Sunday, December 4, 2011

St. Louis Publishers Association Board

Yesterday was the St. Louis Publishers Association (SLAP) transition meeting. It is a 6 hour event where the old board meets with the new board to brainstorm ideas for the new year and explain board responsibilities to new board members. My husband had graciously offered the meeting room at SWT Design for our meeting, which was great because we bring food along so we need a place that doesn't mind if we eat there. The down side for Jim was that he had to go there early with me to get coffee going and help me set up the room. Plus he had to come back at 3:00 for clean-up and to reset the alarm. But it was a great meeting space, and everyone was very appreciative that we could hold the meeting there.

I am not continuing on in the role of Communications Manager (i.e. newsletter editor) but instead decided that I would like to be the Membership Chairman. The position is currently held by Linda Austin, but she is going to be Treasurer next year. I like the idea of greeting members and guests at the door of each meeting, and getting to know more about who is attending our meetings and how they heard about us.

We have 4 new board members joining us for 2012, which is going to be great. I can already see that they have fresh ideas to bring to the table. Looking forward to seeing what we can do with the SLPA in 2012!

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