Thursday, October 6, 2011

Update from Anne

Anne Says, To update the BLOG, we'll start with happy news--the Yeltons, Jane and Don have a new granddaughter, Royce Elaine, born 9/8 (on Jane's birthday)! Everyone is doing fine including the grandparents. But proudest of all may be big sister Rachel who is three years old and loves chatting about being the big sister.
When we have an update on Caroline's grandson who was at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Huston, we will post that. He had begun a miraculous recovery from the secondary cancer--leukemia.
Some of us did find our way to Park Springs for Alice Young's party back in August--just don't ask Jane Yelton about traffic when part of I-285 E. is shut down. The Larcoms did make it by an alternate route which they would not recommend to the uninitiated. Mary Louise, Caroline and LaVerne arrived on their own--no problems. There we met three of Alice's "Park Springs" sisters, nice ladies who Alice pals around with. They were kind enough to let us conduct a little business meeting while we all enjoyed the elegant and delicious spread Alice had prepared for us. First up was a report on the GSU Foundation--and our MPE Scholarship. Ilona Prisacaru Is our recipient for the year--she was the recipient last year, as well but she graduated in December. Now she is doing graduate work. The award was $1040.00, With the economy down, it will be a while before we realize our dream of a $1200.00 annual award. Ilona lives in Auburn, GA.
There has been a re-structuring of finances at Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children (our philanthropy). They needed to expand their operation so they could accommodate the increase in the number of clients they serve. They now have additional corporate sponsors and have added a once a year fundraiser designed to attract large donors who purchase "tables" for an evening of food and entertainment.
We talked it over and decided that our alum group will continue with our personal donations at Christmas Time in memory of Anna Chambers. Anne had brought pictures remaining from the picture pages of the newsletter along with other pictures. Alums selected the ones they wanted.
OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON--will be at the home of Jane Yelton who has selected Saturday, December 10 as the date for this special gathering. A prize will go to the alum who can recall the number of years that Jane has hosted. (You have to be present to win!) There will be additional information posted later-this is a "Save the Date" notice. Best wishes to all our sister, Near and Far.

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