NEW PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FROM AMY EGAN COOK
Monday, January 14, 2019
Dear Fellow Members and Business Partners:
Happy New Year! Hard to believe 2019 has already rolled in! I am truly filled with gratitude for the opportunity to serve the Boston Chapter ALA. I am excited to take this opportunity to reflect back on what a great year 2018 was for the Chapter.
I am proud to say the Boston Chapter continues to thrive and achieve its goal of delivering the best in member and business partner value. This past year was a very successful year. These achievements would not be possible without the hard work and perseverance of the Board of Directors and committee volunteers, all of whom have contributed their time, energy and knowledge to ensure we are providing the best possible programming.
Our highlights this past year include our growth in active membership; our well-attended Quarterly Events, a successful 2018 One Day Leadership Conference, Annual Golf Tournament and Casino Night, Silver Summer Cruise, Summer Workshop, CLM Study Group, topic specific and small firm roundtables, Coffee Connections, the Webinar Series, our strong support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville, and our backpack drive for Bridge over Troubled Waters.
Our achievements this past year would not be possible without the commitment and support of our business partners. Thank you! We look forward to continuing and growing our valuable partnership with you.
Thanks to those who have worked very hard to plan and execute our vision we have an informative and exciting lineup of speakers queued for 2019. Every year the Chapter’s programming gets better and better, and this year is no exception. A huge thank you goes to everyone involved in this endeavor.
I would also like to thank our Executive Director, Renee Russo, of McKenna Management, and her team for assisting the Board on critical tasks such as event management and registration, website updates and organizing Board meetings.
Our volunteer-driven organization is collectively stronger when we collaborate. The best way for you to help shape our future and make a difference is through your commitment to the Chapter. Increasing your level of engagement advances your skills, helps you gain new experiences and improves your leadership qualities. Increasing your own strength also makes us collectively stronger.
I look forward to seeing you at our March Quarterly Event featuring speaker Mel Robbins. Mel Robbins is the most booked female speaker in the world, a serial entrepreneur and a best-selling author. She’s also a CNN legal analyst and opinion columnist, a Dr. Oz Healthline Expert, a SUCCESS Magazine Contributing Editor, and one of the most popular TEDx speakers of all time. RSVP today!
Wishing you all the best in the New Year!
Amy Egan Cook
President – Boston Chapter, 2018-2019