Listen I know that February is a short month but seriously did I just fall asleep, wake up and find myself in March?! Wow. Well welcome March and Hello to Mermaid Madness, green beer and our Mermaid Club Ambassadors! Can we get a Fins Up?!
So what have we been up to at The Mermaid Club? Well last month we on boarded over 50 amazing Ambassadors and promoted some badass former Ambassadors to Ambassador Leaders. The excitement across the network was infectious and we are so excited to get to know each and every one of these Mermaids over 2016. We can already see we have selected some passionate, dedicated and badass women, who will no doubt inspire you – they inspire us! I won’t spoil all the details on these lovely Mermaids, our Ambassador Program Coordinator, Jessica, will be giving us all the dirt shortly so watch this space!
The Mermaid Club spread a lot of joy in February – we raced in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale as well as across the pond in The Netherlands and London, UK. We showed our fins, bragged about our bling and posted celebratory photos for all the world to see. Good times for all, especially when goals are crushed! When we were not racing, we were busy volunteering. The Mermaid Club gave back at the A1A marathon on Valentine’s Day – can we say “kiss a mermaid”. We volunteered at the water station around mile 6 – we were loud, bright, and super excited to be there! It really is fun to be on the other side, give out the much needed water and Gatorade, and give encouragement that we all know and love on race day. AND it’s really cool when you see a friend go rushing by. Honestly, you get this buzz. We saw a lot of friends so we had tingles all morning long! We had a few mermen sporting Mermaid dresses begging for kisses and believe me, they were the highlight of our water stop! Some runners looked confused, some just laughed and others begged for a photo. All I can say is that I think that mile marker 6 may become a Mermaid Club tradition and next year we would love to take it up a notch. We have some ideas, hehe. Calling all mermen!
The Mermaid Club also gave back by going to visit the Girls on the Run evening session in Boca Raton. Six of us showed up in our fabulous pink Mermaid Club tanks and were paired with one girl from Girls on the Run. The theme for that week was bullying. We got to chat with the girls, listen to their stories and help incorporate running into the lessons. It was really a lot of fun and amazing to hear how mature these girls really are, and how much they love to RUN! We also presented Girls on the Run with a huge check for $3540! This money was raised by each and every one of you who participated in International Mermaid Day, Sept 7 2015 so a big Fins Up and THANK YOU! It was a very rewarding experience and no doubt we shall be back! If you are a volunteer for Girls on the Run, kudos to you! The world needs more people like you to inspire our young ones and motivate them to make healthy choices.
And now we find ourselves in March! We have kicked off Mermaid Madness for 2016 and we have taken over the social feeds! Mermaid Madness is, of course, a play on March Madness and a great way to share our daily lives, as well as an excuse to pull out some old photos to celebrate our past goals and achievements. Its also a great way to shout out your mermaid besties for their love and continued support! And really….any excuse to post a selfie right?! We are only into the first few days so you still have time to play along – we have some really great inspirations for you to work with. We will repost our favorite on IG at the end of the day!
March is also the month of St Patrick’s Day and green beer. Yes please! Have you signed up for a St Paddy’s day race? If so make sure you update our Race Day calendar and try to ‘meet a mermaid’ at the same time!
Don’t forget applications for a charity partner to support our Third Annual International Mermaid Day in September is still open! As most of you are aware this event spans from sunny South Florida to the coast of California and as far afield as Australia and the UK, AND we want this event to be bigger and better than ever before. Not only are we are looking for one amazing charity to help us make some waves, we are also in conversations with various sponsors and WE are getting pumped here at Mermaid Central for a little bit of International Mermaid Day!
Let’s Live Life and Make Waves Mermaids!
Much love, Many waves