January President's Letter

Mon, January 02, 2017 6:53 AM | Anonymous member

Hello ATD San Diego and Happy New Year!

As we say goodbye to 2016, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of those that helped to make 2016 such a great year at ATD.  We couldn’t have done it without the help of so many wonderful volunteers.  

We had an amazing and hard working Board of Directors. Thanks to Nancy McMonigal (Past President), Chis Campbell (Marketing Director) Carol Sheckler (Secretary), Elaine Hester (Technology Director), Claude Koehl (Programs Director), Amy Osback (Programs Director), Rebecca Everett (Programs Director), and Laurie Donnelly (CFO).  

Our chapter couldn’t function without our wonderful volunteers. This year we are honoring the following individuals:

Rookie of the year award goes to John Alexander. John jumped right in and is running our HPA events now.  He always has a smile and warm greeting for our attendees.  

President’s Choice award goes to Ray Valenzuela and Kevin Mayfield. One thing that they both have in common is their eagerness to do anything asked of them. A common phrase I use for both of them is “He is my rock.”  Ray has been handling our registration for events and is now our new Programs Co Director for 2017.  Kevin helps with finance, technology, and programs.  

Comeback Volunteer of the year award goes to Barbara Greenstein. Barbara has helped to keep our Technology SIG (Special Interest Group) going strong by facilitating some great sessions.  

Volunteer of the year award goes to Nancy Carroll. Nancy has been such a strong supporter of ATD, she has been volunteering for the chapter in many capacities for a number of years. She consistently brings along her energy and professional attitude to further our chapter efforts and membership! In September, she did a wonderful job with marketing and overall volunteering where needed, for the joint SHRM Workplace Strategies event. We are thrilled that she is our Marketing Director and look forward to seeing more of her creativity come to life!

Lastly, I would like to recognize our November and December volunteers of the month.  Chelsea Campbell  has been working on the programs committee and has been a great asset.  She has been assisting with registration and has some wonderful program ideas.  

For December, we are so grateful to the entire Mentor Protégé team. Thanks for another banner year:  Tino Bautista, Monica Braun Miller, Catherine Mattice, Genaro Torres, and Jacquie Uriel.  

We’ve got some great programs in the works for 2017.   I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the chapter events!

Annette Weinstein

Chapter President

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