Category Archives: D.C.

Lady Antebellum Prom Contest

The Joplin Expats, along with some help from Melissa Blayton and the Joplin Prom Project, put together a submission video for the Lady Antebellum Own The Prom Night contest. Thanks to everyone that submitted and participated, we think the video turned out great and shows great Joplin pride.

 

 

We are hoping to win the contest to have Lady A not only come to Joplin for a prom, but create a community prom event for all the students in the area. Hopefully if we all watch and share the video we an help bring the super stars to Joplin to help out whole community Own The Night!

 

Joplin Schools Inspirational Back-to-School Video is HERE!

“Opening Day” on August 15, 2011 kicked off the school year for Joplin School Teachers, Staff and Volunteers.  The event was capped off by this video collection of personal messages from Joplin High School alumni and Joplin expats from across the country and from around the world!  Even Barry Manilow, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and 3 Doors Down joined to celebrate Joplin’s return to school and to say thanks to all teachers and staff for their selfless service and dedication to Joplin’s youth. #eaglepridenationwide #eagleprideworldwide

First Official City-Specific Joplin Expats Logos

Joplin Expats of Chicago

The Official Logo of The Joplin Expats of Chicago

Joplin Expats of Dallas

The Official Logo of The Joplin Expats of Dallas

Joplin Expats of Kansas City

The Official Logo of The Joplin Expats of Kansas City

Joplin Expats of Los Angeles

The Official Logo of The Joplin Expats of Los Angeles

Joplin Expats of New York

The Official Logo of The Joplin Expats of New York

Joplin Expats of Omaha

The Official Logo of The Joplin Expats of Omaha

Joplin Expats of Puerto Rico

The Official Logo of The Joplin Expats of Puerto Rico

Joplin Expats of San Francisco

The Official Logo of The Joplin Expats of San Francisco

Joplin Expats of St. Louis

The Official Logo of The Joplin Expats of St. Louis

Joplin Expats of Washington D.C.

The Official Logo of The Joplin Expats of Washington D.C.

D.C. Joplin Expats raise over $4000 for Boys & Girls Club

Members of the DC Chapter of Joplin Expats

Despite the looming debt ceiling vote on Capitol Hill, several Congressmen, their staff and other “Hillers” joined other Washington D.C. patrons in raising money for a good cause in Joplin, Missouri. On July 28, 2011, the D.C. Chapter of the Joplin Expats hosted a happy hour fundraising event “Beltway to Route 66″ to support the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri. The event was hosted at the Dubliner Irish Pub, a well-known establishment near Capitol Hill.

Joplin’s Congressman Billy Long, one of the sponsors of the event, stopped by that evening to meet with the attendees and offer his support. Missouri’s Senator Claire McCaskill also sponsored the event, but was unable to attend. One of California’s Congresswoman, Lois Capps also attended the event.

Supporters at the event enjoyed the “JoMo” cocktail, silent auction items and fun raffle prizes. “The tornado affected a large number of children in Joplin and the Boys & Girls Club stepped up to provide a normal environment for many of these kids immediately after the storm,” said Andrea Hicklin, one of the founders of the Joplin Expats. “It was really inspiring to see so many people who have never been to Joplin come out and support our hometown.”

Pictured above (from Left to Right): Njari Gitonga, April Stanley Njari, Andrea Hicklin, Dannielle LeTendre, Kirsten Snyder, Divya Soni, Cesar Morales.

D.C. Chapter of Joplin Expats Announces Fundraiser for Joplin Boys & Girls Club

Join the D.C. Chapter of the Joplin Expats in supporting the kids of Joplin, Missouri

“Beltway to Route 66 Happy Hour Event”

Hosted by the D.C. Chapter of the Joplin Expats

All Proceeds Benefit the

Boys & Girls Club of Joplin

Thursday, July 28, 2011  6pm—9pm
at  The Dubliner Irish Pub (back room)

4 F Street NW  (corner of N. Capitol and Mass Ave)
Washington, D.C.

                    Suggested Cash Donation of $10 per person at the door.         Featuring the “JoMo” Cocktail Drink and Raffle Prizes!

  To make a donation immediately online to the Boys & Girls Club of Joplin:                  http://www.bgcswmo.org/donate