Our meetings take place at
the Lake Elsinore Library, Activity Room at 600 W. Graham, Lake Elsinore, CA.
Please check the CALENDAR page for dates and announcements.
In preparing for my annual message, I was first drawn to the dictionary for the definitions of success, successful, accomplish and accomplishment. I would like to report on my actions during the year with the definitions in mind.
My election as President has involved a number of goals I wish to accomplish. I realized early that a lot depended on the people you surround yourself with to accomplish the desired goals. I am fortunate to have an Executive Board and Executive Committee members who supported and worked on my goals. During the past Year my goal to increase membership resulted in a new membership total of 139. We gained 36 new members, 2 new Silver Life Members. Of the total membership, 18 are Life Subscriber members. There were 20 members who renewed their membership which is due to our outreach efforts and the hard work of our Assistant Secretary/Membership Chair.
Our Scholarship Program was again recognized as an accomplishment for our Branch. We awarded $500 scholarships to five members in our community. We have also taken action to organize a Youth and College Council group. The report is that we have 28 youth signed up and we are waiting for the Chartering of this group by the State and National organizations.
Every organization needs a person who helps to raise funds. Since our Branch does not receive automatic funds without effort, I am fortunate to have a Fund Raising Chair who has worked hard on ideas and activities during the year to help the Branch raise funds. She has organized fund raising activities but we are in need of more support and donations from the community and our members. Her accomplishment in organizing this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast resulted in a successful program that raised funds.
My goal this year is to develop programs of interest to our members and seek their cooperation and attendance. Plans include meetings regarding Voter Registration and a session covering Ballot measures on Legislative Proposals.
Much of our communication is by email because of the cost of postage but there will be occasions for contact by mail and telephone to keep members informed. I need your support and feedback on your interest and ideas.
Mary Venerable, President