Nu Alpha members had their annual back to school drive at the home of Sharon Haydon. We had a delicious lunch and a lot of socializing. Nice to get together during the summer break. Thanks to all who contributed school supplies and backpacks. Jan H. And Alisann delivered them to Merritt Island High School. Such an awesome, generous group. Jan B. And Joyce Evans not pictured.
Our dear student has graduated from FSDB’s Deaf High School. Three Nu Alpha members traveled to St. Augustine for her graduation. Nu Alpha has contributed support to Dominique since she was seven years old. We are so proud of her! The bond we share with Dominique is very special and seeing her fulfill her dreams fills our hearts with joy. We share this with you after receiving permission from her mother.
Marilyn Busse was installed as a member of Nu Alpha at the May business meeting at the home of Alisann Sheehan. We welcome Marilyn and know she will be an asset to our group. Sharon Haydon sponsored Marilyn and Jan Hall performed the ceremony. Alisann’s theme for the meeting was Derby Day and she served a delicious lunch which included mint juleps and bourbon balls.
Missle Area Council
Missile Area Council celebrated Founders Day at the Crisafulli Tea Room in Merritt Island. Proceeds from the luncheon support Life Recaptured, an organization formed to combat human trafficking. Director Brandy Crisafulli spoke briefly about the organization. This years attendance award went to Epsilon Lambda. Allen Ceriale recognized state officers and committee members, Miss Enthusiasm, Member of the Year, Chapter Officers and Missile Area Council officers. Sue Ceriale, Epsilon Lambda, gave the Founders Day message. > > We had a great Founder’s Day! > Congratulations Linda on your 40 years of service.
Nu Alpha pulled off another successful Olde Bags and Baskets fundraiser for the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. We couldn’t have done it without all our loyal supporters and those new to the event. Thanks to all who came. I know some people came a long way, in spite of a busy schedule that included the recent SERC meeting in Orlando. We are very appreciative that you came. The 64 auction items were over the top this year and our speaker from the school, Tracy Anderson, couldn’t have been more inspiring. The country club provided a delicious lunch for the one hundred plus attendees making this our best year ever!
The Olde Bags Luncheon was enjoyed by the ladies from Beta Beta who traveled from Palm Harbor to Cocoa Beach for this great event!
Do you believe in magic? Beta Beta members do after spending the afternoon at the Zubrick Magic Show in st. Petersburg!
Nu Alpha donated 15 dolls to support human trafficking through the Life Recaptured organization.
Alpha Nu and Nu Alpha hosted the state Mid-Year meeting in Merritt Island. After a delay due to a November hurricane, the meeting was a success!
December was a busy month for Nu Aplha with our Christmas social and a trip to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.
From Kayla Andux, former Florida State Council President:
I have been blessed with a troop of “aunts” since I was a teen. They are scattered around the state of Florida and even around the country. They belong to a group called Epsilon Sigma Alpha. I have seen them work miracles. I shared with my mom about a need of a local school and she shared with the Florida members. It always amazes me what they can do! 65 children will be wrapped up in a warm blanket this winter and even more will be able to get small gifts for their families because of these amazing women and men Thank you my sweet friends.
Nu Alpha installed new member Marilyn Busse at the September meeting. She is enthusiastic about ESA and we are delighted to have her join us. Welcome Marilyn! 👏👏👏 Marilyn works hard for her community delivering Meals on Wheels, volunteering for the Salvation Army, and is always willing to help those in need.
Nu Alpha held a Back to School Social in August. This generous group donated 28 backpacks and loads of supplies to Merritt Island High School.
Nu Alpha members participated in a Memory Mile Walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association in Cocoa Beach on May 14th. Hosted by Cathy Czyzewski and Nu Alpha’s Liz Hahn, it was a beautiful day to enjoy walking on the beach. Awesome raffle baskets were a hit along with the hot dog lunch.
Members of Beta Beta, Palm Harbor particiated in the Post Office’s annual food drive on Saturday, May 14. Stamp Out Hunger is a one-day food drive conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers in the United States on the second Saturday of May each year. Beta Beta members helped with registration of volunteers and with sorting donated food.
Beta Beta members used the Hospice Fashion show as a way to recruit new members. Not only did their donation help this worthy cause, they potentially have two new members!
Missile Area Council celebrated Founders Day on May 7 in Merritt Island.
L-R front row= Liz Hahn, Kay Patskoski, Guest, Marilyn Busse
Back row= Sharon Haydon, Alisann Sheehan, Sue Ceriale, Allan Ceriale, Jan Billias, Laurel Lichtenbueger, Barbara Kalm.
Nu Alpha members had a great time at the Florida State Convention 2021-2022. We are proud of our awards which all of our members worked very hard to achieve.
2nd place for What ESA Means to Me - Jan Billias 1st place for Easter Seals hours 3rd place for Easter Seals monies 1st place for State Philanthropic Hours 1st place for State Philanthropic monies 2nd place for Outstanding Chapter Gold Heart Gold Quill Woman of the Year Sharon Haydon Miss Enthusiasm Jan Billias
We are inspired to make the coming year even more spectacular. This month we will participate in Founders Day with the Missile Area Council and the Memory Mile Walk to benefit Alzheimer’s Association. Along with Alpha Nu we plan to host Mid-Year in October. We hope to see everyone there!
Members of ESA Florida State Council travelled to St. Augustine to bring the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind supplies from their wish list!. After a great tour of the school and meeting several students and dedicated teachers, the group enjoyed a holiday performance starring many of the school's talented performers! Florida is certainly blessed to have such a wonderful facility and ESA Florida State Council is proud to have the school as our state philanthropic project.
Pictured left to right below are ESA members Sally Bowler, Lois Leighton, Martha ("Sam") Wright, Barbara Floyd, Christine Bishop, Sarah Bybee, Joy Lehnert, Sylvia Watler, Allan Ciriale, Barbara Kalm, Terry Moherek, Ida Schultz (kneeling) and Sue Ciriale (kneeling). Not shown Liz Hahn and Jan Hall.