We’re off to new heights this year!
Each year January brings us all a bright new slate. A new year to succeed! A new year to accomplish goals and dreams.
This year it also brought us a new President of the United States.
No matter what your political persuasion, as fellow Americans, we all wish for a productive four years for our great country.
Some of us even made it to Washington DC for the many 58th Presidential Inauguration festivities.
What a thrill to be in our Nation’s Capital. We went over to visit our Florida Congressman, Gus Bilirakis and we had the most amazing fun ever! We met many Floridians and took tons of photos and had great laughs. We even got a private tour of the Capitol building which was a remarkable treat, just one day before the inauguration with all the hub-bub going on.
Thank you Representative Gus Bilirakis of the 12th district
COMPANY NEW YEAR’S PARTY!
We kicked off our New Year with our big Company New Year’s Party! Awards for top producers and great food and fun were had by everyone.
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT OF GOLF ON EDUCATION
We are very blessed to be able to do things in sunny Florida during the winter that not many others in the United States can.
We Community Garden! We work on Neighborhood Clean-ups! We have outdoor Soup Day gatherings!
It’s all about community! And we know what a great community we are a part of. That is why we make sure we participate and show our gratitude whenever we can.
A wonderful group we helped this January is called: The Butterfly Effect of Golf on Education.
This non-profit organization is run by our dear friend, Mr. Robert Dooley. Robert always comes to our aid when we need him to help with job education programs and golf tournaments.
Recently we supported Robert and his big celebration.
Hosted by the Historic Fort Harrison Hotel, the event was a spectacular success. Robert presented Hillsborough Community College with a $5,000 sponsorship for some lucky students, and HCC matched his $5,000, granting $10,000 in college tuitions to particular students to attend HCC Florida. Check out their website: https://www.hccfl.edu/
We dined, we danced and we had a fantastic time!
CLEARWATER COMMUNITY GARDENS SOUP DAY
Helping our community bloom and grow is something we are lucky to work on both in spirit and in the physical sense.
Our Clearwater Community Gardens being located right across the street from our office affords us year-round organic gardening and plenty of community love.
We had a group gathering where we all brought home-made soups of many varieties and met up at the garden on the coldest day of the year! It was exciting to enjoy the nippy weather while enjoying hot soups and lots of laughs with neighbors and some of our City of Clearwater officials. City Manager Bill Horne and Councilman Bob Cundiff spent a most-enjoyable afternoon with us.
EAST GATEWAY REVITALIZATION
Keeping our neighborhood safe and clean is something we are eager to do. The district of East Gateway in Clearwater is where CES resides and we are now a part of a community effort to bring about its revitalization. The City of Clearwater has plans and we are eager to help them in any way we can. Chief of Police Dan Slaughter has requested our assistance, and so we work.
We started with our second neighborhood clean up and door to door meeting of the neighbors. Many groups and individuals came together to volunteer their time and effort to help make the neighborhood safer and more happy. The Way To Happiness Foundation of Clearwater organized everything! We also had the complete joy of a delicious pancakes and sausage breakfast provided by the Anderson Family and Clearwater Community Volunteers food truck! What a great day to come out and join together for such a good cause.
The FOX 13 news reporter was in the neighborhood reporting on another incident, but wondered what all the action was over at the Community Garden. So he came in and we chatted and told him all about our endeavors. I made the interview!
We made the news: Community Volunteers look to good works after shooting
Here’s to a FANTASTIC 2017 for all! I hope you are staying warm and sunny. If not, be sure to come visit us at Consumer Energy Solutions! We love to share the sunshine with our friends!