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.
You know we could have had a Big card sent right round the world to all of our regular posters to sign that would have been something
Love Dianna xxx
Hold on to the idea Dianna. Next year, someone could get this card started & soon&by his 61st birthday, we could have the card going around the world with signatures. I probably wouldn't put mine on it as my handwriting as a heck of a lot to be desired. I'd be embarrassed.
A great idea Dianna pity we didn't think of something like that or, even, for the card to have had all our names printed on it as we couldn't sign it and can I just ask here if the card is in fact going to have on it, anywhere, that it is from his fans on the forum on his website or is it going to be purely signed by those attending his birthday concert because, sorry folks and you Gail, but when going to be signed by people, possibly not even on his website, I don't feel a part of it anymore and do not think MB will see it as being representative of any of us; for it will be from his American fans who have attended the show. I didn't think, when you spoke about it Gail, that it was going to be signed at all but just given to him and him made aware that you had organized, then that would have been sufficient to have indicated it was from his, as he calls it, "international fan club", which is his website. Sorry to be a "downer" on it but as I say I don't feel part of it anymore so I am just being honest.
Sylvia. Your wee Scottish friend.
I really feel bad for those who can not be there for the big birthday concert. I wish that there were some way that we could all be there. Where is that big lottery win when I need it??!!!!
This is the only thing I could think of to help this situation------I am going to the concert, of course since I am bringing the cake, I would be glad to sign the card for anyone that would like to PM me and send me whatever message that they would like to have added to the card. Again, this is the only thing I can think of to help this situation. Let me know if this is something that would be helpful.
Hey Tami, that's so sweet of you! Hmm, well unless you know some kind of broadcaster who could stream the concert live throughout the world, I think your offer is a very sweet and generous one and I know it'll help me feel a little closer so I will take you up on it, thank you so much! I love that everyone is contributing, even if it's in a small way to make Michael's birthday special, for both Michael and the fans... BTW, will you share with us what you've decided for the cake? Just wondering. Well I'll assume you did figure out your in-box to retrieve PM's so that's good news too. Take care Tami and again thanks so much! Big hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D
Hi Tami.....I will also take you up on the offer to add my name to MB's card!!! That is very sweet of you!! Thanks again for the kind offer :)))))
Kathy and LAFD Bob
Hey Kathy, I think maybe our lil Ashley would very much like her name on that card as well....what do you think? You know them well...Just saying! I don't want her out of the Birthday card! If she wants on it! Maybe you could talk to her dad:)!
This is all turning out to be some Birthday for him, he won't know what hit him, except LOVE:)!
Now! Wouldn't that be cool if Tuesday's concert was streamed like the HSN concert was. Sure. we all wanna be there but we'll be there in spirit. Thinking of the fans being there & all. I know. If I were stil in MD, I'd be there but I'm not.
What type of cake did you decide on? Hope you will take lots of pictures and share with us of your fun time.
Hi Tami and thanks a million for your idea and your offer of putting names on, thanks very much indeed, but it is not that I want my name on the card it was that Gail asking for views as to what the wording should be etc. on here gave me the idea that it was going to be from everyone on the forum on MB's website but obviously, if the card doesn't state that then it is not and if other people add their names then it is from them, not from us at all, but if it wasn't the intention for it be a card delivered on behalf of us ALL but by those at MB's birthday concert then that is okay and will leave it at that for do believe it is a great idea for him to get a card, on his birthday, from all those at the concert....think that is a super thought and will be well appreciated by MB.
Thanks again for coming up with your suggestion Tami !! :)
Sylvia. Your wee Scottish friend.
The card is signed:
From the Best Fans in The World...so it is from everyone! Those at the concert can sign and I see no reason Tami can't physically sign the card for those who can't physically be there. Thanks for that offer Tami!! Gail
Unfortunately, I'm not on your list or you're not on my list to send a DM, Tamy. The list of members is humongous. I'd have to be doing a lot of keyboarding. Thanks. A neat idea of what you're doing.