President’s Message (Trux Dole)
General Update: Second quarter was a busy on all fronts: Memorial Day at Tennessee pass – partner meetings – new partner proposals – Resource Center challenge grant – updating contracts – uncovering further administrative cost reductions and financial operations improvements – defining budgets for the teams BEFORE the annual meeting – improving coordination with National and Descendants – fielding grants and scholarship applications – initial preparations for annual meeting. You should be proud of the dedication and diligence of your foundation executive committee, administrative director and team leads.
A reminder that the Executive Committee decided to shift this year’s annual meeting to Labor Day weekend, both to give the teams more time to finalize budgets against requests and to align with the National Association reunion at Breckenridge.
There’s plenty more to do, including updating our website and collateral materials, improving chapter level communications and enlisting the help of some volunteers. (yes, we’d love your participation!)