FROM OUR HEARTS ORGANIZATION NEWS
October 2017 Greetings to From Our Hearts Supporters:
Let me start off by introducing the 2017/2018 Board of Directors. Yours truly (Barb Riordan) was elected as president. I am also remaining as treasurer and will have the financials audited every month by our new Vice President, Dee Hanks. Dona Wells has stepped in as Secretary. Mary Scott has agreed to stay as a board member along with Patricia Downing, Julie Herder, Kris Hornsby and Terri James. (If the names are not familiar check out the photos on the Board of Directors Page) We have recruited some new members who we hope will also agree to join the board. (We only have seven meetings per year so it’s not a huge commitment.)
We are still working on our meeting schedule for 2017/2018 and are looking to restructure the membership and fiscal years so they are the same as a calendar year. That way we have elections when people are actually here! Please think about joining us. Our meetings are only an hour to an hour and a half and we hope to have them where you can get something to eat, or drink (adult beverage is an option).
Due to Hurricane Irma we were unable to meet with the Beacon of Hope or Cancer Alliance of Naples to map out a grant agreement that would offer non-medical support to those Islanders already covered under our Lee Health grant fighting breast cancer so stay tuned for that. We are also cancelling any OctoberBreast related activities since we do not feel right about asking people for donations right now and Miceli’s has already been so generous in donating thousands of dollars in meals. We will be ramping up our BreastFest planning as soon as board members return. The plan is to have another Karaoke Contest as part of the event. More details will be coming in the near future.
Thanks for all your support and hope to see you all soon. We’re starting to see our seasonal friends already!
Barb Riordan on behalf of From Our Hearts Board of Directors
Help break the Largest Pink Ribbon record at this year’s Partners Human Pink Ribbon event on October 7th at Miromar Outlets ~ 9:00AM. VIP Breakfast offered by Naples Flatbread between 9 ~ 10. Photo of the human pink ribbon will be taken at 10:45. Everyone will receive a Miromar Savings Brochure so you can enjoy a shopping spree after the event!! $20 donation for the pink umbrella/$10 if you bring your umbrella from last year! Registration to open SOON. www.pfbcc.org/454-8540.
Due to Hurricane activity this event has been rescheduled to MAY 12, 2018.
From Our Hearts attends Beacon of Hope’s Wellness Committee Meeting.
From Our Hearts, as a member of the Beacon of Hope’s Wellness Committee, attended a Cancer Coalition Outreach meeting at St John’s Episcopal Church at 771 Stringfellow Rd, St. James City on July 18, 2017. All local organizations and members of the community were invited to attend this session where we introduced islanders to many of the free or low cost services available to those facing cancer. In addition to sharing information about these available services, the Beacon of Hope’s Wellness Committee is building a resource guide so island residents will know where to go when in need either due to health or non health related issues. This meeting was a beginning to build that directory.
To read further information about the Beacon Wellness Committee go to the recent article in the Pine Island Eagle
Election of Board Members
June 9, 2017
As we look forward into the 2017 /2018 fundraising year, we are going to ramp up our efforts to get new members. It is important to focus on the important aspect of the organization that allows it to be successful. Our organization membership.
Not only do we need a group of active members but our success also depends on the back bone of Board Members who guide the growth of the organization.
That is why our June meeting is so vitally important. During this month we collected the yearly membership renewals and took nominations to fill the open seats of our Board of Directions.
The Board of Directors chosen for the 2017-2018 fund raising year are:
President – Barb Riordan – Vice President – Dee Hanks – Secretary Dona Wells-Secretary – Treasurer – Barb Riordan – Auditor – Dee Hank
Board Members – Patricia Downing , Julie Herder, Terri James, Mary Scott, Kris Hornsby
If you are were unable to attend this meeting and would like to become a voting member of the organization; mail, fax or email your membership application (click here for membership form) at anytime during the year. There are additional seats available on the board and nominations can also be made anytime during the year by a voting member. (click here for election form)
Please help us assure that the work this organization is able to accomplish continues to flourish.
The From Our Hearts Board of Directors
Barb Riordan, Dee Hanks, Dona Wells, Patricia Downing, Julie Herder, Kris Hornsby, Terri James, and Mary Scott
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