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Spring Forum May 17-18, 2014


Central States Region of Hadassah held its annual Spring Forum at the Embassy Suites at Columbus, OH, Airport.  Marcie Natan, Hadassah National President, was not able to attend our conference after all, but did talk with us by phone on Sunday to give a first hand, on the ground report on the agreement that Hadassah has arranged with the Israeli government.  Renee Resnik followed up on our Tri-Region Fall Conference last October in Chicago with Jeff Wilcox.  Sandy Goodman was Spring Forum Chair.

For those of you who attended our Joint Fall Conference in Chicago, you are aware of the re-branding of Hadassah that Jeff Wilcox and Renee Resnik introduced to us. On Saturday, Renee brought Phase 2 with her program, "How to Mobilize a Community" by finding a "cause".  A "cause" is a solution, not an organization or an activity.  The "cause" becomes our "brand" in our local communities, so each chapter may find their own cause to promote while pursuing our Jewish values of Tikkun Olam, Pikuach Nefesh, Klal Yisrael and M'Dor L'Dor.  A local cause must have a national link to Hadassah.
 
Renee Resnik shaped a "working session" for Central States Region and focused on how to form social action agendas within our own communities.  As an example, the Columbus Chapter is partnering with Dress for Success (DFS), a program that furthers their social action agenda. Many other Region members were able to participate by bringing shoes and purses to the meeting that the Columbus Chapter can donate to DFS on the Region's behalf.

On Sunday, the Presidents had a Breakfast Training with Merry Lynne Lincove, and the Treasurers trained with Amy Perlman. At the Region Board Meeting, awards were given to various chapters celebrating their accomplishments this past year.   Liz Morley and Michelle Elisburg gave a PowerPoint presentation on their Youth Aliyah Mission to Poland, and Renee Resnik did a quick recap of her program for the benefit of those who weren't here on Saturday. 

After a delicious lunch, the conference concluded and everyone returned home.

Photography by Gayna Bassin, Region Webmaster.
 Merry Lynne Lincove led Havdallah after dinner on Saturday night.
Merry Lynne Lincove led Havdallah after dinner on Saturday night.
 Different people read sections of the Havdallah service.
Different people read sections of the Havdallah service.
 People holding Havdalah booklets.
People holding Havdalah booklets.
 Another reading.
 After Havdalah, Liz Morley showed a video about her daughter's battle with breast cancer.
After Havdalah, Liz Morley showed a video
about her daughter's battle with breast cancer.
 One of the Chapters brought jewelry for sale.
One of the Chapters brought jewelry for sale to benefit Hadassah.
 Assorted necklaces and earrings for sale.
Assorted necklaces and earrings for sale.
 Teri Junker, Central States Region President, brought the Region Board Meeting to order. 
On Sunday morning, Teri Junker, Central States Region President,
brought the Region Board Meeting to order and spoke about
the State of the Region and our Chapters.
Amy Perlman gave the Region Treasurer's Report.
Amy Perlman gave the Treasurer's Report and spoke about how
"Consolidated Banking" will be complete by the end of the year.
 The Hadassah members at the Board meeting.
Hadassah members at the Board meeting.
 Renee Sandler presented an award to Michelle Elisburg.
Renee Sandler presented an award to Michelle Elisburg for
Louisville Chapter.
 Emily Hindin accepted an award for Columbus Chapter.
Emily Hindin accepted an award for Columbus Chapter.
 Renee Sandler presented an award to Lexington Chapter.
Renee Sandler presented an award to Lexington Chapter.
 Paula Jarnicki accepted the award for Cincinnati Chapter.
Paula Jarnicki accepted the award for Cincinnati Chapter.
 Lynn Furness and Michelle Elisburg spoke about the upcoming National Convention in Las Vegas.
Lynn Furness and Michelle Elisburg spoke about the upcoming
National Convention in Las Vegas in July.
 Everyone broke into small groups to come up with ideas for Tikkun Olam.
Lexington Chapter came up with ideas for Tikkun Olam,
including their "Every Beat Counts" Heart Health Program on
March 23, 2014.
 A Lexington Chapter reusable bag.
A Lexington Chapter reusable bag.
 Michelle Elisburg showed slides about Hadassah's "Every Beat Counts" heart health program..
Michelle Elisburg showed slides from Lexington Hadassah's "Every Beat
Counts" Heart Health Program
that she attended on March 23, 2014.
 Odette Kaplan.
Odette Kaplan gave the Fundraising report and spoke about
the new Tower Heart Pendant fundraiser and Chai Society.
 The new silver Tower Heart fundraiser.
 The new Chai Society pin.
The new Chai Society pin.
 Close-up of Chai Society pin.
 Emily Hindin and Merry Lynne Lincove.
Emily Hindin listened as Merry Lynne Lincove talked about
Hadassah Leadership Training.
 Gail Cohen gave an update on Young Judaea.
Gail Cohen gave an update on Young Judaea.
 Liz Morley and Michelle Elisburg gave a slide show about their trip to Poland.
Liz Morley and Michelle Elisburg gave a slide show about
their Hadassah Youth Aliyah trip to Poland.
 Mission to Poland.
Youth Aliyah Mission to Poland: March 29-April 4, 2014. 
On screen: Liz Morley, Barbara Sofer and Michelle Elisburg.
 The Warsaw Ghetto.
The Warsaw Ghetto.
 Teri Junker, Central States Region President, Renee Resnik and Renee Sandler.
Teri Junker, Central States Region President, Renee Resnik
and Renee Sandler.
 Michelle Elisburg carries a cake.
 A table at the Board meeting.
 Renee Resnik gave a recap of her talk from Saturday.  "Slides" from her PowerPoint are on the wall.
Renee Resnik gave a recap of her talk from Saturday. 
"Slides" from her PowerPoint are posted on the wall.
 Another photo of the wall slides.
 Teri Junker made the phone call to Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah.
Teri Junker made the phone call to Marcie Natan, National
President of Hadassah.
 Gail Cohen (in purple) asked Marcie a question.
Gail Cohen (in purple) asked Marcie a question about the
Hadassah Hospital staff.
 People listening to Marcie Natan.
Everyone listened to Marcie Natan as she related the exciting
details of Hadassah's financial resolution.
 Judy Saxe
After the phone call, Judy Saxe reported on a National
Committee meeting she attended.
 Susie Blair talked about the upcoming Fall Forum on November 1-2, 2014.
Susie Blair talked about the upcoming Fall Forum and Installation
on November 1-2, 2014 in Columbus, when Lynn Furness will be
installed as the new Region President.
 The Columbus Chapter members who attended the Spring Forum.
The Columbus Chapter members who attended the Spring Forum.
 The Cincinnati Chapter members in the Embassy Suites lobby.
The Cincinnati Chapter members in the Embassy Suites lobby: (left to right)
Teri Junker, Renee Sandler, Tobe Snow, Amy Perlman, Paula Jarnicki, Gayna Bassin.

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