Minds Eye Information Service - Radio Reader - February 2010

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It's Soiree Season

Minds Eye and Lighthouse for the Blind invite everyone to join us in support of our listeners and programs on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Lemp Mansion’s Grand Hall, 1817 Cherokee Street in St. Louis for our wonderful Soiree pour la Vue Mardi Gras themed celebration. The Soiree pour la Vue will feature a tasty array of Southern and Cajun foods and drinks, tastings of Lemp’s exclusive 85 Lashes rum, entertainment and silent and live auctions featuring items that you simply cannot find anywhere else. Tickets are $60 and VIP tickets are
$90, which include a bottle of rum, free valet parking and other exclusive offers. Call 618-394-6444, 314-241-3400, ext. 6444 or e-mail mindseye@oblatesusa.org to reserve your tickets. It's Soiree SeasonMore information and a downloadable invitation are available on the Minds Eye website.

“This year’s Soiree is about taking all of the great things from previous years to the next level – more food, more drinks, more auction items, more entertainment,” said Kathleen Gutting. “Plus, we are hosting the event on a Friday rather than a Thursday to ensure that attendees can truly take the time to relax, enjoy the event and learn about the impact their attendance has on
the success of Minds Eye.”

Minds Eye would like to thank our generous sponsors for making the 2010 Soiree pour la Vue the best yet: UMB Bank, Group Health Plan, Madison Investment Advisors, C&R Mechanical Company, Dale Architectural Services, LLC, Diversified CPC, Kuhlmann Financial Services, Inc., BWAY Packing, James Mulligan Printing Company, Thomas Murphy, Mengel, Surdyke, Murphy & Finke, St. Alphonsus Liguori “Rock” Catholic Church, AMD Financial Services, LLC, Colt Safety, Edelen Company, Inc., Katlin Coatings, Nano Pac, Phoenix Textile, Thomas Spinner, CPA, Quick Trip, Walsh & Associates, Inc., Ellen S. McCoy and Winter & Associates.

Changing Faces

Minds Eye’s staff has undergone several changes in the past few months. While we have had the opportunity to welcome two new staff members, we have also had to say goodbye to one longtime staffer.

Jay Neighbors is serving as Minds Eye’s Engineer and is responsible for keeping the station up and running. Jay came to Minds Eye after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from SIUE. Prior to that, Jay worked in the telephone engineering and fiber optic cable industries. He lives in Bethalto with his wife, Deb, and daughter, Zoe.

Janet Creath came to Minds Eye as our new Development Director. Previously, Janet worked for UCP Easter Seals Heartland as their Director of Annual Giving. Her 24-year career in fundraising has included positions at the St. Louis Science Center, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Incarnate Word Hospital. She lives in High Ridge with her husband, Matt, and daughter, Julie.

In September, over 100 Minds Eye current and former volunteers, listeners and friends got together to bid farewell to Minds Eye Program Director, John Weidlich. John retired after serving on the Minds Eye staff for over 30 years.

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