As we began our tenure, we attended Leadership Institute in St. Louis. While we did not have the opportunity to visit the Gateway Arch, built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, we were inspired to expand our horizons for our own section of NCJW.
This year, in addition to the many advocacy, community service, and special events programs in which our members have participated, we are introducing many new programs. Children First is a new program that we will support; we have earned a grant to fund an exciting program dealing with the federal court system; and we will have many other innovative programs, such as one on the controversial topic of medical marijuana. These are just a few examples of opportunities to expand our tzedaka, our knowledge, and our dedication to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families of the Sarasota-Manatee counties for the next year.
We are always willing and eager to listen to new ideas, to include activities that will increase our membership, and to create good fellowship among our members.
We are excited about our new roles and look forward to meeting and conversing with you as we expand our personal horizons.
All the best for a Happy, Healthy New Year!
Cindy and Joyce