AESA Affinity Groups engage and serve all members. These have been growing and becoming more and more successful.

In February, we began beta-testing the new online community software - or platform - that will make connecting even easier. The first phase involves members of the current Affinity Groups.

The community platform will provide one online space for all Affinity Groups to discuss issues, store resources, and engage with each other. While each Affinity Group will have its own private space, the system will be home to all groups. And, since all Affinity Groups will use this one platform, we hope it will be easier for members to belong to as many Affinity Groups as interest them. It will also feature a calendar of events so that members can view special events in other groups too.

Right now, Affinity Group Leaders are reaching out to their existing members to ask them to join their group in this new space. So to all of you - go ahead - get connected!

And to all: Welcome to the next generation of AESA!