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Spark Up Some Holiday Cheer

we've gone too far

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Happy Holidays Dear Friends of Spark Club. We have been invited by Dallas Social Venture Partners (DSVP) to attend a holiday party at Reunion Tower. RSVP Today. Per DSVP’s message,
Partners, Friends & Investees are invited to come celebrate the season with Dallas Social Venture Partners.  We will enjoy food, fun and friends as we look back on 2010 and 10 years of social impact in the Dallas community.  Wolfgang Puck will cater appetizers and we’ll share a Holiday Toast at 6:30pm. Please carpool or take DART.  Parking is $10 valet at the base of Reunion Tower or $6 in nearby lots.
There will also be a Socially Conscious Marketplace ala bigBang
As seen at the bigBANG! conference earlier this year, DSVP will feature a Socially Conscious Market Place for all of your holiday giving.  The market place will feature products of nonprofit ventures that fund the mission AND socially minded businesses who are measuring a double/triple bottom line.
So, If you know of a business / startup that might be a good fit for this crowd, please email Sarah Jane at sarahjanesemrad@gmail.com. There are 2 slots left and we want them to go to Spark Clubbers if possible.  More info here: http://bigbangtx.org/save-the-date-dec-9-holiday-party-and-alt-gift-market/
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RSVP for SparkClub 360

Reunion Tower as viewed from the parking garag...

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Happy New Year!

RSVP now for the next meeting on January 21, 2010 at Reunion Tower from 7:00 – 9:30.

The meeting is our third networking event for those interested in social innovation and entrepreneurship. The group forming is a great mix of artists, social entrepreneurs, and individuals interested in learning how to create positive change in our community through socially minded businesses, innovative nonprofits and cutting edge technology.

At this meeting we will have two speakers,  Sarah Jane Semrad and Craig Keaton.

Sarah Jane Semrad co-founder La Reunion Texas

Sarah Jane Semrad of La Reunion Texas

Sarah Jane Semrad

…is a social entrepreneur who sits at the confluence of art and community impact with a long list of entrepreneurial activities including IR Gallery, Art Conspiracy, and Pigeon-Stone Project to name a few.  In 2006, Semrad co-founded La Reunion TX, a non-profit org committed to creating an artist in residency program on 35 acres in Oak Cliff.   The mission has inspired a volunteer empire and collaborative conduit that is transforming our community through art and space. Sarah Jane and her husband – musician Paul Semrad – live in Oak Cliff with their two children. Semrad holds a BA in chemistry from the University of Dallas.

Craig Keaton

Craig Keaton founder The Movement

The Movement Founder Craig Keaton

…is a cutting-edge fitness and wellness strategist and co-founder of  The Movement Dallas. Inspired by a holistic approach to moving, eating, thinking and living his aim is to radically transform his clients’ lives. The Movement Dallas is making headlines with their organic co-op and recess classes.  Craig has studied in the fields of Biochemistry and Exercise Physiology, and holds a certificate in Corrective Exercise and Nutrition/Lifestyle Coaching with the world-renowned C.H.E.K. Institute. Most recently, Craig completed a 3-year hands-on education program devoted to pain relief and performance enhancement with Dr. Eric Cobb, the founder of Z-Health Performance Solutions.

Both speakers will present their business modes inspired by the 360 views in the tower.  Sarah Jane will speak about art, the community and the comprehensive approach of her nonprofit; Keaton will talk about health, community and the strategy behind his for-profit business.  Both are socially innovative and both are achieving positive impact.

Along with the speakers we will continue our speed networking activity and this time we plan to weave in conversation centers. If you’re interested in exploring a topic deeper, then let us know what’s on your mind.  There is a survey on the registration site where you can tell us what you are interested in and if you desire to lead the conversation. And of course we will have snacks and wine for you. We will be taking donations at the door to help cover costs.  It is a “pay what you can” policy, so no pressure.  However, we certainly appreciate any offerings.

Can’t wait to see you there.

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Jan 21 – Marble of Goodness – Be THERE!

The lanterns have served as our guide; the traveling symbol for the Spark Club gatherings.  And, on January 21, we’ll gather inside Dallas’ own special lantern, Reunion Tower (A.K.A. the Marble of Goodness).  Yes, Spark Club is ready for prime time and we’re stepping out in 2010.  We’ve planned the next four gatherings and if social impact is your “thang”, then you’re in for a treat!

Reunion Tower

Reunion Tower by Band!to on Flickr

Join us for the first 2010 Spark Club at Reunion Tower, 7pm-9:30pm.

To kick off the New Year, we invite all do-gooder’s with business and nonprofit innovations from ALL around Texas to come see what we are about.  We’re anxious to share what we know and meet other social entrepreneurs and like minded individuals from around the state.

We are finalizing our speakers, but trust that we have tapped some bad-asses who will inspire us all.  So book it and get yourself on over to the Marble of Goodness.  It’s on the train …Union Station stop.  How cool would it be to have more than 50% of us to come by train!  Who’s in?

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