Information about zoom gathering and registration
Mark and I are very pleased to announce the PTCI 20th Anniversary Community Celebration and Fundraiser that we will hold virtually on Sunday evening, December 13th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., EST.
Please plan to join us! It’s going to be a fun and inspiring 90 minutes together on our Zoom platform.
Our intention is to provide an online experience for our PTCI family to connect with one another and to show their support for PTCI as well. We envision an on-line 90-minute community event to include interactive conversations and sharing, a few pre-recorded video testimonials, and the culmination of a 2-week Silent Auction and Raffle.
Our anniversary of two decades of work and service is falling at an auspicious time. Surely it takes a lot of courage for us to meet the stresses and uncertainty swirling around us. And any hope for social transformation and healing has to be rooted in nurturing communities, just like PTCI has tried to be for 20 years. Each one of you has been an integral part of the 20 years of PTCI’s mission and service. We hope your experiences with PTCI have supported your continued growth and transformation. Mark and I have certainly appreciated all your intentional inner and outer work to bring about more peace and harmony in yourself and in the world.
PTCI 20th Anniversary Community Celebration and Fundraiser
Sunday evening, December 13th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., EST.
Get started early on our celebration with the Silent Auction, which begins on November 27. PTCI students and friends have donated a wide array of products and services to the fund-raising auction.
We have many items for the Silent Auction already in place, and you can have a look by clicking the link below. Bidding will open up on Friday morning, November 27 – a great way to start your post-Thanksgiving weekend time. Each item will have a minimum bid, and the Silent Auction software we are using provides an option so that you can receive – if you want – an email anytime someone has out-bid you on an item you are hoping to win. Bidding will remain open until 5 pm on Friday, December 11; and winners will be announced as part of the December 13 online community event via Zoom.
The Silent Auction is a fun way to share services and goods within the PTCI community, and also raise money for PTCI’s scholarship fund.
The Grand Prize for the 20th Anniversary Community Celebration goes to the winner of our Raffle: a Virginia Beach get-away and retreat.
If you are the winner, you’ll be able to book 4 days and 3 nights at our in-law suite at the Maple Street, Virginia Beach home. Many of you have experienced PTCI courses upstairs in our family home, located alongside the wetlands, just a short walk to the Chesapeake Bay beach. It’s also just short walk to the nature and biking trail that leads into First Landing State Park. This is the perfect spot for a retreat and/or to reconnect with energies and memories of PTCI courses in the Maple Street home. The downstairs in-law suite is where Mary Elizabeth and Mark stay when they come to Virginia Beach. Your hosts will be Michael and Christine Thurston.
The drawing will be held as part of the December 13 community gathering via Zoom. (You do not have to be online at the time of the drawing in order to be declared the winner.) $20 per raffle ticket or 7 tickets for $100. Proceeds from the raffle support the PTCI scholarship fund.
Throughout our 20 years as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organizations, our work has been largely supported by contributions and grants. We continue to be able to provide partial and full scholarships to people who could not otherwise have taken part in our courses and programs – all because of the generosity of our donors. We are committed to sharing PTCI concepts and practices with anyone who has a genuine interest in personal growth and transformation, and we do not turn people away because of their financial status.
There are many ways that you can be a PTCI donor. The first is not even financial – as you give your sincere energy and time to do your own personal, spiritual work. In so doing, you are making an invaluable contribution to the mission of PTCI. And sharing your PTCI experiences with other people, linking new people to our work, is a vital contribution as well.
The money aspect of PTCI’s existence is also important. For the financial health of the organization, we depend on two sources: tuition fees and donations. If you have benefited from PTCI programs and if you are able financially to help us continue this work, please consider making a contribution