by Carol Ewing
What a treat 2008 offers: one extra day. I want to place a request for your February 29. The Durward K. McDaniel First-Timers Program needs your support in two areas.
Again this year, the committee voted to bring two dynamic people to the 2008 convention in Louisville. Therefore, we need that nomination you have been pondering. It needs to arrive in the ACB office by April 15. It is up to you to make that connection and encourage that submission by the nominee.
If you wish to apply for the first-timers award, you need to send us a letter giving your name, address, telephone number and e-mail if you have one. Tell us about yourself and why you would like to attend the ACB convention. Let us know how you feel you would benefit by attending. You need not write a long letter, but we would like to get to know you. If you belong to an affiliate, please ask your president to write a letter of support for you. All letters should be sent to the DKM First-Timers Committee and mailed to the ACB office at 1155 15th St. NW, Suite 1004, Washington, DC 20005 as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carol Ewing, chair of our committee, at (702) 524-8444, or Cathy Skivers at (510) 357-1986.
The committee also needs your financial support. Committee members are selling raffle tickets; first prize is $300, second prize, $150, and third prize, $75. Donations are accepted by each committee member.
Should you feel a tingle in the heart area on the last day of February, know it is me saying "thank you" for your supportive efforts making this wonderful ACB program so successful.