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Archive for February, 2014

Zookeepers Party like Animals!

by on Feb.24, 2014, under Uncategorized

A big THANK YOU to all that supported us at our first fundraiser for the year and especially Oakland Zoo for not only hosting, but also matching the proceeds up to $5,000!  “From the Heart” was so much fun and the mad hatter theme was a big hit.  The costumes looked amazing, which made the contest difficult!  The two organizations that won all of the proceeds from the evening are the Bay Area Puma Project and the Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital.  Congratulations!  We will notify you all very soon about how much money was raised.

Stay tuned for our first BAAAZK workshop.

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First Fundraiser of 2014!

by on Feb.01, 2014, under Uncategorized

On Saturday, the 22nd of this month BAAAZK will be having its annual “From the Heart” fundraiser at Oakland Zoo.  The party theme this year is Mad Hatter!

OZ has generously offered to match up to $5,000!!!

All of the proceeds from this event are donated to the top two conservation organizations of the night.  These organizations are nominated and represented by posters that YOU make!  Winners are determined by votes: event attendees receive voting tokens and BAAAZK members receive extra voting tokens.  Last year’s winners were the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and the California Condor Recovery Program. $20 per person includes entertainment, food, drinks, a silent auction, raffle and a costume contest (best individual, pair and group) with prizes.

If you would like to nominate a deserving conservation organization, please email us with your name, facility (you don’t have to be a full-time keeper!), and the organization you’d like to win by February 15th.  Posters should include the organization’s mission, methods, accomplishments, goals, photos, and can include its history or other important information.  Please bring this poster to the event.

Please post the 2014 From the Heart Flyer at your facilities and email to your friends and family.

Lastly, be sure to pay your membership dues!  There is an added benefit to being a chapter member this year- access to AAZK Online.  The code for a free one-year membership (worth $25) will be emailed to those who have paid by February 11th.  For those who pay later, you will still receive the code.  For your convenience, you can now pay your dues online!  Please see our Membership Page for more information.

From the Heart Fundraiser sum up:
Date: Saturday, Feb. 22nd
Time: 7pm-10pm
Where: Oakland Zoo, Zimmer Auditorium
Cost: $20 per person
Theme: Mad-Hatter

See you February 22nd!

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