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Friday, March 8, 2013

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Feature A Note from Kay


Know the Lingo

Lingo: the special vocabulary of a particular field of interest

Kay Orr

As I stood surrounded by young men dressed in camouflage and boxes of unopened merchandise, I listened intently to the sounds that filled the air: The crunch of airsoft pellets under my cowboy boots, the distinctive "ping" they make as they hit designated targets, and an occasional, "Ha! Missed me!" are all sounds that warm my heart—sounds that are familiar. Shortly after the dust had settled and the opportunity presented itself for the boys to reload and recharge, I was suddenly surrounded by something I didn’t understand: new lingo. Amidst the nonstop chatter and play-by-play recountings of the friendly battle came a steady flow of letters and numbers I had never heard.

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home schooling in Texas 2013 THSC Gala and Fundraiser

Donate an Item or Sponsor a Table at THSC Gala

Ted Cruz

Would your support group like to help THSC in the fight to defend parental rights in Texas? Consider donating an item for the silent auction or sponsoring a table at the Gala.

Join us for the 18th Annual THSC Gala and Fundraiser on Friday, April 12, 2013, at the beautiful La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, as we spread the vision of THSC and raise funds to continue to fight for the rights of the family. Friends and supporters of THSC will come together for an elegant dinner and program led by Master of Ceremonies Rep. James Frank. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear honored guest and fellow Texan U.S. Senator Ted Cruz as he opens the evening sharing his vision for defending our liberties and fighting for faith, family, and limited government. Your support is critical as we fight to keep our freedoms to direct the care, custody, and education of our children.

For more information contact Kay Orr at leaders@thsc.org.

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Five Tech Tips to Punch Up Your Nonprofit Communications

Technology and Communications Strategies

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Communication

~ Nancy E. Schwartz
Publisher – GettingAttention.org / President – Nancy Schwartz & Company

There’s a disconnect in the nonprofit world. I read countless articles about technology and its powerful applications for the nonprofit sector, but seldom is there coverage of the critical interface between technology and communications strategies. That’s a serious gap.

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Wise Words

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
– Nelson Mandela

Mark Your Calendar - State Leadership Conference

State Leadership Conference

The THSC State Leadership Conference will be held October 18 – 20 at beautiful Camp Copass in Denton. The THSC State Leadership Conference is designed for the instruction and encouragement of local home school group leaders so that they, in turn, can build a stronger home school community. This conference offers workshops and roundtable discussions specifically addressing the challenges of local leadership.

For more information, please contact Kay Orr at leaders@thsc.org.

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