Dear Beta Rho Sisters,                                                                        

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season.  It was great to have time off to spend with family and friends. We also had a great first Christmas with our little man.  I don’t think that he got much out of the whole event, but we sure enjoyed it. 

            I want to take this opportunity to thank the Executive Board for coming out to Aurora on the day after the two VERY COLD days of the year.  We had a great meeting with lots of great discussions.   I do hope that you all stayed safe and warm during those extremely cold days!

            We are looking forward to all the different programs that are scheduled for the rest of this year.  The Executive Board met on January 17, and we should be all set for our upcoming programs.  I hope that all of you can make it to our meetings.  Our next meeting is February 2 and we will be hearing Ingrid McCreedy-Miller share her knowledge about Women for Women in Finance.  This is a program that was arranged by Debbie Habas.  I appreciate all the work that Debbie has done to put this program together. 

            We have received the report from our state visitor, Nancy Louck, and things look good.  Nancy wrote that the President needs to ask for more help in doing things.  I am going to try and do this more.  It is never easy for me to ask for help.  Here is my first stab at this new task. WE STILL NEED A PERSON OR MAYBE TWO PEOPLE TO CHAIR OUR MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE.  Please let me know if you would be interested. 

            Our orientation and initiation is coming up in April, so if you have a candidate whom you would like to see become a part of Beta Rho, Ann Bates has the paperwork to get the process started.  We would like to vote on new members at our February meeting, but it is possible to do this at the March meeting. 

            We are looking forward to our meeting in March at Green Garden Country Club.  I met with the Coordinating Council this past week, and a good program is planned.  This should be a great time.  Please try to attend.  The cost is $18.00, and the money is due by February 28. 

            Wow!  This was a long letter.  I look forward to seeing many of you at our meeting on February 2.                                                                                                                                            Beth