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November 6, 2018

Baby Jeffries Arrives

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Astrid Hope Jeffries was born on Saturday, October 6, at 7:56 a.m. (Click to enlarge photo.)

The RCI family is growing! Alec Jeffries, director of membership programs, and his wife Kirsten celebrated the birth of their daughter Astrid Hope Jeffries on Saturday, October 6th at 7:56 a.m. In fact, Kirsten went into labor early Friday morning during the second day of the 14th annual RCI Leadership Workshop in Raleigh. Luckily, Alec had done his presentation on Thursday afternoon! Miss Astrid arrived healthy, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz., and measuring 21.5 inches long. Mama-bear is also health and happy. Both parents are over the moon with their sweet baby girl. Astrid loves outdoor walks and story time. The name Astrid [ah-strid] is derived from Scandinavian heritage, meaning godly strength. “We look forward to introducing her to the extended RCI family,” said Alec. “Big thank you to everyone for all the love and support.”

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Astrid arrived healthy, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measuring 21.5 inches long.
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Director of Membership Programs Alec Jeffries, with daughter Astrid and wife Kirsten enjoying a family walk.


Cunningham Moves On

Rebecca Cunningham, RCI’s former Director of Educational Services.

It is with very mixed feelings that we announce that Director of Educational Services Rebecca Cunningham, RA, LEED AP, is moving on from RCI, Inc. She will be lacing back up her work boots as a commercial architect for the State of North Carolina, working on civic buildings.

Rebecca joined RCI in March of 2010, the week before that year’s convention. She has been instrumental in the growth of RCI’s educational offerings through her diligence in keeping up with the industry and listening to the membership as their educational needs and wants have changed and expanded over the years. She has overseen the development of all RCI education taught at both the national and chapter level. She also oversaw the taskforce that develops the classes and worked with subject matter experts to develop classes and publications over the years. We will miss her but wish her happiness in her new endeavor.

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