INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
PAN AMERICAN ROUND TABLES OF TEXAS
CORPUS CHRISTI, APRIL 9,1997
ASK EACH NEWLY ELECTED OFFICER TO COME FORWARD AND STAND IN FRONT OF THE ELEVATED HEAD TABLE IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER AS YOU ANNOUNCE HER NAME, TABLE, AND POSITION ON THE BOARD.
Peggy Clark, Corpus Christi State Director
Vera Moore, Fort Worth I First Associate, Area D
Laura Gutierrez-Witt, Austin Second Associate, Area A
Corinne "PeeWee" Guerra, Rio Grande City/ Roma Third Associate, Area C
Annalies Castro-Rios, Del Rio Fourth Associate, Area B
Rosa Maria Vida, Laredo Recording Secretary
Sarah Jane Wise, Corpus Christi Treasurer
Imogene Mecaskey, Fort Worth I Historian
Lala Neimeyer, Austin Parliamentarian
Estela Chapa, Austin Scholarship Chairman
Charlotte Hanley, Edinburg Immediate Past Director
WHEN ALL ARE IN PLACE:
It is an honor and a pleasure for me to conduct your installation as the officers who will lead the Pan American Round Tables of Texas to the doorway of the 21st century for the years 1997-99.
Your positions on the board and your roles can be defined and described by one or two words that easily come to mind.
The Director - the leader
The four Associate Directors - extra arms of leadership
Recording Secretary reporter
Treasurer - the fiscal conscience
Historian - guardian of the past
Parliamentarian - monitor of the rules
Scholarship Chairman - builder of bridges to the future
But there are many other words which describe qualities of character, talent and style which are desirable indeed necessary if each of you is to best serve our Pan American Round Table organization and continue to fulfill Florence Terry Griswold's original purpose and dream.
DISTRIBUTE AND PLACE IN EACH OFFICER'S HANDS, A PACKET OF "LETRAS" alphabets FOR HER TO HOLD WHILE YOU SPEAK.
Each of you is holding a packet of letters letters of the alphabet, which are the ingredients of words. But words are just words and meaningless until they are translated into action and put to use.
Therefore, I charge each of you, the duly elected officers for 1997-1999, to listen carefully to the words, which I will recite. I urge you to keep these words in your minds and hearts as you represent all your Texas Pan American sisters.
A ASSERTIVE ... ADVENTURESOME
B BOLD ... BRIGHT ... BALANCED
C CARING ... COMMITTED
D DECISIVE ... DETERMINED
E EFFICIENT ... ENERGETIC
G GENEROUS ... GRACIOUS
I INTELLIGENT ... INSPIRED
L LOVING ... LEARNED
Q QUESTIONINGR - RESPONSIBLE ... RELIABLE
V VIRTUOUS ... VICTORIOUS
W WILLING ... WORTHY
You hold in your hands all the words in the world. Take these ingredients; mix them up; stir them well; use those words I have just recited or create any words you choose to reflect your leadership. It's up to you!
Congratulations and good luck buena suerte
One for all and all for one Una para todas y todas para una
State Director, 1993-95
NOTE: Cans of vegetable alphabet soup can be substituted for the packets of American Beauty alphabet "letras" if they are not available in your grocery store. Or try children's blocks or other items, which represent individual letters.
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