At our first Tucson dinner meeting of the year, the Board and I will discuss the vision and goals for 2016, solicit your feedback, and share some insight about how we developed our strategic plan. Please reserve the evening of Tuesday, 1/12 in Tucson for this event. The same presentation will be made in Sierra Vista in January on Wednesday, 1/20.
I’m pleased to announce that TEKSystems has agreed to become the Chapter’s first official Bronze sponsor. Thanks to Marcela Delgado and Lynett Westergard for their help in defining the Sponsorship Program, and TEKSystems for their support.
Also, thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Lugosi for volunteering to assume the role of Mimi’s Breakfast Meeting Coordinator. Elizabeth is a new member, and we appreciate how she has jumped into Chapter involvement. In addition, she will also give a talk at the Mimi’s Breakfast Meeting on 1/22 entitled, “Role of the 12-Point Maturity-Value-Success Metric in Achieving Corporate Success.” If you attend this event, please introduce yourself to her.
Now some requests of you!
- Board Openings
- Book Buzz Selection – Your Input Needed
- Tucson Dinner Meeting Location – Your Input Needed
First, our incoming Vice President of Membership has regretfully had to withdraw from the position due to an exciting job offer in Phoenix. Although I am ecstatic for him, I am sad for the Board and our Chapter. This means we have two positions open:
- Vice President of Membership
- Vice President of Programs
Second, for those who attended our Annual Holiday party on December 8th, you know there will be a new quarterly event scheduled in 2016, and that is Book Buzz. With input from membership, we will select a business book to read and discuss. For the March meeting, here are the three options:
- All Hands on Deck by Peter Boni
- Critical Knowledge Transfer by Dorothy Leonard, Walter Swap, and Gavin Barton
- Networking for Nerds by Alaina Levine
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your first, second, and third choices for Book Buzz. I’ll make the announcement of the selected book at the Tuesday Tucson dinner meeting on 1/12 and the Sierra Vista dinner meeting on 1/20.
Third, the Board is exploring new venues for the Tucson dinner meeting held on the second Tuesday of every month. We would like your input! Give us your suggestions for restaurant locations, but please know we need a place that has a separate area for us to meet that is reasonably quiet. (Think about the space at Old Pueblo Grille). Please send me an email if you have some ideas.
I hope to see all of you soon!