I hope that this month's column finds you ready for the holiday season and ready to enjoy family time.
A special thanks to Lisa Mileusnich, who led the last community meeting and to Janean Voss, Denise Kadilak, and Heather Schofield, who presented a Careers in Communications workshop. The meeting was very well attended and all of the feedback has been very positive. This format has worked well for two years running; it gives folks an opportunity to hear a good bit of diverse information in a concise format.
December's Community Meeting will be the 2013 Annual Holiday Recognition Banquet and Raffle at the beautiful Signature of Solon Country Club! The NEO will recognize and award the 2013 NEO STC Competition winners. It is a fabulous celebration of your peers' accomplishments and a great end-of-year celebration for 2013 with NEO STC!
We will also be holding our annual holiday raffle! Money raised from this year's raffle will be used to fund future NEO STC educational workshops. We expect a great variety of raffle prizes again. Last year, we had 13 raffle items ranging in value from $20 - $100, including themed gift baskets, gift cards, and handcrafted items from local artists.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the banquet. Click here for more information and to register!
Lastly, the time is running short to renew your membership at the discounted rate. December 12 is the deadline for renewal at the discounted rate of $195. To continue your valuable STC benefits and take advantage of this low rate, use the following link: http://www.stc.org/membership/join-or-renew-now/1408-value-calculator
As always, if you are interested in getting more involved as a volunteer, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS. This month's lady is one of the four greatest battlewagons ever built, the USS Iowa. The USS Iowa was the lead ship of her class. Arguably one of the finest ships ever built, she combined speed, firepower, armor, and balanced design that made her the equal of every other battlewagon sailing. This gallant warrior stood guard, in one sense or another, from 1943 to 2006. In 1943, she provided Thanksgiving meals to her crew. Here is an image from that meal's menu.