Welcome to CHW Calgary
Another calendar year is soon upon us, and this year has seen much upheaval once again in Israel, and the hope is for all to move on with purpose.
We thank Gail Ksienski and Lily Fixler for their leadership as Centre Co-chairs during the months of August through October. In that quarter, so much was accomplished: we held our first “Walk in the Park” with thanks to Reesa Girvitz’s leadership, we held a brunch in appreciation of Lily Fixler for all of her years as CHW Calgary Centre President, and Tikvah Chapter organized a fun, social and successful Card Party. And now we are launching our 12th Annual Toy Drive with chair Jeanie Groberman.
Nationally, a new Board of Directors was sworn in on November 16th with Claudia Goldman as our incoming President. I feel very privileged to have been elected as one of the 15 members of the Board of Directors along with two other directors from Calgary – Lauren Bell and Marilyn Libin for a two year mandate.
What lies ahead given all our Calgary Centre accomplishments in the last quarter? What challenges must we meet in 2015? What more can we do for Israel and for our community? Well, in my opinion we must avoid complacency. We must step up; we are needed to be involved and to be counted.
Calgary Centre has a lot of strengths which we need to build on, we need to encourage our new leadership, and we need to pull together and work professionally to ensure that our mission is forefront in our minds and our actions.
I look forward over this quarter as Centre Chair and over the next two years as a member of the Board of Directors to working with all of you to build an even stronger future for CHW and for Israel.