May 24th Meeting & Information

REMINDER:   Our next ISCC meeting will be Friday, May 24th at Westover Library in the large conference room at 1:00.  No guest speaker this month. (Guest speakers every other month).  Thank you, Karen Albert for arranging a fabulous presentation on Air Charity from Main St. Bank.  Check out the ISCC website for contact information that can enhance or streamline your club’s capability for online donations.  Mains St. Bank is able and willing to help you set it up.

During our May meeting we will be exchanging news about our clubs’ upcoming fundraisers and projects and brainstorming/action planning for Clarendon Day.

If you have any recent pictures of your club in action, please forward them to Kim Durand to post on the website — ACTION, ACTION…WE WANT ACTION  !!!           (bring out the pom-poms).

If you haven’t noticed, the WELCOME TO ARLINGTON SIGN is finally finished !!!   New ones up, old ones down, replaced and shuffled !!  If you belong to the council and aren’t represented on the SIGN, please contact me and we’ll get your club UP THERE !!  Shoot me an email at enjschindler@aol.com.

ISCC members please welcome American Legion Auxiliary Post 139 located on Washington Blvd to the Inter-Service Club Council.  They are involved in some worthwhile projects and I’m looking forward to posting some of their activities on our website/blog.  They are hosting a breakfast for the veterans and the general public on Sunday June 2, 2013 at the American Legion Post at 3445 N. Washington Blvd. from 9a to 11a.  Omelets and eggs are cooked to order AND they will be serving creamed chip beef, pancakes, home fries, sausage gravy, bacon etc etc ….wow, all for only $8 for adults and $4 for children.  Come out to support our newest member and introduce yourself !!  I’ve attached their flyer to this email.  Print it up and spread it around !!  (If truth be told, I visited a recent meeting of the Auxiliary to invite them to join us.  I was so impressed with their programs and service to our veterans and active duty soldiers, I signed on the dotted line and JOINED THEM !!)   The American Legion Post 139 has voiced an interest as well…..more to come…will let you know.

Even if you are unable to attend our monthly meetings, please, please stay connected and forward any ideas or feedback that you/your club may have.  I know we all sit at the table with an already Full Plate…the Council is here to help support and promote your club.  We’re all in this together; with membership to service clubs waning anything we can do to raise our collective profile and create some BUZZ helps us all.

I encourage everyone to visit other clubs, attend their fundraisers or help out at each others’ service projects.  I’ve had the pleasure of doing just that over the last couple of months and look forward to doing more Cross-Pollinating this summer.  So that we have an up-to-date list of where and when your club meets, please send MEETING INFO to Kim Durand with a cc to me to make sure our records are accurate.

Lastly, we will be submitting our first Service Club Highlight next week to the Sun Gazette — a brief description of the history/focus of one of our member clubs along with an action photo.  Please also include when and where your club meets.  If the publication will coincide with an upcoming event, you can include info for that as well.  Kiwanis Club of Arlington will go first in the month of June. They are putting together a paragraph/photo for review before forwarding to Scott McCaffrey.  I’ll start a calendar cuing up which clubs will be highlighted monthly for 2013/2014.  If you have a preference, please let me know.  For now, I am the main contact for this project.

Sure hope to see someone from your club at our council meeting next Friday….

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