a message from the prez Happy December!
Hello survivors, friends and families; Portland Burn Survivors Inc. is in the process of making an anthology. Pictures, paintings, jewelry, short stories, poetry and photography from burn survivors their friends and family. From the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom. Twenty five artists; it's fun and wildly diverse. It will be finished early next year.
Our publisher is Virtual Book Worm; It will be available in Kindle format as well as soft cover book. It will be for sale on Amazon. Everyone that participated will get a free book and Kindle, if it makes money, coolio, we can definately use it; but self Published books usually don't make anyone rich. (I self published gimp in '08.) However, press when the book is ready for sale will be pure silliness. Doing press by yourself can be nerve wracking and or boring - but doing press with a pack of pals is a party.
Ho Ho Ho The Holidays are here and we started them off with the Alberta Rose Theater, White Album Christmas Saturday the 7th.
Most of my free time in November was spent on The PBS Anthology (for which we still need a title, feel free to suggest.) It was super fun, a bit like herding cats at times but I really loved the process and learned a lot. Thank You all so much! I'm so happy and fortunate for everyone who participated. You did a great job.
August: Went to the last Trek in the Park, 'The Trouble with Tribbles' / super fun & sad that their 5 year mission is over.
December was filled with holiday cheer. Eight of us went to 'A Circus Carol' a retelling of A Christmas Carol, done with singers, jugglers and acrobats. Rob, Alisa, Tanya and Dallas took the Oaks Park Polar Express.
Happy November / Benita and Alisa are back from New Orleans, it was a fun trip, we packed a lot into the week / graveyard ghostie trolly tour, the New Orleands Museum of Art, a ferry ride across the Mississippi, the New Orleans Fringe Festival and live jazz, blues & good food everywhere. Looking forward to the holidays here in Portland xoxo
September 2012 - had a few near misses but never did get a grant, still we gained a lot of knowledge about blabbity blab and I think we'll have better luck this coming year; yes it's the New Year for PBS, our fiscal year starts September 1st
However we did make a few didgets fundraising and had some generous donations (Total for the fiscal year $6430, details on Finance page,) so PBS was able to send four burn survivors to the World Burn Congress. (Milwaukee Wisconsin, September 12 - 15.) facebook Fotos Here The rest of our cash was spent on Grants and operating expenses.
Sunday, August 26th was the last Trek in the Park: Journey To Babel for the season - it's an episode from the 1960's Star Trek series done like a play in Cathedral Park, St John's. It was so nice (the 5th) we're doing it twice / It's free and starts at 5 pm, a few of us are going early, having a picnic and saving some land near the front. Come join us!
Last year was silly fun but the old park was overflowing, Cathedral Park is a nice amphitheater.
Bud died peacefully in his sleep this year. RIP Arthur 'Bud' Wicks, a good friend, loving and sweet, you are missed.
Brad K and Alisa C went to the Canadian Burn Conference in Calgary June 2012 / met some great new friends, wrote about it in Oregon Live
June fundraiser at the Gemini Lounge. Fun music good food and a raffle that made a few bucks.
PBS had a Nite Out, super silly fun / we had firemen and storm troopers / silent auction and raffel made a grand and change
Burn Survivors require real support; financial, physical, educational and emotional. It's necessary to heal and allow for future reconstructive surgeries. It's time consuming and can be overwhelming. Everyone is different, please let us know who you are and what we can do for you.
loveu ~ PBSurvivors