Hope you are all doing well and continuing to stay safe and healthy. Can you believe it’s already February 2021? Wasn’t it just yesterday when we bid good riddance to a dreadful 2020? Holy moly. Tempus Fugit indeed.
As much as 2021 is giving us renew hope and optimism, we are continuously being reminded, almost on a daily basis, of the many challenges (inequality, racism, bigotry, job loss) that are still out there. We here at NYPCMA do not and will not condone any form of hate or bias towards a person because of his/her race, gender, age, or sexual preferences. I talked about passion and compassion in my video message earlier. Those concepts are not just talking points. I strongly believe in them and live by them, and you will see those themes spread across the NYPCMA programs and initiatives throughout the year.
Our very first education event in 2021 is the Winter Program scheduled for March 10. The focus on the program will be on how to “Advance Your Professional Journey.” In addition, we will restart the chapter regularly scheduled social hour with the first one set for Wednesday, February 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Lastly, and most excitedly, I am so stoked about the BRAND NEW NYPCMA STORE where not only can you select from an amazing, and cool, selection of NYPCMA branded swags, but the proceeds from all sales will go towards supporting many of the chapter’s initiatives including scholarships. You can get more information about all of this simply by going to the NYPCMA website.
2021 has definitely been off to a great, and busy, start for NYPCMA. But we will have plenty more to share with you throughout the year. So please stay in touch and continue to check our website, read the newsletter, follow us on social media, or if you are old school like me, you can hit me up on email at (INSERT email address for NYPCMA president.)
Before I sign off this time, I want to send the loudest of shout outs to the most amazing and dedicated group of people on the NYPCMA Board of Directors. I am talking about Stacey Courtney, Caitlin Hume, Janene Machado, Marisa Blank, Vanessa Bass, Jacqueline Huang, John Teehan, and Matt Pizzimenti. Additionally I want to acknowledge the fantastic group of committee members whose hard work and commitment make it possible for NYPCMA to do all the things that it does. Lastly I want to sincerely thank Gayle Goldner, the outgoing chapter administrator, for all the work that she did or NYPCMA, and welcome Cindy Mercer, the incoming chapter administrator, who is already off and running.
Thank you for reading this super long message. I will try to keep it shorter next time. Maybe…
Onward and upward,