Welcome Message from the
It is an extraordinary time in our history as a 65 years old national organization focusing on the needs of children. Our achievements are possible through extraordinary leadership, talent, resources and experiences of our members residing throughout the country.
Our HEER (HEALTH, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND RECREATION) plus Arts and Humanities programming is the conduit through which we reach thousands of children nationally.
My initiatives – STREAM, CIVICS, FINANCIAL LITERACY, CAMPERSHIPS AND COLLEGE CONNECTION- augment our vast resources used to nurture growth in academics and socialization for children in need. Our connectivity and collaboration with national, regional and local organizations for children represent an invaluable asset to our business model.
Our vibrancy for tomorrow is assured by our emphasis on values, best practices, capacity and passion for children. It is an honor and high privilege to serve as the National President of Continental Societies, Inc.®
Thank you as well to our sponsors, our members, family and friends who make all that we do possible
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National President's Continental Greeting
It is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life to thank God and to thank you for electing me as your 15th National President, entrusting me with the leadership of this cherished organization. What an amazing journey this has been from my induction into the Baltimore Chapter of Continental Societies, Inc. ®, so many years go. As we transition to leadership under my tenure. I intend to build on the success of the prior administration and ignite enthusiasm to enhance excellence in our programs, lean on the talent, knowledge and creativity of members and reinforce our member relationships.
Opportunities abound for us to work together to demonstrate that we are positioned and prepared for “Restoring our Historic Legacy; Courageously Charting a Progressive Path for Children.” We too know that the essence of being a Continental is defined by who we are, and by what we do to engage and respond to the needs of the children in our communities. Each of us, no matter who we are, where we are, or for how long we have been a Continental, the Return on Investment (ROI) from working together is huge for the children we serve and the growth that we experience as Continental sisters.
I believe that the sustainability and vibrancy of our organization is assured by standing on values and transparency and the following priorities:
1. Examine new and better ways to consistently improve our performance, increase our membership and attract and engage younger members;
2. Augment our ability to meet the needs of more children;
3. Embrace multiple platforms to effectively communicate;
4. Build partnerships with like organizations;
5. Diversify funding; and
6. Enhance our public image and awareness.
Top of mind for me is embracing HEER PLUS THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES and my initiatives for children that focus on:
3. FINANCIAL LITERACY
4. COLLEGE CONNECTION
My door is always open and I welcome your counsel on a myriad of matters that are impacting our organization. Our future is in your hands. Continental Sisters, I am very proud of us, and our mission. Remember: “All that we give into the lives of others comes back into our own.”
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES