Tucsonans who love their town and want to spread the word about its month-long August birthday celebration are invited to
attend an orientation from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 23, 2011 for Tucson's Birthday Ambassadors.
The meeting, to be held at the Martha Cooper Branch Library, 1377 North Catalina Ave., will feature a 20-minute capsule history of Tucson by historian Ken Scoville, donuts from the 75-year-old LeCave's Bakery and coffee from Ike’s.
Birthday Ambassadors attend their choice Tucson’s Birthday events to help promote all the other events in the Birthday month. They’re encouraged to text, Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, Yelp, photograph, videotape and blog about events they attend. They also serve as a street team to promote events to their friends and neighbors, and to encourage people to visit tucsonsbirthday.org for more information.
In 2010, more than 40 Ambassadors participated, some attending more than 20 events.
Besides enthusiasm for learning more about our city's history, cultural diversity and natural wonders, Ambassadors require a cell phone, an e-mail address, a computer and a comfortable relationship with their technology. An additional training session is available on blogging.
Reservations are required via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone interested in attending is urged to first familiarize themselves with the information available on the Tucson's Birthday website at http://www.tucsonsbirthday.org.
Tucson’s month-long birthday celebration was conceived in 2006 by Cele Peterson. The month celebrates the contributions of many cultures and interests, as well as the environmental features and institutions that have made Tucson a unique community.
Tucson's Birthday Planners is a 501(c)3 corporation, registered in the State of Arizona. Its Board members are President and Executive Director Linda Ray, Chairman Hon. Richard Elías, Secretary Dave Fisher and at-large members Hon. Regina Romero, Ray Davies, Lance Laber, Tom Prezelski, Art Pesqueira and Pete Hershberger.