LaRC 2016 CFC Activities

11/29 – 12/2: Name the Astronaut

We need you! Just when you thought the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) events were winding down, there is another one—and it’s important.

A new 10-foot tall inflatable astronaut will be available to help us tell the NASA Langley story. Your job – if you choose to accept it – is to give him/her a name. Today through COB Friday, Dec. 2, you can submit suggested names by clicking here.

A committee will compile the names and determine a list of finalists. You will then be able to help select the official name at a CFC fundraising event on Thursday, Dec. 8. By voting with your dollars, you will be able to provide a name to the newest member of the NASA Langley family and give to a good cause.

The inflatable astronaut has been procured to help tell our story during our Centennial year and beyond. It will be available through the protocol team for use at events. To learn more and reserve the astronaut, contact Dustin Hitt at dustin.hitt@nasa.gov.

12/8 – CFC Fundraising Event

Remember to join us for the CFC fundraising event on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the IESB corridor to view the astronaut and vote with your dollars on the name!

Past Events

10/3 – Key-Worker / Coordinator Training 

Event Coordinator: Yvette Mardis

Training will be held at 11AM in the Pearl Young Theater.

Key-Worker Training Slides

10/6 – CFC Kickoff and Cake Cutting 

Cake Cutting Event Coordinator – 

Come to NASA Langley cafeteria from 10:30 – 1:00 to celebrate the start of the new campaign with cake.

10/18 – Jail the Manager’s and Car Show

Jail the Manager Event Coordinator – Tracey Redman

Jail the Manager

Yes, that’s right, for a small donation you are allowed to Jail your Manager! For $1 per minute, your Manager will go to jail at the NASA Langley Cafeteria. There will be a warrant issued for their arrest and they will be picked up and booked (by NASA Security!). Once they are behind bars, the Manager can bail out for $1 per minute.  Contact Tracey Redman at ext. 4-3015, Michelle Sample at ext. 4-4080 or Jessica Henegar at ext. 4-2946 no later than Oct. 14 to arrange to have your Manager picked up and booked!

It promises to be a ‘captive’-ating event and we hope you are able to stop by the café to see all the jailbirds.

A judge and sheriff will be there to keep them straight!

Car Show

Car Show Event Coordinator – Drew Hope and Lindsay Rogers

Langley’s 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is hosting the Langley Car Show on Tuesday, October 18, 2016! The car show and voting will take place from 11:00am – 1:00pm along the walkway outside of the IESB (B2102), near the cafeteria.

The Car Show categories will include: Best Classic Car (1925-1969), Best Retro Car (1970-1999), Best Modern Car (2000-present), Best Motorcycle, and Best in Show.  The winners will be the wheels with the most monetary donations collected.  Support the CFC by voting for your favorite car!

This event is open to all makes, models, and years.

To register for the car show or for more information, please contact me at 864-7283 or Lindsay.M.Rogers@nasa.gov or Drew Hope at 864-7278 or Drew.J.Hope@nasa.gov. Registration deadline is 5pm, Friday, October 14, 2016.

If you would like to participate, please provide the following information: First & Last Name, Type of vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle), make, model, year, and color.

Alternate date for inclement weather is Thursday, October 20, 2016 (same time and location).

(Donations made through this event will be counted as undesignated contributions to the CFC and distributed according to CFC regulations).

We hope you will join us for this exciting event!

 

10/27 – 5K/2 Mile Run/Walk

5k Event Coordinator – Walt Bruce

The CFC 5K/2 Mile Run/Walk will be held at 5PM in front of the old Reid Center (B1222)
Please register in advance by clicking here.
Sponsored by the Langley Runners Club & LaRC Exchange
Costumes Encouraged, but Optional!
Donations to the CFC Welcomed!
5K Age-Group Awards (M/F, under 30, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)
5K/2Mile Best Costume Award M/F
Races Start at 5pm Sharp!
Race day registration at 4:30pm in front of the old Reid Center (B1222)
If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact the event coordinator.
Click here for the 5K and 2 Mile course maps.

10/31 – Pumpkin Fest Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin Fest Event Coordinator – Amanda Cutright

The pumpkin carving and decorating contest will be held from 10:30am – 1:00pm in the IESB Building in the hallway near the Cafeteria.

Please deliver already carved or decorated pumpkins between 9:30 and 10:30 AM and have planned arrangements made for a POC to pick up by the end of the day.

 Entry Rules:
– You may enter pumpkin(s) as an individual, a project, organization, directorate, etc.
– A real, natural (vine-grown) pumpkin must be used in the entry.
– Pumpkin may be carved, painted, dressed, or otherwise decorated in any manner appropriate for the general public.
– No open flames. Any lighting must be safe including use of electric or battery power.
– Judging will be based on the pumpkin that receives the most donations for the CFC.
– Everyone on center is cordially invited to participate by entering a pumpkin and/or voting.
– PUMPKINS MUST BE DELIVERED BY 10:30 AM ON OCTOBER 31st TO BE JUDGED.

For more information, Click Here.

11/3 – Bake Sale & Mini-Bake Sales, Chili Cook-off, and Silent Auction

Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction Event Coordinator – Susan McClain

Chili-Cook-off

Temperatures outside may be cooling down but the CFC is just getting warmed up.  On November 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Reid Conference Center (Building 2102), we’ll hold our annual CFC Chili Cook-off and we’re looking for the best Chili Chefs.  We are looking for your participation either as a team offering their “special” chili or as an aficionado of chili ready to eat chili, peruse the entries, and vote for your favorite chili (or team) with your contributions.

There will be a panel of distinguished culinary experts judging the entries for chili-snob bragging rights and you can help select the “2016 People’s Choice Award” winner by voting early and often with large amounts of money.

So, dig out your chili recipes and come out for a few hours of friendly (or maybe not so friendly) competition and (always friendly) charitable giving.  To enter your chili cook-off team, contact Susan McClain at susan.e.mcclain@nasa.gov or Beth Tanner at elizabeth.a.tanner@nasa.gov by October 31st.

A few specifics follow regarding the event:

  • Each team will be provided with a 6-foot table unless requested otherwise (requests for extra tables can be made to Andrea Magruder)
  • Teams should bring their own power cords.  Due to restrictions in the Reid, only 1 crockpot can be plugged in per table at a time.  The power cords  must be a 16 gauge extension cord not to exceed 50 ft. Because of the limits on electrical outlets, we recommend that the chili be heated when brought to the Reid
  • Teams should bring their own table covers, cups for tasting, spoons, napkins, serving utensils and a container for donations.  Teams should also provide any condiments.
  • No balloons or confetti can be used to decorate
  • Chili tables will be available at 9:00 am to begin set up for the 11:00 am start
  • Teams should bring cleanup item such as paper towels, cleaner, etc.; cleanup should directly follow the event

Silent Auction

The CFC Silent Auction will be held on November 3rd in conjunction with the Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale, and we need your help! Please consider donating an item for this year’s auction.

In the past, we have auctioned bottles of wine, photographs, trips to spas, jewelry and airplane rides; however, there is plenty of room for creativity–and fun! We look forward to seeing the great items you come up with for this year’s auction.

As you search for that special item to donate, please remember that the proceeds from the auction go to support vitally needed services that touch the lives of thousands of people. These services address some very real problems and issues such as literacy, AIDS, teen pregnancy, childcare, substance abuse, elderly care, health care, and more. Every dollar counts!

Please contact Susan McClain (susan.e.mcclain@nasa.gov) or Beth Tanner (elizabeth.a.tanner@nasa.gov) by October 31st if you have an item to donate or if you have any questions about this year’s auction.  We will be collecting all donated items in the Huddle Room (Room 103) in Building 2102 between 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on November 1st and November 2nd.  You will receive a written acknowledgment of your donation to the CFC Silent Auction after the auction.

We will set up the auction items in the Reid Center on November 3rd. Bidding takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and winners will be announced at 1:00 p.m. You can enjoy the Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale while you bid on items! Thank you in advance for your support!

Bake Sale & Mini-Bake Sale Event Coordinator – Karen Berger and Catharine Fay

Event information on recipe cards, still looking for the recipe box. Please check back later.

 

11/10 – Cornhole Tournament

Cornhole Tournament Event Coordinator – Jake Hochhalter and Jim Warner

11/29 – 12/2: Name the Astronaut

We need you! Just when you thought the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) events were winding down, there is another one—and it’s important.

A new 10-foot tall inflatable astronaut will be available to help us tell the NASA Langley story. Your job – if you choose to accept it – is to give him/her a name. Today through COB Friday, Dec. 2, you can submit suggested names by clicking here.

A committee will compile the names and determine a list of finalists. You will then be able to help select the official name at a CFC fundraising event on Thursday, Dec. 8. By voting with your dollars, you will be able to provide a name to the newest member of the NASA Langley family and give to a good cause.

The inflatable astronaut has been procured to help tell our story during our Centennial year and beyond. It will be available through the protocol team for use at events. To learn more and reserve the astronaut, contact Dustin Hitt at dustin.hitt@nasa.gov.

12/8 – CFC Fundraising Event

Remember to join us for the CFC fundraising event on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the IESB corridor to view the astronaut and vote with your dollars on the name!