Chartered in November 1996, the Hilton Head chapter encompasses most of Beaufort Co., South Carolina and includes members from Bluffton, and Beaufort, as well as Hilton Head Island. We are a very active group, with 320 members (98% are Life Members) and growing constantly. Many families and retirees move to our lovely Low Country area from cold weather climates, and often our new members bring with them years of experience with other chapters. As a result, we have a large pool of new ideas to draw from and members with energy and dedication to carry them out. However, we also welcome members who have had no previous relationship with Hadassah, and make every effort to integrate them into the life of our chapter.
Annual Mah Jongg/Card Party And Buffet Luncheon
Join the fun!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - RESCHEDULED!!!!
Country Club of Hilton Head
70 Skull Creek Dr, Hilton Head Island
11:30 am to 3:30 pm
$30 per person
Join us for this fabulous, fun day. Arrange your own game or we can help.
Make your reservations early as this is always a sold out event.
We will be collecting toiletries for CODA and Bluffton Self Help
Hadassah Cards and Certificates
Certificates are a wonderful way to make a donation to Hadassah and celebrate a mitzvah or honor a memory. Whether you want to donate from $5.00 to $50.00 or more, one of the many beautiful certificates available is a meaningful way to express your wishes and make a gift to Hadassah at the same time.
Your gift can be directed to HMO, Youth Aliyah, Stem Cell Research or other research projects should you desire. I will customize your certificate with anything you would like to say.
Please contact me, Paula Rudman @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-715-9529
I will help you select a certificate, customize it, and mail it for you.
From our President
It is with both happiness and sadness that I’m writing my last column to you. Two years have gone by quickly, and the experience of being your President is one I will always treasure. Many things have changed, most for the better, and our chapter remains one of the best in the Region.
My sincere thanks to Eileen Goldberg (Executive VP) who worked very hard in helping to keep the chapter running smoothly. She stepped in when I was unable to be there, and was always willing to do more than her share. She was my right hand, and an integral part of the success of our chapter. Her energy and commitment know no bounds. She will be an exceptional Co-President.
Judy Goldberg (Treasurer) kept the books in good shape. Many changes from National were given to her, and she worked hard to learn the new systems. Judy will remain our Treasurer.
Nancy Schwartz (Recording Secretary) has moved from the area. She did a wonderful job taking the minutes and we will miss her. Joan Schwartz will be stepping into this position.
Judy Glazer has done an outstanding job as Corresponding Secretary as well as Newsletter Editor for many years. She is innovative, conscientious and dedicated to any job she holds. We thank her for everything she has done for so long. Tina Laboe and Linda Wagner will be taking over these positions, and we welcome them to the Board.
Kudos to Marsha Heisler & Joan Schwartz (Fundraising VPs) who brought us very successful events. We had some new programs thanks to their thinking “outside the box”. Stumbling blocks didn’t deter them, and we sent National a good amount of money again this year. Marsha will be our new Co-President and she will be outstanding. We welcome two new board members who will be chairing the Fundraising Committee, Ellen Cohen and Paula Ross.
Suzan Crane and Carole Lurie (Membership VPs) were instrumental in keeping our membership totals high. Their teas were very well received, and we gained new members with most of them. Many phone calls, lists and lists of names, and verifying contact information were just a few of the duties they did. Glad to report that Carole will be remaining in this position, and we welcome Betsy Parisi who will be joining her.
Jane Rosendorf, Hedda Tischler & Arlene Wizwer (PRAZE VPs) have done great work for the Programming and Education events. It is not easy to get speakers, think of different programs to interest the membership, and make them successful. Thank you, ladies. We are very happy you are all staying on in these positions.
A big thank you goes to the General Board for all their hard work. Most have been in the same positions for several years, and continue to make our chapter very successful. Your work is much appreciated, and I look forward to working with you again. A well-deserved thank you to some of the past Presidents who I went to for advice and their suggestions.
There will be new faces on the Board this year, and I hope everyone will support them. I am looking forward to seeing the chapter grow, and remaining the successful “star” in the Region.
Thank you to everyone who helped me in so many ways these last two years. You made my job easy, and I will take this experience with me as I begin another chapter in my Hadassah life.
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Marsha Heisler Polenski
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