Aurora District Friends of Scouting Breakfast 2/13

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The breakfast will feature the CEO of Brooks Sports, Jim Weber, and a presentation by Boy Scout Troop 72 on their award-winning Emergency Preparedness Program. 
·        Date:  February 13, 2013
·        Time: Doors open at 6:50 a.m.
·        Location:  Woodland Park Zoo
·        Cost:  Breakfast is free, but you will be asked to contribute.  You may have your contribution credit the goal of any unit you choose.  If you can’t attend, you may also contribute directly by sending a check directly to me or by clicking here (make sure you select the Aurora District, note any unit that you wish, and note that this is for the FOS breakfast event).
The annual “Friends of Scouting” contributions campaign enables the Chief Seattle Council to continue providing an outstanding program to more than 26,400 youth in Western Washington.  When you give a gift, you support:
·        Scouting programs in 5 counties for more than 26,000 youth;
·        Camping experiences for over 10,000 youth;
·        Basic and advanced training for youth and adults;
·        A professional staff to provide program and administrative support to over 9,000 Scout leaders;
·        Camperships for youth who need financial assistance for camp; and
·        Maintenance & operation of more than 1,400 acres of camp property. 
Our keynote speaker will be Jim Weber.  Jim joined Brooks Sports as president and CEO in April 2001.  With a passion for building brands and businesses, his professional repertoire includes such positions as chairman and CEO of Sims Sports, president of O’Brien International, vice president of The Coleman Company, and various roles with The Pillsbury Company.  Prior to joining Brooks, Weber was managing director of Piper Jaffray Seattle Investment Banking practice and also served on the Brooks Sports board of directors.  He currently serves on the Zumiez Inc. Board of Directors.  A lifelong runner and hockey player, Weber received a master’s of business administration degree with high distinction from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. 
I know first-hand the incredible value of Scouting programs.  As an Eagle Scout, father of an Eagle Scout, former Scoutmaster, and volunteer, I can tell you that Scouting does enormous good for these great young men.  I hope you will help. 

J. Thomas Ranken3228 43rd Avenue WestSeattle, WA 98199206.890.8387

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