It’s time for some shameless plugs, boys and girls!

Yes, this post is purely for advertisement of whatever I want. I pay the bills, I can do that.

First off, the Mount Vernon Jaycees meet every Wednesday evening at the Old Train Depot. For those of you not aware, it is located at 2nd Street and Broadway on the East side of Mount Vernon, Illinois. We start things up at 7:30PM, and are generally done with the official meeting by 8:30.

This past Sunday (5/18) the Mount Vernon Jaycees held a training session for the entire South Region of the Illinois Jaycees. Illinois’ President Tanya Lee was here helping with the training. While she was here she presented VP Kevin Fradelos with the “Outstanding Fundraising Project” award for the first trimester of 2008. This was a result of the fundraising event held to assist two local families. At this event as well, she named Mr. Fradelos as South Region Director.

Next up, I would like to mention the podcasts I have been putting up for your enjoyment. Kevin, Emily, and I get together most Fridays and record ourselves chatting about various topics. I know the content is over-the-top occasionally, but we keep it pretty toned down except for a few obscenities from time to time (Mom, this means you won’t want to listen).

The first 3 podcasts have gone over quite well with over 50 plays/listens each. Unfortunately, the last two I haven’t been able to track as my stats program spazzed out on me. Please go, listen, and let us know what you think. Make sure you go listen to Kevin at his site, as well. He puts on two more shows during the week Monday and Wednesday. They are generally interesting, even if he’s not always right.

Finally, I would like to mention Blubrry is one of the places this podcast is listed, and offers many services/advice for free. Recently, I had some questions regarding Kevin’s RSS feed, and the stats from my site that Blubrry tracks. Within 24 hours (on a Sunday) I received an email from the CIO of RawVoice (they own Blubrry) with an explanation and suggestions for how to fix my issue. THAT ladies and gentlemen is service. I am shocked at the time, politeness, and from whom I got a reply. All of this from a FREE product for an unknown such as myself. Please go have a look around over there if you haven’t yet.

Thanks for reading all my plugs, and keep reading – there’s more to come I’m sure.

PS – We’re now on iTunes.