FROM YOUR PRESIDENT
Dear Members and Friends,
It is said that “March roars in like a lion and out like a lamb” but where the ASOG is concerned we are roaring all month and into April also. The enthusiasm and activity around Symphony of Flavors is extraordinary. This event has captured the attention of ASO supporters throughout Little Rock and beyond. As vaccines become available, daffodils are blooming and we see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, an opportunity to celebrate (even virtually) feels liberating. Over more than 50 years, the ASOG has donated over $2 million to the ASO. That is an awesome achievement. In spite of unforeseen challenges this year, we can be proud of continuing our uninterrupted history of providing financial support to the ASO. Buy your ticket now, so we can celebrate together in April.
My thanks to the Nominating Committee composed of Betty Herron, Chair, Debbie Bass, George Keck, Pat Luzzi and Camille Williams for recruiting an outstanding slate of officers for 2021-2022. New officers were approved by a vote of the general membership at the March General Membership meeting. These leaders need your help to staff chairs and members for a variety of committee positions. Consider thoughtfully how you want to contribute to the ongoing activities of the Guild. Don’t wait to be asked … volunteer!
It is time to kick-off the 2021-2022 membership drive. Mary Jo Lewno is eager to receive your renewal
With a nod to St. Patrick’s Day, “May your troubles be less, your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door!”
REPORT FROM THE MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Officers for 2021-2022
This slate of ASOG Officers for 2021-2022, proposed by the Nominating Committee, was voted on positively at the General Membership meeting held on March 11, 2021.
President Tandy Cobb
Immediate Past President Susan Marsh
1st Vice President Janice James
2nd Vice President Ernestine Tisdell-Lawrence
3rd Vice President Camille Williams
4th Vice President Ethan Frazier
Recording Secretary Pat Luzzi
Treasurer Tracey Rice
Asst. Treasurer Dale Ronnel
Members–at-large Ouida Keck &
Their term of office is from June 1 until May 31. Congratulations to each of you accepting the opportunity to serve the ASOG in this way. We look forward to your leadership.
A proposed change in the Bylaws to Article IV, Section 1 was approved overwhelmingly at the General Membership meeting on March 11, 2021. As a result the article now states “ The Board shall include the President, the Immediate Past President, First, Second, Third and Fourth Vice Presidents, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and two at-large members."
Although your ASOG Guild membership does not expire until the end of May, we wanted to send an early reminder to renew your membership, either online or by mail, by June 1, 2021. We know this past year has been a bit of a disappointment for all of us, but we certainly appreciate the way our board has used imaginative ways to keep us connected. We fully expect the coming year to be much more interactive. It will be wonderful to reconnect in person once again.
To access a printable membership form to be mailed click here
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
April 8, 15, 22, 29 Symphony of Flavors
April 15 ASOG Board Meeting
May 13 ASOG Board Meeting
May 20 Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon