From the April 2014 Newsletter

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE by Bonnie Winn

Ah Spring!

Even though we have enjoyed warm weather for months, April traditionally is the month to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. April is also the month when many of our snowbird members fly away. We elect new officers in April and announce our Woman of the Year/Stella Hogan-Jo Pierce Award winner. Thanks go to Elsie Heinz and her nominating committee members Sally Brown and Marilyn McKee for recruiting our new executive committee. And thanks to Linda Kuehn, Lynn Reynolds and Adrienne Knoll for their work on the SH-JP Award Committee. I have thanked many board members as the months have passed, but there are other board members to thank and recognize before winter flies away. These members do their jobs throughout the year and keep our club running smoothly every month. Marge Gill works diligently throughout the year managing our funds. Patty Carlson skillfully writes the board meeting minutes. Geri Hall sends hand-made cards to members as needed and snaps pictures at our luncheons. Sally Brown and Sylvia Gergen stay busy keeping track of all our activities. Joan Hooper and Kathy Palkoner set a welcoming table for new members at our luncheons. Kudos go to the ladies mentioned and to all the board and activities leaders for their continuing devotion to Tucson Welcome Club. The Tucson Welcome Club is fueled by volunteer energy. Please keep our club vibrant by offering your talents to serve next year.
Another round of thanks go to Fashion Show chairs Marilyn McKee and Lynn Reynolds, and Silent Auction chairs Linda Jones, Linda Ender, and Mimi Trangsrud for the very successful March Luncheon festivities. It was a treat for all of us and put a spring in our steps. The monies raised will support our service project, and I am happy to report that by overwhelming membership vote the Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center will continue to be our service project in 2014-15.