President’s Letter June Newsletter

President’s Letter June Newsletter

The beginning of summer is the time I most look forward to every year.  I love the Texas heat, picnics, popsicles, anything involving water, and most of all the opportunity to slow down and take a deep breath.  When school gets out and the schedule tends to relax a bit around our house, I’m able to refocus on what’s going on in my world.  This year has been no exception.  The first half of 2017 was full of change, growth, and just plain busyness.  I looked forward to our family vacation even more than normal just to get a chance to slow down and re-evaluate where I am and where I’m going.

If you were able to join us at the June meeting, thanks for being there!  Our speaker reminded me that we have to focus on ourselves, our teams, and our community in order to continue growing, every day.  We are fortunate to have the educational and networking opportunities to give us those tools and resources to stretch our limits and not remain stagnant.  NACE Experience also offers us those opportunities. If you’re still on the fence, please join us!  Otherwise we can’t wait to see you all in Houston.

Just a few reminders – then I’ll let you get back to enjoying your summer!  Don’t forget to join us for our July Happy Hour on July 12, 2017 at AFR Event Furnishings for some good natured competition and fun.  NACE Experience is July 15th– 19th in Houston and our regularly scheduled education meetings resume in in August on the first Wednesday of the month.  When we resume in the fall we’ll start focusing on rising leadership for the next NACE DFW Board.  If you have thought of taking your membership to the next level, I encourage you to get more involved and consider serving the chapter as a future board member.  If you are interested or have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!

Have fun and stay safe –

Leigh E. Tidwell, CSEP