Exciting Kick-Off Dinner/Event Energizes Washington Ethical Society


For Immediate Release
April 2, 2013

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Amanda Poppei, Senior Leader (right) with Glendon Smith, Campaign Consultant

Washington, DC Over one hundred and seventy members and friends of Washington Ethical Society, which is almost seventy years old, a Vibrant Humanistic Congregation in Washington, DC, gathered on Saturday to Kick-Off their largest-ever major Capital Stewardship Campaign. Tables were decorated and folks ready to serve a wonderful chicken and vegetable dinner. There was a variety of entertainment filled with music and a inspirational and humorous speakers. Hand addressed envelopes with personal invitations were sent to everyone and all who attended were greeted with a warm welcome and a place set just for them.

Campaign Consultant Glendon Smith said, An extended time of fellowship, an excellent meal, meaningful conversations, heart-felt testimonies, and a compelling challenge to put others first and to be a place of hope and peace all contributed to an inspiring evening. Following the evening those who attended could also be heard saying; What a great evening! Wonderful food, surroundings, words, music and fellowship!It was so great to be with our WES family tonight and to celebrate all that we have done and are doing in the life of our congregation; and The event was a huge success and marks an important event in the life of our congregation.

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Perry Saidman, Advanced Gifts Chairperson, led the early effort to encourage the committee to visit members and raise such an inspirational amount of pledges.

Perry Saidman, Advanced Gifts Chairperson, led the early effort to encourage the committee to visit members and raise such an inspirational amount of pledges.

Following the event, each of the remaining individuals and families within the society will be contacted for a personal visit. Perry Saidman and the Steering Committee announced, in a jovial way, what an inspirational amount that had already been pledged. Leadership of WES, representing a little over 16% of the congregation, have already pledged $962,000 which is over half of the mortgage debt that is presently owed.


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