It is hard to believe that as I am writing this message the New Year is approaching.
Each New Year approaches us with hopes anew. I wish to you and your family a wonderful year ahead filled with Joy, Happiness, and Good Health.
Our past 3 months have been filled with happy and sad events. Over 40 new members have joined MWI. A New Member Tea, chaired by Lilly Rozansky, Vice President of Membership, was held in October to welcome these members. I welcome you and look forward to meeting you again at the many wonderful activities offered by MWI. Some of these new members have not only joined MWI, but have joined in. They have become active members.
Our fundraiser, "It's a Small World," held at Westbury Manor was a huge success. This success was due to chair Sharon Wallach and the hard work of her committee. Unless you have worked on this event, or similar events, you cannot comprehend how many people it took to make this event a success. I applaud you all for your dedication and hard work.
Suni Fay's Museum trip to the Moving Image inAstoria was fun and educational.
We look forward to our upcoming inspirational, non-fundraiser Chanukah Party on December 27th. It is co-chaired by Judy Fishman and Polly Hammer and their committee. Their organizational skills and attention to details will be evident.
Our 30 study group leaders arranged programs including some speakers, thereby making this quarter for MWI memorable.
The members of MWI are truly remarkable. They rise to the needs of the organization. Marion Kraskow, Phyliss Kayne and Phyllis Biernick have volunteered to fill the vacancies left by the deaths of members Muriel Fox and Elaine Schmukler. Muriel and Elaine were both active as study group leaders, chairing community service projects and working on committees. Thank you Marion, Phyliss and Phyllis for vounteering to fill these positions. (Yes, there are 2 ways to spell Phyllis!)
I close this message by reiterating my wishes for you. May 2017 be a good year for you and your family.
Susan Gould President, Meadowbrook Women's Initiative