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Mochatern Monday: 11.16.15

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Hey Mocha Club !

Thanks for following along! This week, Annabelle and I have an exciting announcement:

We are planning the first-ever Mocha Club Christmas House Show! It is going to be so much fun! We have artists, Ernie Halter, The Orchardist, and Rand Walter coming to play some Christmas songs for us on December 6th as we celebrate The Mocha Club and spread awareness to the Nashville community.

We will also be selling our new shirts there! Be sure and check them out online! Bring cash or check!

If you live in the Nashville area, don’t forget to mark your calendars for December 6th and check out our Facebook event page!

Lana

 

 

 

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Influence Conference THIS WEEKEND!

We are gearing up, packing up, and pumping up for the Influence Conference happening next week in Indianapolis with the founders and some of our favorite bloggers, Jessi Connolly and Hayley Morgan!

 

Influence Conference has been happening annually for three years and Mocha Club has been part of this amazing three day event from the beginning. They just published the 2014 conference : Influence Magazine and we are thrilled to be part of it. The women and organizations featured in this publication are inspiring and we honored to be shared alongside them.  Sign up for the newsletter here: theinfluencenetwork.com/newsletter to be sure to get your copy tomorrow afternoon! 

 

Clean Water, EVENTS, FROM THE FIELD, PERSPECTIVES

Coffee & Conversation

Attention, Nashvillans! Mark your calendar for THIS THURSDAY for some coffee and conversation!

We have a unique opportunity to hear from one of our partners from Sierra Leone – Jonathan Titus Williams.  He has traveled over from Africa to meet with our community and share his story and the clean water projects happening because of the support from Mocha Club members!

Join in the conversation, have of cup of coffee, and partake of refreshments as we discuss the remarkable story of how Jonathan worked with his community to find a sustainable solution to help improve malaria rates through a new clean water well.

 

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Influence Conference 2014 – will you be there?

Influence Conference is happening again in Indianapolis, Indiana – September 25th-27th – and Mocha Club is excited to be part of the event again this year!  The founders of the conference are our very own Mocha Club members, Jessi Connolly from the #KenyaMocha team and Hayley Morgan from the #blogABLE team.

They just announced the first experience happening at the conference to kick off the three-day event – the welcome party!

 

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We are honored to be partnering with Mocha Club for this fun event to welcome you to The Influence Conference. Our hearts have been so incredibly connected to Mocha Club since the beginning of Influence. Mocha Club is a community of people giving up the cost of a few mochas a month to fund development projects in Africa. They work in five main project areas: Clean Water, Education, Economic Freedom, Orphan Care, and Healthcare.

At the party, you will get to learn more about the amazing work that Mocha Club is doing, have the opportunity to sign up to join Mocha Club and learn about some of the purpose projects that Mocha Club has done (and meet many of our women who have completed these projects!). We are so thrilled to be working with Mocha Club and help further their amazing cause all year!

It’s going to be such a fun night to let loose with old friends, hug some new friends, and learn more about Mocha Club and how we can make small sacrifices to make a big impact. Won’t you join us?

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Interested in being part of the conference this year?  Learn more here. We would love to have you part of the fun!

 

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Stage It with Ernie Halter + Jessica Campbell!

It’s an exciting week here at the Mocha Club offices – two of our Mocha Club artists will come together to perform a show with 100% of the proceeds supporting our Education projects!

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 THIS Thursday @ 8pm CST, Ernie Halter and Jessica Campbell will be performing a Stage It performance from the MC headquarters in Nashville.  Tune in to listen to some great music and help support Mocha Club at the same time!

The show is pay what you can with a suggested donation of 90 notes ($9). The goal for the evening is to raise $540, which is equal to 1 teacher’s salary for 1 month at New Dawn.  There are still tickets left so grab yours now!

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In case you missed it: #KenyaMocha live stream available!

Thank you to all who joined the #KenyaMocha live stream yesterday – we had a great time!  Whether you were tuning in online via twitter or stopping by the office to be a part of the action, we are so thankful for your time to hear the hearts of our team members while they share their passion for New Dawn, education, and the Mocha Club.

 

In case you missed it – the live stream broadcast is available to watch now!  Listen in while Annie, Lindsay, Jessi, and Lizzie answer how they became part of the #KenyaMocha team, why they started blogging, and why they feel like they need Africa?  We laughed, we cried, and we had a great time so go check it out!

 

 

Over the broadcast, we encouraged viewers to join us in supporting Mocha Club and New Dawn by giving up a few mochas a month. A school can only grow and flourish when there is a dedicated and supportive staff on hand. The amazing teachers are what make New Dawn the beacon of hope that it is to the local community. Without these teachers, the school simply can not operate. Currently, while much of the school is making ground-breaking advancements, funds for the incredible staff is it’s greatest need. We want to support these teachers and continue the big impact they have on the students of New Dawn.  If just 31 of us gave $18 a month, we could provide 1 teacher with the necessary funds they need to continue to teaching for one year.

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In Kenya, a teacher’s average salary is $6500; compare this to an average salary of a teacher in the States at $55,000.  For our New Dawn teachers, it’s more than the salary; it’s the lives that they are impacting everyday through education.

There’s still time to JOIN and receive these free exclusive items!

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#KenyaMocha LIVE stream from Nashville!

The #KenyaMocha team may not have made it over to Africa as planned this week, but we are excited to announce that they have decided to swing by the Mocha Club offices in Nashville!
Join Annie, Jessi, Lindsay, Marisa, and Lizzie as they get together to talk and share stories about New Dawn!

(see below about how you can get sweet swag from the trip members, too!)

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TOMORROW, Thursday, May 22nd, we will be streaming a LIVE #KenyaMocha chat from the Mocha Club headquarters starting at 7pm central time along with a corresponding twitter chat. And we want you to be a part of it!
Stay tuned & follow the #kenyamocha hashtag for the link to the stream tomorrow.

Do you live in Nashville? Email info@themochaclub.org and we would love to have you stop by and be part of the action.

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 About New Dawn Academy:

A school can only grow and flourish when there is a dedicated and supportive staff on hand. The amazing teachers are what make New Dawn the beacon of hope that it is to the local community. Without these teachers, the school simply can not operate. Currently, while much of the school is making ground-breaking advancements, funds for the incredible staff is it’s greatest need. We want to support these teachers and continue the big impact they have on the students of New Dawn.  If just 31 of us gave $18 a month, we could provide 1 teacher with the necessary funds they need to continue to teaching for one year.

In Kenya, a teacher’s average salary is $6500; compare this to an average salary of a teacher in the States at $55,000.  For our New Dawn teachers, it’s more than the salary; it’s the lives that they are impacting everyday through education.

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  • Join us in supporting a teacher at $18 a month and as a thank you, we will receive a free autographed copy of “Let’s All Be Brave” by Annie Downs AND “Speak” by Nish Weiseth when they are released in the fall and a free print designed in-house by Jessi + Lindsay.
  • Join us in supporting a teacher at $9 a month and as a thank you, we will send you a free print designed in-house by Jessi + Lindsay.

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Throughout the twitter chat, we will be giving away items from our bloggers!  Ask a question to #kenyamocha and be entered in the drawing for these prizes.  We will announce the winners periodically during the live stream.

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NEW Mocha Club Artist Sponsor : SIDEWALK PROPHETS

We are so excited to announce that, this spring, we will be teaming up with Sidewalk Prophets as the newest Mocha Club artist sponsor!  These guys have traveled to Africa and have seen the work being done over there.  They share our heart for our partners in Africa and are dedicated to our Education projects.  Starting next week, they will be touring throughout the country sharing their music and heart for the Mocha Club.  Together with you, they will be sponsoring Education.  Join with Sidewalk Prophets & receive the new album, “Live Like That” FREE!

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We are looking for volunteers to help work the Mocha Club table at each show!  Check out the dates below and email tourhelp@themochaclub.org if you are interested!  Plus, you get into the show for free!

April 24th –  Massapequa, NY – Centerpoint Christian Church

April 25th – Lanexa, VA – Rockahock Campground

April 26th – Claremont, NH – Claremont Opera House

April 27th – Poughkeepsie, NY – Changepoint Church

April 30th – Port Neches, TX – Port Neches Riverfront Park

May 2nd – Salisbury, NC – Catawba College

May 3rd – Valdosta, GA – Valdosta Oaks RV Park

May 5th – Abilene, TX – Abilene Civic Center Arena

May 6th – Odessa, TX – New Life Church

May 7th – Plainview, TX – Harrel Auditorium

May 9th – Springdale, AR – Arvest Ballpark

May 10th – Marion, IL – Marion Cultural & Civic Center

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Mocha Club Experience LIVE!

You followed CHAR + WERTZ on their 10 day adventure around Africa, and we’ve been sharing a Webisode every Wednesday, but we want you to have a chance to hear from the guys more about their trip!  So we’re hosting the Mocha Club Experience LIVE event on Wednesday morning, April 2.

Matt Wertz will be there answering some questions (and also playing a few of our favorite songs!) and we’ll have Char on skype live from Seattle.  If you live in Nashville, we’d love to have you join us!

Oh, and did we mention that it’s FREE?  More info can be found here, or email us if you have any questions: info(at)themochaclub.org.

Matt Wertz Mocha Club Live in Nashville

EVENTS, I NEED AFRICA

Continuing the INA Conversation.

It’s been an amazing month sharing the “I need Africa” (INA) story. We conversed with creatives at STORY in Chicago and mingled with moms at Influence in Indianapolis. We’ve teamed up with bloggers around the country who are helping us start a new conversation about Africa… a continent longing for partnership, not pity.  Hundreds of you have joined us in giving up the cost of a few mochas a month to support a project area that stirs your heart.

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photo via trina at lalalovelythings.com

But let’s not stop here.

If you haven’t  joined the club yet, giving as little as $9 a month really can have an impact. Oh, and you get to pick a super cool product, too.

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Already a member? Don’t forget you can invite your friends to join your team! And when they join? You both get an INA 2.0 product. win. win.

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pic via Alessandra at alessandramarie.com

We’d love to hear how you are starting a new conversation about Africa. Share on social media with #ineedafrica and/or send us a photo of you rockin’ your new INA products!

Let’s continue to reveal the truth that Africa, with all its need, has much to give and teach us.

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