I was honored to be elected the new president of Chapter 392 at our February meeting. I'm both excited and a little apprehensive at the same time, but I am committed to do my very best on behalf of the chapter.
I want acknowledge Gary McAdams and Dudley Redhead for their contributions in the president’s job over the last year. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the “big dreams” that Gary made happen in his ten years as president. After Gary’s resignation, Dudley was diligent in his attention to detail and was able to provide stable leadership during a difficult time. I am very pleased that Gary and Dudley are still active members of the organization in their new roles – Gary on the BOD and Dudley as second VP.
In the short term, I will be focusing my efforts to make sure we take care of year-end tasks for the chapter such as our annual reports. I want to wrap this up ASAP so that we can move forward. In the long term, I see several areas where we can improve as a chapter, and I look forward to exploring these with the board of directors and the general membership.
I am looking forward to the challenge and opportunity to serve as your president, and I want each of you to know that I am here to serve you. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns as we move forward.
VVA Chapter 392 President