As I sit at my computer writing my last Connect article as your President, I am a little saddened. This experience has been a whirlwind and I have enjoyed serving you and representing the Richmond Chapter this year. Even though this year has flown by, we have many accomplishments that celebrate our focus on "Connections." First, the Richmond Chapter installed five new firms (Auxano Enterprises, Haley Buick GMC, Richmond Raiders, T.A.C. Solutions) and finally Girl Scouts of America at this month's meeting. We also welcomed a 3rd representative with the Virginia Credit Union.
It is hard to believe that September has arrived and summer is now officially over. Fall is fast approaching and our board year is almost over. I want to let everyone know that our meeting this month will focus on LCAM and the proposed By-law changes and Operating Budget to be voted on in a couple of weeks. Please plan on attending the membership meeting as we need your guidance in how you would like us to vote as a chapter. Your insight and opinions are important to the future success of our organization and chapter.
Wow, what a great ASIST night we had last month! It never fails that there is not a dry eye in the house when we hear the great personal stories of how our winners have overcome adversity in continuing to work towards obtaining their degrees. I was truly inspired by each and every one of them.
Summer has finally arrived! I know this because my air conditioner is on full blast and school is about to end for the year. With that in mind, last month we were so fortunate to have the opportunity to help further the dreams of three deserving high school seniors in their quest to attend college in the fall.
Well our new board is in place and we are off to another great year. I want to take this opportunity to share with you my vision for the Richmond Chapter in 2013. This year Corporate has charged us with becoming a Chapter of Excellence.
This is my final letter to you as President and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during this past year. This year has been a time for growth, both professionally and personally, and a time to cultivate relationships that will last a lifetime.