Archive for August, 2009

Argyll ladies,

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

When Marcia Berman, Associate Director of Alumni, first asked me to head up the Argyll Alumnae Committee the end of last year, I was excited at the prospect and, at the same time, a bit nervous to see what type of response I would get. I have to tell you… I have been really thrilled! The events so many of you have attended, and the emails many of you have sent expressing your excitement at the resurgence of a dedicated Argyll group has really touched me. Thank you!

Even though Marcia is not an alumna, you would never know it – she is Argyll’s greatest supporter in this endeavor to reach out to a group of ladies whom, in many cases, felt forgotten. And the alumnae who make up the Argyll Alumnae Committee and E-Committee (for those who live out of the area) are second to none. My thanks to Kathy Griffin, Toni Boim, Stacey Naito, Mindy Molinary, April Adams, Carrie O’Brien, Cathy Lydon, Cynthia Palmer, Georgia Chun, Julie Stein, Laura McKinzie, Mary VanOsdel Manning, Missy Wharton Stalcup, Theresa Modes and Toni Heebner. And a very special thank you to Bonnie Schell who created and maintains the Argyll website.

I had such a great time seeing long-time friends and making new ones at our events so far this year: the Argyll plaque dedication at Founders Day; the Alumnae/Teacher luncheon; being part of Team Argyll at the Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Cancer Research; the reunion; the CH-Argyll mixer; and the brunch at the Magic Castle. Thank you to everyone who attended!

Now, as we put together our schedule for the upcoming year, I would love to get your input on what types of events would be meaningful to you – social events, community involvement, academic involvement, etc.

If you would take this very short survey, it will really help to ensure that we are headed in the right direction with our alumnae activities. Both the user name and password are “survey”. We will close the survey Sunday, August 23rd, so please let me know your thoughts on or before that date.

Save The Date – Just an early reminder that there will be a cocktail party, sponsored by the Campbell Hall-Argyll Alumni Association, for all Argyll alumnae and their guest on Saturday, October 3rd. There will also be an “Out-of-Towner” event on December 27th for the alumnae who might be in the Los Angeles area visiting family and friends at the end of the year. We will get you more information on these events as we get closer.

Lastly, for those who are looking to find other Argyll alumnae, we have a web presence in a few different places:

  • Facebook (You need to be a member of Facebook to see the page.)
  • Argyll website
  • Classmates.com
  • Thanks in advance for your input on this survey. And again my thanks to everyone who has gotten involved and shown what an amazing group of women the Argyll alumnae truly are!

    Best always,

    Torie Daves (‘78)
    Chair, Argyll Alumnae Committee


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