"This is Anita Coyoli-Cullen, co founder of Ukes for Troops. I just got back from a week in Hawaii. While I was there I got a telephone call from the producer of the CBS Nighttime News with Katie Couric. Boy, was I excited. I had her call Shirley Orlando, my partner, back in California. It seems that CBS does this thing where you vote about what topic you want to see developed, and they want Ukes for Troops to be one of the shows.
So, on Friday, November 10, 2006 please watch the CBS news with Katie Couric and when they provide you with a list of 3 topics that you would want to see developed, please vote for 'Ukes for Troops'. If we win, then they will come out to Shirley's store, Island Bazaar, in Huntington Beach, on Tuesday, November 14th, and tape the story. Please let me know if you need more information. Please pass this on to everyone you know
Co-founder of Ukes for Troops
As if things couldn't get any cooler, I just learned that Anita has been named as a winner of the Bank of America Local Hero Award. The award will be presented to Anita at a banquet being held on Thursday, November 16, 2006, at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Stadium in the Diamond Club. The presentation will begin at 11am and end by 2pm. Woo hoo! Way to go, Anita! Can anyone in SoCal spearhead a contingent from the ukulele community to turn out in Anita's honor? Email me if you'd like to volunteer, and I'll post info on how people can meet up with you here on Ukulelia.