Welcome to December!
As we approach the last month of 2015, I want to thank the Board for their service during this past year. They lived with my foibles as I learned on-the-job, and they have done masterful work in supporting our chapter.
I want to express a special note of appreciation to those leaving the board. Valerie Pelan led our financial controls this past year as treasurer. Working behind the scenes, she updated all of our government filings and found us a CPA who specializes in nonprofit organizations. Marcia Zidle worked with our current and prospective alliance partners and, along with her team, provided new pro bono opportunities for our coaches. Kathleen Klaviter directed our membership efforts for the past two years and provided a welcoming face at virtually all get-togethers. Lisa Krishnan stepped in as our technology lead and laid the groundwork for our next website revision. I want to offer a great THANK YOU to Francesca Spinelli who is leaving the board after serving multiple terms and providing us her leadership through Programs, Prism, Chair, and past Chair. Without her calm support, things would have been much different.
The Chapter will benefit from the experience and commitment of our continuing Board members. Randy Fernandes will lead the board as President, bringing a breadth of Chapter board experience. He will be well supported by Jude Olson (President-Elect), Catherine Oleksiw, Erika Horton, and Laurel Rolls. I appreciate your work for the past year and know that Randy looks forward to working with you.
I look forward to seeing many of you at our Holiday get-together on December 10. It’s an opportunity to share glad tidings on a Thursday evening.
It’s been a pleasure to a part of the board and chapter in 2015. All my best wishes go to you and your loved ones for a sacred and joyous holiday season.
Neil Phillips PhD, PCC
ICF North Texas President