Our 2019 Parliament members enjoyed a well-deserved wellness retreat at the CIVANA Resort, Spa & Sanctuary, nestled in the Sonoran Desert just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona.*
From dining at top restaurants, to spa day pampering and a scenic Jeep ride seeing the iconic Sedona Red Rocks, our 2019 Parliaments members were treated to an unforgettable trip of a lifetime to reward them for all of their hard work.
“I just spent the last four-and-a-half days with some of my best people, creating new relationships, opening my heart and unplugging. From the second we arrived, completely spoiled. But, more importantly, the laughs, love, tears, hugs, new experiences, conversation, food and friends…the pockets of time that I will tuck away forever in my heart and soul. This is Parliament.” – Melissa Davis, Senior Director
“These past few days were just what I needed. Time with old friends and time making new ones. Time to push my limits (I’m so freaking scared of heights) and time to meditate and reflect (something I never take the time to do). Time to laugh (like nearly the whole time) and time to shed a few tears (and y’all know I’m not a crier). This weekend was a great reminder to me to take care of myself in order to serve others better. We all need that reminder from time to time.” – Maggie Stephens, Executive Director
“Our Parliament Trip turned into a wellness retreat that was everything I didn’t know I needed. Sure, it was beautiful. And, we were spoiled with A LOT of jewelry and swag (so incredibly generous). I was also surrounded by a group of incredible leaders who I connected with in a BIG way. But, this trip was about way more than being spoiled by The Nest and our Founders for our hard work. Immense amounts of heart healing happened for me. Friendships and bonds were formed that will last forever. I came home feeling renewed, knowing I will not only be a better leader and Designer, but also a better wife and friend. We are all capable of far more than we think we are. BELIEVE you are capable; put in the work to make it happen and YOU will reap the rewards of the seeds you have planted.” – Courtney Butler, Senior Director
“When a hurricane comes in and ruins all the plans you don’t worry about it. The Nest and our AAAAAHHHHH-mazing Founders got us. And what a PERFECT Parliament Trip we had. From being picked up at the airport by one of them, lunch, dinners, Pink Jeep tours, Sedona, Spa and Sound healing yoga (amazing) to just being present with everyone. That’s what a Parliament retreat is really all about. Disconnecting and having time for our own selfcare (that all of us do NOT do enough of) so we can keep the spark that is our teams fanned and burning into the roaring fire they need.” – Sandi-Rose Smith, Director
Here are some photos from the trip:
Congratulations, again, to our 2019 Parliament Members!
Lizbeth Berlanga-Molina – Team iBelieve
Beth Blemaster – The Best Nest Team
Courtney Butler – Team Diamond
Amber Butts – Team Hootie Whoos
Denise Curran – Team Owlstar Cast
Melissa + Phoebe Davis – Team Goal Rushers
Katie DeVito – Team Owl-ology
LeahRose Gibson – Team Choose Joy
Melissa Ghane – Team Steamrollers
Michelle + Eric Levitt + Jaxon Danner – Team Hedwig
Jessica Lopez + Arturo Valenzuela Jr. – Team Owl-Rageous
Vicki Matzen – The Dream Team
Randy Mellon – The Believers & Achievers Team
Mamie Miller – Team Owl-Rageous
Carla + Jaiden New – Team Lucky Charms
Julissa Schuster – Team Fancy Whooters
Kati Smith – Team Inspire
Sandi-Rose Smith – The Blessed OwlChicks Team
Maggie Stephens – The Home Team
Kristine, Sydney + Tanner Stevens – Team Shining Jewels
Rochelle Young – Team Whootie Ninjas
*Note: Due to Hurricane Dorian, and for everyone’s safety, the Parliament Trip was moved to Carefree and Sedona, Arizona.
Parliament Tip of the Month
LeahRose Gibson, Senior Team Manager
“Consistency. You MUST be confident in the process. Make a plan. Trust the plan. Adjust the plan. But, keep pressing forward. Surround yourself with those who support your plan. And do NOT quit!”
Get all the details on the 2019-2020 Parliament Program here.
Get all the details on the trip locations here.
Coming to a city near you…..our first-ever O2 Love, Inspire + Motivate Tour!
These events will include one of our Origami Owl Co-Founders, Bella Weems-Lambert, Chrissy Weems, Tyson Basha or Shawn Maxwell, or a Nest Guest, and:
✔️ Holiday 2019 Collection Sneak Peeks
…so you’re prepared for the holiday selling season – the biggest selling season of the year!
O2 Love, Inspire + Motivate Tour Dates + Locations
United States Locations
Saturday, October 5 – National City (San Diego Area)
Time + Location: 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Goodies Bar and Grill, 740 Bay Marina Drive, National City, CA 91950
Hosted by: Monica Gastelum
Featuring: Origami Owl Co-Founder Shawn Maxwell
Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-love-inspire-motivate-tour-tickets-71406439583
Saturday, October 12 – Ontario, California
Time + Location: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rancho Cucamonga Community Center/Central Park – 11200 Baseline Rd, David Drier Hall, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
Cost: Designers and Owlettes/BROs and guests – $15 (Includes lunch, soft drinks, training materials and giveaways!)
Hosted By: Lacey Adelmann, Krystle Burt, Jerry &+ Jessica Butanda + Melissa Ghane
Featuring: Origami Owl Co-Founder Chrissy Weems
Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/o2-love-inspire-motivate-tour-tickets-71716583231
Saturday, October 5 – Aurora, Illinois
Location: The Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL 60504
Hosted by: Teresa Zulas
Featuring: Nest Guest
Cost: $13 Designers, $5 Owlettes/BROs and guests
Details and Registration: http://bit.ly/O2Chicago
Tuesday, October 15 – O’Fallon, Missouri
Time + Location: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Lifepoint Church – 8980 Mexico Road, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366
Hosted By: Sandi-Rose Smith and Chrissy Pagnotti
Featuring: Origami Owl Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert
Cost: $5 and canned food donation for local food bank
Details and Registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/2463358597276713/
Tuesday, October 8 – Boardman, Ohio
Time + Location: 6- 9 p.m. Boardman Park, 375 Boardman Road, Boardman, OH 44512
Hosted By: Emily Allison
Featuring: Origami Owl Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert and Director of Leadership Development Renee Rose
Cost: $12, guests are free
Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/o2-love-inspire-motivate-tour-tickets-71675899545
Sunday, October 20 – Vandalia, OH
Time + Location: 1 – 4 p.m., Living Word Church, 250 N. Cassel Road, Vandalia, OH 45377
Hosted By: Heidi Scribner, Courtney Butler, Carla New and Cathy Claus
Featuring: Origami Owl Co-Founder Tyson Basha
Details + Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/o2-tour-dayton-ohio-stop-tickets-71152738757
Saturday, October 12 – Oklahoma City, OK
Time + Location: 1 -3 p.m., 6525 N. Meridian Ave, Suite 110, Oklahoma City, OK
Hosted By: Nicole Danley
Featuring: VP of Strategy and Leadership Development Vanessa Ramos
Cost: $5, Guests are free
Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/o2-love-inspire-motivate-tour-okc-tickets-71131041861
Tuesday, October 8 – McAllen, Texas
Time + Location: 6–8:30 p.m. at McAllen Convention Center – 700 Convention Center Blvd McAllen, Texas 78501
Hosted By: Mamie Miller, Alba Saenz + Jessica Lopez
Featuring: Origami Owl Co-Founders Chrissy Weems and Tyson Basha + VP of Strategy and Leadership Development Vanessa Ramos
Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/o2-love-inspire-motivate-tickets-71384255229
Saturday, October 12 – Tacoma, Washington
Time + Location: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at UW Tacoma (Philip Hall- Milgard Assembly Room) – 1918 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Hosted By: Vicki Matzen and Kate McKenzie
Featuring: Origami Owl Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert
Cost: $5 for Designers and guests, free for Owlettes and BROs
Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-o2-love-inspire-motivate-tour-with-bella-weems-lambert-tacoma-wa-tickets-72331919719
Thursday, September 26 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: German Canadian Club (Hansa Haus) – 6650 Hurontario St, Mississauga, ON L5W 1N3
Cost: Designers are $22 (Eventbrite) or $20 (Direct EMT to Monika); Owlettes and Guests are FREE
Hosted By: Monika Mavec
Featuring: O2 Fashion Guy Robert McCannel
Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sip-sparkle-be-social-event-tickets-71875626935
Hosts – keep this info handy and add it to your event invite:
If your event is approved, here are two templates you can use to invite others to your event:
- Save this image (on the right) and fill it in with your event details (city, state, date and time) using an image app! Once all of your event details are included, share it in your VIP group!
- Copy and paste the below information and fill in your details!
We are SO excited to invite YOU to join us for our O2 Love, Inspire + Motivate Tour, featuring our Co-Founder(s) XXXXX!
💙If you’re ready to BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER…
💙If you’re ready to GET CONNECTED to the O2 family…
💙If you’re ready to truly REACH FOR YOUR BIGGEST DREAMS…
…then you need to be here with us! This fun event will be open to Designers and guests, so feel free to share – everyone is welcome!
When: (Date + Time)
Where: (Location + Address)
Featuring: Co-Founders XXXX
Hosted By: (List Designer leaders)
Details + Registration Link:
We’re ready to spread the O2 LOVE across North America this October with our O2 Love, Inspire + Motivate Tour, and we would love for you to be a part of it! Each tour stop will be a day for love, connection, inspiration, motivation, celebration, training, giveaways, and Holiday 2019 Collection sneak peeks- to prepare you for the best Fall and Holiday season ever!
We’re looking for Designers who want to host large events and have an Origami Owl® Co-Founder or Nest team member in attendance. Your guests could even enjoy a special jewelry giveaway at the event!
And remember, our new Holiday 2019 Collection will be revealed and launched October 10, so this is a great opportunity to help you and your teams kick off the holiday sharing season strong.
If you’d like to host a large event and have an Origami Owl Founder or Nest team member attend, here’s what you need to do:
- Must have a minimum of 100 Designers and 25 non-Designer guests in attendance. AND there will be a fabulous recognition for the Designer who bring the greatest number of guests!
- If you believe you will have that, please submit the following details by August 31 to our email, LoveInspireMotivateTour@origamiowl.com:
- Date and time of meeting (October 2019)
- Estimated attendance #
- Location of meeting (city, state and venue address)
- Contact information of Leader to contact and coordinate with
- Teams participating
- Any other details such as cost, event bright or registration link
Once the locations and events are chosen, we will be in touch in September and share the full list of cities and dates on OrigamiOwlEvents.com. It will be updated on an ongoing basis as we organize new events.
Here are a few of the other upcoming events Chrissy mentioned (more details to come, so check back!)
Wednesday, August 14, Burbank, California
Hosts: Tami Butcher, Jerry and Jessica Butanda, Mary Grant, Melissa Taylor and Tiffany Golden
Featuring: Origami Owl Co-Founders Bella Weems-Lambert and Tyson Basha
Details & Registration:
This event is SOLD OUT!
Thursday, August 15 – El Paso, Texas
Time & Location:
6-9 p.m. at the Region 19 – Education Service Center, 6611 Boeing Drive, El Paso, TX 79925
Details + Registration (you must pay the $7 fee in advance): https://www.punchbowl.com/parties/73a494216d74e91f1dda?fbclid=IwAR3LYhFOVeBDMWhcjIkAPG9Vuy638zetBZFLX_X3jfTopsAh-cuIisNPfbo
Hosted by: Robyn Torres, Field Vice President
Featuring: Origami Owl Brand Ambassador Yvette Torres-Dickson, Executive Administrative Assistant and Yoga Instructor Beata Rafacz
Tuesday, September 10 – North Florida
Hosted by: Tina Hendrickson
Featuring: Origami Owl Co-Founder Tyson Basha
Tuesday, September 10 – Princeton, New Jersey
Time & Location:
6 – 10 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Princeton – Conference Center, 900 Scudders Mill Road Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536
COST: Designers and Owletttes/BROS – $15, Includes Pizza and Soft Drinks/Water, Training and Prize Entries!
Hosted By: Lisa Weibrecht
Featuring: Origami Owl Co-Founders Bella Weems-Lambert and Chrissy Weems and Director of Leadership Development Renee Rose
Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bella-chrissy-and-renee-come-to-new-jersey-tickets-69774652865
We can’t wait to see you!
Get your calendar out and save the date – Origami Owl® may be heading to a city near you!
- September 14, 2019: Team Leader Virtual Academy. Designers who advanced to Team Leader for the first time between April 2019 and August 2019 will be invited to this special, virtual training session! Keep an eye out for your invitation if you’ve achieved this title for the first time in 2019.
- January 23, 2020: New Director Academy. This special academy will happen just before L.E.A.D. Empowerment Summit at The Scott Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona for those who advance to Director between September 2018 – December 2019. More details to come!
- January 24-25, 2020: L.E.A.D. Empowerment Summit. We are so thrilled to share that we will be going back to Arizona January 24-25, 2020 for our L.E.A.D. Empowerment Summit! If you’re a Team Leader or above, then you’ll receive an exclusive invite to register and attend this leadership-focused summit! The event will be held at The Scott Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. We’ll be sure to have a room block, so please hang tight and don’t reserve your room(s) just yet!
- July 23-25, 2020: The O2 Experience. The O2 Experience is heading to Music City! Get ready to kick your boots up and join us in Nashville, Tennessee at Music City Center for an unforgettable time of inspiration, team time, training, new jewelry reveals and “Everybody Gets One!” So, plan to arrive July 22 to register, and then attend the event July 23-25. More details coming soon!
Stay tuned for registration information coming later this fall for LEAD.
Not able to make it to The O2 Experience this year? Don’t worry—we’ll keep you in the loop on what’s going on!
Here’s how you can get all the convention updates:
1.) Turn On Notifications for the O2 Designers News From the Nest Facebook Group. Be sure to turn your notifications on by clicking on the “Notifications” button at the top of the group’s page. This will alert you to any posts we share. You never know when one of the Origami Owl Co-Founders will go live!
2.) Check OrigamiOwlNews.com. Starting on Thursday, July 25, we’ll be publishing important news and updates covering this year’s important announcements. Stay tuned there to share info on your team Facebook group whether they’re attending the event or not. All new content will post by 7 p.m. CT.
3.) Keep an Eye On Origami Owl’s Instagram Stories and Facebook Page. Do you follow @origamiowl on Instagram? If you do, click on our profile photo to watch our Instagram Stories! We’ll take you behind the scenes and give you a sneak peek throughout the event to see what it’s like. Plus, we may just go live on our official Origami Owl Facebook page for behind-the-scenes action!
4.) Watch for the Convention Recap Email. There will be SO many exciting announcements at The O2 Experience and we want to give you a tool to see it all in one place. We’ll be sending a special edition “Convention Recap” Flight Plan email with all the details on Tuesday, July 30 at Noon CT.
5.) Refresh Your My O2 Connection App Daily. You never know when we might *sneak* a few exciting items into your app for sharing!
It’s “go time” for The O2 Experience and we can’t WAIT to fill you in on everything we’ve been working on.
Updated as of 05.01.19: Details about exclusive jewelry pre-order for Convention attendees only just added.
One “limitless” event is coming up fast!
And, Origami Owl Co-Founder Chrissy Weems has *a few more* exciting announcements to share about The O2 Experience July 25-27 in Savannah, Georgia.
Watch her Facebook Live here:
The O2 Experience 2019 “Limitless”
NEW! Check Out the Look for Our “Limitless” Event – Not only will this be an inspiring and fun event, but it will also be beautiful! We added one social media image to your My O2 Connection app!
Exclusive Convention Jewelry Presale – That’s right! Convention attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a presale to purchase four special jewelry pieces only available to those attending The O2 Experience.
Here are all the details on the Exclusive Convention Jewelry Presale:
When: June 1 at Midnight CT until July 31 at 11:59 p.m. CT*
- Silver “Dare to Dream” Dainty Bar Necklace with Light Turquoise Crystal 16-19″
Price: $23 USD | $30 CAD | 23 PV
Retail Value: $32 USD | $42 CAD
- Aqua Ombré Butterfly Filigree Living Locket® with Swarovski® Crystals
Price: $45 USD | $59 CAD | 45 PV
Retail Value: $64 USD | $83 CAD
- Silver Sophia Stud Earrings with Light Turquoise Swarovski Crystals
Price: $27 USD | $35 CAD | 27 PV
Retail Value: $38 USD | $49 CAD
- Crystal Aqua Swarovski Double Wrap Bracelet 6½-8″
Price: $49 USD | $63 CAD | 49 PV
Retail Value: $68 USD | $88 CAD
But, there are a few important things to keep in mind:
- This is a one-time shopping experience, which means that once you shop it, you will not be able to return. Review the items and decide carefully.
- Shop early! If you order by July 9 or while presale supplies last, you will be able to pick up your jewelry at Convention. However, if your order is placed after July 9 or when additional supplies are needed in the event of a reorder, the jewelry will instead be shipped after Convention.
- You have until July 31 at 11:59 p.m. CT to place your order with a maximum of three (3) per item permitted.
Jewelry will not be sold on-site at Convention so don’t miss out!
Read the FAQs for all the details on the presale.
What to Wear to the After Party – Get ready to deck yourself out in WHITE! Our White Party will be the final night of convention, July 27, and it’s all about white everything and SPARKLE! Get your dress or all-white outfit in advance – or wear what’s comfortable!
And remember, it’s also a special recognition night, so if you will be gracing the stage, be sure to wear your cocktail dress!
Register today! Go to OrigamiOwlEvents.com to grab your tickets and start planning. Don’t forget – we’ll have New York Times Bestselling Author and Speaker Rachel Hollis gracing the stage!
This event will be EPIC – don’t miss out!