Monday, March 23, 2020
Letter from the AAHAM President:
Dear AAHAM Friends and Colleagues:
When I was elected as your President (it seems so long ago), I was excited about my vision of what my term would look like. As my first year as President is coming to an end, I have to admit, it was not at all like what I had imagined! Who would ever have thought we would experience a global pandemic that would change the course of how we live and do business?
I am so very thankful for all of the support I receive from you and our other members and proud of what we have accomplished during such challenging times. I know I’m not alone when I say I’m looking forward to 2021, and have hopes of meeting face-to-face sometime soon.
I reflect back with pride on when I started as the AAHAM Carolina Chapter President and worked my way up the ranks as a Committee Chair, then all of the way up the National Officer ladder to where I am today, National President. I am very grateful for my AAHAM membership, my certification and this wonderful network I am fortunate to be a part of. I am thankful for the leadership at both the National and Chapter level that continues to carry our industry forward.
I continue to be inspired by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt that “hope” is an important single word of encouragement that can carry us through these difficult times; in our country, at our work and in our home life. She said “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” I have hope and believe in the strength of AAHAM for our industry in 2021. You, along with your fellow members, are our motivation for continuing to nurture our community of current and future association leaders, that is why renewing your AAHAM membership is so vital.
Wishing you a joyous and safe holiday season with your family, work family and friends. Stay well, remain strong and cultivate kindness!
All my best,
Lori M. Sickelbaugh, CRCE