Welcome to Epsilon Sigma Alpha Florida State Council
YOU RAISE ME UP
2014 - 2015
Thank you for electing me to be your FSC president 2014 - 2015. I am honored. ESA is a group of amazing women who work hard to better the lives of others.
When I joined ESA, I had no aspirations of holding any state office, let alone this one! ESA has definitely enriched my life. You, as my ESA sisters, truly raise me up to more than I can be. You are encouraging, inspiring, and supportive. You make me think that I can do things that I never before would have thought possible. You inspire me to reach new heights, try new challenges, and grow in my personal and professional lives.
This year I want all of us to encourage and inspire each other to accept new challenges and grow in our professional, personal, and philanthropic endeavors. I want to see us continue to raise the bar in our fundraising for St. Jude, Hope for Heroes, Easter Seals, Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind and all the other projects we support statewide and in our individual neighborhoods. Make it a point within your chapters to raise up each other, filling each member with wonder as we go about make a difference in the lives of others.
In 2014 ESA added a new international project to our list - Santa America. Let's work hard making Santa hugs and set the bar for all of ESA.
I want to thank my family for their love, support and patience. They continually encourage me to pursue my goals. Thank you to my Lambda Xi sisterswho are always supportive of each challenge I bring to them. And, thank all of you for your encouragement and support.
I leave you with these words to guide you all year as continue to make ESA Florida State Council a success:
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up...To more than I can be.
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There are 10 jewels surrounding the open book on the badge. These are pearls, ever synonymous with wisdom. But each jewel has a special significance to the wearer of the pin.
The First Pearl - Wisdom The Second Pearl - Beauty The Third Pearl - Strength The Fourth Pearl - Truth The Fifth Pearl - Fidelity The Sixth Pearl - Fellowship The Seventh Pearl - Cooperation The Eighth Pearl - Loyalty The Ninth Pearl - Vision The Tenth Pearl - Service
Together they comprise 10 attributes which every ESA member strives to achieve in life.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha is a premier leadership and service organization. ESA helps its members achieve their goals. The purpose of ESA is to inspire leadership and service by bringing good people together to pursue programs and projects that make a positive difference. ESA focuses on good friends, good works, and good times.
A. To promote closer relations and co-operation between chapter members, local chapters, officers, International Council, and ESA Headquarters;
B. To support and fulfill the needs of chapters striving to reach their common goals in social, educational, and philanthropic endeavors;
C. To encourage friendship and fellowship through members and chapter association.
The Florida State Council is a member of the Southeastern Regional Council (SERC) whose goals are:
1) To serve as a means of fellowship and unity among the member states; 2) To serve as a guiding light for states with their problems and an exchange of ideas; 3) To serve as a way of growth of ESA within the member states charter chapters and new members; 4) To serve as an aide for transferees from one member state to any state; 5) To promote closer relationships and fuller cooperations between member states and headquarters; 6) To promote candidates from member states to IC offices; 7) To achieve 100% IC dues within member states; 8) To encourage attendance and participation in awards and contests at IC convention.