Member Honored with RSA Lifetime Achievement Award
Congratulations to Atty Allred: Atty has continued to serve the RSAMCC and RSA community through her talents for decoration and hospitality. She is the first recipient of the RSA Lifetime Achievement award for her continued service and dedication to Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal communities.
What began in 1985 as an opportunity to highlight homes in downtown Huntsville, Alabama, has now flourished into a lifetime of beautification and leadership throughout the community. Atty Allred, then an active duty spouse, collaborated with the Huntsville Garden Club to highlight the historic homes located in the Twickenham District. She viewed this request as a “call to action.” She immediately agreed to decorate the homes, but needed an Army of assistants. She recruited from within; she chose spouses from her husband’s unit and went to work on a Victorian Christmas theme. The community enjoyed this event and the City of Huntsville was so impressed that Atty continued to lead this for many years. Once word began to circulate throughout the communities of Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal, everyone clamored for her visionary and beautiful creations. The Bicentennial Chapel have been under her watchful eye and supervision since the late 1980’s. The chapel is graced seasonally with her divine floral arrangements and full-scale Christmas decorations. In typical Atty Allred fashion, she continues to lead, inspire, and bring beauty and grace to not only her creations, but to all those with whom she serve.
We are pleased to announce the installation of our 2020-2021 RSAMCC Executive Board. While this is normally done at our May Luncheon, we needed to find a creative way to hold this special ceremony, so we have had the ceremony on a special online meeting which includes our symbolic passing the torch candle ceremony. Below is a video of our ceremony for our members viewing pleasure! We had some technical glitches on the video portion so you might not be able to see all of the members for the whole video, but the audio is fully in tact. Our new board is looking forward to welcoming you back in person as soon as possible. Many heartfelt thanks and well wishes to our amazing 2019-2020 Board, as some move on to different towns and/or different endeavors. Our full board of chairpersons will be appointed by the President and announced at our first luncheon in the fall.
Volunteer of the Month
With over 35 volunteers unloading magnolia branches, spreading table cloths and organizing silent auction baskets, it was a flurry of activity in the days leading up to the gala. One volunteer, in particular, preferred to keep a low profile. However, that low profile soon developed into managing the registration desk, beautifying tablescapes and ironing, ironing, ironing. Her ability to jump in, lead a task to completion was a tremendous asset to the overall success of the Gala in the Garden 2019. Never was a task too big, too complicated or too serious. Her laughter and can-do attitude are a testament to the power of women working together for a common cause. She knew what to do, how to do it and did not waste time getting it done. She is a self-starter, is truly ALIVE and now, the Volunteer of the Month for March, 2019, Anne Pfeiffer.