Spring Ahead…no it is Fall back. Yes, we lose an hour this coming weekend. So don’t forget to push back your clocks one hour, you would not want to be late (for a very important date).
SERC Conference - Last weekend, was the 2021 SERC conference held in Nashville. Even though it rained the entire weekend, we still had a great time. There were lots of hugging, food, entertainment, and oh yea some business conducted, which included the installation of the new board. The 2021 - 2022 SERC Executive Board is listed below:
- President - Terri Sayre, Louisiana
- 1st VP - Theda Hall, Arkansas
- 2nd VP - Laura Gnewuch, North Carolina
- Recording Secretary - Tammy Gregg, South Carolina
- Corresponding Secretary - Alice Buss, Louisiana
- Treasurer - Lauren Ryan, North Carolina
- Parliamentarian - Terry Holifield, South Carolina
- Jr. Past President - Mary Smith, North Carolina
Terri has two special committees. Hope Delivered and Community/Collegiate Liaison.
• Hope Delivered - Hope Delivered Committee was developed to support transitional living programs for human trafficking and abuse victims throughout the southeast region.
• Community/Collegiate Liaison - The Community/Collegiate Retention Committee was developed to actively see out and retain collegiate ESA members after leaving college and introduce them to community or cyber chapters wherever they reside or choose to encourage continued membership in ESA.
Florida was well represented with 16 members (Trudie Myers, Pam Masoud, Janet Jones, Sylvia Walters, Joy Lehnert, Christine Bishop, Verna Cornell, Karlene Beville, Sharon Kalinowski, Rhonda Coy, Malinda Remington, Pinky Barbour, Cindy Riner, Sue Ceriale, Allan Ceriale, and myself).
A big thank you to all of the Florida sisters that will be holding a position in the new SERC appointed board.
• Easter Seals - Christine Bishop
• Association of the Arts - Trudie Myers
• Hotel Contracts Committee - Rhonda Coy
• 2022 Conference Co-chairs - Christine Bishop and Verna Cornell
• Conference Manual Committee - Rhonda Coy and Malinda Remington
Hello to all of my Florida sisters. Fall is here and it is certainly getting darker earlier in the evening. I am enjoying the cooler weather and getting ready for the holiday season. I know we will all be busy with our holiday events, parties and activities so please have a great time and be safe.
Here is a big shout out to thank Rho Chi for hosting Mid-year. It was so much fun to see everyone and get information about what is going on throughout the state. They were over 60 attendees and a very interesting guest speaking discussing venomous snakes of the Tampa Bay Area. For more information on the speaker, you may visit www.suncoastherp.com
This week, I attended the State president’s meeting via zoom. It was great to hear about what other states are doing and learn about upcoming events. It was mentioned that there is a facebook page set up for ESA membership ideas. This Group is dedicated to sharing ideas for recruitment and retention for ESA membership. We are encouraging you to join at facebook.com/esamembershipideas.
Also, during the meeting, we discussed many events that will be happening the rest of 2021 and 2022.
• Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - New Community Member Orientation, virtual event.
• Saturday, December 4th, 2021 - St. Jude Memphis Marathon to be held as a virtual and in-person event. Help ESA raise $50,000.
• Thursday, January 20, 2022 - St. Jude and ESA’s 50th year Anniversary Celebration.
• Saturday, January 22, 2022 - Florida State Board Meeting
• February 3 - 6, 2022 - National Leadership Conference held in Denver, CO.
• March 14 - Pi (pie) Day Event
• Saturday, March 19, 2022 - Florida State Leadership
• April 29, 30, May 1, 2022 - Florida State Convention to be held in Orlando Florida.
• May 6 - All dressed up and no were to go.
If you would like additional information on these events you may visit the ESA IC website or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dare to Dream….Sandra
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.