The cows are giving evaporated milk. The chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs. The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. The potatoes cook underground, and all you have to do to have lunch is to pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper. Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs. This heat is helping

I’m thankful that my kitchen is inside in the air conditioning!! I’ve been top chef for a little over two months, and I’m still cookin’ and still very honored and proud to serve our Association in this capacity.

Have you all been cooking up something special, to get the most out of this association, means we put in the most that we can. Don’t forget that we have a friendly little competition going on for membership. Have you been collecting your silverware?

We also have a competition that was introduced at the retreat. Did you print off your form for RECIPE FOR SUCCESS? Be sure to note all your activities and see Cheryl at the Fall Business Meeting to get your stickers for all you’ve done. You want to build the best recipe, the best kitchen, or the best “success”, and who can win the biggest prize.

Our Pampered Chef FUNdraiser at the 2018 AALS Enhancement Retreat was a huge success, thanks to all of you who participated and placed orders. I gladly report that we received profits of $146.05 from Pampered Chef. Also, I donated my commission of $122.11, for a total profit of $268.16. What a fun way to raise money for the AALS treasury. Way to go AALS!!!!!

Did you register for the NALS National Conference to be held in Phoenix on September 20-22, 2018? There is still time to register. The next deadline is August 15, 2018. 17 hours of CLE will be presented at this conference. It’s a great opportunity for networking and study with some fun activities thrown in. I hope to see you there.

As you are all aware, The Informer is to be published and distributed to all members no later than 30 days prior to meetings. Therefore the deadline for all officers and committee chairs to send reports to Christy Wilson at is Friday, August 3, 2018. CLEC, all legal ed articles must be submitted before that date. Any other member wishing to include any type of article or a happy, please submit prior to that date.

As you can see from this ingredient list in our RECIPE FOR SUCCESS, it takes all of us to provide the ingredients of ideas, goodwill, positivity, imagination, leadership, teamwork, market vision, challenge, and hope for our organization to survive and thrive. I appreciate all that you give and look forward to seeing you soon.