S: ADK SWR Conference July 17-20, 2010 Reno, Nevada
FC: Alpha Delta Kappa Southwest Conference July 17-20, 2010 Grand Sierra Resort Reno, Nevada
1: Alpha Delta Kappa Southwest Regional Conference July 17-20, 2010 Grand Sierra Resort Reno, Nevada | Endless Possibilities, Possibilities Are Endless
2: International President Jane Miller and International Representative Linda Rissel | International Representative June Carpenter and International Historian Mary Ellen Pinion | SWR IVP Pat Pursell sitting behind the western themed decorations. | SWR International Vice President Pat Pursell and daughter Jocelyn Tettamanti. | Executive Board & VIP Dinner July 17, 2010
3: Sergeant-at-Arms Co-Chairs Ann Marie Brown and Sylvia Crook | SWR Chaplain Cherylyn Inouye and SWR Excellence in Education Darla Lathan | International Teacher Education Board member Yolanda Gonzalez, SWR Co-Sgt.-at-Arms Sylvia Crook and SWR IPP Irene Nakamoto | SWR Altruistic Chair Sandy Marshall, SWR Corresponding Secretary Pat Trias, and SWR Newsletter Editor Baleka Baker | Sandy House and husband Jim, SWR Membership Barbara Stanfield, and SWR Conference Workshop Co-Chair Sandra Quintrall | SWR Historian Sarah Helman and SWR Conference Co-chair Frankie Lukasko
4: Susan Goto, Ellen Roderick, SWR Treasurer Donna Lundeen | Arlene Summerhill, 2008-2010 Nevada State President | SWR Co-Recording Secretaries Judy Welch and Rosemary Heenan | SWR Co-Chair Shaunene Edwards and SWR Award Program Chair Jocelyn Tettamanti | SWR World of Understanding Chair Kay Yogi and International President Elect Mitzi Holmes
5: July 17, 2010 SWR game night | Game night hostesses | Colorado's Janice June and Bonnie Rickel playing checkers at game night. | Several ladies participating in game night. | Hostesses Irene Douglas and JoAnn Taylor (UT) waiting to give out prizes for game night.
6: ICP/MC Seminar and Brunch | Past International President Mayme Chinn, International President Jane Miller and SWR IVP Pat Pursell | Past State Presidents: AZ-Shirley Bruns, UT-JoAnn Taylor, CA-Rosemary Heenan
7: July 18, 2010 | State President Elect CA-Mollie Acosta, CA State Historian Mary Ann Englehart, Past International Board Chairman Jane Stringfellow | CO President Elect Carol Grams, AZ President Elect Baleka Baker, Past International Board Chairman Ellen Roderick
8: Diane Best introducing the Order of DeMolay | Opening Session July 18, 2010 Flag presentation by the Order of DeMolay | Reno DeMolay
9: Sergeant-at-Arms Co-Chairs Sylvia Crook and Ann Marie Brown leading the International Pledge of Allegiance. | Linda Rissel, Sandy House, Jeannine Seagren, Janeen Anderson and Mary Ellen Pinion reciting the International Pledge of Allegiance. | Carol Lee, Jane Stringfellow, Ellen Roderick, Mayme Chinn, Janice Tashiro, and Susan Goto reciting the International Pledge of Allegiance.
10: SWR IVP Pat Pursell opening the conference. | Arizona's 3P's Baleka Baker, Gloria Swuarez and Shirley Bruns presenting the AZ brand. | California's Mollie Acosta, Susan Raffo, and Rosemary Heenan presenting CA's brand. | Arizona's brand | Southwest Regional Logo | California's brand
11: Colorado's Carol Grams, Joyce Brown, and Becky Worford presenting the CO brand. | Hawaii's Phyllis Takeuchi, Gayle Lum, and Jean Kiyabu presenting HI's brand. | Colorado's brand | Hawaii's brand
12: Nevada's Susan Lund and Liz Scott presenting the NV brand. | New Mexico's Judy Perez, Antonia Light and Marie Esquibel presenting the NM brand. | Nevada's brand | New Mexico's brand
13: Australia's flag being presented by NV's Diane Best. | Utah's 3P's Linda Kuwana, Almina Barksdale and JoAnn Taylor presenting UT's brand. | Conference Co-Chair's Franking Lakasko and Shaunene Edwards with June Carpenter at the head table welcoming all to the 2010 SWR Conference in Reno, Nevada. | Utah's brand
14: Chaplain Cherylyn Inouye giving the thought for the day | SWR IVP Pat Pursell, Frankie Lukasko and Chaplain Cherylyn Inouye enjoying the thought for the day | SWR Conference Co-Chair Frankie Lukasko giving the conference greetings. | ADKA Greetings from Alex Gonzalez | Greetings from Nevada State President Liz Scott
15: Larry Maurice, Academy of Western Artists, Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Cowboy Poet of the Year in 2000, & one man show "Cowboy: The Spirit, the Lore, the Legacy" | Keynote Speaker Larry Maurice
16: SWR Officer Clinics & General Membership Offerings | Chaplain Workshop Presenter Yolanda Gonzalez | Corresponding and Recording Secretaries' Presenter Sue Potts | Treasurer's Workshop Presenter Clara Goto | Presidents-Elect Presenter Collen Gustafson | Chapter Presidents' Presenter Pat Trias | Historian's Presenters Mary Ann Englehart and Mollie Acosta
17: IVP Mixer | Jane Stringfellow and Janeen Anderson | SWR IVP Pat Pursell and husband Joe | Jane Stringfellow and International President-Elect Mitzi Holmes | Ellen Roderick, Norma Wick and Ruby Maenpa | Lina Rissel, June Carpenter and Carlene Iverson, | July 18, 2010 | Each person was to fill out a Circle of Friendship booklet by getting each item signed by different people. | Prizes for completed booklets
18: Chautauqua Speaker, Anita Watson as Mary McNair Mathews, 1869 Virginia City resident. Mary McNair Mathews was a widow with a young son who struck out for Virginia City, Nevada, in 1869 to make a home. Mathews lived on the Comstock for almost nine years and published a book about her experiences in the West. She was an energetic woman who worked a variety of jobs to support herself and her son, including babysitting, letter writing, keeping a boarding house, and working as a seamstress and laundress. She could be kind and charitable, but also bigoted against those of differing races and religions. As complex as the times she lived in, Mary Mathews' life provides a vivid picture of nineteenth century womanhood.
19: Second General Session July 19, 2010 | Ellen Wixom making workshop announcements | Sandra Quintall introducing the Presenters' Session I | Membership award recipients
20: Professional/Fraternity Education Session I | Fabulous Fractals and Interesting Cuts= Shannon Lorenzo-Rivero, AZ | Jane Miller- Leading Through "Excellence in Action" | Sandy Marshall and Pat Trias- Altruism is the "Heart of Alpha Delta Kappa: | Barbara Stanfield, Carol Lee and Irene Nakamoto - Joint Conference in 2012 | First Session Professional Development/Fraternity Education Workshops included Leading Through "Excellence in Action," Fabulous Fractals and Interesting Cuts, Beyond Marginal-Achieving New Heights with "A Special Twinkle," Joint Conference in 2012, Altruism is the "Heart of Alpha Delta Kappa," and The Donner Party.
21: Endless Possibilities Luncheon | Table decorations, favors and program | The program was an original water color. The favors were lemon drops in an old-fashioned canning jar with the SWR logo pasted on the lid of the jar. Purple, gold and green ribbons decorated the jars. | SWR IVP Pat Pursell
22: Endless Possibilities Luncheon July 19, 2010 | Frankie Lukasko introducting guest speaker | Bob Fabri - Cowboy Poet. Bob has been doing cowboy poetry for four or five years. Bob has written many poems and also uses many written by others. His poetry is of a humorous nature.
23: Bob Fabri entertains the luncheon guests. | International President Jane Miller and SWR IVP Pat Pursell enjoying Bob's poetry. | Bob gives everyone a salute with his hat at the conclusion of his performance. He shows the crowd the gift presented by SWR IVP Pat Pursell.
24: Mollie Acosta, 2008-2010 SWR Historian | Immediate Past SWR IVP Irene Nakamoto and International President Jane Miller | Immediate Past SWR IVP Irene Nakamoto with her SWR Historian's book | Immediate Past SWR IVP Irene Nakamoto and SWR Historian Mollie Acosta with the beautiful SWR Historian's book.
25: Excellence in Educations nominees | Excellence in Educations pin | Darla Lathan, SWR Excellence in Education Chair announces the nominees and award winner | Darla Lathan presents the Excellence in Education Award to Twyla Preising, Alpha Nu in Phoenix, Arizona
26: Jocelyn Tettamanti, SWR Annual Program Award Chair | SWR Annual Program Award recipients. | Joyce Brown, Colorado President | Excellence for Doing Good award winners
27: Shaunene Edwards, SWR Conference Co-Chair introduces Altruistic Guest, Debbie Bornilla | F.A.P.E. SWR Altruistic Project | F.A.P.E. Leader Debbie Bornilla. F.A.P.E. is a group of parents who are determined to raise healthy and well-adjusted children, despite their food allergies. | Hats were passed during the luncheon for additional donations to F.A.P.E. $3,288.83 was raised.
28: Professional/Fraternity Education Session II | Session II offerings included "Offering for International Office, Golden Sister Panel, The Building Blocks for Fraternity Education, Endless "New"Possibilities-Chapter, State & Regional Newsletters, Fabulous Fractals and Other Interesting Cuts, Mini-Scrapbooking with Coffee Sleeves, and Polishing Your Star Qualities | International President Jane Miller at the Offering for International Office session. | Golden Sister Panel- | The Building Blocks for Fraternity Education | Endless "New" Possibilities session by Baleka Baker | Fabulous Fractals by Shannon Lorenzo-Rivero | Mini-Scrapbooking with Coffee Sleeves | Sandra House, Carlene Iverson & June Carpenter-Polishing Your Star Qualities
29: Silver, Sapphire, and Golden Sisters Recognition | Hawaiian sisters getting ready for the Silver, Sapphire, and Golden Sister presentations. | Golden Sisters NellieRuth Jones, New Mexico; Merna Hunter, Colorado; Dorothy Vaio, California | Colorado Sapphire Sisters Polly Davis and Jeannine Seagren | Silver Sisters June Carpenter, Diana Galvan, and Susan Goto | Dorothy Vaio, Jeannine Seagren and Anne Hedani performing with the Hawaiian sisters.
30: National Auto Collection Museum July 19, 2010 | SWR IVP Pat Pursell and husband Joe at the National Auto Collection Museum | 1981 De Lorean on display as we entered the museum | 1921 Rolls Royce | Packard set for a picnic
31: Fashion Show The model showed us the many layers a woman would have on to complete her ensemble. The outfit could be changed with a simple change of a jacket. Jocelyn Tettamanti helped with the "undressing" of the model.
32: SWR IVP Pat Pursell and Joe enjoying the fashion show. | Fashion model, Pat Pursell and Joceyln Tettamanti | Joceyln and model with the undergarments worn. | National Auto Collection Museum
33: July 20, 2010 | State Breakfasts | Arizona | Arizona's 3 P's-Shirley Bruns, Gloria Suarez and Baleka Baker | Co-Sergeant-at-Arms Ann Marie Brown and Sylvia Crook | Presenter Betty Jo Evers | Arizona sisters awaiting breakfast.
34: California | State Breakfasts | California President-Elect Mollie Acosta | SWR IVP Pat Pursell | International President Jane Miller with Past International Presidents Mayme Chinn and Dorothy Vaio. | International President Jane Miller | SWR Co-Recording Secretaries Judy Welch and Rosemary Heenan with International President Jane Miller | California sisters enjoying the program.
35: July 20, 2010 | Colorado | Sandy House, Janeen Anderson, Janice June, Ruby Maenpa with their "gold" necklaces. | Ruby Maenpa | Ruby Maenpa, Carol Grams, Carolyn Morton and Elaine Stanger | Sandy House and Jean Wilson | Annetta Schwalm and Colorado President Joyce Brown | Jeannine Seagren, Carol Lee (ID), and Polly Davis enjoying breakfast. | Gold "winnings" from the sparkler presented by Elaine Stanger.
36: State Breakfasts | Hawaii | International President-Elect Mitzi Holmes | Hawaiian sisters working together | Anne Hedani | Hawaiian sisters enjoying breakfast | Alyce Ikeoka | June Carpenter and Janice Tashiro
37: July 20, 2010 | Nevada | Arlene Summerhill | Jocelyn Tettamant, Nevada sister and Donna Lundeen | Liz Scott with Carleene Iverson | Shauneene Edwards with fellow Nevada sisters
38: New Mexico | State Breakfasts | July 20, 2010 | Utah did not have a state breakfast. | New Mexico President Toni Light talking with her sisters | Barbara Stanfield with New Mexico sister | Darla Lathan center with New Mexico sisters
39: July 20, 2010 | Betty Jo Evers, Past International Executive Board, International Literacy Consultant giving the Keynote. | International President Jane Miller invitation to 2011 International Convention in Chicago | New Mexico sisters giving the 2011 International Convention invitation.
40: July 20, 2010 | Yolanda Gonzalex, International Teacher Education Board | Colorado sisters giving the invitation to the 2012 Joint Conference for the Southwest and the Northwest to be held in Colorado.
41: S.A.V.E. Presentation to Linda Rissel by June Carpenter and Carlene Iverson, International Executive Board Members. | July 20, 2010 | Personal Enrichment, Cultural, Endless Possibilities Sessions I and II | Understanding Your Roots-Almina Barksdale | Beaded Bracelets-Nikki Wells | Sudoku for Beginners-Liz Scott | Fun Fraternity Frills-Shirley Bakies & Dot Rodriguez | Grabbed by a Book-Sara Laird | Sweet Tasting Roses: Jeanne Donadio
42: Personal Enrichment, Cultural, Endless Possibilities Sessions I and II | Learn the 3 W's of Scholarships and More- Irene Nakamoto | Successfull Activities for Struggling Readers and Writers in Grades K-3 - Betty Jo Evers | Point and Shoot Digital Camera Forum - Shirley Bruns & Sue McConnell | An Experience of a Lifetime: Three Cups of Tea - Betty Ehret | Line Dancing - Judy Ingham
43: State Pictures July 20, 2010 | Arizona | California | Colorado | Hawaii
44: State Pictures July 20, 2010 | New Mexico | Utah | Nevada
45: Back Row: Baleka Baker, SPE-AZ, Gloria Suarez, SP-AZ,Shirley Bruns, IPP-AZ, Becky Worford, IPP-CO, Joyce Brown, SP-CO, Carol Grams-SPE-CO Middle Row: Phyllis Takeuchi, SPE-HI, Gayle Lum, SP-HI, Jean Kiyabu-IPP-HI, JoAnn Taylor, IPP-UT, Almina Barksdale, SP-UT, Linda Kuwana-SPE-UT Front Row: Judy Perez, SPE-NM, Antonia Light, SP-NM, Marie Esquibel, IPP- NM, Susan Lund, SPE-NV, Elizabeth Scott, SP-NV, Arlene Summerhill, IPP-NV, Susan Raffo, SP-CA, Mollie Acosta, SPE-CA. Not pictured - Rosemary Heenan, IPP-CA | State Presidents: Past, Present and Future
46: Back Row: Mary Ellen Pinion, International Historian, Carlene Iverson, International Executive Board Member, June Carpenter, International Executive Board Member. Front Row: Linda Rissel, International Executive Board Chairman, Jane Miller, International President, Pat Pursell, SWR IVP, Mitzi Homes, International President Elect | International President Jane Miller dressed for the Southwest Regional Banquet. | Past, Present and Future International Board Members Back Row: Susan Goto, Janice Tashiro, Dorothy Vaio, Betty Jo Evers Middle Row: Mary Ellen Roderick, Jane Stringfellow, Janeen Anderson, Jeannine Seagren, Irene Nakamoto, Carol Lee Front Row: Mayme Chinn, Mitzi Holmes, Linda Rissel, Jane Miller, Pat Pursell, June Carpenter, Mary Ellen Pinion
47: Southwest Regional Officers and Committee Members Back Row: Yolanda Gonzalez, Tamara Miller, Donna Lundeen, Linda Debo, Barbara Stanfield, Judy Welch Middle Row: Cherylyn Inouye, Shauneen Edwards, Frankie Lukasko, Ellen Wixom, Sandra Quintrall, Kay Yogi, Sylvia Crook, Irene Nakamoto Front Row: Sandy Marshall, Rosemary Heenan, Ann Marie Brown, Sarah Helman, Pat Pursell, Pat Trias, Baleka Baker
48: SWR IVP Pat Pursell | SWR Chaplain Cherylyn Inouye | International President Elect Mitzi Holmes | International President Jane Miller
49: Reno Zazpiak Bat Basque Dance Group
50: SWR IVP Pat Pursell presents the SWR Officers and Committee Members with a thank you gift. | The end of the conference with the singing of "The Lamp of ADK." | A relaxed SWR IVP Pat Pursell with a beautiful bouquet.
51: Endless Possibilities, Possibilities Are Endless Goals of the Southwest Region 2009-2011 -- Promote invited 'guests with guests' to open meetings. -- Participate in all things Alpha Delta Kappa. --Practice Fraternity Education, Altruism and World Understanding --Plan financial support for State and Chapter attendance at Conventions and Conferences. --Pause and appreciate your membership in Alpha Delta Kappa