Where & When
Monday, August 25, 2014
Junior League Mansion
3475 Central Avenue (at Highland)
Memphis, Tennessee 38111
Elain Harvey, House of Mews Director
We should wrap up no later than 8:45 p.m. Casual dress. Soda and water will be provided.
Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, August 22, at 5:00 pm if you would like to attend the Team Orientation Meeting. Email Elain Harvey at email@example.com or call 901-272-3777 (during House of Mews retail hours). If you cannot attend the meeting but still want to join the Meowathon Team, just let Elain know and we will get you signed up for a specific team.
The House of Mews' biggest fundraiser of the year, Meowathon 5K Run/Walk & Silent Auction, has been scheduled for the 11th year in a row! ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THE TEAM THAT MAKES IT HAPPEN? Come to the TEAM ORIENTATION MEETING! This will be one of only two full team meetings planned, the second being the "Bagging Party" to stuff runners' goody bags (which will be scheduled the week of the race). The Meowathon event will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Overton Park in midtown Memphis.
What a great opportunity for all us cat lovers to come together and have some fun organizing an event that helps homeless animals! This fantastic annual event supports much of the expenses to run The House of Mews throughout the year. Last year's event was very successful, raising almost $37,000 to help keep The House of Mews funded--we know we can make it even better with outstanding community volunteer help.
We also need people talented in graphic design to update our Meowathon webpage and experienced in Photoshop and InDesign for other graphics aspects of our race. This year's logo & shirt has not been designed yet, interested friends who have design ideas, please contact Elain Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Race Info & Logo will be featured on a BILLBOARD in the Memphis area again this year!
PS - This year, we are hoping popular WREG-TV3 news commentator, George Brown, will again be our Race Day Emcee and our own House of Mews volunteer, Abby Wallace will again act as Race Day Director.
What Happens At The Meeting?
General information will be provided about the event, followed by signing up for teams.
Sponsorships / Silent Auction / Runners Bag Inserts Team
Responsible for soliciting businesses / companies / individuals to sponsor Meowathon either via a monetary sponsorship, donating a silent auction item, or runners bag item. Members of this team will be responsible for manning race day silent auction table.
Advertising / Marketing Team
Responsible for soliciting free advertising/publicity from local media sources: print, radio, T.V., websites, or anything else you can think of! Also includes arranging for media interviews.
Responsible for soliciting donations of food/beverages and bottled water for runners in the weeks before the race so all is available on race day. Members of this team will be responsible for race day food prep, set-up, replenishment, etc.
Will develop and execute strategies to secure and increase race registrations. Includes copying registration forms and arranging for our forms to be stuffed in other 5K runners bags and attending other 5Ks to pass out forms in person. Responsible for manning race day registration tables, including accepting race day registrations/fees and handing out t-shirts and runners bags.
Race Day Team
Responsible for manning registration, food, silent auction, and door prize tables; race course water station; race course volunteers (cheerleaders, split timers); passing out medals. Includes all set-up and tear-down/cleanup. Approximately 6:00 - 11:00 am.
Regardless of what team (or teams!) you join, we hope everyone involved in the Meowathon will also strive to take every opportunity to register friends, family, co-workers, etc. in our race to run/walk, recognize opportunities to sign up sponsors, as well as donations of items for silent auction, runners bags, door prizes, and race day food. This is a grass-roots team effort!
We still need your help even if you aren't interested in joining the team
We need EVENT SPONSORS and donations of other items listed above, so if you work for a company you think could help, please let us know and we will take it from there! You do not have to be a company to be an EVENT SPONSOR, individuals can SPONSOR IN HONOR OF OR IN MEMORY OF A PET OR PERSON (get your sponsorship on the T-Shirt)!
You might still be able to catch a view of last year's 2013 Meowathon web page at www.houseofmews.com/meowathon, and we will be updating it with 2014 details soon!