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CHARITY ACTIVITIES

2012 WHS BBQ COOK-OFF!

CO-HOSTED BY: KATIE MONTGOMERY, THE CHERTOFF GROUP AND KRISTINA TANASICHUK, GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES COALITION/WHS

You are cordially invited to:
The 3rd Annual Women in Homeland Security
BBQ COOK-OFF
“Building the Homeland Security Community”
Join colleagues in the homeland security community to taste the best BBQ cooked up by teams from the public sector to be judged by YOU and celebrity chefs from the D.C. area. The winners will receive the GRAND WHS BBQ trophy to be held at their headquarters…until next year!!

POSTPONED TO:

SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 | 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Bolling Air Force Base | Pavilions 6&7

Suggested donation: $5 per person * $10 per family * Sponsorships available, contact womeninhs@yahoo.com for info

All proceeds donated to the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial Enlisted Foundation.
CGEMF INFORMATION
CGEMF FUNDRAISING & EVENTS: VOLUNTEER TODAY

Want to register a team for the cook-off? Contact Kristina Tanasichuk at ktanasichuk@gtscoalition.com

REGISTER YOUR TEAM:

The deadline to register your team for the 2012 WHS BBQ Cook-off is approaching fast! We know that many teams are in the works so here are a few more details:
-Your team can consist of up to 15 people.
-Admission is included for team members and their families.
-WHS provides the sides, tables, BBQs, everything but the MEAT.
-You can BBQ whatever type of meat/vegetable/tofu you think will win this extravaganza, so chicken, brisket, a whole pig, veggie kabobs, whatever you can think of!
-You are responsible for 100 single tasting portions (i.e. one rib per person, one small piece of chicken, etc.) There will be at least 8 other BBQ teams so there will be plenty of food!
-Scholarships are available. If the cost of your item is prohibitive between your team mates, contact us to arrange for a scholarship.
-BBQ will be judged by popular vote AND by several “celebrity” judges.
-The 2012 Trophy will be presented at the event and “live” with your office for the year.
-Send us your team name & grill mates by June 15th to reserve your spot!

Confirmed teams:
Team: Fairfax County International Search & Rescue
Team: Mardi Gras in Your Mouth Coast Guard Enlisted Association
Team: Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association
Team: Grilling by Women in Homeland Security
Team: InfraGard Nations Capital Members Alliance

Who is judging?
CEO of Rocklands BBQ John Snedden
Pit Master Sonny McKnight from Red Hot & Blue
Master Chief of the Coast Guard Vince Patton (ret.)

Stay tuned for more!

THANK YOU TO OUR FABULOUS SUPPORTERS!

We are heartened by the number of organizations and sponsors who have already stepped forward to make this an unforgettable event. These include:
CareerBuilder
The Chertoff Group
Dell
GEICO
SpecPro Group
General Dynamics C4 Systems
Women in Defense
Fleet Reserve Association
Foreign Joint Services Association
Chief Petty Officers Association of the U.S. Coast Guard
(DC-Chapter)
Coast Guard Enlisted Association
Navy League of the United States
Government Technology & Services Coalition
Help us spread the word.

REACH THE ENTIRE DHS COMMUNITY:

SPONSOR!

We invite you to take advantage of the most valuable sponsorship you can get all year! For only $300-$500, your company will be featured at the Women in Homeland Security 2012 Barbecue cook-off and with the Coast Guard Enlisted Foundation!

As we take this opportunity to build the homeland security community, it is a unique opportunity to show your corporate support.

Other sponsorships opportunities are available:

Sponsor the band
With your support we can “rock the house” with some great entertainment and tremendous sponsorship value for your company. Only $2500.

Sponsor a station
Beverages, sides, desserts all add up to a terrific meal. With the BBQ teams providing the best ribs, chicken and brisket in the area, support our community with a terrific station designed to reflect your favorite barbecue treats! Thank you to Career Builder, the Chertoff group and the SpecPro Group for sponsoring! Contact us for details.

Sponsor some “bling”
Brand your company with goodie bags, name tag badges or other “treat” that will help everyone remember you. (sponsorships vary)

Thank you to Rebecca Weatherly at Dell for sponsoring the bags and some bling!!

A BIG thanks to GEICO for their Platinum Sponsorship!!

Become a Supporting Organization
Partner With Us to Spread the Word! (It’s free!)
Numerous organizations have already joined us to help unify our community and raise funds to build the Coast Guard Memorial. If you would like to join us by spreading the word, please let us know so we can add you to our list of supporters!
Supporting organizations:

DC-Chief Petty Officers Association
Coast Guard Enlisted Association
Foreign Joint Services Association
Navy League of the United States
InfraGard Nations Capital Members Alliance
The Chertoff Group
The Government Technology & Services Coalition

Questions?
Please contact Kristina Tanasichuk, Founder & President of WHS and Fundraising trustee for the U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation for details of sponsorship packages and any other questions at ktanasichuk@gtscoalition or (703) 201-7198.

2011 SILENT AUCTION

Join WHS to do your final holiday shopping AND support our effort to buy a “telehandler” for the Fairfax County International Search & Rescue Team.

December 12, 2011
Washington, D.C.
REGISTER NOW

GET INVOLVED TODAY!
Help us raise the $42,000 necessary to buy Fairfax USAR the Telehandler!

Pledge an item for the Women in Homeland Security
Holiday Charity Silent Auction

What can you donate? Redskins tickets? Spa Day? Mani-pedis? Live music for the event? Restaurant gift certificates? A timeshare week? Any donation is welcome to make this a fun, varied and affordable way to support the Fairfax County International Search & Rescue Team and have a very happy holiday!

CONTRIBUTE an item here.
REGISTER for the event here.
DONATE $$ to help us reach our goal here.
VOLUNTEER your time here.

Some of the items already donated include:

Fire Truck Experience for four
Fairfax County Fire Department

Two-hour F-35 Lightening II & F-22 Raptor simulation
Anne Petera, Lockheed Martin

Spa Health & Wellness Package
Sarah Shell, PWC

Hand-Knit Fashion Scarf
Angela Barton, DHS

iPod Shuffle & iTunes gift card
Melissa Middlesworth, Homeland Security & Defense Business Council

Luncheon with Search Dog & Rescue Team
Lynn Ann Casey, Arc Aspicio

Gift Basket of Luxury Hand-Made Soaps
Victoria Laing, Battelle

The Ultimate Jerky Kit
DC- USCG Chief Petty Officers Association

Champagne Brunch for Two at the Bombay Club
Sindhu Blume, Trinity Technology

Breakfast or Lunch for Two (2 certificates) at Table Talk Restaurant, Alexandria, VA
Elaine Kapetanakis, Kapstone Technologies and Nick Kapetanakis, Table Talk Restaurant

2012 Politics in America and 111th Congress CQ Almanac
Allyson McGrath, CQ/RollCall

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa Certificate
Andrea Marsh, Battelle

2 Hour Ukrainian “Pysanky” Easter Egg Making Class
Kristina Tanasichuk, Government Technology & Services Coalition

Kids Holiday Baking Extravaganza
Women in Homeland Security

Grill Gift Certificates – Fairfax, VA
Bonefish Grill – Fairfax
Gold, Serpentine Necklace with Crystals
Cheryl Tyler, CLT 3 Consulting
Double Strand Bracelet with Crystals and Resin Beads
Cheryl Tyler, CLT 3 Consulting
One Year Subscription to Emerging Women Leaders Series
Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc.
$150 Ruth Chris Gift Card
Women in Defense – Capital Chapter
Firehouse Birthday Experience for 10
David Yang & the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department
One Bedroom Condo in Nueveo Vallarta, Mexico
Kimberly Purlia, Purlia | Parris
Coaching Session
Marissa Levin, Successful Culture
2 Hour Marketing Consultation
Janet Scheren, Scheren Communications
L’Auberge Chez Francois Gift Card
Kathy Pherson, Pherson & Associates

NEW FOR 2011: LIVE AUCTION!
In addition to our silent auction items join the excitement to get an incredible vacation, experience or memorabilia for those “hard to buy for” individuals!

Paris Museum & Monuments Package with 5 night hotel stay and airfare for 2

US Open Golf 2012 Premium Trophy Club Package at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, CA with 3-night hotel stay and airfare for 2

NCAA Final Four Championship Package with 3-night hotel stay and airfare for 2

Aileen Bloom
AutoDesk

Kelly Duncan
PWC

Latesha Ford
PWC

Rachel Jenkins
PWC

Doreen Kostel
DSCI

Dondie McNickle
CRGT, Inc.

Olivia Miller
PWC

Katy Montgomery
The Chertoff Group

Anne Petera
Lockheed Martin

Chani Wiggins
The Joseph Group

Thank you to our first Platinum Sponsor

GOLD SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

SiloSmashers, Silver Sponsor of the WHS Spirit of Giving Auction

PATRIOT SPONSOR

The Chertoff Group

TEAM MEMBERS

Peter Higgins, 1Secure Audit
Jon Ostrowski, USCG
Nancy Peters