Posts Tagged ‘COTS Zumbathon®’

On Oct. 25, 2013, COTS held its Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. COTS Executive Director Rita Markley gave the following keynote address.  Good morning, and welcome to our Annual Meeting and Volunteer recognition breakfast. This is the time of year when we celebrate your many contributions to COTS and reflect on why they matter. This is also the day when we thumb our noses at nutritional convention and offer…

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On Sept. 22-23, 2012, Marty Martinez, a members of the COTS Veterans Advisory Council, launched their first Stand Down event for homeless veterans in Vermont at the Winooski High School. Martinez said he was motivated by the need he saw, given the latest census data; every night there are 60 homeless vets in the state of Vermont.  He wanted to use Stand Down to help find those 60 individuals and connect…

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We are so excited about the incredible turnout for our Zumbathon® for COTS!  The music was awesome and there were 8 liscensed Zumba® instructors all in one place!  It was so much fun to see their different styles and in turn, get to try so many of them at once. “I don’t think anyone can attend an event like this and not have a good time,” said Gillian Taylor, the AmeriCorps…

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The Zumbathon® for COTS is going to be a crazy good time. The fundraiser, organized by COTS Daystation staffer and Zumba® instructor Kate Barash-Engel, takes place 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24 in Contois Auditorium at Burlington City Hall (Get all the details here). In addition to Kate, there will be lots of other great instructors—Jenn Skinner-Cisse, Bridget O’Connor, Melissa Story, and more—to direct the routines. And let’s not forget the raffle and…

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