From the Desk of the President
Dear IAP Members,
I would like to inform you of a change in leadership. Erica Hanson has stepped down as President of IAP due to personal reasons. The IAP Board has accepted this resignation with reluctance and understanding. Erica has done a remarkable job while being President and while the Board understands her need to step down, we will miss her leadership.
What does that mean for IAP and its membership? The bylaws state the the President-Elect becomes the President for the remainder of the current term and then completes their term as president next year to fulfill their role.
With that being said, HELLO! My name is Donna Miller and I am happy to serve you, the members of Illinois Administrative Professionals. I work with a great group of individuals on the board and the various committees who have awesome ideas to move this organization forward.
What do I need from you as IAP members? I would like encourage more individuals to get involved in this organization, especially on one of the committees. Our organization is only as strong as its members! In the coming months, we will be sharing information about available committees where members can serve, even with no prior experience needed. I would love to put your talents to good use and you can put your committee work on your resume. By becoming involved in the organization through committee work, you also grow your network and become acquainted with more people across campus. Who knows, you may open the door to your next career opportunity by being involved on one of our committees. It has happened before!
If you have not guessed by now, I am a big fan of COMMUNICATION; I like to know who you are and what you do. You can ask anyone I work with I am very social; that is my strength and weakness. I come into a new position or location I want to know everything about it and LEARN. I ask a lot of questions, I am not questioning your authority or your ability; I am learning from you. So on with the news....
At this month's luncheon, our Philanthropy Committee will showcase some businesses in town who help others in our community and they will tell you, what you as individuals can do, for them. In March, our Programs and Events are working on personal development in 'How To Write A Cover Letter and Resume'. This month, our Fundraising team has an event on Tuesday, February 25 at Texas Roadhouse; please see information below and pick up a flyer at the luncheon.
Sunday is going to be an eventful day with the celebration of Groundhog's Day and the Superbowl. Too bad we won't see Phil at half time. No matter what the groundhog says we will have six weeks until spring and baseball season. Happy Groundhog's Day!