Hi everyone, well this is my first attempt at starting a discussion so hope I’m doing this right... :D . A couple of weeks ago, I asked Gail when she thought would be a proper time to start thinking of what we fans want to do for our Michael’s 60th birthday. She said she was out of ideas, but suggested I’d start a thread asking fans for suggestions. I figure we have exactly 4 months, starting today, to come up with something fun and get mobilised to achieve it. I’m no organizer, I just thought we could share ideas so let’s put our heads together and see what we can come up with! :D Take care and hugs to all, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada J
*The 2 most popular suggestions so far are:
- individual donations to michaelboltoncharities.com, mentionning they are made in honor of Michael’s birthday, of any amount you feel comfortable with.
-a collective wall-hanging made from personalized fabric squares sent by fans that will be stitched together. The 4 inch/10 cm squares (with small blank margin) only need have your signature and location but can be crafty as you are able. For
more info, ask here, or PM either me, or Amie Angeli who will be doing the stitching and presenting the finished product to our Michael.
**Note: The final deadline for recieving fabric squares is February 15th, so you don't have much time left. :D
**It would also mean a lot to Michael if fans donate to the Red Cross for victims of hurricane Sandy at:
then E-mail Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and location, so she can add them to the MBC donors list.
**If you feel strongly about sending Michael a card or personal gift, you may send it to:
c/o Michael Bolton Charities
P.O. Box 936
Branford, CT 06405
*Note that the deadline for recieving cards and presents is February 20th 2013, whether you send them to either Gail or Michael Bolton Charities.
Hi Sylvia, what I think Robin is trying to say is that it sounds like you feel left out of this card, simply because you can't be there to sign it in person. If you go back to Gail's initial post on Tuesday, Gail said she would have "from all your fans" written on the card, which means symbolicly and that's why she asked our input. There are over 6000 members on this site and not all of Michael's fans are on the site, so, although the card is big, there wouldn't be enough room for all of us to sign, never mind the fans who aren't on this site. That's my 2 cents, take care Sylvia. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada
Sylvia do what Sylvie and I are doing and that is to take up Tami's offer of signing for us! That is very kind of her and the next best thing since we all loved the card idea but can't attend the concert!
Tami friend me back so I can pm you and hopefully then be able to "sign" the card!! Thanks again for the offer :))))
Kathy and LAFD Bob
I agree with you, Robin. Gosh, I would LOVE to be there....but it is what it is. MO is just too darn far away! I know you'll have a blast!
Love, Anna (in MO)
Thanks Anna and Sylvie..
Robin in MD :)
Tami, that cake seems to be yummy&looks neat.
Love the card, Gail, and wish so much I could be there to sign it, too. Lovely of you to think of a giant card like that. It's going to be a grand bash, and I hope Michael is immensely surprised by all of it since in the article he says he's clueless, but anticipates "something" since it's his birthday.
Working like crazy on the wallhanging, and awaiting receipt of a few more squares I know are in the mail en route to Westport. Got space saved to add them, even at the last minute. International mail seems a bit slow, if you ask me!
Next step is to start taking pics of some section(s) or something & then upload them on this forum or my page or (where?). I know how antsy everyone is to see how it's coming along! Wish I could get to York to deliver it, and it's a bummer I cannot go. Have a nice big plastic storage bin in my car, large enough to hold it all, so I was prepared to bring it! Phooey and double-phooey to miss this big bash.
Take plenty of pics! Living vicariously is better than nothing, I suppose. . .
Best regards to all, Amie
Antsy here too. Wish we all could go and give it to Michael. Extremely happy for all those going, looking forward to hearing back from them.
Yes, Kellie, it would be great if everyone who contributed to the wallhanging could join him onstage with it. But the stage might not hold that many & leave room for our Main Man? LOL! Cheers, Amie
Hi Amie, I feel it would be best for you to upload the pics here on the "brainstorming" thread, since this is where this all started and fans who’ve contributed know to check. If you need help uploading, check this thread:
There are visual instructions to help you more than I could. Thanks a lot for the progress report Amie, it’s encouraging. Take care sweetie. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada
I wanted to let all those who sent me cards for Michael's BD know that I put them in the mail today...should be there on Monday! Gail
Hey Gail, I've been counting the days down for Michael's B-Day....LOL! My family & friends really think I'm nuts.....because I probably am:)! LOL!