Dear DALL Members:

As the upcoming holidays approach and 2014 nears its end, I am moved to reflect on the year thus far. It has been a good year as we added new members to the DALL roster, hosted a successful happy hour membership mixer in August, and collaborated with the SLA Texas Chapter on a joint bowling party. (See photos in this issue of the Advance Sheet.) Our monthly luncheon meetings have been well attended, and we had some timely topics and informative presenters. Our holiday luncheon is coming up on December 3rd, I hope you all will come out and enjoy this wonderful event.

I hope 2015 will bring more success stories. More insightful educational programming are on the way for the upcoming luncheon meetings. In January we have the opportunity to learn more about protecting ourselves in case of identity theft, and in February we will gain more insight on planning for retirement.

Thank you to the DALL Executive Board and Committee members for your dedication, hard work, and wonderful ideas. A special thank you to Nancy Scibelli Bouthilet for great skills in planning and executing the DALL events thus far and planning ahead for the new year.

As we enter into the holiday season, I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. I hope each and every one will have a wonderful holiday, and a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

Charlotte Thomas  

DALL President, 2014 – 2015