Nebraska’s Daughter HIKE Coordinator, Rachel Radloff, has been hard at work this year. Her motivation likely comes because she is a HIKE recipient who received her first hearing aids with assistance from a HIKE grant when she was in Kindergarten. She is now 13 years old and serves as Guide in Bethel #1, Papillion.
Rachel has coordinated with Omaha’s children’s theater to have a HIKE display at all of their performances that are translated into ASL throughout the season. Her Job’s Daughter sisters also serve as ushers for these performances, and the theater has permitted Rachel to do a curtain speech about HIKE and Job’s Daughters before the shows start. Job’s Daughters is given presence at 9 different shows throughout the year, in front of an audience of 900 people each time. Rachel is very excited and invites others to usher with her; she needs about 5-8 volunteers once a month.
She has organized two fundraising activities this fall that center on giving back to the community – a Halloween HIKE Party and a “HIKE on Ice” skating carnival. A local ice rink has donated an evening worth of time for the event. It will feature “cosmic” skating — black lights and glow-in-the-dark fun. Job’s Daughters will have off-ice games for people to participate in, and Rachel’s figure skating club will provide coaches and skating helpers for people on the ice, so that everyone from newbies to experienced skaters can join in the fun. Rachel has received several donations for door prizes, and the Omaha Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter has made it an official event for their members to attend. Rachel has also secured a TV interview her before the “HIKE on Ice” event. Through her audiologist at Boystown Hospital, their public relations director wants to coordinate to pitch her story as a feature to all the different media in town.
Way to go, Rachel, for your creative and amazing ways you are promoting HIKE for fundraising this year!
Bethel #49 Decatur, Illinois, Job’s Daughters International officials say a Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund award was presented to the child on October 2. The award will be used to purchase a device to help with hearing and communication, especially in sports and classroom settings.
Lincoln Truman HIKE at beautiful Camp MoVal in Union, MO. Illinois and Missouri Jobie raised over $3,800 for HIKE on a beautiful day!
Grand Rapids, MI – From Australia to Alberta, Maryland and Manitoba, a new year has begun. This is HIKE’s 32nd year and we know it will be exceptional!
Last year was our best year ever and this year our goal is $200,000 in donations!! It’s going to take everyone doing their part from the Bethel to the Supreme level. The 2016-2017 CHALLENGE is for each Job’s Daughter to raise or contribute at least $32!
At the SGC Installation, our Board President Donna Goede presented the new Supreme Team with a Gregory statue. Gregory was the first recipient of a HIKE award in 1985, and the statue reminds us of the over 2,500 kids that have been helped by HIKE.
In addition to the statue, a complete pin set was also given to the Supreme Team to promote HIKE while they travel this year. Sales of the pin have been excellent thus far, likely due to featuring Dad Tim’s service dog, Jerry. What a tribute!
Order a complete pin set today! The pin is $3 andthe 5 charms are $25 each, for a total of $128.
We look forward to featuring jurisdictions and individuals who are doing amazing things to promote and fundraise for HIKE this year. Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Congratulations to our 2016 HIKE award winners! 15 dynamic young women from 9 jurisdictions raised over $26,000 this year!! Jeannie Link-Johnson and John Coulter were awarded the HIKE Adult Volunteer Award.
1. Caty K – KS
2. Elizabeth R – WI
3. Misha C – VA
4. Cecelia B – KS
5. Andi C – PA
6. Meckenzie Y – MO
7. Abby T – OH
8. Brooklyn C – MO
9. Lilly F – MO
10. Cassie V – OH
11. Lily L – KS
12. Lexi V – OH
13. Naomi H – MD
14. Hailey D – IL
15. Zoe C – MI
Tuesday, July 26 – The HIKE Board will host a State Coordinator’s meeting at the Amway Grand Plaza at 1:30 PM in the Ottawa Room. Topics to be discussed include growing excitement for HIKE, planning a fundraising event, and organizing a HIKE presentation. Representatives from all jurisdictions are invited to attend, if your coordinator is not able.
The HIKE Fund, Inc. will be onsite and ready for action at this year’s 2016 Supreme Session of Job’s Daughters International. We are ready to meet with coordinators from across the nation and to dance it up on Tuesday night! This year is HIKE’s 32nd year!
Don’t miss out on cool new apparel and other goodies at the HIKE Sales table.
- Monday, July 25, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Board Meeting
- Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Board Meeting
1:30 p.m. Coordinators Meeting
7:00 p.m. HIKE Event
Locations for meetings and event will be listed in the Session booklet. Thank you for supporting the HIKE Fund!
Quinn Bastian, a recent HIKE recipient in South Dakota, is among the first in the region to receive a Cochlear Implant for hearing loss on one side. KSFY shares his story – click on the photo below.
Let your feet do the talking!
HIKE is selling limited-edition socks between April 18–May 1. The proceeds will help us reach our goal of raising $500 by Supreme Session 2016.
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You can help us achieve this milestone by:
–Sharing this post on your bethel, jurisidictional, or personal facebook pages.
–Talking about the fundraiser during your next Bethel or other Masonic meeting.
–Offering a pair of socks to the next Job’s Daughter who passes her proficiency or signs a petition.
–Buying socks for your officers, installation team, or Jobie friends.
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For more information, please contact Tiffany by email