AmazonVida Second Annual Fundraiser Banquet


Guest Speaker - Elmer Lessa 

AmazonVida Director


Guest Entertainment - Mike G. Williams

DOVE Award Winning Christian Comedian and Author

We would be honored to have you attend Amazon Vida’s Annual Banquet to celebrate another year of ministry. This will be an exciting evening of fun with DOVE Award winning comedian Mike G. Williams and our guest speaker Pastor and Amazon Vida director Elmer Lessa.

We can’t wait to update or friends on the work that is going on in the Amazon on mission trips, in our seminaries and the growth of our new churches that have been built in the jungle. We also want to share with you the opportunities that God is allowing for new unreached people to hear the gospel. 

Where: Plantation Palms Golf Club Banquet Room,
23253 Plantation Palm Blvd, 
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
When: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm, doors open at 6:00pm

There is no cost to attend and no minimum contribution required. We want you to come, be inspired, and learn more about the work of God on the Amazon.

Please RSVP as soon as possible

Everyone is welcome to attend, just RSVP by AUGUST 13TH so we’ll know to set a place for you.

When you RSVP please let us know if you are sponsoring one or more tables. If you sponsor a table we need an RSVP for each person that will be at your table.

Can we count on you to fill a table of eight?

As a table sponsor your role is to introduce a new audience to the ministry and work of AmazonVida.

We need individual and business table sponsors to help us get the word out about this fun and informative evening. You can have a great impact on the success of our fundraising efforts.

Please prayerfully consider being a sponsor and encourage other businesses or individuals that could help. 

Table Sponsor Information


RSVP Here before August 13th

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Business Sponsors

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We Need You

This event is made possible through underwriting support from community businesses and organizations.

Sponsoring a table at our event is a great way for your business to show that they care about the needs of the unreached people in the Amazon River basin.

We have ambitious plans to expand the ministry but we need your help. 

Whether it be training leaders, putting in water wells, helping start new village businesses, or providing medical/dental care, with your help we can extend the ministry to villages that have not been reached.

Sponsorship Levels

Diamond $1,000 - Full page advertisement in our program, Wall plaque, Logo banner at the banquet, Mention from the podium, Choice of table location, Mention in social media and website

Platinum $500 - ½ page advertisement in our program, Logo banner at the banquet, Mention from the podium, Mention in social media and website.

Gold $250 - ½ page advertisement in our program, 

Silver $100 - ¼ page advertisement in our program,

Bronze $50 - Business card size page advertisement in our program,

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Table Sponsor Information

Thank you for supporting AmazonVida as a table sponsor for the Second Annual Banquet. We want to make this commitment easy for you, so we have compiled some helpful information below. We hope your role as table sponsor is both fun and rewarding and that you and your guests learn something new about us! We are thrilled to have your support!

You are giving your family, friends, neighbors and work colleagues the opportunity to support AmazonVida's mission. By bringing new people to the banquet you are expanding our community of supporters essential to the growth and stability of AmazonVida's mission. 

The banquet is free to you and your guests. Although everyone will be asked to consider a contribution, there is no minimum and no maximum gift level. It will be our job to inspire your guests to give.

Important Dates

June 14, 2018 Electronic Save-the-Date Sent by AmazonVida
June 27, 2018 Registration Opens
July 10, 2018 First Digital Invitation Sent by AmazonVida
July 31, 2018 Printed Invitations Mailed by AmazonVida
August 21, 2018 Finalize Your Table Attendees
September 1, 2018 Final Guest List Registered with AmazonVida
September 13, 2018 Second Annual Banquet


Use our videos and pics to help cultivate interest in AmazonVida.

AmazonVida Video Channel

AmazonVida Photo Gallery

Sample Invite Email

Printable Flyers (Coming Soon)

Pre-Event Checklist 


• Create your guest list, ideally targeting 15-20 people

• Send a “save-the-date” email (download an editable save-the-date email from here)


• Check in with those you have not heard from

• Extend a formal invitation (download a digital invitation from here after July 10)

• For those who cannot attend, send them a link to AmazonVida event donation page

• Register your table


• Check in with guests

• Verify dietary requests were made at registration (options: dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian). The meal will be completely peanut and nut-free.

• Submit any missing contact information for your guests.


• Your final guest list should be submitted so seating arrangements can be made.


• All guests receive an event reminder and table assignment from AmazonVida

• Contact your guests a few days prior to the event and encourage an 11:00 am arrival

• Remind guests there will be an opportunity to give during the program. Remind your guests that they can make their annual tax credit donation at this event.

• If applicable, ask them to bring their company’s matching gift form

• Consider ways to personalize your table at the event: small tokens of appreciation and/or thank you cards set at each guests’ place before they arrive are a special way to show your gratitude for their support.


• Arrive at 10:00 am to join the VIP reception

• Greet your guests: guests will begin to arrive at 11:00 am and we want them to feel welcome

• Encourage guests to review the program and begin enjoying their meal. Centerpieces are for sale – collect the separate donation envelope with packet. Should your centerpiece not sell, please enjoy it as our thank you.

• At the end of the program, guests will be asked to support AmazonVida. Please collect all pledge cards in the Table Sponsor Envelope, and drop the envelope in the baskets at the ballroom exit. POST EVENT

• Please thank your guests for their generous support of AmazonVida's mission and let them know we will follow up to express our gratitude

• Introduce guests who are interested in learning more to AmazonVida staff and board members.