What Is Happening Today On Gather – Monday September 14, 2009

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Good Morning Everyone. Sure hope you are enjoying the last of few days of Summer. The evenings and nights are really getting chilly here. I have been putting on a jacket. BRRRR I do hate the cold weather. Well lets get on with the fun stuff!

There is going to be a live chat today with Mario Lopez Today at 1:45 PM PT.  That will be a 4:45 ET. You will not want to miss this chat. Mario is the host of “Extra”.  I remember him from “Saved by the bell”.  He was a great actor then and is all grown up now!




LIVE CHAT 9/14 @ 1:45PT (4:45ET PM) with MARIO LOPEZ here on Gather!



Join us here on Monday, September 14th @ 1:45PM PT (4:45PM ET) for a live chat with Mario Lopez, host of Extra. Mario will chat live via streaming video and will be answering your questions!










Win a Fast & Furious Car Wash Kit!

For a chance to win a Fast & Furious car wash kit, all you have to do is answer one quick and easy question about your first car of a fast and furious caliber. Or  maybe yours was better left in the junkyard. Gather will draw three respondents to receive a Fast & Furious car wash kit. Comments must be posted by September 23rd.




 The “Real” Me Survey! Participate and win Gather Pointsâ„¢

Who are you, really? What are your favorite things? What are your goals? How would someone describe the “real” you? Take the “Real Me Survey” and share who you really are with the Gather community!

 Share your survey by September 18th and you could win Gather Points™! Twenty participants who follow the directions from my original post (Stefanie Plum) will be drawn by Gather to receive 20 Gather Points™ each!




Join the Gather Pets group for a chance to win 1,000 Gather Pointsâ„¢!

By joining the group, you could win Gather Points™. If you join by September 20th, you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing to win 1,000 Gather Points™.










Join the Doggy Walkathon and Get in Shape with Your Dog! Plus, Win 250 Gather Points™! 

Gather and PEDIGREE +™ want to help both you and your dog(s) get in shape together. We’ve created the Doggy Walkathon to help you do just that! We encourage you to take your dog(s) for a walk at least once a day and keep track of it in your own Healthy Dog Journal. Then we’ll tally all of the distances walked and post it in a Doggy Walkathon Meter!     The Doggy Walkathon program will run from August 17th through October 12th.





Send a Doggy Ping to Your Favorite Gatherers!

I have an American Eskimo Spitz and he is part of the family. He is spoiled rotten just like a kid.  We all love our dogs. After all it has been said for years that dog is man’s best friend.  Gather has created a fun program to let you ping your favorite Gatherers with the doggy pings below. Think about it as a way to show more love for dogs!

It’s all part of the Love My Dog campaign in the Healthy Dogs group sponsored by PEDIGREE +™.








Show Off Your Happy, Healthy Dog with a Love My Dog Icon!



The Love My Dog campaign in the Healthy Dogs group is sponsored by PEDIGREE +™.  The Love My Dog campaign is a great way for you to highlight your happy, healthy dogs. Our creative team has designed the following “Love My Dog” icon wrap (below) that you can choose to have wrapped around an image of your dog and upload it as your new profile icon!






Back-to-School Book Giveaway

   Gather is  giving away a set of thought-inspiring books for parents. You could win a set of the following books:

  1. NurtureShock By Po Bronson , Ashley Merryman
  2. Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind By Phillip Done
  3. In CHEAP We Trust By Lauren Weber
  4. The Love Revolution By Joyce Meyer
  5. Six Pixels of Separation By Mitch Joel

For your chance to win, all you have to do is answer one simple question. Gather will draw 5 respondents to receive a set of the books. Comments must be posted by Sept 15th.














1.   Who wants the first two Sookie Stackhouse books? FOR FREE

Pam H is having a contest.  The winner will get the first two copies of Sookie Stackhouse books. All you have to do is answer her question.

Winner will be chosen on September 15th.





2.  *Contest* Speak Out Against Domestic Violence *Giveaways*

The rules are simple and the deadline will be September 20th, Sunday.

The winner will receive the following: Unisex Domestic Violence Bracelet and Empowerment Bracelet

(If chosen, you receive both of these)



3.  *Giveaways* Breast Cancer Awareness Month *Contest*

The rules are simple and the deadline will be September 20th, Sunday

The winner will receive a Pink Water Bottle, Pink Bracelet.  The Grand Prize winner will receive a pink water bottle, pink bracelet and a pink watch.

On the 20th of Sept, everyone who has left a comment will have their names placed in a container.  5  names will be chosen to receive one water bottle one 10 names will be chosen to receive one bracelet.

To qualify for the grand prize, you need to do number 3 above (ie be a breast cancer survivor and share your story or share a relative’s story of being a survivor).  From the survivor stories shared, one name will be drawn to receive the grand prize.




Are You New To Gather?

Welcome! I think you will find the Gather community a great source of information on just about anything. There are groups for food, music, writing, frugal living, couponing and everything in between. The Welcome To Gather group is a great place to start. It is a place where you can meet other new member on the site as well as seasoned members. The Welcome To Gather group goal is to help you learn your way around Gather and let you find friends who share your interests. Welcome!






Do you need help with gather related problems?


1.  The “Help” link at the top of each page brings you to the most Frequently Asked Questions. Feel free to browse the resources available to you there anytime.

2.  Stop by Gathers Help Desk and ask your question at the Daily Help Post. Gather staff monitor the Daily Help Posts Monday – Friday.

3.  If you would rather ask your question privately just use the Contact Member Support Form.  The form is available by clicking on the “Help” link at the top of each page and scrolling down the left side of the page or by clicking the “About Gather” link at the bottom of each page and Contact Us.  Questions sent to the Support Team using this form will be replied to you at the email address that is on record with your account.






Where To Find Things On Gather

Are you having trouble finding your account settings or you no longer want to receive email in your regular email account but you can’t remember how to reset your account? It happens to all of us so you are not alone.   Chuck McGuire, Gather.com Member Support  has written a very informative post with all things you will need to know to manuver around the Gather community.  I suggest you check it out on a regular basis so you can become familar with what Gather has to offer before you need it.











This post is a place where your opinions are always welcome and you will always find a friend. I do read & try to acknowledge all comments . Keyword being “try”. Is there something that you would like to see changed on the “Today On Gather” posts?

Do you know of some exciting activity that is going on in the Gather Community? Please just let me know.

Just let me know by making a comment in the comment section. Check the Today On Gather post so  you do not miss anything that is going on. You can find all the Today posts  in the Today On Gather Group.

You can also find all my posts, photos and videos on my personal Name Space.

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I am just a simple country gal. I have been married to my best friend for over 34 years. We have two beautiful daughters, two Son In Laws and four grandchildren. My family is the most important thing to me. I love them dearly. I love life to the fullest.

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