"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."
~  Helen Keller

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Current Events 2011
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December 2009

12/4~Wm Brooks School Mrs. Haverty 3rd grade
iMath classroom volunteer

12/4~Cameron Park Community Service District Volleyball 101 Clinics 
As volunteer organizer and trainer Melanie hosts the first ever Cameron Park CSD VB clinic for boys and girls from 4th to 6th grade.

12/6~East Valley Children’s Church
Melanie volunteers as lead organizer and teacher
for a 13 week series.

12/9~Garbeau's Dinner Theatre Field Trip "Quiltmakers Gift"
Melanie supports the Wm Brooks School event as a volunteer chaperone.

12/10~JDA Christmas Party
Jeffrey & Melanie host this Christmas celebration at their home.

12/10-12/15~PTA sponsored Secret Christmas Store
Melanie supports the Wm Brooks School event as a volunteer.

12/13~Gold Cal Jrs VBC Christmas Party
Melanie hosts a volleyball club bowling party.

12/18~Nutcracker Tea Party for Mrs. Haverty's 3rd grade
Melanie supports the Wm Brooks school event as party organizer and volunteer.

12/18~Christmas Party for Mrs. Gimpel's 1st grade
Melanie supports the Wm Brooks school event as party organizer and volunteer.

12/25~Merry Christmas
Happy Birthday, Jesus.

12/27~Gold Cal Jrs Volleyball Club Staff Celebration
Melanie hosts the Club Appreciation Party at her home.

 

November 2009

11/1~National PTA Healthy Lifestyles month


11/1~Gold Cal Jrs VBC Clinic, Folsom, CA
Melanie as owner and director hosts the event.

11/3~PTA Teacher Appreciation Day
Melanie supports the Rolling Hills Middle School event as a participant and volunteer.

11/15~Gold Cal Jrs VBC Tryouts, Folsom, CA
Melanie hosts the event as owner and director.

11/22~Melanie & Jeffrey's 17th Wedding Anniversary

October 2009

10/2~Wm Brooks School Mrs. Gimpel 1st grade Classroom volunteer

10/2~Wm Brooks School Mrs. Haverty 3rd grade
iMath classroom volunteer

10/2-10/4~Crowned One Productions Event
Melanie and Emily participated in festivities at Disneyland in Anaheim for Emily's title as Jr. Miss California World 2009.

10/4~Gold Cal Jrs VBC Clinic, Folsom, CA
Melanie as owner and director hosts the event.

10/6~Discovery Museum field trip, Sacramento, CA
Melanie supports the Wm Brooks school event as a volunteer chaperone.

10/7~Cross Country Finals, El Dorado County Fair Grounds, Placerville, CA
Our son, JT placed 5th out of 115 runners in the 7/8 yr old division and placed 1st for Wm Brooks Bears.

10/11~Gold Cal Jrs VBC Clinic, Folsom, CA
Melanie as owner and director hosts the event.

10/18~Gold Cal Jrs VBC Clinic, Folsom, CA
Melanie as owner and director hosts the event.

10/19~Apple Hill Ranch field trip, Camino, CA
Melanie supports the Wm Brooks school event as a volunteer chaperone.

10/23~PTA Harvest Carnival fundraiser
Melanie supports the Wm Brooks school event as a volunteer.

10/25~Gold Cal Jrs VBC Clinic, Folsom, CA
Melanie as owner and director hosts the event.

10/30~Wm Brooks School Mrs. Haverty 3rd grade
iMath classroom volunteer

10/30~Wm Brooks School Mrs. Gimpel 1st grade
Classroom volunteer

10/30~Harvest Party for Mrs. Haverty's 3rd grade
Melanie supports the Wm Brooks school event as party organizer and volunteer.

10/30~Harvest Party for Mrs. Gimpel's 1st grade
Melanie supports the Wm Brooks school event as party organizer and volunteer.

 

September 2009

9/11~Wm Brooks School Mrs. Gimpel 1st grade
Classroom volunteer

9/12~Mrs. California International 2010 Competition, Los Angeles
Melanie attended as visiting queen, Mrs. Idaho International 2009.

9/18~PTA Jog-a-thon
As a PTA volunteer Melanie participated in the annual fundraiser.

9/24-9/26~Mrs. Idaho International 2010 Competition, Nampa
Melanie was honored to participate in the event and the crowning of the 2010 Mrs. Idaho International.


August 2009

8/3-8/7~Gold Cal Jrs VBC Summer Camp, Folsom, CA

summercamp

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.

Monarchs

8/17~“Back to School”
Emily, JT & Jeremy are back in school and Melanie is recommitted as a PTA volunteer.

 

July 2009

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.

Parade

Parade

7/13-7/19~Mrs. International Pageant, Chicago, Illinois
Melanie was honored to represent the great state of Idaho as Mrs. Idaho International 2009, placing in the "top ten".

melanie

Melanie's Grandmother

Melanie's Mom

Melanie Baby

Emily

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!

Nonni Visit

June 2009

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~We appreciate you! Wm Brooks PTA Volunteer Tea
Honored participant, pictured with Mrs. Washburn.

Washburn

6/9~2nd grade “Famous Americans” play at Wm Brooks School
Proud parents of JT as Louis Armstrong.

JT Class

6/12~Wm Brooks School Awards Ceremony
Emily honored with Golden Bear Award, President's Seal Award & Sportsmanship Award

Emily & Friends

6/12~PTA sponsored “Family Dance” at Wm Brooks School
DeMure family fun.

Dance

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. 

JT Report

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.

Farewell

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.

Bronco

6/19~Meridian Day Parade in Meridian, Idaho
Melanie celebrated Official Dairy Days Parade.

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.

Cal Finals

6/27~Placer County Fair, Roseville, CA
Emily, Jr. Miss California World will be chaperoned by her Mother, Melanie as a visiting queen.

Placer Fair

Placer Fair

6/28~EV Church Family Picnic
The DeMure family beats the heat at the Annual Summer Kickoff Picnic.

Church Picnic

Church 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

 
May 2009

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.

courtney paris

5/8~PTA Breakfast with Mom


5/9~Race For The Cure in Boise, Idaho
Join Melanie participated in the Susan G. Komen For The Cure event.


5/16~Parade America in Nampa, Idaho
Melanie honored our great nation in the Parade America.

Parade

5/30~Heart Walk for the American
Heart Association in Boise, Idaho

Melanie joined Brenda Mee, Mrs. Idaho International 2008 & thousands at the start of the 2009 Heart Walk fundraiser.

Melanie & Brenda

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.

Melanie Warhawk

Multiple dates~Classroom parent PTA volunteer

April 2009

4/4~Crowned One Productions, Jr Miss CA World Pageant, Sacramento CA
Daughter, Emily competed for the title of Jr Miss California World and won. Congratulations!

4/14~PTA meeting @ 7pm

4/18-4/20~Far Westerns Tournament in Reno, Nevada
Melanie cheered on her daughter, Emily, as she competed at a USA National Volleyball Qualifying Tournament.

emily & melanie

4/20-4/22~Photo Shoot & Trunk Show in Dothan, Alabama
Melanie traveled to Dothan, Alabama to work with the Competitive Image, Clay Spann, Joey Retherford and the Mrs. International family.


4/25- 4/27~Far Westerns Tournament in Reno, Nevada
Melanie coached Gold Cal Jrs 18-1 Black team at a USA National Volleyball Qualifying Tournament.

Multiple dates~Classroom parent PTA volunteer

 

March 2009

3/3~PTA meeting @ 7pm

3/4-3/6~5th grade beach field trip to Point Bonita, CA

3/12~MAX Fundraiser for 4th & 5th grade fieldtrips

3/19-3/21~Mrs. Idaho International, Nampa Idaho
Melanie competed and was honored to be Mrs. Idaho International 2009!

idaho crown

3/22~Idaho International photo shoot with Marc Reynolds of SMG Studios

Melanie Blue

3/25~Wm Brooks School Famous Person Report
Son, JT presented Abe Lincoln.

3/27-3/29~PacNorthwest Volleyball Qualifier, Spokane WA

Multiple dates~Classroom parent PTA volunteer

February 2009

2/3~PTA meeting @ 7pm

2/19-2/20~Special friends wedding, Idaho

2/26~PTA Talent Show @ 7pm

Multiple dates~Classroom parent PTA volunteer

 
January 2009

1/26-1/27~PTA Auditions for Talent Show

Multiple dates~Classroom parent PTA volunteer

December 2008

12/2~PTA meeting @ 7pm

12/27-1/3~Family skiing vacation, Sun Valley, Idaho
The DeMure family had a wonderful & memorable time.

Multiple dates~Classroom parent PTA volunteer

 
November 2008

11/4~PTA meeting @ 7pm

11/7~"Jogathon" for all grade levels @ WM Brooks School

11/22~Wedding Anniversary
Melanie and Jeffrey celebrate the 16th anniversary “Of their new life together".

Melanie and Jeffrey

11/24-11/28~DeMure Family trip to Disneyland

Multiple dates~Classroom parent PTA volunteer

October 2008

10/7~PTA meeting @ 7pm

Multiple dates~Classroom parent PTA volunteer

 

September 2008

9/2~PTA meeting @ 7pm

9/19~PTA Family Movie Night
Sleeping bags, popcorn and movie on school lawn...great family fun as a volunteer & participant.

Multiple dates~Classroom parent PTA volunteer

August 2008

8/1~Purchase & celebration of Gold Cal Jrs Volleyball Club
The completion of a personal goal for Melanie, to support her vision of youth focused activities in the community.

8/4-8/7~Gold Cal Jrs Volleyball Summer Camp, Folsom, CA

Multiple dates~Classroom parent PTA volunteer

 

July 2008

7/2-7/12~Summer family vacation on the Snake River, Nampa, Idaho
The DeMure family enjoyed fireworks, boating, hiking, and as always great friends.

 

 



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