Hello Arizona Desert Stars, August 2016
Our next meeting will be September 17th, immediately after Send-Off. We promise a short meeting as all will be ready to head home. Some show-and-tell will be done to share what plans we are working on.
We currently have over 860 members. We hope for over 1000 (or more) by January. There are 18 Arizona Chapters that have joined. It would be wonderful to have 100% participation for our Chapters. Chapters in other Jurisdictions are more than welcome, also.
Besides being a support club for Sister Billie Bradfield, RWAGC, our duties are to plan two banquets in 2018. (and two more in each triennium). The first one will be to honor Sister Billie and it will be the Tuesday before Grand Chapter in 2018. The second banquet will be at General Grand Chapter 2018 to be held in Orlando, Florida. At the second one we honor our General Grand Chapter Officer and Committee Members.
We will need help with EVERYTHING that goes into putting on banquets. Work parties will be scheduled for late 2017 and in 2018. Hopefully they can be in different parts of the state to involve more Desert Stars. They may be held in conjunction with another event (OV, etc).
Suggestions and ideas are always welcome. Talk to an officer. A project must be approved BEFORE you begin. Funds are limited and you probably will not be reimbursed.
We had fantastic help at Grand Chapter “manning” the table. We had 62 new members sign up. My thanks to everyone for their support and willingness to help. Great team!!!
Future meetings will probably be at Laughlin “Gathering of the Stars” in January and Home Coming in April. Will keep you posted.
In Star Love,
Patricia Morris, PGM
Hello Arizona Desert Star Members, April 25, 2016
We had a very well attended meeting on April 23 before Homecoming. Thanks to all who were able to attend and especially those who shared information with us. Thank you to the members that have made generous donations to the ADS account. Every donation helps us to fulfill our responsibilities.
We have two banquets to plan for in the next 2+ years. At Grand Chapter 2018, we will have an Honor Banquet for Sister Billie Bradfield, RWAGC. At General Grand Chapter, November 2018, we have the Arizona gathering (meal) to honor all of Arizona’s General Grand Chapter (Elected Officer and Appointed Committee) Members. We will be working with Arizona’s Triennial Committee to accomplish this event.
At each of these events, we have table decorations, table favors, nut cups, printed programs, and honor programs, plus “Star Power” to put it all out.
More information will be available at Send-Off in Pine on September 17th. This will be our next meeting. The meeting will probably be immediately following the Official Visit so plan to stay for a few minutes. I promise to keep it as short as possible.
The Southwest will be a theme for at least one of the banquets. So- think cactus, mountains, gorgeous sunset, etc. The saguaro is our most famous but we also have prickly pear, ocotillo, and barrel. This area has no limit to what we can create. God has given us much to work with.
Thanks again for your attendance and promises of help. We look forward to fantastic fellowship as we assist Sister Billie on her journey.
In Star Love,
Patricia Morris, PGM
President, Arizona Desert Stars