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Important Alumnae Association Update

Nominations Update

Stacia Rosatti, Nominations Chairman, has successfully secured a full slate of officers for our upcoming biennium-- but not yet for the office of President. A willing Kappa is desperately needed for this post to keep our Association merrily afloat!

So what, exactly, is our AA President is responsible for? 1) scheduling 4 meetings a year, 2) welcoming new Kappa alumnae to the area that want to connect, 3) completing about 3 easy online reports a year, and 4) just keeping things smooth sailing. She is also responsible to see that one newsletter goes out to all the alums in our area via snail mail. (Happily, Stacia has already lined up a tech-savvy Kappa to assist with the newsletter!) Seriously, being President is easy --and no experience is required!

Here is what we currently have here in Memphis:

*roughly 900 Kappa alumnae

*roughly 100 local alumnae association members

*freshly updated bylaws and standing rules

*a well-organized budget

*a full slate of 12 experienced and talented association officers, ready to help!

*excellent support from HQs and regional officers

*an incredibly successful annual philanthropy event that is contributing really positive things here to our Memphis community

What do we need? A willing sister to keep all of this from running aground! If you think that you would be willing to serve as President or need any additional information about the job, please contact Stacia (staciarosatti@gmail.com) ASAP. Someone, please, be brave and step up to the helm! Nominations are to be presented on March 24th.

Please note: Although Margo and Sarah will be retiring to blue and blue striped lounge chairs as of May, they will not be sailing off over the blue horizon! We will still be here to continue to support the association, its officers, and all activities!

Other Blue and Blue News...

March Luncheon Reminder

We still have a handful seats available for our March 24th gathering at The Capital Grill and we would love to see YOU! Join us at 11:30 am. Carmen Cooley, Master Gardener and Memphis Iris Association President, will speak to us about our beautiful and beloved iris. Cost is $24 per person. Please RSVP to Margo (margogermany@gmail.com) ASAP to let her know you are coming, and send your check to Donna Dillon!

Local Sister-to-Sister Support Update

Hello, Kappa sisters!

I wanted to thank you for the success of our fundraiser for our fellow sister, Connie Cruthirds, whose son, Adam, is a patient at St. Jude battling leukemia. Through your donations, we were able to give the family $350 for which they are incredibly grateful. Connie says this money is used for Adam's "joy" such as movies and his favorite restaraunt "Las Tortugas".

Connie would like to share the following: Adam has a CaringBridge account in his name (Adam Cruthirds) and a Facebook page "Adam's Army make Every Day Count" if you would like to see how he is doing and get updates on his disease status, etc. as posted per: his mom and dad.

I would request that you keep them in your prayers as Adam continues to battle this disease.

I had complete faith that the Kappa sisters could come together for this special family. Again, thank you so much for supporting and donating for Connie and Adam!!

Margaret Kramer
UTK 86-90