Friday, November 20, 2009

University hopes to have Amy Roloff speak for $7000; Matt Roloff confirmed as speaker for cruise

Washington State University has an article about the desire of their disability association to bring Amy Roloff to campus in February as a guest speaker. The article states that they're seeking support to fund it because it costs $7000 to have Amy speak.

http://www.dailyevergreen.com/story/30233

"The ASWSU Senate worked to amend outdated regulations and shared updates on the ongoing goal to improve campus life at Wednesday evening’s meeting.

Ashley Rockwell spoke on behalf of the WSU Disability Awareness Association. The association requested $2,500 from ASWSU to support an event in February to present information about disabilities. Rockwell said they hope to invite Amy Roloff, a public speaker made famous by TLC’s "Little People, Big World."

“I think it’s important that other organizations support us,” Rockwell said.

“People will come to see her. And if people learn about disabilities because they came to see her, that’s great.” Rockwell said the association cannot afford to invite Roloff without support because it costs $7,000 to bring her to campus. This would literally use every penny of the association’s budget, she said. The group is also requesting support from the Residence Hall Association, the ASWSU Executive Board and local businesses."

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In other Roloff speaking news, Matt has been confirmed as a key-note featured speaker for a "StopStressingNow.com" cruise to Alaska in August (27th to Sept 3rd, 2010).

The article describes Matt as: "celebrity father, multi-millionaire businessman, entrepreneur, father of four, renown speaker and a natural dreamer. He’s also one of the most recognizable people on television today.

Learn how to condition your mind and body to release at will the self imposed tension you feel and live with everyday.

This inspiring seminar will teach you how to focus your mind and relax in a special way that will act as a counter balance allowing you to develop more – healthier cognitive habits. It’s the true key to success, happiness and life fulfillment. It’s simple and easy to change your life when you know how. Meet top experts like Matt Roloff face to face and hear first hand how they did it!"

http://www.stopstressingnow.com/2009/11/tlcs-matt-roloff-little-people-big-world-confirmed/

It looks like 2010 will be a busy year for the Roloffs and cruises, Amy Roloff also has her charity foundation cruise in late June: The Royal Carribbean, 'Oasis of the Seas cruise'.

http://amyroloffcharityfoundation.org/royal-caribbean-cruise

14 comments:

Jocelynn said...

You have to hand it to Matt and Amy. What a life they've created for themselves. Have people pay you to go on cruises. A good gig if you can get it.

Greg said...

This isn't a knock on Amy, but why doesn't that school spend the 7 grand on facilities or grants or something that will help their students with disabilities? Something substantial.

A speech is all well and good, but you hear it and it's over. For that amount of money, I would want it spent on something else.

Rap541 said...

Greg - in all seriousness, the school may have donor money intentionally earmarked for speakers or new furniture. A lot of times the money is tagged for specific things so the school can't just spend it where it's needed.

Ray said...

What a waste of money. Public Universities have had their budgets slashed, and a group wants to pay Amy Roloff $7000. Outrageous!

Kit said...

So, any time now we see Matt "stressing" on the show, we know it's a fake, because he knows the "secret" of destressing, right? We also know now, for sure, that he's a multi-millionaire, so we can stop worrying about their finances, right? But the show is "real," right? Whew, glad we got that straightened out.

To be honest, given the appalling grammar and spelling of the stopstressingnow.com website, I'd have a hard time taking them seriously. If you want to sell me something, you need to do it in coherent and correct language. But yeah, that's just me.

Brandon said...

Kit, exactly. The more you listen and read about Matt away from the show, the more he says the show is all fake. It's not very moral for them to be so deceptive!

Well, it's all fake until it's time for them to sell the show and entice people to watch. Then they are the most real people on tv and they're exactly how you see them on the show.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait! I'm going on both cruises.

M said...

I wish I could make 7,000 taking. Or had multi-millions! Damn! No wonder they can build castles. I bet TLC pays for it though... Roloffs share the money with the fans! lol

Laura said...

Did you look at the info for the cruise?

$3700!!!

The Stop-Stressing cruise must be aimed at only fellow multi-millionaires, because for myself and most people I know, spending $3700 to get on a cruise would only make me stress out because of the financial hole it would put me in...

Tashapork said...

Laura, I completely agree with you. I also wonder if maybe Matt needs a smackdown from Suze Orman.

Anonymous said...

I was just on the StopStressingnow.com and I called the toll free number to check out the cruise thing. I love the Roloff family and I thought it would be neat to spend my vacation next year with Matt. So I called and spoke to them. The cruise is more then just Matt being on board. I signed up for the cruise after talking with them. It starts at $1,900 and that includes pretty much everything. I only had to put $500 down. I'm going to spend that on a vacation anyway. Including the whole seminar. Thought I would share.
http://www.stopstressingnow.com/2009/11/2010-sail-your-cares-away-cruise-to-alaska/

Laura said...

The Stopstressing now site information said the cost was $3700.

Anonymous said...

That's if you want a suite with a balcony and airfare I think. I called and talked with some guy named "Tom" and it sounds very exciting actually. My two girlfriends just signed up today, so now there are three of us going. I'll take tons of pictures and post them when I get back!

Kit said...

From the website:
WARNING: This Cruise Is For The Serious ONLY!
Nothing Like this exclusive, all inclusive cruise experience exists anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, Not Everyone Is Accepted.

Hmmm, yeah, only those willing to plunk down big bucks. LOL...