We had a lovely RMSBA Christmas party at Wendy's place (thank you for your hospitality, Wendy), and the elections (informal, but valid) produced the following results:
Exhibit chair Vanessa MartinMembership: Sharon Garrett (who continues to head up RARE, thank you Sharon)
President Heidi Snyder
Program chair Carol Ferguson
Secretary Julie Terry
Treasurer Vicky MacWilliam
Vicky will retire from her position the end of 2014, but would happily mentor anyone who is inclined to fill the treasurer's position for 2015. She assures me it's all very doable and if you have any questions please direct them to Vicky MacWilliam at her email. At this point you would have a whole year to ease into the position with Vicky's constant assistance - a very valuable help.
Thank you to all who filled a board position - RMSBA is what its members make it.
Dorothy DePaulo finished her 2-year term as (wonderful!) president and RMSBA owes her a renewed sense of purpose and vigor. It will be extremely difficult to fill her shoes, but with your help I am willing to try.
2014 promises to be a big year for RMSBA with hosting ABSA's annual convention the middle of October for which the planning is well on its way. Also well on its way are the planning and preparation for RARE II, to debut at TWE February of 2015.
So far we have one specific date for you to put on your calendar: January 8.
On January 8, at 1 PM, in the Denver Botanic Gardens café, we will meet to put together the RMSBA program for 2014. While email is a great tool, it cannot replace the synergy of a group of brainstorming creative minds, so I encourage you to join us for 40-50 minutes. With enough participants a lot can be accomplished in a short amount of time. If you have any suggestions or input please contact our program chair Carol Ferguson at her email.
That is it for now, and I am looking forward to an exciting and 2014.
All the best