Love Does: Let's take the next step
A huge thanks to Circle 58 members and their special friends who attended the 2017 Circle 58 Inaugural Dinner  last week featuring keynote speaker Bob Goff. We hope Bob's over-the-top presentation and challenge to practically love others inspired all of us to live the Love Does theme with gusto in 2017.
 
Several of you asked how you can participate in addition to Circle 58.  Here are some idea starters that are needed now,  and make sure to keep scrolling down to view event photos, for more bracelet information and 2017 events:

Next Steps & Idea Starters
  1. Learn more about The Gatehouse at a GIG (Gatehouse Informational Gathering).  Register online for the March 7 or April 11 tour.
     
  2. Help raise funds for the new  early learning center and childcare academy . Read more here .
     
  3. Host a party or event where you do something you love to do to
    raise funds for an aspect of the childcare academy: naming a room, purchasing toys, furniture, appliances, etc.  Thanks to Kari Mawn and her TableTops team for already funding both the playgrounds!
     
  4. The Tarrant County taxpayer spends $55,000 per year to support a family with all possible government services. At The Gatehouse, our cost thus far has been
    $35,000 per family. Consider Adopting a Family -- great project for individuals, families, groups or your office.
     
  5. Sponsor an apartment for $2,800, which includes everything from spatulas to shower curtains.
     
  6.   Register to be a  volunteer -- orientations take place in person or virtually.
     
  7. Email Randi Worsham if you'd like to participate in the Circle 58 Christmas Giving Tree project for Gatehouse women and children.
     
  8. Share Circle 58 with the men in your life so they can honor the woman in their life with a membership. Great for Moms, daughters, employees who deserve an award. Send him this link.
Donations
Our motto when we shop: One for us, and one for a Gatehouse family!  When doing your own shopping, just add another item or more to your cart for Gatehouse families. We always need:
  • Staple supplies for the General Store (laundry detergent, trash bags)
  • New plus-size clothes; new shoes, sizes 5-12.
  • Gift cards, $25 & $50 denominations
  • Apartments accessories (table & floor lamps, wall hangings)
  • Legal aid, family lawyers to donate services
You can also support The Gatehouse when you shop on Amazon. We receive a portion of your sales when you use Amazon Smile: go to smile.amazon.com and support projectHandUp. You can also select items off our Amazon wish list here, which are shipped directly to The Gatehouse.

Thanks for all you do and always know you are appreciated by Gatehouse members and staff.

 
Onward!

Kari Mawn, Magen Moody Ramos, Lisa Rose & Randi Worsham
Circle 58 Board Members
SPECIAL THANKS
Thanks to the following friends for underwriting the Circle 58 Inaugural Dinner or participating to make it an exceptional occasion:
 
Lisa Escue //   The Expo Group //  Lynn Fann //  Ellie LaGrange // Ged's Carpet //  Jennifer Looft //  Anna McCoy //  Judi McQueary //  Lisa Rose //  Pattie Stebbins //  Cindy Stites
 
Circle 58 Board and Event Committee
Kari Mawn //  Jen Morgan //  Lisa Rose //  Magen Moody Ramos //  Randi Worsham
 
2016 Circle Bracelet Underwriter
Patty Turner, Grayson Allen Fine Jewelers
PHOTO GALLERY
Inaugural Dinner photo gallery
We're so glad you attended! Browse event photos, and find your pic with Bob Goff. Here's how to save: (1) click the pic (2) then in the upper right-hand corner, select the three dots and (3) press download.
CIRCLE 58 MEMBERSHIP
More, questions about membership
Fun Facts

The quartz stones in this year's bracelet are the 2017 Pantone color of the year.

Your sterling silver bracelet retails at $500. Thank you to Grayson Allen Fine Jewelers for providing them at cost so more of your membership supports Gatehouse women and children.


The 2016 Circle 58 bracelets were underwritten by Patty Turner, Grayson Allen Fine Jewelers.
  • Need your bracelet? More bracelets should arrive by the end of March. If you still need yours, email us. If you'd like to join Circle 58 but the bracelet isn't your thing, you may opt out of receiving it.
     
  • Bracelet too snug? Larger bracelets are being produced. Email us if you need one in the larger size or call Mackenzie Smith at (817) 912-0317 x102. Thank you for your patience as we learn while we grow!

  • Want to pay in installments? Remember you can join Circle 58 and pay in installments throughout the year. You can join online -- checks are preferred so credit card fees aren't deducted and the full donation is received. You can also call Mackenzie Smith at (817) 912-0317 x102 for help with your membership.
     
  • Need a gift for a woman in your life?Honor her with a membership in Circle 58. A 2017 membership bracelet will be hand-delivered or mailed, which comes beautifully wrapped and includes a personalized card. For more info, email info@circle58.com.
Mark your calendar!
UPCOMING CIRCLE 58 EVENTS
April 15: C58  Coffee
9:30am,  The Gatehouse
   
   Socialize and receive Gatehouse update s during a C58 Coffee. Invite friends who are potential C58 members.
Sept. 12: C58 HH 
6pm,  The Gatehouse
   
   Socialize and receive Gatehouse updates during a C58 Happy Hour. Invite friends who are potential C58 members.
UPCOMING GATEHOUSE EVENTS
2nd Anniversary Open House
March 23, 4-6pm
The Gatehouse

   Join us as we celebrate with a come-and-go event. Tours begin at 4:00 with brief Info Sessions at the Washington Community Education Center at 4:30pm & 5:15pm. RSVP here.
Hand Up for Success Luncheon
April 13, Noon
The Gaylord Texan Resort
  
   Hear from Deloitte's Cathy Engelbert & AT&T's Randall Stephenson as we
ignite action from corporations and their employees. Learn more, buy tickets or be a sponsor here.
Create a mission statement
April 6, 9am
Gatehouse Event Center
    
   At next Legacy Workshop, Laurie Beth Jones will help you find purpose, identify your core values and determine action verbs to develop your mission statement for life. Get tickets here.
FEEDBACK
We need your feedback to plan for next year and make this annual  big event spectacular for you. If you have suggestions for any detail concerning Circle 58,  email us or contact Randi Worsham at (817) 939-7203. 
CONNECT WITH THE GATEHOUSE


The Gatehouse is a supportive living community, located on 61 acres in the D/FW Metroplex, where women and children in crisis receive ample time, safe refuge, practical resources and healthy relationships to break cycles of abuse / poverty and discover news paths for permanent change.