It’s Pay Day Time. Remember that state expects to receive their portion of our annual dues in May. This is also a great time to recruit new members. I have invited my daughters to join. I think I have gotten one to commit.
It is hard to believe that another year of BPW work is drawing to a close. But wait! It isn’t over, yet! We still have the May meeting and the state convention in June.
I would like to congratulate you on flag sales. You did very well selling them. I would also like to thank you for being wonderful hostesses to other District 7 members at Bonanza for the spring meeting.
I am concerned that our scholarship fundraiser is not getting the support it needs to raise adequate funds to maintain even the current $500 award level. I would like to thank Jill
and Norma for all their efforts to raise awareness and support for the violet sale and scholarship. Jill is also donating a number of African violets to sell to help the cause.
We appreciate that some of you have made direct donations to the scholarships cause. Everyone’s efforts are still needed. I am pledging a $25 donation this month, and challenge any member able to sell enough violets or donate to meet that challenge.
Supporting young students is one of our key projects.
I am excited to not only become your District Director for2013-14, but to have Jill Yaich, our incoming local President, as District Assistant Director! Together we can make great things happen. Our 2013-14 slate of local officers was approved by email majority vote
last week, as follows:
Jill Yaich, President; Bernice Crouse, First Vice-President, Norma Bigham, Second
Vice-President; Pam Bender-Brown, Recording Secretary, and Marie Steinbacher,
Treasurer. The rest of the officers and committee chairs for the upcoming year have yet to be appointed.
Fall district meeting will be October 19, somewhere in Adams County, as decided at the spring meeting. Elizabethtown will host, but with their gracious idea, we have decided to hold all district meetings centrally for the immediate future to get maximum registration. There was also discussion of adding a local business or cultural tour to the meeting. I am excited to see what develops on this front. The main district fundraiser will be held in spring next year, with the selection to be made at the fall meeting.
Don’t miss the May meeting. We will have a scholarship winner! The name remains a mystery until that evening. May 14 will be our last dinner at the Historic Texas Lunch.
We will be moving in September. The top selection was Hoss’s of Chambersburg, but the meetings have not yet been added to their schedule. We will confirm the meeting location this summer, once the BPW reservations are made.
I rejoice in Jill’s election to the presidency. Young leadership and ideas help move us ahead as an organization. I would also like to thank Heather for all the great work she did for us as District Director. I am learning just how much responsibility the position entails, and I will do my best to serve the members of District 7 in the coming year.