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Spring Forum 2012 Day 2

Sunday, April 29, 2012

On Sunday, April 29th, the Forum started bright and early with 8 am meetings
for Presidents and Treasurers.  At 9 am, Tobe Snow welcomed everyone back
with a Live from Israel Skype presentation with Barbara Sofer, writer and
Hadassah advocate, at her home in Jerusalem.
 Tobe Snow welcomed Barbara Sofer to talk with us.
Live from Israel with Barbara Sofer!  Tobe Snow
thanked Barbara for her heart-felt presentation.
 The audience was enthralled by Barbara Sofer's stories about how Hadassah helps people of all nationalities in Israel.
The audience was enthralled by Barbara Sofer's stories about
how Hadassah helps people of all nationalities in Israel.
 Terri Searfos, left, introduced Dale Marcus, who gave a PowerPoint presentation about Fundraising.
Terri Searfos, left, introduced Dale Marcus, who gave a PowerPoint
presentation:  "Cherish the Past and Build for the Future," about
fundraising for Hadassah.
 Dale Marcus.
Dale Marcus, Witchita, KS, gave a workshop on
Personal Growth and Fundraising.  She defined
"the ask" as an opportunity to make a difference
in people's lives.  Questions about planned giving
can be answered by the Help Line at 1-800-928-0685
or donorservices@hadassah.org.
 Amy Perlman gave an update on the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.
Amy Perlman gave an update on the new Sarah Wetsman
Davidson Tower at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.  She told
us how meaningful it was to visit the Tower in January with
her husband and daughter Mia and see her family's names
on the walls as donors.
 "Food for Thought": one of the slides in the PowerPoint presentation.
"Food for Thought": one of the slides in the PowerPoint presentation.
It also featured the new Founders Gift Challenge to raise $12.5 million by December 31, 2013, ways to educate new members to become donors, cumulative giving for the "Family of Founders"and the new Keepers of the Gate levels of giving.
Susan Wilkof spoke about the Hadassah Foundation, which gives grants to improve the status of women in Israel and the United States.
Susan Wilkof spoke about the Hadassah Foundation,
which gives grants to improve the status of women
in Israel and the United States.
 Liz Morley provided technical support for the presentation.
Liz Morley, President of Lansing Chapter and Region Technology
Maven,  provided technical support for the presentation.
 Dale Marcus, Susan Wilkof, Tobe Snow and Amy Perlman.
Dale Marcus, Conference Advisor, Susan Wilkof, Tobe Snow,
Conferenence Chair, and Amy Perlman.
 Nina Paul, recipient of the Cincinnati "Woman of the Year" award, with Bonnie Ullner, incoming President of Cincinnati Chapter.
Nina Paul, recipient of the 2012 Cincinnati "Woman
of the Year" award, with Bonnie Ullner, incoming
President of Cincinnati Chapter.
 One of the tables at the Sunday luncheon.
Standing: Raye Ziring & Sandi Simms.
Seated: Shannon Dion, Courtney Hughes, and Michelle Elisburg.
 Another table at the lunch.
Tri-County, Lansing and Columbus chapter members.
 Another table at the lunch.
Morgantown and Columbus chapter members.
 Another table at the lunch.
Lexington Chapter members.
 Another table at the lunch.
Standing: Gayna Bassin, Renee Resnik, Susan Wilkof, Dale Marcus.
Seated: Phyllis Berlas, Michele Israel and Marilyn Myers.
 Cincinnati Chapter delegates at the Sunday lunch.
Cincinnati chapter members at the Sunday luncheon.
 Susie Blair introduced the Panel Discussion "Our Genetic Make-up and Hadassah's Quest for Progress".
Susie Blair, left, introduced the Panel Discussion, "Our Genetic
Make-up and Hadassah's Quest for Progress."
 Kevin Levine spoke about his efforts to promote Tay Sachs testing.
Kevin Levine spoke about his efforts to promote Tay Sachs testing. 
After his daughter Lila died of Tay Sachs disease, he organized
“Running for Lila” events to raise funds for Jewish Family Services
of Columbus. encouraging couples to have genetic testing before
they conceive a child.  On the left, Nicole Morman.
 Nicole Morman, a genetic counselor, gave a presentation about recessive genes that result in cancer and other genetic defects.
Nicole Morman, a genetic counselor, gave a presentation about
recessive genes that result in cancer and other genetic defects.
 Bonnie Juran-Ullner spoke about how Hadassah Hospital saved her 16-year-old daughter's life when she was stricken with Wilson's disease during a youth mission to Israel.
Bonnie Juran-Ullner spoke about how Hadassah Hospital saved
her 16-year-old daughter's life when she was stricken with Wilson's
disease, a genetic disorder, during a youth mission to Israel.
 Erica and Kevin Levine with Bonnie Juran-Ullner.
Erica and Kevin Levine with Bonnie Juran-Ullner.
 Tobe Snow thanked everyone for coming to Spring Forum and wished everyone safe travels home.
Tobe Snow, Spring Forum Chair, thanked everyone for coming
and wished everyone safe travels home.

Photography by Gayna Bassin, Central States Region Webmaster
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