Yet, I find it important as ever to celebrate important successes and strides.
Your MSLA Board worked hard during the school year on responding to challenges through informational events that gathered us together. The board will be hard at work over the summer, too, this time with an internal focus. We are implementing new Membership Management software, Wild Apricot. Initially, Wild Apricot will take the place of CVent for registrations and credit card processing. Down the line, Wild Apricot will allow MSLA members to reach each other online in new and exciting collaborative ways. We look forward to an in-person conference in the Spring of 2023 (with our fingers crossed), are evaluating our awards processes, and are also working on a new five year strategic plan, slated to begin in 2023.
Planning the next five years requires ideas, rethinking, and proactivity; it is about starting new initiatives from the ground up. When one adds the endless news cycle that is always in the background of our initiatives and challenges, I am suddenly not at a loss for words. The word is “daunting,” but an exciting opportunity at the same time. MSLA members who volunteer on boards and programs know the work we do is essential. Many hands make light work. Now is a perfect time to become involved with MSLA if you’ve never been before. Come join us! If you have any questions about becoming more involved with MSLA, you can reach me at email@example.com.
Enjoy the summer - rest, relax, and rejuvenate and know that you have much to look forward to next year!