It seems appropriate we send out my final column on Giving Day. I hope you were able to join – even if only in a kind word. These are challenging times and every organization and business could use some help. Reach out, if you can, and contribute, buy, or just spread a good word.
This has been a trying year. I hope we have taken the time to reflect – reflect on our own circumstance, on our behaviors, and on our goals. We can change or tweak going forward. We can reach out with a helping hand, instead of a foul mouth. We can be the first to praise, rather than denigrate. We can help our community and its people become stronger. It is in OUR power to do this. I recognize it is not always easy – you can walk into a meeting for a charity and people are bullying in there! I know it's unbelievable, but they do.
The time has come to move on after many years of leading the Chamber. I have enjoyed it, but it is time to pass that baton. Listed below are your new officers:
President: Kris Soenen
Vice President: Tim Dowsett
Secretary: June Nemeth
Treasurer: Mandy Wallace
I will remain on the board, for support. Please support them! And a great way to do this is to volunteer! Start by being an Ambassador. Less commitment, and all of the fun!
Speak to one of the officers to determine what you would like to do!
I am not going to list all of the things we have accomplished over the last 7 years. But I am most proud of our website, and our Buy One Get One Gift Card Program. I love the ambassador program, it's a wonderful way to dip your toes into volunteering. Try it out!
Thank you for being a member! And thank you for your support. I treasure all of you!