As I start my term as the new President for MABA, I want to thank Lisa Schroeder for the great leadership that she provided in 2015. There were many challenges that she had to navigate through and the organization is stronger because of her efforts. I hope to provide the same energy and focus that Lisa did.
I also want to thank the board members that I served with last year. We accomplished so many things to move the organization forward and to ensure that it continues to grow.
Thank you to all who help with setup, help with social media, serve on committees, volunteer for events, and come to the meetings. They say that many hands make the work light and this is so true and evident at MABA.
Now, as I look forward to 2016, I am excited with all of the plans, energy, and ideas that are being generated. I am excited to start implementing some of the ideas that you provided in the strategic planning surveys that went out in December. These ideas will impact MABA in many ways and will define the organization and what its mission is for many years to come.