2014 MAY 16 January

January
Volume No. 18 Issue No. 1
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-NY/Mohawk Valley
MAY 16
THE RIDE2014
www.therideformissingchildren.com
First Year
Rider
Meeting from
6:15 - 6:45
7:00 PM Welcome 2014
Riders and Volunteers
• Star Spangled Banner -Sung by The Sauquoit Valley High School &
directed by Ryan Decker
• Registration Update - John Nabors
• Sponsor Recognition - Jim White and Steve Tibbits
• 2013 Accomplishments - Kate Alcott and Wendy Fical
• Ride Announcements and Information - Tony Artessa
• Guest Speaker Lou Bivona - Chairman of NCMEC/NY Advisory Board and founder
of the NCMEC/NY regional office. Lou will be speaking about NCMEC’s
establishment 30 years ago and announcing plans to recognize the 30th year
Anniversary of NCMEC/NY and play a PSA from his close Friend John Walsh
especially recorded for The Ride for Missing Children CNY
• Closing Remarks - Dick Jordan
January Meeting Agenda
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CORPORATE BENEFACTOR
Luminary
First Source Federal Credit Union
Patron
Carbone Auto Group
Fastrac Market
Upstate HomeCare
Valentino's Banquet Hall
Gold
Birnie Bus Service
ConMed Corporation
Di Highway Sign & Structure Corp.
Dick Sonne's Cycle
NYSCOPBA
Romanelli Advertising
Sponsor
Adonis Avanti Transportation Service
College Calendar Company
Costello, Sr. - Allen Eye Associates
CoughlinGiambrone
Clinton Tractor & Implement Co.
Daniele's Banquet Facility
Faxton - St Luke's Healthcare
Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy Insurance
Holiday Inn
Human Technologies, Inc.
Happy Greetings Riders and
Volunteers: Ed Suk
It’s hard to believe another year has
come to a close and as we look back
on the triumphs and challenges of
2013 we are already diligently making
preparations for the Ride for Missing
Children 2014. What a year it was…
from January through December 2013
our Mohawk Valley office provided over
200 safety education programs serving
over 30,000 children and adults and
distributed 531,799 targeted posters,
successfully recovering 439 missing
children. This brings our total number
of missing children recovered to date…
to an amazing 6,022. I can think of no
better way to celebrate the spirit of the
recent holiday season than to
acknowledge that these 439 children
are now safely home thanks to you for
making this possible through your
support and efforts this past year. And
we must always remember that our
work is not done, there are countless
other children far less fortunate that
were not home for the holidays and are
still missing as we enter a New Year.
For those children we pray and we
pledge: We will always be there to
continue this fight to protect our kids…
and we will always be true to our
goals…we will never stop looking for
your missing child, we will never give
up hope for your missing child and we
will stay vigilant in our efforts to do
everything we can to make our
children safer, one child at a time….
2014 is a special year for us. We are
recognizing the 30th anniversary of
NCMEC as a national organization and
also the 30th anniversary of our New
York Regional office. We started as an
Adam Walsh Resource Center in 1984
and became a branch of NCMEC in
1990. We have many special activities
and events planned to honor our
children, parents, volunteers and
supporters this year. Stay tuned and
please help us spread the word about
this milestone anniversary.
On behalf of the staff and board of
NCMEC/NY, and the Leadership Team
of the Ride for Missing Children CNY I
want to express our deepest
appreciation for all that you do to
support our efforts. We could never
hope to accomplish any of our goals
without the love, support, energy and
efforts of each and every one of you.
The time you share with us comes at a
price…and we thank you and your
families as well, for letting us have so
much of your time away to help us in
protecting kids. We appreciate you so
very much now and throughout the
year….. With Gratitude and Hope we
wish you a Happy New Year!
Indium Corporation
JPJ Communications
Mele Family Fund
Mohawk Limited Luxury Restrooms
National Grid
New Hartford Shopping Center
New York State United Teachers
Otsego Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Paragon Athletic Club
Remington Arms
Rio Grande Tex-Mex Grill
Rural Metro
Speedy Awards & Engraving
Sulllivan Contracting
T. C. Peters Printing, Inc.
Trainor Associates
Walgreens
Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Volunteers:
Welcome all of the volunteers for the
2014 Ride For Missing Children! We
would like to introduce ourselves as
the 2014 Volunteer Coordinators. Judy
Palmieri and Janice Lutz will share the
volunteer responsibilities. Judy will
coordinate the volunteer registration
process and Janice will coordinate the
volunteer activities the day of the Ride.
Volunteers are an integral part of the
Ride. Because of the hard work of all
the volunteers the Ride has been a
success year after year.
Volunteers can register and complete
an application online by going to
therideformissingchildren.com. There
have been a few problems with the
online application. Make sure that you
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receive a message back that your
application has been received.
There will be a volunteer meeting
announced at a later date. You may
contact us at any time prior to the
meeting at [email protected]
children.com. Put "volunteer" in the
subject line of your email.
We hope to see you at the monthly
Ride For Missing Children meetings
beginning in January.
Fundraising with Active.com: Dave Kubera
Active.com allows you to easily set up your own personal web page for The Ride. Once your
web page is set up, friends and family can make online donations with a credit card to help
you with your fundraising commitment. In order to set up your own donation page you
MUST start from the main donation page (http://www.active.com/donate/RFMCCNY2014).
Do NOT create your own page using any other method or this will cause problems. From
the main page, just click on "Become a Fundraiser" and you are on your way!
You should have received detailed documents on setting up your page, but if you need
another copy just go to therideformissingchildren.com , click on "Riders" link at the top of
the page, then click on "Document Center", there you will find 2 documents that will detail the
process of setting up your page:
·
2014 Active.com Fundraising Quick Start Guide PDF
·
2014 Active.com Become A Fundraiser Guide PDF
Please verify that your donation page starts with "http://www.active.com/donate/
RFMCCNY2014", this ensures that you set your page up correctly.
If you have any problems related to your active.com account that you cannot resolve
through the active.com web site, such as forgotten usernames, passwords, or want to
change any information like updating your name on your account, you can contact Active
directly at:
Phone: 1-877-228-4881
Fax: 1-858-964-3978
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7am to 5pm Pacific Standard Time
Here are some common questions and answers about using Active.com:
Contributors
Chobani Greek Yogurt
Meyda Ligh5ng
NYS Correc5ons Emerald Society -­‐ Mid-­‐State Chapter
Northland Communica5ons
Paradigm Consul5ng, Inc.
Piggy Pat's BBQ
Teal's Express
The Herkimer County and Oneida County Presidents' Councils of NYSUT's U5ca Regional Office
Tony's Pizzeria
Q: How much does active charge?
A: For each donation that is made, active will charge $1 PLUS 6.5% of the donation amount.
So a donation of $10 would result in $8.35 and a donation of $100 would result in $92.50.
You will receive credit on the full amount donated towards your fundraising obligation, but if
you can get a check instead of an active donation that would be preferred!
Q: Can I just reset my web page from last year?
A: No, every year you need to set up a new page starting from the main donation page.
U5ca Mack Truck, Inc.
U5ca Truck Sales, Inc.
Whims-­‐n-­‐Doodles
Village Floral
Q: Is there still time for me to set up an active.com donation page for this year's ride?
A: Absolutely!! You can create a new donation page up till the day of The Ride.....but why
not do it today!
Q: How many people use active?
A: In 2013, 136 riders created an active.com donation page.
If you have any problems or questions, please contact me at [email protected]
Introduction of the 2014 RfMC
Leadership Team:
Mohawk Valley National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children
LEADERSHIP TEAM
Kate
Alcott
Tony
Artessa
Wendy
Fical
Dick
Jordan
John
Nabors
Finance &
Donations
Rider &
Volunteer
Meetings
Education
Pace
Shepard
Registration
School
Rest Stops
& Ride
Bys
Ceremonies
Route
Planning
Center
Operations
New
Riders
Provisions
Pre Ride
Operations
Law
Enforcement
Corporate
Sponsors
Families
Designated
Information
Tech
Rider
Safety
Apparel
Sales
Ride Day
Operations
Jim
White
Liaison
Post Ride
Dinner
Volunteers
Jim
Simpson
Dept. of
Corrections
Liaison
Jerseys,
Pins, Rider
&
Volunteer
Bags
Communications
& Media
& Escort
Riders
EMT
Coordination
Transportation
KWA 10-13
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We are happy to introduce our 2014 Leadership
Team and show you the areas they are responsible
for. The Team is excited about the year ahead and
assisting YOU in making our children safe… one
child at a time!
MEETING
D A T E S
In 1995
VALENTINO’S BANQUET HALL
02/10/2014
3899 Oneida Street,
Washington Mills, NY
315-737-9506
03/10/2014
04/07/2014
05/05/2014
a group of 7 men rode their bicycles from Utica, New York to Washington, D.C. in order to raise
awareness about the plight of missing children and to bring a message of safety to the people
they met along the way. They arrived on the Capitol steps on May 25th, the first National
Missing Children's Day. Two years later, inspired by that first Ride, a group of 43 riders rode
their bicycles 100 miles from Albany, NY to Utica, NY with the same message of safety and
awareness. Thus began the Ride For Missing Children.
On-line Shopping:
letters and acknowledge donors electronically, saving trees and
saving postage expense in the process!
New for 2014 - On-line Shopping Site to take place of apparel
sales at monthly meetings!
A new log sheet was emailed to you and hard copies of the new
form will be available at Ride meetings. Simply ask your donors
to give you their email addresses and note them on the log with
the other information. Assure your donors that NCMEC will not
use these emails for anything other than acknowledging the giftno marketing, no spam!
Thank you all for helping us to save money while saving the
planet!
Please check out the NEW, On-line, Rider Apparel Shopping
Store at - http://goo.gl/W1GVn
Apparel proceeds support the work of the National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children New York in preventing sexual
exploitation and bringing our missing children home.
Decorated items are not returnable, however each item has a
detailed sizing chart to assist you with sizing. You will find the
link on each item page.
• Pam Way, Donation Committee Co-Chair,
[email protected]
Only limited remaining apparel from previous years will be sold
at the Ride meetings.
Funds raised
from the 2013
Ride for Missing
Children =
$402,222
01/13/2014
• Larry Combs, Donation Committee Co-Chair,
[email protected]
Help NCMEC to GO
GREEN!
• Kate Alcott, Leadership Team, [email protected]
Each year we send out thousands of
letters to Ride donors acknowledging
their generous gifts to NCMEC. Let’s
make an effort this year to nix the
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