Naples/Ft. Myers/Collier/Lee Cty
Our chapter name change has been approved by our New York office....
We are now officially the
COLLIER/LEE CHAPTER OF HADASSAH
Thank you and Congratulations to all who assisted in this endeavor.
Details to follow in a subsequent issue of Happenings.
From our President
As of January 26, 2016, the newly elected Board Members officially take over, with Rhonda Brazina conducting the installation with her usual flair. We look forward with excitement and anticipation towards the future. Lynn Weiner is a hard act to follow! For many years, Lynn has given of herself to Hadassah and we thank her for her unending dedication. Your new co-Presidents are Karen Cohn and Gayle Dorio. A little bit about us: Karen Cohn has been a Life Member of Hadassah for decades! Born in New York, Karen joined as a newlywed following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. Karen was a public school teacher and a dental hygienist. Karen and her husband, Marty, have lived in Naples for 27 years and spent some time living in Israel in 1969. They got to see Israel as it was in the beginning and Karen can tell you what the old Hadassah Hospital was like. She has been a Keeper of the Gate for many years and recently stepped up to Founder. Gayle Dorio was also born in New York, also is a Life Member and Keeper of the Gate of Hadassah, and also is married to a wonderful man named Marty! Yes, there are a number of similarities to Karen's history! No wonder they got together! Gayle continues her career as a Florida registered interior designer. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Gayle was the chair of the Crown of Esther program for Hadassah for several years and continued to be the chair of the Chai Society program.
The adage, "If you want something done, give it to a busy person" certainly applies to both of us! We are excited to undertake the role of Co-Presidents of Hadassah. We are committed to making this chapter as strong and vibrant as possible. We need you! Each member is valued. Each member supports Israel and the important work of Hadassah. Each member promotes Tikun o'Lam! Help us as we go forward. Please feel free to contact us at any time!
Karen and Gayle
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