Issued: Monday February 23, 2009
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PITTSBURGH PURE “ZEN” PARTY 2009 By Katie Nowak
IDLCPA fundraiser heated up Station Square on a Cold January Night! Temperatures might only have been in the 20’s, but it was a sizzling evening in the Zen Nightclub!
The 3rd annual Pure Party, jointly sponsored by ASID and IIDA for the benefit of the IDLCPA, was held this year on January 29th. With the theme being “Pure Red/Pure Zen” over 300 designers, students, industry partners, family and friends showed up in their best “Red” attire. It was a very full evening starting with custom made fortune cookies with words of wisdom such as “Pure 2009-License to Design” and “Pure-2009-Contact your legislator or someone else will!” Attendees nibbled delicious Asian inspired food while checking out the many Silent Auction goodies. Graciously donated items from our industry partners included a signed Mario LeMieux jersey, a Jofco bamboo workstation, a Fenway Park seat, a Davis Mikado Lounge Chair and many other wonderful items.
Thank you to all the donors and to all the bidders! Attendees also got the chance to compete for a beautiful “Red” necklace and bracelet donated by Jennifer Lindemuth of Tim O’Neil and Associates in the “Best Red Attire” contest (Winner Clara Haas). They were also able to get their picture taken as a geisha or samurai and participate in the Karaoke contest. The singer with the most “Tip” money received a gift card, congratulations to winner Natalie Buches and to all the other brave souls that sang their hearts out! Money raised from these activities will go directly to the PAC Fund, a very worthy and needy cause! Andy Goodman, our lobbyists from Milliron and Associates, was able to drive in from Harrisburg to attend and was pleasantly surprised to see how much support Pittsburgh has for the cause. See, it’s not just football that we can come together on!
It’s amazing that we fit so much into just 4 hours and of course it would not have been possible with out the dedication and skills of many volunteers. We give much thanks to the committee members, sponsors, volunteers and attendees that made it such a wonderful event! To see more pictures showcasing this awesome event and prior PURE events visit our website at www.idlcpa.org! And a special thank you to IIDA President Abby Anderson-Sheffler and ASID President Janet Yester Klosky not only for this event, but their ongoing support! It wasn’t just a lot of money that was raised this night, although that will be a big help for the next year. But the spirits of those actively involved with the bill were also greatly raised when we saw how many people gathered to support the cause. Our next legislative session will be a tough one, but with such support behind us we are confident that we will get our bill passed and become the next state to pass a practice act requiring the licensing of Interior Designers!
FIND YOUR NEW 2009 LEGISLATORS!!! Please learn the facts and talk to those around you, including your legislator about what professional interior designers do and our importance to the public. Please take time to visit www.legis.state.pa.us
Mardi Gras, Philadelphia, on "Fat Tuesday"
24th of February 2009
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Interior Design Day at the Capitol, Oct. 4th-5th, East
Rotunda, Capital Building, Harrisburg
CRUISE RAFFLE FUNDRAISER
IDLCPA is conducting a raffle for a 2 person, 3 night
Carnival Cruise! CH Briggs has generously donated
the cruise to help raise funds for the coalition. The
Raffle donation is $10 per ticket or 2 for $15 and all
board members have tickets to sell. Please look for
IDLCPA board members at all events and get your
chance to win! For additional tickets please contact