“This is a new year!” proclaimed President, Maria Boynton as she called her first meeting to order last Saturday at the Stonecrest Library Auditorium. Guest Speaker, ASU Marching Rams Show Band (MRSB) Director, Mr. Michael Decuir and his wife joined us after the meeting to talk about the journey to Pasadena, and the financing it would take to get them there. He gave us insight about the selection process, and the accomplishments already achieved. The ASU MRSB is the only band from the State of Georgia selected for the 2016 Rose Bowl Parade. They are preparing to get in tip top shape for the 5 mile Parade. While in Pasadena, the Band will participate in community service activities, but they still have a long way to go to collect enough funds to get to Pasadena. Mr. Decuir estimated that they were almost half-way toward their goal. There are currently 150 members, and the band is still growing.
ASU DeKalb pledged to raise $1,000.00 or more for the MRSB over the next 3 months.
ALL checks must be written to the ASU FOUNDATION.
Mail your checks to ASU DeKalb, PO Box 370074, Decatur, GA 30037.
Earmark the check: Rams in the Roses.
We want to collect all Member donations to track and ensure credit for your generosity through this Chapter.
Get out your checkbooks and make a contribution, so we can present a big check to Mr. Decuir for the Band!
If you are interested in the Parade Only Travel Packet to Pasadena, please contact Tamara Nelson for more details. Information in detail was previously sent.
In addition, Fundraising Chair, Jeannie Johnson, distributed Fund2Raise Scratch off Cards. Each card can yield a maximum of $250.00. It works like this: scratch 2 or more stars, and collect the total of the amounts revealed. If you are interested in taking a card around friends, family and co-workers, contact Jeannie Johnson. We have ten (10) of these cards in our possession. This is also a great way to collect anonymous funds for the band!
Our 1st Tailgate will be in Phenix City at the Whitewater Classic, September 12, 2015.
This is a great time to bring in NEW members! Ten (10) ASU DeKalb Camp Chairs will be given away to the first 10 new members that join this fiscal year.
Mr. Decuir joined in on the fun by pulling the winning 50/50 raffle ticket. Congratulations, Hazel “Big Money Grip” Brown 50/50 Winner.
A heartfelt thank you to all the members and the several guests who attended!
There are several ASU DeKalb items in inventory to purchase. Contact Membership Chair, Debra Dixon for more information.
“Meeting #1 of the new fiscal year is in the books. We're ready to work! Worship, Fellowship, Scholarships, Community Service, Tailgates, Football Games, Homecoming, Hearts of Fire, and the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA”. Maria Boynton
Join/Pay dues here!
Help the ASU Rams Football Team purchase practice uniforms here!
Meetings will continue to be held at the Stonecrest Library Auditorium. Our next meeting is August 8, 2015 at 10:30AM.
See you there!