News from Assistance League of Indianapolis
The Ceremonial passing of the gavel from the current president of Assistance League® of Indianapolis to president elect was held on May 28th at Woodland Country Club in Carmel. Andrea Arbore, 2013-2014 president, passed the leadership of the organization into the capable hands of Gloria Slama. The transition will be smooth due to the close working relationship that is always fostered between each year’s president and president elect.
As president of Assistance League of Indianapolis, Andrea Arbore’s expertise in Information Technology led the charge to initiate the inventory scanning system now in place for Operation School Bell®, the largest of the organizations philanthropic programs. In addition, she built and launched the current website http://www.alindy.org. Arbore stated, “I will be returning to triathlon training and competition, sending my youngest son off to college, traveling with my hubby, and of course, more Assistance League! Operation School Bell, website and other technology to forward our programs will be my focus.”
Gloria Slama, the 2014 – 2015 president, is a retired business executive with more than 25 years’ experience in international marketing, advertising, and public relations. She has been a member of Assistance League of Indianapolis since 2001 and has served as Vice President of Marketing and on the Strategic Planning, Policy, Finance, and Resource Development Committees.
The New President Elect Patricia Johnson brings valuable community experience to the leadership of the organization. She has served on the Methodist Task Core, been involved in different subcommittees within her church Immanuel Presbyterian, and is a volunteer with The Alzheimer Association.
The philanthropic programs of Assistance League of Indianapolis: Operation School Bell®, Shoes: A Division of Operation School Bell®, ALI Bears, Assault Survivor Kits®, and ALI Friends benefit from the caring and commitment that is passed down each year from president to president elect. Retiring presidents never seem to take a well-deserved hiatus; they typically hop right back in to serving in areas where the organization needs them most.