As I thought about my upcoming year as president of our chapter and what I wanted to achieve I wasn’t expecting a world pandemic. I wanted to continue to build bridges to embrace change. To provide valuable information and support so that we can continue to be leaders in our firms. I realize that change is hard and a lot of work, but it is an inevitable part of life and if we don’t embrace it and adapt we will be left behind.

In this difficult and surreal time I think it is important to continue to carry on and embrace our new normal for the time being. I think we need to provide consistency and accountability to our firms. We need to keep our standards high and continue communicating.  We need to embrace the cultures of our firms and try to have some fun. Lastly, we need to remember gratitude.

Within the chapter we are continuing to try and keep things normal. We had our first ever zoom board meeting. We are planning on having the April monthly meeting via zoom. An invitation will be sent soon. Know that as a board we are still committed to provide valuable educational opportunities and be there as support for all of our members.

We can weather this storm and will come out on the other side stronger for it.  Let’s all continue to build those bridges and embrace change.

I hope to see all of you in person soon but until then by zoom.

Stay Safe and Healthy.

Maureen McArdle

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