2014 Thank Goodness for Staff Celebration!
34th Annual Picnic
Wednesday May 7, 2014
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Russell Field
The celebration takes place during the months of April and May and is sponsored by the UC Davis Staff Assembly. The highlight event is the TGFS Picnic where staff members are treated to a picnic luncheon at the UC Davis Hutchinson Field. The event also features several activities such as TGFS Idol, Gunrock Bingo, Guess the Weight, Raffle, and Logo Contest. During the weeks preceding the picnic, staff can be found participating in many recreation activities sponsored by TGFS, including bowling, volleyball, tennis, golf and a fun run. In addition to these activities, staff are also celebrated and honored for their contributions to the campus through the Citations for Excellence and the Staff and Staff Dependents Scholarship programs.
Lina Layiktez, Staff Assembly Chair
Christy Pearce & Angie Albrecht, TGFS Co-Chairs
Grant Nejedlo, Staff Assembly Coordinator
Stephanie Franti, Budget Coordinator
Nanci Francesconi, TGFS Site Coordinator
Pam Nardinelli, Staff Assembly Marketing & Communications Chair
Christy Pearce, Catering and Merchandise Coordinator
Angie Eakin, Catering Assistant
Ericka Davis, Entertainment Coordinator and MC
Trace Chriss and Sherri Smith, Vendor Coordinators
Jeanette Banicki, Gunrock Bingo Coordinator
Erica Brown, Sports Coordinator
2014 Vendor/ Sponsor TGFS application Fillable PDF or PDF
Staff Assembly would like to invite your organization to join our Vendor Showcase!
Spend an afternoon with 5,000+ UC Davis Staff Members as a participant in our Vendor Showcase. Can’t make the event or want even greater recognition? Consider one of the high-profile sponsorship opportunities below.
The Annual Thank Goodness for Staff (TGFS) Picnic and celebration is a staff appreciation event organized by UC Davis Staff Assembly and attended by over 5,000 UC Davis staff members. This is our 34th year celebrating the hard work and contributions of UC Davis staff and we invite your business to join in the fun.
Why Support TGFS?
- Promote your business and goods and services to 5,000+ UC Davis staff who regularly work with, and patronize area businesses
- Vendor tables placed in the immediate view of all attendees as well as passing traffic on Russell Blvd.
- Every dollar raised through the vendor showcase is used to fund scholarships for UC Davis staff and their dependents
All participating vendors will be highlighted on our TGFS website, bi-monthly e-newsletter and printed on event t-shirts.
Download the Sponsorship and Vendor application. Deadline for applications is April 14, 2014.
2015 TGFS Logo Contest
Staff Assembly invites all staff to submit an original piece of artwork for consideration as part of our 2015 TGFS Logo Design Contest. Complete rules and design specifications are included HERE.
Any staff member is eligible to cast their vote for their favorite submission at the 2014 TGFS event. The winning designer will be recognized for their entry in an edition of the Staff Voice e-newsletter and will receive a complimentary t-shirt and button featuring their winning logo design!
We look forward to your submission!
Congratulations to Tawny LaBarbera from IT Services who won our 2013 Logo Contest. Tawny's winning logo design will be printed on all TGFS 2014 t-shirts and publications. Tawny also won a $50 Visa gift card.
Check out our 2013 Bowling Tournament Winners
Please check back for the online registration link. We'll have it up shortly.
Congratulations to Thomas Patten from the Lighting Technology Center who won a $50 Home Depot gift card for his for his winning Guess the Weight entry in 2013. Thomas' guess was only 18 pounds from the actual total weight of 8,653 pounds.
Congratulations to Brenda Holsey from Student Housing who won the 2013 Gunrock Bingo contest! Brenda won a trip for two including hotel to Disneyland or Sea World.
2014 TGFS T-Shirts - Available in unisex sizes in white with sponsor logos featured on back
Buttons - free while supplies last!
Gunrock Bingo Squares
UC Davis Day with the Oakland A's vs. Boston Red Sox - Sunday, June 22
UC Davis Six Flags Family Picnic - Saturday, July 26
A link to order merchandise items will be posted shortly.
Anthem Blue Cross
Bankers Lending Group
Best Western Plus
Royal Guest Hotels
Safe Credit Union
The Walking Company
Cal Aggie Alumni Association
California Center for Urban Horticulture
Campus Unions Event Equipment Rentals
STA Travel - Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD)
UC Davis Arboretum
UC Davis Athletics
UC Davis Bargain Barn
UC Davis Campus Recreation and Unions
UC Davis Conference and Event Services
UC Davis Development and Alumni Relations
UC Davis Dinning Services and Farmers Market
UC Davis Distribution Services
UC Davis Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
UC Davis Fire Department
UC Davis Furniture Program
UC Davis Genome Center
UC Davis Grounds and Landscape Services
UC Davis HDAPP
UC Davis Mondavi Center
UC Davis Mouse Biology
UC Davis Olive Center
UC Davis Repro Graphics
UC Davis Retiree Center
UC Davis Safety Services
UC Davis Staff Development and Professional Services/WorkLife and Wellness
UC Davis Stores
UC Davis Transportation and Parking Services
UC Davis Utilities
UC Davis Veterinary Blood Bank
UC Davis West Village: The Ramble Viridian Apartments
USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center