Be the Cause

Models of Unity Award

Hello All,

Looks like BTC is getting an award for our work in uniting individuals and organizations in the goal of service. Sounds like BTC to me!

For all those local to Aliso Viejo, California, it would be great if you can attend so that we can receive this award as a community.

Congratulations to all of you for making this happen. Many times I am asked for the secret of our success, to me it has always been as simple as a four letter word: LOVE. In truth, all we really are is just a network of individuals who care deeply enough about the planet to make a difference.


BIG THANKS to the Baha’i community for continuing to highlight the work of the many organizations that are doing amazing work.

—–Original Message—–
To: Sukh – Be The Cause
Subject: Models of Unity Award

Baha’i Faith of Aliso Viejo
P.O. Box 2157, Laguna Hills, CA 92654-2157

May 5, 2005

Dear Sukh:

As you may know, Be The Cause was recently nominated to receive a “Models of Unity” award. I am pleased to inform you that have been selected to receive this award, and I would like to invite you to attend the 8th Annual Models of Unity Award Ceremony hosted by the Baha’is of Aliso Viejo on June 18, 2005, where your organization will be honored for its uniting individuals and organizations in the common goal of service.

A “Model of Unity” is defined as any successful effort, whether intentional or not, which demonstrates the process of inter-group unity. Awardees include individuals, groups, or organizations. Efforts to bring people together are aimed at a neighborhood or an entire group, city or region. Past awardees include city and county legislators, community, religious and business leaders, as well as outstanding individuals.

Baha’is are concerned about the prominence of publicity about inter-group conflict and are convinced that examples of inter-group harmony, peaceful coexistence and unity are common, yet less well known. The Models of Unity awards project was conceived as a small step in redressing this imbalance.

We would like to invite you to accept the award at the Models of Unity Awards Ceremony that will take place Saturday, June 18, 2005 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Aliso Viejo Public Library. If you agree to accept this award, I will send you several invitations so that you may invite your colleagues, friends and family to the event. We will be serving light refreshments after the program which will include opening remarks, the presentation of awards, and some brief entertainment.

We hope we will have the honor of your presence on June 18th. Please call me at your earliest convenience to let us know if you would like to accept this award. My home number is 949/831-8212. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,

Teri A. Knoll-Binaei
Representing the Baha’i Faith of Aliso Viejo

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