November 2018 Newsletter
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Greetings Section Members-
For those of you who missed the section meeting, I have great news to announce, we have a Treasurer. Brett Ballavance of Wenck Associates has graciously accepted a role on the Duluth Section Board. Please join me in welcoming him.
However, we are still one person down. We have the Secretary position yet to fill. We have had a few parties that have shown interest but we have yet to get a commitment. Per my previous message and emails, we need a full board to function properly; please let any board member know if you or someone you know is interested.
Moving on, we are still in need of speakers for the year, the section meetings are a great opportunity for you to showcase yourself or your company. Please contact any of the board members if you are interested, or have an idea; we as a board are willing to do the leg work.
Looking forward this year, I would like to document my goals for the section this:,
- Fill the board, and set up the board to be full going forward.
- Utilize the past president group to inspire new leadership.
- Build upon our Past President’s (Tom DesMarais) goal of improving our "Community Service Events", "Public Services Project", and "Diversity and Inclusion"
- Strengthen the connection between the UMD Student Section and the membership.
I trust that I have your support in tackling these items. And if anyone is interested in sharing your thoughts, please contact me or best yet, come to a board meeting. I would like to thank our visitors to last board meeting. Your presence and commentary was much appreciated.
Lastly, please see page 5 of this newsletter for a much anticipated membership update. Thanks Tom Donofrio!
Duluth Section President