President’s Letter for May

President’s Letter for May

Summer is right around the corner and Experience is almost here!  If you were able to join us at the May meeting, we were excited to announce Scott Fisher as the Scholarship winner for Experience 2017.  Experience is a great opportunity to get away, mingle with your peers, and learn something new!  It’s also a great time to bond with your fellow NACE members across the country.  If you’ll be joining us this year, please let me know.  This is a super special year for us as it’s in our home state and we’re hoping to have a huge chapter turn out!  Join us!  

I love the onset of summer.  For me it means my schedule slows down a bit, kids slip into summer mode, and it’s not quite so busy at the office.  Time for vacations, get togethers, and some “me time” .  It’s also when I stop for a minute and see how my year’s progressing and if I need to redirect where I’m headed.  If you do this as well, I ask that you consider your plans for the fall!  How’s your NACE membership treating you? Are you ready to take the next step and get involved?  I mean really involved?  In the fall we will be doing a call for nominations for potential new board members.  If this is something you’ve ever considered, reach out – ask questions, see what’s involved.  We’d love to have you!  What makes our chapter strong and unique is the blend of individuals that give themselves and their time for the good of the chapter.   I’d love to see more people involved on the board level – let us know.

I hope to see each and every one of you at the June meeting and the July happy hour.  The Programs Co-Chairs, Molly and Jenna, along with Debbie Myers-Shock, the Education Chair, have worked tirelessly this year to put on some strong programs and education.  July is truly all about networking and having fun but they’ve got some great stuff planned!  Can’t wait to see you all –

 

Leigh E. Tidwell, CSEP