It's been a few weeks and we're still getting kudos and compliments about the Medicare Summit. Everything from the content, to the food, to the overall atmosphere; and best of all we attracted 17 new members. This was truly a "team effort", led by Summit Chair Susan Ritter; Pam Giles, Programming; Claire Teller, Marketing and Michael Teller, CE's; but this would not have been at all possible without our "utility volunteers", those who took on all the additional chores; Bob Wool, Artie Hoffman, Judy Vobroucek, Vanessa Parker, Cheryl Bornemann, Debbie Hediger, Holly Thomas, Steve Blackford, Michele Malooley and Dave Sherrill. Thank you!
May should be a quiet month. Planning and marketing is underway for our September Symposium. Once again, we will be at the beautiful PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. This year we scheduled it early enough to avoid the heavy fourth quarter busy season, so I hope to see many of you there.
We have three major meetings in June. The first weekend will find many of us in New Orleans for the Region 5 & 6 Leadership Conference
. The last time the two regions joined together, it was a great meeting. I urge anyone who can, to attend, especially Chapter leadership. You'll make new friends, exchange ideas and have a great time in a great city. On June 8ththe FAHU Board will meet for the final meeting of this term. Most important on the agenda is the Election of Officers. Nominations are still open for all elected positions; Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President and President Elect. As always, all members are invited and welcome to attend. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
for details and to let us know if you'll be there. Following the Board meeting, President Elect, Artie Hoffman will conduct the 2018-2019 FAHU Strategic Planning meeting. Again, this meeting is open to all members who wish to attend.
The end of June signals the NAHU Annual Convention
, in Kansas City. This year, as President, I have the honor of leading our delegation as we cast votes to help govern our national organization. Florida has one of the largest voting blocks in the country. If you really want to have a voice, plan to attend. Your input is what drives this Association. Let us know, so that we can designate you as a delegate.
To close, it is my pleasure to tell you all that Dave Sherrill, our long time Executive Director has agreed to another three-year contract which I have just signed on behalf of the FAHU Board. Thanks Dave!