November is here, bringing new beginnings and change. I hope you surround yourself with people and things that make you happy, nourish your soul, and help you successfully navigate the next few months. Be sure to register for NYPCMA’s Education Day (November 9 and 10)! Featuring inspiring speakers and sessions on resilience, reinvention, diversity and inclusion, and the future of the industry along with numerous networking opportunities and a celebration of your fellow members at the ACE Awards, Education Day 2020 is designed to provide the education, support, and community you look for in PCMA. We have a hardship registration rate for those who need it, and we are accepting donations to the hardship fund from those who are able (any amount is welcome).
Please join me in thanking our amazing volunteers who help sustain this chapter, create innovative and engaging events, and celebrate our members. If you saw a post on social media, attended an event, discovered a sponsor, contributed to a CSR initiative, received a message or call about your membership, received an award, or received this newsletter, that was all made possible through the efforts of our volunteers. I encourage you to volunteer at whatever level you can and help make this the chapter you want it to be.
This has been an interesting, challenging, and rewarding year to be president, and I am nearing the end of my term. Thank you, all, for your support, encouragement, and kind words as we navigated this crazy year. I hope you found value, community, and support here at NYPCMA, and I welcome any suggestions for ways to improve that experience for the future.
I look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Stay safe, stay connected, and stay engaged!
Fun Fact: My sister, Stephanie Courtney, portrays the character Flo on the Progressive Insurance commercials. If you enjoy her work, please join us on Education Day November 10 where I’ll be interviewing her about her experiences, her survival techniques for navigating the auditioning/interview process, and how to stay focused in a world of disruption. She’s awesome!