Fall 2015 KAHCE Newsletter – President’s Message
It is unbelievable that we are nearly to the end of 2015. The weeks and months fly by so fast it is hard to believe we are already to Christmas shopping season. I thought we were watching baseball just last week!
As I finish my term as President, I reflect on the contribution of so many of our members to continue moving our chapter forward. In December 2014, the Chapter Board of Directors attended a planning retreat to establish goals and objectives for this year. Follow this LINK to read the plan document including a summary of accomplishments. Our 2015 retreat is scheduled for December 9; I encourage anyone with ideas for our committees to email me with your input at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most important activities of the chapter, according to member surveys, are local education programing and opportunities to network with peers. In both areas the chapter had exceptional leadership under Patricia Sanders-Hall and the education committee, as well as David Fleming of the KCLPC and Monica McCarthy who led our student and early careerist committee.
We have also had great support from Melissa Hungerford as our Treasurer, keeping the board (and me) in line with our budget. And Judy Corzine and her committee continue to provide quality newsletter publications and spearheaded an upgrade in our website this year.
Finally, I would like to thank Susan Cunningham of KHA who provides support to the board and organizes many of our activities. Susan is an invaluable member of our team who deserves a lot of credit for the success of the chapter. I will miss working with her as President.
Patricia Sanders-Hall will assume the Presidency in January. Rest assured, our Chapter will be in very capable hands under her leadership. Once more, thank you to all the members who served on our committees, volunteered during events, spoke on our panels and participated in any way. I hope all of you will continue to attend and volunteer as we work toward even greater accomplishments in the future.