Pizza Villa event with Santa, Let’s Go Nuts home demonstration, Taste of the Town fundraisers

Pizza Villa held a fundraiser for Pam during December which featured an appearance by Santa and free pizza for the kids. The event was considered a success, and was the result of the close cooperation between Pam and Cheryl, the manager of Pizza Villa.

Shortly afterwards,  Pam conceived of a natural raw food fundraising event, which was later held in the home of a friend, and was called the Let’s Go Nuts raw food demonstration. Around twenty guests enjoyed learning how to prepare Pam’s recipe for her raw walnut substitute for ground meat.

Following this, a fundraising event called Toast of the Town was held at the offices of a local business with two musical acts and delicious catering donated generously by Pizza Villa.

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Ling Christensen becomes Pam’s campaign manager

Accelerated-Global-logo13In the context of managing Pam’s website, Ling and Kevin realized Pam would benefit from having an aggressive management team. They all shared the same values regarding the health of the local economy, sharing healthy eating habits, and fostering the correct perception of the naturist culture. Ling could draw on her extensive experience in event planning, sales, marketing, management and organization to help Pam in her run for Honorary Mayor.

When Kevin and Ling suggested this idea, Pam accepted and the campaign accelerated.

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Accelerated Global manages the campaign website, and recommends a strategy for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media

Accelerated-Global-logo13As Kevin consulted with Pam, he recommended that with 2013 coming up, the essential place for any business or event to have a presence was on the various social media, to help draw traffic to the main business or event website.

At the time, Pam only had a simple Facebook page, and Kevin and Ling recommended she start by building a page for herself on LinkedIn which, Kevin explained, was a sort of Facebook for business. As Pam got started building her online resume on LinkedIn, Kevin followed up by creating a Twitter page for her with a clear description of the campaign’s goals.

All of this social media was then tied in to appear on every page of her campaign website. This made it a simple matter for viewers and supporters to post these updates on their own social media pages.

With the basic social media channels in place, Kevin and Ling began helping Pam to push out her campaign message with updates about her fundraising events. Within a short time Pam was surprised to see the number of her friends, followers and connections increasing daily.

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Pam expresses her need for a website, and starts working with Accelerated Global

Accelerated-Global-logo13Kevin Tambling designed the website for PamOakes.com, after consulting with Pam to determine her unique requirements for a web presence. Pam’s ideal website was to include the beautiful and inspiring nature photography of Andrea Pico Estrada. Pam’s weekly radio spots were to be archived for listeners to enjoy, along with her images from various photo shoots and appearances.

Since this was a support website for her campaign, a calendar of events and Pam’s articles for various publications, along with statements of her campaign issues were to be included.

Within a just a few days the website took shape, and because of this Pam extended her internet outreach to a much larger worldwide audience, complete with a section for viewer’s comments on each page and PayPal functionality for securely collecting campaign donations.

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Raw/vegetarian nut taco dinner with Kevin and Ling

Pam, knowing that Kevin Tambling and his wife Ling Christensen shared her strong focus on healthy eating habits, invited them to dinner one evening to try her vegetarian taco recipe, which replaced the usual ground beef with a special preparation of chopped walnuts. Pam explained her techniques for preparing “raw” meals, avoiding the necessity of cooking foods in favor of raw food recipes, which preserve the natural nutrition and flavor of the ingredients.

Kevin considered this a spectacular development as he was a great fan of both Mexican food and raw nuts. Over this healthy and satisfying meal the four of them, Kevin, Ling, Pam and her boyfriend Shane discussed her run for Honorary Mayor of Land O Lakes for the first time.

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October 27, 2012 – Pam Begins Executing Her Duties As An Honoray Mayor Candidate

11 am – Attended Fancy Frock ribbon-cutting ceremony. This was my first in an on-going series of “highly encouraged” appearances.  The unique selection of gowns and dresses made me want to say “Yes” to all of the dresses.  Honorary Mayor candidates are encouraged to attend all chamber functions and to promote Shop Local First.   Candidates are asked to create and promote their own fundraisers.  [see associated post – Honorary Mayor’s Race Rules]

3 pm – Later in the day I attended the Pet Halloween Costume Contest hosted by East-West Animal Hospital at Seneca Apartments in Lutz.  This is FUN!

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Links to Endorsements and Supporters

“A vote for candidate Pam Oakes is a vote for the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce and increased tourism and business in Pasco county.” – George Clamp, Owner of Great Britain Tile

Please let me know how I can help your Pasco County Business or club! I am available to appear at your event, give a presentation on my platform issues, OR let’s create an event!

Thank You!   To the Generous Individuals and Businesses listed below.       May your generosity be returned to you manyfold….

Goods or Services

  • Pizza Villa –  % of Proceeds in January to Campaign, Food Supplier for 1/22/13 Toast of the Town Fundraiser – $100 Gift Basket [Winner:  Ron Raimondi], FREE Event 4 Kidz Fundraiser 12/22/12 – email
  • Cooper Financial – Host location for 1/22/13 Toast of the Town Fundraiser, wine and other supplies – Cooper-Financial.com
  • Under The Sun Boutique – Vendor Space Como Blues Fest – $100 Gift Basket [Winner: Joey & Cindy Young] – Under The Sun Boutique
  • Kevin Tambling – Web Design & Photography Accelerated Global – SEO, Web and Marketing ServicesLinkedIn, Raffle Items
  • David Apostle – DFA International, LLC, Consulting – email
  • Kelly Feldkamp – Tax Preparation
  • Blenus Martin – Photography, Graphic Design, Computer Repair – email
  • Mark Banjak – Graphic Design & Promos
  • Andrea Webb – Banner Eagle Photos – email
  • Pasco County Recycling – Promo Items – email
  • Nusa SUN – Advertising – email
  • Julie Rinaldi – LOLA (advertising) – email
  • Wyndy Olson – Logo Artistry, Face painting at Pizza Villa FREE Event for Kidz
  • Point to Point Printingemail
  • Bill Pawson – RPM Printing email
  • Creative Printing – Printing – email
  • Target Super Store (Lutz) Candy for Pizza Villa FREE Event for Kidz
  • Ierna’s Heating & Cooling – Doggie Christmas Gift Basket – $50 Gift Basket [Winner:  Patty Turrell] Ierna’s Heating & Cooling
  • Quality Care Automotive Center– Raffle Items – qualitycareautocenter.com
  • Mark Vesh – VESH Catering cateredbyvesh.com
  • D & D Pressure Washing – Raffle Items – ddpressurewash.com
  • Bay Cities Bank/Lutz Branch – Novelty Give-away Items
  • Advance Auto Parts – Raffle Items – email
  • Anthony V. Masella, Jr. – Photography – OurTownFLA.com
  • Deb Bowen – Entertainment – email
  • Joyce’s Teirs of Joy Garden Art – Raffle Items – email
  • All Smiles Denistry – Raffle Items
  • Evolutions of Beauty – Raffle Items
  • Gateway Chiropractic – Raffle Items
  • Rosane Gibson – Life Coach – Raffle Items
  • Karri Sheltons Hair Studio – Raffle Items
  • Copperstone Exec. Suitescopperstone.info – In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Music Fest Sponsor
  • McFarlane’s Appliances Centermcfarlanesappliance.com – In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Sponsor
  • Sun n’ Fun Realty, Inc.sunnfunrealty.com – In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Sponsor
  • Hungry Harry’s BBQhhbbq.com – In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Sponsor
  • Arbea – Fraternal Order of Police (FOP 29) – pascofop.com – In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Gift Certificates
  • Gordon – Fraternal Order of Police (FOP 29) and 2 of his Boy Scouts – Labor, Parking Attendants
  • Lake Como Family Nudist Resortlakecomonaturally.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • Under the Sun BoutiqueUnder The Sun Boutique – Gifts/Certificates
  • Kevin TamblingAccelerated Global – SEO Audit Certificates
  • Ling Christensen – Campaign Manager/Accelerated Global
  • Karri Shelton’s Hair Studio – (813) 817-3451 – Gifts/Certificates
  • Gateway Chiropracticgatewaychiropractic.net – Gifts/Certificates
  • All Smiles Dentistryallsmilestampabay.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • D&D Power Washingddpressurewash.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • New Tung Tung 2 Chinese Restaurantnewtungtung2.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • Keeleys Custom Marine Cover & Upholstery – (813) 727-6199 – Gifts/Certificates
  • Hello Beautifulhello-beautiful-boutique.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • J. Joseph Salonjjosephsalon.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • All Tune and Lubealltuneandlubelandolakes.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • Pasco Iron & Metalpascoironandmetal.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • RPM Printersrpm2print.com – Gifts/Certificates
  • Dunkin Donuts – Land O’ Lakes/Lutz – Event Food
  • Winn Dixie – Land O’ Lakes/Lutz – Gift Certificates
  • Home Depot – Carrollwood – % off event supplies
  • Office Depot – Carrollwood – % off event supplies
  • Sams Club – Carrollwood – % off event supplies

Volunteers

  • Shane Boyd
  • Ling Christensen
  • Kevin Tambling
  • Cindy Palmer
  • Chuck & Roberta Farrow
  • Judi Miller
  • Kim Norman
  • Cathy Winters
  • Brenda Netz
  • Deb Z.
  • Jill Gravino
  • Mallika Albert
  • Jean Clark
  • Linda Kaye “The Pink Chick”
  • Paul Tucker
  • Amanda Malhoit “Former Honorary Mayor”
  • ReneVanHout
  • Cyndi Kerrigan
  • Renee Christian
  • Mary Martin
  • Santa Claus
  • Claudia Harris
  • Jim & Hilda Holt
  • Bob & Carolyn Van
  • Larry & Jeanne Icenogle
  • Bill & Sharon Wascher
  • Reid & Margaret Wilson
  • Xzanthia LaRiviere
  • P.J. Medina
  • Melinda Asbel

My Donors

  • Peggy Oakes thanks Mom
  • Lake Como Family Nudist Park & Community website
  • Dan & Deb Nockels
  • Patrick Lowe
  • Carl Young (IN)
  • Beth & Gerry Harding
  • Sun-n-Fun Realty – website
  • Jack and Sally Dupree
  • Carol Carson
  • Michael Bolton
  • Mark Trierweiler (MI)
  • Pink
  • Frederick Richards (NY)
  • Ken McCalvey
  • Lake Como Blues Festival (60 Individual Donations)
  • Margie A. Merrill
  • Chuck & Roberta Farrow
  • Anonymous
  • Anna Steneker
  • John & Timberly Newcomer
  • Bob & Carolyn
  • Traditions on the Green (19 Individual Donations)
  • Bill & Sharon Wascher
  • Gary McDonald CoastToCoastSolar.com
  • Jim Miller
  • Dan & Cindy Palmer
  • Sean Hall
  • Judy B.
  • Lin Malzone
  • Pizza Villa FREE Event 4 Kidz (Countless Individual Donations)
  • Nautical Nudists
  • Jack Rinaldi
  • George & Ela Dybicki
  • Bill Engle
  • Doug Stuart
  • Ted DeLong
  • Kevin & Shannon Young
  • Ian & Debi Hunter
  • Dale Harp & Edie Jones
  • Rich & Julianne Pasco
  • Bob K.
  • Lisa Caruso
  • Mark & Jane Gamble
  • Tim Sullivan
  • Keith Eschelman
  • Nancy & Bob Moore
  • Toast of the Town (79 Individual Donations)
  • Housewalk Home Hosts (6 Households)
  • Housewalkers (120 Individual Donations)
  • Paradise Pines RV Park Friday Meet & Greet Group
  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Music Festies
  • Greg & Janet Gunnels
  • Fred D.
  • Charlotte & L.J.’s Houseguests
  • Clothes Closet Shoppers (Countless Individual Donations)
  • D. Nemeth
  • Kurt K.
  • Pam Taynor Colker

Volunteers for the In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Event

  • The Lint Rollers Band – Joey Donovan, George Valaes, Mike Cusumano and Dennis Toerpe
  • Ling Christensen, Campaign Manager
  • Skip & Susan Palmer
  • Mallika Albert
  • Robert Farnell
  • Christine & Brad Shattuck
  • Nicola Johnsen
  • Jane & Mark Gamble
  • Lin Malzone
  • Kim Armentrout
  • Frank Pridgen
  • Sarah Sprague
  • Irma Tieger
  • Chris Pawlowicz
  • Gary Moore
  • Deborah Bogan
  • Dave Fuson
  • Cyndi Kerrigan
  • Amanda Malhoit
  • Nancy Moore
  • Nora Rusch
  • Sandy & Bill Neuwirth
  • Rosane Gibson
  • Randy Gailit
  • Kevin Tambling
  • Arbea Bond
  • Gordon Bond

Vendors for the In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco Event

Marquee Sign Supporters

The election is over. Thank You for donating!

Pam Oakes is Honorary Mayor of Land O Lakes for 2013/2014 raising $8291.25 for the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, with 10 percent to the Mayor’s choice of charity!

Peace, Love, Unity & Respect,

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“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has”. — Margaret Mead

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