Musician Rob Anthony and UW-Green Bay Red Cross Club Team Up to Bring Awareness

This is the fourth year Rob Anthony will be putting on a concert to celebrate March Red Cross Month to raise awareness for the organization and their service.

The Red Cross can have an impact on anyone’s life at any time, and this concert is to remind people of that. From CPR and lifeguard classes to blood donations and disaster services, the Red Cross helps people directly or indirectly each year. Come to the concert to hear and share stories and enjoy Rob’s music!

Who: UWGB Students and Staff and open to the community

What: Rob Anthony Red Cross Awareness Concert

Where: Common Grounds Coffee House at UWGB

When: Wednesday, March 28th 7:00-9:00pm

Why: To listen to great music and create awareness for the Red Cross!

Check out more about Rob and his music at:  http://www.robanthonymusic.com/ 

Snacks and cookies will be provided at the concert!

Hope to see you there!

UW-Green Bay Red Cross Club to Host 3rd Annual Community Awareness Concert

Join the UWGB Red Cross Club members and local musician, Rob Anthony, for an entertaining evening on the campus of UWGB.

This is the third year the club has hosted the signature event to promote March is Red Cross Month and to spread the word to the community about the impact the Red Cross has on our neighbors.

Enjoy Rob’s inspiring and heartfelt music and listen to people share their life-saving Red Cross stories.

When: Thursday, March 31

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Where: Phoenix Club Room, 1st floor of the University Union on the campus of UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

This event is open to the public.

Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Konrath, President, UWGB Red Cross Club

(l-r) Michelle Etheridge, musician, Rob Anthony and Melissa Konrath at last years Red Cross Club Awareness Concert on Campus.

As a University of Wisconsin- Green Bay student, Melissa Konrath, 20 years old, is active on-campus and in intramural sports. She is also active in the American Red Cross as president of the UWGB –Red Cross Club.

The UWGB Red Cross Club is an on-campus organization that provides opportunities for students to get involved in the community through things like CPR training, disaster training and volunteering. Its mission also includes raising awareness to the community services and needs of the American Red Cross. They also don’t forget to bring the fun in this social and interactive environment.

As a class officer in her high school in Slinger, WI, Melissa, helped to plan and run blood drives so she was familiar with the Red Cross as an organization. As a student at UWGB, she joined the Red Cross Club on campus its first year. “I thought it would be a good way to get back into volunteering,” says Melissa.

“I have learned that there is more to the Red Cross than blood drives.  I think that is a common misconception throughout the general population,” says Melissa.

Melissa served as Vice President the first year and was recruited as president of the club for the experience she could bring to the role the next year.

Since the club’s inception in the spring 2009 semester they have supported the Red Cross in many ways. Their members have volunteered for a variety of fundraisers including a concert for Haiti. They also made cards for the Holiday Mail for Heroes program, making comfort dolls for AIDS orphans in Africa, babysitting to support Military Services, volunteering for the Packers Spooktacular and Project Leap events, participated in service to help at a Downtown Green Bay clean-up day and help at on-campus and community blood drives.  The clubs signature  event is organizing an annual concert with musician, Rob Anthony, to raise Red Cross Awareness on-campus to the students and faculty.

“I am amazed at how much the Red Cross Club on campus has grown and all that we have accomplished since the club was first brought to UWGB.  Because we are growing each year, our accomplishments also have expanded as well as getting the word out there of the mission of the Red Cross,” says Melissa.

When Melissa isn’t busy volunteering with the Red Cross she is spending time with friends and family including her 5 year-old-sister. She is also busy working towards a double major in Psychology and Human Development.

“The Red Cross is something worth making time for because you know you are helping others and can even sometimes see first-hand your impact.”

(l-r) Mellisa and Jody Weyers, Red Cross Club Staff Advisor, at UWGB Fall Org Smorg recruitment event.

UW-Green Bay Red Cross Club Awareness Concert!

Join the UWGB Red Cross Club members and local musician, Rob Anthony, for an entertaining evening to bring awareness to the community on the impact the Red Cross has on our neighbors. Enjoy Rob’s inspiring and heartfelt music and listen to people share their life-saving Red Cross stories. At 9pm we will have a short intermission where some amazing people will share how the Red Cross has touched their lives! Join us for this FREE event.

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Time: 8:00pm-11:00pm

Location: UWGB Campus, Phoenix Club Room, 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay

To see a sneak peak check out the VIDEO from WFRV TV-5  Sunday Morning Show were Tracy and Allie shared their story and views were treated to music by Rob Anthony!

Lisa, Tracy and Rob

Lisa, Allie and Rob

Thank You Rob for Sharing our Message!

It is a time designated around the country as an awareness campaign to spread the word on the services they provide across the street, “down the road” 😉 and around the country and in addition to my song “You Gotta Love” dedicated to the recent Haiti Relief efforts by the American Red Cross & the Musicians United For Haiti benefit concert last month I once again will be sharing my music for another special event.

Join us in celebration Thursday March 25th 8pm to 11pm for a free concert in the Phoenix Club at UWGB in Green Bay WI. As part of Red Cross Month the Club members at UWGB are hosting a concert on campus, with music provided by local musician Rob Anthony.

At 9pm the Red Cross are having an intermission and having three people who are going to share their Red Cross story with the students and audience attending. Miriam & Larry Slaght who had a house fire last January, Ally Mentzel, who saved her teachers life from DePere HS last year by doing CPR and Tracy Roze, who is alive today because of the life-saving blood she received.I encourage you to read more about Red Cross Month and what the NE Wisconsin and the Lakeland Chapter continuously focuses on. Click here for their Spring 2010 “Always There” Newsletter.

On a special note; not only do I hope to see you at the event I want to thank a very special person for inviting me to get involved with the Red Cross a couple years ago. Jody Weyers has committed herself and talents to the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter. She truly is passionate about the American Red Cross and clearly committed to her community. So please welcome me in thanking Jody for all her efforts and contributions to our community. You rock girl and it’s always a pleasure working with you, the Red Cross and the UWGB team.

 Peace, love & prosperity to you all…Sincerely, 

Rob Anthony  

Red Cross Club on WGBX Campus Radio

Mike Crum, UWGB Red Cross Club President, and Jody Weyers, Volunteer and Communications Director, joined Rob Anthony, local musician, on the air waves of WGBX campus radio. This was an opportunity to gain visibility for the Red Cross Club on campus, which started this spring. Thursday, April 23, Rob will be performing at the Common Grounds Coffee Shop in the University Union at 8:30pm. Rob is sharing his musical talents to help the American Red Cross promote their mission and help raise funds for the organization.  To hear Rob’s music click on: http://www.robanthonymusic.com/