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President's Message

President's Message

Author: Communications Committee/Tuesday, August 6, 2019/Categories: General

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Hello everyone!

Happy New Year!

I know … it isn’t January and I certainly don’t want to rush the cold and snow, but we are starting our new year with New York State Women and it’s a time to start fresh! It’s a time to make plans, to set goals and resolutions, … a time to get moving!

What do you want to do with your membership to NYSWI this year? Do you want to get more involved on a Region or State level? Do you want to build up your Local Chapter with exciting programming that will attract new members and retain your existing members? Do you want to participate in the PPD program (Personal and Professional Development) or bring it to your Chapter? Do you want to learn more about CDO (Career Development Opportunities) or GLEF (Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund)? (Information on both CDO and GLEF is available on the website under “Programs”.)

What do you want to do? Now’s the time to make plans! Now’s the time to get organized. Now’s the time to ask for assistance from your Region and State leadership. We are here to help and we WANT to help!

My motto for the year is “Membership Matters” and I strongly want to promote development, nurturing, mentoring, and fun! There are a limited number of hours in a day and what you choose to do and join and get involved with is a choice. We hope that you choose to be with us!

We are having monthly (and optional) conference / web calls via Zoom. It’s a great way to connect from the comfort of your couch. Information is in the Communicator. Please join us!

Please also connect with us on Facebook. You can find a listing of all of the local chapter Facebook pages on our website (under News). Follow the pages, connect and comment, and share what you are doing on your page. Tag people. It’s a great way to get the word out about what we do and to promote members and interest in the community.

Our Fall Board meeting is coming up and you're in for a treat! Join Region 8 and spend the weekend of October 11-12, 2019 at the luxurious Harbor Hotel on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York.  We are offering an affordable weekend to relax, unwind, enjoy fabulous food and scenery, meet up with friends and visit great attractions such as the National Comedy Center in Jamestown.  Curious about the governance of our organization? Want to become involved?  Your registration fee includes informative workshops and admission to the Board of Directors Meeting. Room charges and meals are separate. Friday night mixer will be a "Taste of Eight" buffet, one-price vouchers available for a leisurely Saturday breakfast and mid-day, the Chautauqua Favorites hot luncheon buffet will be on the menu. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy the autumn scenery at these lovely surroundings. A registration form is included in this issue and will also be available on our website.

I’m very excited for our year together and am looking forward to connecting! If you need anything, please let me know! Email me at [email protected]

Take care and remember ... Membership Matters!

Robin

 
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