President’s Corner | April 2018

“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

Have you ever helped judge another chapter’s awards? It’s an amazing opportunity to learn…not only about new and different strategies and creative concepts but also about how to write a better entry of your own. If someone else’s entry stands out during your judging process, you can absorb valuable information on how to answer the more complicated questions and score more points.

This year we have a reciprocal judging arrangement with the chapter in Hawaii. While the judging will be virtual and does not include an all-expenses-paid field trip (I wish!), we need chapter members to sign up to help. They are estimating 170+ entries, and we will be getting them in May. The more members we can get to sign up, the less each person will need to complete. Speaking from experience, having an overwhelming number of entries to judge is difficult at best.

As I’ve been saying since December, we need to work together to become a better organization.

This is one of the ways members can get involved and be part of the chapter, even if they are unable to attend meetings or take on other responsibilities. Contact Diane Slaughter, Aly Goodwin Gregg or me for more information.

Our next meeting will be a professional development seminar at the Diane Slaughter Lab at West Virginia State University. Following the year’s “Back to Basics” theme, we will be covering topics that can serve as refreshers for professionals of all skill levels. I hope to see you April 18!