Welcome to our first newsletter in 2020-2021. We are making plans about how to live up to the two aspects of our mission: to provide a network for staff alumni and to further the mission of JA USA. Today, I will focus on providing a network.
We have a highly engaged Communication Committee and you will be hearing from us by:
> Newsletters will be sent every other month by email, or hard copy if you prefer.
> Phone calls to touch base and hear about how and what you are doing.
> A mid-year virtual meeting. We had good turnout and a lot of fun at our first virtual Annual Meeting and we will schedule another after the first of the year. This one will have fewer reports and business and more time to visit.
> An updated web site to make it more accessible for you.
> Continual updating of our Facebook page. If you have not joined our Facebook group, please do so by clicking here
As usual, we will kick-off our annual fund drive to raise money for the 2021-2022 year in late fall. You’ll hear more from Marty Lee and his team soon.
From the very earliest meetings, the founders of our organization, the Pioneers, were dedicated to preserving the history of JA. I am excited to report that in the next few weeks we will post the transcripts of oral history interviews with four of our distinguished leaders:
- Gil Folleher,
- Ron Cody,
- Jim Sweeny, and
- Paul Osteguard.
We will alert you on Facebook when they are posted. We have many more oral histories that have been transcribed but need editing. If you would like to help with this important, and interesting project, please contact Elaine Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please stay well and safe and keep in touch.