Wednesday, April 13, 2011

EVENT: My Very Own Book’s 2nd Annual Dinner--- Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

We are excited to have Tim Tingle, award winning children’s book author and Choctaw storyteller, as our keynote speaker at our annual dinner on May 14th

His first children’s book, Crossing Bok Chittowon over 20 state and national awards and was on the ALSC Notable Books for Children list.  His most recent children’s book, Saltypiewas just chosen as one of only 25 International Reading Association Notable Books for a Global Society.

In addition to the opportunity to hear from a great speaker, your members who attend will help us raise funds to support our shared goal of literacy enrichment.  Our non-profit runs reading incentive programs in elementary schools in low-income neighborhoods in Plano, Dallas, and Richardson ISDs.  Since we began in August of 2009, our students have earned 8,190 new books of their choice as rewards for reading outside of school hours.

Please note that the event begins with mingling and a silent auction, and then the doors to the dining room are opened for everyone to enter at once.  Therefore, if several members of your group decide to attend it will be easy to sit at a table together.   

Thank you for any assistance in spreading the word about our event.

Kelley Van Auken
Executive Director, My Very Own Book

61% of low-income families have no children’s books in their homes.  Help us change this statistic by attending:

My Very Own Book’s 2nd Annual Dinner:

Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

The Eisemann Center
2351 Performance Drive  Richardson, TX

Join us for a sit-down dinner, silent auction, and address by keynote speaker

Tim Tingle
Award winning children’s book author and Choctaw storyteller

Guest Individual:   $50 per ticket
Bronze Sponsor:   $250 (comes w/2 tickets)
Silver Sponsor:   $500 (comes w/2 tickets)
Gold Sponsor:   $1,000 (comes w/4 tickets)
(You can become a Sponsor at any time before the event.  See our website for Sponsor benefits.)

All guests will be entered into a free drawing for a $100 SpaFinder gift card.

Check out our attached invitation and website for more information, such as exciting silent auction items.

To RSVP, please go to

A Special Thank You To:
Cinemark USA
Ashley & Jack Ternan
Chamonix II Dallas, Ltd.
Robb Blanchette and Bob Shimmin
BP Sales, Inc.
Bob & Jane Jensen, in memoriam
Miller Consulting Services
Ryan Design International

Questions:  Call Kelley Van Auken at 214-280-2575.
My Very Own Book is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Donations are tax-deductible.

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