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SHIMMY CLUB INC
May 23, 2012

The Shimmy Club is an unusual organization that brings joy and a venue for self expression and improved self-esteem to an under-served population. As a volunteer helping with the PR, it's been a pleasure to learn more about the Shimmy Club's mission, as well as to witness the dedication that its supporters provide. Dianne Castro is extremely committed to intelligently guiding the organization's growth and keeping information on the website accessible to its primary audience, the visually impaired. As a dancer in the tango community, I've also witnessed first-hand the pleasure the students get in joining in a milonga or performing. This organization has been supported unflaggingly by the local South Florida tango community and some devoted tango professionals who lend their skills. It's my hope that it gains well deserved national recognition.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Dancing with the students, seeing the results of performances & fundraising.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have operations, funding, etc. explained to supporters, as well as the time that is involved in organizing events.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I learned much more about the organization, the needs of the visually impaired, and the founder, Dianne Castro's remarkable skillsets and professionalism. I also gained additional PR experience and contacts.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Confident in the abilities of fellow volunteers, appreciation of the difficulties of learning this art form by the visually impaired, and thankful for the generosity of fellow tango community members.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Researched the organization, contacted media, developed and distributed press releases.