Monthly President's Message
COVID CANCELLATIONS & CLOSURES!
On behalf of our 2019-2020 RSAMCC Board, I hope that all of you are healthy and safe and are not allowing this confinement to become too much of isolation and loneliness, which we all know is the social distancing consequences for so many of us!
Thank you to so many individuals who contributed from the leadership to the membership for the wonderful achievements and successes we have accomplished. We have some board members who are moving on due to circumstances and orders of course, so a very special thank you to Lana Barshinger and Ana Lewis who have served in leadership roles and done an outstanding job, each with a servant’s heart. I must also state the obvious that the role of Hospitality really exceeded our expectations with Renee McCaleb and Melanie Brockhard who made it a point to ensure each and every member would be greeted and acknowledged. They always had smiles on their faces and smiles in their hearts… true southern hospitality. A special thank you extended to Lyssa Barrow who continues to run our website and activities and is our historian, always enthusiastic and inclusive. Melody Mansker who has been our treasurer for 3 years now and NOT only doing our checkbook but our newsletter as well, thus keeping everyone informed and enlightened through her caring and meticulous detail that has served us well!
The next set of unsung heroes that I would like to address are Kerrie Sheppard, Gina Botters, Suzanne O’Donell and Rachelle Moore. These Chairs have impressed us so much by overseeing their committees who worked diligently in making sure our Merit Awards and Community Grants were selected and addressed. During this very unpredictable time it was quite an undertaking! Thank you! We are awarding 15 students with Merit Scholarships that total $25,700 and 13 Organizations with Community Assistance Grants that total $8,200. WOW! WOW! WOW!
Our organization is worth your effort! We have missed physically being with all of you at our monthly luncheons, activities and events but look forward to 2020-2021 and continuing the friendships, service, and purpose.
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.
Welcome to the Redstone Arsenal Military & Civilians' Club. It is an honor and privildge to welcome guests, new members and volunteers to our events. We hope that you will take the time to meet 10 people at each event. Greeting and meeting others will help our club grow. We can't wait to meet you!
Fondly, our Hospitality team....
Renee McCaleb & Melanie Brockhard
If you are interested in joining the RSAMCC Hospitality team please call 571-225-9016
Our Luncheons are on hold until we are safe to meet again. We look forward to when we will be able to join all our members at another luncheon. Good Deeds, Good Times and Good Friends.....
RSAMCC 2020 Merit Award Winners
University of Tennessee
$2,250 RSAMCC Merit Award