Hi there. Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start! We’ve got a lot cookin’ over here at RP. Wanted to take a few minutes out of the daily hustle and bustle to give you a glimpse at what it looks like to plan a large out-of-state event. Enjoy!
One of our most exciting accounts we work on is Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The purpose of CUFI is to provide a national association through which every pro-Israel church, parachurch organization, ministry or individual in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel in matters related to Biblical issues.
The goals and objectives are two fold:
Goal One: To Educate & Build Christian Support For Israel Throughout America. This is accomplished by CUFI’s weekly email update, CUFI’s magazine, The Torch, CUFI’s Nights to Honor Israel, CUFI’s bi-annual Summit in Jerusalem, CUFI’s website, Cufi on Campus and more.
Goal Two: To Communicate Pro-Israel Perspectives to Our Elected Officials.
This is accomplished by CUFI’s annual Washington Summit, CUFI’s Rapid Response Alerts and CUFI’s State government efforts.
For the past seven years, starting in January, we begin the long preparation for this three-day event that takes place in July in Washington, D.C.. 2012 Was our 7th annual CUFI Washington Summit. When the thousands of attendees arrive in Washington, they are probably not aware of the six months of work that happened prior to their arrival.
Under the supervision and direction of the CUFI national office and their incredible staff, we join forces to put together a massive event. While we make everything “pretty” and supply the end product, the CUFI staff does the intense work of content and physical coordination and preparation of this event.
The list of needs to put on an event of this magnitude is endless. In January, we start with website banners, postcards, invitations, ads, brochures, registration forms – all the paperwork that is needed and associated with kicking off a large event such as this. Next, we move into actual tangible needs for the events – registration information, folders, notepads, pens, tote bags, lanyards, badge holders, itineraries, maps, vacation information, signage and banners, informational flyers and the list goes on and on.
Also, during this time frame, we also put out three CUFI Torch magazines – the January, April and June issues all fall within this same time.
The 7th Annual Washington Summit was a great success! Guest speakers Pastor John Hagee, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made it not only memorable, but incredibly moving. It is amazing to see thousands and thousands of people united for their support of this Biblical mandate. Pastor Hagee and many of the other delegates were very poignant in their messages. He visited with many of the senators on Capitol Hill and relayed the same message… America must support Israel now! – “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.” – Isaiah 62:1
Here are just a few photos from CUFI Washington Summit 2012.
Pretty cool, huh? Check out more photos from our Facebook album here.
Have a great day,