Mission Ferris Bueller Featured on WCCO (CBS) – Accomplish Minnesota

We were thrilled when we got the call that WCCO wanted to include Mission Ferris Bueller as part of their Accomplish Minnesota series! And we are over the moon happy about how informative and fun the piece is! Have a look, and find out how you can be involved in helping us complete our goal by November 1, filling Military Care Packages to a troops and civilians serving in Afghanistan.

Mission Ferris Bueller Campaign Hero Andrew Angell Founder of Angell Eye



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If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or YouTube you have surely heard about my Mission Ferris Bueller Care Package Campaign.  Our goal is to send a huge variety of items (necessities to fun) for 100 Troops and Civilians serving at a base in Afghanistan.  I have a Colonel friend who is stationed there, and these men and women are in his command.

You may ask, why name it Mission Ferris Bueller? It is a tribute to the classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which represents a “break from reality, having fun, surprises, impacting many people in a good way, while appreciating the things and people that mean the most to you.”

We are asking people to contribute with items or cash to purchase items on our Wish List. One of our very generous contributors is Andrew Angell, Founder of Angell Eye Consulting Services.  [Read more…]

Sit With a Stranger on the Bus

Beth, another Minnesota girl, and military wife, I met at our Seminar's BBQ dinner.

Beth, another Minnesota girl, and military wife, I met at our Seminar’s BBQ dinner.

This past week I was honored to be a New Member of the Army War College, at their National Security Seminar (NSS). More on the NSS and Army War College in my next blog post. There were many fascinating military and civilian students and staff, and fellow New Members in my smaller Seminar group. But equally interesting were those I met on the 30-40 minute bus rides to and from Carlisle Barracks and our hotel.

Picture your classic coach bus, with two seats on each side. Promptly at 7:00 each morning we are able to get on the busses. The same was true for the afternoons when departing for the hotel. We get on, and then there is a waiting time until the bus is full.

Most of us attended not knowing anyone else who was a New Member. Therefore you were most likely going to sit with a complete stranger on the bus, especially that very first morning. I chose to sit with Anne, aka Catherine as I found out thru one of her stories. [Read more…]

Please vote for Social Networking Nanny in #SocialMadness – to help Wounded Warrior Project!

We have entered the Social Networking Nanny into the Social Madness contest!

By giving us a vote you help increase our chances of advancing to the next level of competition.

Why is that important?

If the Social Networking Nanny makes it to the National level, and is one of the winners…we get to designate a $10,000 donation to the charity of our choice! 

We have chosen the Wounded Warrior Project…

In memory of my brother who recently passed away…he was a strong supporter of all military branches, and a very proud Dad who’s son was in the Army National Guard, step-son currently in the Army (based in Afghanistan), and our Lt. Colonel brother who served for 35 years with the Army.

Please give us just one, very easy vote.  You don’t need to register, only verify that you’re a human with a short code upon voting.  If you could share the voting page and our name with others, that would be absolutely wonderful!

Thank you for your support 🙂