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Message from the President


President’s message Sept. 2014

Taking a few months off for the summer was a nice break, but now we at Hadassah are very busy preparing for our BIG once a year fundraising event.  The 10th annual Women of Courage luncheon and silent auction will be held on Sunday, Oct. 19th at the Westin Galleria. The theme is “Health, Hope, and Happiness” and honors sisters Lolly Friedman Miller and Tracy Stein both of whom exemplify what a Woman of Courage represents. They will share their amazing stories with us about being breast cancer survivors and we will hear about Hadassah’s important role in medical research. I always look forward to buying fabulous items at our silent auction each year. The two co-chairs, Eve Lapin and Lisa Sheinbaum, and their committees are working so hard to make this a spectacular event. I hope you will plan to attend and, in doing so, we will all be supporting Hadassah, the hospitals, and our numerous projects.

Tower Talk Day is being held nationally on Sunday, Sept.14th and many volunteer callers are needed.  You can read more about TTD in this newsletter.

The past 8 months as Chapter president have gone by very fast and I know the next year will also. It has definitely been a learning experience, and I am thoroughly enjoying meeting all the wonderful women I have had the honor of interacting with. I can’t say enough nice things about all our awesome volunteers I have met while attending group meetings, conferences, and those who help at our Hadassah office on a weekly basis. A big thank you to all!

Since I wrote to you last May I have had the privilege of attending a joint region training in Phoenix in May and the national convention in Las Vegas in July. Several of us just returned from a Greater SW region board meeting in Dallas. I want to report that our national website will be updated later this year and a new Hadassah brand will be introduced. We are promoting Breast Cancer Awareness and Every Step Counts Women’s Heart health awareness. We will be kicking off a 6 month walking campaign next spring around Passover 2015 – watch for more details in the months ahead. Please take the time and look at our national and local websites to read all about the many projects Hadassah is involved in and great news stories to make you feel so good to be a part of this wonderful organization - one that I am so proud to be a part of as I know you are also.

Be sure to read this newsletter and note all the dates of our upcoming events with details. With the crisis in Israel our Hadassah hospitals and numerous projects need our financial support now more than ever. I hope to see you soon at a future Hadassah event.

Lena Malacoff

President of the Houston Chapter of Hadassah



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