Congratulations, 2019 Parliament Earners + 2020 Locations Revealed
Parliament and Diamond Parliament are among the biggest achievements you can reach with Origami Owl® and we are so honored to recognize the business leaders who took their teams to the next level in 2018-2019!
This year, we have TWO exciting trips to share – our Parliament earners who achieved 80 Points or more during the incentive period will be whisked away to Naples, Florida for some fun in the sun! Our top 10 Diamond Parliament earners will be off on a trip to the Amafi Coast of Italy for the Diamond Parliament trip!
Here are the big reveals shared at The O2 Experience (and keep reading for details on this year’s trip and how you could be there!).
And the Parliament Earners Are….
Congratulations to the following OWL-mazing leaders and their teams who achieved 80 Points or more and earned the Parliament Trip to Naples, Florida! We recognized them on-stage at the event and couldn’t be prouder!
Here’s the list, in alphabetical order:
|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|
|Victoria 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|
The Top 10 Diamond Parliament Earners took the stage, holding bouquets of flowers, jewelry and a glass, diamond-topped award recognizing them and their teams’ hard work.
Finally, Origami Owl Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert held up the sparkly envelope, ripped it open and announced Senior Director Aimee Johnson as the 2nd-place, top point earner, and Executive Director Karen Alaniz of Team Light of Believe doubled over and cried.
“This is your Diamond Designer of the Year!” said Co-Founder Chrissy Weems as aqua and white confetti exploded in front of the stage and fluttered around the crowd.
Karen’s daughter, Meghan Herrick, also an Origami Owl Designer, ran front the crowd and flung her arms around her mom’s neck.
Bella held up the keys and the pair walked to the aqua Jeep parked near stage, recreating the iconic picture of Bella laying across the front of the Jeep, her reaction as a 16-year-old upon achieving her goal of buying one.
“This was a team goal for all of us; I can’t do this by myself,” shared Karen afterward. “It takes a village to make this happen and I’m so proud of my team.”
Her daughter Meghan added, “I’m so excited. She deserves this more than anything.”
Congratulations to the rest of our Diamond Parliament earners who will be heading to Italy this September!
|2||Aimee Johnson||Team Light & Love|
|3||Breanna Johnson||Team BELIEVE.REACH.EXCEED.|
|4||Robyn Torres||Team FAB|
|5||Kate McKenzie||The Evergreen Nest Team|
|6||Simcha & Jaiden Bloomfield||Team Shalom|
|7||Alba Saenz||Team Pixie Sparkle|
|8||Melissa Taylor||Team Cute Hoots|
|9||Tami, Brooks & Tatum Butcher||Team Believe|
|10||Holly Corbett||Team Goal Crushers|
2019-2020 Parliament Trip Locations + Earning Criteria
Ready to earn your own trip of a lifetime? Our 2019-2020 Parliament program earning period has already begun!
And, announced at The O2 Experience – our top 10 Diamond Parliament earners in 2019-2020 will earn the trip of a lifetime to a few magical places that are close to our hearts – Austria, Switzerland and Italy!
Diamond Parliament earners will jet-set to Wattens, Austria, the home of our partner Swarovski® Crystals for the chance of a lifetime to not only tour the facility, but also go behind the scenes to some of the most exquisite, exclusive places that are normally off-limits to anyone else.
Nestled in the Tux Alps of Austria, you’ll soak in the breathtaking sights of Swarovski Kristallwelten and its green, snow-topped mountain peaks while exploring this sprawling mountain town.
Then take a train to Lucerne where you will hear the iconic cow bells of the Swiss dairy cows as they graze green hillsides. Hop another train and you’ll discover natural wonders like The Matterhorn, one of the highest peaks in all of the Alps. While there, enjoy the charming town of Zermatt, a top international vacation destination that is peaceful and perfect for outdoor excursions.
Next, head to Lake Como, located in Italy’s Lombardy region. This upscale locale is known for its Renaissance architecture, elegant old villas and scenic towns surrounding the lake.
Watch this video of Origami Owl Co-Founders Bella-Weems Lambert, Chrissy Weems, Tyson Basha and Senior Vice President of Product Development Amy Robinson as they toured Swarovski’s Manufaktor.
You won’t get an experience like this anywhere else, so set your sights high and consistently lead your team to Parliament in 2019-2020!
Parliament Earners, You Have a Trip, Too
We’re rewarding our Parliament earners again in 2019-2020 with their own trip – to St. Petersburg, Florida, staying at the historic St. Pete Beach hotel, The Don CeSar. Nicknamed the Pink Palace for its pink façade and grand architecture dating back to the Gatsby Era of 1928, The Don CeSar boasts a glamorous history because of its beauty and its location. Enjoy sugar-fine beaches, a world-class spa, a vibrant food scene and classic amenities. This oceanside beach is a destination in itself!