Happy New Year Smithites!
We are in another year, 2021 is here! Happy, Happy New Year to you all! I wish you an amazing, blessed, fantastical, healthy, productive, prosperous, and safe 2021!
I do hope you had a blessed Christmas and holiday season. I hope you and your families were able to enjoy one another safely. This holiday season was a blessing with good health, safety, and seeing loved ones even if by Zoom or in a mask. While we are still masked up, physically distancing ourselves, and continuing to navigate our new norm in this Pandemic, it is a blessing to end the year in reflection of thanks for so much!
Our beloved JCSU needs us more than ever. If you are not aware, the CIAA scheduled to occur in Baltimore has been canceled. There is also delay with students returning for Spring semester all due to increased numbers in COVID cases and now new strains of the virus. We must continue to be vigilant in remaining smart, safe and healthy. This is election season for the NAA; nominations end January 8th, must be financial to vote by February 15th, and voting is March 1-31, 2021. As a chapter we are still planning to continue with virtual activities and contributing to the University whether through financial contributions or the Chapter endowment. We still need members to get involved in a Chapter committee and we encourage you to choose at least 1 this month. Your creativity and ideas are needed!
As we begin a new year, continue to be safe, take care of yourself with healthy eating and exercise. Get active with what you can in the Chapter and our dear ole’ J-C-S-U!
Looking forward to seeing your faces at the January meeting on the 9th, 12noon, to share updates on the Coat Drive, reflections of our Holly Jolly Happy Hour and to begin to look ahead for the year 2021. We also have a few new additions to learn more about each alum and to connect with one another!
For Chapter updates be sure to visit our website regularly www.jcsualumnidc.org and of course our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Hold High the Gold and Blue!
Nina Newton, ‘92