President Bill Watson
The past couple of years have been
stressful and taxing for our members, and for some heartbreaking, as
we have dealt with this pandemic. As we look forward to 2022 there
appears to be reason for optimism that our lives will return to
normal soon. It will be wonderful to once again be able to join
with our JCPenney partners in fun and enjoyable events. Our goals
for this year are to provide events that will encourage our members
to participate, improve our membership numbers, and to celebrate our
H.C.S.C. 90th Birthday. Hopefully, you have just received your copy
of Partners magazine. Jeannette Siegel, who does a wonderful
job as editor, asks that we email her at firstname.lastname@example.org fun
or eventful things that happened in each of our careers.
1st Vice President Bill Kruder
We had our first ever nation wide Happy Hour commemorating J.C. Penney National Alumni Club 90th Anniversary on April 12th with JCP Historian David Kruger; this is one of three Happy Hours planned for the year. The next one is Thursday, July 21st followed by the last on Tuesday, October 18th.
It was a pretty historic night with some 65 members joining us online that evening donating nearly $1100 (all benefiting H.C.S.C. Foundation) vs. the $350 requested. Over half of you gave more than the mere $5 registration fee proving us to be a quite a generous group!
As we crossed all time zones, some of you enjoyed a snack, some of you were having dinner and yet some enjoyed a favorite after dinner treat. All, however, were excited to connect with alumni we hadn’t seen in years or simply knew their name but were never connected to them in person!
All who tuned in received possibly the best history lesson on J.C. Penney we have ever experienced and it was quite a treat. Our presenter was David Kruger, JCP Historian and Professor at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. David shared from his perspective a narrated PowerPoint presentation from the beginning of JCP in 1902 ending with the introduction of Mall based stores. And that purposeful ending is a teaser for our July 21st Happy Hour where he will continue the presentation concentrating on the Mil Batton years.
As we closed the evening out we had three drawings thanks to the generosity of CD WEALTH of Dallas for the Southwest Airlines gift card, David Kruger for his autograph book, and the Southwest Region for the H.C.S.C. Alumni Club Anniversary logo mug.
Again, save the dates, July 21st and October 18th! You will not want to miss even more interesting history of our company, great friends, and additional give-a-ways!
2nd Vice President Steve Strom
After a wonderful year of adding 178
new members to our Alumni Club in 2021, we want to continue our
success with a new 2022 Membership Growth Campaign. The campaign is
yearlong and will reward each Regional Meeting Group as they achieve
percent levels of growth. A 3% growth will earn $50, a 5% growth
will earn $100, a 10% growth will earn $150, and a 15% growth will
earn $200. That's a total of $500 for each RMG that achieves 15%
growth for the year. Regional presidents will be emailed all the
details. Best wishes to each RMG.
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