Installation 2012 Presidents' Acceptance Speeches
Acceptance Speech from Gloria Loeb-Nissman, co-President, May 24, 2012
It is an honor to continue leading Chevra, especially in Hadassah's Centennial year.
One hundred years have given us Hadassah women opportunities of a lifetime. We are leaders: nurses, doctors, lawyers, no American Indian Chiefs yet, scientists, architects, composers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, rabbis and cantors, and for many, wives and mothers.
Our Chevra family is composed of caring woen who bring a plethora of talent and knowledge. We use our abilities in all our projects and activities. There isn't anything we can't do. For whatever challenge we face, we find the answer.The success of our chapter is based upon our dedication to Hadassah.
As a group of women, we take action, using our skills, and we achieve numerous successes.
As we begin Hadassah's second century, I look forward to the future, the new challenges we will face, and the successful solutions we will develop.It will be a pleasure to share the presidency with my co, Sheila Glass.
Together we will go from strength to strength for Chevra, for Hadassah, and for Israel and all mankind.
Acceptance Speech from Sheila Glass, co-President, May 24, 2012
Thank you Sherry Udell, Jackie, and Marcia, and to all those who have made this evening an unforgettable memory.
My heartfelt thanks and respect to our outgoing board and welcome to our incoming Council:
Program VPs Toby Loskove and Estelle Morgenstein;Education VPs Elaine Slotsky and Marlene Magness;Membership VPs Helene Elengold and Susan Zeitz;Treasurer Harriet "Momma Math" Martin;Recording Secretary Betsy Shiffman;Corresponding Secretary Marcelle Bayda;Records Administrator Roberta Winnick;Bulletin etc, etc, etc. Sheila Steinberg;and my dear childhood friend, Fundraising V P Sandy Parris.
We welcome Jaimee Chiat into our hearts as continuing NYMH Chairperson.
I would like to thank Gloria for her selfless leadership as President of Chevra, and thank her for her commitment for another year as Co-President.
As for myself, I am both humbled and thrilled at the responsibility you have given to me.
It seems just yesterday when Marcia Ledewitz invited me to come to a pizza party. "You'll meet people; hey, you neva know. They're nice girls." Well here I am, three and a half years later. Need I say any more?
Those of you who have worked with me know I am an independent thinker with focus, impartiality, respect for openhearted discussion, and most important, a trust in those who are willing to give of themselves.
That being said, I have a favor to ask of all of you.
Can we from now on, all of us, form a partnership?
Can we unite? Is it possible for us to put all our efforts and energy toward one single purpose - the betterment of Chevra, and make that goal a united effort?
There is no limit to what we can contribute together.
Our chapter is at a crossroads, so let us all sit down, not for disagreeing, but as equals. Let us negotiate, and let us write a new page of peace and cooperation.
I ask you to think about what makes you come alive.
I ask you to exercise the problems that you cannot bear to live with, because I know it will give new life to our chapter if all of us put our whole selves into fixing it.
Again, thank you for giving me this opportunity to be part of bringing Chevra and Hadassah into the second century.