This has been a busy month for our members – including the election of our incoming board for 2021-2022. We are pleased members stepped up to take their new leadership journey to help our chapter grow, thrive and continue to inspire us. A slate will be presented at our May meeting. If you have any ideas you would like to present or share with the new board, please let us hear from you—this is your Chapter, and its continued growth and success only occur when our members participate and are active in its development. We will also be seeking members to spearhead and join one of our key committees. I hope you will ‘step up to the plate’.
A key area still to be resolved is whether we will hold another fundraiser before the end of this fiscal year (ending July). The other option is to take a bit more time and plan an event to raise funds for our continued educational opportunities for our members and potential scholarship recipients. Who is willing to lead this effort--perhaps doing it with another member as a co-lead makes the planning more fun!
I want to extend another huge THANK YOU to the six conference attendees who shared their key take ‘a ways’ by summarizing the seminars or key speakers with continued lessons learned! We received many compliments about the content of their presentations and ‘ah ha’ moments. We strongly encourage more members to participate in our nationally sponsored seminars, workshops, etc. It provides a huge opportunity to continue to grow and learn, and ‘you never know what you don’t know’!.
We have three more excellent topics and speakers planned before our year end. What better way to join in and invite others to enjoy the gift of ABWA.
Change frequently means building new foundations and establishing new habits--remember though, that it takes patience and the willingness NOT to always be perfect!
In ABWA Friendship,
2020-2021 Pathfinder President