Thank you all for passing the budget and electing our officers. We will continue on with getting the work of the North West District completed within the next month. I want to congratulate the new officers of our North West District and just say a few words about these outstanding ladies. This is such a strong and committed group of women and they deserve some recognition. I will look forward to their installation in June. I hope you will all take a moment to send them your words of gratitude and encouragement.
To Cimi Douglass, President-elect, you are one of the hardest working, most dedicated members that I know. You give generously in all that you do and you do a lot. The Federation, the State and the District are blessed to have you as our President. We know you will bring us to great heights.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
To Julie Bates, First Vice President-elect. You are always there with you smiling face and your incredible talents. You go above and beyond and inspire others to be their best. Your creativity and innovation in everything you do makes everyone want to be with you. Who else could get us all in a dragon boat!
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
To Maria Barnhart, Second Vice President-elect. As President of your club you showed great commitment and passion. Your leadership was so successful because you not only truly cared about your members but you inspired them to succeed to the highest levels. And succeed they did!
Leaders create a vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion
To Sharon Cannon, Recording Secretary-elect. You are very resilient and have such a positive attitude. I have watched you rally your club members to focus on solutions instead of problems. You have done this with humor and with grace. You set a wonderful example for others to follow.
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”
To Brenda Worley, Treasurer-elect. You don’t mess around! You communicate clearly and effectively and make responsible decisions. When your members succeed you are there to congratulate them and when they struggle you are there to help them.
“Great leaders communicate and great communicators lead.”
The combined strengths and leadership qualities of these ladies will bring great success to the North West District.