October President's Letter

Tue, October 29, 2013 11:41 AM | Grace Judson

It's been a busy month for ASTD San Diego!

First, I want to offer a big round of applause and congratulations to our PEAK (Performance Excellence and Applied Knowledge) award finalists, Mission Federal Credit Union and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

I talked with some of the judges, and I know it was a tough decision between the two! And CONGRATULATIONS to Mission Federal Credit Union, the 2013 PEAK Winners.  

You can read more about both of their initiatives at our PEAK Awards page.

Second, another big round of applause and congratulations for our newly-elected 2014 Board members. Please join me in welcoming Carollyn Rock (Technology), Bryan Lubic (Marketing), Jacqueline Sirota (Programs), and Dawn Schultz (CFO) to the ASTD San Diego Board of Directors.  (And please join me in a sad farewell to our retiring Board members Carol Sheckler (Programs), Gabriela Alvarez (Professional Development), Gregg Fasbinder (Membership), and Constantine Bautista (CFO).)

We're nearly at the end of the year ... and we have some fabulous events still to come. Our annual Fundraiser is on November 20th this year, and will be at the San Diego Air & Space Museum - see below (or click here) for more details.  And our December event will be a Local Authors Round Table, at which you'll be able to meet San Diego authors and participate in round-table discussions with them about their books' topics. Click here for details and to register (authors will be added as we obtain their commitment to attend).

Last - but far from least - we have two exciting additions to our ASTD San Diego website.

The first is our new Resources Library, where you'll find information about past Chapter meetings, including links to resources provided by the speakers and the opportunity to share insights and hold conversations about the meeting topics. 

And secondly, for those who are Members, you'll see two new fields in your Member Profile:  "Ask me about" and "I'm interested in learning more about."  These fields give you the chance to make your areas of interest or specialty known to fellow Members, and also tell your fellow Members what you might be doing research on or be interested in knowing more about.  I encourage you to visit your Profile and update those fields - and do make sure that you set the permissions so that other Members can see what you've entered.  (Need help? Just email me!)

With that, I'll wish you a happy Hallowe'en! Enjoy! and I hope to see you at the November fundraiser.

Grace Judson
2013 Chapter President

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Volunteer of the Month: Bryan Lubic

The PEAK Awards are an important, signature event for ASTD San Diego, honoring the best of the best of our local organizations' Learning & Development initiatives.


It's important that we have a committee and a committee chair who have the commitment to make this event the success it deserves to be, and Bryan Lubic, as the 2013 PEAK Committee Chair this year, did exactly that.  Thank you, Bryan!

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Upcoming Events

November 14th: Human Performance Alliance Mastermind
Join members and guests of San Diego leadership organizations for an informal evening of conversation, networking, and masterminding.  Click here to learn more and register.

November 20th Chapter Meeting: Fundraiser for Wounded Warriors
Our annual Fundraiser benefits over 350 military heroes through the Career Development Services of the Wounded Warriors Battalion West.

Even if you can't attend, please consider donating an item or service to the silent auction - or sponsoring a military hero to attend the event.

Click here to learn more and register, donate, or sponsor a military hero.

December 11th Chapter Meeting: Local Authors Round Table
Come meet local authors, hear their ideas, and engage in discussions with them about their work.  And we'll also be celebrating this year's Mentors and Proteges - it's graduation time for the program! Click here to learn more and register.

December 12th: Human Peformance Alliance Mastermind
Join members and guests of San Diego leadership organizations for an informal evening of conversation, networking, and masterminding.  Click here to learn more and register.

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