Jan Hollister is a member of Alpha Eta chapter from Florida State University, initiated in 1965. She is happily retired from teaching grades kindergarten through 3rd grade for 35 years. She has lived in Florida since 1956, moving from Wisconsin. She joined the Sarasota Alumnae Chapter 8 years ago. Serving as our new president, she continues to serve as treasurer, with assistance from Lynn Simmons. She is active in AAUW and loves to play bridge, read books, and get together with friends. She also enjoys volunteering at the elementary as well as the public library. Her goal is to increase membership through new recruiting activities and to oversee development of the programs.
Marjorie Anderson is originally from Chicago/Evanston, Ill. She joined the Delta Delta Delta Phi Gamma Chapter at Michigan State University. Marjorie is married with one adult son, who teaches at Towson University. She had an interesting career as an intelligence research analyst with the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, MD. As a Life Loyal Tri Delta member, she now serves as Vice President of the Sarasota Area Alumnae Chapter. She enjoys international travel, coin collecting, genealogy, community activities, her book club, Bunco and Mah Jongg. Her goal this year is to develop a variety of programs, to include some new and interesting activities, which will encourage more participation.
Laurie Halladay is from Monroe, Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School Of Journalism where she pledged the Delta Xi Chapter of TriDelta in 1964. She began her career as a reporter in Los Angeles for Copley Newspapers. Two years later, she became a public relations executive working for two Los Angeles agencies. In 1978, she moved to St. Louis to become a vice president and senior partner of Fleishman-Hilliard Public Relations. In 1984, she and her husband, Fred, opened two McDonald restaurants in Portland, Oregon, then moved to mid-Missouri to build McStop, a McDonald's truck stop. She became the Alumna Adviser for the Delta Xi Collegiate Chapter, and then Collegiate District Officer for three Tri Delta collegiate chapters in Missouri. In 1992, she moved to Florida and continued volunteering as a Collegiate District Officer and a Tri Delta regional programming consultant. Laurie has been a member of the Sarasota Alumnae Chapter since 1993, and has served as recording secretary, publicity chairman and Trident correspondent. She and her husband live in Osprey. She has a step daughter in Atlanta and two grandchildren. My goal for the year is to improve communications within our chapter and to tell the positive story of Tri Delta in Sarasota to our community and the greater Tri Delta organization. I hope to reach out and help attract new members and provide recognition for the hard work our members do to make our chapter the best.
Jan Hollister, President and Treasurer Jan is a member of Alpha Eta chapter from Florida State University, initiated in 1965. She is happily retired from teaching grades kindergarten through 3rd grade for 35 years. She has lived in Florida since 1956, moving from Wisconsin. She joined the Sarasota Alumnae Chapter 8 years ago. Serving as our new president, she continues to serve as treasurer, with assistance from Lynn Simmons. She is active in AAUW and loves to play bridge, read books, and get together with friends. She also enjoys volunteering at the elementary as well as the public library.Her goal is to increase membership through new recruiting activities and to oversee development of our programs
Lynn Simmons is from Oswego, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois and was a member of Delta Pi. She began her career as a second grade teacher in Downers Grove, IL. She married Frank Simmons and became a stay-at-home mom to son Scott, an orthopedic surgeon, and Stacey, a stay-at-home mom and past president of “Busy Bee Belt Co.”. She has 4 grandchildren. In 1981, Lynn obtained a masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from Illinois State University. She developed and implemented the bereavement program for Joliet Area Community Hospice, one of the first hospices in IL. She also taught “Grief and Grieving” to hospice volunteers and professionals for eleven years and “Women in Contemporary Society” at the College of St. Francis. Lynn was the Program Director of Lutheran Family Services of Joliet (LFSJ), a sliding scale counseling agency of Lutheran Social Services of IL While at LFSJ she founded MASS, the Multi-Agency Survival Services, a coordination of all community agencies responding to the devastating Plainfield, IL tornado of 1990, and the first sexual abuse survivors support group in the area. Lynn has been a member of the Sarasota Alum Chapter for twenty years, in charge of the “Book Sale”, (a fun way of raising a bit of money to help the chapter) and co-vice president several years ago. She enjoys playing the piano, reading, playing Mah Jongg and bridge. Her goal for the year is to help the officers and members in any way she can.
Jeanne Madden grew up in Pleasantville, NY, and was initiated into the Delta Upsilon chapter of Delta Delta Delta at Ohio Wesleyan University in 1961. She is a Certified Financial Planner and provided financial and tax planning services in the private clients group of Nixon Peabody LLP in Rochester, NY. A past president of the Rochester Alumnae Chapter, she joined the Sarasota Area Alumnae Chapter in 2002 and has served as corresponding secretary, vice president and chair of the book group. She is a volunteer tax preparer with the AARP Foundation in Venice and in New York volunteers at the Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport. Jeanne and her husband, Jerry, live in Venice, returning to the Finger Lakes area of New York during the summer. Between them they have five children and nine grandchildren. Her goal is recognizing and keeping in touch with members through cards or notes, as appropriate, on behalf of the chapter.