Message from the President July 2021

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening to all.

    I trust this brief letter finds everyone well; these are different times for sure. For anyone who may not know me, I am Paul Thurber, and I will be serving as President for the next couple years. Thanks to everyone for the vote of confidence and in advance for their participation, input, feedback, and support. Like the continuous improvement model has demonstrated, we will need communication, execution, and feedback in order to excel. My commitment to this Chapter will be to communicate often in hopes to rebuild our exciting and effective pre-covid program. I would be remiss if I didn’t take a minute to offer words of genuine gratitude to our previous President and to the Officers for a job well done. There certainly was not a pandemic preparedness plan waiting for us at the start of 2019 to lead us through all the globally changing parameters.  With that said, a big THANKS to Matt, Tom, Allyn, and Kurt, just to name a few. Because of your efforts, our Chapter is in an excellent position for growth and prosperity.

   Today is a new day and we have an amazing association in the ASSP that is in existance to support its members. We have countless opportunities to network, learn, improve, engage, and fellowship in our future.  In fact, as Timbuk 3 has said, “our future’s so bright, we’ve gotta wear shades”.

   Remember, our association with the ASSP is a little like church. We get out of it in proportion to what we put in. My challenge to us (me included) is to be faithful, committed, engaged, supportive, and most of all – in attendance for the upcoming year(s). Virtual meetings have been good in sustaining our effort; however, the previous mentioned growth comes from our live synergies.

   Have a great day, week, and remaining month. Lets be safe on purpose and make our efforts at home and work intentionally safe.

   Take care and please stay well. We’re in this together; thanks for reading. – Paul