Well, our spring DKG state convention has come and gone. Wow! What a wonderful experience I have had serving as your state president! I am so very happy that so many members were able to attend. The convention moved along seamlessly and I hope that the schedule of events gave you all ample time to enjoy exploring downtown Spokane, to network with others, to grow both personally & professionally by attending diverse workshops, to listen thoughtfully to our guest speakers, and to learn from our panel of distinguished guests, as they shared the seriousness of dealing with mental health challenges that face children, teachers and members of the community. I especially want to thank you for participating in my state unity projects. You truly made a difference in the lives of women and children in need!
I am very proud of all the Area 8 hostesses for the hard work, organization, the beautiful table decorations for each meal and the yummy spread of goodies & beverages that everyone enjoyed in the hospitality room. I loved the cute DKG heart hostess shirts!!!
Of course, being able to relax in the beautiful Doubletree Hotel accommodations was a real plus, don't you think? The entire well-trained staff worked diligently and very professionally to provide us a wonderful convention experience!
As you remember, during the General Session, all proposed amendments to our By Laws and Standing Rules were passed. Thank you all for representing your chapter with your important vote! Democracy in action!
Together, during my biennium, we made excellent strides in making important organizational changes to help us remain fiscally sound. We focused on providing professional and relevant programs, inviting young prospective members to understand the benefits of membership, and encouraging one another to lead from the heart!
Now, I am excited to welcome in and work closely with our incoming 2019 - 2021 state officers and personnel. This terrific group of state leaders are committed to continue leading our professional organization to the next level. Please provide them the excellent support and words of encouragement you have given me and our outgoing officers & personnel. If you are interested in serving on a state committee, please let State President-elect Susan Fritts know as soon as possible. And if you are asked to serve in some way, I hope that you will consider doing so.
Thank you from my little DKG Heart...I look forward to seeing you again at Fall Board in Yakima! This time serving as your Immediate Past State President.