Good news/Bad news

BIG news, y’all — in the good and (only tiny bit) bad department!

First the good news: I’ve been selected as a Top 5 Finalist for Volunteer of the Year, Southern (Sweet Tea) Division in the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards, from a pool of 2,400 nominations for my work on this blog. The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. (And yes, you are right: “Stay Classy, San Diego!” was Will Ferrell/Ron Burgundy’s snappy sign-off in Anchorman.) In 2011, nearly 2,000 organizations and volunteers were nominated for a CLASSY Award, and their collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 200,000,000 people in 71 countries worldwide. So that means I’m in very good/intimidating company!

The bad news? I’m obviously going to badger you to vote for me (hence this post) … but the GOOD news is, you only have to vote ONCE. If I’ve already badgered you on facebook, twitter, etc. I apologize profusely .. but this is a really big deal for Heifer and therefore, for all my beautiful Heifer peeps … so I gotta beg you to vote for me by July 26 (that’s this Thursday).

One of my beautiful Heifer peeps.

Click here to get to the site and follow the big, wonking (but actually simple) explanation below of how to vote (most important step is the FINAL one to log in to Facebook):

Thank you a million times over … I really appreciate your vote!!
*If you don’t have a Facebook account, click on the option to open a StayClassy account and use that!

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24 thoughts on “Good news/Bad news

  1. Ha, I am proud to vote for you Betty. On the way over now.

    And, congrats you deserve the recognition.

  2. Earth Ocean Sky Redux

    Thrilled for you and you are so deserving of this award. But I got such a belly laugh when finding your Classy Award listing with your name but a photo of a woman from Peru. My, these journeys have aged you!! 🙂

    I’m going to vote NOW. XO

  3. EOSR — Yeah, one of my friends said to Larry “This is such great news for Betty, but that’s really not a very good picture of her.” Hilarious!!

  4. I voted, Betty, but never got the prompt to use FB account or open Classy Awards account; the vote was submitted but does that mean it is also tallied?

    • Thanks, Meredith!! If you didn’t get the Thank You for voting sign, it might not have gone through. If you have a Facebook account, you can always look for my name and then vote through the links on that… but I don’t want to make this too annoying. Let me know how it goes!!

  5. Gladly! Now let me find it. You are so popular and classy, but I knew that already ;))!!!

  6. Just voted!!! (it didn’t direct me to Facebook or Classy Awards account but did confirm that vote was submitted so hope it went through… if not, let us know and we’ll redo it, no problem).

    • Hi Letizia .. well of course, now that I went to tell people they had to log in thru facebook, it appears not to be requiring that anymore. OH WELL …I’m just turning it over to the universe (and judges ( : )

  7. etexbill

    Will do. Luv your blog.

  8. I have good news and bad news.

    The good news is that I voted for you.

    The bad news is that I really could only vote once.

    Good luck kiddo.

  9. LOVE that, Sybil … you rock!

  10. Oh how I wish I could have voted for you again and again and….!

  11. I’ve already voted, but I sure hope you win!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Anonymous

    Already done – your husband beat you to the nominations – so hope you win!

  13. To be selected as one of the top five out of 2400 nominees is incredible Betty. Congratulations!
    Wow I’m so proud of you – you really deserve the award!
    btw voting was very easy ..

    • I am so honored to be nominated and a regional finalist! Seriously, even though I hardly feel worthy, and the other nominees are such wonderful people — I’m really hoping to get in the finals so Heifer is represented in that group — they so deserve it!!

  14. Happy to support you Betty! Your work as a volunteer is commendable and inspiring!

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