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The Adventure School is taking the rest of the day off to observe Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year! We will see you tomorrow after we have had our fill of apples and honey. shofar-1.jpg A sweet new year to you!

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So, as we are hosting an international intern for the next eight months we have decided to learn her language! YEAH! The Adventure School is headed to French Class! I have studied the French language before at the University of Washington, at one point taking their intensive language course over the summer. Aviva is a fluent speaker of Mongolian and has proficiency in conversational Hebrew. Between the two of us, get ready for some serious beginners conversation in French! Twice a week from here on out we will be headed to the University of Washington to learn our ‘Ils’ from our ‘Il’ and our ‘merci’ from our ‘de rien’. And with Morgane as our everyday instructor in French we will soon be a Francophonic Force!

Just last Friday, she taught us to say, “The Adventure School est une agence d’evenementiel. Nous l’avons cree toutes les deux il y a deux ans. Nous organisons des soirees, des mariages, des voyages. Nous decorons des espaces. Nous adressons aux particuliers, aux entreprises et aux organisations a but non lucratif. Nous travaillons beaucoup dans le milieu artistique”. Soon she will teach us how to type with the correct accents over our words. Yeah!

So, be on the lookout for The Adventure School French Club. We will report back after our first day of school. A bientôt!
map-of-the-francophone-world.jpg I have included a map of the Francophone world including special demarcation of the new bastion of French culture, Seattle’s Adventure HQ in the International District.

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seattle-aids-walk-logo.jpgThe 2008 The Adventure School AIDS Walk team is really shaping up!!! We are at 74% of goal right now. And we have ten officially committed team members, with many more stragglers yet to sign in! WOO HOO! So, if you would be so inclined,

Sign up to join us!

There is still time.

Or you can donate!

Yeah! Team Adventure!

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September
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We Won!

The Adventure School is really excited to report that we have received a 2008 Preneur Award from Company Picnic (a project of CRAVE party)! We were named Favorite Entrepreneur of 2008! Yeah! Thanks to all who nominated us and all of you who voted for us!

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We are lucky enough to have been nominated for a Preneur Award in Seattle, honoring our outstanding achievements as entrepreneurs! The voting is open and you can vote for us today (Wednesday, September 24th) online until 11:59pm.

Vote for us here!.

You can vote for us in every category if you want, but please be sure to vote for us in #1 “entrepreneur” and #9 “adventurepreneur”. WHOOMP! The winners will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 25 at Company Picnic—Seattle’s Largest Entrepreneur Bash.

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Last night we hosted a Welcome Party for our newest French friends, Morgane and Josselyn! It was really fun. We served French cheese, Nicoise olives, French Toast and baguettes. But the main course consisted of American hamburgers straight off of the grill! Dish delish! Other American food bits consumed included delicious Beecher’s cheese and Pike Brewing Company beers, Washington Hills wine in a box and good old fashioned Apple Pie straight from that bastion of Americana, Costco. Don’t worry all of the food was marked with tiny flags indicating country of origin. Thanks to everyone who attended. See you in Paris for the next edition of, “We are all red, white, and blue here”.

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The Adventure School is headed out tomorrow to “The Efficient and Smart Business in New Times: A half-day workshop for small businesses presented by X-BAR”. Here are the details! We hope to see you there. The session will last from 8:00 to 1:30, tomorrow Tuesday, September 23, 2008. We will be at the WaMu Center in the White Oak Room (42nd Floor) at 1301 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101. The cost to participants is $20.

Check out the info atX-BAR.

The major corporate sponsors of the event are WaMu, Comcast and Microsoft.

You can read all about it at X-BAR, but the sessions are titled as follows and are all being led by local entrepreneurs.

Taking the Time to Lead, Presented by Julie Benezet

Sustainability & The Small Business, Presented by Jessie Alan

Working Smart with Technology, Presented by Brad Benner

Market Your Business for Free & Kill No Trees!, Presented by Rick Rochon

We hope to see you there tomorrow!

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You can now find The Adventure School on Junebug Weddings.

We are totally pumped to be part of Seattle’s most enchanting wedding resource. Thanks Junebug!

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My name is Morgane. I am the new intern. I put this picture of me to look like an adventurer, but I have a lot to learn before being a real one. I’m taking my first lessons at the Adventure School.
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So, I came from Paris 3 weeks ago. When I took the plane, it was raining. When I arrived, I had one week to discover Seattle under the sun. Someone told me that it won’t last. This guy is crazy, I can’t believe him !
I liked the city almost immediately. I tried to get used to bus schedules and to improve my frenglish before meeting Aviva and Cori.
During this first week I was the stereotype of a French tourist and my lonely planet guide was my bible. I visited all the major places.
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On Friday October 5th, when I got up, I was a bit stressed. It was my big day. I was going to meet Aviva and Cori for the first time. We just had a short skype interview some months ago. They told me to meet them by the pig at Pike Place Market. I was there at 11.AM and I was trying to look relaxed. I know that French people look straight and weird, this is not a cliché. It’s a reality.
So, we took the Adventure School’s car and we went to the Puyallup fair. Cori and Aviva wanted me to have a first suburban experience. They realized one of my dreams : seing a real American rodeo ! This day was awesome and it gave me an idea of what the Adventure School’s spirit is.
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Everybody has been very welcoming.
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I love American people, and that’s a good thing because I will stay in Seattle and work with Cori and Aviva for 8 months. We are already planning to do amazing things. My adventure is beginning !!!!!

A bientôt !

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Join our team !!!! This year will be the 22nd Annual Seattle AIDS Walk and we are pumped to get involved. It will be the morning of October 4th on Capitol Hill. Aviva and I have served as team captains in the past for Lifelong Aids Alliance’s AIDS Walk and it is super fun. Morgane, our newest Adventure Schooler is the team captain. So let’s show her how we put the FUN in fundraising. See you soon! Email morgane@theadventureschool.com for more details.

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