Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Commissioners Event and Golf Classic 2014

 It was a busy and exciting weekend at Methodist Children’s Home on Oct. 17-18. On Friday afternoon supporters teed off for our second annual MCH Golf Classic fundraiser. Then Friday evening, commissioners arrived on the Waco campus for dinner and the Homecoming football game followed by Saturday educational sessions and a luncheon. Commissioners are MCH partners from churches in Texas and New Mexico who advocate for MCH in their communities.

Nineteen teams competed in the MCH Golf Classic. The four-man scramble tournament began with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Twin Rivers Golf Club in Waco. The team of Chris Goss, Todd Glaseman, Jaime McCoy and Josh Ludy won the tournament and received trophies and golf bags as their first place prize. Other prizes included gift cards for area restaurants, golf clubs and gear, and special items handmade by MCH students in the agricultural sciences program. Players learned more about MCH through signs displaying facts about the ministry placed at several tee boxes on the course.

A special thanks to our silver sponsor Insurors of Texas; bronze sponsors Northwest Optimist Club, John W. Erwin General Contractors, Patillo, Brown & Hill, and Naman Howell Smith & Lee;  and Integ who sponsored the banners and hole signs for the tournament. Food and beverages were provided by Rudy’s BBQ, Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-a.

The Heart of the Matter
Friday evening kicked off the two-day annual Commissioners event. The theme this year was getting back to “The Heart of the Matter.”

Forty-nine commissioners gathered at the pavilion in Heritage Park on the Waco campus for a presentation and dinner to learn about how they can help support the ministry. Commissioners heard from MCH alum Jimmy Hammond who announced the donation of the lights at the football field. After the dinner, commissioners joined other MCH Bulldog fans in the stands to enjoy the Homecoming football game versus Wylie Prep.

“Friday night proved to be a great way for our commissioners to experience our ministry in action,” said Lyle Mason, director of benefactor relations.

Saturday morning, commissioners returned to campus for a morning of educational sessions from MCH leadership. The speakers presented updates on how lives are changing through MCH Family Outreach and residential services programs.  The new logo was also introduced and, as Mason explained, “reminded us that ultimate transformation comes with the cross at the center.” To conclude the event, commissioners and staff attended a luncheon at Johnson Student Center where MCH President Tim Brown gave an informative speech about an emerging method in childcare used at Methodist Children’s Home through our partnership with Texas Christian University’s Institute of Child Development called Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). TBRI is an intervention model of care for a wide range of childhood behavioral problems designed for children who have experienced relationship-based trauma.

“We wanted to make sure our commissioners walked away knowing how much we appreciate their friendship and advocacy,” Mason said. “And, we hope they left feeling connected, equipped and enthused to share the MCH story with those in their community.”

Click here for a photo gallery of the MCH Golf Classic 2014.
Click here for a photo gallery of Commissioners 2014. 

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