January 19, 2011

Ice Skating in Birmingham

This month I've had the privilege of covering the Birmingham region for the entire month while we look for a new Area Director for the area. So we had a combined activity in Birmingham with the Birmingham and Huntsville Au Pairs. We met at the Pelham Civic Ice Complex and enjoyed ice skating for about an hour and a half. The Huntsville Au Pairs actually made the two hour drive the day before to meet up with some of the B'ham Au Pairs and spent the night. I was very pleased that almost all of the B'ham Au Pairs were able to come to the Ice Complex, although not everyone was interested in ice skating. I think I did the most ice skating of the group, but I loved seeing how everyone was getting to know each other, making plans for the rest of the day, and just enjoying each other's company. We will definitely have to get together with the B'ham cluster a few more times. Maybe there's a zoo visit in our near future...

January 2, 2011

January 2011 Newsletter

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and an enjoyable New Year's celebration. Did you make some resolutions for the new year? Were you able to keep some of your resolutions from last year? And how about that snow?? Who would've thought we would have a White Christmas in Huntsville?! While I'm not a particular fan of cold weather, I must admit that a blanket of white snow is really beautiful.
Remember to stay safe and warm during winter weather. Use extra caution on the roads and don't forget hats and gloves for you and your children if you go outside.

Important Information

The Area Director in Birmingham has left AuPairCare as of December 31st and I've been asked to cover the region until a new Area Director can be found. If you know anyone in the Birmingham/Tuscaloosa area who you feel would be a good fit for the Area Director position, please let me know! We'd like to have the position filled by the start of February. Host Families: beyond recommending likely candidates, this development should not affect you in any way. Au Pairs: what this means for you is that we will be doing a joint monthly meeting with the Birmingham Au Pairs! See below for more information.

January Au Pair Activity

I hope everyone's looking forward to ice skating on Sunday, Jan. 16th! We will be skating at the Pelham Civic Complex Ice Arena just south of Birmingham. Public skating is from 1:00 - 3:00. We will meet in the lobby area (near the ticket counter if it is inside). If you are unable to arrive at 1:00, please come find us inside the skating area. Admission is $7 and skate rental is $2. You will want to wear warm clothes and may even want to wear gloves or mittens. Large purses and other items should probably be left in your car or at home. The address for the Civic Complex is 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124-4338. Phone: (205) 620-6448. The website is http://www.pelhamciviccomplex.com/

Double Referral Bonus

AuPairCare is pleased to announce that a double referral bonus of $400 is now available to host families and au pairs who share the AuPairCare program with their friends and family! Please contact me if you know someone who may be interested in hosting an au pair.

Save These Dates

February 13th; March 13th
Note: dates are subject to change if there's something fun we'd like to do that doesn't correspond with the dates I've chosen. Just let me know what you want to do!

Au Pair Birthdays

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Au Pair Arrivals/Departures

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