Happy spring, fellow AZH members!
It is with much excitement that I write this letter and update for the first time as your President. I am truly honored to serve the membership and have been working with the board of directors on some very important initiatives for our organization—all based on feedback from you. Your voice matters and is the driving force for this organization!
Most of the board members were able to travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba back in February for the mid-year board meeting. These meeting are long but exciting and it is so much fun to be able to bring all of our passions together in order to strategize the upcoming imperatives for the organization. This year’s conference in Winnipeg is shaping up to be a truly robust program and memorable visit for us all. I can’t wait to see everyone in August! I registered—did you?
As the year shapes up for us all, a large focus is being placed on committees. Committees are the “bread and butter” of AZH and the most fun and effective way to get involved, be heard, affect change, and form meaningful professional ties among fellow members. We are working with committee chairs to update each committee’s mission statement and member roster. Each committee will also be assigned a board representative in order to facilitate communications.
Our website continues to be a focus as well. It is, after all, our primary representation and resource tool. The communications committee is working hard to keep the site up to date with information and get your expertise and knowledge in there. That info does not come out of thin air! We need YOU to do that. So start blogging, keep perusing the site, jump in on discussions, and PLEASE let us know what you want to see and read!
Lastly, a call for nominations was sent out to the membership at the beginning of April. Please give careful thought and consideration to your nominations and whether you think that your service as a board member is a good opportunity for you. Serving on the AZH board over the past three years has been an incredibly honorable and fun experience for me.
Corri Pfeiffenberger, AZH President