I hope that you are having a very healthy and happy holiday season and on behalf of the Board, we wish you nothing but the best in the year 2013.
A lot is happening at TOS. We will be mailing to all of you in the very near future many of the events that will be occurring during the first quarter of 2013. We ask that you post this list on your refrigerator and attempt to participate in as many of the events as possible.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the Board and staff are taking additional steps to increase security in the building and on TOS grounds. We recently met with a security company to discuss options including security cameras for the building and parking lot, video intercoms, and other improvements. This upgrade to our system is made possible through a generous donation made by a Temple member. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jackie.
Also, we will be holding a quarterly meeting on January 6 at 9:45 a.m. and January 8 at 6:00 p.m. We feel that holding a meeting once a year is simply not enough to keep you informed. We are scheduling two (2) meetings so that those that cannot attend possibly due to teaching obligations at the Temple can attend the other meeting. We hope that all of you can attend to discuss what is happening and hear your ideas.
As to hearing your ideas, we recently received the focus group report of our congregants that was conducted by the Pipitone Group. The Board has already had an opportunity to review the report and is working on a few initiatives in furtherance of what you, our members, want. We will discuss further the focus group report at the quarterly meetings.
Again, I wish you and your family a very safe & happy secular New Year!