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President's Message

In Remembrance of Our President, Barbara F. Shipnuck, z"l

Linda C Fox, Immediate Past President

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With great sadness NCJW Greater Long Beach and West Orange County is once again grieving the sudden and unexpected loss of its president. In April 2018 we mourned the passing of Linda N. Calderón, establishing the Linda Calderón Memorial Scholarship Fund. In January 2022, much to our shock and sorrow, we lost Barbara F. Shipnuck, z"l.

From an organizational perspective, Barbara led our NCJW Board with the power of knowledge. She motivated us with the best tutelage and helped us move ahead in particularly challenging times.  Prior to assuming the role of our president, Barbara was our Co-VP of Advocacy for two years and made significant contributions to enhancing that vital area of our work. NCJW, Inc. recognized her leadership ability with an invitation to serve on their Section Advisory Council, through which Barbara was able to forge important connections with other sections.

 

With unending motivation as a leader and human being, Barbara was an inspiration. From milestones and targets, we moved forward successfully amid the need to pivot because of the pandemic; Barbara’s term began just months after the first lockdown because of COVID. She stood with us, and her expertise and skills gave us wings. Our Section will honor her legacy in many ways but especially via the newly established Barbara Shipnuck Memorial Fund that will support our advocacy and community service work.  We cherish her memory, which will surely be a blessing for all of us.

Here is a message from President Barbara Shipnuck, z"l.