2011 Annual Forum Art Auction Raises $5,700
For the FSSA Education Foundation
At this year's Annual Forum, keynote speaker and artist, Erik Wahl, presented "The Art of Vision", a one-of-a-kind program designed to challenge organizations to discover their untapped potential and embrace the future by becoming more innovative, more productive and ultimately more profitable. The format was fast-paced, entertaining, and full of surprises. As a metaphor to the fabric of his message of creating a vision, Wahl effortlessly crafted three over-sized paintings of Michael Jordan, the Statue of Liberty, and Einstein (this one he painted upside down). Erik Burkland was the lucky winner of the Michael Jordan painting.
The next day, Board Member Steve Carter made a technical presentation on the NFPA 72 Update. Everyone was full of laughter as Carter started off the session drawing a stick figure on a flip chart in reference to Wahl. The following evening at the President's banquet, the paintings and Carter's drawing were auctioned off the raise money for the FSSA Education Foundation. The following contributors were the winners of the Art Auction:
• Pam Boyer - BFPE International: $2,200 for the Einstein painting, which she kindly gifted to George Keeley, FSSA Legal Counsel
• Roger Bourgeois - Bourgeois & Associates: $2,000 for the Statue of Liberty
Overall, the Art Auction was a huge success raising a total of $5,700 for the FSSA Education Foundation.