Virtual Gala: Program of Events
It’s been a tough year – come CELEBRATE and support the resilience of RECLAIM’s communities! Our first-ever interactive virtual Celebrate the Love event features an expanded silent auction, virtual activity rooms, entertainment, plenty of opportunities to socialize, and a lineup of speakers designed to inspire and heal.
Guests are not required or obligated to attend all parts of the program. We've designed this event as a menu of programming so you can choose what interests you and what fits into your day.
General tips for getting the most out of Celebrate the Love:
- Make sure you're running Zoom 5.3 or later.
- Check out Zoom's new features around selecting your breakout rooms.
- Consider having two devices available: one to join the Zoom and one to watch the program. We recommend joining Zoom via computer instead of mobile device.
- If you only have a mobile device available, we recommend attending activity rooms as normal from 10:45-11:20, then watching the program live at 11:30 on our website. After it ends, join your Zoom breakout room to spend time with your table. Most mobile devices are not able to run a Zoom call and watch the live video simultaneously.
- Want to be extra prepped? Go ahead and print your CTL coloring page!
- Have you checked out our silent auction yet? Get your bids in now! It will close at 1pm on Saturday, February 27th.
- Need a transcript of the program? You can access it here.
During the event you may call our hotline to get assistance from RECLAIM staff, including tech help and making silent auction bids via phone.
CTL Hotline: 612-235-6743 ext 2 (dial right away)
ORDER OF EVENTS
- 10:45 to 11:20 Virtual activity rooms - Choose from a variety of activities, games, entertainment, and social spaces while making your bids in the silent auction
- 11:30 to 12:00 Program - Watch the program live-streamed here on event website and share space at your virtual table in a Zoom breakout room
- 12:05 to 12:30 Post-program social time and leadership lounge - We’ll keep the virtual tables open and also hold an informal Q&A of staff and board leadership in the main Zoom room
10:45-11:20 - Activity Rooms
Click on the picture of the activity room below that you'd like to join and it will take you to the Zoom link!
Grab some crayons and color with us! This is a chill room to listen to music, color, and chat with RECLAIM friends.
Classic bingo playing for PRIZES! Play for a RECLAIM fanny pack, books from Red Balloon Bookshop, and more.
Hear from RECLAIM founder Janet Bystrom about how the organization came to be.
Join Ollie Schminkey for a musical performance! Ollie Schminkey is a non-binary transgender poet/musician/artist from St. Paul, MN.
Get your jazzercise on! We'll be moving and dancing together in this room. No pressure, just fun!
Ok trivia buffs, here's your moment. Test your knowledge, learn, and win prizes!
Listen to storytellers share around the theme RECLAIMing Togetherness - and maybe even share your story!
11:30 - 12:00 Livestreamed Program and Virtual Tables
Hop on into the program Zoom room where you'll be sorted to your Table via breakout rooms! You cannot join this room until 11:20 - please go to an activity room instead (above). At 11:30, the program will begin. Chat with your table via the chat on Zoom while watching the live program on our website at www.reclaim.care/ctl.
First: To join the Zoom room and join your table, click here! (only at 11:20 - go to activity room above instead if it's before 11:20)
Second: To find the link to the live streamed program, click here.
*We recommend joining the Zoom room on a computer and playing the program either on a different tab or on a mobile device.
*If you only have a mobile device available, we recommend watching the program live on our website and then after it ends joining your Zoom breakout room to spend time with your table, as most mobile devices are not able to run a Zoom call and watch the live video simultaneously.
*While you're in your breakout room and the program is showing, mute your mic to avoid sound interference.
ORDER OF EVENTS
11:30 Broadcast Program (view at www.reclaim.care/ctl)
Musical Intro: "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood performed by Harley Wood (he/him) and George Maurer (he/him)
Introduction: Quinn Villagomez AKA Shimmer (she/her)
Leadership Introduction: Marcus Waterbury (he/him), RECLAIM Board of Directors; Caitlin Baldwin (she/her), RECLAIM Clinical Director
"RECLAIMing Togetherness": How is our community RECLAIMing Togetherness?
Personal Narrative: Leisha Suggs (they/them), RECLAIM therapist. ASL interpretation by Hercules Goss-Kuehn (they/them).
Spoken Word Performance: Brittany Delaney (she/her), spoken word artist
Supporting RECLAIM: Maggie Druschel (they/them), Project CLEAR manager, RECLAIM therapist
Appreciation for Maryrose Dolezal: Presented by Marcus Waterbury (he/him), joined by Maryrose Dolezal (she/her), former RECLAIM co-executive director and development director.
Musical Performance: "Happy Together" by Alan Gordon and Gary Bonner performed by Leslie Vincent (she/her) and joined by RECLAIM community. ASL interpretation by Hercules Goss-Kuehn (they/them).
When the program has ended, we invite you to spend time with your breakout room or to join us in the Main Zoom Room for an informal meet and greet with RECLAIM leadership.
12:05 - 12:30 Table Social Time and Leadership Lounge
After watching the pre-recorded program with your table, we invite you to head over to the Leadership Lounge in the main Zoom room, where RECLAIM leadership will be hanging out to meet and greet and to answer all of your questions.
If you'd like, you can also hang out with your table in your Zoom breakout room, and get your last bids in to the silent auction!
Thank you to our sponsors!
|GOLD||Morgan Stanley - Marcus Waterbury||John Sullivan||First Equity Mortgage||Christopher Hermann Productions||NoPlaceLikeHome Team - RE/MAX Results||Minnesota Public Radio|
|SILVER||ROYA llc||Thrivent Financial||Xcel Energy||Sarah Hart, PhD|
|BRONZE||HealthPartners||JustUs Health||Megan O'Leary||Meyer Consulting||BWK Rogers PC||Eureka Compass Vegan Food||RARE Productions|
Thank you to our Table Hosts!
|Allianz Life||LeeAnn Bera||Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota||Doris and Gary Braley||Judy Branham and Friends|
|Bystrom Micek Family||CB Baga||Faith United Methodist Church||Jacqueline and Alexis Kantor||Anna Kruchowski|
|Peg Mahon and Family||Marsh & McLennan Agency||Melissa Martinez-Sones and Family||Maureen Phillips and Jay Horan||National Center for Gender Spectrum Health|
|ROYA llc||Schultz, Hedenstrom, Cherin, and Flisrand Family||CSJ - Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet||Megan Tardiff / Nourishing Connections||Unity Minneapolis - Catherine Grotenhuis|
|Marcus Waterbury / Morgan Stanley||Denise Windenberg and Friends||Kate Curley / HealthPartners|