Good evening ladies…. I’m waiting for Rho Chi’s meeting to start and figure this is just as good as anytime to finally start and complete a letter to the chapter’s presidents and then forward to the rest of their chapter. I can truly say that I’m relaxing!! Sitting out side by the pool, listening to the water running and enjoying the 79 degree’s temp. Can not remember the last time I’ve done this, just some very hectic long days at work.
I would like to remind everyone of our leadership meeting on the 23rd of this month. I know Alpha Nu and Epsilon Lambda have wonderful food for us, as always. Aren’t we the group that loves to eat? I know that they have not heard from everyone, so hope that you have sent in your registration. If not, please contact Laurel Lichtenberger at Cell: 321-222-8737 or home: 321-783-5408. I know that she would love to hear that you would like to be in attendance this Saturday. Just an FYI there will be some surprises!!!
As we finish the final days of March and get our reports in on time (by March 31st) I want to thank you for your time that you give to Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Time is precious and we are not granted tomorrow. We are given today and yesterday is just a memory. We have had good times and bad, un-expected happenings. Whatever you were and can give is always a positive. Life is to short to dwell on our past and what we could have done. I didn’t accomplish everything what I wanted or expected this year, I will just go forward.
We are getting older, I’m one that hates to admit it, I see it every day. I cannot do what I did last year. Rho Chi is fortunate that we gave up working the BUCS game when we did. We have had accidents and illnesses all year and could not have kept our commit to the stadium. So, we are looking at different ways to make money, doing something that we can enjoy and accomplish. It’s making that difficult decision to try something new. I see this in ever chapter. Some have found other ways to make money and time to assist where needed. They can share their ideas with others?
In 1929 ESA started, the women felt a desire to learn, grow and serve together. In Jacksonville, Texas, February 1930 the charter was signed making Epsilon Sigma Alpha a national sorority. Are we any different than our charter women from 80 years ago? We are still striving for the same: learn, grow and serve, it’s just a different year and new way. When was the national charter signed? Where? When did we go international? What countries were involved during that time? There is so much information that I don’t know/remember about Epsilon Sigma Alpha, does your chapter remember this? Have you reviewed our “The Ideals of ESA” with them?
I hope that you received the last letter from our IC President, Kim Kummer? Not everything that I’m sent do I receive. I have found some correspondence in my spam mail. The could be where yours is.
Looking forward to seeing you in Cocoa Beach on Saturday the 23rd. I truly miss my ESA family and want to get to know more about you.
In ESA Love,
January 13, 2019
Attn: ESA Disaster Fund Coordinators
Well here it is the middle of January already and I am wondering where the last six months since the International Convention in Phoenix have gone. A new year brings new adventures and always new challenges.
As members of ESA, we spend countless hours being of service to others in their time of need. We are dedicated to rising record amounts of money and donating countless hours for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Easterseals, our military through our Hope for Heroes project, and the ESA Foundation. Each council and chapter have the opportunity to choose their own projects benefiting their communities.
The ESA Disaster Fund is the way we give back to our own members during their time of challenges. The purpose of the ESA International Disaster Fund is to assist an ESA member whose home and/or personal belongings are destroyed or damaged extensively by one of nature’s causes such as fire, flood, tornado, hurricane etc. Assistance may also be given when a member incurs heavy financial responsibility due to a debilitating illness or accident, which involves the member or their spouse or immediate family who resides in the home due to physical or mental impairment whom they have legal guardianship over and are legally responsible.
Our members’ needs are increasing yearly due to the impact of violent nature disasters and larger number of debilitating health issues. With the rising costs of repairs and health care, we are experiencing an increase in the number of claims and increase in the amount of funds being requested. To date donations have totaled $10,589.75and I have paid 6 claims for a total of $25,312.95. As you can see there is a huge need for donations to the Disaster Fund. Can you imagine one day we do not have the funds to help ourselves?
Disaster Fund Coordinators, you now know the urgency for donations to the Disaster Fund, would you please share this with your councils. George Patton said, “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” Please “Surprise” me with your results!!
Working together we are a mighty force making a difference in the lives of others.
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.