A lot of anniversaries fill our lives, they give us reason to pause and reflect.
Ten years ago a tragic storm hit our country, where were you when that was going down?
I was sitting on the lower deck of my brother's Lake Michigan cottage, feeling strong winds and watching powerful waves beat the shoreline. Even though I felt fairly powerless, I still pleaded to have New Orleans spared. I had recently met Past President Harrell Scarcello's parents there while at an ASID convention. Thankfully, her parents survived, unfortunately, over 1,800 people didn't, rebirth is still progressing.
This month we are celebrating 40 years of ASID, a society I have been part of since the late 70's. Back then I balked at my employer who wanted me to "take the test" to show our Clients I had a legitimate background in design. In '83 I earned Professional status and changed my name (I got married, ha). Six children later, I am glad I did both. I haven't agreed with some policy, certainly not the percentage of dues we get back to try to run a Chapter, however, I am happy I stayed in the game.
Some of my fondest "career" memories are when I experienced them with fellow ASID members. This is a big year to come together. We have lost a great fighter this term and I would like to acknowledge her, Linda Thomas, and some her legacy, including an special Award we give in her honor.
Let's come together
September 25, 2015.
Ann Sacks offers us a CEU and lunch.
The Michigan Design Center is opening up the Mid America Room on our behalf.
Industry Partners will share new information with us.
|My daughter and I this past year
We will share our accomplishments and our goals at our Annual Meeting
Celebrate with cupcakes and champagne (if I can pull that off)
That evening we will enjoy food and drink at The Whitney in their garden.
If you still have energy, some of us will go the Detroit Design Festival down the street.
Thank you all for a great year!