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TBI Officer Candidacy Declarations and Election

Election time for TBI Officers is coming up. In accordance with our bylaws, the nominating committee is comprised of 3 board members (Heather Rush, Mary Goiran, and Laura Hunt) and a member from the general membership (Gene Towery).

The Board positions that are up for election are:

  • Membership 

  • Programs – Maureen Kolar, incumbent

  • Small-Group Events – Mary Goiran, incumbent

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer – Anne Lauder, incumbent

For a detailed description of the duties of any of these positions, please email me at HRush020@aol.com. Should you be elected, your term will be effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.

If you would be willing to serve in any of these capacities, please identify the role and send in an email to Heather Rush at HRush020@aol.com.

THE DEADLINE TO DECLARE YOUR CANDIDACY IS NOVEMBER 15, 2019.

VOTING WILL BE DONE ONLINE; INSTRUCTIONS AND A VOTING LINK WILL BE SENT TO THE MEMBERS IN AN EMAIL.

VOTING WILL CONCLUDE NOVEMBER 29, 2019.

Warm regards,

Heather Rush

President, TBI

Upcoming Events

Member Birthdays

Click on any of the names below
to send a birthday greeting via email.

November

Valerie Catchings   1 Nov

Josephine Tucker   3 Nov

Heather Rush   6 Nov

Arti Patel   7 Nov

Donna Blazevic   8 Nov

Susan Hicks   9 Nov

Liz Heinkel  10 Nov

Anne Drake   12 Nov

Carol Jean Vosburgh   15 Nov

Debbie Dout   26 Nov

Betsy Schweizer   27 Nov

Sue Okon   30 Nov

December

Victoria Albanese   1 Dec

Janet Greenwood   2 Dec

Lana Schutte Tetzlaff   5 Dec

Donna Waechter   5 Dec

Lynn Girolamo   6 Dec

Carolyn Bond   7 Dec

Barbara Burdge   7 Dec

Suzanne Berns   8 Dec

Kathy Biscoglia   8 Dec

Susan Osher   12 Dec

Pia Nilsson   14 Dec

Christine Rizo Darran   16 Dec

Evelyn Baran   21 Dec

Sharon Withers   21 Dec

Anne Lauder   23 Dec

Joan Ulrich   24 Dec

Zene Hoult   28 Dec

Just For Fun!

Owls!

Tips for Sustainable Travel

One of the joys of life is to visit other cultures and experience their environments and ancient treasures.

The World Monuments Fund recommends actions that you as a responsible, sustainable traveler can take to help preserve and protect the heritage of different peoples around the world. Click HERE to visit the site.

Dave Barry to Speak in St. Petersburg

Everyone knows Dave Barry can make you laugh. But he might bring a tear to your eye, too.

The evidence is his latest book, Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog. Barry writes hilariously about seeing himself in his aging pooch. But he also writes movingly about a sudden catastrophe in his family.

Dave Barry will speak at the Times Festival of Reading at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 in the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Center Ballroom. Free.

— by Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times

Read the entire article here.

Member Support

We also encourage and comfort our members in time of challenge. If you are aware of any such need please contact Suzanne Berns, TBI Secretary, via email.

Click here to launch an email request.