March 2010, Tri-annual Issue
Up and Coming News from Nancy Cartwright
Just From Nancy… Spring Has Sprung! I love Spring! Besides being the best time of year to do a little “dusting, cleaning, tossing and pitching” of old clothes, furniture, no-longer-neededknick-knacks, it marks the beginning of Season 22 on The Simpsons!!! Whoo hooo! I headed over the hill from the Valley on the 405 to West LA for our first record of the year! Harry and Hank weren’t there, but Julie, Yeardley, Tress, Dan and I were “at the mic” and ready to belch, burp and blurt out our best renditions of Marge, Lisa, Cat Lady, Homer and Bart. I still can’t believe that we get paid to be kids! As good as any other script, this show continues to inspire and entertain. We’ll continue to do the remaining 21 shows of the season every couple weeks or so and work right up to Christmas. Meanwhile, I am prepping for our upcoming Happy House poker tourney to be held on Saturday, April 24th right here at my house and YOU ARE INVITED. See details in my calendar. Heck, I’ll even give you my autograph...for free! Ciao for now,
MARK YOUR CALENDARS • April 16-18 - Ohio University appearance • April 24th - Fifth Annual Happy House Poker Tournament and BBQ • May 9 - Legacy Art Albuquerque X • June 5 - Northridge Festival
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Poker, BBQ and Fun Happy House is pleased to announce that we will, once again, be hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament and BBQ party at Nancy’s house in Northridge. The event will be held from 1-6 on Saturday afternoon, April 24th, 2010. (Poker players start arriving at noon.) The cost is $60 dollars to play or $15 dollars to attend, and children under 12 are free. There will be games and a picnic area set up for those not playing poker. Get all the information and sign up for the event at www.happyhouse.org. This year, all the proceeds will go toward the production of the new Good Choices Toolkit, developed and produced by Happy House. The purpose of the program is to give after school programs a guide for helping children to positively affect their environments and make better choices. You can find information about the Good Choices Toolkit on the Happy House website as well. So whether you come for the poker, the food, the fun, or the good cause, come. And bring your loved ones for a wonderful afternoon. See you there!
Good Choices Hits the Shelves The Good Choices Toolkit, which has been in development for over a year now, is now available for sale. The kit can be found at www.goodchoicesprogram.org along with a ton of information about how the kit started and other resources for teachers or parents delivering the program. After months of pilot testing, we are proud to say that we have a program that is incredibly effective at helping children learn to positively affect their environments by understanding the responsibility that comes along with being a decision maker and grasping the gravity and importance of making good choices. The target publics for this kit are teachers, educators, home schooler, children-oriented betterment groups, after school programs and more.
The new Good Choices Toolkit
Jaycees Host Volunteers The chilly wind that whipped down the canyon of the Sherman Oaks Galleria couldn’t prevent representatives from over 30 charitable organizations from getting together on March 1st to network and seek out volunteers. This is the fourth annual Involvement evening and provides non-profits in the San Fernando Valley an opportunity to seek out volunteers to support their programs. Happy House introduced the new Good Choices Program. Many were interested in finding out more about the program and volunteering.
Happy House Booth with the new Good Choices Toolkits
For more information about the wonderful work done by the San Fernando Jaycees visit: www.sfvjaycees.org
What Happens in Vegas... While most of us were obsessed with Super Bowl weekend, Nancy played Texas Hold ‘Em with celebrities including Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Iler (The Sopranos), Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives), Shaun Sipes (Melrose Place), Nicholas Gonzalez (Mental), Playboy Playmates Sara Underwood, Jessica Burciaga and Jessa Lynn Hinton, Dennis Haskins (Saved by the Bell), Cheryl Hines (Curb your Enthusiasm), Tiffany Michelle and Maria Ho (The Amazing Race) and more. The occasion was the Trash Talk Championship of the World poker tournament benefiting the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. It took place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Cartwright Entertainment was one of the sponsors of the no limit Hold ‘Em charity poker tournament, which raised more than $30,000 for the Colon Cancer Program. Nancy played well but Trishelle Cannatella of Real World Las Vegas was the deserving champion.
Nancy on the red carpet for Sharon Osbourne’s Poker Event
Kickin’ It Old School Nancy is going back to her roots this April as a guest judge in the National Forensics Tournament. The forensics group at Ohio University is where Nancy honed her public speaking skills before heading out to sunny California. From April 17th to April 20th, she will be right back where it all began to attend a forensics alumni luncheon and then serve as a guest judge in the national tournament. Nancy has long been heavily involved at her alma mater but working closely with the program that helped to shape her career is truly special.
Mayor Cartwright . . . Again! On February 26, business leaders from around the San Fernando Valley gathered at the Odyssey Restaurant for the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards ceremony and luncheon to welcome new board members. Presided over by returning Chamber President Wayne Adelstein, Nancy was inducted for her fifth term as Honorary Mayor, a post that for her is more than ceremonial. A passionate activist for kids, families and education, Nancy said, “I love to have fun with it, but I hope I can use it to do some good for PALS and other organizations that help kids.”
Nancy reads her declaration as reinstated Honorary Mayor of the North Valley
Mitch Englander from Councilman Greig Smith’s office swore in the Board and Nancy swore in the new officers. Other announcements included Dick Ashnault as returning Honorary Sheriff who received a prolonged standing ovation. Greg Baker, a true friend of business and philanthropic projects alike, was given this year’s C.K. Tseng Award, the Chamber’s highest honor.
She’s Once, Twice, Many Times an Honoree The Granada Hills (CA) Chamber of Commerce showed their gratitude to Nancy for her many contributions to the community. Nominated for their highest award, the Gil Benjamin Citizen of the Year Award, she received numerous recognitions and commendations. They included a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Brad Sherman, a letter of congratulations from Senator George Runner, a commendation from LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, a Certificate of Recognition from California State Assemblyman Cameron Smyth on behalf of the California State Legislature, and a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles, presented by City Controller Wendy Greuel. At this rate, Nancy may have to consider building an annex to the house that Bart built to have enough wall space for her abundance of commendations.
Viva La Bart!!! The Simpsons are back for season number 22. Already the longest running show in history, the yellow family is now a spiky head and shoulders above the rest. Long live the eternal ten-year-old.
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