Danielle Abernethy and the North Florida DEN sure know how to throw a great DEN event. DEN baby Donovan, Debbie, Jonathan, Kyle and I from South Florida had so much fun joining the North Florida DEN members at the Devils Rays beautiful stadium, Tropicana Field. There were so many talented DEN members sharing what they learned from the Regionals and National Leadership Conferences. I believe the super star was Tommy Futch, Michelle’s 10 year old son. He eloquently described the power of being a Cosmeo kid. We need to take him on the road! Danielle rewarded the 30+ Florida DEN members with lots of great Discovery prizes and then treated the crew to a high scoring Devil Rays game and a hot dog dinner. It was a great time for all. We all learned so much from Brook, Darlene, Cheryl, Larry, Debbie and the North Florida DEN.
Our East Coast Team had the Discover, Deliver and Document contest in May and June. Weekly prizes were given to DEN members who reported events and one lucky DEN member in each of our East Coat Teams won a mpg player with audio capability for podcasting. The South Florida DEN winner was picked in a wonderfully geeky manner right at the game. Debbie had my laptop with a list of all the DEN members who had documented events and Jonathan had my Prize Wheel on his Treo phone. The prize wheel randomly picked a number between 1 and 256 and the lucky winner was number 117 – Carole Gooden from St. Lucie County.
Now here’s the cool part. I’m not going to tell Carole. I’m going to challenge any DEN member reading this blog to email her and congratulate her. Let’s see how long it takes before she finds out. Carole Gooden is a master storytelling. Wouldn’t it be great to have her begin a storytelling podcast? To email Carole, click here.
As always, I am