Welcome all to SI Alhambra, San Gabriel, San Marino’s 2013-2014 club year. It is the year we celebrate our 80th anniversary, and I am really looking forward to looking backward over all these years.
The year is already in full swing. In July we had our lovely year-end meeting at Jackie’s fantasy home and gardens. For those of you new members who couldn’t attend, there is a real treat waiting for you next year, if Jackie will have us over again. Don’t miss it! The highlight of the meeting was inducting two new members, Jacinda and Bruce. It is a real pleasure to have them join our team. I have loved telling Soroptimist friends from other clubs about our male member, and how pleased we are to have him on board.
In August we had our yearly retreat, which 11 members attended. I will distribute the hand-outs that the rest of you missed when we meet again on September 10. The focus of the retreat was to talk about the Fashion Show and Birthday Party on November 10th. We will have our usual show and luncheon, but history will be included by way of clothing of the last eight decades. Cynthia also presented our next budget, to be discussed at the September business meeting.
In the near future, we are delighted to be inducting a few more new members. We are also starting to talk about Fall District Workshop to be held in neighboring Glendale this year on October 12.
Speaking of October, I hear the World Series calling…GO DODGERS!