Heifer Sacramento Volunteers Celebrates Heifer's 70th Anniversary

Posted by Teresa On Friday, November 21, 2014
Wow, what a fantastic celebration! The Heifer Sacramento Volunteers pulled off an amazing community celebration for Heifer International's 70th anniversary on October 18.

We wanted it to be fun, engaging, and hopefully well attended. By the grace of all the hard work of all the volunteers, Heifer staff, gracious donors, dedicated congregational and community organization supporters, and the marvelous space that St. Mark’s United Methodist Church provided the perfect setting for the event it all came off in a spectacular fashion.

Want to see a great 3 minute video of the event? Here it is. 

Our volunteers share some thoughts of the event....
Clockwise - Pet a chick; Laurie Heller setting up for the event; John Brewer and 
Rosa Rodriquez, Heifer Project Ecuador Director; Judy Zlatnik and  Kirk Fujikawa
At our Sacramento Heifer Volunteers' 70th Celebration, I got a larger sense of the breadth and depth of Heifer's presence over the years. A key moment was when the honorees from the various congregations all stood. I saw so many people with long and strong histories of connection with Heifer. Inspiring! – Cheryl McKinney

Clockwise - Connie George at the Ecuador table; John Brewer showing his love for Heifer;
Davis Community Church members with Jill Kilty Newburn
I enjoyed meeting the wonderful people who have supported Heifer over the years. 
– Frank Losco
Clockwise - Attendees enjoying the activities and interaction; Rosa Rodriquez;
Bill Beck and friend; Sue Bennett explaining the What's for Dinner activity 
Engaging activities for young and old, great food catered by Whole Foods, unforgettable speeches, a chance to meet old friends and make new ones! Bill Beck added so much to the day with humorous and heartwarming stories of his early experiences with Heifer as a sea-going cowboy. The audience was spellbound! And what a treat to have Rosa Rodriquez, director of Heifer Ecuador, come all the way from Quito to be at our event! We were deeply touched by her words, spoken from her heart to ours, as each of us was reminded why we support Heifer's work in the world. - Judy Grimshaw

Clockwise - Rev Dr. Bill Beck, the sea-going cowboy; Grant High students; a full house!
I scanned the room and sensed the wealth of wisdom and faithfulness among Heifer's friends, old and new. Passing on the Gift was represented thousands of times as these advocates for ending hunger and poverty shared the Heifer story over many, many years. Another indication of the power that is in all of us sharing Heifer's good news. 
– Suzanne Awalt

Watch this fabulous 3 minute video synopsis of the event. It's great!!

From the depths of our hearts, everyone at the Heifer Sacramento Volunteers, want to extend our thanks to each and every person and organization that helped us pull off this amazing gathering. We have an amazing community!

Want more? Check out this video of northern California Heifer volunteers visiting projects in Ecuador.
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