Update February 29, 2024
The future of ARCRA is looking bright! As we continue moving toward our launch as an alumni network, we’re preparing systems that will allow us to welcome an influx of new interest, and embracing changes that we hope will energize members, new and old. Hints of the “new” can already be seen in our newsletter and webinar features, format and marketing efforts. A new name and logo have been proposed, and the website design and build is underway. An official launch is still being planned for spring (fingers crossed), so watch for updates as plans evolve.
This issue of the newsletter features an interview with ARCRA board member Sumner Hutcheson III, details about the upcoming Red Cross Disaster Reunion in San Antonio May 12 – 13, and a special invitation to Vietnam veterans from the Veterans Breakfast Club. ARCRA is committed to supporting our members, and the causes that are most important to them are a big part of that.
It is with deepest condolences that I share of the loss of longtime Red Crosser Bob Bender. Bob was a part of so many of our Red Cross journeys. There is a lovely tribute to him in the “In Memoriam” section.
As I mentioned last month, ARCRA will have the honor of hosting Kate Forbes at an upcoming webinar. Please note, we have changed the date to accommodate changes in Kate’s travel schedule. The webinar will now take place Tuesday, March 19, at 12:00 p.m. ET. I’m excited for her to meet our community. I hope you’ll plan to attend and invite your Red Cross colleagues and friends.
ARCRA President Mary Buszuwski