Because of special NAME A-3 regional members, I am happy to announce, as acting A3 - RC that the very much needed "new NAME headquarters sign " has been ordered and donated by the A3 region. A3 is proud to have our national headquarters located within our region and we are honored to be able to take care of this need. If you were not aware, NAME's present sign has deteriorated ( it just happens with age doesn't it). The Board of Trustees has acknowledged this donation.
The sign, located in the front of NAME's house, is often the place for one's official photograph of " I visited the NAME office".
So Winter- go away - so the beautiful new sign and the installation process can get underway. Well, there are a few steps yet to be done before this actually happens but it is going to happen!
Men's Garden Club member, Dan Zerkel and I have also spoken of the plans for the new landscaping around the new sign, new lightening and more.
Thank you to Dan and Roy Moore , the Men's Garden Club for all of your work in keeping the grounds special. My own club has donated funding for special rose bushes to be planted in memory of one of our members. My next personal mission and Dan's too is the establishment of a certified " Butterfly Garden". A lovely addition to the property and the historical district of Carmel.
As NAME's Fund Raising Liaison, I am ever so grateful to every member who has made a monetary donation to NAME, for those who know me well,I am always saying.. every dollar counts. I am very well aware of the financial situations of many a household, many a member and that of our organization. We live in a time - when every dollar given must be used wisely and one must take the time to thank those who give,
What I want to say is.... thank you, thank you.. to every dollar given to NAME and to every member who has given.
Kim Ash and I will make sure that the process of a new sign is documented with pictures and I shall post the progress through emails, NAME blog page, Facebook pages,newsletters and in the Gazette. When many of you come to INDY in 2015 for the National Convention and visit the"House", please, make sure you take your official " I visited the NAME House" in front of the new sign.
Best wishes to all .... with appreciation and gratitude.
Kim and I.
Kirby and I.