to vote, every and any way that you can, as often as you can. By dedicating your votes to help us change our world, you are being a part of the change we all want to see, a very important part, because without your votes, this might not be possible. So Thank you , I mean really, THANK YOU!  Everyone!!! For believing in us all and taking the time to vote. Together we can do this.

Thanks for reading! I know this was long, but it was time to tell you all where Studio 33 has gone. We have walked into the future by manifesting a path we all can walk together on.

Bless you all and THANK YOU for voting!

Diannah Beauregard and The Big Sept. 10.

The Big Sept 10

September 5, 2010

Making Every Vote Count in September

Dear Friends,

We are up against some fierce competition and need your help! We have moved from #4 to #6 over the weekend!  We are posting this blog to encourage everyone to vote every way you can and to find 10 more people to do the same. Every vote counts!

Spread the word to your networks. Everyone should be voting. We have all gone out into the community and  carved a path to this grant money. Now it is up to all of you voting to help sustain our positions in the lead so we can get funded and move forward with our plans to impact the world we live in – each in our own unique and creative way. We are the Big Sept 10. And we are going to get the job done because you believe in us.

  1. Vote in Pepsi at bit.ly/big-S10
  2. Also in Facebook VOTES10-FB You need to be signed into your FB profile to access this.
  3. Text messaging to Pepsi at 737-74 Vote daily from your cell phone with  with project #’s listed below.

Thank You!

Please note: If you get a “connection issue detected” message from accessing the Pepsi link for big-S10, using the refresh button or reloading the page usually resolves this.

Here are our mission statements:

STUDIO 33: Text 100505 to 73774

Studio 33 has developed a plan for a creative social enterprise that supports many worthy charities. The Studio Earth Initiative begins with a signature series line of jewelry that is uniquely paired with a nonprofit organization, produced, marketed and sold to offer a generous 30% of retail profit to the charity it supports. The project continues to evolve in phase two and three, unfolding a vision of a production art center that produces yet, another triple bottom line as the creative social enterprise embraces all craft mediums supporting community, artists and charitable causes worldwide.

SKIP PROGRAM: Text 100847 to 73774

The idea of The Skip Program grew out of a family tragedy, and Lisa Johnson knew she had to do something to keep her Uncle’s spirit alive and celebrate his life. Skip was an avid sports fan, and Lisa knew that the inheritance left to her by her Grandmother would be well spent on creating a program that gives underprivileged children the opportunity to play sports and participate in community activities. Lisa is following in her Grandmother’s footsteps, making a positive difference in her community, by helping make the dreams of underprivileged children come true.

GOT BRAGGING RIGHTS: Text 100511 to 73774

GBR is determined to HEAL THE NATION through positive action. Hit by a string of personal tragedies and recognizing the increasing negativity in our lives today, Keala Tyler (GBR founder) became determined to bring back the balance in our lives. To celebrate the great things that people are doing and to promote more positive influence in the world, GBR is creating a rewards & recognition program for student role models who have been inspirational in their efforts to improve themselves, their community or the lives of others.

POP!: Text 100843 to 73774

POP! (Performing Arts Outreach Program) focuses on helping and empowering at-risk children in desperate need.  Using a curriculum that enforces core life lessons through the arts, POP! teachers reinforce respect, self-efficacy, and responsibility.  Dr. Nancy Coppola has been working with at-risk-youth for 5 years, and through the POP! program teaches our younger generation that they have the power to take the future into their own hands.  POP!’s goal is to change the world view of our children into one of HOPE.

LAY A FOUNDATION OF FITNESS: Text 101377 to 73774

Lay a Foundation of Fitness is aiming to stamp out childhood obesity in our community.  So many kids lack physical activity and we want to provide the best opportunities in our community for kids to come and have fun exercising.  More and more fast food joints are going up and our foods are being packed with harmful ingredients to make them convenient so we need to do our part to help kids start healthy and stay that way.  The Pepsi Grant would help fund the ideas we have to give kids a fighting chance at being healthy for a lifetime.

Lynn Munter for Avalon: Text 102340 to 73774

Avalon Educational Institute is a multi-arts school bent on increasing the general credibility and accessibility of the arts to the overall community. As the world’s first Accountabiltiy-Based school, Avalon’s students, teachers, and administrative staff are all responsible for the maintenance and running of it’s completely volunteer-based programming. Lynn Munter, Avalon’s most active student volunteer, put forward this month’s Refresh project for Avalon in her continuing efforts to help the school and enhance her working knowledge of program administration and development.

KIDS’ CO-OP: Text 100216 to 73774

Kids’ Co-op is committed to enriching the lives of Las Vegas children and strengthening their families through its developmentally appropriate Preschool and Kindergarten programs, through parent education, and through community service. Kids’ Co-op is a joint effort of parents who govern the school, and the director and teachers, who oversee the educational programs. Parents at Kids’ Co-op learn to efficiently nurture social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development of their children.

P.A.W.S. OF MICHIGAN: Text 100506 to 73774
P.A.W.S. of Michigan is dedicated to lowering the needless euthanasia of companion animals and to do this has begun efforts to open a low cost, high quality, high volume spay neuter clinic. Daily shelter work with a seemingly endless inflow of animals and a local euthanasia rate as high as 90% made us realize that we needed to take a proactive approach to the problem. These clinics are proven to be successful with over 70 clinics open across the country who have seen decreases in local euthanasia rates as high as 70%. Once open this clinic will save thousands of animal lives every year!

REVHS: Text 102048 to 73774

The REV Wildcat Sculpture Garden & Public Art project will invite students, teachers, and the community to experience artwork up-close on a daily basis around the campus. Neglected outdoor spaces on campus will be cleaned up and assessed for Public Art placement. An annual outdoor Community Festival of Arts will also be established complete with a Chalk Art Competition among area schools. The purchase of easels, awnings, and other reusable art equipment would guarantee art education for all for many more years.

REDLANDS BOWL: Text 102320 to 73774

Redlands Bowl is host to the Summer Music Festival held each summer during the months of July and August. This is a fine arts extravaganza with twice weekly performances of dance, drama, opera, ballet, orchestra and other musical productions. The festival has been continuous for 87 years without an admission charge. The festival is made possible by strong community involvement, patrons, local business sponsors, endowments and grants. The festival brings high quality performances to all in the region without regard to economic, social, ethnic or religious position.