March President’s Letter: Involved with Success

March President’s Letter: Involved with Success

By: Leigh Tidwell

It’s hard to believe it’s already Spring and the first quarter of the year has vanished! 2016 has started off with a bang and looks to be an incredible year both for our chapter and the industry. We’ve had many new members come on board this first quarter, so keep an eye out for them at the next monthly meeting. New members bring new talents, new energy, and new opportunities! Step outside of your comfort zone and make it a priority to introduce yourself to those new faces. They are our future friends, co—workers, and committee members. This first quarter has brought a lot of travel to me and to many of you! I’ve had the pleasure to see many of you at The Special Event Show and Cater Source. This is amazing to me the amount of dynamic individuals and talent that are part of our DFW NACE family. We can bring these new experiences, education, and relationships home to strengthen our own chapter. Our Program’s Co-Chairs are always looking for new ideas and speakers. Get involved! As I look ahead into the next few months, there are a lot of exciting things beginning to happen. The Fundraiser will kick-off with lip sync sign ups, volunteer, and sponsorship opportunities! NACE Experience is in Fort Lauderdale this year, more information to follow on scholarship opportunities! Each chapter meeting will be packed with education and information that I’m sure you won’t want to miss. Our meetings have been selling out for over the last year, so make sure you set aside the first Wednesday of each month to be involved with your peers and friends. I’m looking forward to seeing you all in April and the brand new Westin Dallas!

-Leigh E. Tidwell, CSEP