Newsletter

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Please join us during the month of December as we bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking and sex slavery. Dressember challenges us to wear a dress every day for the month of December. As we raise awareness, we will also raise money for the cause.

Join our Alpha Omega team to help us reach our goal of $1,000 in donations!



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October 2017


The Alpha Omega Actives are selling t-shirts to raise money for our philanthropy Project Rescue. Shirts are available in sizes YXS to 4XL. Purchase yours today for just $20.















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September 2017






































Vote Regarding Dues
The Alumni Chapter’s Executive Board proposed to our voting members to increase dues from $10 to $20, going into effect in 2018. 75% of voting members cast their vote and the issue passed.

The dues increase will help us achieve some goals we have with the Alumni Chapter. One big thing we aim to do is use it to build better relationships with the Actives by hosting them for a social event and by joining with them in a service project.
The increase in dues will also help fund our reunions; the next one takes place in 2020.
Finally, an increase in dues means an increase in our tithe amount. The default tithe beneficiary is Project Rescue.




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August 2017

Give: Letter Request for Kelly
Kelly’s friend requested letters for her to offer some encouragement during a difficult period in her life.
One year ago, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She has been in and out of the hospital constantly. Both her memory & her mobility has been impacted. At one point, her memory reached the point she struggled to navigate her own home. She began to rely on a wheelchair to move about. She now is somewhat stable. She no longer has to rely on a wheelchair, but she still struggles with exhaustion & with remembering how to do many tasks that at one time were second nature to her. She is no longer able to drive, and this also places limitations on what she is able to do throughout the day.  Her greatest heartache has been that she is no longer able to teach.  
The two most important things in her life have been being a teacher and being a mom, and the disease and its severity have  left her unable to do many of the tasks that once made her who she was. She is walking through the challenging territory of finding a "new normal," but there are days when facing the road ahead of her feels overwhelming & impossible. There are days she feels that she is a burden rather than a gift to the people in her life, and she does not always see how much joy & love her presence brings to the people around her. My friend is brave & strong, but depression tells her she is not.” Pick up a pen & join us in sending love & encouragement to Kelly.                                                                                                        
PLEASE SEND ALL LETTERS TO:                  
Kelly’s bundle
℅ Hallie F.
PO Box 3319 Summerville, SC  29484
PLEASE POSTMARK LETTERS by August 19
Alumni Retreat Recap
The first annual Alumni Retreat was a huge success! Our group of 10 spent a relaxing weekend in the Asheville area. We discussed topics from the book Messy Beautiful Friendship by Christine Hoover. Our fellowship was truly rewarding and allowed us to get to know each other better.

During the weekend, we talked about what we should do for next year’s retreat. A cruise was suggested and we all agreed it would be a blast! We are already researching, so start saving your pennies!



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July 2017

Give: USO
For over 75 years, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

The USO provides programs and services at more than 180 locations worldwide. Whether they're deployed to a war zone or stationed overseas, service members are only a request or a visit away from receiving a range of USO services. And when they can't physically visit one of our remote locations, we can come to them in the form of USO2GO or even Mobile USO.

The USO is not part of the federal government. A congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities, and is powered by a family of volunteers to accomplish our mission of connection.
Space Available!
We have one spot for our Alumni  Retreat available! One of the ladies had to back out for a family thing. If you would like to take her spot, please contact Kristen ASAP. Since it is short notice, you will receive a discounted price.

The Alumni Retreat is in the Asheville area next weekend (July 21-23). It will be a relaxing time filled with good food, discussion and tubing. Price includes lodging for two nights, dinner on   Friday night, breakfast both mornings and half of your tubing fee.


Alumni Dinner--Rock Hill
Save the date for an Alumni Dinner in Rock Hill!

Thursday, August 24
6pm
Location TBD

Check the FB page or website for updates.

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June 2017

Greetings from International Medical Relief's Medical Mission Team! I would like to take a few moments to tell you about an upcoming medical clinic that I have been invited to participate in; and to extend you an invitation to become part of this experience here in the US. 

On behalf of International Medical Relief, I will be working alongside other qualified volunteers and medical professionals to provide health care in some of the most impoverished regions of this area. We are confident that we will be able to help more people than ever, but we need financial assistance to help the trip be successful. The majority of the cases we will witness are treatable and we will bring medicines and medical supplies to help these people and save lives. The information we provide to both the patient and the local health care community will be invaluable to them long after we leave. We will be providing humanitarian outreach to the physical needs of these people and also give them hope through community health classes, caring, sharing, and showing them our compassion. 

While one week is too little time to treat all the sick, it is nevertheless ample time to plant the seeds of hope in their lives for a promising future. We invite you to take part with our medical team through financial giving, encouragement, and support. Each team member will need to provide donations to cover our personal expenses. If after thoughtful consideration, if you feel led to support us financially, please visit the website below.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Kendall B.
Columbia Dinner
Please join us for a Girls Night Out in Columbia!
Friday, June 23, 6pm
Top Dawg Tavern           
498 Town Center Place Columbia 29229
Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 21



Alumni Retreat

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May 2017

Greetings from International Medical Relief's Medical Mission Team! I would like to take a few moments to tell you about an upcoming medical clinic that I have been invited to participate in; and to extend you an invitation to become part of this experience here in the US. 

On behalf of International Medical Relief, I will be working alongside other qualified volunteers and medical professionals to provide health care in some of the most impoverished regions of this area. We are confident that we will be able to help more people than ever, but we need financial assistance to help the trip be successful. The majority of the cases we will witness are treatable and we will bring medicines and medical supplies to help these people and save lives. The information we provide to both the patient and the local health care community will be invaluable to them long after we leave. We will be providing humanitarian outreach to the physical needs of these people and also give them hope through community health classes, caring, sharing, and showing them our compassion. 

While one week is too little time to treat all the sick, it is nevertheless ample time to plant the seeds of hope in their lives for a promising future. We invite you to take part with our medical team through financial giving, encouragement, and support. Each team member will need to provide donations to cover our personal expenses. If after thoughtful consideration, if you feel led to support us financially, please visit the website below.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Kendall B.
Welcome New Alumni!
Congratulations to the new graduates: Caitlin B., Jovanna O., Sarai R., Taylor H., M. Sheets, LaShelle T., Cassidy L., Madeleine P., S. Lewis and Kelsey P.

Beach Day
Please join us for a day at the beach! Kids are welcome. We will meet at the Isle of Palms County Park. Parking is $15, so carpooling is advised. Or you can park anywhere along IOP and meet us at the park area.

Saturday, June 10
11:00am
1 14th Avenue
Isle of Palms


Alumni Retreat
Pay the deposit by May 31st to receive a FREE copy of Messy Beautiful Friendship.Deposit can be paid to our Treasurer, Cheryl, by the same ways dues are accepted.




















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April 2017

Greetings from International Medical Relief's Medical Mission Team! I would like to take a few moments to tell you about an upcoming medical clinic that I have been invited to participate in; and to extend you an invitation to become part of this experience here in the US. 

On behalf of International Medical Relief, I will be working alongside other qualified volunteers and medical professionals to provide health care in some of the most impoverished regions of this area. We are confident that we will be able to help more people than ever, but we need financial assistance to help the trip be successful. The majority of the cases we will witness are treatable and we will bring medicines and medical supplies to help these people and save lives. The information we provide to both the patient and the local health care community will be invaluable to them long after we leave. We will be providing humanitarian outreach to the physical needs of these people and also give them hope through community health classes, caring, sharing, and showing them our compassion. 

While one week is too little time to treat all the sick, it is nevertheless ample time to plant the seeds of hope in their lives for a promising future. We invite you to take part with our medical team through financial giving, encouragement, and support. Each team member will need to provide donations to cover our personal expenses. If after thoughtful consideration, if you feel led to support us financially, please visit the website below.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Kendall B.
Give: Flower Power Fundraiser
Our first Alumni Chapter fundraiser for this year is through Flower Power.  The online ordering site includes a wide variety of flowers and plants. They look gorgeous and will add beautiful color to your garden.

Money earned from this campaign will go towards an Alumni retreat and other Alumni events throughout the year. Plus 10% will go towards our tithe beneficiary.

Please share with your family and friends! It might be worth your effort.

Fundraiser began on March 1st and will go through May 1st.

Alumni Lunch--Summerville
Please join us for a lovely lunch in Summerville!
Saturday, May 6
12:30pm
211 Stallsville Loop
Summerville

Please RSVP by Thursday, May 4 
Alpha Omega Philanthropy: Project Rescue
The mission of Project Rescue is to rescue and restore victims of sexual slavery through the love and power of Jesus Christ. They believe that each child has been created by God with God-given purpose and the innate abilities to accomplish that purpose. Project Rescue exists to help him or her discover that purpose and empower him or her to fulfill it. They recognize the primary role of the local, national and global community of faith in the restoration process and are committed to empowering them to fulfill it. They provide global awareness and opportunities for concerned partners to help bring freedom and a transformed future to those imprisoned in sexual slavery.

Please consider giving to Project Rescue as it makes such a huge difference in the lives of so many.
Support a Sister!
Check out the Support page for businesses owned by our fellow sisters. Consider shopping with them next time you have a need.

Alumni Chapter Dues
Dues for 2017 are $10. Money collected from dues will be used towards alumni gatherings and reunions. Only dues-paying members enjoy the privilege to vote in chapter matters. Dues are accepted by check, cash or via PayPal. Contact us today for mailing or PayPal information. 
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March 2017

Our first Alumni Chapter fundraiser for this year is through Flower Power.  The online ordering site includes a wide variety of flowers and plants. They look gorgeous and will add beautiful color to your garden.

Money earned from this campaign will go towards an Alumni retreat and other Alumni events throughout the year. Plus 10% will go towards our tithe beneficiary.

Please share with your family and friends! It might be worth your effort.

Fundraiser began on March 1st and will go through May 1st.

Fundraiser Contest
To boost sales for our fundraiser, we are currently having a contest. For a chance to win a $15 Lowe’s gift card, all you have to do is share the fundraiser link with your friends and family on Facebook. Simply show a screenshot of your share on the post in our Facebook group to be entered to win.

Dues-paying members that enter will receive an extra entry as a perk for paying dues this year!
Alpha Omega Philanthropy: Project Rescue
The mission of Project Rescue is to rescue and restore victims of sexual slavery through the love and power of Jesus Christ. They believe that each child has been created by God with God-given purpose and the innate abilities to accomplish that purpose. Project Rescue exists to help him or her discover that purpose and empower him or her to fulfill it. They recognize the primary role of the local, national and global community of faith in the restoration process and are committed to empowering them to fulfill it. They provide global awareness and opportunities for concerned partners to help bring freedom and a transformed future to those imprisoned in sexual slavery.

Please consider giving to Project Rescue as it makes such a huge difference in the lives of so many.
Support a Sister!
Check out the Support page for businesses owned by our fellow sisters. Consider shopping with them next time you have a need.

Alumni Chapter Ballot Results
Thank you to the dues-paying members who voted in our chapter matters. About 66% of those eligible to vote voted. Please see the results below.

President: Kristen T.
Vice President: Mallory C.
Secretary: Jenn M.
Treasurer: Cheryl F.

Should Executive Board members be required to pay dues during their term? Yes. 100%

Should Project Rescue (Alpha Omega’s philanthropy) be the default beneficiary for the Alumni Chapter tithe? Yes. 100%.

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest) what is your interest in a Chapter Retreat this summer?
3: 33%
4: 16%
5: 50%

What location(s) for a Chapter Retreat would interest you?
Beach 83%
Lake 83%
Mountains 100%

What is the most you would be willing to spend per night for a Chapter Retreat? $50-$75 100%

**Dues for 2017 are $10. Money collected from dues will be used towards alumni gatherings and reunions. Only dues-paying members enjoy the privilege to vote in chapter matters. Dues are accepted by check, cash or via PayPal. Contact us today for mailing or PayPal information. 
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