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Blurb of Bob: Vol. 1 No. 1 – 2017

October 20, 2017
Volume 1, Number 1


CONTENTS

  1. Hey, guys! … a Message from Bob
  2. Submit your AfterBurn activities to the WWWW
  3. Burnt Oranges announces Community Action Grants
  4. Would you like to be a Ranger? Sign up for training at AfterBurn
  5. Sign up to perform or place art under The Indaba
  6. Volunteering is sexy…current state of sign-ups


Hey, guys!

This is Bob, your new AfterBurn spokesperson! Every few days, I’ll be gathering up the hottest AfterBurn news for you, putting it all together with a flourish, and publishing it via email and the FloridaAfterBurn.com website.

I’ll be sharing super-exciting news and updates from the Event Coordinators and Team Leads, as well as keeping you up to date on artists and theme camps who are bringing their “A” game to AfterBurn: Restoration.

Write down my email address, because if you have news or stories to share, I want to hear them! You can reach me at bob@burntoranges.org. Did you get that? Write me!

How ’bout that?

Bob

P.S. What, you want to know about lil’ ol’ me? OK, here’s my thang: I love, Love, LOVE to pARTicipate.  I’ve been to AfterBurn and PreHeat a bunch of times, and I’ve gotten dusty at TTITD. I’ve built art, painted murals,  given public talks, served in a bar, and run a theme camp. I’ve volunteered for greeters, GLOO, Sanctuary, pool monitor at Maddox, and CATS. I’m just your average-Bob Burner, smaller than an elephant, bigger than an ant. I’ll ask for permission before I hug you, but if you say yes, I’ll hug the stuffing outa ya.


What are you doing at AfterBurn? Get your activities in the WWWW!

Huggable Meps says:

Are you hosting a scheduled activity or event at AfterBurn: Restoration? If so, submit it to the WWWW, that valuable compendium of who, what, when, and where! Submissions close at 6 pm on Saturday, November 4. Don’t wait — send us your event right now!

If you are not sure what you want to do, there’s a great place to go for ideas. We don’t have an archive from past AfterBurns, but the burningman.org website does have an archive of past events. Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose one of the “Previous Years” for hours of hilarious browsing.

Personally, I’ve always want to throw an event called “One Naked Cartwheel.” Who wants to join me?

Questions about the WWWW? Email Huggable Meps: meps@burntoranges.org


Burnt Oranges announces participant-led component to ongoing grant programs

From the Directors of Burnt Oranges:

Lakeland, Florida:  Microgrants will help fund community projects that engage residents, produce direct action, create collaborations between different groups, utilize several of the 10 Burning Man Principles, and creatively tackle problems.”

These grants were created as a means by which our already active community can self-fund and magnify their efforts and create real action. 

To read the entire write-up, go to the new Community Action Grant web page.

To date, $480.00 has been raised in donations to be made available for grant programs. Given the newness of the program, we’re encouraging participants to make additional donations that Burnt Oranges will match to provide additional funding for this round. If you’d like to help fund these community-led initiatives, just visit http://floridaafterburn.brownpapertickets.com and donate to the “Community Action Grant”. 100% of funds will be used for this project.

If you’d like to submit an idea for the community grant program, simply email communitygrantprogram@burntoranges.org and we’ll get you immediate feedback on whether the project qualifies for inclusion, and if not how you might be able to adjust it to qualify.

If you have feedback on how this program could be improved in the future, or would like to help lead, emcee, or facilitate the salon, email communitygrantprogram@burntoranges.org.


Would you like to be a Ranger? Sign up for training at AfterBurn

From Kive:

Would you like to contribute towards helping others and mediating when issues arise? Sign up for Ranger training at AfterBurn.

Ranger Training will be held on Friday at 4 pm and Saturday at 10:30 am at Ranger HQ; the sessions last 60 to 90 minutes. Folks who would like will be signed up for “Alpha” (training) shifts from there.

To sign up for the training, go to SignUpGenius. Once you sign up, we’ll e-mail you the FB group and training manual.


Sign up to perform or place art under The Indaba

From Fluffernutter:

Do you want to share spoken word poetry, lead a yoga workshop, a musical performance, or speak about something you’re passionate about and want others to get involved?

Or perhaps you’ve made art in the past, and you have a sketch, prototype or model that you’d like to share so others can learn from you.

I’m currently working on the Indaba schedule, so I need your inquiries no later than 11/3/17.

Sign up here! Click the button that says: “Yeah I’ve got art to share!” and fill in the form accordingly.


Volunteering is sexy…current state of sign-ups

Woo hoo! All the Guardians of the Earth and Loo shifts have been filled. We’re going to have the nicest potties ever! We’ve also filled all the Welcome Home Greeters’ shifts. We still have openings for CATS (fire safeties and perimeter), parking, rangers (see Kive’s post above about Ranger Training), and info booth. If you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shifts, what are you waiting for? Go to SignUpGenius today — it’s easy, and volunteering is as sexy as h-e-double hockey sticks!


Hey guys! Thanks for reading the Blurb of Bob! The thing burns in 21 days! How ’bout that?

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