Your Sisterhood Board has been hard at work, and we thought you might like to know some of the more significant decisions they made in the past few months.
The most significant decision was in regards to our Donor program, where we track volunteer hours on fundraising and religious observance events and hold a donor recognition luncheon in June to honor the women who make donor. Last June, an email went out describing the donor program. In July, an email was sent describing a proposed change to the donor program and asking for feedback. The proposal was that instead of having a Donor luncheon which only recognized women who made donor, we would have a volunteer recognition luncheon where all Sisterhood volunteers would be recognized. We received a lot of replies to this email, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. In response, the board voted to try this for a year and then evaluate the situation at the end of the year to see how we liked it. So we will not be tracking donor this year, and everyone is invited to our volunteer recognition luncheon (even if you didn't volunteer at all!)
We welcome your help planning this year's volunteer recognition luncheon. If you are willing to be on the committee, let us know.
Another decision was to update our mission statement. We formulated an improved mission statement at our summer leadership training and the board has approved it. However, the general membership needs to approve it as well! Here is the revised mission statement for you to review:
The mission of the Sisterhood of Temple Ahavat Shalom, an auxiliary of Temple Ahavat Shalom, is to further the highest ideals of Reform Judaism; to empower the voices of Jewish women; to foster friendship among its members; to be a resource for religious, social and educational activities; to stimulate the observance of Jewish religious life and to promote the programs of the Women of Reform Judaism and WRJ Pacific District.
We have also been working on a Sisterhood website. It is still a work in progress, but you can view it at www.tassisterhood.org - we welcome feedback! One improvement already in the works - we plan to add photos soon.
One nice thing about the website. It has a blog, where the weekly emails will be posted. So if you want to look up an old one, or if one got lost between our server and yours, just go to the website and click on "blog". Also, all the flyers for the monthly programs are or will be posted there. So looking up a flyer for a monthly event is really easy now too.
That's enough for now! Thanks for staying 'til the end.
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