Wow-what a great start to 2017! As I reflect on the first six months of my term as president of MPI St. Louis, one message seems to resonate-involvement! IT has been so refreshing to see so many new faces at our events and playing an active role in our committees. However, I hear time and again, from our members that they want to be involved. I challenge each of you, as members, to give an hour a month to MPI St. Louis. The reward for being involved extends beyond the chapter. The personal and professional growth experienced from being a part of something larger is immeasurable. Being involved as a committee member provides us with the opportunity to grow as a leader and as an active, vital member of the meetings community. As we move into the spring and summer, I ask each member to get involved. Whether it is an hour a month writing thank you notes as part of our membership team, being a part of the communications team building our social media, planning our special event fundraisers, or playing a role in planning our monthly education programs, there is a space and right fit for each and every one of us. MPI St. Louis builds it strength from our membership and we are fortunate to have the best members in the area.
As always, I want each of you to be involved in keeping our chapter strong and be a part of TEAM MPI St. Louis. If you want to talk in more detail about how to get more involved, please reach out to any board member or contact me. My door, as they say, is always open whether via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via phone at (314) 220-7389.
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