Closing out a great year!
Whew! That’s my final word on 2014. Almost 12 months ago we embarked on a new year full of possibilities for our organization, and indeed the year has not failed to deliver. In addition to a great lineup of speakers and programs, we hit the pause button to give you, our members, an opportunity to weigh in on the future of the GOOD Network. Your participation and insight has been invaluable to the leadership team and has given us the fuel we need to reshape our team and committees to support an expanded membership experience that is now poised for the future.
As I depart my position as co-president, I must say how grateful I am to have been afforded the opportunity to serve such a dynamic and engaged membership! Your professional commitment to the OD community is inspiring and your enthusiasm for the meaningful work we do embodies the spirit of our GOOD Network organization. I look forward to serving on the advisory board in 2015 and seeing you all in our bi-monthly meetings.
Yes, Laura, it was a “whew” year! I am so excited about the coming years for GOOD, based on all of the great ideas and palpable energy from the members. Many thanks to Pat Brown for stepping back into the VP Programs role this year, and providing us with a terrific lineup of programs. Thanks also to Bill Fowler for stepping back into the VP Membership role for 2014. And to Kathryn, Michelle, Steve Humphries and Goodwill – thank you for your hospitality at the bi-monthly meetings. Carol Emmett kept her dual hat as Treasurer and Website manager even while vacationing overseas – what a commitment. And Erica, Steve, and Jerry – a pleasure serving with you and learning from your wise insight. Kristin – you rock as a recruiter. You all have done a LOT of work and Laura and I are so grateful.
What excites me most are all of you who have expressed an interest in being part of the GOOD leadership for 2015. So many of you volunteered, and there is no doubt in my mind that great things are ahead for GOOD next year.
I so appreciate the opportunity to serve as a co-President with Laura, and to work with this exceptional leadership team. Working with Vicki and Laura on the Large Group Intervention process was great, and the whole year has been a wonderful learning experience for me. It’s been a lot of fun as well.
On to 2015!