Gamma Alpha Bulletin
"Greetings from Grace"
Happy New Year! At the December executive board meeting we revised our Strategic Plan for 2000-2001. We developed strategies to coincide with State of Michigan Strategic Plans. Contact me if you would like to see a copy.
It is time to be giving thoughts about recognizing a Chapter Woman of the Year and/or State Woman of Distinction award. These need to be identified and submitted to State by Feb. 15, 2001 and March 1, 2001. Contact me for applications and/or suggestions.
For those supportive of Education but not educators or Delta Kappa Gamma members, we have Friends of Education Awards and Distinguished Service Awards. Can you recommend someone?
Looking forward to everyone’s involvement in Gamma Alpha’s activities this year. Consider attending Detroit Metro Council Luncheon this year and/or the state convention.
To fight a cold: Help your immune system get rid of it. Drink 12 glasses of water a day when you have a cold - up from the usual eight.
MINUTES in a MINUTE
The January meeting was called to order by President Grace Morgan at 6:00 p.m. at the Roman Forum in Canton.
Marie Canzoneri introduced our guest speaker, Thomas Libertiny of Prudential Securities. He gave us valuable information on estate planning, profolio investments and funding your child’s education.
Members received their updated yearbook. If you need to pick yours up, please contact Colleen Retherford.
Corresponding secretaries received a letter from Mary Foster wishing to resign. We also received a Thank You note from Barbara Broadley for the rose we sent in memory of her mother, Erene Murdock.
Our deepest sympathies go to Marie Canzoneri on the passing of her husband on January 22. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marie and her family.
POSITIVE THOUGHTSWhen you cease to dream, you cease to live.
-Malcolm ForbesA half truth is a whole lie.
-AnonymousMay your life be like the snowflake, which leaves a mark but not a stain.
-UnknownBe not simply good; be good for something.
-Henry David ThoreauTwo things are bad for the heart—running up stairs and running down people.
-Bernard M. BaruchEmpathy is your pain in my heart.
-Jess LairNo yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today.
-Brendan FrancisQuotes from PLUS: The Magazine of Positive Thinking. December 2000
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Some people are planning to retire after this school year. Wayne-Westland School District is offering an early retirement incentive this year. Any takers? We will let you know in the next newsletter. Stay tune.
March 23-24, 2001 Leadership Development Retreat, Kettunen Center East Lansing.
April 27-29, 2001 Alpha Iota State Convention at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Details will be in the Winter Wolverine.
Information for the April newsletter should be sent to Joan Murray and/or Bonnie Franka by April 1, 2001. Minutes and committee reports should be snail or e-mailed to the newsletter editors and Judy Kolassa.
Joan & Bonnie
January:1 Carol Anderson
7 Donna Colaianne
13 MaryJo Dreffs
20 Linda Cox
29 Susan England
30 Marie Canzoneri
February:13 Susie Miller
29 Marge Braun
March:2 Diane Moran Anselm
13 Esther Loskowske
April:1 Lynne Elsesser
8 Evelyn Shuput
15 Gina Strand
22 Shirley Wahlstrom
Gamma Alpha Executive Board