8/14~Jr Miss & Pre-Teen Idaho International Pageant, Nampa Idaho Melanie was Mistress of Ceremonies. Ava won Little Miss and Keelyn won Pre-Teen.
8/14~Nampa Family Justice Center Walk, Nampa, Idaho Melanie participated with 2009 Cassidy & Courtney Teen and Miss Idaho International in the walk that raised awareness for victims of domestic violence and child abuse.
8/15~Pageant Workshop, Nampa Idado
8/15~“Women of Inspiration Night” at ARCO Arena, Sacramento Misty May-Treanor (back-to-back Olympic Beach Volleyball Gold Champion) will be the featured headline guest at the Monarchs 2009 “Women of Inspiration Night”. Gold Cal Jrs. VBC Club attended the event in anticipation of Misty’s motivational presentation. The club will also enjoy a rivalry basketball game between the Sacramento Monarchs and the Los Angeles Sparks.After the game, Kara Lawson spoke with the families of Gold Cal Jrs sharing her experiences. Kara was gracious to stay for a photo op.
8/17~“Back to School” Emily, JT & Jeremy are back in school and Melanie is recommitted as a PTA volunteer.
7/4~4th of July Parade, Sun Valley, Idaho Melanie and her family celebrated our great country’s independence in the Hailey Chamber of Commerece 2009 July 4th Parade. The Declaration of Independence, unanimously declared by the thirteen United States of America, was adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.
All 4 generations will be attending the Mrs. International competition. Melanie's grandmother
won a beauty contest at age 18 months with the
above picture(top left). Melanie's mom at age 3 (top right), Melanie at age 1, a "Benjamin Button" makeover(bottom left)and Melanie's daughter at
age 1(bottom right).
7/20-7/27~Nonni's Visit My husband’s mother, Rose will be visiting from Connecticut. Our children’s Italian grandmother is famous for bringing“Peppermint Patties”, little toy surprises and making soup…soup…and more soup!
6/2~5th Grade Beach Party, EDH, CSD Pool As an organizer and chaperone.
6/6-6/7~Gold Cal Jrs 12’s Team Regional Volleyball Championship Tournament, Grant High School Proud parent of Emily and observer.
6/9~2nd grade “Famous Americans” play at Wm Brooks School Proud parents of JT as Louis Armstrong.
6/12~Wm Brooks School Awards Ceremony Emily honored with Golden Bear Award, President's Seal Award & Sportsmanship Award
6/12~PTA sponsored “Family Dance” at Wm Brooks School DeMure family fun.
6/15~2nd grade BBQ at Wm Brooks School Volunteer and chaperone
6/16~2nd grade Family History Presentations JT and teacher, Mrs. Fisher shares with his classmates his family Christmas tradition of Swedish cookies.
6/17~5th grade Promotion Ceremony at Wm Brooks School Decorations organizer & proud parents as Emily moves up to Jr. High School.
Emily & 5th grade teacher Mr. Nordquist
6/18~Idaho International Queens Farewell Party in Meridian, Idaho Cassidy, Courtney and Melanie’s final dinner celebration
in preparation for the 2009 International competition in Skokie, Illinois.
6/18~Boise State University visit to the Bronco Stadium Center Field Melanie and Courtney Conner, Miss Idaho International had an opportunity to talk with staff at the Home of the Broncos Stadium for Boise State University. The largest institution of higher learning with over 19, 500 students in Idaho celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2007.
6/19~Meridian Day Parade in Meridian, Idaho Melanie celebrated Official Dairy Days Parade.
6/20~Fashion Show in Nampa, Idaho Courtney Conner, Miss Idaho International will be participating in this wonderful event.
6/20-6/23~Gold Cal Jrs 16's Cal Finals Volleyball Tournament at Cal Expo Melanie will be coaching.
6/27~Placer County Fair, Roseville, CA Emily, Jr. Miss California World will be chaperoned by her Mother, Melanie as a visiting queen.
6/28~EV Church Family Picnic The DeMure family beats the heat at the Annual Summer Kickoff Picnic.
6/30~Picture PTA Contest Melanie submitted pictures sharing accomplishments and favorite moments with compelling images relevant to 2 of the following key topics, Fundraising, Health and Safety, Membership; Parent, Teachers, and Principals Working Together, Student Achievement, Diversity, and General Interest. The winner of the contest will receive a $50 gift card and national recognition and the winning pictures may be used on PTA org or in PTA’s magazine, Our children.
Multiple dates~Classroom parent PTA volunteer
5/1~Wm Brooks Kindergarten Hoedown Son, Jeremy participated in the Wm Brooks annual Hoedown. Yee! Ha!
5/2-5/8~PTA Teacher Appreciation Week
5/4~ Luncheon with Courtney Paris Melanie met with Courtney Paris, a top college draft pick for the Sacramento Monarchs, to discuss women and youth in sports.
5/30~20th Anniversary Celebration for Marquis Companies in
Portland, Oregon Melanie & husband Jeffrey honored to participate.
5/31~Salute to AVG Flying Tigers, Nampa, Idaho Melanie participated in one of the largest gatherings of P-40's in the world since WWII at the Warhawk Air Museum. Jeffrey flew his SNJ-4 WWII Trainer, the Evil Monkey in support of maintaining historical significance.