For those of you that don’t know…
About a month ago, the INETA Board of Directors for North America held an election and I was elected to be their next President. It is a pretty awesome thing for me on a number of levels. First I am completely honoured that the current board chose to nominate and elect me. It has been a great experience serving with them for the past year and a half. I have learned a lot and truly appreciated the opportunity I had to work with each of them. Secondly those who know me well understand how much I love working with the community and I truly cannot wait to spend the next two years working with the rest of the board to deliver some really awesome new services and programs to our members. The past couple of years have really been about INETA maturing as a large organization and redefining our processes so we can properly serve the fantastic community we represent. Moving forward I am looking forward to a much greater level of direct interaction and involvement with our members as we roll out new programs and activites.
It seems like only yesterday, I was just getting my feet wet trying to start up a small user group here in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Julie Lerman reached out to show me the way and pretty much launched me on my path. So I guess on some level, you all have her to blame.
The complete list of new board members was released in the April 2007 newsletter. To highlight, we will have two women serving as President (myself) and Vice President (Morgan Baker). Morgan was the one the recruited me into volunteering with the Community Activities division a few years back. We also have two Canadians (Rob Zelt – VP of Community Activities) on the board this time around. I really needed some support in that area as being the token Canadian was more than I could handle on my own.
Anyhow I know this update has been slow but its only because I have been busy behind the scenes ramping up for some of our existing and new projects. This includes some great things we will be doing at Tech Ed this year including the Birds of a Feather sessions, Community Leadership Summit and some other surprises. Stay tuned for more!