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Alliance plans are underway for Anaheim Meeting

by Rebecca A. Goldberg, R.N., Alliance President

Alliance President-Elect Ellen Portnoy and I have begun working on an enjoyable and enriching program for all at the ACAAI Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 8-13.

The Hospitality Suite will be located in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel. On Friday, “The History of Anaheim” will be presented by an Anaheim Historical Society historian informing us about Anaheim, its people, and what we can see and do locally other than Disneyland. On Saturday morning, a talk on “Artistic Anaheim” by a renowned Disney artist will inform us about the art available in the Anaheim area, from both the past and the present. Sunday, local chef, restaurateur and humanitarian Bruno Serato, from the Anaheim White House Restaurant, will tell us how he’s “Making a Difference, One Bowl of Pasta at a Time.” The presentations on all three days are 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

We have not forgotten about the ACAAI Kids! Saturday they “Learn to Draw” and find out how easy and fun drawing can be. Sunday, “Anaheim History for Kids” will show them how children lived in the Victorian era, including how they churned butter. Both presentations are 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Please include them in the meeting registration process.

This year’s Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon will be held at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel with more details to follow. This luncheon is open to current Alliance members in good standing only and there will be a nominal charge of $15 to attend. In addition, we also welcome Allergy Fellows-in-Training spouses and significant others. If you would like to serve the Alliance in the upcoming year, either as a Board member or committee chair, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Don’t forget to enter pictures by Oct. 1 for the Alliance-sponsored Photography Exhibit and Competition to help raise funds for the Foundation. Barbara Finegold and Jeanne Zitt have been working on this project almost non-stop since the meeting in Boston last fall. If you have any questions please email

We will be sponsoring the International Reception, which many of our International members and guests truly enjoy. The committees have begun working on these vital functions, and volunteers are always welcome.

Dues statements were mailed on May 1 to all Alliance members. The statement includes the option to donate funds to assist in sponsoring the spouses/life partners of fellows-in-training to enable them to attend the meeting at no charge.

It is with a heavy heart I inform you of the loss of Ruth Fenton, an Alliance member for many years.

As always, please feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns at Send any written suggestions to my attention at ACAAI, 85 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.

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