A Message from Your Board Chair
Lake Norman Community Health Clinic
We are on the way to your clinic! Your board of directors have been meeting over the past six months discussing WHO we are, WHAT is our purpose, and HOW do we engage our membership and funders to explore new efficiencies, collaborations and support that will increase our return on investment to all our donors while branding us in a manner that shows strength and confidence in the safety net market.
Wow, that is a mouthful! We are excited and we hope you will be too. In the next few weeks, expect a call from a board member to set up a meeting. We need your feedback! It is important for us to know what you want from this association. What are we doing well? Do you feel there is value in being a member? What could we be doing that would be a game changer for you? Because this plan is exciting and different, we need your feedback now to make sure your thoughts and needs are included in our plan.
This strategic plan will be presented at “The Summit” on April 30 and May 1. There is a lot to roll out and discuss. No more do we want you to say,” If you have seen one clinic, then you have seen one clinic”. Our plan will include a form of “Systemness”, along with a new vision, without you losing your own uniqueness. We need you more than ever. Free clinics are not just about providing access anymore. A lot is expected from us by funders. Let’s be in charge of our own destiny. So please, mark your calendars. We have made the cost very affordable for this meeting; $50 for the first person and $25 for any additional people that you would like to bring. We highly suggest that you bring a board member and a clinical staff person if possible.
Be ready! A board member will be in touch soon to meet with you. As for “The Summit”, come with an open mind and be prepared for a paradigm shift that will hopefully yield more services for your patients, support for your clinic, and an increased presence to our funders that we are a dominant leader in the safety net realm. As always, thank you for the work and passion that you give every day in serving those that need us the most!