It's hard to believe how fast this year has gone by, but the FAHU Board of Directors will meet this week to elect your 2018-2019 Board. This year has been very rewarding for me and it has been an absolute honor to serve as your President. There is no way that I can mention everything or everyone who was a part of all the good things that occurred this year, but I would be remiss if I did not highlight a few.
First, Pam Giles has done an outstanding job as Communications Chair. Her efforts have allowed us to keep in touch and share local and State events on a very regular basis. She has surly set the tone for those who follow. As has her husband, Keith Giles, who has served as our Membership Chair. Keith managed to bring our membership message to every Chapter through personal visits. Thank you for your dedication.
Susan Ritter accepted the brand new responsibility of chairing our first Medicare Summit. An outstanding program that will hopefully become an annual event. Well done! Marilyn Stenger and her committee, in spite of a hurricane, managed to pull off another great Symposium. We're looking forward to this years' program, September 12-14 back at the beautiful PGA Resort in Palm Beach Gardens.
A successful "Day on the Hill" and "Capitol Conference" were also a part of the year. Thanks to Legislative Chair Carol Taylor and Vice Chair Ashley Kapostins for all of your efforts.
Michael Teller has served another great year as our Education Chair and keeper of the FAHU School. If he's not careful, this may become a job for life!
Media Relations Chairperson, Claire Teller brought life to this year by leading us into the "age of social media". Great job, Claire! Thanks to Wayne Sakamoto for continuing to bring us interesting and informative articles through postings on our Facebook page.
I cannot omit our "mainstay" of the operation. Dave Sherrill, as always, continues to keep everything under control and hopefully under budget. I am very happy that we renewed his contract for the next 3 years.
Last, but not least, President-Elect, Artie Hoffman has been my number one go to guy. He has been there for us every time, and I'm sure he will do an outstanding job in the coming year.
To all of you who I did not mention by name, including Chapter Presidents, you are all integral parts of this Association and we cannot function without you. Thank you everyone for all that you do!
Best Personal Regards,