Coming off our most successful fundraising year
ever, the Junior Committee (JC) voted at our
annual allocations meeting to dedicate a portion
of our revenues to the creation of a part-time JC Assistant
at the NYC Chapter. Over the last several years, the
JC has steadily increased our fundraising capability and
membership, and we are proud to report that we have
outgrown our own capacities.
We are thrilled to have this new support as we continue
to expand our existing programs and events, like the annual
spring gala, which has the potential to double in size —
and revenue — as well as develop new ones, like a
fundraising program in conjunction with the ING New
York City Marathon, fi lm screenings, and lectures to
enhance awareness and raise additional funds. This new
member of the NYC Chapter will also assist with the
Community Health Fairs program.
The JC decided to maintain the top leadership of the
Executive Committee, President Meghann McKale and
Vice President Christina Cohen. However, Kim Rossi
has resigned as Secretary, though she will remain as the
Community Service Chair, and long time JC member
Tricia Amy will fi ll the position. Recent member Jeffrey
LeBlanc has volunteered to step in as Treasurer.
Jeff has not only thrown himself into the duties of
Treasurer, but on July 19, he participated in his fi rst
100-mile ultramarathon, the classic “Vermont 100” —
and raised nearly $20,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association!
For more information on Jeff, his family, and the race,
And even though not all of the JC are such dedicated
athletes, we turned out in record numbers for our 4th
annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at Shea to cheer New
York’s own boys of summer — our purple MOVE
t-shirts from Memory Walk 2007 were on full display.
But fall is around the corner, and we have already begun
planning for Memory Walk 2008 (visit www.alznyc.org/
memorywalk to join our team) and for our 3rd annual
Hudson Hullabaloo on September 23rd — information is
available at www.alznycjc.org.
— Hannah Major-Monfried
The Junior Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at the NYC Chapter office in Manhattan. All are
welcome to attend. If you are interested in joining or for more information, visit www.alznycjc.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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