And so it begins, a new President, Executive Board and Committee Chairs of the Central Florida Chapter of the ALA. What might be different about this year and the ones to follow? Your 2019-2020 Board’s goal is not only to make this a fun, educational and exciting year, but also to ensure there is succession between this Board and the Boards that follow.

Which brings me to our theme this year – “Bridging the Gap” in the Chapter by …

  • Remembering our traditions while embracing new ideas;
  • Determining how a well-established member can help a new member and vice versa;
  • Effectively providing members with the resources of the Chapter as well as National; and most importantly,
  • Engaging every member from the ones who joined this year to the members who were here when the Chapter started.

The talent and resources in our own backyard are endless! Join me and the Board by renewing your passion with the Chapter and re-engaging with the members. I look forward to getting to know everyone better and doing my best to continue the impeccable tradition of excellent leaders who have preceded me. Please feel free to contact me with any ideas or suggestions that you think would improve the Chapter or just to chat. Here’s to 2019-2020 and Bridging the Gap!

Stephanie Donaldson

Upcoming Meeting

May 29


Recap of select ALA National Convention sessions



1st -    Cheryl Upchurch
4th -    Georgette Freid
15th -  Judy Ellis
22nd - Stacy Carroll
24th -   Amy Guy-Calandrino

9th -    Katie Shaw
11th -  Lori Turnage
12th -  Carla Farr
17th -  Christina Robinett
19th -  Marlene DeTour



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