About the TeleMiracle Committee

TeleMiracle 46 Committee

Steve Kirwan

Chair

Scott Lamb

Shadow Chair

Pam Massine

Corporate

Ted Moir

Corporate

Tracy Prang

Education

Brett Strong

Facilities

Sean Olson

Facilities

Margaret Manz

Finance

Are you interested in being on the committee that organizes TeleMiracle?

First, you must be a member of a Kinsmen, Kinettes, or Kin club in Saskatchewan. You can contact District III Kin to find the club nearest you.

Once you’ve done that, an application form can be made available to you.

Here is information about each of the TeleMiracle Committee Roles:

 

The TeleMiracle Committee Chairperson is selected by the Kinsmen Foundation Board Executive.

The rest of the committee members are chosen by the Chairperson.

Are you a good leader? Can you keep a group of your peers on schedule without micromanaging? Are you good at encouraging teamwork between the committee members but also with the Kinsmen Foundation office staff, the Board, and the District? Are you comfortable giving interviews for t.v., etc.?  Then you should apply to chair a future TeleMiracle Committee!

Are you connected in your community and a bit of a salesman? About 10% of the funds donated to TeleMiracle are from the corporate community and their fundraisers. Help us celebrate the ones we have and bring more on board.

It’s about kids! Not only do we need to encourage children in schools to learn about and help raise funds for TeleMiracle, we need to make sure young people consider joining Kin when they are old enough. The Education Chair also manages the teams that post all the totals. This job really is HIGHER!

Notice all the equipment and organization around you when you’re at the show? Throughout the whole building? Tables, chair, televisions, telephones, draping – EVERYTHING. The Facilities Chair pulls it all together and makes sure all the other areas have what they need to achieve their tasks.

All that money needs to be counted! This person works closely with the Finance Coordinator at the Kinsmen Foundation office to set up and run the Treasury area at TeleMiracle.

Did you know the food budget for TeleMiracle is $0 and all based on donations? It’s a tough job to have some food available for close to 1000 people for the weekend – but, with the help of the restaurant and service community, we do it every year. If we didn’t do it this way, and spent $20 per person for the weekend, that’s $40,000! Help keep the cost down and helping people up!

TeleMiracle is the District III provincial project – so we need to make sure Kin are volunteering and supporting the event. With people and clubs scattered across the province, someone needs to communicate and coordinate. This role also coordinates the On-Air Presentation room, the Sask. Talent room, and the Teddy mascot at TeleMiracle. So, once all the Kin are there, you get to help with key elements of the show!

These jobs don’t fill themselves! When Kin fill out the manpower forms, someone has to pull together all the names and match them with the needs – and then let them know where to be for the show. The Manpower Chair also works with the hotels to make sure all the volunteers have a place to sleep!

Shout it from the mountaintops! Well, at least the top of the water tower! Getting the word out about the forthcoming show is a big job and requires a lot of coordination, but we need to let people know the show is on! This role works closely with the Kinsmen Foundation office staff to make sure all the marketing/advertising pieces of the puzzle fit together smoothly.

TeleMiracle is a pretty smooth, family event. But sometimes people need a hand or, rarely, are out of hand! We need to watch out for each other, our audience, and our guests – and someone needs to coordinate it all.

Select promotional items to sell during Kin events, TeleMiracle and throughout the year at the Foundation office. Source gift-in-kind donations for cast bags and coordinate dressing/makeup room supplies for the cast for the weekend. This person works closely with the Administrative Assistant at the Kinsmen Foundation office, to get all the items tendered out, ordered, and inventory managed.

For 51 weeks out of the year, the stage is in the warehouse at the Kinsmen Foundation office in Saskatoon. For the other week, the stage needs to be assembled, painted, and prepared for the broadcast.

Moving a few hundred people around can be a challenge. But if you can line up some borrowed vehicles, get some drivers and a dispatcher, things come together pretty fast!

Past TeleMiracle Committee Chairs

1976-1977

TeleMiracle 1

-

Urban Donlevy

(Saskatoon)

$1,214,210

1977-1978

TeleMiracle 2

-

Gerry Miller

(Regina)

$1,443,092

1978-1979

TeleMiracle 3

-

Don Berry

(Saskatoon)

$1,401,422

1979-1980

TeleMiracle 4

-

Brian Dobson

(Regina)

$1,551,837

1980-1981

TeleMiracle 5

-

Bob Racine

(Saskatoon)

$1,800,924

1981-1982

TeleMiracle 6

-

Jim Pryde

(Regina)

$1,902,480

1982-1983

TeleMiracle 7

-

Scott Russell

(Saskatoon)

$2,010,120

1983-1984

TeleMiracle 8

-

Warren Wagner

(Regina)

$1,920,215

1984-1985

TeleMiracle 9

-

Doug Dibb

(Saskatoon)

$2,012,424

1985-1986

TeleMiracle 10

-

Rick Findlay

(Regina)

$2,004,367

1986-1987

TeleMiracle 11

-

Don Hipperson

(Saskatoon)

$2,085,785

1987-1988

TeleMiracle 12

-

Gary Mang

(Regina)

$2,470,577

1988-1989

TeleMiracle 13

-

Doug Brown

(Saskatoon)

$1,965,721

1989-1990

TeleMiracle 14

-

Dale Ripplinger

(Regina)

$1,803,177

1990-1991

TeleMiracle 15

-

Murray Sloboda

(Saskatoon)

$1,825,092

1991-1992

TeleMiracle 16

-

Dave Walsh

(Regina)

$2,003,610

1992-1993

TeleMiracle 17

-

Rick Saunderson

(Saskatoon)

$2,114,688

1993-1994

TeleMiracle 18

-

Cheryl Milne

(Regina)

$2,126,734

1994-1995

TeleMiracle 19

-

Dan Antymniuk

(Saskatoon)

$2,451,783

1995-1996

TeleMiracle 20

-

Roger Reynolds

(Regina)

$2,306,420

1996-1997

TeleMiracle 21

-

Rod Purich

(Saskatoon)

$2,740,578

1997-1998

TeleMiracle 22

-

Pat Smith

(Watrous)

$2,546,637

1998-1999

TeleMiracle 23

-

Dick Longpre

(Saskatoon)

$2,500,562

1999-2000

TeleMiracle 24

-

Steve Alport

(Regina)

$2,683,424