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From the Alabama Division President, Linda Edwards

February 2016

We had a very successful Winter Board on January 16th, with great workshops from the Division Officers, and new projects revealed and discussed. If you were unable to attend, please ask your Chapter President for any information she has, Glendora mailed the President Packet to all the Presidents who did not attend on January 19th, so everyone should have the Winter Board information by now.

Our District meetings will fill up our Saturdays for the next few months, and I look forward to attending all District meetings. I hope you all can attend at least your own District meeting and hopefully visit another District, this is a wonderful way to meet other Daughters and to share ideas.

With the approval and great support of our President General, we will start a new fundraising campaign, hopefully this week. It's call AMAZON SMILES, this is a program that the online company has to help 501c corporations raise money. If you shop on Amazon, and I know many of us do, 0.5% of your eligible purchase price will be donated to our Division. The Executive Committee has voted to direct this money to our Flag Fund for the rest of this term. I hope to have all the details posted on this forum by the end of this week. This is a great way to help the Division raise money by simply shopping on Amazon! 

President General Pam Trammell appointed me to Chair a special committee last week. This special committee, with the Division Presidents from Georgia and Texas also serving, will work on the three Awards that were in the past given at West Point; Coast Guard Academy; and Bowdoin College. These three institutions have uninvited us to present these awards in the future. Our mission will be to find a new home for these awards, and I am hopeful that one may be able to be awarded to a university here in Alabama. 

Georgia has put the guidelines on our Division Webpage for the Honorary Life President positions that we will elect in September. Also, the rules for submitting an entry for the Division Pin are there, they are under the heading DIVISION FORMS. The information for making your reservations for our Division Convention in September is also now on the website.

As always, please call or email me if you have any questions, or comments. I look forward to seeing all of you at the District Meetings!

Yours in UDC,
Linda Edwards

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