Schedule of Events
Speaking, Radio and TV Interviews
Events for 2013:
April 7, 2013 - Join me for the Thrivers Cruise with Breast Cancer Wellness -- sailing on the Princess Ruby to St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Princess Cays, Grand Turk -- sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit: www.breastcancerwellness.org.
May 3-5, 2013 - Weekend of Hope, Stowe, Vermont. Visit www.stowehope.org.
Events for 2012:
September 23, 2012 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Ice Cream Social and Book Signing Event on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. Come and enjoy some ice cream and meet the author. All proceeds go to benefit Making Strides. Connie will be signing Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope and Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey; Say Goodbye to Stress and Think Positive for Great Health.
October 13, 2012 - Barnes & Noble, 11 West Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94403. Time: 1-4 p.m. I'll be signing: Say Goodbye to Stress; Think Positive for Great Health and Hope and Healing for your Breast Cancer Journey. I look forward to seeing all of you who happen to be in the area.
October 23, 2012 - Join me for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in San Luis Obispo (California). Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. See you there!
November 2, 2012 - Harvest Soup Festival (6-9 p.m.). Join me at Mountain Brook Community Church for a great time of fun, food and fellowship. I will be speaking on my story, Trading Ashes for Roses. I look forward to seeing you there!
August 1-22, 2012 - Connie will be doing a series of speaking engagements and book signings in the San Francisco Bay Area on "Living and Retiring in Ecuador" and how to have a successful writing career while living overseas. Her story about enjoying more joy and less stress is featured in the upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress (May 22, 2012). She will also be sharing information on her book, Living and Retiring in Ecuador which has been #1 in Kindle books for several months. If you would like to contact the author regarding speaking engagements, use the contact button on the home page.
Events for 2010:
July 16, 2010 - Chicken 'Soup for the Runner's Soul (Connie's Story - "Marine Corps Marathon and Stars").
July 1, 2010 - Love is a Flame (Connie's Story - "No More Keeping Score").
January 10, 2010 - Moms of Sons Devotions to Go by Connie Pombo (on sale now!).
January 23, 2010 - Community Bible Church, Connection Breakfast, Marietta, PA - 9:00 a.m. Topic: Seven Friends Every Woman Needs. Join me for a morning of celebrating the gift of friendship with a light brunch! Contact: Cheryl Miller for more information and details at Cheryl Miller CMiller@cbcpa.org.
January 27, 2010 - Calvary Fellowship - Snapshot of the Four Personalities (Private Event) - 2:00 p.m.
February 19, 2010 - Warm Hearts Cafe - Julie Nevel in Concert.
February 27, 2010 - Chelten Baptist Church Women's Retreat at Talamore Country Club, Ambler, PA - Topic: Seven Friends Every Woman Needs and Called Alongside: Sharing the Joys of a Mentoring Relationship.
March 2, 2010 - Radio Interview: www.blogtalkradio.com/hope-for-the-journey with Yvonne Ortega @ 10:00 AM EST. Join me!
March 17, 2010 - "Snapshot of the Personalities" - Lancaster, PA - (private event).
March 18, 2010 - A Cup of Comfort of Bible Promises by Adams Media is available in bookstores. Connie is a contributing author to this series.
March 27, 2010 - Lancaster Christian Writers Group - Super Saturday Seminar. Connie will be presenting "Platform Success to Share God’s Message" will be held at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, 419 Pierson Road, Lititz, PA (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 PM). Other speakers will include: Terri Gillespie; Marlene Bagnull; Joyce Magnin Mocerro; Candice Speare; Emily Chase; Randy Petersen, and Jeanette Windle (President of the Lancaster Christian Writer's Group).
April 1-30 - Blocked for Writing!
May 2-3, 2010 - Stowe Weekend of Hope, Stowe, Vermont. A Weekend of Hope and Healing for Cancer Survivors and their Families!
May 30, 2010 - The wedding of Jonathan Mark Pombo (our son) to Kim Deitrich. We are thrilled!
October 15, 2010 - Willow Valley Resort Ladies' Expo, Keynote Speaker. More information to follow.
Events for 2009:
January 14, 2009 - York Country Club, York, PA - Keynote Speaker: "Snapshot of the Four Personalities" - 12 Noon (Private Luncheon).
January 21, 2009 - "Living the Passionate Life," - Lady of Lords Church, New Holland, PA.
February 3, 2009 - "Living the Passionate Life" - Quality Inn, Lancaster, PA (Caring Singles - Private Function).
February 15, 2009 - Red Heart Tea - "Celebrating Women's Heart Health" - Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt. Joy, PA.
February 27-March 1, 2009 -Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Young Survival Coalition. Visit: http://www.youngsurvivorsconference.org.
March 3-11, 2009 - San Francisco, California (Private Event).
March 20, 2009 - Lancaster County Speaker's Bureau (private event), Lancaster County Country Club, Lancaster, PA.
April 8, 2009 - Keynote: "What's Humor Got to do with It?" - United Disabilities Wellness, Lancaster, PA (private function).
April 24-25, 2009 - "Sister to Sister Women's Conference" at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Pittsfield, PA.
May 1-3, 2009 - Grove City College,Grove City, PA (private).
May 9, 2009 - Barnes & Noble Book Signing (1700 H Fruitville Pike), Lancaster, PA 17602; Combined author signing A Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Daughters (with Carol ,Susan
Skitt, Kathy Pride, and Carolyn Ruch). Time: 11 AM to 1 PM.
May 15-16, 2009 - Grove City College, Grove City, PA (private).
May 19-29, 2009 - Out of the Country!
June 7, 2009 - "Seven Friends Every Woman Needs," - St. Phillip the Apostle Church, Millersville, PA. Ladies' Luncheon in honor of Mothers - 1:00 PM. For reservations, click here. Baby shower to benefit "A Woman's Concern."
June 17, 2009 - The Four Seasons, Millersville University, Keynote: "Snapshot of the Four Personalities" (Private Dinner).
June 25, 2009 - House of Hope, Danville, PA - Diva Celebration (The Stressed Out Diva and Passionate Diva Unite!).
July 1-31, 2009 - Blocked for Writing (Moms of Sons Devotions to Go!)
August 1, 2009 - Girlfriend's Day Out - "The Seven Friends Every Woman Needs" at the New Holland Library in Pennsylvania (2:00 p.m.).
August 21-22 - Sister to Sister Conference with Julie Nevel. Camp Epachiseca in Stillwater, PA. For more information visit: www.julienevel.com. For more information on how you can sign up, click here.
September 9, 2009 - "Living the Passionate Life" - Young at Heart, First Assembly of God (pending).
September 26, 2009 - "Harvest Welcome Breakfast" - St. John's United Methodist Church, Ivyland, Pennsylvania (Buck's County).
October 17, 2009 - "Living the Passionate Life Workshop" - West End Baptist Chapel, Hannover, MD.
October 22 - November 3, 2009 - Out of the country (photos to follow!).
November 17, 2009 - Hershey Lodge and Convention Center - Women's Leadership Conference
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. -- Presenter: Connie Pombo
Trading Ashes for Roses: In Connie’s poignant and humorous style, she shares how she overcame her fears and discovered true joy and passion! “When Someone You Know Has Cancer--What to Say and How to Help:” Based on Connie’s book, Trading Ashes for Roses, Connie shares helpful hints for the survivor, caregiver, family and friends on what to say and how to help! She includes excerpts from her journal that guides you through each phase of the cancer journey. This course has been described as “Cancer Etiquette 101.” Open to the public.
Events for 2008:
January 5, 2008 - Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Speaker's Association, Philadelphia Renaissance Hotel, "How to Present Like a Pro." 9-4:30 p.m.
January 12, 2008 - Barnes & Noble Book Signing, Lancaster, PA from 12-2 PM. Connie will be signing The One Year Life Verse Devotional by Tyndale House Publishers.
January 16-30, 2008: Book Signing Tour in Northern California for Living the Serenity Prayer, Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul, A Cup of Comfort for Mothers, and One Year Life Verse Devotional by Tyndale House.
February 11, 2008 - Press Conference, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.
March 1, 2008 - Book Release of I'm Glad I'm a Mom by Harvest House. For press release and information on ordering the book visit: www.heartsathome.org. Inspirational stories from Liz Curtis Higgs, Jill Briscoe, Jill Savage, Julie Barnhill, and many more.
March 7-8, 2008 - First Baptist Church of Gettysburg Women's Retreat, Gettysburg, PA - "Living the Passionate Life." http://fbcgettysburg.org/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx
March 15, 2008 -Mid-Atlantic National Speaker's Association, Radisson Hotel, Valley Forge, PA (8:00-12:00).
April 1, 2008 - Quality Inn Hotel, Lancaster, PA - "Singles" - "Snapshot of the Personalities" - 7:30 PM
April 30, 2008 - Interview with Allison Bottke at www.boomerbabesrock.com/blog with Allison on her new book: Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children.
May 2-4, 2008 - Presenter for Weekend of Hope, Stowe, Vermont www.stowehope.org. "Writing to Heal" and "Writing to Publish."
May 13, 2008 - KZSB Radio 1290 AM Live Tuesdays from 11 AM - Noon PST. Dr. Brill will be interviewing Connie live.
May 15, 2008 - Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Speaker Association, Radisson Hotel, Valley Forge, PA
June 7, 2008 - Keynote Speaker for Celebrate Life Day Brunch (National Cancer Survivor's Day), Ossining, NY. For more information visit: www.supportconnection.org.
September 18, 2008 - "Writing to Heal," Elizabethtown, Library, Elizabethtown, PA. Click here for more information.
August 28, 2008 - Keynote Speaker: "Living the Passionate Life," - Brethren Village, Lancaster, PA.
October 3, 2008 - Wisconsin Oncology Nursing Society, Greenbay, Wisconsin - Keynote: "What's Humor Got to Do with It?"
October 4-7, 2008 - San Diego, California (private event).
October 8, 2008 - Merck Pharmaceuticals, Keynote Speaker - Women's Global Network, New Jersey. "Living the Passionate Life."
October 11, 2008 - Keynote Retreat Speaker - "Living the Passionate Life" - Waipiti Retreat Center, North East, MD.
October 18, 2008 - Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop, Woman Wise Mammography Center, Findlay, Ohio. http://www.bvhealthsystem.org/
October 21, 2008 - Keynote Speaker: Holy Redeemer Hospital, Meadowbrook, PA - Breast Cancer Awareness - "Living the Passionate Life."
October 22, 2008 - "Snapshot of the Personalities" - Willow Valley, Willow Street, PA - 1:00 PM (closed to the public).
October 24, 2008 - "Breast Cancer Awareness" - United Parcel Service - Women's Leadership Conference, Harrisburg, PA
October 26 , 2008 - "Living the Passionate Life: - Carroll Hospital Center's Hope and Healing Luncheon at Piney Branch Golf Club, Hampstead, Maryland.
November 1, 2008 - Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PAwww.lbbc.org
November 2, 2008 - Keynote Speaker: Celebration of Life Day, "Eileen Stein Jacoby Foundation for Breast Cancer," Fox Chase Cancer Center, "Living the Passionate Life." Honoree of
Celebration of Life Award.
November 8-9, 2008 - Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Visit LBBC.
Events for 2007:
January 10, 2007 - "Snapshot of the Personalities" - Zerbe Sisters, Narvon, PA (Closed Event).
January 16, 2007 - American Business Women's Association, Eden Resort, Lancaster, PA at 12:00 Noon.
January 30, 2007 - Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coaltion, Press Conference, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA (closed event). http://www.pabreastcancer.org/events.html
February 10, 2007 - "The Joys of Mentoring" - Paradise Mennonite Church, Paradise, PA (Closed Event).
February 16, 2007 - American Business Women's Association, Eden Resort, Lancaster, PA.
February 23-25,2007 - Annual Young Survivor's Conference at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Visit the conference website at www.youngsurvivorsconference.org to register for the event and get more information. See you in Virginia!
March 10, 2007 - "A Day for You" - Millersville University, Gordinier Hall, 7 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
March 15, 2007 - "Stand-Up and Be Heard: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking" - York Technical Institute, Communications Development Class (closed event).
March 26, 2007 - "Snapshot of the Personalities" - Columbia Women's Luncheon, Columbia, PA (closed event).
March 29-April 1, 2007 - CelebrateMoms Retreat, Virginia. (Closed event)
April 25, 2007 - American Cancer Society Survivors Day - Eden Resort, Lancaster, PA. Connie will be presenting "Baskets Full of Hope."
April 28, 2007 - Book signing, Barnes & Noble, Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA (3-5 PM). Combined author event for "A Cup of Comfort for Mothers" by Adams Media.
April 29, 2007 - Book signing, Scripts Book Store, 2392 Mount Joy Road, Manheim, PA (9:00 and 11:00 a.m.). www.lcbc.org
May 4-6, 2007 - Weekend of Hope, Stowe, VT. Visit www.stowehope.org. Connie will be presenting two workshops: "Writing to Heal" and "Writing to Publish." "Baskets Full of Hope" will be presented on Saturday.
May 12, 2007 - Mother's Day Banquet, West End Baptist Chapel, Hagerstown, MD.
May 20, 2007 - "The Friendship Factor," Grace Baptist Church of Millersville (speaking during the 10:00 a.m. service), Millersville, PA.
June 3, 2007 - National Cancer Survivor's Day (TBA)
June 8, 2007 - Relay for Life, Rossmere Stadium, Lancaster, PA.
June 18-21, 2007 - Keystone Health Conference, Lebanon Valley College, Lebanon, PA.
June 19, 2007 - Carlisle Regional Medical Center, Carlisle, PA - Reception - 6:30 PM - Featuring: 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in PA Exhibit
June 26, 2007 - "Snapshot of the Four Personalities" - Farm Women's Association, New Holland, PA (Closed Event).
July 7-12, 2007 - ICRS (formerly CBA) Event, Atlanta, Georgia (closed event).
July 8-31, 2007 - Blocked.
August 9-11, 2007 (TBA) - Greater Philadelphia Area Writer's Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
August 20, 2007 - "Called Alongside," High Mill Church, Canton, Ohio (closed event). Tentative.
August 12-31, 2007 - Blocked.
September 3, 2007 - Sandy Cove Christian Writer's Conference, North East, MD.
September 7-9, 2007 - Keynote Speaker - HOPE Retreat, Beulah Beach - Vermillion, Ohio - Highmill Church of the Resurrection, Vermillion, Ohio - Women's Retreat. Contact: Mary Kay Moore @ email@example.com. Connie will be speaking 4 times on the message of HOPE.
September 25, 2007 - Cancer Awareness Night, First Baptist Church of Allentown, Allentown, PA @ 6:00 p.m.
September 29, 2007 - Keynote Speaker - "Living the Passionate Life - A Celebration of Life Beyond Cancer" - YWCA of the Mohawk Valley - "The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation" - Utica, New York (Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast) at 10:00 a.m. For more information visit: www.ywcamv.org Phoebe J. Greene, Women's Health Services Coordinator. Phone: 315-732-2159.
October 16, 2007 - Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Gala, Harrisburg Hilton, Harrisburg, PA @ 6:00 p.m.
October 17, 2007 - Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference, Harrisburg Hilton, Harrisburg, PA (7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.)
October 17, 2007 - Inspire Radio Interview with Karen Lynch. Click here to listen to the interview sponsored by Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine.
October 18, 2007 - Keynote Speaker - Brethren Mutual Insurance Women's Conference, Hagerstown, MD ("Living the Passionate Life) @ 7:00 p.m.
October 20, 2007 - Book Signing at the Grand Opening Celebration of the Elizabethtown Library's New Coffee House - "Elizabethtown Coffee Company" - 10 South Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA from 9:30-10:30 AM. Connie will be signing Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul. Connie's story, "Touched by a Coffee-Loving Angel" is featured in the newest of the NY Times Best Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul Series. For more information contact www.etownlibrary.org or 717-367-7467.
October 29, 2007 - Frankford Hospital Breast Cancer Wellness at Bensalem Country Club, 11-2 PM. Details to follow.
November 10, 2007 - Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Deale, MD (Women's Retreat). Day Retreat: 10-3 p.m. Topics: "Seven Friends Every Woman Needs" and "Taking Off Your Mask: Developing a Bibilical Pattern for Friendship."
Events for 2006:
Monday, January 23, 2006 - Business and Professional Women's Association, Mt. Joy, PA @ 7:00 PM. "Snapshot of the Personalities"
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - CelebrateMoms.org
Monday, January 30, 2006 -WGRC 90.9 FM Radio Interview - "Matters at Hand" with Don Casteline.
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - Radio Interview, WJTL 90.3 FM, "Get Up and Go Morning Show" with Fred and Lisa
Saturday, February 4, 2006 - Book Signing at Christian Light Bookstore, Elizabethtown, PA @ 10:30 AM. Free gifts and prizes.
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - Mentoring Orientation Brunch, Paradise, PA @ 9:30 AM - "Called Alongside"
Friday, March 3, 2006 - "He's Alive Radio," WAIJ 90.3 FM - "Listener's Cafe" with Melissa Florews interview from 1-2 PM and 9-10 PM. www.hesalive.net
Saturday, March 4, 2006 - Business Professional Association, Arlington, VA.
Thursday, March 9, 2006 - Lancaster County Speaker's Bureau - 42nd Annual Banquet, 6:30 PM
Saturday, March 11, 2006 - "A Day for You," Lancaster Host Resort & Conference, 8-2 PM
March 17-19, 2006 - Asbury Women's Retreat, Asbury, North Carolina - "Living the Passionate Life"
March 24-26, 2006 - CMF Women's Retreat, Danville, PA - "Living the Passionate Life"
Saturday, April 1, 2006 - Book Signing Event at Barnes & Noble in Lancaster, PA at 1:00 PM for God Allows U-Turns for Women: The Choices We Make Change the Story of Our Life. A combined author event.
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - "The Road Ahead" - Cancer Survivor's Day, Eden Resort Hotel (8-2 PM).
May 4-7, 2006 - Stowe Weekend of Hope, Stowe, VT - Presenter for Therapeutic Writing Workshop - "A Celebration of Life: Writing Through Pain" www.stowehope.org
Saturday, May 13, 2006 - Grace United Methodist Church, Harrisburg, PA - 'Living the Passionate Life" - (12-2 PM)
May 10-17, 2006 - Join us at CelebrateMoms Mother's Day Week at www.celebratemoms.org. Hear live chats, interviews with Lauren Littauer Briggs, coffee chat with myself and Kathryn Robbins from CLASS, and the CelebrateMoms team for a week keynote speakers, audios, prizes and free gifts. Don't forget to register for a free door prize each day!
Saturday, May 20, 2006 - River of Life Fellowship, Lehman, PA - "Living the Passionate Life" - (12-3 PM)
Saturday, May 27, 2006 - Book Signing Event and Discussion - Barnes & Noble, 102 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA. Combined Author Discussion and Signing. This event will be for God Allows U-Turns for Women and Teens. Time: 2-4 PM
Saturday, June 3, 2006 - Book Signing Event - Barnes & Noble, 11271 Knapp Road, North Wales, PA. Combined Author Signing. This Event will be for God Allows U-Turns for Women and Teens. Time 11-4 PM
Saturday, June 17, 2006 - Book Signing Event and Reading, 2590 MacArthur Blvd., Whitehall, PA. Combined Author Signing and Discussion. for God Allows U-Turns for Women and Teens. Time 1-3 PM.
July 3-9, 2006 - Guest Blogger for God Allows U-Turns for Women. Visit www.godallowsuturns.com.
August 10-12, 2006 - Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference, Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
August 15, 2006 - American Business Women's Association, (www.ASBA.com) "Stand Up and Be Heard" @ Armstrong Manor @ 12:00 noon. For more information contact: Kim Evans-Werner @ firstname.lastname@example.org .
Friday, September 22, 2006 - New Holland Church of Christ, New Holland, PA - "Snapshot of the Four Personalities."
Saturday, September 23, 2006 - Fellowship Bible Church, Wells, VT - "Living the Passionate Life"
September 29, 30 - October 1, 2006 - Valley Forge National Christian Conference Center, Valley Forge, PA www.nc3.org .Women's Retreat, Theme: "Learning to Be Still." For more information and details contact: Hopewell Christian Fellowship Church @ www.hopewellnetwork.org
October 4, 2006 - WJTL - "Get Up & Go Morning Show" with Fred and Lisa: Sharing about "Mom's House in Lancaster" - Celebrating 15 years - Candle of Hope Banquet www.momshouselancaster.org. Melanie Henry, administrator of Mom's House, will be sharing about the ministry and how you can become involved.
October 11, 2006 - Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, Harrisburg Hilton. www.pabreastcancer.org/conf.html
Saturday, October 13, 2006 - Burlington Breast Cancer Conference, Burlington, VT.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - "What to Say and How to Help When Someone You Know Has Cancer" - Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata, PA at 6:30 p.m. Contact: Penny Talbert, Community Relations Director.
Thursday, November 9, 2006 - Keynote Speaker for Mom's House "CelebrateMoms"- "Candle of Hope Banquet, "Willow Valley Resort and Conference Center - Terrace Room, Willow Valley, PA @ 7:00 PM. Please plan on arriving at 6:30 PM. For more information visit: www.momshouselancaster.org/eventdetail.htm
November 10-12, 2006 - Wesley United Methodist Church Women's Retreat, Reading, PA at the Traber Center - pending.
November 14, 2006 - Garden Spot Village, New Holland, PA - "Stand Up and Be Heard" @ 10:00 AM in the "Garden Spot Towers." Open to Staff and Residents. For more information please contact: Colleen Musselman at 717-355-6007.
December 7, 2006 - "Christimas from Generation to Generation" - Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church, Sandy Lake, PA Contact: Beth Cossin: 724-376-2233. Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
therapeutic writing workshop. Connie will be presenting two workshops: "Writing to Heal" and "Writing to Publish." Baskets Full of Hope will be presented on Saturday.
Check back often for updates!