Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Happy Holidays, Sisters! For the first time ever, my husband and I spent 6 weeks in Colorado this autumn. In the pre-COVID era, our work schedules made it impossible to be away from the office for that long. Hiking in the mountains brings me an incredible sense of...

Embracing our Cardinal Principle of Friendship

Hello Sisters! As I was preparing some remarks for our new colony’s virtual retreat, I pulled out my constitution and bylaws and dutifully reviewed OPA’s purpose, mission, and cardinal principles. As I reflected on these guiding statements, I was struck by the fact...
Announcing the 2020-21 President’s Project

Announcing the 2020-21 President’s Project

Food Insecurity: Hunger in America Have you ever had to choose between buying enough food for the month or paying your rent? Has there ever been a time when you needed medication, but after paying for it you had to skip a meal or two…or more? Millions of families in...
Tell Me More…

Tell Me More…

I was recently invited to join a group of women called the “Adventure Friends” for a long weekend in the Utah mountains. The common bond was a love of downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Although I am friends with the organizer of this adventure,...

National Structure: What’s Changing?

Following Convention 2017, OPA’s national structure will be changing. Transition plans include a new leadership organizational structure, member training opportunities and the frequency of the national convention. (View the slideshow presentation.) Leadership...