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Dear Friends,

I have just returned from a tremendous weekend spent with members of the Moss Society who were attending their annual chapter training conference in Charlottesville. I am exhausted but greatly enthused by all that took place.

Picture of Chapter Training.
The Incredible Chapter Training Committee. Mary Lou McMillin, Ginny Myers, Susan
Roberts, Deb Weisgerber, Peggy Goodwin, Gale Fixmer, Lance Allen and Fred McMillin.

Those of you who are members of the Society, if you get the chance to represent your chapter at next year's meeting grab it. You will have a ball and at the same time learn a great deal about how to run a successful chapter that both helps its community and has fun.

Group at the Tea Party.
Tea for You in 2002.

The weekend started with a tea party, the ladies wearing hats and gloves, the tables decorated with skill and imagination by the chapters and Malcolm showing us the correct way to brew tea. "Never take the kettle to the tea pot. Always bring the pot to the kettle."

Tea and Hats party. Teddy Bear Tea Table.

Saturday's presentations and discussion groups showed me how professional our Society has become with its fifteen years of fund raising for children's charities. By the time evening came everyone was in a party mood and we celebrated at my barn home while drawing raffle tickets for prizes donated by each chapter. The raffle raised over $1200 for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education.

Hey I could go on about the weekend for the rest of this page and more but not all of you are Society members and so I will end this piece by just saying a "Thank you , Thank you, Thank you, Mary Lou McMillin and your incredibly efficient and dedicated committee."

Dinner at the Mansmann House.
Jake's Elizabeth and Caroline with Grandparents EJ and Tish Mansmann and Grandad
Malcolm with Pat. The occasion was dinner at the Mansmann's house in Mathews.

Before leaving for Chapter Training, Malcolm and I were dinner guests of Jake's parents-in-law, Tish and EJ Mansmann. EJ has a magnificent collection of tea pots and we did some photographing for Malcolm's lecture on tea making. We also took the opportunity to get a photo of the four of us and granddaughters, Elizabeth and Caroline.




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