Buffalo NY

Buffalo, New York is a great place to live if your a Biker.

Theres nothing like six months of snow to drive your desire to be in the wind through the roof!

We are Buffalo and Western New Yorks 1 Web Site for BIKERS!

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-The Buffalo/Erie Chapter of ABATE sponsors all sorts of cool fundraising runs. From the Mystery Run to the ABATE Freedom Rally… it is always a good time. Join now and do your part in working toward continued freedom of the road.

-The main purpose of the ABATE organization is to work toward continued freedom of the road by insuring that motorcyclists point of view is presented to our legislators and to promote motorcycle safety, rider education, and awareness.

ABATE of New York – Chautauqau County Chapter

-American Bikers Aimed Towards Education: T-shirts and sweatshirts now available! The site features news, events, local weather and much more useful information for members and others interested in local bike related events and issues.

ABATE of NY – Monroe County/Rochester Chapter

-American Bikers Aimed Towards Education: events, runs, swaps and more. This site is built, hosted and maintained by Bikers, for Bikers! Support businesses that support your motorcycle rights!

ABATE of NY – Ontario County Chapter

-A.B.A.T.E. is the neutral and common ground that allows every rider to stand beside and support each other in unity, and to safeguard their rights as individuals with different views; a concept that all riders are united with a common interest and with a common ground on which to stand.

ABATE of New York – Orleans County Chapter

-Here at Akron Motorsports we Repair, Rebuild, Maintain, Tune, Install Parts and Accessories on all Years makes and models of Bikes and Scooters. Machine Shop Services and Suspension Rebuilding services also Available. Please Call/Text Gerard at for more information.

-In 1993, at an American Legion post in Michigan, an idea was originated to start a motorcycle association that would operate within the American Legion. Today, that organization is known as the American Legion Riders (ALR) and can be found participating in parades, partaking in motorcycling events, and supporting the American Legion and the communities in which they live, work, and play. Members of the ALR come from the Legion, the Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion. There are 963 ALR chapters across the country and one of those chapters is located here in Erie County. The membership in this ALR chapter consists of members from several American Legion Posts in Erie County and new members from any American Legion Post are always welcome to join! We are the Legion Riders, Southern Tier Chapter and can be reached at American Legion Post 567 in Orchard Park, NY or by mail at P.O. Box 353, Elma, NY 14059 or via E-Mail:

-A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by Americas armed forces, AMVETS provides support for Veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nations citizens and Veterans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest Congressionally-Chartered Veterans service organizations in the United States, and includes members from each branch of the military, including the National Guard and Reserves. We the AMVETS Riders are a dedicated and patriotic group of motorcycle riders who hold true to an unwavering respect for our Nation, our Flag, and our Military past, present and future. We are committed to the freedom of this Nation, to provide community service and fellowship, and to preserve and support the aims and goals of the AMVETS National organization. AMVETS & AMVETS Riders Post 409 was established after a group of Veteran friends discussed ideas on how to serve other Veterans and the Communities they live in. After discussion and support from the American Legion Post 409 the decision to start an AMVETS & AMVETS Riders Charter was established. Shortly thereafter AMVETS & AMVETS Riders Post 409 was born; established December 23rd, 2010. The post is located at 100 Legion Dr Gowanda, NY 14070 . For more information and membership eligibility please contact Kevin Matteson, Commander AMVETS Post 409 at or Sam Gerace, President AMVETS Riders Post 409 at .

Premium synthetic lubricants and filters for all your vehicle needs. Motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, boats, cars, trucks and more. Visit our website for product information (motor oils, gear lubes, transmission fluids, oil filters, air filters, etc.) and to locate a store in Western New York. Marty & Lori Gilmore, New York States Super AMSOIL Dealer 1-.

-We are a Motorcycle Ministry and a family of believers in Jesus Christ. We come from different back grounds and all walks of life and things we have done. But we are one in Jesus Christ putting the past behind, repenting of our sins and asking Jesus to come into our hearts.

-Buffalo Music Award Winners for Best Rock Band and winner of Hard Tales Magazine Peoples Choice Award for Best Biker Band. You are guaranteed to hear great music AND have a great time.

-Whether your looking for Yamaha, Polaris or Suzuki, 2-wheels, 4-wheels, or a sled, Berts has it! Berts carries a full line of ATV, motorcycle and snowmobile parts, accessories, clothing & trailers. They specialize in high performance parts and accessories from clutch kits to suspension modifications. Located at 4050 Southwestern Blvd Orchard Park NY .

-Over 20 years in business. Harley, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and ATVs. Big Ed also does Lehman Trike Conversions and NYS Inpections. Gold Wing Specialist On Duty! 1225 Ridge Road Lackawanna, NY 14218 or call .

-Tastiest BBQ in WNY. Great for any event. My Talents – My Equipment – Your Foods – lets get it Together. I have many different Rubs, Sauces, and Mops to complement your roasting experience with Big Mikes BBQS. Southern BBQ, Western Style BBQ ,Kansas City Style BBQ, Buffalo Style And many more!!! All cooked low and slow in my roasters with hickory wood and charcoal for a delicate and tasty smoke flavor, leaving meats juicy and flavorful.

Get Tattooed! m is the wild new web site forThe Living Canvas Tattoo Studio! They are dedicated to making your body a work of art! Whether its your first tattoo, full sleeves, backpieces or bodysuits, world-class quality goes into everything they do Appointments are available Tuesdays through Saturdays 12-9 PM. They understand that your tattoo is yours. Come look through their extensive portfolios, bring in your own design or have a one-of-a-kind custom piece created just for you. The Living Canvas is located near the intersection of Genesee St. and Harlem Rd. Just off Rt. 33 in Cheektowaga, New York 14211. Get tattooed! Check out the web site and give em a call at .

-Harley Davidson O.E.M. parts and custom accessories. Snowmobile parts and wholesale prices. If they dont have it, theyll get it ! Vince wants everyone to know that they now do New York State Inspections. Located at 1447 Electric Avenue (near Peach), Lackwanna, NY 14218. Phone , Fax , .

-Biker Church is just what it sounds like – church for bikers. It is geared toward bikers who often are at benefit runs etc on the weekends & unable to attend church. Biker Church meets on Mondays – year round at 7pm. During the riding season the 1/2 hour service is followed by a ride to an ice cream spot. Dress is regular riding clothes. During the non-riding season, we go for pie & coffee following the church service. All people are welcome, all makes of bikes are welcome. The service is non-denominational. We meet in the building of the Tonawanda Free Methodist Church 207 Grove St. Tonawanda, NY 14150. For more info contact Rev. Don Mohr .

-Leather and tattoos? No problem. At Penuel Christian Fellowship our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit through the study of Gods Word. The name Penuel comes from Genesis 32:30. We are a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. Pastor: John Gariboldi Location: 10 Main Street, LeRoy, NY (corner of Mill St and Rt. 5) Services: Sunday Worship: 10:00 AM Tuesday Womens Fellowship: 6:30 PM. Phone: or .

-Located on Rt. 12 in Hubbardsville, New York, Black Vest Cycle Works repairs and services motorcycles, and also sell parts, accessories, apparel, tools, bike kits, engines and much more! We are an old school repair shop with over 30 years experience that has kept up with ever changing technology. We offer you superior customer service and satisfaction AND We get the job done right the first time, every time. Why go to the Stealerships or several different repair shops for your Motorcycle, Atv, Snowmobile and Outdoor Power Equipment needs, when you can go to just one Black Vest Cycle Works. Give us a call at .

Broken Sprocket Garage – Motorcycle Storage & Repair

-Storage Specials! Motorcycles $30 per month, Trikes $50 per month. Starting and stopping at any time. Fuel will be stabilized and treated against Ethanol separation. Battery will be maintained with a Battery Tender. When the machine is picked up the tires will be aired up, dusted off, and NY State inspection done as needed ($6.00). If you pay for 6 months of storage in full ($180), you can choose from either a FREE Battery Tender or FREE dust cover! All parts and accessories are 15% while bike is in storage. Storage facility is heated, dry, secure and on premises. Located in quiet Village of East Aurora, NY. 660 Persons St.. Come see our new Storage Facility! Operated by David Roberts a Factory Trained Harley-Davidson Technician, Broken Sprocket Garage offers state licensed repair & inspections, products by Parts unlimited, Drag Specialties, Bitwell, DynaBeads and many others. They also offer pick-up & delivery with an enclosed van, maintenance, parts, accessories, & installation for all brands of motorcycles. Phone .

-Bucks has been a family owned and operated business since 1986, taking pride in providing superior customer service along with brand name products and quality repairs. Here at Bucks we stock a large inventory of clothing, parts & accessories for all of the lines that we carry. We employ highly qualified service technicians who specialize in the repair of all Polaris lines, Can-Am ATVs, Ski-Doos, and Victory & Triumph Motorcycles, regardless of where you purchased your machine. Bucks Motorsports has been platinum certified by BRP, Triumph, Polaris, & Victory as a top of the line repair shop and dealership. We carry a full line of trailers, commercial lawn care equipment, zero turn mowers and we are also an authorized Kohler motor repair center. 13090 Main Road, Rt.5 Akron, NY 14001 Phone: .

-Buffalo Choppers (formerly Dragonz Lair Custom Cycles) began in March 2003. Our vision is to give the best mechanical service in the Western New York area, to to build custom motorcycles with our own ideas on how and what high performance should be defined as.

-Looking for the best way to promote your event or business? The Button Factory has the finest custom made buttons in the USA. And they wont break your budget! Give them a call at .

-The Cycle Warrior team is dedicated to those in the motorcycle community. Our mission is to keep bikers, motorcycle enthusiasts, racers, motorcross fans and riders connected. And to keep them informed for their passion of riding. Cycle Warrior offers a social media platform of; web page, online magazine, facebook posts, twitter feeds and mobile applications. This technology is designed to provide you updates on rallys, events, industry products and services that enhance the riding experience! Call Keith at .

-CYBERSPACE FOR BIKERS! Buffalo and Western New Yorks FREE Motorcycle Events Calendar, Virtual Motorcycle Club & Motorcycle Directory. The 1 source for local motorcycle event calendars, charity organizations and businesses. Check out the Annual Food Bank Run & Chopper Show. Its one of the best Biker Parties of the year!

A complete motorcycle, ATV, and snowmobile care facility. We have the state-of-the-art equipment needed to diagnose and repair the complex computer technology of todays high performance recreational vehicles. We work on all makes and models of motor sport vehicles and specialize in performance needs. Our technicians training is ongoing, to ensure we have the up-to-date knowledge of motorcycle performance repairs.

-We are a motorcycle touring club that supports Craddle Beach. We go on weekly rides, go to rallies, have parties and club functions all year long. We meet the last Wednesday 7-9pm every month at the Croation Club on Vulcan St near Tonawanda St. If you like riding, having fun, going to parties and great club events all during the year, along with helping underprivileged and handicapped children then our club is the one for you. For membership eligibility and more club info contact Wayne Flading .

-Located in Binghamton, New York, Eckcraft Metal Arts is the brain child of Bob Eck. Bob realized through his relationship with Orange County Choppers that there was a great need for truly custom aftermarket motorcycle products. It is the goal of Eckcraft Metal Arts to ensure to our customers that the custom mirrors, custom air cleaner covers, custom primary covers, and any other custom motorcycle parts or accessories we manufacturer for them are absolutely One-Of-A-Kind custom made parts.

a.k.a. the Eden Central Schools Chopper Class! With the support of many local independent motorcycle related businesses, Edens students successfully built a functional hard tale V-twin. In March, the bike was transported to St Paul Minnesota where it took the first place award in the Donnie Smith High School Chopper Class Challenge. We will be building another bike to compete with next year. The bike the kids built will be out and about at various locations. Stop by and check it out. If you would like to contribute to next years build, please contactSteve Jonesat .

-The innovators of Classic Rock Bands in Western New York and Buffalo Music Award winners! They have been members of Talas, Actor, Jambo, Strider, Hit N Run, Sky, The Tweeds, Shy Boy, Only Human and Fare Trade. They perform songs from Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, Bad Company, Bill Idol, Bryan Adams, Collective Soul, Foreigner, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Tragically Hip, 3 Doors Down, REM, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Pearl Jam, Doobie Brothers, BB King, Black Crows and more. For further information and bookings, please call .

-Custom Painted Bikes & Cars by First Place Finishes. Western New Yorks FIRST choice when it comes to premium quality motorcycle & automotive painting and collision work. Top-of-the-line work done at very competitive prices. Dont settle for anything less when you want to finish FIRST PLACE! Stop and let Dave & Greg turn your vehicle into a work of art.Evans, New York.

-Check out the latest issue of Full Throttle Magazine. Full Throttle Magazine targets the biker enthusiast with local and national event coverage. Included in each issue is political news updates involving motorcyclists, first hand information on upcoming events, business & distribution directory, local and national business advertising exposing the latest lines, bikes and products.

-For the best Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki motorcycles, 4-wheelers, Arctic Cat, Snowmobiles, Trailers. Full service, parts & accessories. Best Prices since 1969.

-Authorized dealer for Honda, Joe Rocket, HJC, and Kuryakyn. New and used bikes and ATVs. Honda has built the one of the most extreme mass-production V-twin cruisers available. With show-stopping street rod styling, superb handling, and extended cruising.

-Cool stuff! Hard Tales is a local publication dedicated to Bikers, their needs and Lifestyles. Informational material such as charity runs, gatherings and bike events will be printed free of charge. Our advertisers support will keep this magazine free to the reader. We ask our readers to patronize the Bike Friendly Businesses who advertise in Hard Tales. Send in your stories, pictures and schedules. Email high resolution digital pics or mail prints.

Harley Owners Group (HOG) – Zoar Valley NY Chapter

-Joining the Zoar Valley N.Y. H.O.G. Chapter is a great way to meet new friends, participate in chapter activities, and have a lot of fun. To join, you must be a current National H.O.G. member. If you do not belong to the National H.O.G., visit their website at and become a member or call 1-800-CLUBHOG.

Motorcycle Builder & Promoter since 1969 , The Hog Farm is the oldest Hog shop in the USA. The Hog Farm (THF) has it ALL !! Whether you have a Antique, Stock or Custom; these American Motorcycle Sales & Service Specialists: Promote, Buy, Sell, Trade, Build, Create, and Machine. They also have a huge selection of Riding Attire and Accessories.

-We are always looking for dedicated American Citizens that beleive in our cause. We are a community of motorcycle riders dedicated to supporting Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Workers, Wounded Warriors and the families of Active Duty Military Members killed in combat operations. We also have Associate memberships available for Non-motorcycle riding dedicated American Citizens. Our membership requirements are simple. All we require is that you are a citizen of the United States, you are dedicated to our cause and you attend and particpate in our events. Call us at .

-If you are in need of someone with 24+ years experience in the sign industry or as an artist, youve come to the right place. Whether you just want your favorite car airbrushed on a t-shirt, or your favorite ride painted up nice, chances are, Bruce L. Rosier can accomplish this for you! Bruce also does murals on walls for recreation rooms, kids rooms, or even shop walls for people who want to express their favorite themes! HOTAIR took Best in Show at the 2004 Buffalo Bike Blast with their Word Trade Center/Flag paintwork on Dave Priesters bike. Located at 62 Indian Church Road, Buffalo, NY 14210 (716) 823-4690.

Impact Promotions- Imprinted Advertising Items

They will get you the perfect items and the BEST price! Your ONE-STOP-SOURCE with over 600,000 promotional items! Relax, and let Impact Promotions 19 year honest & dependable service & experience, find you whatever youll need for any kind of party, motorcycle run, function, or business. Bumper stickers, decals, can coolers, hats, t-shirts, mugs, signs, business forms, NEBS, cash register supplies. Located in Hamburg, New York.

Kantor Law Firm- The Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Aggressive and Effective Representation. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, dont get taken for a ride. Trust the motorcycle accident attorneys, The Kantor Law Firm. Since 1990, our attorneys have been successfully litigating personal injury cases. We understand the special circumstances that are present in motorcycle accidents. The laws governing motorcycle accidents are different than those involving automobile accidents. Trust our knowledge and experience. We work hard every day at protecting motorcyclists rights. Therefore we are in a unique position to provide you the representation you deserve. 1-877-SKANTOR.

-The Lake Erie Riders Riding club is currently excepting new members! We are a non-for-profit, family oriented motorcycle riding club. We are not a traditional MC. Our members come from all walks of life, and are located all around western New York. If your interested in having fun, riding your bike and making life-long friends we are the club for you! We require all members to be licensed operators, with adequate insurance for their bike. We ride cruiser style bikes, all makes are welcome! Phone .

-Our mission is to Provide a Positive Learning Experience in a Safe Environment for Everyone Involved. Established in 1999, Motorcycle Safety School (MSS) has become the largest training school in New York State due to its focus on providing the best possible educational experience for its students. MSS offers a wide range of courses and individual private lessons for beginner, intermediate and experienced riders at four different locations in New York State including West Seneca and Angola. The company was founded by Diane Howells, who was introduced to motorcycling by her father. After taking an MSF course in her home state of Vermont, Ms. Howells was hooked on motorcycling as she loved to ride and because of the camaraderie she felt with her fellow riders. In fact, she took her MSF course with Ben and Jerry (of ice cream fame) and they ultimately helped her produce a documentary on women motorcyclists entitled, Motorcycle Diaries. The school has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, Time Out New York and the Westchester Journal News as well as on local ABC news telecasts and the WB11. Call .

Native Pride Travel Plaza, Diner & Smoke Shop

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Home of Calas Kitchen & Catering. Calas uses ingredients so fresh youll never look at diner food the same way again! Native Pride is THE place to come for great savings and discounts on all your cigarette brands. Premium cigars and a Walk-in Humidor/ All their tobacco products are tax free and fresh! They offer Marlboro, Camel, Newport, Doral, Merit, Winston, Salem, Benson & Hedges, Virginia Slims, Carlton, Kool, Basic, GPC, Misty and many other popular brands! Additional savings on gas with your Native Pride Gold Card! They are licensed by the Seneca Nation of Indians, and all transactions take place on sovereign Seneca Nation Territory. 11359 Southwester Blvd. (Route 20) Irving, NY 14081. For more info call or .

New York State Motorcycle Safety Program

-NYSMSP offers the Basic RiderCourse for beginning motorcyclists and Advanced RiderCourses for riders who are interested in improving their skills. NYSMSP expects to train 16,000 motorcyclists per year and operates over 20 training sites throughout New York State. You will receive a MSF Course Completion card to present to your local DMV office for a road test waiver after successfully completing the Basic Rider Course. This card will allow graduates to go to the DMV and obtain their motorcycle endorsement. NYSMSP is always looking for qualified riders who want to become MSF-Certified RiderCoaches. If you would like a rewarding opportunity to teach others how to ride, contact us asap!

Niagara County Motorcycle Club (NCMC)

stablished way back in 1940, NCMC is located at 4373 North Ridge road (rt. 93) Lockport NY 14094. With events like their Old Bike Days, Charity Dice Runs and Field Meets, youll be sure to find something you like.

-Niagara Falls Harley Owners Group was formed in 1986. The chapter is active in the community sponsoring many charitable events through out the year. They are involved with the Lothlorian Therapeutic Riding Club, The Canine Helpers, and Niagara Falls Community Mission, as well as The Wyndham Lawn Home for Children. Their Blessing held in April each year kicks off their riding season in fine style. Theyve had well over one thousand bikes in attendance. Along the way, the chapter sponsors many group activities like our Chapter picnic, and various parties through out the year.

-The Niagara River Scooter Club was founded in September of 2010 when 5 members of the Ride With Pride motorcycle safety training course decided that our area needed a Scooter Club. We are not hard core, bad or in any way negative scooter enthusiasts. We just want to ride our scooters and enjoy our beautiful neck of the woods! We would ultimately like to get enough people in our group to do charity work, enjoy annual events, and have regular rides. If you are reading this and would like to join us, there is no fee. We accept all those who enjoy to ride a scooter, and we look forward to meeting you.

Omas Guest Haus- Biker-friendly accomodations

At Omas Guest Haus, we are dedicated to provide clean and comfortable accommodations. If you are looking for a quick stopover, a relaxing getaway, or coming to see the sites, we are here to serve all your needs. Omas Guest Haus is located by beautiful Woodlawn Beach State Park in Woodlawn, NY – 10 minutes south of Buffalo.

Your Innkeepers, Denise and Karl, offer gracious accommodations and down home biker hospitality. As you enter the grounds, you are surrounded by lush greenery, and welcomed onto the front porch. Inside the main house, a mural led hallway, key doorways, private outdoor hot tub, spacious rooms, and fine furnishings tell you this is no ordinary house. You can enjoy relaxing in the beautiful parlor or wander the area and discover the beauty that dominates Woodlawn. 3691 Sixth St. Woodlawn, NY. Give us a call at or

Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives. 1. Show sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities. 2. Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protester or group of protesters. The Patriot Guard Riders of New York will participate in activities, which honor and show respect for all military members and families of the military members, past and present. This may include financial assistance., for charitable reasons, which these military and veteran military families may need. The Patriot Guard Riders of New York is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the state. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for Americas freedom and security. You dont even have to ride. If you share this respect, please join us. Call .

-Pioneer Motorsport is Western New Yorks finest recreation dealer, featuring vehicles from 6 different manufactures. Motorcycles from Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Yamaha. ATVs from Suzuki, Kawasaki, Polaris, Yamaha, and Bombardier.

Real Estate Associate – Eric Hauser

-There are alot of Real Estate Agents in WNY, but when it comes to cutting through all the b.s. and getting the job done right, Eric is the one to go with. Hes been in the business for many many years and he knows all the right tricks to get your house sold FAST, or to find you the home of your dreams when no one else can. Eric prides himself on 100% total commitment to all his clients!

Eric Hauser is the ONLY Real Estate Broker recommended by Sharon & Dave O. of !

Erics site also has a Mortgage Calculator and HUD & Foreclosure Searches

Righteous Riders Christian Motorcycle Club

-The Righteous Riders Christian Motorcycle Club is a group of Christian bikers who ride together and share two great loves: First, being a Christian and having a love for Jesus, and second, being a biker. As part of this effort they participate with other organizations and motorcycle clubs, both Christian and non-Christian, for fellowship and to spread Gods Word.

Rockn Blues Annual Motorcycle & Car Show

-One of Western New Yorks premier parties, this event is all about music, good people and having a blast. Youd have to be pretty bad off not to have a great time with all the things to see and do on this day. From a car show with some of the areas nicest Hot Rods, Classics and Muscle Cars, to the Choppers, Customs and Baggers, everywhere you turn chrome rules the day. Everything will be there from the bone stocks to the radicals. Dave from DE Twin Cam Performance will have his mobile Dyno horsepower challenge going all day again and a slew of vendors, from leather and T-shirts to parts and novelties. You cant go wrong with tasty food, drinks and all of the great people gathered together for a full day and night of partying and good times. Sponsorship packages, Food vending & free non-food vending spots are available. The event has also been featured in several local magazines.

-Specializing in custom paint, automotive and bike repair, fabrication, parts, airbrushing, vinyl graphics, collision and insurance work. Located at 5107 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, NY 14075. .

-Specializing in moving lights, special effects and basic event lighting. Located in Niagara Falls, NY, they have all your lighting needs and special effects lights, 4 moving lights that will light up any area! Please contact us for the best lighting at the best price for live music and special events. Call Walter Kraft at or .

-The unique sound produced by Speedy Parker Band can be directly attributed to the distinctively different stylings and virtuosity of its guitar players. A very powerful and hard-edged blues package is delivered to Speedy Parker audiences as, the groups play list features each player sharing lead and complimentary rhythm roles. Their song list incorporates music from such artists as: Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Etta James, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, BB King, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Coco Montoya, Earl King, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Lucky Peterson, Tab Benoit, Holmes Brothers, and other blues artists. Come Experience Speedy Parker Blues, guaranteed to get You on the DANCE


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The Newseum defends its sales of MAGA and fake news t-shirts, saying that it champions both a free press and free speech

If youre looking to stock up on the famous red hats that bear Donald Trumps favorite slogan, look no further than the Newseums gift shop.

The Exhibits Honor Journalism; the Gift Shop Sells Fake News

Just in: @Newseum spokesperson defends Fake News t shirt, tells me Fake news is a word that is in our popular culture now and this is intended to be a satirical rebuke and appears in our store with T-shirts that include a variety of other tounge-in-cheek sayings….

People Are Furious at the Newseum for Selling Fake News T-Shirts. The Newseums Defense Is Making Things Even Worse.

Newseum Starts Selling MAGA Hats, Fake News Merch, Drawing Outrage: Disturbing

A You Are Fake News t-shirt costs $19.97, at an institution that is literally exists to to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. /AcgrriHTwK

I dont want to give money to the Newseum but I kind of want one of those shirts

So *youre saying that a building that has the First Amendment etched in stone outside the building should not be selling T-Shirts with certain kinds of speech on them?

Given that the @Newseum screened a fraudulent documentary about Sergei Magnitsky, introduced by newest 9/11 Truther Sy Hersh, Id say the satire was at its own expense.

I wonder if @Newseum will ever exhibit the shovel used to dig this hole

D.C.s Journalism Museum Is Selling Fake News T-Shirts

This t-shirt doesnt belong anywhere. It particularly doesnt belong at the @Newseum, a place that celebrates journalism and has the First Amendment etched in stone outside its building.

[email protected] has a memorial to journalists killed while reporting. So why are they selling fake news shirts? Its one thing to sell political paraphernalia … its another to promote a phrase authoritarian regimes around the world use to stop a free press

All the merchandise in our store goes through a vetting process. Of course, were well aware of the political temperature in the country, but we will continue to be a non-partisan organization that champions the rights of all to free speech.

Well, thanks for the support there, @Newseum

Worse than embarrassing. Calling real journalism fake news is not some harmless joke; it is a deeply serious effort to undermine the value of truth and facts and replace them with mere loyalty to leaders.

Problematically, they have no other political merchandise according to story. Makes it feel like they endorse a candidate or political party. Also wonder if they have really thought this through in terms of mission. Disappointing to me. Antithesis of what they claim to stand for

The Newseum comes under fire for selling MAGA and fake news merch

Im baffled why the Newseum would sell political merchandise, but Im infuriated that it, of all places, would sell fake news shirts.

Selling MAGA hats is in line with pretty much every gift shop in D.C. today, but youd think a museum dedicated to the free press wouldnt sell You are very fake news shirts that mimic the logo font of a network the president regularly attacks

If theres a better stand-in for this era of newspaper strangulation through debt, mismanagement and utter tone deafness than the Newseum, I havent found it yet

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What the hell, Newseum. Your Journalists Memorial takes on a very different tone when your gift shop sells merchandise that promotes violence against journalists.

Federal judge orders intelligence agencies to answer BuzzFeed questions about the Steele dossier, rules BuzzFeed seeks already publicly discussed information

A federal judge on Friday ordered intelligence agencies to formally respond to a BuzzFeed subpoena seeking details about their awareness

Comey Must Testify About Handling of Steele Dossier for Reason You May Not Have Expected

In court filing, NRA says it may be forced to close NRATV since its been unable to get media liability insurance due to pressure from Cuomo on insurance firms

The National Rifle Association typically portrays itself as an indomitable force. But an ongoing court case has the gun group taking inventory of its wounds.

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Did Alleged Russian Spy Maria Butina Cause a Leadership Shake-up at the NRA?

The NRA Says Its in Deep Financial Trouble, May Be Unable to Exist

NRA Claims Deep Financial Trouble May Soon Put It Out of Business

NRA alleges financial difficulties in New York lawsuit

NRA has major financial issues – but could it really collapse?

NRA Says It Could Soon Go Broke in New Court Filing

Nicole Lafond /Talking Points Memo:

NRA In Financial Jeopardy, May Soon Be Unable To Exist

NRA is in deep financial trouble and may soon be unable to exist

NRA says its broke and on the verge of collapse

NRA Claims Its in Grave Financial Trouble, Could Soon Be Unable to Exist In Current Form

The NRA will be unable to exist due to financial losses, group argues in legal filing

NRA Claims it Might Soon Be Unable to Exist Due to Financial Trouble

Nielsen study: US adults now average almost six hours per day consuming video via live and time-shifted TV, apps or mobile sites, game consoles, and more

If youve been wondering why every major media platform has been doubling down on its video efforts in recent months, Nielsens new report has the answer.

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Half US populations video lives not dominated by live TV

Time Flies: U.S. Adults Now Spend Nearly Half a Day Interacting with Media

CandW discuss live TVs non-dominance, Amazon on Comcast X1

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Media layoffs pile up Viral news website Upworthy has laid off a significant chunk of its staff. More than 30 people

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House of Highlights has steadily grown a strong community around young NBA fans to the tune of 10 million Instagram followers

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Q&A with The Informations director of growth, Dan Krenitsyn, on his role, subscription models, and using Jessica Lessins Twitter account for promoted tweets

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Liability releases crafted during Gawker Medias bankruptcy wont shield author of 2016 Deadspin article A component of Gawker Medias liquidation plan

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Paris-based music streaming company Deezer has raised $185M at a $1B+ valuation, bringing the total raised to $531M

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Group of Financial Times journalists email editorial staff to call on chief executive John Ridding to pay back part of his 2017 2.6M salary

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Zimbabwean riot police disperse journalists at defeated opposition leader Nelson Chamisas press conference; President Mnangagwa criticizes police action+Discussion:@ PressDiscussion:The Voice of America /@voanews:VIDEO: Chamisas lawyer at scene as riot police break up press conference Zimbabwe Police Try to Stop Opposition From Criticizing Vote @dwnews:Zimbabwean riot police have broken up a press conference held by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. He refuses to accept the countrys election results. Heres how Zimbabwes elections spiraled into violence: Gabriele Steinhauser /@gksteinhauser:Police in riot gear just stormed into our hotel, where opposition leader Chamisa was about to do a press conference. zimbabwe Susan Njanji /@susannjanji:Zimbabwe riot police surround journalists who are preparing for a press conference by the opposition leader Chamisa, hours after the incumbent Mnangagwa was declared winner of hotly contested elections Jason Burke /@burke_jason:Extraordinary. Zimbabwe riot police forcefully disperse journalists waiting for defeated opposition candidate in hotel garden in central Harare. What a way to convince the world that the government is committed to reform. itter.com/oRwfhvgYrvPresident of Zimbabwe /@edmnangagwa:The scenes today at the Bronte Hotel have no place in our society and we are urgently investigating the matter to understand exactly what happened. Over the past nine months we have protected freedom of speech, of assembly and the right to criticise the government. (1/2)Associated Press:The Latest: Zimbabwe leader criticizes riot police action>

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Q&A with researchers Fiona Morgan and Jay Hamilton on information needs of low-income communities, newspaper consolidation, and shrinking local news+Discussion:@anlabDiscussion:@adrienneleigh:This is the sort of thing we mean when we talk about how algorithms amplify existing structures of oppression. Shan Wang /@shansquared:The search engine results that a woman who has served time in jail and is from a low-income community will see, while hunting for jobs, will be vastly different than those found by a graduating college senior who is on LinkedIn (real scenarios below) @niemanlab:There is no Wirecutter for low-income individuals. Fiona Morgan and Jay Hamilton talk about their research into information ecosystems and the media market: >

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In response to a question from CNNs Jim Acosta, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders refuses to say the press is not the enemy of the people+Discussion:The FederalistSWashington [email protected]:Rachel Stoltzfoos /The Federalist:WaPo Fact Check Excuses Vicious Harassment Of Sarah Huckabee SandersJennifer Kang /Splinter:Heres a Fox News Anchor Telling a White House Aide to Go on Offense Against the MediaKen Meyer /Mediaite:Matt Schlapp Gets Skewered on Twitter For Bogus Comparison of Trump-Obama Media OutrageMatt Schlapp /@mschlapp:Dear WH press corps where was the outrage when Obama had James Rosen monitored? Or when he said leading cable news station not real news?Susan Glasser /@sbg1:Still cannot believe this is the White House press secretary saying this. Been a professional journalist since 1990. Aside from DC the only other place I have lived is Russia, which is where the enemy of the people phrase comes from. It doesnt belong in the USA. Aaron Blake /Washington Post:Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicts the media on bogus, Trumped-up chargesSam Stein /@samstein:Was in the WH press corps during this and there was tremendous outrage Andrew Kaczynski /@kfile:There was widespread outrage among the press. The Obama administration never attempted to delegitimize the entire media and call them enemies of the country. Jay Rosen /@jayrosen_nyu:I think it would be smart for our journalists to try harder at believing it. Its kind of late in the game for astonished paralysis. The president and his aides are leading a hate movement against the press. You can say youre not at war, youre at work, but the movement is real. Connie Schultz /@connieschultz:I understand @sbg1s response, and agree with @jayrosen_nyus assessment. May the repeated jolts of astonishment keep us ever-vigilant, and energized for this First Amendment fight we did not start, but must surely win. Norm Eisen /@normeisen:I dont think the journalists in Russia, Hungary, Turkey and other democracies gone bad would agree with you David. @Acosta did the right thing. Aaron Blake /@aaronblake:In last 2 days, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said media: -ruined bin Laden surveillance -called for her to be harassed -called for her to be choked -tasked Michelle Wolf with ridiculing her All of these are exaggerations or inventions. …Matt Schlapp /@mschlapp:Aaron I watched her answer. What I heard is she said CNN had people on who advocated those terrible things. And the WHCD was a disgrace.

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Niagara offers more than 100 student clubs and organizations. Whether its the Campus Programming Board, NU Goes Green, biology club or one of our many club sports that catches your interest, youll find a variety of social, cultural, athletic, and educational student organizations to choose from at Niagara!

Accounting Society is an organization formed to stimulate outside interest in the varied and ever-expanding field of accounting. Activities such as excursions to various accounting installations and lectures, given by professional accountants from both public accounting and industry, provide a better understanding of the field.

Active Minds is a student organization dedicated to promoting awareness of mental health issues on campus. Club members hold fund raisers, undertake media campaigns, organize stress reduction activities at critical times, such as exam weeks, and participate in the annual conference sponsored by Active Minds on Campus, a national organization based in Washington, DC. The club aims to increase awareness of mental health issues, provides information and resources regarding mental health and illness, and encourages students to seek help as soon as possible.

American Chemical Society (Tetrahedron) aims to encourage a feeling of professional pride among chemistry majors and to aid them in educational and industrial fields. The group sponsors movies, lectures and tours of industry and other local colleges.

The members of the American Sign Language Club, ensure that Niagara University students have a fun and safe environment to practice sign language, as well as promote a new language and cultural diversity on campus.

Biology Club is open to all students whose concentration is in the biological sciences. The chapter provides a program intended to promote professionalism among its members by means of guest lecturers, field trips and social events.

Business Organizational Leadership Development (BOLD)

Members of BOLD are given the opportunities to explore self-interests and participate in leadership roles in business and business oriented service projects on the Niagara University campus.

Club Managers Association of America

The CMAA advances the profession of club management by fulfilling the educational and related needs of its members.

Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO)

Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO) is a nationally affiliated club focused on entrepreneurship and free venture, two growing fields of interest for many collegians. Students from any major are eligible to join CEO.

Criminal Justice Association (CJA) is geared to educate all students about the criminal justice system with lectures and conferences on and off campus by FBI agents, state troopers and others governmental agencies. Community service activities, like food and clothing drives and volunteering in a soup kitchen, help students gain a better understanding of our community.

The members of the Cyber Security Club develop the skills and talents of its members involving various computer technologies. We will also explore ethical hacking for professional purposes and using various techniques.

History Forum intends to provide situations where history can be discussed freely and be enjoyed by everyone, no matter what level there knowledge of history is. They utilize different history-based activities as well as field trips, lectures/discussions, and movies.

Hospitality and Tourism Association is a membership organization committed to communicating and coordinating professional and social activities particularly relevant to College of Hospitality and Tourism Management students.

The math and actuarial science club wants to further student interest in mathematics and actuarial science. They focus on disseminating the knowledge of mathematics and familiarize students with advances being made in mathematics and actuarial science. They expose students to careers in both mathematics and actuarial science and other related fields.

Model UN allows students of all majors with an interest in international relations to experience international diplomacy through simulated diplomatic interaction with other Model UN organizations throughout the nation.

Niagara University Future Teachers Association (NUFTA)

Niagara University Future Teachers Association (NUFTA) is a social and professional organization for education majors. Club membership is open to all students in the College of Education and provides them with a variety of opportunities to exchange ideas and enhance their perspectives on professional education.

Niagara University Marketing Association (NUMA)

Niagara University Marketing Association (NUMA), in affiliation with the American Marketing Association, was formed to enlighten interested students in the functions and operations of marketing. The association sponsors such outside activities as tours through selected firms and seminars featuring guest speakers. Membership is open to any student pursuing a career in the fields of marketing and management.

Niagara University Philosophy Club consists of a group of students who come together for open philosophical forums focused on the exchange of ideas and the promotion of individual thought. Typical activities include watching movies and discussing associated philosophical themes, sponsoring philosophical debates and social gatherings. Membership is open to any Niagara student.

NU Finance provides opportunities for professional interaction between students and finance practitioners.

Phi Alpha Delta, the pre-law association, is the Niagara University Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Dedicated to its motto Service to the Student, the Law School, the Profession,and the Community, its purpose is to provide a forum for the discussion, propagation and dissemination of justice and the rule of law in our university community and the larger society. The collective goal is to assist the campus community in providing a scholastic environment where justice prevails.

Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honor society. Invitation to membership is open to individuals who meet the stringent criteria for scholastic performance both in history and general academic course work. The societys mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.

Phi Beta Delta, Delta Mu Chapter is an honor society for international scholars and students who demonstrate aptitude in the area of scholarly work of an international scope. Membership is available to qualified students and faculty across all disciplines.

Phi Sigma Iota, Alpha Upsilon Chapter

Phi Sigma Iota, Alpha Upsilon Chapter is the national foreign language honor society. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding ability and attainments in the study of foreign languages and to promote an interest in cross-cultural enrichment within the university community. Membership is open to juniors and seniors with a major or a concentration in a foreign language who have completed the advanced level by their fifth semester. Members must have an overall QPA of 3.0, as well as a QPA of 3.0 in foreign language.

The Physics & Astronomy club will ensure a better understanding of physics and astronomy through both educational and enjoyable experiences

Pi Lambda Theta is an international honor society in education with over 15,000 members in 167 local chapters. Membership in Niagara University™s Gamma Lambda chapter is by invitation to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as College of Education alumni. Membership benefits include supplementary experiences and professional contacts, recognition for academic excellence and opportunities for leadership, and subscription to the society™s newsletter and award-winning quarterly professional journal, Educational Horizons.

Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, is open to all political science majors and minors who have taken five political courses and maintained a QPA of 3.25 or above. PSA involves itself in public service activities. Membership makes one eligible for grants and fellowships made available by the national organization.

Political Science Forum is an organization of political science majors and minors dedicated to public service and advancing students™ understanding of politics through the sponsorship of debates on current political issues, encouraging political participation, and learning through experience. In cooperation with the Prelaw Student Association, the PSF sponsors an annual trip to Washington, D.C., aimed at observing political practitioners in action.

Prelaw Student Association, which is associated with the National Phi Alpha Delta Honor Society, provides a forum for communication, information and guidance to all members of the NU community interested in pursuing legal studies.

Psychology Club is an organization that brings together students with a common interest in advancing psychology as a science and profession. Its activities include guest speakers, touring local mental health facilities, discussing recent films, volunteering in local mental health agencies, and holding fundraisers and socials. Membership is open to all students.

Public Relations Student Society of Niagara (PRSSN)

PRSSN will educate students on the basics of public relations along with how it can be used in different career fields. The students will be able to work with peers as well as professionals to get a better understanding of the field. PRSSNs goal is to prepare students in various majors on how to apply public relations in a professional manner.

ROTC Drill Team is a competitive drill and ceremonies team committed to enhancing cadet skills and knowledge in military drills. Skills and confidence gained by involvement in the team assists participants in becoming more well-rounded officers in the United States Army.

ROTC Ranger Challenge™s purpose is to provide interested students with a view of Army life practiced in specialized light-infantry units and an opportunity to learn leadership skills.

Social Work Student Association is open to all students majoring in social work. SWSA™s purposes are: to promote interest in social work and related issues through association with others who are committed to a career in social work; to provide supplemental educational experiences for students; to act as an advocate for students in academic and administrative matters; and to enhance social interaction among the students. Each year, members are responsible for selecting students to serve on the various departmental committees.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a social, academic club enabling its members to learn more about the human resource profession by networking in a social atmosphere with business professionals throughout the Western New York area. Membership is open to anyone pursuing a career in the human resource and management field.

The members of the Niagara University Sport Management Association  ensure that our members will have a chance to grow, develop, and work in the sports enterprise.

The goal of the Niagara University Student Nurses Association is to promote the development of professional leadership in nursing students and further the discipline of nursing, promote the many dimensions of holistic wellness, and advocate for the health and wellness of vulnerable populations.  In addition the focus for the SNA is to help develop the whole person, her/his professional role and responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life. To influence health care, to promote and encourage participation in community affairs.

The Aquila Literary Journal provides students with a creative outlet, wherein they can display both literary and artistic pieces to be recognized and enjoyed by their peers.

A group of determined and dedicated students have pledged to revive the campus newspaper, (re)named the Niagara Wire, as a way to connect the [NU] community through a shared media platform. The Wire will cover news stories about the campus and our neighboring communities, with a focus on campus news, local and nationwide entertainment, sports, and community outreach.

1.) To encourage and enhance students knowledge of broadcast news and journalism.

2.) To assist in the promotion of educational opportunities and endeavors within the field.

3.) To welcome all those interested in this field, Communications major or not.

4.) To acquire knowledge through studies, guest speakers, and professors.

5.) To bond our values with the Vincentian values in, and around the University.

WNIA, the campus radio station, provides students with entertainment, publicity and coverage of university sporting events. In addition to being a service to the students, the radio station provides an excellent opportunity to students interested in radio communications and media.

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Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, was chartered to make criminal justice professions and practitioners more effective, to inspire a just pride in their work, and to apply scientific practices and techniques within the criminal justice field. Membership is open to students majoring in criminal justice at the university with a QPA of 3.0.

Beta Alpha Psi is an international honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. Its primary objective is to encourage scholastic and professional excellence  in the business information field. This includes: promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.

Beta Beta Beta is a national biological honor society for undergraduates emphasizing scholarship, dissemination of scientific knowledge, and promotion of biological research. It reserves its regular membership for those with superior academic records (3.0 in the sciences) and special aptitude for and major interest in the life sciences. It strives to cultivate intellectual interest in the natural sciences and promote a better appreciation of the value of biological study, welcoming into associate membership all students interested in biology. Beta Beta Beta also endeavors to extend the boundaries of mans knowledge of nature by encouraging new discoveries through scientific investigation and, to this end, encourages undergraduate students to begin research work and report their findings in the journal of the society, BIOS. Activities are held in conjunction with the biology club.

Delta Epsilon Sigma, Alpha Zeta Chapter is the national scholastic honor society for students of Catholic colleges and universities. Students from all disciplines within the university are eligible for membership.

Eta Sigma Delta is the international honor society for hospitality and tourism students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs. Its purpose is to recognize scholarship, service, professionalism, and leadership.

Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national chemistry honor society whose purpose is to recognize outstanding students that demonstrate a strong ability and interest in the field of chemistry. It also aims to promote professionalism and scholarship in chemistry and the general welfare of its members.

Kappa Mu Epsilon, New York Eta Chapter is the national mathematics honor society. The membership is composed of those students who have at least a 3.0 average in mathematics, rank in the upper 35 percent of their class, and have completed at least three semesters of calculus or other upper-level mathematics courses. The primary objective of the society is to encourage students to develop an interest in mathematics. Meetings generally consist of the presentation of student papers which cover topics not ordinarily taught in the classroom. Occasional lectures by leading mathematicians also are heard.

Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. Its goals are to: recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; stimulate interest, promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; and explore options for graduate education in communication studies.

Niagara University Honors Program Presidents Society

Niagara University Honors Program President™s Society comprises junior and senior honors program students invited to work with the university™s president to promote teaching/ learning, research and service programs and serve at various institutional events. Students selected are recognized for their scholarship, integrity, maturity, and devotion to the Catholic and Vincentian traditions of the campus community.

Phi Alpha Honor Society, Delta Gamma Chapter

Phi Alpha Honor Society, Delta Gamma Chapter is a national social work honor society for undergraduate social work majors, faculty and local practitioners. The purposes of the society are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of academic excellence and training for social workers.

A national honorary organization for students of psychology.  Students must have attained a QPA OF 3.0 or higher in psychology courses taken.

SALUTE is the Student Veterans Honor Society

Sigma Alpha Sigma is the undergraduate honor society of Niagara University. Its purpose is to recognize and reward scholastic and extracurricular attainments and to promote interest in and give an added incentive to undergraduates in various fields of endeavor. Membership is one of the university™s highest achievements.

Sigma Tau Delta is the international honor society in English. With over 400 chapters in the United States, Canada and Europe, Sigma Tau Delta aims to foster an interest in the study of the English language and literature and a spirit of fellowship and service among its members. NU™s Alpha Alpha Zeta chapter promotes these goals by sponsoring poetry readings, conference trips, community service activities, and social events. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least three English courses beyond the introductory level, must have at least a 3.0 average in their English courses, and must rank in the upper 35 percent of their class.  Membership benefits include subscriptions to the society™s newsletter and literary journal and opportunities to compete for scholarships and internships.

Theta Alpha Kappa is the national honor society for religious studies and theology. The local chapter, Alpha Upsilon, encourages research, good teaching and publication, as well as dialogue between students and teachers of religious studies and theology.

Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

A nationally recognized program honoring outstanding campus leaders for scholastic and community achievements. For eligibility, students must have junior or senior status and have earned a QPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Campus Programming Board (CPB) is comprised of students who gain valuable leadership experience through the planning and implementation of a variety of social, cultural, recreational, and educational events intended to bring the campus community together. They are responsible for nearly 100 events per academic year. Sub-committees include Events, Late Nite Niagara, Promotions, and the NU CLUE weekly video and are led by two Co-Presidents.

Each of the four classes is represented by a slate of officers elected annually. These governing bodies seek to maintain an esprit de corps within each class by sponsorship of a number of activities throughout the academic year.

Each year approximately 25 student leaders are hired to serve as Orientation Leaders (OL) to welcome the incoming class of new students.  OLs play a critical role in helping to ease students in their transition to college, as well as introduce them to the various resources available to them on campus. researching and planning exciting activities for the NSO program held each in the summer months and during Fall Orientation.

Niagara University Student Government Association

Niagara University Student Government Association (NUSGA): This representative group of elected and appointed students serve the university community by promoting the general welfare and advocating on behalf of the student body. Through a democratic process, student leaders address their peers concerns, as well as provide a wide variety of activities and programs.

The RHA consists of representatives elected from each residence hall. The group focuses on developing a sense of community and advocacy within the resident population and ensuring the quality of on-campus life.

Alpha Sigma Alpha is a national sorority open to all female students who meet the organization™s requirements. The chapter™s purpose promotes sisterhood regardless of race, creed, or religious affiliation. Alpha Sigma Alpha focuses on community service, works closely with the Special Olympics, and encourages all aspects of campus life.

B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers & Sisters in Christ)

B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers & Sisters in Christ) This popular week-long service program takes place during the winter or spring break. It involves students in unique service projects in urban and rural settings within the Vincentian tradition. Students learn firsthand about the poor and the value of serving those in need.

Bienvenidos focuses on introducing students to cultural richness and variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Comprising many different ethnic groups, the club engages in activities related to these nations. Membership is open to all students interested in Hispanic cultures.

The Niagara University Black Student Union (BSU) to ensure the educational, communal, professional, and social advancements of black and minority students on campus and in our surrounding community.

The Niagara University Bowling Club is a friendly and social environment in which students can form a community and help each other learn and obtain the necessary skills to become a bowler.

Chapel Choir consists of men and women in the university community who enjoy singing at Sunday liturgies.

The NU cheerleaders practice at Niagara University as well as GleasonsGymnasticsin North Tonawanda. Niagara Universitys Cheerleading program typically consists of 20 female students working to make the team skilled and competitive. The team participates in mens and womens home basketball games, the MAAC tournament, collegiate competitions, and other school events, as well as outside promotional exhibitions, childrens clinics and camps, and fundraisers. The cheerleaders also represent N.U. at a variety of community and charitable events.

A student group that is involved in the community, providing compassion and goodwill to all others in need through service and leadership.

College Democrats unites students of all majors with a shared interest in the Democratic Party to work for local, state and national Democratic campaigns. Participation also provides students with opportunities to become involved in college democrat organizations in New York state and at the national level.

College Republicans unites students of all majors with a shared interest in the Republican Party to work for local, state and national Republican campaigns. Participation also provides students with opportunities to become involved in college republican organizations in New York State and at the national level.

The intent of the Commuter Advocacy Board (CAB) is to advocate for the interests, concerns and welfare of commuters in the Niagara University community. Through the establishment of this organization, we hope to provide a forum for commuters to meet and create connections with other students, as well as encourage them to be more active in the NU community both on campus and off campus.

This club will fulfill the need of students to connect with the community and ultimately Western New York. We would like to set up a list of activities that can be accessed by all students on the NU website that are rated by our organization and other students.

This club is to educate both men and women on the current status and misrepresentation of women in America. By shedding light on important issues and engaging in activism, we hope to empower women and create change within the community and on campus.

Knot For Me is the needle-working club for Niagara University. Together they work on projects to give back to the local community.

Liturgical Ministers Students are encouraged to volunteer to be readers, altar servers and Eucharistic ministers for Sunday Mass.

Ministry Advisory Board Students contribute their ideas, time and talents to help create a warm, welcoming climate at Sunday Mass in Alumni Chapel. Student leadership for liturgy planning greatly enhances our Christian community.

Music Ministry Students who enjoy singing or playing a musical instrument are invited to share these talents during liturgies in Alumni Chapel. Students need not be Catholic to participate in music ministry at Sunday Masses.

The Muslim Students Alliance will work to provide Niagara students with the opportunity to come together in a supportive Muslim environment that seeks to educate the student body about Islam and Islamic Cultures in an effort to bridge gaps and build diversity. All students and community members are welcome to any and all MSA activities and events. Above all we do recognize that students are at varied levels in their own faith or are of a different faith or background and we are welcoming to all, regardless of the extent of ones religious knowledge, or determination. Our goal is to create and participate in interfaith and cultural events that promote understanding and tolerance of the diverse religious traditions on campus. We aim to focus primarily on Islamic Cultures around the world and tear down common misconceptions and stereotypes.

N ZONE is the official Niagara University student spirit club. Dedicated to promoting school spirit and cheering on the Purple Eagles, undergraduate NU students are invited to join the sea of purple! N ZONE goals include: increase student spirit on campus at athletic events; create a fun environment for members and, in turn, solidify a home court/ice advantage; provide a great social opportunity to meet new people; serve as student ambassadors of Niagara athletics with enthusiasm, integrity and sportsmanship.

National Panhellenic Council is composed of the female fraternities on campus. As a unifying organization, members work to better both campus and community relationships. Philanthropic activities focus on working with women and children. Participation requires membership in one of the national Greek sororities.

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The Niagara Acapella Club SOAR THROATS shall provide the means for students interested in Acapella to express an artistic voice, participate in activities which will enhance their understanding and appreciation of the Acapella vocal style, and allow an opportunity to exhibit, discuss and critique Acapella work.

American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities. Colleges Against Cancer is designed by and administered by college students from across the country.  The program is intended to allow students and staff to strategically work through many different channels to eliminate cancer, including advocacy, cancer education programs, Relay For Life, and survivorship. Niagara University will work aside local offices and national leadership to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society in these directions.

A student group established to address the needs and concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students of the university in ways appropriate to our Catholic and Vincentian mission. NU Alliance provides a safe and welcoming place for all LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. The group meets weekly and sponsors educational and social programs. The group is led by three student leaders, who are elected annually by members of the NU Alliance, and is assisted by staff and faculty advisors.

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When my husband and I were traveling in our camper full-time, there was one question that came up again and again from fellow campers: How do you?

If youre considering hitting the road full-time, the issue of a mobile income is pressing. After all, most people cant afford to travel without earningsomekind of revenue. The good news is that there are many ways toearn money while you travel around the country in your RV. Whether youre retired or fresh out of college, there are ways to fund this amazing lifestyle.

Workamping is defined as trading your time and skills for something else of value. That could be an hourly wage, a free camping spot for the season, or a combination of both. One of the biggest benefits of workamping is that the work is often temporary and seasonal. This means you can work for a few weeks or months, and then move on somewhere else.

Another benefit of workamping is that you can often find yourself working in gorgeous surroundings. For example, would you like to work at Yellowstone or Glacier National Park? What aboutthe Florida Keys or the Arizona desert? What about at a dude ranch in Colorado or a private resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Working opportunities are available in all 50 states and hundreds of countries around the world.

The types of jobs available for workamping are endless. Here are a few examples of what workampers do:

. Camp hosts act as the general manager of the campground at state and national parks. They check in arriving campers, provide upkeep to the campground, collect fees, and generally keep an eye on things. Most camp host positions require a several-week commitment, usually starting at four weeks, while others require a seasonal commitment.

. National parks have gift shops and concession stands, and they need volunteers to work them. This is often on a part-time basis, in exchange for a free campsite and hourly wage.

. Ranches out West often need tour guides to lead horseback riding trips or hikes. While they might employ some guides full-time, they also need additional seasonal help.

. NASCAR often needs workampers for event weekends, when the crowds swarm in. At NASCAR, you might do anything from taking tickets to working the parking lots.

During an RV parks busy season, they often need additional help. This can range from working in the office, providing maintenance help, or working as cleaners.

.Some RV parks and resorts need an Activity Director for a season. Activity Directors organize and manage fun activities for other campers.

. Guest ranches, larger RV resorts, and some state and national parks have restaurants. They often need cooks, waitstaff, restaurant hosts, and dishwashers.

. Some parks need volunteers to lead youth programs. If you have teaching experience, this can be a great workamping opportunity.

. Who wouldnt want to dress up as an 1876 Gold Rush miner and lead historical tours through the Black Hills? There are many workamping opportunities at historical attractions that sound like sheer fun.

. Resorts with extensive grounds sometimes need seasonal gardeners or grounds crew to fill in for their busy season. If you have a background in landscaping or botany, all the better.

. If you have skills blacksmithing, weaving, silversmithing, animal caretaking, buggy driving, furniture making, pottery making, or coppersmithing, you could find workamping opportunities at historical old towns or other attractions.

As you can see, the possibilities available for workamping are endless. You can travel around the country, hopping from one job to the next, building a wealth of experience that is hard to replicate anywhere else. In exchange, you have fewmonthly expenses(almost all workamping jobs provide either free hookups or free lodging), and sometimes, a weekly or monthly income.

Keep in mind that workamping likely wont replace a full-time income. For many workamping jobs, yourebasically exchanging your time for free lodging (a campsite with full hookups), and perhaps other benefits, such as laundry, Wi-Fi, meals, or other perks. But it can be a great way to reduce your monthly expenses. If you can find a workamping opportunity thats only part-time, that leaves you 20 hours (or more) per week to devote to building another income source.

That being said, a workamping opportunity can turn into a full-time position if youre pleased with the location and your employer is satisfied with your work.

One of the best ways to find workamping opportunities is to head . This site has a comprehensive job board geared entirely towards you guessed it workampers. Another great site m, which is part of the Escapees RV Club. You can also look atWorkampingJobs.comandCampHost.com.

Pro Tip:Before you accept any workamping position, make sure you determine if the opportunity is worth your time.

For example, if an RV resort is giving you a full hookup campsite (for which they normally charge$600 per month) in exchange for 25 hours a week of work, youre only getting paid $6 per hour. And, what if your duties end up running over 25 hours? Youll be earning even less. Always do the math, and always ask if youll be compensated for extra hours.

Another workamping opportunity, which is a little different than those listed above, is offered through Amazon. Amazon offers workamping positions during their busy holiday season (which runs from early fall until December 23). They call this program CamperForce.

Through CamperForce, you get a free campsite at either their Campbellsville, KY or Murfreesboro, TN locations. You also get a competitive salary (with time-and-a-half overtime), a bonus if you work until December 23, and a referral bonus. Most of the positions available through the CamperForce program involve packing, stowing, and receiving. Amazon looks for flexible and enthusiastic RVers with a positive outlook. The company typically recruits for these positions during the summer months.

Another way to earn an income while youre traveling is to look for caretaking and housesitting opportunities. This work is often seasonal and short-term; however, it can turn into a longer opportunity. You might be doing anything from looking after a million-dollar second home to horse-sitting while a family is on vacation.

One way to find caretaking and housesitting opportunities is through theCaretaker Gazette, a subscription-based newsletter that publishes thousands of opportunities each year. If youre traveling with a partner, check , which offers workamping and caretaking jobs specifically for couples or partners.

Of course, dont forgetCraigslist. Youll have to pick a specific area, but if you know where youd like to go, you can search for opportunities under their Jobs category using specific keywords like caretaker or housesitter.

Another form of caretaking is to be an Interim Innkeeper. Interim Innkeepers are people who step in for Bed and Breakfast owners when they need to be out of town to attend a conference, handle family affairs, or simply take a short- or long-term break to rest and recharge.

Interim Innkeepers typically have hospitality or management experience, but not always. You can find more information on Interim Innkeeping (and get certified) . There are also some Interim Innkeeping jobs listed m.

The Internet has opened an enormous array of remote work possibilities, and if you need to earn enough income to support a family, then working remotely is one of your best options. My husband and I are both self-employed, and we both worked remotely the entire time we traveled. Im afreelance writerand he works inIT,so our chosen fields made this lifestyle possible for us.

There are endless ways towork onlineand make money while you travel. Some ideas include:

This list is only the tip of the iceberg! Youre only limited by your imagination when it comes to finding ways to earn money online. And,freelance siteslikeUpWorkGuruFiverr, andFreelancermake it much easier to find flexible online work.

Some remote work, like writing a blog or writing andselling an eBook, can also allow you to generatepassive incomewith affiliate links and product sales.Some tech-savvy full-time RVers are generating a healthy passive income through their blogs. Keep in mind that writing a successful blog takes a lot of work, and it certainly wont happen overnight. But with dedication and the right skill set, you can make it happen.

Pro Tip:If you do decide to start a blog, a business, or an online shop, dont forget that your RV is a constantly moving advertising billboard. Put your website or blog address on the back and sides of your camper; everyone on the road, and everyone camping where you stop, will see it. This is an easy way to increase your exposure.

When we were camping in South Texas, we met a retired couple who were funding their travels witheBay. They had a thriving eBay business reselling old shoes. Yes, you read that right. They scoured thrift stores and garage sales while they traveled around the country and resold shoes on eBay.

This business might sound a bit oddball, but it enabledthem to meet their financial needs every month. By keeping their focus on one area (used shoes), they saved time during their searches and were knowledgeable about what would sell and what wouldnt. Best of all, it was something they could do together, and they always had fun.

Selling stuff online is both easy and challenging for full-time RVers. First, its challenging because unless you have a larger rig, you dont have a lot of space to store inventory. This means that you might need to choose a specific product thats small, yet offers a high profit margin.

On the other hand, traveling affords you to hit up thrift stores and garage sales all over the country. You can come across some amazing finds on the road, which you can easily resell online.

What do you know how to do that might be of value to someone else? No matter who you are or what you do, chances are high that you have at least one skill or hobby that someone else might want to learn about. For example, can you speak a foreign language fluently? Do you know how to knit or play the accordion? Are you a whiz at organizing? Are you an expert on nutrition? Can you braid rugs?

These are skills that could easily be taught in an adult education class. There are several places that offer adult education opportunities, including:

The way to do this as a full-time RVer isto plan ahead. First, make a list of the towns you might want to pass through in the next several months. Next,research existing adult education opportunities in each town and find out where most classes are held. Contact the organization, explain your situation, and pitch your idea.

Keep in mind that many recreation centers publish a biannual catalog that lists upcoming classes and workshops for the next six months. So, youll need to plan ahead for some organizations. One of the benefits to such a long lead time is that the center will have plenty of time to promote your class, so its more likely to fill up.

You can also consider setting up an online class throughTeachable. Teachable allows you to easily create an online course that looks and sounds professional. It currently has over five million students and over 20,000 courses.

What kinds of courses are offered through Teachable? Everything from digital scrapbooking to creating virtual reality games. If you know something, then you can teach it through Teachable.

If you make jewelry, paint, draw, knit, or create any other kind of art or craft, you can sell it online and create another income stream. Websites likeEtsyAmazon HandmadeDaWanda, andArtfiremake it easy to create an online store and reach millions of potential customers.

You can also sell your art at art shows and craft fairs around the country. Youre already traveling, so it would be easy to choose aroute based on the fairs you want to participate in during the summer. You can find listings for art fairs around the country through these websites:

Below are a few more tips for generating a successful income source on the road.

If youre thinking about hitting the road full-time, look at what you can doright now, before you leave,to make it easier to earn an income while youre on the road.

For example, make a list of the ideas that most interest you. What skills do you need to turn these ideas into a reality? Where can you learn these skills now, while youre still at home, to make it easier to succeed? Considertaking anonline class, attending classes at acommunity college, finding a mentor, or learning these skills on your own at home.

If you currently have no passive income streams and no way (right now) to generate a mobile income, then dont wait until youre on the road tostart a new business. Remember, full-time RV living is, at first, its own full-time job. If you add a new business into the mix, youre going to get stressed and overwhelmed very quickly.

Startplanning for the business idea (or ideas) youre most interested inright now. If possible, work on generating a remote income at least six months before you hit the road full-time. Work on building a website, generating a portfolio, getting clients and testimonials whatever you have to do to build a reputation for yourself.

There are plenty of people who are living and working on the road and doing quite well for themselves. Some of these people youll come across while youre traveling, but the best way to find them is online.

One of the most famous RVing couples out there is the duo atTechnomadia. Chris and Cherie have been on the road eight years, and have one of the most popular RV sites on the Internet. Their site is a wealth of knowledge on living and working full-time on the road.Heath and Alyssais another wonderful resource for figuring out how to earn money on the road. TheirRV Entrepreneur Podcastisfull of great ideas, from how to start a YouTube Channel to finding sponsors who will pay you to travel. Its definitely worth your time.

The skys the limit when it comes to earning a mobile income, which means you shouldnt feel limited by the options you see here. There are no rules. Youcanfind a niche for yourself, but its going to take some work and creativity.

To start, make a list of your strengths and skills, even those youve never made money off of before. How canyou combine some of these strengths and skills to earn an income? It also helps to look at peoples needs. Whatproblem can you solve for people? Why is this problem important? How canyou solve this problem in a way that stands out?

One couple did a great job meeting a specific need: John and Peter withRV Geeks. Theyve been on the road 10years, but they started with the intention of traveling for a year and settling down somewhere. They fell in love with full-timing and decided to make it their lifestyle. However, they didnt have (and certainly needed) an income.

After some brainstorming and a look at their strengths, they came up with the idea to build websites for RV resorts and campgrounds that didnt already have one. Their unique selling proposition (USP) was that they could travel to the campground and build their site right there. And, as RVers themselves, they knew what other campers would want to see on the website. It was a huge success, and now they have many other businesses that allow them to live very comfortably on the road.

Traveling around the country in an RV takes some work. And, for most people, it requires you to work for an employer too (at least on a limited basis) in order to afford this lifestyle. But I promise its all worth it even the stress and frustration that might come with starting a new business or trying to find Internet in the middle of nowhere so you can work remotely.

Where there is a will, there is always a way. And, youwillfind a way to make your dream happen!

If youre currently on the road, how are you earning an income? If youre still in the planning stages, what questions do you have about working remotely or starting a business while traveling?

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Ms. Dangerfield served as both a Loaned Executive and an Agency Coordinator for the CDC. She is a 13-year CFC veteran, who worked tirelessly in the agency of over 8,000 employees to hold rallies, deliver incentive items and creatively re-craft old inventory. As the only veteran Loaned Executive in the 2010 campaign, she trained her new colleagues on how to handle donations, market the campaign, and plan special events.

Her creative talents were used in the planning and logistics for the Kickoff, Leadership Luncheon, Key Worker Appreciation, and Victory Celebration events. She also made CFC chocolate candy with CFC on front, painted eagles, made baskets of incentive gifts, and served as a sounding board of ideas and answered questions from other Loaned Executives.

Ms. Dangerfields efforts resulted in almost $1 million from the CDC alone, making it the largest contributing agency in the Atlanta CFC. Moreover, she has been responsible for over $3.9 million in contributions since she became involved in 2006. In recognition of her diligence and commitment, the local campaign awarded her with the 2010 CFC Essence Award.

Ms. Fields has been the CFC Chairperson for the past five years and a Federal employee for 22 years. Her areas have over 8,000 men and women assigned to the Norfolk Navy Shipyard. To promote the 2010 CFC she worked with the graphics department to make large posters with the CFC theme on it and posted them throughout the shipyard – in the cafeteria, medical facilities, elevators and even the restrooms. The message was that the CFC is fun and exciting and everyone if invited to participate.

In 2010, she got one of the local high school bands to perform and march around the shipyard. She also had employees bring cakes for a cake walk, had employees from a shop perform a rap, and even brought in an Elvis impersonator.

Ms. Fields ensures that every keyworker feels valued and appreciated. Thanks to her and the keyworker team, the Ship Yard has exceeded its goal between $50,000 and $100,000 in each of the past five years. 2010 pledges, alone, were $741,219.

Ms. Harris served as the lead USPS Loaned Executive and managed 236 USPS campaigns in the Houston District. In addition to attending multiple charity application review meetings and all kick-off and thank-you events, she kept USPS management informed of campaign status. This included informing them of units that hadnt set campaign dates so reminders could be sent as well as identifying locations where units had not be solicited.

She facilitated two kickoff s and training sessions for employee coordinators and developed an award system specifically for USPS units to encourage participation and recognize both campaigns and individuals at the awards ceremony. She also developed a new Goal Busters certificate to further recognize units that exceeded their goals.

Although the postal service participation rates had been decreasing in the Houston area in recent years, the extra efforts of Ms. Harris enabled them to far exceed their 2010 goal. USPS employee contributions increased by 20% for a total of $722,510. An additional 500 employees made pledges in the 2010 CFC.

Ms. Nunez has diligently served the CFC Overseas in various capacities during the past six years. In 2010, she served a dual role as the Community/Area Project Officer for U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Grafenwoehr and the campaign monitor for the USAG Hohenfels and USGA Gramisch. These locations, combined represent over 6,300 potential contributors.

She dedicated herself to the success of the 2010 campaign by implementing a plan that included effective volunteer management, use of various public relations outlets and strategic communication with leadership to garner support. When circumstances dictated a short-notice kickoff ceremony, she organized a cake cutting event with 150 invitees, a guest speaker and media coverage in only a few days. Also, during the nine-week campaign period, she sent reports to unit representatives and commanders three times a week to ensure everyone tracked their progress in real time.

Ms. Nunezs leadership resulted in more than $246,000 in contributions from USAG Grafenwoehr, 23% over the commanders goal. She also achieved a 50.8% participation rate.

Petty Officer Roers was the sole campaign representative for MCM CREW EXULTANT deployed onboard USS Dexterous in Bahrain. He collected all campaign materials, worked with leadership to set command goals, met with every member of the crew, explained the purpose and importance of the CFC, tracked results, and verified all completed donation records.

He helped set up fun and creative goals, including having the Command Senior Chief, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer shave their heads at certain dollar amounts. He also met with and answered questions from each and every crew member. These efforts enabled this small command make a large impact on the campaign.

Thanks to Petty Officer Roers leadership, the MCM CREW EXULTANT achieved 100% contact and a 96% participation rate. The total raised was $40,292 or an average of $479 per sailor.

Ms. Staggs served as the Aeronautical Systems Centers 2010 Campaign Chair. She was responsible for planning, executing, reporting and ensuring the continued success of the agencys campaign. This included masterminding more than a dozen charity fairs held in conjunction with special events, providing unprecedented opportunity for charity representatives to be inside the fence to speak with prospective donors and personally providing campaign briefings at the ASCs Commanders weekly staff meetings.

Ms. Staggs is always smiling, embraces opportunities, is eager to lend a hand , and is always thinking outside of the box. These attributes helped her exceed the largest goal in ASCs history. Under her leadership, ASC exceeded its largest ever goal to raise $728,630, more than $100,000 than the 2009 campaign. Contributing to this success was ASCs 43.25% participation rate.

MSgt Travis served as the United Coordinator for the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan with 186 potential contributors. He went above and beyond his responsibility as a campaign unit coordinator by participating in installation-wide fundraising efforts in addition to conducting activities for his unit. This included a base-wide chili cook off, pie-in-the-face contest and the Amazing Race-Fear Factor event.

The campaign reports that MSgt Travis most important attributes, his humor and positive can-do attitude, were contagious and helped motivate other representatives to keep the campaign on track. Along with his personality, he performed his tasks with accuracy and punctuality, keeping the operations moving smoothly.

His unit increased pledges by 26.6% despite a 25% decrease in potential contributor numbers. Additionally, the unit realized huge increases in participation (53.8% in 2010).

SSG Tucker began the campaign as the USARCENT Community/Area Project Officer (CAPO) with 18 units and 750 potential contributors reporting to her. Halfway through the campaign, the Component Manager for Army Central Command transferred to the U.S., leaving a hole in leadership. SSG Tucker volunteered for the role, adding 12 locations and 9,000 potential contributors spread out in several Middle Eastern countries to her responsibility.

She recognized the important role of publicity, especially in her region. She coordinated with the Public Affairs Office to send the CFC flyer to everyone in Camp Arifjan, secured a full interview with a CFC-O trainer in the Desert Voice (a Kuwait magazine), run the campaign PSA on the commands television channel and publish a brochure distributed at information booths in the Post Exchange, dining facilities, library and Morale, Welfare and Recreation centers. Although many locations in CENTCOM must forego formal award ceremonies, she adamantly organized and executed one of only two CFC-O ceremonies in her command. This was to ensure that her project officers and unit coordinators were recognized for their efforts.

As a CAPO, SSG Tucker raised $47,900 in 2010, which was a 19% increase over 2009 results. Under her leadership, ARCENT raised more than $275,0000, which surpassed their goal despite a significant decrease in troop strength.

In an effort to keep campaign expenses down, the CFC Director introduced the FLEx Team (Federal Loaned Executives Team) to enlist the help of federal employees. Most federal agencies are not able to provide a Loaned Executive, but the FLEx Team offers opportunities for every agency to get involved with their CFC at some level to assist with campaign tasks and projects needed to run a successful campaign.

FLEx Team utilizes skills-based volunteering, provides flexible hours that can be as few as two hours a month, offers all federal agencies the opportunity to get involved, and ensures that more money goes to the charities by not increasing the campaign staff. Additionally, some tasks or project scan be completed at the employees own office rather than the campaign office.

Although the campaign added three large counties to its campaign boundaries in 2010, it did not need to increase its staff. At the same time, it was able to guarantee that all tasks involve with running the campaign, such as marketing, customer, contact, applications review, etc. were accomplished by capable volunteers. The campaign found that agencies responded positively to requests for assistance when they know that their employees will be given the tools and flexibility to succeed. This approach also helped every agency feel that it did its part to make the CFC a success.

Faced with the prospect of more than 275,000 federal employees expected to retire within five years, the campaign expanded its efforts to create a habit of giving among new and younger donors. CFCNCA conducted research on what motivates younger donors to give to charity and how to make it cool to give through the CFC. The research showed that younger donors connect through very specific strategies including personal stories, volunteer opportunities, and word of mouth from a friend or online community. Armed with this information, the campaigns goals were to 1) create an emotional connection, 2) establish CFC influencers in Federal departments and agencies, 3) develop ongoing volunteer opportunities, 4) expand awareness through online and traditional media, and 5) engage young donor feedback and in put throughout the campaign.

Specific efforts tied to these goals were the distribution of inspirational stories from Federal employees, a new Public Service Announcement targeted at young donors, a Lend A Hand Happy Hour event with the Washington City Paper and GovLoop as partners, the creation of a Young Donor Advisory Council and increased media support targeted through interviews and editorials.

The efforts resulted in a record-breaking $67 million pledge total. More than $17 million of this was made through e-giving by over 29,000 donors – an increase of $5.6 million from 2009. A lesson learned by the campaign is that volunteerism is a key component of charitable giving among younger donors and the campaign team will continue to find ways to reach out to this important community. Additionally, young employees favor expanded e-giving options throughout Federal departments.

There are many difficulties that uniformed and civilian personnel face in serving their country. They are stationed around the world, highly mobile, and may be working in remote or hostile regions. They are also often separated from their families or have families that depend on them. With such a complex and far-reaching environment, the CFC-O needed to develop a comprehensive communications strategy to effectively reach donors across the combatant commands.

The strategy began with an ask to leaders throughout the five commands to demonstrate tangible and visible leadership from the campaign and communicate its value. These leaders played a crucial role by participating in events, filming Public Service Announcements and inspiring command-wide involvement in the campaign.

A key part of the communications strategy provided volunteers at the installation level with effective tools to engage service members in the campaign. Marketing materials used personal stories with an emotional appeal to illustrate how the CFC-O is a natural extension of service to their country and part of the military culture and environment. A comprehensive publicity kit to assist campaign volunteers in securing media placements, deliver speeches and ensure message consistency was disseminated. Based on the increased use of social media to connect overseas personnel to their friends and families back home, the campaign created a Facebook page, Twitter account and an expanded YouTube channel to supplement the official CFC-O website. Finally, a high school PSA contest in partnership with DoD Dependent Schools (DoDDS) and the Armed Forces Network created buzz and generated thousands of online views. The winner was aired on AFN.

Despite troop reduction, the CFC-O raised $14 million for people and communities in need in the 2010 campaign. It plans to gather more inspiring stories for expanded use in volunteer resources, e-newsletters and social media efforts in 2011. It will also expand its DoDDS outreach to engage elementary schools and use a Public affairs Advisory council to help shape the 2011 strategy.

In late 2009 the CFC Norcal began a discussion of how the CFC could implement Executive Order No. 13514 (environmental leadership initiative). The LFCC was interested in gauging federal employees willingness to implement a greener campaign, exploring the efficiencies and cost savings of a greener campaign, and discovering the opportunities and challenges of a greener campaign. It decided to conduct a survey to determine the best approach.

By February 2010 the campaign reached its goal of surveying a minimum of 200 individuals representing over 70 agencies. It found that 77% were interested making the campaign more environmentally friendly. The LFCC used this information to create a theme of Go Green with CFC and the concept of unified messaging that included a green logo, a 70% reduction in paper Charity Lists and 60% reduction in paper pledge forms. This led to a savings of $100,000 in printing and shipping costs and a large increase in new e-donors.

The campaign learned that transitioning from paper pledging to e-pledging is as much an educational process as a technical one and that an e-giving campaign requires just as much, if not more, personal touch as a traditional campaign.

The North Coast CFCs 2010 goal was to let donors know their importance in helping others. It developed a campaign theme called The Winning Recipe, which triggered an amazingly creative response from the Federal community. Many organizations participated with theme-related activities like cook-show skits, chili cook-offs, salad sales, walking taco sales, and many more.

The campaign also launched a myriad of other strategies to ensure that the 2010 CFC would be a success despite the economic climate. The activities included launching a Pacesetter campaign to raise the first million dollars in the first three weeks of the campaign, enhancing the Loaned Executive program, redesigning a new campaign website to provide a searchable list of the participating charities, assist with application distribution, and train keyworkers.

These efforts results in breaking the North Coast CFCs records. 2010 pledges were $2,293,085, which was a 3.7% increase from the 2009 CFC. The campaign also received a record number of Loaned Executives – 13.

Chief Petty Officer Heaton volunteered to be the CFC Fund Drive Chairman for the USS Cape St. George before the 2009 drive was even announced. He hit the ground running by achieving 100% contact in the first week of the campaign. The results of his efforts were so impressive that the campaign thought there might be an error in his reports. However, it became clear that his enthusiasm and passion for philanthropy was behind it. When his Commanding Officer asked Chief Heatons colleagues what they thought of this thing called CFC, every crew member, answered with the same theme: Helping others is the right thing to do. As weekly totals were compiled and the Commander recognized top-performing ships, Commanding Officers and Commanding Master Chiefs were asking, whats going on over there at the USS Cape St. George? As his commander put it, what was going on was a good message delivered by a great messenger.

The campaign credits Chief Petty Officer Heaton for a 99% participation rate and over $50,000 in pledges from the men and women serving on he USS Cape St. George.

Mr. Jennings was instrumental in the campaign winning the national CFC Innovator Award for the past three years. He also came up with popular CFC activities, such as the CFC Guitar Hero Competition, and led the effort to utilize online giving for the first time in the 2009 campaign.

Besides his participation in every subcommittee of the LFCC, he has done an outstanding job leading his own kick-off Chili Contest, Office Olympics, Poker Run, CFC Golf Tournament and also volunteered to take on the campaigns co-ed softball tournament.

Thanks to Mr. Jennings leadership, the campaign exceeded its goal of $2.1 million by 5%. At the same time, he led the committee in decreasing campaign expenses by $15,000. His enthusiasm for online giving also paid off – the average gift from an online donor was double the amount received by those made on paper.

Chief Miller was assigned as the Chairperson for the Center for Information Dominance or CID, which is directly responsible for over 1,300 federal employees within the EscaRosa CFC area. CIDs most significant challenge was educating these new sailors and soldiers, who are typically reporting directly to the schoolhouse right out of basic training and may have never learned the importance of philanthropic giving. His responsibilities included recruiting, screening, and training volunteers throughout the campaign. He and his team planned weekly events creating constant awareness of the campaign, starting from day one.

Under Chief Millers leadership, the CID broke its CFC record and raised 216% of its goal. At the same time, participation level rose from 24% to 52% and per capita contributions went from $29 to $128.

His campaign says that Mr. Parks was largely responsible for a 13% increase in total contributions for the 2009 CFC and a 50% increase in totals contributions over the past three campaigns . He achieved unprecedented success at the VA Medical Center in his role as lead Coordinator. In his first year, he increased contributions by almost 20%, by 12% in the second year, and another 13% in the third year. He also increased the number of contributors, raising the rate from 30% to 42% in 2009.

Mr. Parks did this by encouraging VA management to increase the number of Keyworkers at the hospital. His goal was to get one keyworker for every 25 employees.

In areas of the VA where participation was lower, he pushed for a ratio of 1 yeyworker for every 15 employees. He also promoted special events such as a Jeans Day and silent basket acution at the hospital that raised over $3,000 and increased awareness of the program.

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Mr. Pinaula served as a Loaned Executive in 2009, charged with managing the South Bay area of the campaign which included 38 federal agencies, 121 coordinators and keyworkers, and almost 9,000 employees.

For the second consecutive year, Mr. Pinaula secured a furnished South Bay office within the Ames Campus for CFC Norcal; including computers, software, telephones, Internet service, a safe and file cabinets. He also persuaded the Ames Research Center to donate the complete use of the Golf facility to CFC Norcal for a day to conduct its first annual Tournament.

Under his leadership employees contributed $724,000 to the CFC.

As Co-Chairs for the 2009 CFC at VA Central California Health Care System (CCHCS), Ms. Renges, Ms. Striplings, and Ms. Yahnians goals were to enlist a team of keyworkers, achieve 100% Ask via a series of events to increase awareness and donorship, create innovative and fun activities and events that would increase CFC visibility as well as increase camaraderie and team spirit at the VA.

The Team recruited 57 keyworkers to help run the campaign and ensure consistency in solicitation and pledge card completion. They also developed fun and innovative events such as The Balloon Bust and The Rally Pants. To ensure that the goal of 100% Ask was achieved, the team arrived at the hospital to visit the graveyard shift wearing their pajamas, robes, slippers, hair rollers and moisture cream on their faces. They served the employees coffee and bagels, which helped build a bridge from the CFC to a group that is often forgotten.

VA CCHCS campaign raised over $100,000, which was an 18% increase over 2008, with a 23% increase from in participation.

Its 2009 campaign mantra was non-stop improvement. Always concerned about campaign costs and the desire to maximize pledges, the campaign provided on-line donation options, which was so successful it paid for itself in the first four days for the campaign. Utilizing this on-line option also streamlined the data entry process of the paper pledge forms and provided consolidated reporting for our campaign progress.

The Greater Olympic Peninsula CFC also partnered with other campaigns in the Pacific Northwest to streamline the charity application process and save on the workload for both charitable agencies and LFCCs alike. They have now begun discussions to merge campaign operations to further reduce campaign costs. In addition, they utilized events like CFC Guitar Hero Competition, a CFC Farmers Market, a food tasting event called the Bite of CFC, and a CFC Remote Operated Vehicle competition to raise contributions and increase awareness about the CFC.

These efforts resulted in over $2.1million in donations during hard economic times while reducing overall campaign expenses.

While concentrating campaign efforts toward the traditional CFC contributors, the Heartland CFC sought out new donors through the use of technology such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and Twitter. They also continued to move forward in their emphasis for electronic pledge card programs/processing. The focus was to ensure a user-friendly environment, a site that provided electronic forms, meeting/event information, and CFC success stories.

The Heartland CFC proudly raised over $4 million for the 2009 campaign – exceeding their goal by 10%. Through the application of the campaign strategy of enhanced communication and usage of cost saving technology processes/electronic opportunities they were also able to achieve an unparalleled administrative/operating expense rate of only 5.34 % – reflecting one of the lowest of administrative rates in the country.

Numerous components were vital to the overwhelming success of the 2009 Miami Valley campaign: extraordinary teamwork, engaged volunteers, considerate donors, and appreciative charities. The Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) agreed that conveying the seriousness of local, national and international needs was key to making the case about the importance of the campaign, and doing so would only be effective with expressing how fortunate Federal colleagues were to be employed. Invest In a Better Tomorrow was the slogan selected to effectively convey why the campaigns success was so critical.

Unemployment throughout its campaign area not only exceeded the national average in 2009, but increased on a monthly basis. A short presentation to employees clearly made the case with unemployment statistics for each for each of the 11 counties area served by the Miami Valley CFC. These actions helped lead to the largest campaign in its 40-year history.

The CFC of the National Capital Area created an integrated online strategy for 2009 to reach additional donors and raise more funds for people and communities in need. The strategy included moving and expanding many of the campaigns marketing tools online, increasing the ways donors could give online, and providing supportive offline tactics that increased awareness of the campaign.

This was achieved by enabling Federal departments and agencies to easily customize campaign materials through templates and artwork available on the website, expanding local media support through ongoing interviews and editorials, and providing new promotional videos through its website and the Non Profit channel of YouTube. It also integrated the use of social media, including Facebook and GovLoop, and provided new e-Giving tools for donors including credit and debit card options.

The CFC Overseas faces geographic challenges unlike that experienced by any other campaign. More than 300,000 military personnel and Federal civilians live overseas and are frequently mobile, stationed in remote locations and potentially in combat zones making it difficult to access them with