A note from our President:
Thankfulness and Appreciation

We are busy people! We have constant demands on us every day, all day, and it’s hard some days just to read and handle our emails, much less take care of our responsibilities that must have our attention.

But we are coming up on the time of year when we stop and we reconnect with our Family & Friends. It is a beautiful time of year because of this reason.

We take time to think about the blessings we have in our lives and we share goodwill with our fellow man who many not have as much as they need.

I want to take this time to share my appreciation to those who share my profession and who have so graciously given of their time and talents to serve with me on this wonderful Board..

First I want to thank the Executive Board:
Michelle Gerena, our incoming President, who has started working towards forming the type of Board she envisions next year, laying the groundwork for new and exciting additions to our Chapter and all the while helping those in need in her home island of Puerto Rico. Her heart is big and her desire to be successful is strong. It’s going to be a great new year when she takes over as President.

Stephanie Donaldson has been a wonderful Treasurer. Keeping us on track and in-the-know on where we are with our income and our spending. She’s learned a lot with the new responsibility and next year, she’ll be running circles around us with all the great reporting she’ll be doing.

Dawn Betancourt has done such a good job as our Secretary. She’s been diligent in attending meetings to capture all the minutes so we have good records for those to come. She’s such a joy to be around and always asks the right questions to make sure everything is handled properly.

Sharon Owen has been an amazing mentor and guide as our Past President. A role she has earned and enjoyed this year. Her guidance to us all is valued and treasured. She has such a calm way of sharing a thought that makes everyone pause to ensure we’ve thought through what we need to do.

The rest of this amazing Board has each handled their responsibility beautifully. Those that have stepped out of the box and have brought new ideas to the Chapter, have blossomed and brought such great energy to our team. We appreciate you, Robin Neill – new website and many new functionalities to our way of using our website; Lisa Marcum – Digital Bulletin flashes and awesome fresh looks for our handouts and presentations; Lori Turnage for finding really great speakers with more in the wings and Debbie Witting for doing such a great job with our Newsletter ! Thank you to everyone else who is doing what we need done and keeping our wheels turning like clockwork. It takes us all doing a little to make a lot of great things happen for our Chapter.

My appreciation and thankfulness to you all as we finish up the year strong! Great work everyone.

Happiest of Holiday Wishes to all of our Chapter members and your Families, Friends and Loved Ones from your 2017 Board Members.

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Jan 24

Chapter Monthly Luncheon

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