Greetings from the PresidentHello Members….A fantastic job was done at the fashion show! Totals raised will be shared at our general meeting. Thanks to all who worked so hard.
We’re looking forward to receiving word about our assigned date for the Daytona Races. This will be a big fundraiser for us. Please let us know if you can help. Another of our big events is the annual gala, the St Paddy’s Day dinner and dance, on March 14th from 6:30 to midnight. Remember, all members are responsible for one ticket.Let’s focus on working together as we continue our efforts to help those in the community less fortunate than us. As it says in our collect, “Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straightforward and unafraid.” I hope to see you at our February meeting! ………Sheryle
Guest SpeakerThe Home Life CSP is sponsoring our February speaker, Susan McGrath from the United Way. Susan McGrath is a 19-year fundraising professional who has served within the United Way system her entire professional career, helping communities in Florida raise more than $100 million for health and human care services. After moving to Florida’s Space Coast in 1998, Susan became Vice President of Resource Development for United Way of Brevard County. During her tenure, Brevard County’s Community Campaign has boasted the fifth highest percentage growth of United Way’s of its size across the nation, growing from $4.4 to $6.3 million. She, her husband and their 16 year old daughter reside in Rockledge. Bring a friend!
Membership NewsMembership Appreciation Tea scheduled: April 15 1:00 – 3:00 Come get to know some of our newer members, socialize with our long standing members, and learn more about our history and the General Federation. All members are invited to attend this FREE event. The location will determined at a later date. Please RSVP by April 2 at any of the general meetings, or call Ann. It’s sure to be a fun time ……..Ann Stone
From Our Community Service ProgramsARTS (Julia George): The entries for the Arts & Crafts competition will be on display during our February general meeting. You MUST pre-register with Julia if you are entering any items. First place winners will move on to the District Arts & Crafts competition.
CONSERVATION (Anna Burghardt): The Conservation Ladies met at Anna’s (thanks for lunch!) and identified various projects for us to get involved with. We will participate in the Trash Bash on April 18, and are arranging a date to help clean up one of the local spoil islands. We also are collecting supplies for the Wildlife Hospital between now and May (see details in this newsletter.) And keep your eyes open for details about sea turtle preservation and oyster matsEDUCATION (Deb Key): Make sure to bring in your magazine and books for our literacy project, in which we leave these items at various laundromats, doctor’s offices, shelters, and other such places. Also, please note that Cape View Elementary School is still in need of volunteers to help at the school.
HOME LIFE (Gale Kuznicki): February is Heart Month. Did you know 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year? Did you know heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined? Find out what you can do for your Heart Health at www.goredforwomen.org And wear red the first Friday of February to increase awareness. The GFWC is emphasizing heart health for the next two years, following the lead of GFWC President Babs Condon.
The City of Cocoa Beach will be hosting a blood drive at City Hall on Tuesday, February 10th from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information contact Megan Andrews at 321-385-7439, or visit www.OneBlood.org .